David Nobbs


Based in London, David is the Managing Partner, EMEA.

Based in the UK, David and his team have a track record of working with ambitious PE/VC backed, privately owned, and listed consumer businesses to place exceptional leaders to support start-up, growth, transformation, turnaround, new market entry, and M&A activity.


Prior to joining Elevate Talent, David spent the last 16+ years working for global and boutique firms and in FTSE 100 client-side roles. David’s most recent role was Managing Partner for a global boutique leading their consumer business, working across EMEA, US, and APAC regions. Throughout his career, David has extensive consumer experience partnering with clients across retail/pure play, FMCG, travel & leisure, entertainment, hotels & restaurants, sport, and financial services sectors. His experience includes appointing executive/non-executive board talent as well as leadership talent across commercial, product, marketing, digital, eCommerce, tech, finance, HR, operations/supply-chain, and trading/retail areas.


In addition to his role with Elevate Talent, David is a Non-Executive Director/Trustee of a sustainability charity, a mentor to graduates, and an investor in high growth, purpose-led start-ups.