Dad. Gadget-fan. Adrenalin junkie. Outdoors beats indoors. Tech. Social. Start-ups. Recruitment industry.
- London, GB
Over a decade in contingent technology resourcing. Subsequently diversified into managing process and technology change projects, again in the recruitment space (RPO). Achieved Prince2 project management certification in 2006. Focus more recently has been on more commercial use of Social Media in recruitment, particularly around Twitter. Start-up experience, including raising finance.
BraveNewTalent, Head of Client Solutions, London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
April 2011 to April 2012
Working with new and existing clients to build talent community solutions, providing market feedback to product development team, supporting marketing activity on the conference circuit and leading tracks/discussions whenever possible. Blogging on technology and recruitment at http://musingsfromsussex.com/
TweetJobs Ltd, Co-Founder / Director, Brighton, United Kingdom
August 2009 to January 2011
Start-up company providing consultancy and fulfilment channels for recruiting organisations. Focussed entirely on Social Media, particularly Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. Involved in concept design, raising of investment capital and subsequent launch of business. Moved to lead the company's consulting work, in addition to developing new client relationships. Track leader at professional events, also giving back to the local community through sessions with students on use of Social Media when job-hunting.
The Albany Group, Engagement Manager, London, United Kingdom
October 2008 to January 2009
A short piece of work to restructure Albany's approach to the Carphone Warehouse account, where Albany were 6 months in to a loss-making contingent RPO contract. Successfully restructured.
Alexander Mann Solutions, Principle Resourcing Partner & Client Engagement Mgr, London, United Kingdom
January 2005 to January 2008
Managing the Flexible Resource solution for a major consultancy client, comprising a matrix team of up to 12 staff. This service managed up to 250 temps and 550 professional contractors at any given time.
Also spent 8 months of this time on assignment to a major mobile telco provider, examining existing process issues, redefining technology requirements for a workflow solution and going out to market. This project was handed over to supplier due diligence.
Xd Software, Operations Director, London, United Kingdom
December 2004 to August 2005
Start-up tech company specialising in reporting software solutions for financial organisations. Wide-ranging interim board position to strengthen day to day operations, oversee the development of the sales and professional services functions and to handle headline relationships with key clients (on- and off-shore, including LloydsTSB and Dexia). Restructured processes for payroll, credit control, made significant improvements to cash-flow.
Hays IT, Business Development Manager, London, United Kingdom
January 1997 to January 2004
A variety of roles ranging from hands-on recruitment and client sales through to corporate customer management and sales team management. Dealt at all levels with customers including Barclays, LogicaCMG, JPMorgan, O2, IBM
QA Myriad, New Business Contacts Consultant, London, United Kingdom
Left January 2000
(subsequently acquired by Hays plc)
Geography, IT, UK Economics, BA Honours at Middlesex University