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Barracuda expands team to drive growth

Porteous has 20 years’ executive search experience and prior to joining Barracuda, spent nine years with Heidrick & Struggles, latterly as Partner responsible for the UK Retail, Hospitality and Leisure practices. This followed earlier client delivery roles with Korn Ferry and PA Consulting Group.  

Having worked with a diverse range of corporate, SME and private equity portfolio companies, Emma’s expertise lies in supporting companies in both rapid growth and transformation mode, building senior management teams to deliver digital, multi-channel and cross-border strategies. She has extensive experience in the successful migration of retail talent cross-sector into other multi-site, consumer facing environments, operating at general management and functional level.

Barracuda's joint managing directors Jamie Zuppinger and Justin Linger commented, “We are delighted to have engaged Emma, being someone we have known, admired and competed against for a very long time.  Her broad and deep experience of working for two of the world’s leading global search retail and leisure practices across corporate, SME and private equity portfolio companies and her extensive candidate and client network will complement and strengthen Barracuda’s unparalleled retail and consumer facing expertise, enabling us to be the first choice adviser for retail, digital and consumer facing businesses wrestling with their talent agenda.”  

They added, “With Emma joining Barracuda Search and working alongside our other divisions Barracuda Digital, Barracuda Interim and G2exec, we believe that we have once more strengthened and consolidated our position as the largest and most experienced integrated retail practice of any search organisation based in the UK, if not globally.”  


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