No ordinary executive search agency

We are built on a foundation of passion, dedication and delivery.

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QLM is an executive search partner that operates exclusively across Food, Beverage and Ingredients & Flavours.

We are an extension of the clients that we represent and we focus on building long term, mutually beneficial relationships.

We understand precisely how to connect the right talent with the right clients, finding people who are not just the best for the position but an excellent cultural fit as well.

Whether you want to recruit a new CEO or understand the talent dynamics in a specific market QLM's team of industry professionals has the expertise and the network to deliver.

Leadership Team

We are a team of proactive problem solvers.

We are committed to providing our clients with the best possible service, whether that means finding the right solution for their business or setting them up for success.

We are here to help you with your specific needs and work closely with you on the strategies needed to keep your business moving forward.

Managing Director

Seán Lydon

Seán is the founder of QLM Search. A natural connector and relationship-builder; for close to 20 years, Seán has delivered critical executive talent solutions globally to companies in the Food, Beverage and FMCG industries.

Prior to forming QLM, Seán served as Co-Founder of a boutique search firm where he led their most successful division. His ability to create lasting relationships with clients and candidates alike makes him a truly valuable asset to any business, or executive looking to transform their career.

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Phil Taylor

Phil is a seasoned business leader with over 30 years' experience in the Food and FMCG industries.

He has held senior roles across multi-sector businesses, including Divisional Managing Director and latterly Chief People Officer for a leading FTSE 250 Food business. Here he held responsibility for the entire people agenda across the UK, Ireland and USA, comprising 16,000 employees.

Phil now focuses on his portfolio of investments and charitable work.

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Head of CSR

Erin Taft

Erin champions and develops the ethical, environmental and community-minded side of QLM Search.

She is a graduate of Central Saint Martin's University and spent close to 10 years fulfilling leadership positions in the Education sector.

In parallel with this role, she is an active ambassador for “Forest School” outdoor learning and enjoys connecting children and young adults with nature.

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Partner Beverage

Kevin Snowdon

Kevin has 25+ years of executive leadership experience, gained in both listed and privately held Leisure and Consumer Goods Groups.

During his career, he has been instrumental in the creation of highly profitable, multi-site businesses that have generated significant shareholder value.

Kevin is a trusted business partner, that truly understands the demands of running complex organisations and the talent you require to deliver world-class results.

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