My journey from CEO to your executive search partner

About us

Hello – I’m Guy Day, founder and director of BartonRock.

Before founding BartonRock, I spent 20 years as CEO of two mid-sized recruitment and executive search businesses.

Being responsible for both the direction and commercial success of these businesses, I knew it was vital to make the right senior leadership hires in a talent-scarce market.

In 2020, I decided to dedicate my experience and skills as a CEO and business leader – plus 20+ years as an executive search and recruitment specialist – to helping scale-ups and ambitious entrepreneurial businesses build strong teams that equip them for success.

I understand how the pace and scale of digital change puts unprecedented demands on your business. I know that developing a compelling company strategy is a challenge – and that executing it can be harder still.

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    It’s your people that make the difference.

    With my experience, skills and extensive global network I’ll help you build a senior leadership team of top-notch talent with the drive and determination to take your business to the next level.

    I’ve worked both throughout the UK and internationally, handling senior executive search mandates for mid-size companies across Asia-Pacific, Europe and the US.

    As well as advising on key people decisions, I’ll help you align your hiring goals with the business outcomes you want to achieve. Being a certified executive coach allows me to support you, your business and your career, beyond the search process.

    Find out how BartonRock solves your problems.

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Want to develop your team through tailored leadership effectiveness? Speak to Kate Thomas at our sister company, NewlandRock  for assessment, succession, coaching and wellbeing services.

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BartonRock exists to build trusted relationships, and by providing exceptional personalised executive search and recruitment services.

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To leave a lasting positive impression that leads to first class recommendations within the executive search field.

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My success in the executive search field relies on my ability to listen to senior executives, to understand the problems they face, and to ask the questions that lead to smart solutions and business growth.

As an entrepreneurial business owner, you don’t want a yes person – you want objectivity. I’ll use my knowledge and experience to help you challenge conventions and take a fresh approach to your next executive hire.

When you need a sounding board to discuss and plan your next executive hire, I’m here to help. I build relationships with my clients that are based on transparency and trust, and they regard me as a true advisory partner.

Ready to hire the next member of your senior leadership team – or to secure your next executive leadership position? Get in touch