About Us

Redefining your view

Dryden Search was established in 2019 to redefine the traditional view surrounding the executive search recruitment to recruitment market. We understand what good talent looks like and where to find it.

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30 years of experience

We partner with executive search firms to source the very best talent. We do not advertise but pro-actively engage and assess those who could be suitable for your organisation. Our experience allows us to understand the unique differences and skills required for research, delivery and fee-generating hires.

Our compensation analysis offers a research-led solution to internal and external benchmarking. We provide a highly personalised and tailored report, working directly with co-founders, CEO's, COO's on identifying compensation trends, external competition and commission schemes.

Our personal networks allow us to effectively source for in-house talent acquisition teams that specifically require an executive search skillset. If you are seeking to build an executive search function for the first time or hire search consultants for your existing team, we can help.

About Us

Our Consultants

Daniel has worked in recruitment for over 19 years. Prior to co-founding Dryden, Daniel's experience included 6 years in New York establishing a specialist governance recruitment firm from scratch and managing a London based European recruitment team as a response to Brexit. At Dryden, Daniel focusses on business origination and executive search hiring at all levels. He also oversees our annual executive search compensation report. Daniel is married with two sons (James and Max) and is a keen follower of Liverpool FC.

Daniel Close

Managing Partner

Dan has worked in recruitment for over 20 years and prior to co-founding Dryden, ran a senior appointments division covering roles to C-suite across finance, governance and general management. He has a track record of developing high performing Consultants, Managers and Directors and uses his knowledge of the DNA of a successful recruiter to help advise on career paths and identify the best talent in the market. At Dryden, Dan leads retained assignments for Director and Partner level hiring and has an in-depth network across Legal, HR, Finance and Private Equity. Outside of work, he is a dad to two boys (Theo and Zac) and husband of a chocoholic!

Dan Flynn

Managing Partner

Oliver joined Dryden Search in 2021 and is a graduate from Brunel University. Oliver plays a key role in supporting both Managing Partners in identifying and mapping the very best talent in the UK executive search market. Outside of work, Oliver is currently studying his MA in Creative Writing and follows Tottenham Hotspur home and away.

Oliver Brown

Senior Research Associate

Emily joined Dryden in 2022 as a Research Associate and is presently studying Biological Sciences at Edinburgh University. Having undertaken an internship at a global executive search firm, Emily supports Managing Partners on searches and plays a key role in ensuring our data is updated in real-time. Outside of the work, Emily has competed at an international standard in acrobatics and continues to enjoy life as a student!

Emily Davies

Research Associate

CONTACT: Daniel Flynn, Managing Partner, 07900 803795   |   Daniel Close, Managing Partner, 07377420429   |   EMAIL: dc@drydensearch.com