Phaidon International, a business backed by Quilvest Capital Partners, has appointed David Silver to its TopCo board as a non-executive director.  

After practicing as a lawyer in London, Silver spent over 23 years in investment banking, the last nine years of which were as head of European investment banking for a US investment bank.

Harry Youtan, chief executive officer at Phaidon International, says, “We are delighted that David is joining Phaidon. He brings valuable experience in areas that will be instrumental in strengthening our offering as we continue to scale our business globally and deliver better value to our clients and candidates.”

Andy McRae, non-executive chairman at Phaidon, said, “We are thrilled that David has accepted our invitation to join the board. David has significant knowledge and experience of the international staffing industry having acted as lead adviser to many of the largest M&A transactions within the staffing sector in recent years and we look forward to working with him as we continue to execute on our ambitious growth plans.”

Silver said, “I am excited to be joining Phaidon International. The business has a fantastic reputation in its markets and a phenomenal management team. I am looking forward to working with Harry, Andy and Quilvest to support Phaidon’s growth and the continued creation of value for all stakeholders.”

Jay Takefman, co-head lead Private Equity at Quilvest Capital Partners, added, “Phaidon continues to deliver exceptional results, consistently outperforming the industry and it is great to have someone of David’s calibre join the board.”