The diversity of knowledge and experience within the Carbon team reflects the breadth of thinking required in a modern executive search firm.  Our experience includes international executive search at both boutiques and global firms, as well as the law, investment banking, marketing and strategy consulting.  This wealth of experience combines to best effect on every assignment we undertake.

Paul Steggall

Paul Steggall


Paul founded Carbon in 1999 to deliver senior level executive search to a select group of financial services clients.  Today, under his leadership, Carbon has established an impressive portfolio of clients in banking, insurance and asset management, where it demonstrates a track record of hiring non-executive and executive leaders who have successfully shaped and defined the organisations within which they work.  Paul works with a range of organisations across Carbon's EMEA client base to appoint CEOs and functional leaders in both developed and emerging markets.  Prior to establishing Carbon, Paul spent three years at a specialist technology recruitment firm.  He is a director of a theatre company and enjoys endurance sports expeditions.

“Carbon is a highly qualified organisation and I am impressed with the quality of the candidates presented by Paul. There was no time wasted looking at candidates that would never be a fit, as all candidates were well aligned to our culture.”