BUSINESS STRATEGY AND TALENT STRATEGY - ALIGNED. Assessing, Hiring And Developing Talent For Performance And Culture.

Executive Search

The search for talent that allows leaders to do what they are best at. We find executive and non-executive directors that help leadership teams to overcome challenges in the uncharted territories of ever so changing markets. more

Career Transition

Channeling performance and focus. Finding a meaningful professional purpose. Managing change. We do this through raising self-awareness, learning to manage the newly gained insights, and setting a winning strategy to create opportunities. more

Talent Strategy

Aligning talent strategy to business strategy. Our contemporary approach to talent management. We provide access to HR services and talent when you need it, whilst reducing the pain and pressure of short notice recruitment processes. more

Thought Leadership

A best practice guide by the Institute of Risk Management (IRM), authored by SANDPartners founder Ulrich Seega, on how to hire great Chief Risk Officers and other senior risk professionals

The IRM has released new guidance on hiring for the most senior risk positions. It also remarks on a shortage of candidates for senior level positions and calls on organisations to ensure that their professional development schemes and succession plans nurture sufficient talent for the future. IRM is also introducing a new advisory service to provide candidate assessment support for organisations around the world seeking to make top level risk appointments. more


The SANDPartners philosophy is based on collaboration, detailed research, powerful strategy, and resilient execution leading to effective solutions.

Our team consists of international researchers, consultants, HR professionals and psychologists. Our clients include non-executive board directors, Chief Executives and their direct reports in firms ranging from start-up to FTSE 100.

SANDPartners was founded by Ulrich Seega, a career expert, talent advisor and experienced executive search consultant who has worked in the UK and internationally with CEOs and their teams in various sectors. His broad experience also includes work with special forces and high performance world class athletes.

  • “You have changed the game for us in terms of level of candidates.”

    VC Backed Growth Company
  • “As an active VC investor talent is key to success. It is important at the outset when we evaluate the teams and identify gaps, but it’s also key as we help companies grow to help them get access to the right level of calibre appropriate to the right stage of growth. Having partners such as Ulrich Seega and his organisation SANDPartners provides us with a core capability. Ulrich and his team can support our investee companies through the investment life cycle – providing us with insightful advice and value add services appropriate to the stage of company development.”

    Pan-European VC Fund
  • “This is contemporary executive search and talent solutions.”

    UK Insurance
  • “After two decades in business I really knew how to represent my company. The work with Ulrich and the team helped me to focus on myself again, verbalise my personal story and set the strategy to find a new challenge.”

    Global Head of Corporate Finance Division
    European Investment Bank
  • “Ulrich has a black belt in all things talent and I can only recommend him and the team!”

    Chief Underwriting Officer
    Insurtech Start-Up
  • “I have known Ulrich Seega since 2014 and found him to be an excellent sounding board and a consummate executive search professional. 

    Amongst others we worked together on a key executive hire to accelerate a complex transformation process, a hire I made after he suggested the idea having spent time talking to me and thinking about my business.  

    His deeply personalised approach and ability to quickly develop a thorough understanding of what we were trying to achieve stood out.  As a result, he was able to incorporate our purpose and translate strategic requirements into high quality candidates, including hidden gems that we could not have reached otherwise.  It was one of those non-obvious candidates that has contributed immensely to our business transformation and on whom I have come to rely, bringing as they do a totally different perspective.”

    £6bn Asset Under Management
  • “Ulrich and his team stand out for delivering quality at the level of any global executive search firm whilst adding the personal touch of a niche consulting business. Ulrich has always taken extra care to understand our strategy and role requirements and deliver a diverse selection of candidates whose profiles supported our ambitious transformation targets.

    In summary, we would recommend Ulrich highly due to his personalised approach, extensive network, and efficient delivery capability.”

    International Specialty Insurance