IT & Telecoms

Worried you’re not winning the war for IT and Telecoms talent?

Then you need us on your team. Operating globally, our IT & Telecoms team works with telecoms, mobile, digital media, software, big data, consultancy and IT technical services companies – plus of course the many manufacturers and retailers operating within the technology arena. Finding them the senior permanent and interim executives they need.

Norrie Johnston Recruitment has a proven track-record finding senior executives for highly specialist senior roles. For instance we’ve worked with large established international players trying to increase ROI from their infrastructures, and private equity or VC- backed companies with a high growth strategy to deliver.

Our technology sector team understand the unique pressures faced by technology companies. This is because they aren’t simply executive recruiters. They have real-world experience, with backgrounds working as leaders within global technology businesses. This experience, combined with the speed and reach of the web, means we can promise:

  • 99%  success on sole agency assignments
  • Success -linked fees for interim roles
  • Guaranteed time frames
  • Perfectly matched short-list within 2 to 4 days for interim roles
  • Perfectly matched short-list within 2 to 4 weeks for permanent roles

Our services go beyond executive search and senior interim recruitment. For technology clients who feel their wider talent management process is under-delivering, our technology practice team also offers a range of Talent Management services.

"NJR are an outstanding company to work with since they understand the need to deliver high quality people but also at speed and with unrivalled client service. What's more NJR have outstanding people who not only understand recruitment but who have fulfilled senior executive roles in all their key sectors on a global basis. So they can instantly understand a client's needs and its culture and use this to source top quality candidates who will be effective on a long term basis."

Rene Schuster, Former Group COO, Veon and CEO Telefonica Germany VEON
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"I just wanted to say thank you for your input, support and advice during our first Interim appointment.

The advice pre-Christmas was excellent, your first candidate was spot-on and of course we are excited now at having our Interim join our team.

You’ve helped to make this process very straight-forward and uncomplicated and I will have no hesitation in recommending your services to others in the future.

Thanks again."

Mark Wynn, Managing Director Avonline Plc

"Most recently I was in a tight situation, and Marc came up with some innovative thinking, which had the right balance between time and effectiveness. He listens well to the Clients needs, and ensures the key criteria are met before even putting people forward, this sets him apart from other recruiters who adopt a "scatter gun approach" which is frustrating for a busy hiring manager. I would highly recommend Marc to support any recruitment opportunity."

Regional Finance Director , Hitachi Data Systems

IT & Telecoms Team

Phil Hagen

Phil Hagen


Phil spent many years as a senior and director-level interim executive working in the telecoms, IT and ICT sectors, including senior interim positions at a number of international technology companies, including:

Graham Oates

Graham Oates


Graham was a senior partner at KPMG for 14 years. During this period he launched the firm’s internet operation, Metrius Europe, oversaw the international growth of the business and spearheaded joint ventures with major technology firms. This wealth of experience gives Graham a clear understanding of the challenges faced by IT and telecoms clients and the standard of service they require. Graham has successfully found talent for the likes of: