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Phaidon International is the parent company of five award-winning recruitment brands.

Phaidon International, the parent company of five specialist recruitment brands, exists to solve one of the top challenges faced by organizations and business leaders globally – attracting and securing talent. As a global recruitment firm, Phaidon International plays a vital role in helping our clients navigate this challenge, finding the talent that will allow them to drive their business forward in constantly changing and evolving markets.

Since Phaidon International was founded in London in 2004, we have played a key role in the growth of our clients, through a model of long-term partnership and in depth understanding of the markets we serve. We know that finding the best talent in the market for our clients is an essential part of their success and know that top candidates often have several choices when looking for a new opportunity. Serving in an advisory capacity and drawing on our extensive knowledge of our market sectors and clients, we strive to secure these candidates for our clients over their competition.

Our integrated network of 11 office hubs globally allows our teams within each brand identify hard to find, and highly sought-after talent from a local, regional, and global perspective. Our consultant’s expertise ensures they can identify and deliver candidates with the behaviors, competencies and cultural fit needed to produce superior commercial results.

We believe in helping the clients and candidates we work with to reimagine their potential. Whether it’s supporting the growth of our clients team by finding a business-critical hire, or guiding candidates throughout their career journey, we believe in mutual trust and understanding built through long-term partnerships. This core belief defines our business internally as well, where our values of Ability, Loyalty, and Character are at the heart of our meritocratic and high growth culture. This model has allowed us to consistently deliver exceptional results and replicate our high growth culture in our offices around the world.

Company Highlights

  • 2004

  • 2005

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  • 2007

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  • 2009

  • 2010

  • 2011

  • 2012

  • 2013

  • 2014

  • 2015

  • 2016

  • 2017

  • 2018

  • 2019

  • 2004


    • Phaidon International founded in London, beginning with Selby Jennings, focused on financial services recruitment.

  • 2005


    • Phaidon International opens its first office space in central London.

  • 2006


    • Headcount grows to 25 employees.

  • 2007


    Phaidon International continues to grow

  • 2008


    • Headcount grows to 50 employees.

    • DSJ Global brand launched, focusing on recruitment in Procurement & End-to-End Supply Chain.

  • 2009


    • Best Financial Services & Banking Recruitment Firm - Recruiter Awards for Excellence 2009

  • 2010


    • ​Headcount grows to more than 75 employees.

  • 2011


    • First APAC office launched in Singapore.

    • Headcount grows to 110 employees.

  • 2012


    • Phaidon International is ‘Recruitment Company of the Year 2012 £5m – £50m turnover’ and ‘Recruitment Company with the most Sustainable Growth’ by APSCo

    • EPM Scientific brand launched, focusing on recruitment across Life Sciences.

  • 2013


    • Presence on the ground in Europe expanded with new office launch in Zurich, Switzerland.

    • First U.S. office launched in New York City led by Harry Youtan.

    • Glocomms brand launched, focusing on recruitment across Emerging Technology.

    • Recruiter Hot 100 award

  • 2014


    • APAC presence expanded with new office launched in Hong Kong.

    • Headcount grows to 225 employees.

    • The Growth Company of the Year – Recruitment International Awards

  • 2015


    • New office launched in San Francisco, California.

    • Number 40 on HSBC’s International FastTrack 250, ranking Britain’s Top exporting private companies.

    • Named ‘3rd Fastest Growing Staffing Firm in North America’ by Staffing Industry Analysts

  • 2016


    • Harry Youtan named CEO of Phaidon International.

    • Recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts as ‘4th Fastest Growing Staffing Firm in North America’.

    • Two new offices launched in Boston, Massachusetts and Chicago, Illinois.

    • LVI Associates brand created to focus on Engineering and Infrastructure recruitment.

    • DSJ Global is Best Procurement Service Provider 2016, at the Procurement Leaders Awards.

    • Headcount grows to 450 employees.

  • 2017


    • Named winner of ‘Queens Award for Enterprise in International Trade’.

    • Recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts as the ‘2017 Best Staffing Firm to Work For in North America’.

    • 6th Fastest-Growing US Staffing Firm 2017 – Staffing Industry Analysts

    • Sunday Times names Phaidon International ‘Number 1 Best Company to Work For’.

    • Phaidon International North America recognized as ‘National Best & Brightest’ employer

  • 2018


    • Investment by Quilvest Private Equity, who support our continued global expansion and headcount growth. 

    • Phaidon International recognized as 13th largest direct hire firm globally by Staffing Industry Analysts.

    • London headquarters doubles in size with office expansion to accommodate continued growth.

    • Two new offices launched in Dallas, Texas and Berlin, Germany

    • Named 11th Most Socially Engaged staffing firm globally by LinkedIn

  • 2019


    • Our 6th US – based office is launched in Charlotte, North Carolina.

    • Phaidon International listed on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America list.

    • Phaidon International named by Staffing Industry Analysts as a Best Staffing Firm to Work for 2019, and ranked as 6th Fastest Growing Staffing Firm in North America.

    • Phaidon International named a Best and Brightest Company to Work for in the Nation 2019

    • Headcount grows to 900 employees globally.

    • Selby Jennings wins Best Hedge Fund Recruiter award, presented by HFM Week.

  • Central European Summer Time Time zone in Berlin, Germany (GMT+2)​

  • Phaidon International

    Linkstraße 2, Level 2nd floor,

    10785, Berlin

  • +49 30 72 62 11 444
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  • Eastern Daylight Time Time zone in Boston, MA, USA (GMT-4)​

  • Phaidon International

    99 Summer Street 15th Floor,

    Boston, MA 02110

  • +1 617 322 0144
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  • Eastern Daylight Time Time zone in Charlotte, NC, USA (GMT-4)​

  • Phaidon International

    128 South Tryon Street 21st Floor,

    Charlotte, NC 28202

  • +1 704 247 5900
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  • Central Daylight Time Time zone in Chicago, IL, USA (GMT-5)​

  • Phaidon International

    181 West Madison Street Suite 2900,

    Chicago, IL 60602

  • +1 331 240 3246
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  • Central Daylight Time Time zone in Dallas, TX, USA (GMT-5)​

  • Phaidon International

    3090 Nowitzki Way Suite 300,

    Dallas, TX 75219

  • +1 469 718 2700
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  • Hong Kong Standard Time Time zone in Hong Kong (GMT+8)​

  • Phaidon International

    1101-02, 11/F, Euro Trade Centre 21-23 Des Voeux Road,

    Central, Hong Kong

  • +852 3008 1901
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  • Eastern Daylight Time Time zone in New York, NY, USA (GMT-4)​

  • Phaidon International

    622 3rd Avenue, 8th Floor,

    New York, NY 10017

  • +1 646 759 4560
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  • Pacific Daylight Time Time zone in San Francisco, CA, USA (GMT-7)​

  • Phaidon International

    717 Market Street 4th Floor, Suite 425,

    San Francisco, CA 94103

  • +1 415 872 1750
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  • ​Singapore Standard Time Time zone in Singapore (GMT+8)

  • Phaidon International

    #09-02, 9/F, Samsung Hub, 3 Church Street,

    Singapore , 049483

  • +65 3165 1400
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  • ​Central European Summer Time Time zone in Zürich, Switzerland (GMT+2)

  • Phaidon International

    Postrasse 5-7,

    8001, Zürich

  • +41 44 542 12 50
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Our Awards

Meet the Leadership Team

  • Harry Youtan

    Harry Youtan

    Harry is the Chief Executive Officer for Phaidon International. He is responsible for ensuring the business deliver its vision to help solve the number one business challenge, talent. In his rol...

  • James Slipper

    James Slipper

    Based in London, James is the Group Chief Financial Officer for Phaidon International. He is responsible for all financial and compliance matters related to the Group. In 2016 he led the success...

  • Steve Yendell

    Steve Yendell

    Based in London, Steve is the Group Chief Operating Officer for Phaidon International. He has previously held the role of Managing Director for Phaidon’s EMEA and UK businesses...

  • Alex Small

    Alex Small

    Based in London, Alex is the Managing Director for Phaidon International’s European offices and is responsible for running sales teams in London, Zurich and Berlin. He is spearheading business g...

  • Kieran Behan

    Kieran Behan

    Based in New York, Kieran is the Group Managing Director for Phaidon International’s US businesses and is responsible for the continued growth of all aspects of Phaidon Internationals US operati...

  • Andrew McNeilis

    Andrew McNeilis

    Based in Singapore, Andrew is the Managing Director for Phaidon International Asia and is responsible for leading the Singapore and Hong Kong offices where he continuously strives to ensure the ...

  • Jo Bradley

    Jo Bradley

    Based in London, Jo is the Global Talent Director for Phaidon International. She is responsible for driving the groups global talent acquisition growth strategy, as well as ensuring each employe...

  • Gail Brown

    Gail Brown

    Based in London, Gail is the Group Compliance Director for Phaidon International. She is responsible for all things compliance globally, from navigating changing legislations, moving and placing...

  • Ulrica Hartogh

    Ulrica Hartogh

    Based in London, Ulrica is the HR Director for Phaidon International and is responsible for the Group's People Strategy. Through partnering with business leaders, Ulrica leads the developme...