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Verity Symes

Chief Operating Officer

Verity Symes

Verity joined Ridgeway in 2009 after working in the  Middle East for a number of years.  Prior to this, Verity’s background is predominantly in the UK financial services sector. Now Chief Operating Officer, she has played a fundamental role in the growth of the company from a founder led business to the global boutique it is today and is responsible for all operational matters, as well as our growth strategy and general HR management.  Verity is an Associate Member of the CIPD, as well as one of our Mental Health First Aiders.

Why do you enjoy working at Ridgeway?

I am very proud of our culture and the emphasis that we place on development of our people.  Our passion for this, coupled with our commitment to wellbeing and support is key to our culture, and the results speak for themselves in helping us to attract and retain hugely talented people who help our business grow. 

What are you most proud of?

I am so proud of the progress we have made in building our fantastic team. Internal promotions are always a really great confirmation that we have the right people and that we are helping them develop in the right way.  I am also very pleased that we are welcoming interns in 2021 from diverse backgrounds who may not have considered a career in executive search previously.

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