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Marlin Green appoints CEO

Marlin Green has appointed Paul Hanley as CEO. Hanley has been hired to drive the next phase of Marlin Green’s success story as the company turns its focus to expanding its reach and physical presence across Europe. 


Paul Hanley and the leadership team will now lead the day-to-day running of the business. Former CEO and co-founder, Toby Dixon, will become non-executive chairman alongside co-owner, Lee Nania. 


“Taking the reins at Marlin Green is an opportunity I simply couldn’t refuse” said Hanley. “The ambition of the business, the quality of the brand and the extremely fast pace at which it runs provides all the ingredients needed to build substantial, sustainable growth and significantly increase our market share, which is exactly what I’m most passionate about.” 


Hanley has already forged a distinguished international career in IT recruitment, delivering rapid, sustained bottom and top-line growth for several businesses across multiple geographies. Most recently, as Regional Director heading up Hays £50m+ multi-office Swiss IT business, he achieved year-on-year growth of 120% for 2 consecutive years. Prior to Hays, Hanley has established and grown successful foreign offices on three separate occasions for high profile International brands. 


Following the successful launch of Marlin Green’s first European office in Dusseldorf last year, the company is eager to further penetrate the DACH region and beyond. In the coming 2-4 years Marlin Green will open multiple European offices across Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Sweden.


 “We are driving towards a multi-region, multi-office expansion and we wanted someone with the experience, expertise and energy to pilot it forward at full pace. Paul Hanley is that man,” said Toby Dixon, non-executive chairman, Marlin Green. “Along with our superb Leadership Team, Paul was chosen because he has the skills to exponentially grow the business with further on-site presence throughout Europe, whilst maintaining its boutique culture and absolute focus on quality.”



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