Senior Architects need to possess technical excellence, strong leadership and exceptional attention to detail. And although decision-making, methodology, and strategy are integral to Architecture roles, the very best professionals also master communication and stakeholder management.
Our consultants have many of these skills and are able to own specific verticals while simultaneously building relationships that explore the needs of employers and candidates. Find out more about your Architecture specialist below.
I’ve been with Caspian One for the past eight years. In that time I’ve grown our global engagement capabilities (across three continents) within Vendor specific technologies (kdb+, ION etc…) whilst also working with other niche skillsets and business areas. Also, I have spear headed our client expansion. This has subsequently meant I have been the highest billings and sales consultant year on year since 2014. I believe my successes relates to the level of passion, intensity, drive and motivation I express. Much of this I learnt early in my career, through working in sales, with likeminded colleagues, and studying Marketing and Finance at University. However more importantly, it’s my ability to create real relationships with everyone I work with (client, candidate, colleague) that I credit highest. I’m now the Co-Head of UK FinTech at Caspian One, and in this role I lead our business development and client engagement activities. I also have the fantastic opportunity to share my experiences with my team, and see them craft rewarding careers.
When my clients have endorsed me in the past, it’s typically been because of three elements; my professionalism, my working knowledge of the support market, and my due diligence throughout the process. Whilst it’s common for recruiters to promote these abilities, I’ve proven them time and again, across 5 years of recruiting for top-tier financial clients. I’m proud to say I both understand and comprehend the technologies, projects and skill demands in the market today - which allows me not just fill gaps, but truly place the right people.
When it comes to recruitment, my approach is entirely people first. I operate equal-standing relationships with my entire network, built upon my expectations of contacts, to be honest, direct and open - coupled with me meeting their demands; providing transparent, flexible and thorough support with a high-level attention to detail. I was brought on to expand the reach in Infrastructure and Support with a particular focus on trading platform vendor SME’s. However, from the successful progression of that market, I’ve also been tasked to head up Caspian One’s developing Cloud presence - recruiting architects within the Cloud space with skill sets not just solely technical but also including evangelists to offer a wide range of truly talented individuals.
I’ve always had an interest in technology. Since joining Caspian One in 2014, I’ve built my reputation around understanding the markets in which I work; whilst providing an open, transparent recruitment service for the businesses and people I work with. My success and progression at Caspian One is based upon established relationships within the C# .NET communities. I’ve gained a reputation for consistently delivering, for both clients and candidates; with an analytical and intelligent approach to recruitment. I get a huge amount of satisfaction from finding a candidate the perfect job, or an ideal engineer for my top tier Investment Banking, Hedge Fund, and FinTech clients.
Without total transparency, expectations cannot be managed and ultimately, that is where any recruiter will fail. I pride myself on being honest and upfront with the understanding that this will lead to a swift and stress-free hiring experience. Identifying top talent and meeting client expectations requires in-depth understanding of motivations, skillset and background whilst appreciating that culture, environment, and team-fit can be equally as important. My long-standing relationships and extensive network have allowed me to deliver time and time again to some of the market’s most revered tech firms. In addition, my friendly demeanour and personable nature make the hiring process not only efficient, but pleasant and easy. I am always open to new working partnerships and look forward to hearing from you.
A scientist by education, I graduated with a degree in biology and originally went into industry as a scientist. However, realising I didn’t want to spend my days in a laboratory, I decided to move into recruitment where I could continue to help people in a different way and different environment. I enjoy the challenge of helping people make important decisions and progress their careers.