Four New Key Hires As Leeds Search Consultancy Caps Best Year Ever

Four new key appointments at Leeds-based global executive search consultancy, Spencer Riley caps a year of record growth that has seen the company double the size of its team.

Jack McGahan, Corey Ogden, Declan Walker-Smith and Kelsey Aitken will specialise in board level, senior technical and commercial permanent placements across a range of sectors.

Jack and Declan will be focused on construction and engineering, with Jack having previously held a UK-wide sales management role and Declan having recently graduated with a 1st in Economics at Sheffield Hallam University.

Kelsey will work with domestic and international clients and candidates across logistics, having previously worked across North America for one of the world leaders in audio branding. Corey joins having studied at Leeds Beckett University and will work with the team which operates across life sciences.

With Spencer Riley operating in territories across the UK, Europe, North America and MENA regions, increasing the size of its team from nine to 18 consultants in the last 12 months is key to its growth ambitions next year. Finding the best talent is also pivotal to providing the expertise to support clients and candidates in the current economic climate and help them address skills, talent shortages and other senior-level recruitment pain points.

Commenting on the four new recruits, Spencer Riley founder and managing director, Scott Ellam, said: “These four new appointments are another significant step towards expanding our sector specialisms and achieving our growth plans and vision. It’s hugely satisfying to have significantly grown the team in the last 12 months and I feel Jack, Kelsey, Declan, and Corey will fit extremely well within our business and add great value to our portfolio of global clients.”

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