Gary Stolkin, Global Chairman & CEO



Global CEO

Gary is the Founder & Global CEO of The Talent Business, the world leader in executive search for businesses fueled by innovation and creativity, delivering transformative leadership hires. Since launching The Talent Business in 2007, he has built a 50-strong team across six offices that's motivated by strategic partnership and deeply invested in clients' success. He partners brand owners, communications agency groups and consultancies on business critical hires in the US, UK and other key international markets. He also advises agency groups on acquisitions, and brand owners on their selection of agency partners. Gary is a five-time speaker at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, an Opinion Contributor to Adweek, and has also written for Fast Company, AdAge, The Drum and The Guardian. He was on the advisory council for Business Insider's 'Most Innovative CMO's in the World 2017'.
Andy Wardlaw



Global Managing Director
Tech & Innovation

Andy started his career just as the first wave of digital businesses were beginning to establish themselves, transforming entire industries and generating a need for a new breed of innovative, hybrid talent. Joining the first digital specialist search firm, he found himself helping to structure and staff the nascent UK teams of Amazon, Microsoft, AOL & eBay, as well as the first digital communications agencies. Advising businesses and senior talent within the creative and technology sectors has been the focus of his career. He has built cross-functional internal talent team and led staffing and talent strategy internationally for leading creative businesses, including AKQA. He has also run his own talent consultancy. Andy believes that the key to sustainable commercial success is the alignment of transformational talent with business transformation and growth strategy. Since re-joining The Talent Business in 2016, he has been advising brand owners, tech platforms, consultancies and communications agencies on their senior hires, identifying and securing leaders capable of driving business transformation. He has also worked with agency groups on their business acquisition strategies, and advised brand owners on the selection of agency partners. When he can, he runs, skis, travels and spends time with his family.
Sarah Kynaston



Head of Strategy

Sarah started her career in Production, back when Clearcast was the BACC, press ads were sent via ISDN and social media was Friends Reunited. She was an account handler at Ogilvy London on the agency’s Pfizer and Nestle business when boot cut jeans were on their way out and Facebook and Twitter were on their way in. When digital exploded and iPods were still a thing, she worked at creative independent agency, Farm, on UK government campaigns and Goodfella’s pizza. Sarah joined The Talent Business’ London office in 2013, just as Emoji became a global language. She partners an ever-evolving mix of creative businesses, including communications agencies, brand owners, tech platforms, start-ups and consultancies, helping them to secure game changing senior strategists with diverse skillsets and backgrounds.
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