Ithaca Partners was founded by Alex Gordon Shute in 2008 to seek out senior, talented Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations Directors for organisations across the full spectrum of the economy.
We’ve worked with many market-leading clients, including British Airways, Deutsche Bank, KPMG, the John Lewis Partnership, PayPal, Rolls-Royce, Network Rail, Sony, Unilever and Virgin Media.
The roles we fill are important and our clients need first-class people to fill them. Finding exceptional people takes hard work, determination and flair, and we pride ourselves on our ability to provide an outstanding service.
We are passionately committed to rigorous methods – ‘99% perspiration, 1% inspiration’ – determination and hard work combined with knowing our markets inside out results in great outcomes for clients and candidates.
Our approach gets excellent results. The norm for major search firms is that just 45% of candidates remain in their roles for 18 months after placement (according to The Economist 2014). We’re pleased to say that our comparable figure is 95%. With such strong results, it’s no wonder that since we opened for business, every single assignment has come to us on referral.
What'sIn A Name?
The island of Ithaca was Odysseus’s home in ancient Greece, which he left to fight the Trojan Wars; his journey home then took him on an adventure of epic proportions. This journey inspired our name because both organisations and individuals often describe themselves as being on journeys, and understanding the twists and turns of those journeys and where they might land, is central to what we do.