I started in recruitment in 1999. After time spent at Havas and PwC, I founded talent attraction business Social Media Search as a joint venture with Norman Broadbent plc and after leading a MBO, I then co-founded Candidate.ID in 2016.
As the world's first marketing automation platform for talent acquisition, Candidate.ID won numerous awards and as CEO, I raised $MM external investment, led a successful exit, to iCIMS Inc / Vista Equity Partners in 2022 and it was a brilliant experience.
I'm a really good leader with broad skills including strategy, product, marketing, sales, finance, investment raising and building great senior teams. Functionally, I am an expert in talent attraction, including talent sourcing, employer branding, recruitment marketing and HR technology. More specifically, you won't find many people more experienced in building talent pipelines.
What do I do?
I am entirely focused on developing a new HR tech start-up, Poetry - the recruiter enablement workspace for talent acquisition and RPO teams.
One of my favourite interviews, with former iCIMS Chief Strategy Officer Mike Wilczak for George LaRocque's WorkTech channel, the day we announced Candidate.ID's acquisition
Recruiting Brainfood Online. I normally co-host this with Hung Lee most weeks.
Letter to my 13 year old self, for Recruiting Brainfood. This was tough to write.. NSFW
A real mixed bag of old articles I've written for Recruiting Daily
I've done a lot of podcasts, webinars and produce loads of content for social media. You'll find access to most of it at my social media links below. My CV's also below if that's useful.