Our Story

James O’Dowd, then a young graduate and entrepreneur, founded Patrick Morgan in 2015

For the firm’s first few years, he acted alone balancing his fledgling career as a business owner with time on the wards of the Royal Stoke University Hospital as a medical student. Soon enough, he took the decision to focus solely on his career as a headhunter and began to assemble a team to support the impressive growth of the business. Using his relationships across EMEA and the US, James built a strong pipeline of projects within Strategy and Consulting, with plans to expand into Private Equity, Tax, Legal, and Transformation.

In only a couple of years, the firm hired its first ever employee, then established its first office in London Bridge, quickly building to a team of five and strategising on future hires. We built up a small, yet vital client base and developed a cross-border track record of senior placements and market analysis projects.

Patrick Morgan Foundation

As the team grew, we laid the groundwork for what would become the Patrick Morgan Foundation, capitalising on our knowledge of the job market to support school leavers in their quest for productive careers. Through our in-person careers workshops, digital platform, and thought leadership, we continue to lobby for better outcomes for under-represented young people.

Meanwhile, the search business developed exponentially

As a group of budding search consultants, we have established a lengthy track record of successful placements, diversifying our area of focus via Investment Banking, Private Equity, and Consulting Boutiques. We created Patrick Morgan Insight, a complete offering that covers market insight, forensic referencing for candidates, and compensation benchmarking, acting as in-depth consultants to our clients. Through these close connections in the market, we are also thought leaders in our areas of expertise, writing consistently about the most pressing issues in the consulting ecosystem.

Now, coming off of a record-breaking year, we have even bigger plans to grow

With plans to add to the team significantly in the coming years, we outgrew our initial office and set up camp in the vibrant Canary Wharf only to scale up again recently to our new offices in Hackney Wick. Going forward, we’re working closely with our partners to integrate our advisory services into our Executive Search function, open more offices globally, and bring more people into our team under James’ leadership, who continues to steer the business with our principal values at heart.

Our Values

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Agile

Agile

Though we’re tuned into our market and understand our clients’ needs, we aim to innovate constantly and be agents of change. With a team comprised of young, bright, up-and- -comers, Patrick Morgan is able to offer a degree of versatility and innovation in all the work that we do. The market today is characterised by dynamic change, and so are we.

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Diverse

Diverse

Patrick Morgan places equality at the heart of the business, embodying the change we want to see in our industry as a whole. We all come from different places in the world, have completely different life experiences, and work in different ways; we speak different languages, have different studies, and have different strengths and weaknesses. We wear an impressive collection of different hats, which defines how we work with our clients: Patrick Morgan is here to push you into more diverse, inclusionary, and equitable hiring.

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Inquisitive

Inquisitive

The Patrick Morgan team is relentlessly curious. We relish an intellectual challenge, and thrive on the pursuit of answers to the most complex questions: the who’s, the how’s, the why’s of our industry. We will find answers, and share them.

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Kind

Kind

Kindness is a choice we make over and over again; to treat those around us with trust, honesty, and respect. Patrick Morgan pledges to always choose kindness, to build a platform for our team where everyone’s voices are valued, where everyone’s needs are supported, and where freedom of expression is championed.

Services

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Executive Search

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PM Insight

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Acquisition Advisory

Contact Us

Patrick Morgan

+44 (0)20 7459 4188
[email protected]

59 Berkshire Road, London, E9 5NB

Patrick Morgan Foundation

+44 (0)20 7459 4188
[email protected]

59 Berkshire Road, London, E9 5NB

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