Our Key People

Robert Wilson

Robert Wilson

Managing Director - Founding Partner

As founder-shareholder and Managing Director of Executive Dynamics Ltd., Robert also leads the company's Financial, Investment and Professional Services consulting practices.

Both leading up to and since the formation of Executive Dynamics, Robert has accrued nearly 20 years' specialist expertise and a reputation for successful recruitment in the UK Wealth Management, Financial, Legal and Professional Services arenas. He continues to enjoy a dominant industry position in relation to assignment activity undertaken - not only for London-based positions, but also through his extensive knowledge of the UK's regional markets. This experience also embraces a particularly strong understanding of (and exposure to) the complex interplay between Client, Wealth Manager, Financial and Professional Adviser – including both the Legal and Accountancy professions.

Described by his Clients as being "very much more than just threshold competent", and "a highly experienced key player in the UK Wealth Management recruitment space", Robert has recently been nominated for Private Client Practitioner's "50 Most Influential" working within the UK Wealth Management industry.

Possessing a good command of the French language, basic Spanish and rusty Italian, Robert's spare time is devoted to his young family, the occasional round of high handicap golf, all things motorsport related, active support of the Birmingham Children's Charity - NICE, and as a trustee of the Barby Townlands and Education Charity.

 

Eric Hogg

Eric Hogg

Director - Founding Partner

At the time of moving into the world of Consultancy in 1983, Eric had enjoyed a successful career in HR and was the HR Director of one of the major Groups within GEC. Having spent much of the 70’s involved in Trade Union issues and the early 80’s undertaking major restructuring of the business he came into consultancy with a broad, generalist experience of HR, including, of course, recruitment.

Initially he teamed up with a London based ‘Search’ consultancy to broaden the geographical coverage in the Midlands and North regions and develop the ‘Selection’ product as well as introducing other HR related products. In 1988 he founded, with a colleague, the Hogg Clarke Partnership, based in Royal Leamington Spa and focussed on providing recruitment and HR services to the manufacturing and engineering sector.

The retirement of his partner, David Clarke, in 2000 prompted a change and following a brief period with another consultancy practice he teamed up with Robert Wilson in 2002 to establish Executive Dynamics. Since then, although continuing to be involved in senior level recruitment, Eric has focussed on strategic HR work for a number of clients in both manufacturing and service related companies. Not surprisingly, given his background, the projects he has been involved in have included restructuring, plant closures, team and individual development, employee surveys and a number of recruitment assignments.

As Chair of Governors for a local High School with circa 1000 students, Eric is familiar with the challenges of change and managing people who are volunteers. A Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, has served on the Birmingham Branch management team since 1985, which keeps him up to date on current management practice, and is currently serving a second term as Chair of the Branch.

 

Tobin Lambert

Head of Practice - Energy and Natural Resources

Tobin has handled senior level executive assignments for major oil and gas, utility, EPC & oil field services companies, as well as smaller AIM/TSX/ASX listed independent E&P businesses. He has also recruited within the renewables, aviation and mining sectors, successfully handling a variety of senior management level searches. He has worked on assignments across Europe, FSU & Central Asia as well as North America & Africa.

Tobin graduated from the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst and spent his early years as an officer in the British Army with whom he served in the UK, Europe, Middle East, and Central America. On leaving the service with the rank of Captain, he commenced his recruitment career in 1995. His subsequent 15 plus years energy sector recruiting experience includes time spent with both small boutique and global executive search firms, together with some 7 years successfully running his own energy and natural resources search business.

Tobin holds an M.A. in Human Resources and is a Graduate Member of the UK's Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

 

 

Simone Holt

Head of Research

Simone has worked with us during the last three years and wears several hats - managing the office generally, keeping the rest of the team organised and, most importantly, is responsible for the execution of the research element of our assignment activity - this being a pivotal element to the successful delivery of every project we work on.

Having enjoyed several years working in recruitment before joining us, Simone is the consummate multi-tasker - both in terms of the invaluable support she provides here in the office, and as mother to three young daughters.