Gavin O’Malley

Partner — London
Experience: 13 Years
Professional Qualifications

Bachelor of Commerce (International with German), University College Dublin
Masters in Business Studies (Marketing) Smurfit Graduate School of Business
Qualified Hogan practitioner

+44 7709053145


Gavin has been working in executive search for the last 13 years, having previously spent 10 years in international and local marketing roles at Unilever. He has worked extensively with large corporations but also with scale up and private equity backed businesses. Company leadership positions as well as marketing, digital, sales or P&L management have been his focus. Gavin has built an understanding of the customer and commercial talent in these areas across the UK / Europe that is second to none, and has frequently facilitated challenging cross-sector moves. In addition to his expertise, clients value Gavin’s high level of engagement with their business and absolute determination to secure the best possible talent.

Prior to joining August Leadership, Gavin co-led a boutique executive search firm based in London. While there he developed a passion for understanding leadership and how it drives performance, becoming a qualified Hogan practitioner in 2017. He has also become a well-regarded member of the senior marketing and customer leadership community.

Outside work, attempting to manage 3 teenage children, some sport and a social life keeps him busy.

“Gavin has been my go-to person for the most critical talent searches I’ve conducted over the best part of the last ten years. Not only is he extremely thorough in his approach, well connected and a sound judge of character – all things you’d perhaps expect in a great headhunter – but his straightforwardness, his empathy and his commitment to getting the best result sets him apart. Three of my best ever hires were a result of Gavin’s sound advice. I trust him implicitly and I would highly recommend him.”

– Chief Customer Officer & Board Director, Omni-channel Retailer

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