Carbon is a leading boutique advisory firm.  Led by Alicia Seoane-Ireland, the senior leadership team is supported by a panel of Advisors, fusing deep subject matter expertise from within industry with fresh and innovative thinking from broader industry leaders.
The diversity of knowledge and expertise garnered both within the Carbon team and from our Advisory panel, reflects the breadth of thinking required in a modern, innovative executive search firm.

Paul Steggall

Paul Steggall


Paul founded Carbon in 1999 to deliver senior level executive search to a select group of financial services clients.
He has established an impressive portfolio of clients, demonstrating 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 trustee of the National Centre of Circus Arts, an Advisor for The International Exchange, and is a regular speaker at schools across the UK on the subject of entrepreneurship. 

“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.”