Janice Riches is a successful executive search consultant and resourcing adviser with a business background and strengths in taking on complex assignments. Operating as an interim adviser or consultant, she applies best practice principles and an entrepreneurial approach that is not limited to a prescribed process. This has delivered results for some challenging clients in private equity, large multinationals and SMEs, and excellent working relationships across a wide variety of industry sectors including manufacturing, technology, retail and financial services.
Janice graduated in Business/Marketing in London and had a ten year career in the high technology industry with ICL, ITL and McDonnell Douglas, specialising in sales and strategic marketing. She switched careers into headhunting and joined Coopers & Lybrand’s newly formed resourcing consultancy business, initially to enhance their specialism in recruiting at CIO level. She developed her expertise across all board and senior management roles in London, was author of the firm’s ‘best practice guide’ aimed at improving standards in assignment management and established the resourcing consultancy business with leading local businesses across the south west and South Wales.
She went on to set up her own business, which has worked for some market leading listed and private companies including SAB Miller, Aurelius AG, Law Debenture Trust Company, Wincanton and London Underground. Recent assignments have included Managing Director, CFO, Executive Director Specialist Financial Services, Programme Director, European CIO, Sales Director and a Head of Construction Services.