Paul Botting

Paul began his career at M&S in stores, head office and as a senior retail operator, before becoming a career interim, including retail operations director appointments.  He was then asked by a well-known and highly respected search firm to help build an interim division, which became the market leader. In addition, he moved to run the retail and consumer search practice for permanent hires.

He holds a wealth of experience in interim placements with twenty years at the heart of the interim industry, including three years as Chair of the Interim Management Association. He brings unparalleled knowledge of the interim market place and candidate population.

Paul is Director of Interim and NED of the wider Barracuda Group, originally joining to build and develop a senior interim practice to sit alongside the existing search business.

“Having spent many years both as a retailer and recruiting at senior level in the sector, I recognise that the industry has always had a requirement for flexibility, even more so today in the digital age. I have always been a champion of interim as a flexible resource to be deployed at critical times and for important opportunities. Equally key is that search and interim work alongside each other, as the senior headhunting model of the future”