About Us

We leverage our global reach, years of recruitment experience and the professional capabilities of our Executive Search Specialists to enable companies to fulfil their talent selection needs successfully and to help candidates locate their next leadership position.


Founded in 2000, Mosaic Search & Selection specialises in providing UK and global management and executive recruitment services in the Publishing, Call Centre, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Financial Services sectors. Our clients range from small and mid-size firms to FTSE 250 companies.

With access to a global network of executive search and recruitment organisations, we work with offices in more than 35 countries, so we can help you meet your recruitment needs at both local and global level.

Our search consultants

One of the key reasons for our success is the depth of our industry expertise.

Our Search Consultants know these industries and the people working in them inside-out. This, combined with their recruiting experience, gives them the advantage of knowing who you need to hire and where to find them.

Industry Focus

We focus on recruiting executives, professionals and technical specialists in:

Learn more about our industry expertise.

For Companies

Our Search Consultants have many years of first-hand experience of the industries in which they recruit, giving them deeper insight of the kind of person that is likely to be successful in  your company.  We know how to reach and engage with these key people for you.

Learn about our services for companies.

For Candidates

Our Search Consultants use a professional and consultative approach to help you with your career-planning and to introduce you to companies that will genuinely value your abilities.

Learn about our services for candidates.

Comprehensive Search Process

The most successful companies have cohesive teams that work well together, encouraging each other to attain new levels of achievement. We work with clients in much the same way – as part of a team that is committed to finding and hiring the right people at the pace your business demands.

This is accomplished through our proven approach, which combines our streamlined recruiting methodology and the sector knowledge of our industry experts, customised to help you target your next business-critical hire.

All this enables us to provide the right mix of collaborative input, research and intuition required to deliver a few shortlisted candidates, instead of a pile of irrelevant CVs. We work with the same kind of professionalism and accountability that you would expect from one of your own team members.

Learn more about our services for companies and services for candidates, or contact us to discuss your needs and how we can help you build your business.

Mosaic Search & Selection Ltd is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mosaic Executive Recruitment - Tim Dare - Managing Director and Managing Consultant

Tim Dare
Managing Director and Managing Consultant, Education and Business Information

Tim established Mosaic Search & Selection in 2000, having spent over 10 years as a Sales & Marketing Director within the educational publishing sector. He continues to run the team responsible for Executive Search within the Education and Business Information sectors. In addition to his role as Managing Director at Mosaic, he has also recently been non-executive Chairman of a large social housing company for 12 years and is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.

Throughout the year Tim  regularly enjoy mountain biking in the Forest of Dean and all around Wales and has participated in the Pass Portes du Soleil 80km event in the French/Swiss Alps.  After retiring from playing polo for 12 years, he still takes a keen interest in all things polo and loves to watch games at his local club at Edgeworth & Cirencester.   At home Tim keeps bees and enjoys the honey his two hives produce each year.

Contact: +44 (0) 1242 239147

Mosaic Executive Recruitment - Lynne Dare - Operations Director

Lynne Dare
Operations Director

Lynne co-founded Mosaic with Tim in 2000. Leveraging the considerable HR experience she acquired from posts at Jaeger’s London head office and at WWF-UK (World Wide Fund for Nature) in Surrey, she established a strong, dedicated team to grow the business and take Mosaic forward as a leading executive search company. She is currently responsible for the training and recruitment of the team, supporting our Consultants, ensuring the office runs efficiently and – crucially – arranging highly successful team-building events.

In her spare time, Lynne loves looking after her flock of hens, and baking with their fresh eggs! She also regularly plays squash,  Yoga,  mountain biking in the Forest of Dean, Wales and participates in the MTB Pass Portes de Soleil 80km event through the French/Swiss Alps.   

Contact: +44 (0) 1242 239147

Mosaic Executive Recruitment - Phil Ruck - Managing Consultant, BPO

Phil Ruck
Managing Consultant, BPO and Financial Services Operations

Phil joined Mosaic in July 2004, and heads up the Financial Services and the Front & Back Office Contact Centre Executive Search Team. He combines his first-class research and analytical skills, gained through a History BA (Hons), with a personable character and the level of professionalism necessary to succeed in this arena.

Phil is a keen follower of Cheltenham Town FC, and regularly travels across Europe to watch various levels of football. Other interests include cricket and military history.

Contact: +44 (0) 1242 239147

Mosaic Executive Recruitment - Matt Hyde - Managing Consultant, BPO within non-Financial Services

Matt Hyde
Managing Consultant, BPO within non-Financial Services

Matt has been part of the Mosaic team since June 2010, after spending the previous seven years working in other areas of recruitment. Matt currently heads up the Outsourcing/BPO desk, which has a strong focus on the EMEA contact centre arena. Matt’s ability to build relationships at senior level has helped him build an exclusive network of professionals within his specialist sector, and to deliver for his clients on many of his assignments to date.

With a personal affection for most sports, Matt is a season ticket holder at Manchester United FC, and having Cheltenham’s beautiful racecourse on his doorstep has fuelled his passion for horse racing.

Contact: +44 (0)1242 239147

Mosaic Executive Recruitment - Luke Glastonbury-Cole - Research Team Manager

Luke Glastonbury-Cole
Research Team Manager

Luke joined Mosaic in 2012 as Researcher/Resourcer. After graduating with a media studies degree, his career path took him into coaching and from there to credit control; these roles have developed Luke's ability to interact on many levels, creating a warm, relaxed approach to business conversations. Working alongside the Consultants, his role is to research and engage candidates for open opportunities.

 In his spare time Luke enjoys live music, comedy and walking his dogs.

Contact: +44 (0)1242 239147

Mosaic Executive Recruitment - Jo Howard - Managing Consultant – Trade and Consumer Publish

Jo Howard
Managing Consultant – Trade and Consumer Publishing

Jo has been with Mosaic since 2009. During her time with us, she’s completed multiple successful searches for managing directors, publishing directors, sales and marketing directors, art and design directors, editorial directors and business development directors, as well as many other senior roles in trade, consumer, academic, educational and journal publishing.

Jo has more than 25 years’ experience in publishing, which has given her a broad and deep understanding of the sector – not to mention an unrivalled network of industry contacts. Prior to becoming a consultant, she headed up strategy development at WH Smith Retail, having previously been Director of their Children’s and Education Business Unit and Product Marketing Director for Books. Prior to joining WH Smith, Jo was also Commercial Director, and then Supply Chain Director, for Waterstone’s.

Jo has an MBA from Oxford Brookes University and postgraduate qualifications in coaching and mentoring, and she works with leaders, c-level teams and individuals in the UK and internationally. She lives near Oxford in the UK with her husband and two daughters, and is a keen walker.

Contact: +44 (0) 1242 239147

Mosaic Executive Recruitment - Mark Carden - Managing Consultant – STM Publishing, Librarie

Mark Carden
Managing Consultant – STM Publishing, Libraries, Higher Education and the companies that serve those sectors

Mark is a publishing and education technology consultant with over 15 years’ experience in publishing software, library systems and e-content. In addition to consultancy projects, he has also held senior posts at Publishing Technology, Ingram Digital, SirsiDynix and Innovative Interfaces.

Mark has a further 15 years’ experience in information technology and project management, gained within blue chip companies such as Accenture, Barclays and NatWest. He has a philosophy and psychology degree from Oxford University, and lives near Cheltenham with his wife and two sons.

Contact: +44 (0) 1242 239147

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Trond Larson
Managing Consultant - Nordics

Based in Norway, Trond has over 30 years’ experience of interviewing and selecting professional, aspiring individuals to fulfil client’s critical roles.  With a background as a newspaper journalist he understands the more you speak to people, the more you get to know about their life, ambitions and personality. 

Trond works with small, medium sized or large organizations who want crucial positions filled quickly and with high quality candidates, anywhere in the world.  Working with daily deadlines, he will steadily transfer his experience to his clients ensuring they have the best team members on board – quickly. 

His core focus areas are Executive Search, Sales and Marketing, B2B.

Contact: +44 (0) 1242 239147

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Robert Williams
Managing Consultant - Asia

Robert is a highly sought after Executive Recruiter specialising in the Events and Media industries for Asia. He offers a bespoke experience that blends his unique and insightful market knowledge with a professional process, to both candidates and clients. Handling search assignments at all levels and functions within these fast-paced sectors, his placements have ranged from Sales Executives & Finance Mangers to Managing Partners & Asia Pacific Regional CEO’s.

He has been living in Hong Kong since 1998 and has been an Executive Recruiter since 2002.

Robert is involved with the global recruitment association NPA, which Mosaic Search & Selection is also a member, and he is the past president of the International Live Events Association.

When not helping facilitate career moves, he spends his time with his family and is the Editor-in-Chief for a monthly NGO magazine.

Contact: +44 (0)1242 239147

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Raj Mahadev
Managing Consultant - India

An MBA,CFP,CWM with over 32 years of experience in Financial Services, Education and Recruitment industry. Raj worked for 20 years across international banks in India, namely, Citibank, Standard Chartered Bank, DBS Bank where he was the Sr Vice President. Since 2008 he has been a serial entrepreneur setting up multiple lines of business across Financial Service Distribution, a Boutique Investment Bank and now co-founded Confluence group which is an Executive Search and Training company in Mumbai, India.

The company works across Financial Services, Fintech, Animation, Big Data/AI/ML/Analytics and Hospitality and are proud member-owners at NPA WORLDWIDE.

Raj is also the India Area Head for NPA Worldwide and has interest in Philosophy, Ancient Indian Culture and loves to take road trips with his family across the country.

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Peter King
Outplacement Consultant

Peter has over 9 years as an Outplacement Consultant coupled with 15 years experience as an Executive Recruiter.  Today Peter concentrates entirely on providing Outplacement Services, supporting companies who wish to look after their outgoing staff, by helping those unfortunate enough to lose their jobs, to get back on the career ladder.

Peter is an accredited coach and also has 25 years industry experience, including being a main board director of a £1bn+ business for 5 years, which provides invaluable insights to pass on to job seekers. 

With his thorough understanding of the job market, practical recruiting experience and good ‘bedside manner’, Peter is able to  motivate and guide people to finding their next job.  As Peter puts it, “I can leverage my understanding of how companies and people think about hiring to help job seekers put their best foot forward and optimise their chances of finding and securing, not just their next role, but the one that’s right for them”.

When people lose their job it is invariably very stressful and can knock people’s confidence, so Peter has one guiding principle, ‘I treat people in the way I would want to be treated if I found myself in a similar position’.  

With a simple business model, clients are free to decided whatever level of budget they wish, to suit any level of employee, and Peter can work with that to optimise the value to the job seeker.

Contact: +44 (0) 1242 239147