Stuart has an extensive career in executive resourcing spanning a total of twenty-five years. In the field of executive resourcing for B2B services organisations, he is a highly respected, authoritative figure, well known for a very professional yet user-friendly approach to business.
Stuart’s recruiting career has focused on assisting multi-site support services companies with key director and senior executive appointments. He has an excellent understanding of the ingredients of success and a proven ability to attract talent into these types of enterprises. A hallmark of his approach is a rigorous evaluation of the merits of industry experience versus transferable skills. This enables Stuart to hire from specialist markets when necessary, but also identify portable skills that will augment the pool of candidates and stimulate fresh thinking.
His sales background enables Stuart to find creative ways of projecting opportunities to first class candidates, even when the recruiting company may not be in the most immediately appealing or high profile industry. The ability to match candidate with client to mutual advantage has given Stuart a loyal following amongst senior executives.
Stuart has an Honours Degree in Geography and a postgraduate planning qualification. These led him into an early career in international logistics, primarily with the P & O Group, where he specialised in sales and key account management. Stuart developed his recruitment consultancy skills with Hoggett Bowers and rose rapidly to Regional Director, running a highly successful Thames Valley business unit comprising nine consultants.
He then moved to Whitehead Mann, a prestigious London search practice, where he established and built a strong position for the firm in the outsourced support services market.