Founder & CEO
Simon began his career in international business development, working for a leading UK trade and commerce plc operating in the emerging markets of Russia and the Middle East.
Simon then spent 12 successful years with global firms in the search consulting and services outsourcing market and gained an MBA (Finance) from the University of Leicester in 2008 before founding Talented Group in 2011.
Simon has managed client assignments in the US, APAC and throughout EMEA. Functionally, he operates at main board and C-level, but has recruited across COO, CMO/CSO and CTO, as well as heads of strategy, product development, ecommerce, brand and finance.
His expertise spans consumer internet, digital media, e-commerce, mobile, and consulting/outsourcing services, and he also leads Talented Group's VC and private equity practice.
Simon is an active member of the European venture capital community and is an angel investor and advisor for several startups.
Mike is a seasoned, results-orientated entrepreneur and former EMEA President of McAfee (MFE:US), the IT security SaaS provider recently acquired by Intel Corporation (INTC:US).
Mike joined the board of Talented Group in 2014 to expand our reach and presence within the venture-capital community and high-growth technology and software companies. He also oversees our interim service.
Mike is an engineering graduate from Sheffield Hallam University and, in his spare time, an avid golfer.
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