About Us - Princedale Partners - Digital Leadership Headhunters

Working Wonders

Founded in 2012 by Rupert Jupp, there are two Partners with over 35 years of combined experience in international executive search, both externally and internally. We are incredibly proud to have helped some of the world's best known brands, as well as fast growth companies on impressive trajectories. Equally we all thrive off helping individuals with career advice and placing brilliant people into high profile roles where they can flourish.

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Digital transformation & fast growth

We are experts in digital transformation & fast growth leadership appointments with a focus on executive leadership roles that help clients sell, market and engage through digital. Having worked in the digital ecosystem for many years, we are particularly well placed to help clients with often difficult hiring needs, where upfront advice is key to ensuring a smooth hiring process of the best talent in any given marketplace.

Roles we specialise in

Chief Executive Officer, Chief Digital Director, Chief Customer Officer, Digital Director, Digital Transformation Director, Chief Marketing Officer, Digital Marketing Director, Chief Product Officer and Product Directors, eCommerce/Online Trading Director, Talent Director.

Executive search timeline & process

The knack with any executive search assignment is in setting expectations upfront. Our skill is in taking as detailed a brief as possible and advising and guiding our clients on the most appropriate profile sought. We invest a significant amount of time upfront with every search. From initial briefing we typically introduce at least one benchmark candidate in the first two weeks for early calibration and assessment. We then recommend the shortlist of the strongest recommendations, with the full market mapping and intelligence report within 6 weeks from the search start date.

We offer clients up to the minute access to our progress throughout the search using cutting edge technology.

I would highly recommend Rupert to any organisation looking to make a key executive level digital hire. I certainly will use Rupert’s services again and strongly endorse him and Princedale Partners.


Mike Xenakis
OpenTable, Managing Director International

Search Phase 1

Thorough client briefing

Search Phase 2

Benchmark candidate sought for calibration

Search Phase 3

Methodical proactive and targeted headhunting campaign

Search Phase 4

Client feedback on benchmark candidate interview

Search Phase 5

In-person candidate assessment of the 15+ most relevant individuals

Search Phase 6

Shortlist recommended and market intelligence shared with our client

Search Phase 7

Client interviews. These can take place at Princedale Partners offices to ensure confidentiality if required.

Search Phase 8

Preferred choice selected and offer extended. Offer acceptance, and start date confirmed.