Client Testimonials

“Working with Daniel was fantastic. He quickly understood our requirements and located some extremely high calibre individuals who were well vetted and suited for this very key role in our business.”

Tim Antos, CEO & Co-Founder, Kokoon

“Over the past few years I have had the pleasure of working with Daniel as a UK partner. He has amazing attention to detail and an incredible understanding of executive search across the globe. His word is his commitment. Any company working with Daniel will be assured of a quality result.”

Kenneth Vancini, then Founder & CEO, ZRG Partners, USA

“Please let me thank you for your outstanding performance. We were all impressed by your very professional process and especially by your enthusiastic briefings. The candidates loved EQS even before I met them. And thanks a lot for the Post Assignment Report, which is very interesting and helpful. We’re looking forward to working with you again at the next occasion.”

Achim Weick, Founder & CEO, EQS Group AG, Germany

“Daniel IS Spectrum from my perspective. He has a great approach and demeanor, calm and thoughtful but also effective.”

Nigel Clifford, then CEO, Tertio Telecoms, UK (now CEO, Ordnance Survey).

“When we started our new MVNO operation in Spain we had to recruit some key executives who had to match some stringent requirements as well as being local. Bearing in mind less successful attempts we talked to Daniel who assured us he would find the right profile. Following a short but effective search Daniel came up with the right candidates which were instrumental in our success in Spain. I can recommend Spectrum to anyone who wants a quality job done in a demanding environment.”

Bruce Humphries, then Group HR Director, KPN Mobile International, Belgium (now Group Business Administration Officer, Isabel Group, Belgium)

“We were struggling to find a UK Head of Interconnect, and I gave Spectrum a week to provide a shortlist with the promise of more work if they were successful. Needless to say they were. They did all the things I like and respect in headhunters: kept their promises, reacted quickly, managed the candidates (and us), plus challenged us when needed. This made it a great experience on both sides. Eight years later and most of the candidates they placed are still in Colt. Ultimately they spoke our language.”

James Griffiths, then HR Director, Colt, UK. (now Group HR Director, Sepura PLC)

“As a search firm Spectrum always delivered first, got the right result and then billed. Daniel in my opinion is one of a very few individuals who has ever taken a true brief, built on it and then played it back. Too often in search you get a modified brief that meets the firm’s ability to deliver.”

Chris Jenkins, then CMO, Acision, UK

“Spectrum found us a CEO and CTO. We were delighted with both the speed and quality of the search process, which will enable the business to gain momentum rapidly, in what is a rapidly evolving segment of the market.”

Harry Berry, then Managing Partner, New Venture Partners

“We appreciate the contributions made by Spectrum and Daniel Osmer. His insights and professionalism were paramount throughout the engagement.”

Ahmed Alumran, Managing Partner, Stratum WLL, Bahrain

“I've known Daniel and Spectrum for a number of years as an active executive search boutique in the global mobile sector, and have first-hand experience of their services: as they tendered for, won and successfully delivered a project to recruit an international executive management team based in London.”

Morgan Gillis, then Executive Director, LiMo Foundation (now Tizen Association)

“One of the things I did throughout the history of the company was to lead by example with regard to cost control. On the other hand, I believed that we should never scrimp on the hiring we did. We were fortunate to find an effective headhunter, and that money was well spent. When we found our star talent, we would hire them at any cost because lesser people would end up costing more in the long run.”

Jon Craton, Co-Founder & CEO, Cramer (now Amdocs)

“We were delighted by the speed and quality of Spectrum's work, the professionalism and superb follow-up and the added value they provided in recommending both a firm of lawyers and accountants to further support our new UK operation. This was the best experience I have had with a recruiter in my professional experience.”

John Dearborn, then Senior Vice President and General Manager, American Greetings International

“As a medium-sized, international software sales organisation, F24 AG needs professional HR services delivered: to time and quality. We have to rely on our partners, regardless of whether the vacancy is in Germany, the UK, the US, or elsewhere around the world. As our partner in the UK, Spectrum has always met this expectation since the first time they worked for us, a few years ago. That is why we place our full trust in them.”

Christian Götz, COO, F24 AG

“Responsible for recruitment in a fast-growth company, I needed a reliable and effective recruitment partner to manage a rolling recruitment programme for a range of technical and business roles. I had worked with Daniel Osmer at Spectrum in the past and following a stringent selection process, decided to hire Spectrum again for this programme. It involved Daniel and his team in running a continual search process, screening candidates, conducting first interviews and selecting appropriate candidates to attend monthly assessment centre interviews with the hiring managers. Spectrum ran this programme very efficiently, meeting the headcount growth targets of the company, achieving a high offer:acceptance rate and, importantly, saving valuable time of the hiring managers themselves. I would certainly recommend Spectrum's creativity, organisational ability and effectiveness to anyone looking to outsource a rigorous and intensive recruitment programme such as this.”

Julia Uttley, then Corporate Services Director, CloudSense

“Many thanks for all your expertise, support and patience – we have very much enjoyed working with you on this!”

Katherine Ashdown, Managing Director, International Leasing Transaction Management, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

“Absolutely delighted. We are very excited about our new hire joining the team. Daniel, thanks again so much for making such a prescient connection.”

Candidate Testimonials