Senior PartnerPractice: Legal
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Although having earned a law degree from his native U.K., Pip Sehmi never envisioned life as a practicing attorney. Instead, he has fashioned a successful career, first in sales, and now in executive legal recruitment. When Pip arrived in Los Angeles in 2006, he met with a recruiter to discuss potential sales positions in the L.A. market. The two hit it off so well that she asked Pip to consider transitioning from sales to recruitment. He agreed, and joined an international Billion Dollar staffing firm. After two successful years, Pip joined a small boutique staffing firm in West LA. After almost 6 years with that small boutique firm, Pip joined Lucas Group early this year as Senior Executive Search Consultant for the company’s Los Angeles division.
Pip’s background in executive recruitment is well rounded. Whether the task involved staffing a 90 person “Mock trial” for a national law firm, or placement and staffing an entire records department for a boutique law firm that didn’t have one, Pip has answered the call. He finds the consultative aspect of recruitment aligns well with his strengths. While his passion for business development and sales was born out of his years of prior experience, Pip is also infinitely interested in what drives the clients and candidates he supports in any given search. He is insightful and intuitive – understanding the various attitudes, needs and cultures of each client and their respective firms, and mirroring those accordingly.
When he’s not busy working, Pip spends time with family and friends indulging in his passion for cooking. He also enjoys boxing and perfecting his game of Snooker – a British type of strategic billiards that Pip likens more to chess than an American game of pool. It’s a game that requires foresight and predictions about where the next move will come, and just like he does in any executive search, Pip is always anticipating which move will best serve his clients and their needs.