With over 40 years’ combined experience on both sides of the desk the collective-i team are confident in our ability to find a candidate that is right for each and every position presented to us, and equally a position that is right for the candidate.


Robin Cooper LinkedIn

Robin is a founding director of collective-i search. He is hands-on in managing the day-to-day running of the business and specific client and candidate projects, utilising his vast experience that spans agency, in-house and start-up businesses.

Prior to collective-i Robin gained his experience of recruitment and a wealth of knowledge across global markets, having worked as a recruiter in North America and across EMEA.

Outside of work Robin enjoys exploring & discovery, dining out, watching sports, cycling around the city, getting lost and finding new places. His extensive travel and enjoyment in meeting new people sits nicely with his approach and style in being a ‘people person’.

Sean Walsh LinkedIn

Sean is a founding Director of collective-i search. With his professional and executive recruitment experience gained from agency and in-house, Sean’s role is a mixture of new business, client relationship management and service delivery.

Prior to collective-i Sean recruited extensively in enterprise software, services & mobile throughout EMEA as well as living in New Delhi & Bangalore leading a recruitment team for a Telco company.

Outside of work Sean enjoys spending his time with his family, including their sports interests and travel.  His other interests are competitive cycling, swimming and watching rugby, particularly at the Stoop, together with being a community representative at Harlequins.

James Isherwood LinkedIn

James joined collective-i search as a Director in 2013. His focus is building long-lasting relationships with both candidates and client organisations using his wealth of experience gained from in-house, RPO and consultancy across EMEA and North America. Prior to collective-i James worked for a number of software vendors, both start-up and global , as well as leading sales recruitment desks for specialist IT recruitment consultancies.

Outside of work James has combined his love for travel with work, having travelled the world twice as well as living and working in Australia and Russia. Now firmly settled in the UK he enjoys spending time with his family, watching sport, is an avid film-buff and a keen cook.


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