Rupert is Princedale’s Founder and Managing Partner having established the business in 2012. He has almost 20 years’ experience in head hunting and has specialised in the digital talent world since 2008. He has worked internationally for some of the leading headhunting firms and within each firm he has been either responsible for establishing a new specialist function or a new international office. He has worked in Barcelona, Hong Kong and Tokyo and has a strong grasp of the nuances of finding exceptional leadership talent in different marketplaces and regions.
Rupert is known for his tenacity, authenticity and rigorous interviewing style. Candidates often describe his interviews as unlike any other head hunters’ as he pushes candidates to assess themselves honestly and analytically. He always has the client’s best interest at heart and mitigates the risk very early on to prevent any surprises down the line with the confidence to push back on a client when necessary.
Jamie brings over 15 years of Retail & Consumer experience to Princedale. His role as Partner is to expand the firm’s reach deeper into retail, consumer & leisure in the UK and throughout EMEA. With an extensive background in executive search, both internally and externally, Jamie is passionate about helping businesses establish a complete and thorough ‘customer first’ experience that blends the digital and physical experience and specialises in appointing such talent to own this.
Before Princedale, he spent 7 years at URBN Urban Outfitters Inc. as the Group HR & International Business Development Director building the Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie and Free People brands Internationally and recruiting the Senior leadership functions for all brands. Within this role he held direct responsibility for 2500 employees, 70 stores across the EU and Asia for all HR, Employment law and Recruitment. Jamie’s remit also included a broader Business Development focus with a mandate to open up new markets and channels of business around the EU, Middle East and Asia.
Amy is a Consultant. She joined Princedale in January 2016 and manages everything from the Partners’ diaries & travel, all client/candidate interviews, all of Princedale’s events, the blog, office management and accounting. Amy studied at Quest Professional (a business training school) on the Executive PA Programme and prior to joining Princedale Partners she was a PA at another search firm for 2 years.