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Highly experienced Executive Search Consultant specialising within corporate functional roles, with a bias towards HR appointments. Managed over 1,000 assignments across over 350 businesses in a recruitment consulting career spanning over 25 years.
Led and built 2 award winning HR Recruitment practices,
( Courtenay & Macmillan Davies Hodes ) during a 15 year period before entering high level Executive Search.
Specialist in sourcing across sector, matching cultural 'fit'/style and expert in managing product/service brand and employer brand disparity.
Work tel: 0207 828 9900: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive Search Consultant
Executive Search Partner
Grosvenor Clive & Stokes
September 2008 - September 2008
Executive Search Firm ( Headhunters ). Managed senior HR searches and other corporate roles, including internationally ( US, near & far east; Africa ). Specialising in 'difficult' searches. Examples available.
Coaching & Career Transitioning.
Executive Search - HR
September 2006 - September 2008
Managed senior HR search assignments; levereged HR connections to win business for other sector focussed colleagues.
September 1999 - August 2006
Ran my own Search business; In addition to HR search assignments, managed searches with degrees of difficulty, e.g. 'blighted' appointments: appointments within organisations with a disparity between employer brand and product/service brand: appointments within difficult geographies: and appointments within unusual/specialist occupation groupings with very limited candidate pools. Developed and refined culture matching methodology to de-risk appointment error for transferable skill appointments. Executive coach to a number of HR Directors. Worked for an HR Recruitment business for 15 months to develop their search proposition.
Main Board Director
Macmillan Davies Hodes
January 1991 - January 1998
Grew the HR Recruitment capability from scratch to the largest team in Europe, turning over £1.8 million. Subsequenty leveraged the HR connections to grow 7 other vertical market sector recruitment teams to create a 120 head business turning over £10 million. Was part of a Board of 4 that oversaw the integration of the Bernard Hodes recruitment advertising business following the Company's acquisition by the Omnicom Corporation of America
January 1983 - January 1991
Helped build the largest HR Recruitment specialist company in the UK. New Consultant resourcing, coaching & mentoring; re-branded business
Head of HR
January 1980 - January 1983
Managed the function within highly unionised multi-site environments in food manufacture & distribution in the Midlands & Yorkshire. Averted any strike action at the time of the Miners disputes.
Massey Ferguson - Perkins Engines
January 1977 - January 1980
Managed major white-collar recruitment efforts at a time when specialist engineers and IT systems analysts were in short supply. Managed major redundancy programme
Qualifications & Certifications
Cambridge High School for boys
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