Working across a full range of financing institutions including Investment Funds, Banks, Private Equity & Venture Capitalists, Zinc can assist in the placement of Financial experts, either directly into these organisations or into their portfolio companies.
Additionally, we conduct evaluations of existing Board structures, advising on areas of potential skills gaps where appropriate, as well as Board due diligence studies ahead of significant transactions
We are a £2.5 bn growth capital investor, with 280 portfolio companies. I lead the Talent Network, which largely focuses on strengthening the Boards of our portfolio businesses.
We recently had the opportunity to work with Zinc, being a significant shareholder in their client company. Zinc conducted, what was in our view, a thorough and thoughtful search to find a successor to the Chair.
We would typically undertake these searches in-house, however given this is a publicly quoted business and in a very niche area we recommended appointing a search firm. We were not the main client in this instance, so speak only on behalf of ourselves, not the client. That said, we found Joe to be highly collaborative, very thoughtful through the briefing stage, and extremely thorough in mapping the landscape of potential candidates. We were impressed with how Zinc reported to the company, and to us, through the process; and obviously pleased they have successfully found a high calibre candidate.
We will certainly be considering Zinc for future Board level searches.