Executives Online appoints MD
O’Connell joins with a remit to accelerate new office openings across the UK and will partner with Andrew MacAskill, Managing Director of other Executives Online Group businesses, based out of London and Winchester.
Building upon the 50% UK growth achieved by the business in 2014, O'Connell has joined the business as it predicts even stronger expansion in the coming year.
O’Connell joins Executives Online with an impressive track record of success across his 17 years in the recruitment industry. He brings extensive experience in driving businesses to achieve maximum growth, through a collaborative, approachable and adaptive leadership style.
Prior to Executives Online, O’Connell enjoyed much success with Timothy James Consulting, winning many industry awards along the way for achieving high growth, and being voted a leading employer brand over successive years.
O’Connell, who was attracted by Executives Online’s fresh approach to recruitment, said: “I am delighted to be joining such an innovative, forward-thinking and professional executive recruitment company. Executives Online is well known for providing an unrivalled twelve month placement guarantee, and has attained 96% retention on executive hires. I have joined the business at a fantastic time, with the launch of many new developments planned. Our hugely talented and expert team have a superb platform for scale, and we are extremely well positioned to create disruptive scale in the market. I truly believe Executive Online’s unrivalled assessment and search tools, depth of experience in our practices, combined with the latest innovation in attracting the best recruitment talent, will accelerate the growth trajectory the company is currently on.”
Chief Executive Officer at Executives Online, Andrew Nicholas said: “We are proud that Executives Online can attract someone as experienced as Chris and that he wants to partner with us to build a brand that rivals and out-performs our competitors. Both Andrew and I are excited by the prospect of having Chris on board and look forward to leveraging his experience across all our partners to significantly scale all our recruitment businesses.”