Specialists in Executive Search
for the Blockchain,
Crypto & Metaverse Sector
With thirty plus years combined experience in executive search, tech, sales, and other sectors, like you, we leveraged our experience in Web2 to build our company in 2019. Since that time, we have hired high-flying CEOs for Web 3 wealth funds, advisors for government-backed organisations and recruited hundreds of other staff varying from mid-to-junior level. Our ethos is simple: treat people with respect – quality is more important than quantity. If this resonates with you? Then you are in the right place.
Trusted by prestigious football clubs like PSG and over fifty-plus other web3 companies around the world, we have hired for every single Web3 role that exists in today’s world . We have supported 1 person start-up to hire their first employee to 5000 people plus company to hire many staff. We have a global network of recruiters, so whether you are in Canada, Dubai, Singapore, or the UK, we can work in parallel to your needs and time zones. We stay true to our values and avoid engaging in negative competition and running after fees, as we believe these outlooks contribute to high staff turnover and undermine results.
This month Featured Client Story – Retained Search
PSG football Club : Revenue: 542 million Euros : https://en.psg.fr/
The most significant development we’ve seen in our Crypto world recently is the movement of many Web2 giants from sports, media and luxury retail embracing Web 3. Be it Metaverse, DeFi, or CeFi; we see many big Web 2 companies moving into this space.
After being initially contacted by beIN media group (who own the PSG Football Club in Paris) – we successfully completed a very complex brief and a role.
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20 years experience within the Financial, Media and Telecommunication industries. Currently deploying the latest security and compliance software.
“In my work, I have to deal with many recruiters, and in my experience, there are some good recruiters, but only a few are great. Sam is one of them. Sam will go above and beyond to research the market for the right people when you need them, plus accommodate any timelines or intricacies to get the interviews done. I’ve worked with Sam for hiring some of the best people in our company, from within the UK and overseas. From a Fintech’s perspective, Sam and his office are a must-have in your search for the right talents, and a pleasure to work with him at all times.”
Chief Operations Officer & Blockchain Director at Confidential client
“There are still few comms professionals in the crypto space and, as such, we tend to get hounded by recruiters quite aggressively, with a one-size-fits-all approach. Though flattering to an extent, this can be quite unpleasant. Sam and his team do things differently. It was all about dialogue, about matching my needs, expectations, priorities and personality with those of the team that I’m currently working with and absolutely adore. A perfectly tailored service, with no pressure, no FOMO tactics, full transparency, updates every step of the way. They worked as much for me as for their client and I could not recommend them highly enough. This is a sustainable way to recruit and one that will no doubt help cement their reputation as leaders in the competitive field that tech and blockchain recruitment is.”
Head of Comms at DappRadar
“Sam is a very good communicator, hardworking and extremely good at solving problems. He gets to the bottom of every issue that he faces and finds quick solutions cleverly and on time. I appreciated his recruitment expertise in finding me the Global Head of HR role in London at a Crypto exchange. Since accepting the role, I worked closely with him and his team who helped us recruit over 60 staff globally within a matter of months. He is always very responsive both in and outside working hours, even at weekends, and his work ethic helped up to solve our staffing issues in a rapidly evolving, fast pace industry. I would recommend him to any organisation within the Crypto space looking to hire tech and non-tech candidates at scale.”
Global Head of HR