LONDON, October 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthemis Group is delighted to announce the launch of Anthemis Talent, a boutique talent and leadership advisory firm, focused on helping our clients and portfolio companies recruit and develop world-class executives to grow and transform their businesses. We are excited that Gavin Holland has joined us from Heidrick & Struggles to lead this business. Anthemis Group is a digitally native financial services firm with investments and consulting activities located across the globe and brings together a network of talented entrepreneurs, executives and engineers to build innovative, technology-enabled businesses across the spectrum of financial services. "Technology and social media have made it increasingly easy to identify and source potential candidates, therefore the real value of a talent advisor is in ensuring that the right talent is selected and that they outperform as part of a team. The Anthemis Talent vision is to redefine levels of client satisfaction through our unrivalled global sector knowledge, assessment and referencing methodologies, and to leverage technological innovations from within the Anthemis ecosystem to disrupt the talent industry status quo," said Gavin Holland. "Paradoxically, in a marketplace increasingly defined by technology, having the right people in the right roles becomes even more important to ensuring success. We strongly believe that assembling and retaining teams of talented and passionate people is key to building great businesses. With Gavin at the helm, we can help our portfolio companies and clients source and develop the best people, those most suited to take their businesses to the next level," added Sean Park, Founder, Anthemis Group. In his most recent role, Gavin was responsible for running the Financial Services business at Heidrick & Struggles across Europe, Middle East & Africa, having returned from a three-year stint in the New York office in 2007, as one of the youngest Partners in the 60-year company history. His portfolio of work spanning more than 15 years has focused on the intersection of technology, innovation and transformation with the financial services industry.