Dave moved into executive recruitment in 1988 when he joined Ward Executive on its inception; ten years later he became its MD. In the last year he has been pleased to have established a partnership with Cornerstone London – and has already seen the benefits the new connection has delivered for clients.
After graduating with a degree in Modern Studies (a euphemism for History, Politics and Maths) he began his career in HR, and completed his CIPD. Over the next fourteen years he worked mainly in technology-based businesses, including blue chips such as Beecham and BOC. He knows he’s not an HR specialist in today’s terms, but he firmly believes those early years have given him perspectives on people and organisations; they also underpinned his training in psychometric assessment.
As a recruiter he has always been a generalist and he has handled a very broad range of projects in a wide variety of sectors. As much by chance as design he’s developed particular knowledge of the aerospace world and the heavy building materials arena, but he’s also carried out projects in service-based businesses and in not for profit organisations. Some of his clients are multinational companies, others are owner managed businesses. Most of his projects are at senior manager/general manager level, but he’s also recruited technical specialists, and made appointments in just about every professional discipline.
- General Manager of a UK subsidiary of a global engineering company
- Head of Distribution Sales for a manufacturer of construction sector components
- Operations Director for a manufacturer of high tech aerospace components
- Customer Services Manager for a supplier of heavy building materials
- Marketing Manager in a VC backed B2B services business
WHAT HIS CLIENTS SAY
“In my previous role as HR Director for Lafarge I worked with Dave on a number of recruitment assignments, including Executive Search and advertised positions. Some of these vacancies we had struggled to fill ourselves, but through Dave we always succeeded. I found Dave’s service to be exceptional, providing high quality summaries of all the candidates he interviewed which included perceptive insights on their qualities and some pointers of areas to explore with them. In my new role as HR Director at Hope Construction Materials I will certainly use Dave again when the opportunity presents itself.”
Jim Verity, HR Director, Hope Construction Materials
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Senior Manager/Board Level Tel +44 7768 444430
- Technology-based organisations email email@example.com
- Heavy Building Materials in Connect on LinkedIn