Client Testimonials

David Short, HR Director

"I have worked successfully with Executives Online on several assignments across Europe for both permanent and interim senior positions. They are able to identify and attract high calibre candidates and as a result only present quality candidates. Communications with Executives Online are excellent throughout the whole process from assignment briefing to successful candidate selection and commencement."

Vilosh Brito, Managing Director InformationEdge


"Unlike some recruitment agencies which employ a scattergun approach, Executives Online's consultants were extremely targeted. They took the time to examine exactly what we needed at the meeting, and then took no time at all to come up with the right people. We were presented with four our five candidates we then narrowed down to two, who then went through to a conference call interview with our HQ in New Zealand. We selected Paul, but either of the candidates could have done the job. It was incredible to be spoilt for choice when we started off wondering if we’d find one person who'd be right."

"Our brief was unusual – great product and great-track record but small company (with 12 staff currently employed in our UK division) no market awareness, and no infrastructure. So the typical high flyer, with a background in majors and multinationals wouldn’t be right for us. We needed someone of that calibre but with totally different experience. I was instantly impressed with the professional nature of Executives Online’s site and with the fact that they place interims as well as permanent staff, since I believe anyone good enough and confident enough to be placed in short term projects must have top class skills."

Read the full details in a Case Study from Information Edge and how Executives Online assisted Vilosh.

Mike Vernon, HR Director

(the UK’s original tool hire company, with over 2000 staff and 400 local branches)


"I found Executives Online on the Internet when I was looking for two supply chain people. I had tried a couple of other consultants but they couldn’t provide me with the people I needed. After a face-to-face meeting with Norrie Johnston, Executive Chairman of Executives Online – during which he took a very detailed brief – Executives Online quickly provided an excellent choice of candidates, so much so that we ended up employing not two but three new members of staff. I have been so impressed with the excellent portfolio and efficiency of Executives Online, that I had no hesitation but go back to them the minute I needed to appoint a Credit Manager."

Duncan Sedgwick, CEO

(former Business Transformation Director, Powergen)


"A consultant might draw up a great strategic plan, but companies today want more than this, they need someone who can cope with the strategy but even more importantly deliver it too. For that mix of abilities you need interim managers. They are prepared to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in with your management team – not sit on the sidelines giving advice. You can get a senior interim manager, who perfectly matches your business, on board incredibly fast. With interims – from that first call to an interim supply agency, you can have someone through the door, and delivering in a week."

Ian Nowell, Central Services Director Age Concern


"John easily exceeded his brief. His contribution has been enormous and we are pleased to say that we are still in touch on a regular basis."

Read the full details in a Case Study from Age Concern.

David Cole, Managing Director PartyLite


"We chose the interim management route early on to help us keep pace with our expansion plans. New challenges were on the horizon and we needed additional executive management support, fast. I was pleasantly surprised when a number of highly suitable candidates were proposed [by Executives Online], all within a matter of days. The appointment immediately brought us new momentum and greater focus. We were delighted with Peter's contribution."

Read the full details in a Case Study from BuyEnergyOnline.

Attiq Qureshi, Hosting and Support Director


"Greg brought to The Carphone Warehouse his obvious experience and knowledge which he gladly shared with others. He hit the ground running, quickly putting all the necessary protocols and support systems in place. But more fundamental than this, he gave our team a lot of confidence. At a time when they could have felt under enormous pressure, he made them believe in themselves, and not be intimidated by the challenge. He wasn't cheap but I didn't want cheap, I wanted good – and that's certainly what I got. Companies like ours can't afford to have plans put on hold while we recruit. That's why we went to Executives Online – and once again, in days that had found me just the person I needed."

Read the full details in a Case Study from The Carphone Warehouse and subsequent Update from The Carphone Warehouse

Pius Allemann, Director Human Resources Europe PartyLite


"Executives Online provides a solid support in the recruitment process as a real business partner. Efficient and flexible with an excellent sense for the right candidate."

Alessandro Lonardo, Managing Director, Brammer Italia


“I have had an excellent experience with Executives Online. At Brammer Italia we were looking for a new Purchasing and Logistics Manager. The required profile needed to include an adequate professional experience that would fit with our current organization and that would contribute to our growth. I was very impressed with the professional approach and efficiency of Executives Online: very rapidly they submitted a list of candidates to us that were a good match with our requirements and within few weeks we were in a position to select the best candidate and to proceed with his employment. During the whole period, from the first contact to the employment of the successful candidate, we were regularly informed of progress and accompanied step by step during the whole process. We will certainly work with Executives Online again for our future managerial recruitment projects."

Bob Saunders, Managing Director

BRUSH HMA B.V.


"Executives Online is certainly a partner with a truly international approach. They are extremely rapid in identifying potential candidates: whether in Malaysia, South Africa or in another of the many international locations that our group operates in. Executives Online provides us with solid support in our executive recruitment projects."

Gabriele Perris Magnetto, Chief Executive Officer

CLN Group


"I found Executives Online on the internet and have discovered an extremely valid international business partner. Finally, an international headhunter capable of assisting us with our recruitment projects, both in Italy and abroad."

Giovanni Paoli, Managing Director

Astra Refrigeranti S.p.A.


"Executives Online are an ideal partner for international businesses, a global organisation with competent local consultants. They will certainly be very useful to us for our expansion projects both in Italy and abroad."

Domenico Traverso, Vice President

Comatrol, TurollaOCG, Schwarzmüller Inverter


"I found Executives Online on the Internet when I was looking for two supply chain people. I had tried a couple of other consultants but they couldn’t provide me with the people I needed. After a face-to-face meeting with Norrie Johnston, Executive Chairman of Executives Online – during which he took a very detailed brief – Executives Online quickly provided an excellent choice of candidates, so much so that we ended up employing not two but three new members of staff. I have been so impressed with the excellent portfolio and efficiency of Executives Online, that I had no hesitation but go back to them the minute I needed to appoint a Credit Manager."

Cristina Scapparino, General Manager


“I can strongly recommend Executives Online as a valuable partner for a small international business such as ours. They are truly international, down to earth and prepared to go the extra mile to satisfy a client, even a small company.

Executives Online have helped our business in the recruitment of a manufacturing manager for our plant in Belgium. We were very impressed with their efficiency, focus and ability to deliver. The overall experience was very good, the consultants readily available and responsive at all times, the candidates presented to us were a close match to our requests. Their ability to work internationally and in teams was refreshing. We would use their services with confidence on any future occasion. "