Gary Chaplin. The HeadHunter
Gary Chaplin's Bio:
Gary Chaplin has 20 years of high-profile executive search experience and an unparalleled network of exceptional executives to provide the best businesses with the people they didn't even know existed.
A generation of tirelessly engaging with senior execs as well as with the next generation of business leaders, to ensure maximum exposure and knowledge of all markets, providing the perfect experience and most importantly, chemistry fit for all clients.
His knowledge of the senior players in all markets enables us to compile shortlists quickly and efficiently while his research team ensures we leave no stone unturned. So confident in his ability that he offers a 12 month free replacement on placements. Recruited for majority of the North-West's 'blue-chips' and MNEs as well as leading entrepreneurs, SMEs, VC/PE-backed businesses and high-net-worth individuals.
Gary Chaplin's Experience:
Director at Stark BrooksMay 2007 - November 2011
oGroup Sales & Marketing: Development of strategies which shape and drive current/future sales and commercial relationships, and promoting sales, brand message and product offering Design and lead a Sales & Marketing plan encompassing development of existing clients, exploitation of known (personal and business) contacts, professional advisors and identification/development of new clients and business opportunities. Lead external marketing and communication from specific marketing exercises (e.g mailshots), specific assignment tenders/proposals/briefs and broader marketing delivery (e.g e-media/website/social media). Ensuring commonality and consistency of message. Spear-head use of Social Media, recognised as one of the market leader in the field and gained national media coverage. Face of Stark Brooks. 'PR' and brand development. Lead preferred supplier tenders, submissions and presentations. Managing the bid process and bid 'team' to ensure tender opportunities are co-ordinated and take the opportunity from initial contact to negotiation and close. Responsible for generation of c35% of Group fee income. oExecutive Search: Personal recruitment responsibility for senior finance and general executive search market (typically ?100k+) Development of 'non-finance' offering, primarily within General Management, Operations, Sales & Marketing, HR, Commercial Management, Sales Management and NED. Tendered for, won and delivered on numerous mandates, usually retained, search assignments. Attained 100% successful completion record on retained mandates. Consistent Top 3 biller despite only 33% of time spent on recruitment) oGroup Strategy: One of two Main Board Directors, responsibility for Group Strategy and Operational Leadership. General operational management Development of strategic plans and business plan identifying key activities, priorities and risks. Design and development of new initiatives Longer term strategic planning
Manager at Imprint Plc2004 - 2007
Developed and led Imprint's Executive Search offering in the North, top fee earner in North of England, 3rd highest biller across Group.
Manager at SF Group2002 - 2004
Set-up Manchester office.
Manager at Robinson Keane1999 - 2002
Set up New Qualified Division, attained record growth and led business to top performing division in the Group.
Divisional Manager at Hitchenor MaherJanuary 1996 - September 1999
Joined to assist the set-up of the Manchester office, led Interim Management function.
Consultant at Robert Half Finance & Accounting1994 - 1996
Raw Graduate, learnt the trade, hit the phone, became top biller.
Executive HeadHunter & Owner at Gary Chaplin Ltd2012
Recruiting for and into every seat around the boardroom table to bring a new level of innovation, service and delivery to the North of England, and beyond. 100% successful completion track-record on retained mandates with an unparalleled guaranteed delivery promise, and a 12 months guarantee on placements made. Specialising in placements from ?60,000 to over ?300,000. Prime focus is C-Level, Main-Board, Operating Board and Senior Management. Recent Mandates include: - Chief Executive Officer - Chief Operating Officer - Chief Financial Officer - Chief Marketing Officer - Managing Director - Finance Director - Retail Director - Trading Director - International Business Director - Sales Director - Marketing Director - Brand Director - Group Financial Controller - Head of Human Resources - Operations Director - HR Manager - Non-Executive Directors - National Account Directors/Manager - Executive Assistants ....and many others
Charity Ambassador at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity2014