Justin started his career managing the IT recruitment needs of major brands and high technology accounts and growing one the most successful internet service providers of the time during the early 2000’s tech boom.

Having undergone professional study with the CIPD and the British Institute of Psychology he moved into retained Executive Search and Selection in 2003 and became a board director and shareholder in 2007.

Justin focuses on mission critical assignments for hard to resource roles and has developed a broad view of best practice and how great talent adds value in such diverse sectors as telecoms and IT, heavy engineering, energy, and ultra-efficient lean manufacturing operations.

He is also familiar with niche sectors such as payment processing, loyalty solutions, identity security, city-based automated exchange trading, and innovative VC-backed technology start-ups.

As Managing Director in CIG-London Ltd, Justin continues to deliver retained assignments as well as driving the Interim Executive Management Practice offering.

Innovative approaches

Working in developing and disruptive sectors without conventional routes to market, he has honed the ability to create innovative approaches to candidate identification and verification that often adds a fresh approach to sectors where clients feel they are getting a “stale” response from the usual suppliers.

In his view the ability to listen and ask the right questions is key to successful candidate selection.

Justin works nationally as well as internationally, speaks fluent French and intermediate Italian and operates from bases in the North of England and London in the UK, and Normandy in Northern France

Justin´s recent assignments include:

  • Global Head of Operations, automated securities trading company, City of London.
  • Director of Technology and Systems Integration, identity solutions business, manufacturing.
  • Head of Service Delivery (IT) and Software Project Director for a £1billion UK conglomeration.
  • Group Customer Services Director and Director of Sales, Europe wide Laboratory Samples Testing business.
  • Chief Technology Officer, largest Online Learning site in Europe.


What his clients say

“Justin´s approach to recruitment is without exception the best I have experienced. His handling of the recruitment process was methodical, well-thought through and professional. He clearly understood the requirements of the role and the needs of the client. A true asset to any recruitment campaign.”

Paul Gibson, Director of Technology, IT Sector