Opus Partners

Opus Executive Partners is led by an experienced team of accomplished search professionals who are highly regarded in their respective fields. Throughout their careers they have developed a wealth of market knowledge and an extensive network of industry leaders and executives across the oil, gas and mining industries.

Brian Martin—Managing Partner, Founder


Photo of Brian MartinBrian has over 25 years domestic, European and International Search experience exclusively within the Energy and Natural Resources industries and the service, financial, advisory and investment communities supporting these sectors.

Brian founded Opus Executive Partners in 2007 to provide strategic advice in the natural resources sector. Prior to Opus Brian was a Director and Co-founder of Oil and Gas focused Maxwell-Drummond International (MDI) and was largely responsible for growing MDI through expansion into international markets in the USA, Canada, Australia and South Africa. He has over 25 years of experience in delivering executive search solutions to a wide range of clients including multinational corporations through to start-up technology and resources companies. He is passionate about his work and is considered to be one of the leading international search consultants with in-depth knowledge of the natural resources sector with very extensive contacts within industry and financial services organisations. His opinion and knowledge is sought after and valued by senior business leaders and key investors alike.

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