Pedersen & Partners welcomes Karen Halliday to the London team

January 15, 2024 - London, United Kingdom – Pedersen & Partners, a leading global Executive Search and Leadership Consulting firm with 54 wholly owned offices in 50 countries, welcomes Karen Halliday to the London team as a Principal.

Karen Halliday brings over twenty years of executive search expertise in private equity and corporate finance. With a career spanning almost thirty years in the alternative asset industry, she specialises in mandates for UK and pan-European General Partners, focusing primarily on the placement of investment professionals, CFOs and investor relations professionals. Karen is a three-time award winner for the best in UK private equity search. Prior to joining Pedersen & Partners, she was a partner at a London-based boutique private equity search firm, and before that, she ran her private equity search firm for over a decade. Karen’s executive search career began in 2003 at a prominent London-based search consultancy, where she led the private equity team within two years of joining. Before pivoting to executive search, Karen was the Group Financial Controller at a pan-European growth capital fund. She began her professional journey by qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with PwC, London.

Guido Bormann

“We are delighted to welcome Karen Halliday to the London team. Her extensive expertise in executive search within private equity and corporate finance significantly bolsters our capabilities in this sector. With her track record of success and deep understanding of the UK and pan-European markets, Karen will be instrumental in delivering exceptional value to our clients and candidates. We look forward to leveraging her experience to further strengthen our position in the industry,” remarked Guido Bormann, Partner, and Head of Western Europe at Pedersen & Partners.

Karen Halliday

“I am excited to join Pedersen & Partners and become a part of its dynamic international team. The firm’s commitment to excellence and global reach provides an incredibly strong platform to contribute to the continued success of our clients and candidates. I look forward to collaborating with my new colleagues and leveraging our collective strengths to achieve new heights in executive search. Together we will navigate the evolving landscape of private equity and corporate finance, delivering exceptional results for our partners in the UK and worldwide,” added Karen Halliday, Principal at Pedersen & Partners.

Pedersen & Partners is a leading global Executive Search and Leadership firm. We operate 54 wholly owned offices in 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia & the Americas. Our values Trust, Relationship and Professionalism apply to our interaction with clients as well as executives. More information about Pedersen & Partners is available at