Associate partner, Wallace Hind Selection
Which tech figurehead do you admire the most?
Martin Hellawell. What he and the team have done at Softcat is nothing short of incredible. From a recruitment point of view, its employment branding and how it attracts staff is amazing and should be admired.
What's the biggest challenge facing the industry no-one is talking about yet?
Retaining good-quality staff and the next generation of hires. Hiring new talent and training them in the channel isn't easy and graduates these days seem to give in too easily. Training them and getting them passionate about the channel should be a big focus.
If you could invite three famous people to dinner, who would they be?
Steve Jobs, Queen Elizabeth I and Walt Disney.
How has 2017 been for you?
So far so good. Very busy even during quiet times so no complaints here!
What's the most extravagant business lunch you've ever had?
Lunch at the Ivy in London was lovely. Their bang bang chicken is so good!
Which global city best matches your personality?
What would be your super-hero power?
Strength and speed!
Complete this sentence. The worst thing about our rivals is… their inability to truly understand the channel and its requirements.
What makes you nervous?
Waiting on potential offers for candidates!
If you could eat one type of food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Sum up the channel in three words
Diverse, exciting, passionate.