Mark Duncan

How would you describe yourself?

Strategic, passionate, organised, curious, and compassionate.

What do you enjoy about your role and Eliot Partnership?

Having started my career as a theatre director, I find lots of similarities in executive search. It is much like casting a show: you are looking for an individual with a unique set of skills to deliver a specific set of results.

What did you want to be when you were younger?

I moved to NYC to become a theatre director and at one point I worked for a year as a Resident Director at Sigourney Weaver’s husband’s theatre.

What would you like to learn and explore?

I love learning new things and have a wide-ranging appetite for knowledge. I often find a topic that intrigues me and want to learn everything I possibly can about it, which means my home is covered in books!

Mark began his career in executive search in 2016 and has executed on high-level executive search mandates for clients across industries, including Fortune 500 companies, leading financial services firms, major consumer brands, and cutting-edge media/technology companies. Most recently, he helped establish an innovation and technology practice for a boutique executive search firm in the real estate sector. Previously, he focused on placing candidates into executive and senior-level marketing, communications, and investor relations roles.

Before beginning his career in executive search, Mark worked for a variety of organisations, including a global investment management firm, a national theatrical labour union, and a New York City-based cultural and community centre.

Mark graduated from Elon University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts.

In his spare time, Mark enjoys going to the theatre, reading, and having friends over for a dinner party.

New York

New York

125 Park Avenue
Floor 25
New York
NY 10017

+1 646 851 2100