Whether you are looking to recruit a trader in Tokyo or a banker in Baku, this executive search company could help you out. With its emphasis on recruiting at senior levels in the finance and banking sectors, Principal Search says it looks for candidates to fill positions that sometimes pay more than £10m and receives a percentage cut as a placement fee. Founders Mike Chilman, Nick Williams and Taru Oksman-Ison are building an international presence with offices in America, the Middle East and another planned in Asia. Growth in emerging markets and expertise in the commodity and energy sectors have helped drive up profits 50% a year, from £1.2m in 2003 to £4m in 2006. Last month the company filed accounts showing profits of £6.3m in 2007.
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