November 12, 2018 – London-based executive recruitment firm Pure Search has appointed Graham Skipworth to lead its technology practice across Singapore and South East Asia.
Mr. Skipworth has over 12 years’ recruitment experience within the technology and digital space across the U.K. and Asia.
Over the course of his career he has built and led teams, providing both permanent and contract recruitment solutions for start-up and reputable global search firms.
Previously, Mr. Skipworth was associate director of information technology at VOLT, a market leader for commerce and industry recruitment in Singapore. Prior to that, he was manager IT/applications and finance APAC at Spencer Ogden.
“Our technology practice continues to go from strength to strength,” said Liam Richardson, head of Pure Asia-Pacific. “Graham, who has been based in Singapore for almost seven years, will be establishing our technology capability across the commerce & industry, financial and professional services markets.”
“Graham is a proven business leader and I am delighted to have him on board,” Mr. Richardson said. “His wealth of experience, track record of building and managing outstanding recruitment teams and infectious energy will be complementary to the Pure business.”
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Over the past decade Pure has expanded its regional footprint, launching first as a legal recruitment firm and strategically establishing specialist practices in finance, tax, compliance, risk, HR and technology. “Each new practice marks a continued investment in offering a holistic service to the firm’s client base, enabling the company to continue offering a market-leading service to its clients,” the firm said.
Growing Search Firm
Established in 1999, Pure Search is a privately owned global search and selection firm covering EMEA, the U.S., and Asia Pacific, with about 70 recruitment professionals operating from offices in London, Hong Kong, New York, Singapore and Berlin. The firm serves a number of sectors, including professional services, financial services, and commerce and industry.
Pure Search established it technology practice last year. It offers a expertise in a range of innovative areas, from fintech and insurtech, to digital strategy, data science and analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, robotics and cyber security.
Earlier this year, Pure’s technology practice also grew with the addition of Alex Plowman as associate director focusing on the financial services technology space. Ms. Plowman has experience in leading international searches for senior-level roles across financial services technology. She specializes in sourcing top talent in financial technology across digital, cloud technologies, data and advanced analytics & cyber security.
“In line with appetite from our clients, we are committed to ensuring we can provide them avenues to identify internationally mobile, senior and hard to source financial services technology talent,” said Mr. Richardson.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media