Founder & Managing Director @ ISCN - Information Security Careers Network
Talent Lead, Europe @ ConsenSys
NVQ Level 3 @
BT Apprenticeship Scheme / Business Skills College
I love finding the best talent for Microsoft.
My natural interest in technology, coupled with the fact that I've worked on both sides of the fence (I've been a software developer and project manager in addition to my experience as a recruiter), means that I'm able to view assignments in these areas with a greater appreciation of
I love finding the best talent for Microsoft.
My natural interest in technology, coupled with the fact that I've worked on both sides of the fence (I've been a software developer and project manager in addition to my experience as a recruiter), means that I'm able to view assignments in these areas with a greater appreciation of what makes them right for the candidates I'm speaking with.
I'm experienced at recruiting people at all levels from entry level developers and engineers, up to Directors and C-Level Executives, using a range of sourcing techniques.
As an open networker (LION) I accept all invitations to connect, and have over 17,000 direct connections - feel free to add me to your network.
**Cyber Security - EMEA Solutions & Services Sales Lead
- Build and lead an EMEA sales team for our brand new Enterprise Security Group
- Sell service offerings around protect, detect & incident response
- Demonstrate over-achievement against targets around enterprise cloud security services
- Build strong relationships with C-level
- Proven experience building and managing successful teams and growing new markets
- Deep cyber security knowledge and background
**ISV Partner Development Manager (Reading & UK wide)
- Help to shape the way Microsoft builds relationships with ISVs and app developers
- Key focus on Microsoft's three platforms - Windows, Office 365 and Azure
- Technical sales, involving interaction with tech teams and C-level execs
If you know anyone who could be suitable, please get in touch: email@example.com
**RECRUITERS - PLEASE NOTE: I focus purely on sourcing candidates directly, and have no interaction with agencies or outsourcing companies**
Talent Acquisition Specialist @ AMAZING THINGS HAPPEN HERE!
At Microsoft, we’re about helping you realise your full potential.
From gamers to governments, mums to mega-corporations, we serve just about every kind of customer, all over the globe.
Many people think Microsoft = software. Yes, we do software - but we also do hardware, services, research, and more. We work on PC and mobile operating systems and applications - like Windows and Windows Phone. Products for IT professionals and developers - like Windows Server and Visual Studio or Microsoft Azure cloud platform. Online services such as Bing, and MSN. Business solutions like Office 365, Skype for Business, Exchange, Lync Server, Yammer. And devices like HoloLens, Lumia, Surface (including Surface Book and Surface Pro), Band, Xbox, Kinect, and more.
Above all though, Microsoft is a great place for smart, curious, ambitious people with a growth mindset to do their best work.
We’re passionate about what we do, and we work hard to create a workplace which is diverse and inclusive, where you can have a great work-life balance and love the work you do.
What this means if you come to work here is opportunity - to do things that make a real difference to millions, if not billions, of lives. To reach your potential. So why not take a closer look at Microsoft? We think you’ll find that amazing things really do happen here.
"Come as you are. Do what you love."
If you’d like more information about career opportunities at Microsoft, visit our careers site:
Or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
**RECRUITERS - PLEASE NOTE: I focus purely on sourcing candidates directly, and have no interaction with agencies or outsourcing companies** From October 2015 to Present (3 months) London, United KingdomFounder & Managing Director @ With the largest group on LinkedIn dedicated to helping people further their careers in InfoSec, we're able to provide group members with special offers on training courses and certifications, as well as access to free resources, reports, whitepapers, webinars, etc. (not to mention connecting with and sharing the latest jobs, articles, ideas and information with fellow InfoSec professionals and recruiters!).
We have a dedicated channel on BrightTALK featuring webinars and presentations from some of the leading names in Information and IT Security to help you develop your knowledge and get the job you're after.
The ISCN website has US and UK focused job boards, allowing you to apply for free. Recruiters and employers can post adverts for as little as $1 per day.
Additionally, our resource library allows group members to download all sorts of interesting security and IT related whitepapers for free.
Please feel free to get in touch if you’re interested in becoming an affiliate partner to offer training, resources, surveys, services or promotions:
**ISCN website: http://www.infosec-careers.com
**ISCN LinkedIn Group: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=1368287
**ISCN BrightTALK channel: http://www.brighttalk.com/channel/10573
**ISCN Resource Library: http://infoseccareernetwork.tradepub.com/category/information-technology-security/1091/
ISCN also owns and manages the Audit & Finance Careers Network (AFCN) group on LinkedIn, which is aimed at helping people share ideas and progress their careers in Financial Services, including Internal and External Audit, Compliance, Banking, Risk, Insurance, Practice, Consulting, Industry, and more.
**AFCN group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=730037 From February 2014 to Present (1 year 11 months) Online Trading Manager - iD Mobile @ Moved into this role after being chosen as one of 6 winners of the 'Intrepreneur Challenge' (see Honors & Awards below).
Responsible for project managing the delivery of the new website, and then managing merchandising and online marketing for iD Mobile - the new MVNO from Carphone Warehouse.
While in this role I obtained the Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing from the Digital Marketing Institute.
Managed one direct report (Online Marketing Analyst) and one dotted line report (Web Developer), and worked closely with the Commercial, Marketing, Operations, and Customer Services teams to deliver improvements to the website and increase sales through various promotional activities.
iD is built around you, the customer. It’s as individual as you are! That means we’ll listen to what you want, and then give you the flexibility to control what you need.
http://www.idmobile.co.uk From September 2014 to September 2015 (1 year 1 month) Talent Sourcing Specialist @ Utilising various direct sourcing and headhunting techniques to find the best talent for Carphone Warehouse's corporate functions. Generally focussing on mid-management up to Directors and Heads of department.
This covered the whole range of business units, including:
Finance / Audit
IT / Infrastructure
Software Developers / Web Developers
Business Change (Programme Managers, Project Managers, Business Analysts, etc.)
eCommerce / Multichannel
Trading / Buying
... and anything else!
I was also responsible for creating a graduate assessment process for our Business Change Function and was tasked with running the assessment centres. From April 2013 to September 2014 (1 year 6 months) Project Manager & Internal Recruiter @ Project Manager and Internal Recruiter at VLI Ltd (changed name to Webinifinity in 2013).
Responsible for managing the scoping and delivery of the 'Evidence on Demand' website for a joint venture between HTSPE Ltd and IMC Worldwide Ltd, and supported by DFID.
The site is an information hub providing access to quality assured resources on issues involving climate & environment, infrastructure and livelihoods. It hosts a comprehensive document library, up-to-the-minute listings of relevant courses and events, and online learning materials:
Carried out ad hoc project management tasks for other website development projects, including:
www.OTT.travel - OTT is the world's largest resource of online product and destination courses with over 50,000 active global members and offering over 120 free eLearning courses.
Provided a complete top down recruitment service combining executive search (CxO, Heads of Audit/Security, Partners, Directors, etc.) and contingency recruitment methods for IT security professionals and auditors from consultant to mid level managers.
I have a keen interest in understanding the markets in which I work fully, and to this end I passed the CISSP exam in May 2011 (although I am not fully qualified, as this would require 5 years experience as an actual information security consultant rather than working in recruitment).
Predominantly (80-90%) focussed on the permanent market, but also worked on contract positions.
Although based in London, I worked globally and my clients and candidates were spread across the UK, Europe, Middle East, Asia, South America, Canada and the US. I placed security professionals at various levels from engineer/consultant up to CxO level in locations such as Tokyo, Toronto, Dallas, New York, Delhi and, of course, London.
My candidates had experience and/or qualifications including (but not limited to):
PCI DSS, PCI QSA, PA DSS, PA QSA, ISO27001, CISSP, CISM, CISA, CEH, CREST, TIGER, CHECK, CLAS, HMG, JSP440, JSP480, Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDS/IPS), Identity and Access Management (IDM/IAM/IDAM), Incident Response, Data Privacy, Data Protection, Data Loss Prevention, Data Leakage Prevention, Encryption, Cryptography, PKI, Penetration Testing, Ethical Hacking, Programming/Scripting (C#, C++, Java, Perl, Powershell), Database (Oracle, SQL Server, PL/SQL, Access, etc.), Network Security, Firewalls (Cisco, Checkpoint, Juniper, etc.), ITIL, HIPAA, and more. From November 2007 to April 2012 (4 years 6 months) London, United KingdomBusiness Alignment and Reporting Manager - PMO @ Worked in the central Programme Management Office for BT Openreach. Consolidated information from the various Senior Managers into reports for Directors. From January 2006 to September 2007 (1 year 9 months) Project Manager @ Coordinated tasks for the Line Share Automation (LiSA) project, and project managed installations of client networks and call centre systems. From January 2005 to January 2006 (1 year 1 month) Procurement Assistant @ Three month contract in Australia while on a one year sabbatical from BT. From April 2004 to July 2004 (4 months) Software Developer @ Created VBA applications to carry out statistical and billing analysis of GSM roaming data. From September 2000 to January 2004 (3 years 5 months)
HNC, Business & IT @ Anglia Ruskin UniversityNVQ Level 3, IT Systems @ BT Apprenticeship Scheme / Business Skills CollegeNVQ Level 2, IT Systems @ BT Apprenticeship Scheme / Business Skills College3 A-Levels, 10 GCSEs (A-C) @ Thomas Mills High School James (he/him) is skilled in: Executive Search, Recruiting, Sourcing, Interviews, Information Security, Consulting, Management, Employer Branding, Networking, Temporary Placement, New Business Development, Talent Acquisition, Business Process, Program Management, CRM