With many 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.

The Team

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 and supporting his children’s participation in sport. His interests involve cycling, swimming, watching his local rugby team, Harlequins and walking his dog, Yogi.

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.

Heidi Davidson LinkedIn

Heidi joined collective-i search in October 2017 as a Senior Consultant. Throughout her career she has been responsible for providing a high level of consulting to both her candidates and clients and always focuses on building long-term relationships. Heidi believes open communication, a proactive approach and always operating with the highest level of integrity are essential.

Prior to joining collective-i Heidi spent 20 years in Australia recruiting senior positions, as well as leading sales teams and before this started her career in London and also spent time in the middle east.

Outside of work Heidi is thoroughly enjoying being back in the Northern Hemisphere, spending time with her family and exploring Europe. Her other interests are running, swimming, walking the dog and being a coach for her daughters netball team.

Jeremy Davidson LinkedIn

Jeremy partnered with collective-i in October 2017 where he sources senior talent for leading technology and software companies across EMEA.

Prior to collective-i Jeremy recruited for one of Australia’s largest professional services companies before starting Sydney based Horizon Consulting focusing on a number of technology markets throughout APAC. He also worked with Eaton Square looking at mergers, acquisitions and assisting companies with overall growth plans when growing organically or through sale and/or acquisition. After Horizon Consulting was sold to a European Management Consulting company he moved back to the UK.

Jeremy is a highly experienced recruitment specialist with over 20 years’ experience in the industry working across a number of areas within recruitment.

Outside of work Jeremy enjoys time with family, exploring Europe after living in Australia for 20 years, playing guitar and keeping fit.

Carolina Raventberg LinkedIn

Carolina is a Senior Associate member of the collective-i team. She is now based out of Sweden where she grew up but has spent over half of her life living and working in other countries, including the UK, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

Prior to joining collective-i, Carolina worked predominantly as an inhouse recruiter and recruitment manager for various Software companies and Consultancy firms, covering all aspects of recruitment from process creation and implementation to sourcing and team management. She has over 20 years of experience working across EMEA, recruiting for all levels and functions within an organisation.

Outside of work Carolina enjoys being outdoors in the Swedish countryside, spending time with family and friends, eating out and trying new cuisines. She is also a keen animal lover and works with a few local animal charities / fundraising organisations centered around animal well fare.

Michael Howes LinkedIn

Mike joined collective-i in May 2019 as an Associate / Senior Consultant, bringing with him extensive experience from 27 yrs in agency recruitment and senior search & selection.

From an early career in engineering, Mike moved into IT & software sales & management before taking the leap into recruitment.  Having successfully co-founded three recruitment companies, Mike went out on his own in 2008 as h2h Recruitment.  Having known the guys at collective-i for a number of years, joining the team was a natural, easy move.

Outside of work, Mike prefers to be outdoors.  He loves long walks with his Labradors and seeking out interesting pubs.  He’s an avid skier and keen follower of rugby, cricket and F1.  He loves to cook, inside or out, and is looking for his next old motorbike rebuild project …

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