Fides Search appoint Head of IP & Patents

IP and Patents specialist joins Fides Search

Fides Search are delighted to welcome Chris Excell to the team. Chris joins us as a Senior Consultant and will be leading our IP & Patents practice. Chris works with Law Firms, Patent Attorneys and a range of in-house clients. He has a particular interest in the TMT sector alongside Pharma and Lifesciences. All of which are a focus for Fides Search.

Chris has worked on searches across EMEA and will be joining colleagues in helping clients secure the best possible talent across our core international markets. Chris will add further depth to our partner search capability whilst also working with our clients on consultancy and due diligence exercises.

Chris joins Fides Search having most recently having been the Head of Search – Private Practice for a legal services focused recruitment business. Chris joins Fides Search during a period of growth, Mathew Parker who also recently joined our TMT sector group, which is part of our ongoing investment.


Edward Parker, Director of Fides Search had this to say:

Chris joins us at truly exciting time as we try to deepen our sector focus and specialist knowledge in key areas. Chris brings some fantastic experience to the table in areas that we feel require a true specialism and focus. We have seen that our clients are increasingly expecting their search consultants to not just understand their business, culture and strategy but that they also need to be genuine experts within their market.

This is a huge opportunity for Fides Search as we naturally gravitate towards consultants with sector and practice specialisms. Chris brings huge energy and determination to his work and the Fides Search team and we very much look forward to working with him.

Chris ExcellWhat Chris had to say:

I am absolutely thrilled to be joining Fides Search, who match my ambition and share the same values of offering a first class service to clients, whilst maintaining integrity and quality, in a consultative manner. The international capabilities of Fides was also a massive draw for me and I am very excited to help build on the excellent platform Fides Search currently has across Europe and beyond.

Chris’s bio can be found here

Chris looks forward to introducing himself in due course but please feel free to reach out to him if you would like to arrange a time to meet. His details are as follows:


Mobile: +44 (0) 7407 895 518

DD: +44 (0) 20 3642 1873

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