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Philip Hodson

Director - Portfolio Search

Philip Hodson

Partner - Portfolio Practice

Portfolio Practice
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Philip Leads our Portfolio practice which specialises in placing C-Suite and Senior Manager level candidates into PE-backed corporates on a Pan- European basis. The team's core disciplines include CFO search, Financial team build-out/design and Corporate Development/M&A. Having partnered with several large-cap buyout funds through to small-cap growth investors, in building out finance and strategy teams, Philip has become the head-hunter of choice for portfolio businesses looking to scale upon acquisition or before an exit or IPO. 


Originally from St Andrews, Philip attended the Madras College school before reading Law and English at the University of Aberdeen. Before joining Altus Partners, Philip spent four years working for a FTSE 250 listed Executive Search firm within the groups CFO practice. Philip is currently a Partner at Altus Partners and sits on the businesses senior leadership team. 


Philip was part of the team that won Acquisition Internationals ‘Best Buyside Executive Search Firm’ award in 2019 and 2020, respectively. 


Philip is a keen amateur Rugby Player and Golfer. Currently playing with Old Cranleighan RFC In Surrey while occasionally scrambling to play to his lapsed six handicap…