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Amsterdam  Paris
Copenhagen  Lisbon
Dubai  Singapore
Milan  Berlin

Hamden is an executive and direct search company operating to the highest of standards across the globe. We understand that the most impactful placements are made by building longstanding relationships with our clients and becoming an important business partner in specific market segments.

Our objective is to deliver our clients a significant return on investment when they choose to make a new appointment. We believe this can only be achieved by leveraging the networks of an experienced Associate who has been concentrating exclusively in your industry and location.

Our sectors

We operate across select market segments. The decision to develop specialist networks and search departments has encouraged a market understanding that produces an average annual placement rate of over 90% globally over the past decade. A figure that is unrivalled in our industry.

Direct search

Suitable for Director, Senior Management and specialist functions. Our extensive networks in this area allow us to quickly identify and assess the very best talent on a local, national and international scale.

Executive search

Hamden understands the importance of getting it right at the very top. Our Executive Search offers access to the industry leaders for C-Level and VP functions

Business Intelligence

Our mapping process offers a detailed snapshot of the market and can be tailored to a specific sector, industry, region or even competitor.

In my role as Head of Talent Acquisition for Nike Inc one of my biggest challenges is identifying the right external search partners. Overpromising and underdelivering is an unfortunate fact in our business. One search partner that I had the good fortune to identify, who does not fit the above description is Hamden Executive Search. Talent Acquisition Director
Asia Pacific
Once appointed as Chief HR Officer in 2016, my task was to make strategic appointments for the executive committee, including two C-level roles and a Supply Chain Director to accelerate the transformation of the business. We selected Hamden based on their ability to measure local talent in Switzerland against the top performers in their retail network across Europe.

Hamden’s ability to identify and attract talent at the top level is a product of their extensive networks, talent pipeline and understanding of department stores and the wider retail environment in Europe.
CHRO
Basel


Throughout the whole process we have been kept informed of progress, they have honoured all timescales and met every deadline. Hamden has been available on the phone to speak to as required and has spoken with us at every opportunity to answer our questions and to provide additional information. We found the service very personable and professional which also reassures us that Hamden will have provided the same courtesy and sensitivity to the candidates that they approached on our behalf.
We have no hesitation in recommending Hamden to other employers and we will speak with them again in the future as we continue to expand into Europe

HR Lead
United Kingdom
We have had the pleasure of cooperating with Hamden Executive Search on some of our most senior and specialist search assignments. Their extensive network in the Automotive Industry and their demonstrated success in attracting top performers to our organisation has made a significant impact across our business units.
I would recommend Hamden without hesitation, to deliver a substantial return on investment for future retained search campaigns.
HR Manager
Germany & Benelux
‘It has been a pleasure working with the team at Hamden on numerous senior vacancies across Europe and Asia. I am pleased to say that we were truly impressed with the timeframe, candidate accuracy and their consultative approach.’ HR Director (PA/HRM/PH)
It has been a pleasure to partner with the team at Hamden for our Digital Inks hiring requirement.
It was an extremely specific requirement & Hamden was successful in tapping the right talent in a good course of time. Hamden has a great screening ability & being a niche industry, the candidates that we saw were a great skill set match. We look forward to a continued working relationship with Hamden.”
I would recommend Hamden without hesitation, to deliver a substantial return on investment for future retained search campaigns.
Managing Director
As a new search partner, Hamden has delighted us by identifying and attracting top talent at the highest level. This is based on their extensive networks, talent pipeline and understanding of the chemical market.

It is evident that they are not only one of the few specialists in this market, but also a truly international enterprise.
HR Director
The partnership so far has delivered over 50 senior appointments across Europe, making a significant impact across all business units.
I recommend them without hesitation, to deliver a substantial return on intvestment for retained search campaigns.
Regional President EMEAI
We’ve noticed the benefits of using a boutique search firm.
There is a noticeable difference in the level of commitment, quality of service and overall placement rate. I would have no hesitation in partnering with Hamden, for Technical Senior positions, in the future and would highly recommend them.
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Italy
The partnership Hamden offers has been above and beyond the standard recruitment activities we’ve been used to; including the quality of service, speed and placement rate.
We have had the pleasure of working with the Chemical division on a number of occasions and have utilized their expertise and network within the industry for Senior Technical, Commercial and Corporate positions when they arise.
EHS Lead
United Kingdom
I’ve had the pleasure of cooperating with Hamden Executive Search since 2013.
The partnership so far has delivered over 50 senior appointments across Europe, making a significant impact across all business units.
I recommend them without hesitation, to deliver a substantial return on investment for retained search campaigns.
Regional Predisent EMEAI
We have found it a challenge to identify a search partner that has a true specialisation in the Chemical market and harder still to find a partner with a focus on Coatings. Hamden offers dedicated support in both and this is reflected in the relevancy of their shortlists and the quality of their candidates.
Whether it’s an executive, senior commercial, technical or corporate vacancy, I would have no hesitation in partnering with Hamden in the future and would highly recommend them.
Global Senior HR Business Partner
In my Global Management position within Alltech’s Animal Nutrition business a particular challenge was seeking a Regulatory Affairs Manager to look after our product registration and regulatory environment in India and the surrounding countries. Hamden team found us the right candidate, one who can meet the challenges of a changing regulatory and business environment in the territory. Director Regulatory Affairs EMEA The professional work of Hamden as well as their deep overview of the market with a global network was providing us a number of potential candidates which were fitting to our requirements. Even for highly skilled and specialized position Hamden could always provide us with a list of candidates from whom we could select the best fitting one. Director Operations & Finance I had the pleasure of collaborating with Hamden on multiple retained search assignments for the business unit Kapsch CarierCom – end to end telematics solutions.
We engaged them in the DACH, Benelux and UK+Ire and so far, Hamden maintains a 100% placement rate, delivering significant value on senior appointments as well as specialist and technical functions.
HR Manager
Frankfurt, Germany
Hamden came to our rescue. For the first time we had several candidates that were all realistic prospects for our roles. All the groundwork was done in the background, Hamden demonstrated that they followed a rigorous process, took all the hard work away from us and all we had to do was interview. HR Director When we have a vacancy that will directly impact the success of the business, for instance a specialist or a senior appointment, we partner with Hamden to utilise their industry network and ability to access high calibre candidates. So far, we have used Hamden for senior Technical/ Innovation searches but understand their expertise across the plastics industry is broad and will be confident that the success can be transferred into Commercial, Manufacturing and Corporate positions. Group HR Manager It has been a pleasure working with the team at Hamden on numerous senior vacancies across Europe and Asia. I am pleased to say that we were truly impressed with the timeframes, candidate accuracy and their refreshing consultative approach. HR Director
EMEA
Hamden Executive Search is a search firm that we see as a trusted partner and we have successfully collaborated on numerous senior assignments on a global basis.
They have partnered with both our Headquarters in Germany and our regional offices and have sourced candidates from numerous plastic segments ensuring the best possible shortlist. Hamden’s candidate accuracy and short time to hire are just a few of the many attributes that qualify them as our preferred Global supplier. Hamden’s candidate and client management is second to none and they are able to detect and approach a large array of candidates in our market.
COO, CFO & HR Director
We had the privilege of working with the Hamden team for several years whilst finding us new executive members for our world-wide organisation. Working closely in specific plastics and manufacturing market searches and this for our entities also outside the Euro zone, we have found them to have a professional and specialist’s network available and market awareness to offer us matching solutions. CEO Hamden showed great capability of understanding well our request as client and tried to efficiently find candidates to fill the position we were offering. They have a precise process for recruitment and good view on the market. Additionally, the rhythm of the recruitment process was rightly managed on their side to meet our expectations. I would recommend their services in particular for recruitments in the industrial field. HR Director

In search of excellence

Hamden has developed global networks across our select few industries giving our clients the ability to immediately leverage from over a decade of talent pipelining in their specific market. We offer local, national, regional or global searches, tailoring our approach to mirror our clients needs. This allows our clients to chose from the best of the local talent or compare this local selection with a broader pool of top performers across a region of their choosing. 

North America

North Dallas Business Center

Suite 1200, 3010 LBJ Freeway

Dallas, TX,

US, 75234

+1 972 275 6916

Asia Pacific

The Gateway West – Level 35,

150 Beach Road

Singapore,

SG, 189720

+65 3158 2751

Europe - London

Beaufort House

15 St. Botolph St.

London

EC3A 7BB

+44 (0)203 167 6040

Europe - Winchester

Hancock House

37B Jewry St.

Winchester

SO23 8RY

+44 (0)1962 280 091

Our trusted partners

Hamden has refined the search process down to 6 clear steps.

Our 4 week proven process allows us to thoroughly understand the client needs, research the desired market utilising our extensive networks in our sector practices and deliver leading talent.

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