Attended by Volcanic

RLCON Year Ahead 2019

Thursday, 28 February 2019

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About the event

Date: 28th February 2019

Host: TALiNT Partners

Location: The King's Fund, 11-13 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0AN

Agenda: Relaxed and informal style and a wide range of networking and engagement opportunities. Fast moving, high quality, TED style, presentations and Q&A covering the full spectrum of issues relevant to recruitment.  Expert speakers sharing insight, experience and lessons learnt provide inspiration and lots of practical takeaways.  A social ‘meet-up’ style with buffet breakfasts, lunches and networking drinks. Centrally located quality venue.

Who is attending from Volcanic?​

Steve Barnhurst

Steve Barnhurst, Commercial Director

​Speaker line up

Ken Brotherston, TALiNT Partners

Ken Brotherston, Managing Director, TALiNT Partners

Ken is the owner and managing director of Talent Intelligence Partners, the parent company of talentleadersconnect. His early career included Board positions at Robert Walters and Korn/Ferry International as well as HR Director at Fidelity Investments. He was Chairman of financial recruiter, Morgan McKinley and technology platform, TheJobPost. He also serves on the Recruitment and Development Committee of Oxfam.

James Rust, Leathwaite Executive Search

James Rust, Founding Partner, Leathwaite Executive Search

James is one of Leathwaite’s founding partners and is Head of New Propositions, with over seventeen years’ experience in the recruitment industry James is responsible for developing new business streams for the company and is currently leading the development of Leathwaite’s innovative new tech platform, The Pay Index.

The Pay Index enables business leaders and companies to access current senior executive compensation data through a variety of interactive reports where you can compare compensation against different job titles, functions, industries and geographies.

Steve McIntosh, Bullhorn

Steven McIntosh, Account Director, Bullhorn.

Steven McIntosh is an Account Director, Enterprise for Bullhorn, the global leader in CRM and operations software for the recruitment industry. With more than a decade of experience in enterprise sales, he leads the day-to-day account management and strategy for some of Bullhorn’s largest customers. Prior to Bullhorn, he worked in various account management and sales consultant roles for s1jobs and Monster.

Plamen Ivanoff

Plaman Ivanoff, Executive Chairman, i-intro

Plamen Ivanoff is the Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of i-intro® and the Executive Search and Selection firm, GrassGreener Group™.

i-intro® helps recruiters win more Retained and Managed Service Provider contracts (MSPs), increase average fees, enhance productivity, and create a unique market differentiator. Over 700 recruiters and 140 firms around the world have transformed their business with i-intro®, collectively winning in excess of £50 million in retained fees to date.

James Payne, ERecruit

James Payne, EMEA Director, ERecruit

Joining a leading global recruitment agency as a graduate, James progressed to managing teams of financial recruitment specialists to notable success. In 2011, James brought this invaluable experience to the role of Head of Business Development at Bond International Software, now known as Erecruit. Promoted to Sales Director, he is responsible for helping staffing firms grow across the EMEA region by adopting the company’s flagship products, Adapt, powerful recruitment CRM, and TempBuddy, innovative temporary workforce management platform.

Jessica Kilkenny Roddy, Hinterview

Jessica Kilkenny Roddy, Enterprise Sales Director, Hinterview

Jess is the Head of Sales of Hinterview, a leading video engagement platform working with recruitment agencies to enhance their market engagement with both client and candidates. Prior to joining Hinterview, Jess spent several years in recruitment specialising within the Governance market across the Financial Services industry. Her experience spans across both enterprise and SME recruitment business’, giving her an appreciation of the challenges faced by both. Jess joined Hinterview because of a common belief in the need to bring human interaction to the forefront of recruitment technology.

Neil Brodie, Jobdiva

Neil Brodie, Director of Business Development, JobDiva

Neil Brodie is the Director of Business Development for JobDiva, the top Applicant Tracking Software on the market. Neil is responsible for developing and growing JobDiva’s relationships within the UK recruitment market. Neil has extensive expertise in all facets of the recruitment process, and in the job market overall. He has been involved in the industry for over two decades. After launching the premier recruitment website TotalJobs, he worked as a National Account Manager for the site. While in this role, he was awarded Account Manager of the Year by the National Sales Awards. He then became a Sales Manager for SalesTarget. Prior to joining JobDiva, Neil was Head of Sales at CingoRecruit, driving sales for its video interview software.

Kevin Matthews, Leathwaite Executive Search

Kevin Matthews, Global Head of Marketing, Leathwaite Executive Search

Kevin is global Head of Marketing for Leathwaite, a leading international firm of human capital specialists. He is responsible for leading / owning all aspects of strategic and creative marketing for the organisation. Kevin is a strategic & Creative Marketing Leader. Creating engaging multi-channel marketing communication strategies that connect businesses to customers in meaningful ways and provide a clear ROI to the organisation. 


Vickie Collinge, Bluesky PR

Vickie Collinge, Account Director and Deputy Head of Practice, Bluesky PR

Vickie has over ten years’ experience in PR for the talent management, HR and recruitment fields, working with global talent brands and recruitment firms to raise their profile across their specialist areas.

Andy Hallett, sThree

Andy Hallett, Investment Director, STHREE

Mike Ames, Flair

Mike Ames, Managing Director, Flair Business Growth Consultancy

Mike has built and sold two recruitment businesses from scratch with turnover at point-of-sale of £40m and £24m respectively. He now works with owners of recruitment firms wanting to scale their business up and eventually sell it for maximum price. Mike believes scalability comes from deskilling the sales process; automation of winning new clients and a fully empowered management team. His growth formula for achieving all this is called the Revenue Factory.

Jo Abeyie, The Joanna Abeyie Consultancy

Jo Abeyie, Managing Director, The Joanna Abeyie Consultancy

Joanna Abeyie is in a class of her own, a new breed of business leader, she is an award-winning, agenda-setting Diversity and Inclusion Campaigner, Entrepreneur, and broadcast journalist.

Aged just 31, her achievements include, being among The TV Collective’s Top BAME Leaders, which saw her honoured in a photographic exhibition,  Federation for International Periodicals Publishing’s (FIPP) Rising Star Award 2017 and We Are The City Rising Star 2018 and Bullhorn’s Recruitment Leader of 2018 and a special invitation to 10 Downing Street, where she met Prime Minister Theresa May, to celebrate Black History and most recently a TED Talk on Social Impact in Muscat, Oman.

Joanna founded the award-winning creative industry diverse talent recruitment business Shine Media in 2009, which morphed into Hyden, as part of leading global recruiter SThree PLC.  It is Joanna’s efforts in improving the creative industry’s diversity that truly have made her stand out.

Hyden has graduated from multi-awardwinning Shine Media Social Enterprise and then LTD into a multi-award winning industry recognised Executive Search Firm and Diversity and Inclusion Consultancy practice called JA Consultancy.

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