Global Executive Search | Faststream Recruitment

Faststream Executive Search specialises in the search and selection of senior executives for the global Shipping, Maritime and Offshore Oil and Gas sectors.

We source hard to find senior executives and pride ourselves on a refreshingly straight forward approach to Executive Search.

We work with all types and size of company across three key maritime locations in the EMEAAsia-Pacific and Americas. We recruit for the full C-Suite, senior executive and difficult to source specialist skill sets.

The Faststream Group was established in 1999, employs over 100 people and is a global people specialist in Shipping, Maritime and Offshore Oil and Gas recruitment.

We are proud of our experience, our rich history and our enviable position in being able to leverage our detailed understanding of our specialist sectors, the companies and most importantly the people.

Simply put, we know the people and the people know us.

In a market place where senior executive candidates are passive, they are not applying for advertised jobs, not posting their CV’s on job boards and not talking to most recruiters, knowing who to call and having existing relationships is critical. This is what we do.

We are constantly mapping the who’s who in our marketplace and building relationships so that when we start a search, we can quickly and accurately recommend a short-list of candidates.

Our knowledge means that we need to talk to fewer people to find the right candidate and in our experience the less people spoken to means greater confidentiality.

We will often recommend the successful candidate at the start of the search and this can be critical where confidentiality and timing is key. 

Our approach is results focused and whilst our search process is well established we don’t sell unnecessary ‘bells and whistles’. Executive coaching, consultancy and telling you how to run your business is not what we do.

We use tried and tested execution skills that are governed by three principles: UnderstandingAccuracy, and Dialogue.

Our philosophy is based on understanding and responding quickly and effectively to our customers’ confidential and strategic needs. We believe that a partnership approach is the key to a successful Executive Search and selection relationship.

We have the ability to accurately identify the right candidates in your search which is delivered by our extensive knowledge of the market and the candidates available.

Dialogue is everything to us – we keep our customers’ up to date at every stage of our search process to ensure we are building relationships that are successful and long-lasting.

We source hard to find senior executives and pride ourselves on a refreshingly straight forward approach to Executive Search.

Significant recruitment experience is important when delivering a search and a few grey hairs are no bad thing, and consequently, at Faststream our most senior Board Directors manage all of our search work.

Actions speak louder than words in Executive Search and if you would like to see examples of some of the searches we have successfully completed, please contact our team below: 


Due to our commitment to client confidentiality, you won't see us advertise our current executive assignments.

Please contact the Executive Search team below to discuss our current opportunities.

Our Executive Search Team

Contact Mark to discuss your Executive Search needs.

Mark Charman

CEO & Founder of Faststream Recruitment

+44 (0) 2380 208700 Email Mark
Executive Search - Asia-Pacific

Contact Jason to discuss your Executive Search needs.

Jason Nangle

Managing Director - Asia-Pacific

+65 6508 5482

Office Hours: SGT 09:00 - 18:00

Email Jason
Executive Search - EMEA & Americas

Contact Martin to discuss your Executive Search needs. 

Martin Bennell

Managing Director - Faststream EMEA & Americas

+44 (0) 7792 839026 Email Martin
Executive Search - Ship Management - EMEA & Americas

Contact Kelsey to discuss your Executive Search needs in Shipping.

Kelsey Purse

Director of Shipping

+44 (0) 2380 208 772

Office Hours: 08:30 - 17:30 GMT

Email Kelsey
Executive Search - Marine and Oil & Gas - EMEA & Americas

Contact Adam to discuss your Executive Search needs in Marine and Oil & Gas.

Adam Graves

Director - Marine and Oil & Gas

+44 (0) 2380 208 822

Office Hours: 08:30 - 17:30 GMT

Email Adam