Redefining what it means to be ‘values-driven.’

Renowned experts at your disposal to ensure you hire the best talent.

The New Era Directors have each completed a variety of search assignments, focusing on Senior Management, Executive, and C-level appointments from early stage start-ups, to established multinational corporations.

No matter how complex your hiring needs are, we have the experience necessary to add insight and value to your hiring strategy.

What we do 

New Era is a focused search platform where critical hiring decisions are taken seriously and are given the attention they need.

We are not a volume-based search provider. We only take on a select handful of search assignments at any given time. For too long, the executive recruitment industry has been volume driven on the supply side, with recruitment firms taking on as many projects as possible and playing the numbers game, thereby sacrificing precision and ultimately the quality of the hired professional on the client side.

New Era is different. We care about each and every one of your recruits.

Global Reach

Being based in the UK allows us to facilitate international expansions for our clients. Setting up distribution networks, direct sales forces, operational/scientific leadership, and locally compliant regulatory functions.

Our location allows us to manage these international expansions for our clients. Our Directors have successfully completed many international expansion search campaigns, from San Francisco to Singapore, and everything in between. Having done this for many years, we also have deep-rooted networks within international hotspots, giving us access to local candidate pools for building out teams within a given territory.

Hiring your first international employee can be a complex and challenging process. Multiple approaches need looking a first international hire, whether a subsidiary needs setting up or a 3rd party payroll partner needs identifying, we have the experience necessary to guide you along the way. Having dealt with these complexities before, we understand the differing factors that need paying attention to depending on which country/region is being targeted.

Futuristic global business

Meet The Team

Ben Hornsey


Ben has more than a decade of executive search experience; his focus has always been the commercial IVD, Life Sciences, and Industrial solutions markets due to a deep interest in innovative life-changing technologies. His niche and passion is helping support pre-commercial, early-stage, and mid-sized companies with pioneering products to build out their commercial leadership and infrastructure in preparation for a successful launch and/or expansion. His expertise also lies in identifying industry-leading talent, facilitating strategic business unit management and restructuring, and supporting affiliate-level management through expansions and rebuilds. His exposure to strong industry-leading talent has seen him grow a footprint in the private equity market placing senior-level industry-specific candidates for portfolio companies.

Ben has an extensive C-suite network across all functions and has helped many mid-sized companies establish their footprint through indirect sales channels and direct affiliates around the world. In recent years Ben’s network and experience have expanded to cover all areas of the Diagnostics, Life Sciences, and Industrial solutions markets that support (but are not limited to) clinical, research, academia, pharma, water, and chemical customer segments.

Outside of executive search, Ben is an avid runner, most recently completing the New York Marathon, a second Abbott World Majors Marathon with his sites firmly set on securing a Six Star Medal.

Byron Fitzgerald


Byron began his Executive Search career in 2012, initially focusing on placing Director/Partner level Executives into top-tier Management & Strategy Consulting firms. Motivated by a passion for sectors that advance human health and technology, Byron has spent the last 12 years recruiting C-suite/VP level talent for companies in the Food & Beverage, Technology, Biotechnology, Pharma, and Clinical/Contract Services (CDMO/CRO) industries.

Byron has become a trusted advisor for securing senior-level talent that drives innovation and growth. He has a strong track record of placing executives in diverse organizations, from early-stage startups to established enterprises. His expertise includes supporting pre-sale companies by recruiting top talent to achieve EBITDA targets, enhancing their value before sale. Additionally, Byron works extensively with private equity portfolio companies, placing key executives to facilitate organic growth in the post-M&A environment.

Beyond this, Byron helps early-stage companies build key leadership teams, priming them for growth. He also supports companies in building strong executive teams, managing strategic business units, and restructuring for optimal performance. His skill in identifying and attracting top industry talent has been crucial in guiding organizations through critical growth phases.

Outside of the office, Byron is a former award winning Powerlifter who now spends his time at the Gym trying to avoid injury rather than setting records! You can also find him on the golf course for slightly less intense pass-times.