30 Years of Connecting Talent, Building Dreams: CityExec’s Continuing Legacy

1994: Remember dial-up? Fax machines? A world pre-Facebook, pre-smartphone, pre-everything-on-demand? That’s when CityExec’s story began. A man named Chris Cartwright, armed with a rolodex thicker than any blockchain and a vision for revolutionising executive search, embarked on a journey. His mission: to build a firm rooted in integrity, powered by unparalleled networks, and driven by a relentless pursuit of excellence.

Fast forward to 2024: Three decades later, CityExec isn’t just surviving, it’s thriving. We’ve evolved from a boutique venture to a global player, connecting the brightest minds with the most exciting opportunities across continents. But amidst the gleaming skyscrapers and cutting-edge tech, one thing remains constant: the soul of CityExec.

Our secret sauce? It’s not algorithms or spreadsheets. It’s the human touch. It’s the conversations, the enthusiasm for the market, the genuine commitment to understanding people’s aspirations and building long-term relationships. Chris instilled it, Lucy and Miles and their amazing team refined it, and today, it’s the beating heart of every CityExec interaction.

We’ve witnessed empires rise and fall, markets twist and turn, and technology redefine itself. Through it all, we’ve stood firm, adapting with agility but never compromising on our core values.

Want a glimpse into our early days? Check out our first-ever website (don’t judge the pixelated graphics!) at the top of this post. See live job ads from 1996, chuckle at the salary ranges, the frequent use of maximum age requirements and marvel at how much has changed (and how much hasn’t!).

This anniversary isn’t just about celebrating CityExec’s journey. It’s a tribute to the thousands of talented individuals we’ve connected, the careers we’ve helped shape, and the dreams we’ve been a part of.

Here’s to the next 30 years, to pushing boundaries, forging new connections, and proving that good old-fashioned human connection is still the key to unlocking endless possibilities.

Join us on this journey. The best is yet to come.

P.S. Want to delve deeper into our story? Click the link below for a more detailed account of CityExec’s journey over the last 30 years.