About MA Executive

Renowned executive recruiters

What we do

MA Executive specialises in delivering high quality Accounting and Finance search solutions for both permanent and interim requirements, servicing the hiring needs of some of the worlds best known companies. Our team of experienced executive recruiters brings a strong track record of delivery, combined with an in-depth knowledge of industry built over many years of recruiting at the highest levels. Through utilising innovative search techniques underpinned with creative assessment tools and an enviable network of contacts we offer a refreshing alternative to supporting businesses in the provision of mid to senior through to D & C level finance professionals.

Meet the team

David Hurwood



David is a highly experienced and well-networked Executive Search and Resourcing professional, with a strong track record of delivery spanning a 25 year career. He specialises in recruiting mid-senior through to D and C level finance professionals where he has recruited across a variety of sectors in the UK, Europe, USA and Asia and has conducted executive search and talent management mandates for FTSE 100/250, Fortune 500, Midcap and SME businesses; including partnering PE & VC backed clients.


David began his career in recruitment in 1989 working for a FTSE listed global recruitment firm where he helped establish several new businesses including a New York operation in the USA. On his return to the UK David went on to run the Commerce & Industry divisions of two UK based Accountancy and Finance recruitment firms.


Industry came calling and David joined a luxury goods online retailer as Operations Director where he would remain for 4 years. Here he was instrumental in transforming the business, driving both growth and profitability during a very challenging economic climate. In 2013 David moved on and advised and successfully delivered a divisional resourcing strategy for the world’s largest building society before moving back into executive recruitment.


“We set up MA Executive to bring something different to the recruitment market. We wanted something that combines our vast experience within Executive Search recruitment with the attention to detail and personal touch you get with a boutique agency. Our clients have always appreciated our down to earth approach combined with our ability to truly understand what their business needs.”

Mitchell Thompson



Straight out of university, Mitchell went to work for an established North West recruitment business. Despite having no previous experience in recruitment, Mitchel was immediately thrown in the deep end; armed with just a phone and the yellow pages, Mitchell was asked to open up a new Birmingham branch. Within three years Mitchell had created the company’s most successful branch and established himself as the most successful consultant in the entire business.


“It was from building something from scratch and with no supporting database or recognised brand that I learnt the recruitment lessons I still use today. Clients and candidates like to be treated as individuals, they want to experience a premier service and get the best advice possible. Now with the benefit of many years of experience and advanced networks, I am one of the best equipped people available to help guide your career in finance”.

Adam Butler



After graduating in Business & Accountancy, Adam spent his early career successfully developing the West Midlands clerical and part-qualified offering, for a leading national recruitment group. Adam went on to spend a stint in Melbourne, setting up a commercial finance recruitment arm for one of Australia’s fastest growing firms. Upon returning to the UK, Adam established a qualified recruitment network throughout the Midlands.


“We set up MA Executive with the aim of providing a market leading service that offers honest, transparent advice based on many years of experience. I get real pleasure from understanding the businesses and people that we work with and think we are in a unique position to help our clients achieve their goals and make sure our candidates can leave work with a smile on their face. I am excited by the opportunity to grow our business and I believe our focus on ethical recruitment and delivery of service excellence will help us to stand out in a crowded market. Done well, recruitment should add value for everybody involved, it’s what we strive for on a daily basis and what sends me home with a smile every day.”

Who Are MA Executive

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MA Executive Search is a boutique, Executive Level, recruitment specialist for the Accounting and Finance sectors.

Within our established client base, we work with clients of global status and candidates who are experts in their chosen fields.

We work with clients and candidates from all over the world. Our concentrated areas focus on UK, Europe and Dubai.

We pride ourselves on our tailored approach. We offer a full and thorough service.

Our transparent, informative and honest communication builds sustainable relationships and genuine rapport.

Our highly collaborative approach ensures we set the highest levels of service standards and that each assignment receives the level of resource and time required.

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