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Two new consultants set to join Roc Search's Texas office

Mike Morgan who is currently Business Development Manager working from the Headquarters in the UK is heading up the new office in Austin and it has been announced this week two Consultants from the UK are now set to join Mike in January. Chris Blakey and Donal Roughneen are currently based from the Headquarters in Reading and are going on their first trip to the new office next month.

Chris Blakey joined Roc Search in January 2013, and before that did Psychology at University of Birmingham, and work in sales prior to joining Roc Search. Chris has fast tracked his career at Roc Search as a result of his consistent and exceptional sales record and his tenacious and positive attitude. Chris was prompted to Consultant after 4 months, Senior Consultant after 12 months, and recently promoted to Principal consultant after 19 months.

Chris comments & lsquo;I have been on the super trip to Las Vegas, and the Summer trip to Ibiza, was joint Rookie of the year with Donal last year, have been top permanent biller 7 times and MVP twice.  I billed &pound95k in my first year and have billed &pound188k over the last 12 months. The opportunity in Austin is unbelievable.  I get to be part of growing the same business from scratch in a new market in a new country, with so much potential for both my own earnings and career progression’.

Donal Roughneen also joined Roc Search in Jan 2013  and prior to Roc studied Sports and Exercise Science at Cardiff Met University and spent a year playing football in USA.

Donal lists some of his highlights of his career at Roc Search as winning Rookie of year 2013, Hitting the Ibiza target –9wrote most business out of any consultant during target), reaching 16 runners for 7385 WGP amongst along with further strong performances throughout his time at Roc Search.

Donal comments & lsquo;I see going to Austin as an opportunity push my career forward quicker than I could staying in Reading. It is an opportunity to build a new market from scratch and although it is risky it is also very exciting as America is an unsaturated market compared to the UK. There is no reason why Chris, Mike and I couldn’t make Roc Austin one of Roc Search’s most successful offices. I will also have the chance to build a contract team up underneath me and management is an area that has always been of interest to me. In addition, having visited America numerous times previously on holidays and to travel, I have always seen it as a place where I would one day like to settle down long term. I see this as the perfect time and opportunity to make this happen’.

Founder and Managing Director Conor Roughneen comments & lsquo;we are all delighted both Chris and Donal are making the move to the US. It’s an incredibly exciting time for the business and a fantastic opportunity for them. Both Chris and Donal were joint Rookie of the year in 2013 with strong backgrounds and are sure to both be huge successes for Roc Search in the US. With offices currently in London, Reading, Frankfurt, Germany and Truro we have rolled out our culture and blueprint of the infrastructure many times now and I am sure the US office will be no exception. It is a huge market and offers the business a great chance for furthered expansion’.


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