Damien Taggart
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Damien Taggart

Associate Director, Technology

​My recruitment journey began in 2005, a time when CVs were not quite sent via fax machines, but the era was close. I found the "work hard, play hard" mentality appealing, offering both financial success and an enjoyable atmosphere, coupled with the constant learning opportunities it presents. I specialise in contract technology recruitment, having managed a substantial book of contractors and overseeing a team responsible for over 100 contractors and £2.8 million in NFI.

My clients span from global blue-chip companies like Morgan Stanley and Bloomberg to small consulting firms, if technology is at the core of their operations. I support candidates across various levels, from interim CTO positions to junior web developers with minimal experience. In describing his role, he emphasises creating opportunities for contract technology specialists and building and coaching teams of recruitment consultants. His main responsibilities include business development/client engagement, developing and coaching consultants, and building contractor communities within niche markets, targeting the top 5%.

I add value to my market by prioritising customer centricity and focusing on trust and transparency in building client relationships. I go beyond mere CV submissions, providing market intelligence, salary guides, and insights into hiring trends. My clients commend my trustworthiness, which is crucial for success in recruitment. Maintaining a world-class service is paramount, because of the importance of reputation in the industry.

What does being an opportunity maker mean to you?

The ability to cultivate internal and external relationships, allowing others to benefit from your networking.

What Eames value resonates with you the most and why?

Ingrained Drive. The most successful recruiters I have worked with have all possessed a growth mindset, is infectious and will promote the right behaviours to deliver high performance.

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