I’ve been in the recruitment and training industries for nearly 20 years (with a brief sojourn in meat delivery!).
Battered and bruised after selling sales training and recruitment services in London, I moved as far away as I could…to New Zealand. Fresh faced, clean shaven and wearing a pinstripe suit, I worked my way across and up in a large global recruitment company. Completing post-grad studies and finishing as GM Sales, I then had the opportunity with a few others, to be a founding Partner of Bureau.
Starting, owning and growing a business has presented a range of challenges and I wouldn’t change any of it! Recruiting at the senior level across the technology, manufacturing, distribution and consumer sectors, I have helped business owners and leaders solve a range of people and strategic problems!
As an Englishman (and proud Chelsea supporter) I am lucky to have a NZ wife, NZ kids and a NZ passport! I love the lifestyle NZ has to offer and at the same time I desperately hang onto being English…so coaching my kids football (not soccer) and playing for Eastern Suburbs over 40s Division 1 keep me grounded. I have also developed a fondness for craft beers…some remind me of the warm, flat ales of England!
Senior leaders (Sales & Marketing) & SME General Managers
Here are a couple examples of positions I have filled recently:
Head of Sales – ICT Services Company
Marketing Director – IoT Company
Marketing Manager – SaaS Company
General Manager – FMCG
General Manager Marketing – FMCG
General Manager Sales – FMCG
I have also helped a number of senior executives with their career transition – the process can be confusing, messy and underwhelming! I bring some empathy, direction and humor!