David Thew & Company merges under Maverick Publishing Specialists Ltd.

David Thew & Company to merge under Maverick

Publishing Specialists Ltd.

Thew to become Maverick Commercial Director.

David Thew and Company joins Maverick, pooling resources and networks to offer an expanded and enhanced range of publishing consultancy, recruitment and (outsourced) resource identification services.

For Immediate Release.

Dorset, UK September 11th, 2017 – Maverick Publishing Specialists Ltd., the specialist consultancy and outsource solutions company for the publishing and digital content marketplace, announced today that David Thew & Company (DTC), the global executive search and recruitment consultancy, has merged its business and personnel into the Maverick operation.

In related news, DTC’s Managing Director, David Thew, will assume the newly created role of Commercial Director for Maverick, and join its Senior Management Team.

Reporting directly to Martin Marlow in his role of Principal and President of the Maverick Group, Thew will leverage Maverick’s global network of Associates and Consultants to expand and develop a broader range of executive search, temporary / project based and permanent recruitment services, as well as utilize his more general consultancy background to manage the Sales, Business Development and Commercial aspects of the wider Maverick Business. Marlow will continue to oversee the overall Maverick operation, alongside working with David, the Senior Management Team and the global Associate network to further develop the range of consultancy and support provided by the Company, as well as explore new service development for the Group as a whole.

David Thew has worked in the online publishing  market for 33 years and in recruitment and executive search for the last 23 years. He was a founding director of the specialist publishing and knowledge management recruitment consultancy Intelligent Resources and subsequently Director of Publisher and Content Provider Recruitment at TFPL. He left TFPL in February 2013 to launch his own executive search consultancy.

Speaking of the announcement, Martin Marlow, President of Maverick Publishing Specialists, commented, “One of Maverick’s core strengths has always been its flexible approach to client support and the ability to tap into a wealth of human resource and experience via a number of differing business models, dependent on our customers specific requirements and budget. I am delighted David is joining us and bringing his business under the Maverick banner. It will not only provide yet another range of customizable services we can offer all our respective clients, but also enhance and expand our combined service offering as a whole. Not least via our three-year partnership with David, increasingly Maverick has found that we were being asked to provide interim or longer-term recruitment support alongside our more project based consultancy and outsourced services. This move just seemed the next logical step for both of us as our respective businesses continued to grow. And of course, having David’s experience and industry knowledge on board as Commercial Director will further assist this growth as well”.

David Thew added, “Although the global recruitment market is increasingly virtual, there is no substitute for specialist on-the-ground market expertise and resources, particularly in such a fast-paced, diverse and dynamic marketplace as publishing. We were increasingly being asked to provide recruitment solutions both on a project basis and in geographies where our existing resources were stretched to capacity. By entering this agreement with Maverick, the combined organisation can provide clients with a complete end-to-end resourcing service across multiple disciplines on both an interim and permanent basis, drawinon specialist market knowledge in all localities. Clients have made it clear they want to work with us on a global basis, and we can now respond to that demand.”

David Thew will assume his new role with immediate effect and will be attending the ALPSP conference in the Netherlands alongside Maverick’s Martin Marlow and Kathy Law from the 13th to 15th September.

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Contact: Martin Marlow

Email: martin@maverick-os.com

Phone: +44 (0)7920 204000

Contact: David Thew

Email: david@davidthew.com

Phone: +44 (0) 7792 399320

About Maverick Publishing Specialists

Maverick is a leading, specialist consultancy and outsource services company designed specifically for the publishing industry. We focus on providing high-level e-publishing strategy development; strategic and operational marketing and direct sales; market research; product, content and technical consultancy; and distributor / partner relations support for publishers in all market sectors. The Maverick team are publishing specialists with specific expertise across all areas of print and electronic information. We supply customized project based or interim management services that can be tailored to our individual customers’ needs. Maverick resources cover UK and Europe, USA and Canada, Latin / South America as well as Asia Pacific. Visit www.maverick-os.com for more information.

About David Thew & Company

David Thew & Company Ltd is a specialist consultancy focusing on recruitment and executive search in publishing and digital content, both in the UK and overseas. Our expertise draws on over 30 years’ first-hand experience in online publishing and digital content markets, with an extensive network of contacts which is multidisciplinary, multi-level and global. We work across all disciplines in publishing, with a particular focus on senior-level appointments. We are expert in all recruitment disciplines, but we typically employ executive search methodologies to offer a targeted and intelligence-led recruitment process. Our ethos is simple but clear: we strive to offer a high quality service at competitive rates, with integrity and transparency. Visit www.davidthew.com for more information.


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