James Caans Exsurgo Group appoints MD
Packham joins following 14 years at Michael Page and will be working alongside Founder David Mann to further build upon the exciting growth of the last 5 years.
A specialist Retail & FMCG recruitment company operating across a range of sectors, Exsurgo are principal suppliers to more than 20 market-leading clients. Packham’s arrival will see an expansion of services to include Technology, Strategy & Change and Interim practices, as well as a dedicated practice in the Search market.
Since launching in 2009, the business has already grown its headcount from 6 to over 40, and are now aiming to take this to 60 by 2017.
Caan’s Hamilton Bradshaw is one of the Top 30 Fastest Growing Recruitment Groups in the world and the entrepreneur believes that attracting somebody of Packham’s calibre is a huge statement of intent for Exsurgo.
Caan said, "Stuart’s track record, both in the UK and abroad, is exemplary. He is a proven leader who was held in the highest regard at a global business with over 5000 billers, so for him to leave that behind and join at the team at Exsurgo shows what an outstanding platform we have. Stuart’s experience, operative nous and all round leadership ability will build upon the excellent work David Mann and his team have achieved over the last five years – together they have the ability to turn Exsurgo into a real market leader."
While initially focusing on the core Retail and Consumer markets, Packham will also head up a new division called Exsurgo Technology, before taking the business into the Interim and Strategy & Change markets. He hailed the growth ambitions of Exsurgo and underlined his belief in the importance of talent attraction. & lsquo;David and the other Exsurgo founders have built a really strong brand but their commitment to constantly moving forward was a huge reason why I joined the business. We want to become the professional recruitment company of choice in the retail and consumer markets, as well as broadening our overall offering. The best way to do this is by getting quality people on board, so we will be scouring the market for experienced recruiters who want to join a dynamic PE backed organisation on an exciting and ambitious path to scale.’