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Paul Harper - Managing Director


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Paul Harper is Founding Director of Paul Harper Search, one of the UK’s longest established Financial Services Executive Search specialists.

For 24 years Paul has been helping Financial Services businesses grow through hiring outstanding senior Directors and Managers and acquiring clients and businesses. He also helps IFA Business Owners seeking to manage their exit through sale.

He is a Chartered Insurer and is qualified as a Financial Planner.

Recently he became a bestselling author of his book “Reinventing the Financial Advice Profession - From Commission Driven Salespeople To Multi-Million Pound Businesses”. This book recently topped the Amazon Personal Finance and Retirement Finance Best seller lists.

He spent over 15 years in the corporate world, working in Senior Sales, Distribution and Management roles for NatWest, Legal & General and Eagle Star (now Zurich). Paul then moved into the Executive Search industry in 1998.

Paul founded Paul Harper Search in 1999 and more recently added Paul Harper M&A and Paul Harper Consulting to his stable of businesses.

Paul Harper Search is a member of the REC, and Paul himself is a previous Chair of the Association of Executive Recruiters (AER).

He is a frequent and active participator in industry debates on subjects such as salaries, wider remuneration and training . He strongly believes that Financial Advice is a profession to be proud of.