Private Equity/
Venture Capital

Grace Blue is a modern executive search firm specialising in leadership talent who drive consumer engagement and growth.

When PE/VC firms invest in consumer brands, core KPIs include audience acquisition, retention, engagement and ultimately, growth. When they invest in marketing services companies, they expect smart and strategic scaling. In both cases, we are experts in appointing progressive leaders with the relevant skillsets who know how to create value.

*Denotes a search where Grace Blue was hired by the portfolio company

Our Offering

Executive Search

We’ve placed leaders across the entire consumer ecosystem and have also helped marketing, media, digital, and creative agencies of all sizes transform their leadership teams to make them fit for task for the future. We have a proven track record of placing exceptional go-to market leaders who can translate brand, marketing, customer experience, and audience insights into accelerated growth for investors, and NXCs who can guide the portfolio businesses to maximum ROI.

Marketing advisory services

Beyond executive placement, our fifteen-year heritage of working with hundreds of agencies of all sizes and types means we understand how the industry is changing and what that means to Private Equity investment strategy.

With our unique perspective on agency performance and trends in the marketing services industry, Grace Blue can help you:

  • Understand the agency ecosystem and react quickly to market disruptions and trends
  • Seize opportunities for strategic investments that drive sustained value
  • Evaluate and select the right agency partners for your portfolio companies to work with

Including but not limited to:

Chair & NED

C-Suite and Leadership


Data, Insights & Analytics

Sales & Commercial

Digital & Technology


Marketing, Media & Content


Our team of former practitioners brings decades of brand and marketing leadership experience, a significant depth of knowledge that helps us get to the right solution faster. You can rely on Grace Blue to identify, engage, and evaluate portfolio company executives who will maximise shareholder value.

Our Team

Our Approach

Grace Blue combines the knowledge, reach and rigour of a global headhunting firm with the empathy and integrity of a boutique specialist giving our clients the depth of expertise in this space.


With offices in North America, EMEA and Asia-Pacific, we offer our clients a unique perspective on, and access to, the world’s leading talent. Global collaboration means we have removed all the internal barriers to ensure our clients benefit from information sharing to ensure the best possible outcomes.


Our depth of knowledge is rooted in a single-minded focus on leadership across consumer brands, agencies, private equity/venture capital, sports, media and entertainment, working with senior leaders across a breadth of roles.


Our approach combines rigour, market knowledge and global insight to make sure no stone is left unturned. We find the best possible candidates, not just the best available.


Our senior team have all worked in the business, most at executive levels – giving us a unique combination of empathy, insight and influence.


We are passionate about what we do and are proud of always doing the right thing for our clients, candidates and people.