Technology Leaders

Strong technology leadership is at the heart of business growth.
Technology is a key driver in almost every business. But every business is unique.
So the people who are at the heart of driving innovation and technology within your business are a crucial part of your success.
Their ability to deliver comes from a complex balance of skills. They will have technical capability; but they’ll also need strong people skills, the ability to build teams, to drive change, to influence senior executives. They’ll need to understand regulatory demands and know your commercial sector.
Those people aren’t easy to find – or secure.
That’s where Vocative come in. We’ve had over 25 years of experience in working with candidates who combine technical expertise with significant business acumen – and we’ve helped many of them join companies to drive huge programmes of change and market defining projects.
  • We’ve placed Head of Services, Development and Test within a large financial services business, to help them push through a transformation in one of their core platforms.
  • We placed a Programme Director into an interim role to rescue a failing datawarehousing programme.
  • We helped a Head of Innovation to create a new product within an SME vendor; and a VP of Product to drive strategy in another organisation.
Case Studies
In most cases we engage at board level, helping shape role definitions and working with candidates whose combination of technical skill, domain knowledge, leadership capability and good old fashioned business nous have made them the right person to change the business.
We do it by building long term relationships with senior candidates and knowing what they can do.

Use the links below to contact us – whether we can help you with a crucial hire, or talk to you about your next career move.

Case Studies Contact us

Finding the right candidate is a challenge in a crowded market

30th July 2020

Finding the right candidate is a challenge in a crowded market.   It’s no secret that there are a lot of candidates in the market at the moment. So it should be easy to find the person you need, right? […]

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“Working Lunch” Interview

22nd July 2020

How can recruiters thrive in a recession?   I was interviewed last week on “Working Lunch” – we had an enjoyable conversation! The focus of the discussion was how recruiters can survive and thrive in recessions – but of course […]

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What our Clients & Candidates Say

  • Candidate – Placed as IT Manager

    Justin is an extremely enthusiastic and dedicated professional. He has a unique knowledge and in-depth experience of the IT sector and candidate market. He provides a credible and commercial resourcing service to the business. Rather than throwing CV’s my way he absolutely gets our vision. Justin has a real knack for understanding the needs of the business and sourcing quality candidates to match those needs. His approach is refreshing and he is an absolute pleasure to work with.

    - Candidate – Placed as IT Manager

  • VP People

    Justin and I have worked very closely on a number of particularly challenging and complex campaigns. As a business woman I appreciate the work he puts into the twin perils of senior level recruitment - 1. sourcing quality candidates and 2. ensuring he keeps them interested in our opportunity through what is nearly always a 'long and winding road'! As a person I appreciate Justin's candour, sharp observations and his sense of humour. Through what are often fairly knotty propositions, we have fun and get the job done.

    - VP People

  • Interim CTO

    Alastair has been easy to work with, professional in what he does and very much on the ball when it comes to placements. I would recommend working with Alastair and look forward to doing so again myself in the not to distant future.

    - Interim CTO

  • Candidate – placed as Project Manager

    Justin contacted me with reference to a vacancy at Atkins.He guided me through the process with excellent results. I can not thank Justin enough for his support, integrity and super service.during this time. Thanks again.

    - Candidate – placed as Project Manager

  • Contractor – placed as Project Manager

    The terms under which Justin worked very hard to ensure that my weekly timesheets were processed so quickly, far surpasses all of the other agencies that I have worked for in the last 25years – top marks!

    - Contractor – placed as Project Manager

  • Recruitment Director

    Alastair is extremely client focused and always looking for the win-win in every situation. He has considerable experience delivering complex Exec Search, MSP and recruitment campaigns in both the private and public sector. He has exceptional stakeholder management skills, and is an all-round good bloke!

    - Recruitment Director

  • Client (Head of Recruitment)

    I first engaged Justin when I was recruiting manager for Microsoft Australia. Because of the quality of his work, he became a preferred vendor and we used him repeatedly to source technical people for product support, technical evangelism and consulting. Justin is a straight shooter, builds and effectively leverages an impressive network and operates with integrity. I would have liked to have hired him to be an employee but he prefers to be an independent agent. I would work with Justin any time, either as a client or as a candidate.

    - Client (Head of Recruitment)

  • Candidate – placed as Senior Project Manager

    Justin is easy to work with with good communication skills. He followed up on interviews and was a good source of advice. I would use him again & recommend him to others.

    - Candidate – placed as Senior Project Manager

  • Candidate – Placed as Senior Java Developer – Investment Banking, Zurich

    Justin was far more professional than any other headhunter I've worked with.

    - Candidate – Placed as Senior Java Developer – Investment Banking, Zurich

  • Client (CIO)

    Having worked with Justin on a number of assignments both at my current organisation and a number of those that I have worked at over the past few years I am please to recommend him and his organisation as an excellent provider of quality candidates to fulfil your entire IT sourcing needs. Justin becomes an extension to your organisation when seeking new talent on both a contract and permanent basis as takes the time to understand your organisations workings before searching for and matching the skills you need. Justin balances the technical, cultural and interpersonal skills of each candidates so the fit your requirements very closely and prepares each candidate before they even walk through your door so they have the best possible chance when faced with attending an interview. Justin fast tracks the process of hiring new staff by only putting forward the right sort of candidates first time so you don’t need to go through hundreds of interviews before finding a shortlist of possible candidates that fit.

    - Client (CIO)