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Executive search and talent advisory boutique

Argo Navis is a boutique executive search and talent advisory business. We specialise in supporting private equity funds, other alternatives managers, their investee companies and their advisors. We have a lengthy track record in delivering key executive hires and wider talent consulting, based on cumulative years of experience advising professionals, funds and deals as well as in wider practical leadership and team optimisation.

We look for the most effective ways to support our clients, whether as a traditional third party advisor, an in-house partner or as an extra set of eyes. We work with our clients both bilaterally and sometimes in association with corporate partners.

Supporting Clients
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Executive Search

Investment & Value Creation professionals Fundraisers & IR Portfolio Company Leadership
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Team, Culture & Individual Assessment

Leadership team analysis Team effectiveness evaluation Optimisation support
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Talent Diligence

Supporting a search process Pre-deal leadership analysis Fundraising leadership referencing
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Bespoke Projects

Referencing support Hiring process design Benchmarking projects
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Flexible Partners

Traditional search mandates In-house part-time partnerships Wider talent consulting engagements

working with us
Argo Navis is led by Toby Ellison who brings more than ten years of consulting experience from a wide range of angles around the private equity industry.

Initially, he worked in private fund placement and mergers and acquisitions at Deloitte and since then has specialised in executive search at two leading London boutiques. His track record spans investment, value creation, and investor relations professionals, their advisors and the leaders of the companies they invest in. His first career was at sea in the Royal Navy, leading teams, people and operations, after which he completed an MBA at Cass Business School, London.

At the heart of our consultancy, we value most:

Giving open and honest and advice
Maintaining mutually supportive, unconflicted relationships
Managing efficient and rigorous processes

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Behind Our Name

The ‘Argo’ was the ship (Navis), in ancient Greek mythology, for which Jason selected and recruited his intrepid crew, who became known as The Argonauts.   These pioneers sailed The Argo, in their quest for the golden fleece.

“People Driving Returns” points to Argo Navis Ltd’s objective to support our clients across the people agenda, in their own quests to generate financial and social returns for their stakeholders.


Green Park House 15 Stratton Street London W1J 8LQ
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