Wild Squirrel launched in 2020 with a belief that brilliant people make businesses succeed. We specialise in finding rare and exceptional strategists and placing them in teams where they will make the greatest impact.

Hello, my name is Lisa

I founded Wild Squirrel after 10 years of recruiting talented candidates for some of the UK’s leading marketing departments, creative agencies and brand consultancies.

I saw that clients and candidates needed something different: a model that focuses on strategy and planning and involves truly understanding the industry and the people working in it.

From the in-depth discussions I have with both clients and candidates to producing my annual Salary Guide and market report, I put in the time to ensure teams and individuals find the right match to achieve their maximum potential.

I’ve built my consultancy around three core values: integrity, respect and commitment. That means building long-term relationships, not chasing a fast buck. I hope you’ll join me on that journey.

“At Wild Squirrel, we search out the brightest minds, the rare and exceptional talents, so they can help our clients’ businesses shine.”

Here’s what people have to say

“I cannot say enough nice things about Lisa at Wild Squirrel Recruitment. She provided a level of service I’ve rarely come across in the industry, it felt as if she was available at my beckoning call at any time of the day to provide assistance, new opportunities and advice as we navigated the market for the next chapter in my career.”

Allan Dickenson



“Lisa is proactive and engaging and has a good sense of the level and type of skills you are looking for in a role. I saw a shortlist of great candidates for a role, all of whom were on brief, and Lisa really helped to shortcut the process to finding the right candidate to join us”.

Head of Engagement Strategy


“Despite the incredibly challenging hiring environment, Lisa has worked diligently and tirelessly to find us the right candidate. With a calm and calculated approach Lisa’s bespoke service meant we saw less but much higher quality candidates, taking up less time but yielding much better results”.

Alistair Finch

Co-Founder & Managing Director


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If you’re seeking a new career challenge, or searching for a new Planning and Strategy candidate, we’d love to hear from you.

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