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I was introduced to Max and Oakwood through a contact within the business who’d known him for some time. From our first meeting I was impressed with Oakwood’s network and relationship based approach to the search they carried out for us. They clearly know they’re stuff and deliver on the details, whilst making the recruitment process enjoyable. I recommend them whole heartedly.

Head of Recruitment, Global Internet Company

I have worked with Ollie and Oakwood for a number of years now and have always been impressed by the level of interactions and value add that they provide. It’s all too common when recruiting to find the process over complicated, but Oakwood repeatedly deliver across multiple disciplines which makes them my first call every time.

HR Director, Banking Organisation

Our VC investors put me in touch with Oakwood when we were looking for someone to head up our Operations team. Oakwood operated swiftly to deliver on our search. Their process management was exceptional and I found them to be very well plugged in to the startup/scaleup world, not just in the UK, but internationally.

COO, Series B Startup

We’ve only been working with Oakwood for 6 months, but they have been integral to our rapid growth over that time. Hiring into our Senior Leadership team and across Marketing, Sales, Growth and CRM. The quality of candidates they’ve introduced to us has been exceptional, so much so that we now work exclusively with Oakwood. Needless to say, I highly recommend them.

CEO, Global Scaleup

I have worked closely with Ollie and Oakwood for 2 years. He has got to know our business intimately and as a result we have been able to use him to recruit across all business areas and levels of seniority. Ollie understands what we are looking for in terms of technical capabilities and experience but, more importantly, he understands what type of person will do well in a smaller, fast-changing and challenging environment. Ollie is of course professional to work with but we have also had some fun along the way.

Chief of Staff, Banking Organisation

We’d better
come clean...

At Oakwood we have a very distinctive way of doing things. Yes, we’re definitely a recruitment company, but however you look at us, we’re different.

Like this…

Oakwood is a small organisation committed to staying that way. Working closely with a select group of contacts, we’re dedicated, flexible and creative. As a trusted strategic partner we help to grow and develop companies, delivering the kind of bespoke service that bigger outfits don’t. We practice our small-scale big difference approach in two areas: Financial Services and TMT, from start ups to publicly listed names. Naturally we work on permanent and interim appointments and across all relevant disciplines.
Size matters. Just not in the way you might expect.

Selective
Strategic
Specialist

This is personal. Whether you’re seeking a better role or transforming a business, we start by really getting to know you and your particular aims. We’ll do this through the communication channels that suit you best – face to face, email, whatsapp, phone, smoke signals – it’s up to you. The point is we want to reach the heart of the matter without wasting your precious time.

The results are easily appreciated. We match people and businesses with selective precision and we never simply shower you with CVs or push individuals at roles that aren’t right. This just isn’t a high-volume, hope for the best outfit. We specialise.

Selective
Strategic
Specialist

Think of Oakwood as a perceptive strategic partner. We won’t bombard you with generic growth plans, we’ll pinpoint exactly how you want to grow and then work really hard to make sure it happens that way. This might mean gaining P&L responsibility, leading a team, getting a certain number of new employees, perfecting a department or hitting key targets… it’s about growth on your terms.

  • Tech/Internet
  • CEO/COO/CMO/CTO
  • Growth
  • General Managers of Tech Companies
  • People Directors/VP HR
  • Product Managers/Directors
  • VP Corporate Development
  • Strategy Directors
  • Strategy Analysts
  • Head of/Director Communications
  • Business Development & Partnerships
  • Senior Sales
  • Special Projects
  • Strategic Finance
  • Financial Services
  • Heads, Directors and C-Suite
  • Front, Middle and Back office
  • Front Office
  • Private Banking
  • Corporate Banking
  • Wealth Management
  • Asset Management
  • Real Estate
  • Trade Finance
  • Loans/Lending
  • Leasing
  • Middle and Back Office
  • Processing
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Treasury
  • Risk & Compliance
  • Fraud & Financial Crime
  • Data Analytics
  • Operations and IT
  • Project/Change Management

Power of two

Rather than trying to cover everything and everyone with equal success [bad idea], we specialise in Financial Services and TMT. Here we concentrate on strategic growth and ‘Business As Usual’ office operations in areas like these:

Power of two

  • Tech/Internet
  • CEO/COO/CMO/CTO
  • Growth
  • General Managers of Tech Companies
  • People Directors/VP HR
  • Product Managers/Directors
  • VP Corporate Development
  • Strategy Directors
  • Strategy Analysts
  • Head of/Director Communications
  • Business Development & Partnerships
  • Senior Sales
  • Special Projects
  • Strategic Finance
  • Financial Services
  • Heads, Directors and C-Suite
  • Front, Middle and Back office
  • Front Office
  • Private Banking
  • Corporate Banking
  • Wealth Management
  • Asset Management
  • Real Estate
  • Trade Finance
  • Loans/Lending
  • Leasing
  • Middle and Back Office
  • Processing
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Treasury
  • Risk & Compliance
  • Fraud & Financial Crime
  • Data Analytics
  • Operations and IT
  • Project/Change Management

Oakwood is built on lasting relationships and we’ve helped lots of people find new roles, only to see them return for help in building talented teams and exciting new businesses. Does our relationship driven approach really work? Non-disclosure agreements and masses of repeat business suggest that it does!

Our professionalism is driven by personality too. We believe that individual traits and team fit are just as big a deal as technical prowess, so we’re very careful to ensure a good balance between the two. You’ll appreciate our ‘professional is personal’ thinking from the very start. The consultant who first speaks with you, stays with you, listening, learning and ultimately delivering just what you’re after.
We believe in one-to-one, not anyone will do.

We love doing this. Why wouldn’t we? At heart it’s all about gaining trust, honing relationships, understanding what individuals and businesses need and matching them to perfection. This doesn’t make us matchmakers or go-betweens, it just means we love being a refreshingly different kind of recruitment company.

Cross over
is the key

We work with partners across Financial Services, Technology, Media and Communications. Some of them are FTSE 100 companies and some of them are early stage start-ups. This is all exciting stuff, but the key advantage is extensive cross over between finance and technology, because it helps us to make the most of our proven expertise in these areas. It really is a case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts.

Cross over is the key

I was introduced to Max and Oakwood through a contact within the business who’d known him for some time. From our first meeting I was impressed with Oakwood’s network and relationship based approach to the search they carried out for us. They clearly know they’re stuff and deliver on the details, whilst making the recruitment process enjoyable. I recommend them whole heartedly.

Head of Recruitment, Global Internet Company

I have worked with Ollie and Oakwood for a number of years now and have always been impressed by the level of interactions and value add that they provide. It’s all too common when recruiting to find the process over complicated, but Oakwood repeatedly deliver across multiple disciplines which makes them my first call every time.

HR Director, Banking Organisation

Our VC investors put me in touch with Oakwood when we were looking for someone to head up our Operations team. Oakwood operated swiftly to deliver on our search. Their process management was exceptional and I found them to be very well plugged in to the startup/scaleup world, not just in the UK, but internationally.

COO, Series B Startup

We’ve only been working with Oakwood for 6 months, but they have been integral to our rapid growth over that time. Hiring into our Senior Leadership team and across Marketing, Sales, Growth and CRM. The quality of candidates they’ve introduced to us has been exceptional, so much so that we now work exclusively with Oakwood. Needless to say, I highly recommend them.

CEO, Global Scaleup

I have worked closely with Ollie and Oakwood for 2 years. He has got to know our business intimately and as a result we have been able to use him to recruit across all business areas and levels of seniority. Ollie understands what we are looking for in terms of technical capabilities and experience but, more importantly, he understands what type of person will do well in a smaller, fast-changing and challenging environment. Ollie is of course professional to work with but we have also had some fun along the way.

Chief of Staff, Banking Organisation

If you’re looking for a new role, or keen to grow your team or business,
please get in touch.

Also to maintain and develop our essential ‘Oakwoodness’ we’re always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our team. If this sounds inspiring, then please talk to us.

Oakwood.
CentralPoint, 45 Beech Street
London EC2Y 8AD

+44 (0)203 390 1193
hello@oakwoodrecruitment.com