Richard Chase


Founder & Managing Director

Richard Chase is the co-founder and Managing Director at Chase Edler.​

Richard has led Chase Edler’s international portfolio of exclusive executive services since the inception of the firm. With over 25 years’ experience, Richard has shaped the firm, starting as a new, unknown company and blossoming into a leading boutique executive firm with a global reach.

Richard has deep understanding of a multitude of industries and has recruited for listed, multinational organisations. He leads the strategic direction with the conviction that delivering excellence requires knowledge. Not only industry knowledge but knowledge about people, clients and candidates alike. Their motivations and their ambitions, their skills and potential. An understanding which enables him to deliver services based on trust, loyalty, expertise, confidentiality and discretion.

Leading the highly experienced senior team, Richard’s vision is that Chase Edler is not only an executive recruitment firm but also a trusted advisor to our clients where the personal relationships and intimate understanding of their needs is the key to successful high-profile assignments and results.

Richard holds a degree in International Business and Management from York University. In addition to his background in executive recruitment, Richard has

broad experience in consultancy roles and has worked with leading, global companies.