Communication is the key to successful headhunting and I like to get to know the true motivations and goals of both my clients and candidates, ensuring there are no unwanted surprises and the relationship grows from an honest foundation. I will always persevere until I find the best fit and leave no stone unturned to give my clients a true reflection of the whole market.
Dan Rymer Partner

About Dan Rymer

Specialising in Board and leadership level searches across all functions, Dan works with a broad spectrum of clients across the consumer market with a personal emphasis on leisure, travel, hospitality and retail.

Following a career in entertainment, which included starring in a long running drama for the BBC Dan built his own successful business venture in the consumer sector. His recruitment career began with a large multi-national organisation before joining Redgrave Partners as a Consultant in 2014.

Recent mandate

Client: Large Listed Restaurant Group
Mandate: Proposition and Operations Director

The new Proposition and Operations Director would need to inject a significant level of energy, passion and dynamism into the operations of a large branded restaurant business, whilst demonstrating high levels of strategic vision and commercial breadth. There was an important requirement to influence cross functionally and help reposition the brand at a time of significant investment and transformation and against a backdrop of challenging headwinds in the sector. Given the matrix structure of the organisation, the successful candidate would require high levels of credibility to achieve maximum buy-in for a change agenda across the business, without having the typical head office functions as direct reports. The client required an excellent leader with a breadth of experience outside of traditional operations but sufficient sector expertise and hands on operational ‘know how’ to command respect from a large team, across a diverse national portfolio of sites. The client was delighted with the high calibre shortlist and made a strong and creative appointment within a tight timeline. We feel the successful candidate will inspire the team and are looking forward to seeing them succeed in the role.


“We were very happy with the recruitment process run by Redgrave Partners in our recruitment of a finance director. All our dealings with Dan and the team were handled very professionally and with integrity. We wouldn’t hesitate in using them again.”

Michael Brown, Henderson Volantis Capital