James is a British Olympian hockey player having played at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympic Games as well as winning the European Championship with England in 2009. For England and Great Britain he has 196 caps and has scored 80 goals.
As with all elite athletes he has drive, determination, passion and a reputation for excellence and he has seamlessly transferred the skills that brought him success on that pitch into bringing success in the recruitment industry.
After London 2012, James joined a boutique City recruitment firm and quickly earned a reputation for filling the unfillable and finding the perennially elusive ‘talking unicorn’ candidate. He enjoyed rapid success and on the strength of his accomplishments, the time was right to set up Ad Idem with Ann.
Recruiting for financial and project management roles at all levels from graduate to board, he is adept at establishing relationships with clients and candidates as well as navigating the nuance of the recruitment process and, like Ann, understanding that corporate and cultural fit is as important as qualifications and experience.
James has a well-earned reputation for sourcing high quality candidates against all odds and will leave no stone unturned in his relentless pursuit of the successful delivery of a client brief, regardless of complexity.