Who we are
Global Executive Search Team
Catherine holds a Masters in Computer Science and Mathematics from Paris VI University. (Pierre et Marie Curie)
After a successful career at IBM Europe in Paris, Catherine stepped into the entrepreneurial world with Talk Software, selling complex communications software. Promoted to European Managing Director, Catherine moved to London and grew successfully the operations.
After a few years, Catherine joined the Fintech world, and led a 10 years career selling complex trading and risk management systems to investment banks all over Europe for companies including Sungard Data Systems, mpct Solutions, IPS-Sendero, Caminus, Integral Development Corporation.
Her understanding of Capital Markets and the whole front-to-back office systems enabled her to win large contracts with Tier 1 and 2 banks in Europe.
An opportunity to open in Spain the operations of ParkMobile - selling a mobile phone payment solution for parkings - presented itself. Catherine became the Investment manager of the Dutch Venture Capitalists for Spain.
She successfully positioned the offering in Spain and later on in the UK.
In 2005, Catherine decided to join the senior executive search business.
She worked for over two years for Calibre One, a boutique search firm in London and later on for Harvey Nash, a bigger search firm.
Her focus was the Technology space, and senior executives roles.
In 2009, she felt it was time to create her own company, Principle Selection.
Catherine's innate ability to connect with people, and her knowledge of the markets she covers, make each search she manages a high quality and fast process. Sourcing senior executives and the sales force of reputable organisations.
On top of that, with her incredible intuitive skills, personal touch and vast international experience, she assists highly skilled and talented senior executives and sales professionals in landing the employment they seek. She pays attention to the various components of each candidate distinctive “Human Capital” which gives her an understanding of their ambitions, core values, goals, and challenges. Catherine is a co-creator of their reality.
She holds a great passion for people and loves exploring the cultures of different parts of the world. Catherine has traveled extensively in her professional career and is a multilingual person who holds expertise in the languages of French, English, and Spanish. Catherine is currently in the midst of learning her fourth language - Hindi.
She practices yoga and meditation in her free time.
Non Executive Director
Pam Loch has joined Principle Selection as a Non-Executive Director in 2021. She advises on all employment and Human Resources related matters.
Pam set up Loch Associates Group in 2007 to respond to the need for commercial and bespoke solutions for clients. She has continued to evolve the business to respond to client needs and is now proud to have services offering solutions in all elements of HR and employment law.
As well as being the Managing Director of Loch Associates Group, Pam has also been a specialist, award-winning employment law solicitor for over 20 years. Her passion for finding solutions to help businesses manage and look after their people is reflected in the development and success of the four businesses across the group.
Unusually Pam is a dual qualified solicitor, being admitted as a solicitor in Scotland and England & Wales. Clients like her pragmatic, commercially focussed approach and solutions. Pam is a prolific networker and seasoned commentator on the TV and radio on employment law and HR issues.
Pam is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and has the following qualifications: Bodmin (Hons); LLB (Distinction); DIP in Legal Practice; and ASCII.
Whilst proud of her Scottish heritage, Pam has lived in the South East for many years with her family and Ellie, her dog. She enjoys walking Ellie, keeping fit, spending time with her family and a nice glass of wine.
We work with a team of remote researchers and consultants to complete the searches.
Each search result is checked and approved by Catherine Parson.
We have regular quality meetings and thrive to constantly improve the quality of our searches and shortlists.