Executive Search

Feel executive search firms take too long and under-deliver?

At Norrie Johnston Recruitment we don’t believe clients should have to wait.  So we focus our executive search service on finding good people, for each and every brief – fast.  Good, carefully hand-picked, people who will not only join a business, but actually stay and perform.

We can do this because our world-class recruiters are not like typical recruiters. They all have real-world experience. They have worked at a senior level, in a variety of sectors, within the corporate world.

So they can have a peer-to-peer discussion with the client and ensure the brief really reflects the business’ situation.

Combining this experience and rigour with the speed and reach of the web – we then deliver candidates who truly fit with the company’s culture and long-term needs – fast.

The difference:

  • A short list of candidates within 2-4 weeks
  • World-class recruiters with real world experience
  • Any senior role, any sector
  • Operating out of the UK yet supporting clients anywhere in the world
  • Success-orientated fees

"Insurethebox is a market leader which needs to react with speed and agility to maintain its market position.

To support this Insurethebox requires our business partners to be able to respond promptly with expertise, skill and well-rounded solutions.

Rex at NJR has consistently met the brief set, and has delivered."

Andy Haynes, COO Insurethebox
Read Our Insurethebox Case Study

"Rex at NJR did a fantastic job of turning round a comprehensive short list in a very tight time-frame, quickly sourcing a range of highly relevant and suitable candidates.

NJR were also extremely responsive, helping to manage a smooth and efficient process; I would definitely recommend working with them based on my experience."

Sarah Thompson, VP Finance, HR and Operations International Leapfrog Toys

"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

"We have used NJR on more than one occasion and have been impressed by their ability to find excellent candidates both quickly and cost-effectively.

We particularly like the fact that throughout the process we have the personal attention of one of NJR’s Directors who knows and understands our business and its culture."

Mark Cockburn, Managing Director Cambridge Economic Policy Associates

"NJR have been outstanding. They truly went the extra mile to assemble a shortlist at short notice, working weekends to interview candidates speedily and arrange meetings on a Sunday.

The resultant shortlist was of exceptional quality, any one of the five would have been appointable into the role. I would use NJR again without hesitation."

Stuart Brocklehurst, Chief Executive Applegate Marketplace Ltd

Executive Search Team

Rex Cridland

Rex Cridland

Managing Director

Rex has over 25 years’ executive search experience, having worked at the highest level with global recruitment consultancies, as well as search and selection specialists. During his career, Rex has enjoyed considerable success as a senior executive search specialist, recruiting numerous directors and board-level staff for global blue chips companies, exciting start-ups and SMEs, including:

Daryl Stickland

Daryl Stickland

Director

Daryl has delivered retained executive search mandates to business critical positions for more than 15 years including leadership and C-suite, Directors, ‘Heads of’ and specialist professional roles. He has supported major international blue-chip corporations as well as SMEs and the third sector organisations. A few examples include:

Phil Hagen

Phil Hagen

Director

Phil knows what clients looking for a senior executive really need. Before his career in recruitment, Phil worked for many years as a senior and director-level executive working in international businesses within the telecoms, IT and ICT sectors, including:

Michelle Stanley

Michelle Stanley

Head of Research

During her career Michelle has worked across a diverse range of sectors, including aerospace and defence, finance, retail, manufacturing, marketing and technology. An experienced and effective researcher, Michelle has over ten years’ executive search experience using both traditional and advanced web-based search techniques, helping to place the best talent into international organisations.

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