About

 

At EMEA Recruitment we are specialists in Finance, HR, Legal, Marketing, Procurement, Supply Chain and Operations Recruitment at Middle-Management to Executive levels across Switzerland, The Netherlands and the wider EMEA & US region. With offices in Zug, Amsterdam and Nottingham our consultants are well networked and can offer knowledgeable advice within these regions.

Our History

EMEA Recruitment Ltd was founded in 2007 by Paul and Kelly Toms. Having worked within International recruitment for over 18 combined years, their aim was to build a recruitment company that offered something different to existing recruitment businesses - giving clients and candidates a genuine reason to use EMEA Recruitment ahead of their competition.

Europe, Middle-East and Asia Recruitment GmbH is our registered and licensed trading business based in Zug, Switzerland. Please see our license details on this website for more detail.

Our Search Process

EMEA Recruitment aims to represent the best Finance, HR, Legal, Marketing, Procurement, Supply Chain and Operations talent in the marketplace. This is achieved by networking and proactively sourcing all of our candidates, but most importantly we pride ourselves on being personally recommended.

We treat candidates and clients alike and aim to exceed all service expectations. We have built a reputation as a long-term career advisor to candidates we work with and represent them in our specialist Finance, HR, Legal, Marketing, Procurement, Supply Chain and Operations market in a confidential and professional manner. This Search & Selection process is known to bring the best service to clients and candidates.

Our Client Focus

Ultimately, we believe that a client wants a recruitment company to act as a strategic business partner, to have an open relationship and to represent candidate shortlists efficiently to save time, money and effort. Most importantly clients want the strongest and most relevant individuals possible to join their business and we aim to deliver our solution in a simple and efficient manner.

Although this Search & Selection approach is not unique, our business model is designed to combine the cost and efficiency of the Contingent recruitment process, with the quality and professionalism associated with a Search & Selection strategy.

Our Recent Growth

Our highly ambitious growth plans can be seen in some of our recent appointments. 

In 2009, Paul Macildowie (ACA) joined EMEA Recruitment as our Chairman. Paul has a track record of success in the financial recruitment industry and has demonstrable business acumen. Paul was founder and owner of Macildowie Associates, a financial recruitment company which he founded and later sold in a multi-million pound deal after 15 years of management and ownership.

In 2011, EMEA Recruitment appointed a Swiss Director, Brad Daniel (ACA). Brad assists with the commercial development of EMEA Recruitment GmbH in Switzerland and was instrumental in opening the Zug office.

In 2012, Richard Bailey joined EMEA Recruitment as Managing Director. Richard has many years of Finance & Professional Services recruitment experience, most recently with the multinational recruiter Robert Walters. Richard's focus will be to further develop our Professional Services Recruitment offering and strategically develop new complementary markets for EMEA Recruitment.

In 2013, EMEA Recruitment launched its HR Recruitment Division. Leon Morley is the dedicated Senior Consultant for this Division. Leon joined EMEA Recruitment from a specialist HR Recruitment Agency and has significant experience placing Senior HR positions. 

In 2015, EMEA Recruitment hired a dedicated Operations (Supply Chain, Logistics & Procurement) Recruitment Manager called John Byrne. John joined EMEA Recruitment from Michael Page and is taking a lead role in expanding our client base by placing Operations related professionals.

In 2016, EMEA Recruitment promoted Izabela Darmstetter to Associate Director. After joining EMEA Recruitment in 2009, Izabela leads numerous recruitment projects on our clients behalf. Izabela helps EMEA with the training and development of our Researchers so that clients and candidates have consistently high service levels from our new recruits.

In 2016, EMEA Recruitment promoted a number of our existing team. Meriel Graham and John Bower were both made Associate Directors, both Meriel and John focus on placing Mid-Senior Finance professionals in Switzerland. Michelle Ewing was also promoted to Associate Director in 2017, Michelle now manages the DeutschSchweiz Finance Recruitment Team.

In 2016, EMEA Recruitment hired Laura Henderson as a Attraction & Development Consultant. Laura joined EMEA Recruitment with 13 years recruitment experience. In her role Laura will act as an Internal Recruiter to help EMEA attract the best recruiters in our market. Laura will also take responsibility for on-boarding and providing each new employee with a consistent training/development program which aligns with our EMEA Values.

In 2016, EMEA Recruitment recieved recognition for being in the Global TOP 25 Most Socially Engaged Recruitment Companies on Linkedin. Our first, of many awards (we hope)! This award is based on data gathered and analysed from over 60,000+ Recruitment firms. We are very pleased to be recognised for our employees diligence and dedication in intergrating Social Media into our business.

In 2017, EMEA Recruitment launched its Marketing Recruitment Division. PaulToms (MD) and Izabela Darmstetter (Associate Director) are the main point of contact for any marketing positions.

 

 

Our Management Team

Paul Toms

As the owner of EMEA Recruitment GmbH, Paul personally focuses on Finance & Accountancy recruitment. Paul started EMEA Recruitment with a focus on the Dutch marketplace during 2007/08. The company has since expanded and now has offices in Switzerland, The Netherlands and the UK. Paul continues to recruit for key clients every day and has helped developed our HR recruitment team. 

Clients continue to use Paul to source professionals in Switzerland and The Netherlands, but Paul has also completed many recruitment projects with our Swiss and Dutch clients and their subsidiaries based all over the EMEA region.

 

Richard Bailey

Over 18 years of experience recruiting professionals in the UK, US and across Europe. Richard now focuses on Finance, HR, Legal, Marketing, Procurement, Supply Chain and Operations Recruitment across Switzerland, The Netherlands and the wider EMEA and US region as Managing Director of EMEA Recruitment GmbH. Prior to joining EMEA Recruitment Richard worked as a Director of a leading multi-national professional services recruiter, whom hired him after his 5 years’ experience recruiting legal professionals in the US.

Richard also leads our Legal Recruitment offering at EMEA. With his 18 years of experience within this market EMEA Recruitment will become well positioned to assist Corporates hiring into their in-house legal teams

Paul Macildowie

In 2009, Paul Macildowie (ACA) joined EMEA Recruitment as our Chairman. Paul has a track record of success in the financial recruitment industry and has demonstrable business acumen. Paul was founder and owner of Macildowie Associates, a financial recruitment company which he founded and later sold in a multi-million pound deal after 15 years of management and ownership.

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Testimonials

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"In my experience John Byrne provided me with the most professional consultancy I have had...


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