Sam Leighton-Smith, FREC
Sam, a founding partner and current Director, is responsible for Compass Associates group financial performance, growth strategy and business generation. He also oversees Compass Executives, a search and selection firm operating out of London.
Sam is a founding partner at Compass Holding Group, and operates out of our executive search offering, Compass Executives. Sam is responsible for group financial performance, growth strategy and business generation.
Sam specialises in Board-level appointments that add long-term value to organisations and regularly acts in an advisory capacity to our closest clients in relation to succession-planning, industry trends and salary benchmarking.
Sam holds a Law and Politics degree BA (Hons), LLB from the University of Kent as well as additional qualifications in the practice of recruitment. In his spare time Sam enjoys all sports, travelling and has an active interest in current political and economic views.
Mike Jeffreys, FREC
Mike is a founding partner and current Director of Compass Associates, he heads up the Care Home Division and assumes responsibility for all things IT related. Mike is also responsible for the operational direction of the business.
Mike is a founding partner at Compass Holding Group, and operates out of Compass Associates where he heads up the Care Home division, as well as the Specialist Services division. Alongside this, Mike is responsible for all things IT related across the group, as well as the operational direction across Compass Holding Group.
CertRP qualified under the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), Mike has many years’ experience working within the Recruitment industry, and has an in-depth understanding of the Health Care sector.
During his spare time, his interests include rugby (Mike represented England schoolboys at regional level), golf, travel and cooking.
Chris Russell, FREC
Chris is a founding partner and current Director of Compass Associates. Chris has established two of the four Divisions within the company and currently heads up the General Healthcare Division. He is also responsible for staff training and development.
Chris is a founding director at Compass Holding Group, operating out of the Compass Life Sciences brand. Chris is also responsible for all staff training and development.
Chris holds a degree within Criminology BA (Hons) and is qualified and accredited under the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). He has over 10 years of experience specifically within Health Care and Life Sciences recruitment and has an expert knowledge of the industry.
Chris is also an avid rugby fan and has a particular interest in travel and current affairs.
Dave Langford, FREC
Dave is Director of Specialist Services & Group Information, providing senior leadership to the Specialist Services division and responsibility for the Compass Holding Group’s financial analytics.
Dave has been with Compass Associates since 2011 and has spent over 9 years in the recruitment industry, previously working in the Procurement & Supply Chain Market after completing a BA (Hons) degree in Human Resource Management.
Dave is a keen Leeds United supporter and enjoys holidaying in Italy.
Luke Osborne, AREC
Luke is Group Development Director for Compass Holding Group. Luke has over 5 years experience recruiting senior and executive appointments for the health and social care sector. Luke is responsible for establishing new divisions within Compass Holding Group & client development across all existing divisions.
Luke is the Group Development Director for Compass Holding Group, and focusses on the development of new and existing clients, new service lines and ensuring clients are provided with the best solutions for their needs.
Luke operates out of our Compass Executives offering, where he focusses on C-Level and Director appointments across the independent health and social care sector (Private / VC’s and PE Houses), as well as Partner and Director mandates within healthcare advisory services. Luke is also currently heading up our Compass Corporate Services offering.
Luke graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a BSc. (Hons) in Quantity Surveying, and outside of work enjoys sailing, and is a fan of most sports.