Experience

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Self-employed Field Recruiter

Forbes Research

Feb 2013 to Present

Recruited 40+ Journalists, Charity Partnership Managers & Government Advisors (UK & US) within 3-4 weeks using online screening – project performance utterly transformed

Recruited 20+ C-Suite Officers and Directors across a variety of FTSE and Top Track companies (& a few universities) – client delighted by quality and speed of recruiting

Built database for YouGov containing 950 Heads of IP, Patent Attorneys, General Counsel from companies within UK, France, Germany, Netherlands etc.

Recruited variety of San Francisco SVP’s & Heads of Department to 90 minute face-to-face discussions (predominantly via LinkedIn)

Recruited 20+ CIO’s, Heads of IT etc from 250+ & 1000+ employee organisations (within UK & South Africa) for 60 minute depth interviews

Successfully recruited variety of IT Decision-Makers, enabling highly effective Focus Group feedback – Director (The Insight Business): “the respondents you produced were excellent”

Completed major European parliamentary interviewing project by recruiting 15 MEP’s for 20 minute telephone depths

Transformed recruitment (of high net worth financial service users) for 3 discussion groups – original recruiter had ‘gone on holiday’

Recruited 5 Directors / C-Suite Officers in a matter of days to discuss UK property market branding – I now work in a fuller marketing & partnership role for this very satisfied Parisian client, arranging conversations with potential new customers

Recruited 2 FTSE 100; 5 FTSE 250 and 2 Top Track 100 CEO’s for 30-45 minute f2f or telephone depth interviews (re perspective on changing boardroom structures and dynamics)

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Project Advisor

Millward Brown

May 2011 to Feb 2013

Sourced sample for, and then recruited 13 CIO/VPIT’s (Comp Rev > $1Bn) for 90 minute online depth interviews; ‘converted’ 25 earlier recruits to completions

Recruited 15 C-Suite Officers and senior-most Functional Heads (FTSE 100 & 250 companies) for 60 minute F2F interviews. Tight client deadlines met.

Greatly enlarged database of contacts within FT350 (Resource/Utility) companies, which I then used for successful Management Team recruitment.

Created new database of C-Suite & IT contacts for companies with £(250-400)m turnover via Hoovers, general Internet search & cold-calling etc.

Regularly wrote effective and punchy project drafts to communicate with executive respondents (& PA’s), and internal team members.

‘You’ve brought a fresh approach, new ideas and enthusiasm to the team’ Head of BPRI (April 2012)

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Recruiting Consultant & Depth Interviewer

Research Works

Feb 2011 to Apr 2011

Managed Excel Database with 65,000 international contacts, filtering data according to country, job function etc.

Recruited & interviewed 40+ Academic Researchers, Teachers and Librarians (Australia, Hong Kong, India, & Europe) for 30 minute+ semi-structured depth interviews - new business was then quickly given by satisfied end client.

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Recruiting Consultant

Field Initiatives

Jul 2005 to Jan 2011

Recruited, and then interviewed 17 (from sample of only 19) Music Content Operations Managers for 30-40 minute structured depth interviews. Project completed to budget.

Recruited variety of senior HR personnel for 20-30 minute face-to-face and telephone depth interviews.

Recruited a variety of Social Workers to 20+ Discussion Groups throughout the UK (for Children’s Workforce Development Council) Created sample from Internet, and via specific Industry contacts.

Recruited and interviewed 80 Chief Insurance Underwriters/Claims Managers for 40–60 minute structured depth interviews.

Recruited 16 Dental Specialists/Consultants (extending project sample by using Google, BT.com, respondent advice etc). Client delighted by results.

Interviewed Head Teachers, Deputy Heads, Departmental Heads from numerous Primary and Secondary Schools.

Thank you ... it was a challenging project with tight timelines, but you sourced recruits of the highest calibre who played a central role in the success of this job. Working with you was an absolute pleasure.

Research Manager at RONIN International, Jan 2019

You have carried out a really great job, and been innovative in getting round some of the obstacles … your LinkedIn initiative showed a touch of genius

Research Director at NCA Associates, Aug 2018