A warm welcome to our new partner, Tom Forrest

by | 7 Sep 2023 | Valtus News

Tom is a seasoned talent professional with twenty-five years of experience gained in Interim Management, Executive Search, RPO, Consultancy and both Permanent and Contractor recruitment.  Prior to becoming a Partner at Valtus he served as a Managing Director for an award-winning global talent boutique, leading their Interim and Change Consulting practice teams as well as a stint within Executive Search for Global Functions.  

In a previous role, Tom served as the Head of the Financial & Professional Services practice at a UK Interim Management provider.  Tom began his career as a Trainee with a boutique UK financial services recruiter which subsequently became the UK entity of a Fortune 500 talent business.  During his tenure Tom was promoted multiple times, ultimately becoming a Managing Director and member of the UK ExCo. 

Tom’s sector experience includes financial & professional services, technology, private equity, automotive, telecoms and not-for-profit. Typical Interim Management assignments for clients have been within technology, finance, risk, compliance, transformation, change, post-merger integration, board advisory and general management. Tom has an excellent network of skilled Interim Managers and is adept at guiding and supporting his clients through periods of transition; typically as a result of periods of exceptional growth, expense reduction, M&A activity, technology transformation or the sudden departure of key executives.  

Fellow UK Partner, Steve Rutherford says, “We are delighted that Tom has decided to join Valtus. Having worked with him before, I know Tom will bring skill, will and huge professionalism to our business, as well as helping us develop our Financial Services offering.”

Tom says, “I’m delighted to be joining Valtus as a Partner and am excited about helping to build the market leading Interim Management firm in the U.K. My client network has primarily been in financial services and I’m keen to further develop the Valtus brand in this sector as well as continuing to serve clients across the market.“

As a UK Partner for Valtus, Tom offers a service which is professional and personal. The Valtus methodology has revolutionised our industry. Our role isn’t just to source exceptional talent, but to support the client and Interim Manager through every stage of the mission. A successful placement can only be judged by a successful outcome.