Building trusted relationships within executive search and providing outstanding service are what drives me.

About us

The demands companies now face with the pace and scale of digital change is unprecedented. Developing a compelling company strategy is a challenge. Executing it can be harder still. Technology can only do so much. It’s your people that make the difference in leadership and successful execution.

Having run international recruitment and search businesses as a CEO, I can relate to your wider business and people challenges. As your business partner, you’ll be able to draw on:

• My personal experience as a business leader/CEO

• Deep knowledge from 25 years’ success in the executive search and recruitment industry

• An extensive and trusted network across key functions that are central to high growth and transformation

I will advise on aligning your hiring goals with the business outcomes you want to achieve. Being a certified executive coach further allows me to add value to companies and senior executives beyond the search process – advising on key people decisions.

BartonRock’s logo of balanced rocks symbolises markers, known as cairns placed along a trail to signify you are on the right track when navigation becomes difficult.

People are the rock of every business. It’s the leaders of a business that will design the trail and be responsible for ensuring the company is on the right track.

For more information on the problems we solve and what makes us different, scroll down on the homepage.



  • Guy Day digital recruitment and executive search

    Guy Day

    Founder & Director, based in London

    Before founding BartonRock, I was CEO of two mid-sized recruitment and executive search businesses. Being responsible for commercial success and direction of travel, I personally experienced the intricacies of making the right executive hire in a talent-short market including within digital.

    My recruitment and executive search career spans over 20 years working internationally in the UK and Asia handling senior executive search mandates across Asia-Pacific, Europe and the US.

    For more information please visit my profile on LinkedIn

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Looking for support on Leadership Effectiveness? Speak to Kate Thomas at BartonRock’s sister company which provides assessment and succession, coaching and wellbeing services.

BartonRock digital recruitment


Build trusted relationships by providing recruitment and executive search services to the highest standard.

BartonRock digital recruitment


To leave a lasting positive impression and be recommended within the executive search field.

BartonRock digital recruitment


Listen – a cornerstone of my credibility and success in the executive search field has been an ability to listen to senior executives, converse with them and understand the problems they need solving.

Challenge – I believe that clients are looking for objectivity. You want to be constructively challenged based on my knowledge and experience.

Advise – the ultimate accolade of any executive search professional is to establish trust and to be regarded as a true advisory partner.