Next Ventures appoints director of SAP and business application practices
Next Ventures has appointed Nick Savage as director of the SAP and business applications practices.
Savage has a successful track record of building specialist recruitment teams, specifically focusing on SAP and large enterprise technology globally. Most recently as managing director of NP Group, Savage oversaw its global strategic technology talent solutions. Previously he has held leadership positions at Red Commerce Ltd, Sapient and Modis (the Adecco Group).
Savage (pictured) said, “As part of their core IT strategy, and to enable key digital transformations, todays (sic) Enterprise Clients look for partners that can deliver enterprise technology talent globally. Not many businesses can, but with Next Ventures, I very quickly recognised their pedigree in recruiting for SAP and Oracle, combined with specialist teams that focus on business applications, SAP, data, cloud & infrastructure, development and integration, and felt NV can truly add the level of value needed by today’s companies that other recruitment businesses cannot.
“Commercially NV has ambitious growth plans with the platform in place to meet these. They have an expanding contractor base currently working with more than 150 clients in key enterprise transformation programmes across 16 different countries. Unlike many others, NV are truly focused on expanding their operations globally and on track to meet these ambitions.
“Internally NV has a training and development framework in place, with a clear employee journey fostering engagement and advancement at all levels. All this tells me there’s an opportunity to expand and develop the management team further, which personally gives me a real opportunity to help create something memorable and exciting.”
NV co-founder, Richard Lacey, commented, “Next Ventures SAP and business applications practices are the ‘crown jewels’ of our capability and when Nick became available our search for a very strong quality focused leader was over. Nick has exactly the right attributes to take our current teams to the next level cementing us as the go to supplier of ERP and CRM recruitment services to the Large Enterprise market. Nick has extensive team and client development experience in the SAP and Oracle ERP domains and his consultative approach is synergistic with our philosophy of close partnership with clients and focus on quality over quantity. 2019 and beyond is going to be great fun and we all look forward to working with Nick to grow to £75million and beyond.”