Executive Search Services

RD is managed by a qualified accountant, which enables us to serve your needs better, and this thinking works in practice nowhere better than in the executive search space. Paul Ryan our founder, has held Senior Finance positions in the industry. This provides us with a unique perspective to deeply understand your brief and to find and match the right people.

RD will only shortlist standout candidates for you. Whether permanent or interim we know how important it is to deliver candidates of the highest quality, matching your brief. Our finance background also allows us to better match the culture, values and ambition of clients and candidates, especially important at the executive level.

We start with a detailed session to understand the brief, using a methodology we have honed with experience. We assign a dedicated Senior Recruiter and will keep you fully informed as the search progresses, and we understand that in a changing world, the brief can change too so we regularly check in on your needs. At the interview stage, we can tailor our involvement to suit your needs.


“Anyone can do numbers; what we needed was someone with insights to setting up a company and making it work. RD helped us recruit talented people who were able to implement a start-up organisation. That meant starting all new processes, financial reporting as well as consolidation reporting to our investors. The main benefit has been flexibility; both in terms of how much support we needed but also in attending our board meetings to present financial reports and participating in audits. RD has been working with us since 2002 and we have no hesitation in recommending their expertise for both the technical support and the specialist knowledge in recruiting the right people including the recruitment of our CFO – they know and understand us which means we get the best fit. RD is part of our team…"
Charlotte Phelps, CEO, Draupnir Holdings

"I used Paul to support us in sourcing and recruiting an Accountant for a senior position in our practice. He has a very personable approach whilst mixing this with his vast experience in the sector. Dealing with someone that has been on the other side of the desk and has experience in the roles you are recruiting for, really adds value. So many recruiters want to place a bum on a seat, get paid, and move on, my experience of working with Paul was a totally different and refreshing experience, hence me having no hesitation in using him again or recommending him."
Paul Dukes, Head of Business Development at
Dua & Co

"We have worked with RD several times in recent years, to fill senior roles within our practice. They stand out from other recruitment agents due to the personalised, honest, and dedicated service provided. We regularly keep in touch with the MD and would have no hesitation in recommending RD to other firms and accounting professionals."
Rebekah Haywood, FCCA, Company Owner at Dashwoods Limited