retained search

zero in with our retained search service.

Headhunting is such a crude term. We’d prefer not to call it headhunting. But it does what headhunting does…only with class.

Whether you need a single star signing or a ready-made team whose skills and personalities mesh together like the parts of a well-oiled machine, we’ll make it targeted and we’ll make it seamless.

We believe that discretion is the better part of valour, particularly when it comes to hiring someone senior. So we’ll pinpoint the talent spots, carry out a confidential search and control the message to market. Because the last thing we’d want is a tabloid frenzy.

[Get in touch] to find out what we can do for you.

recent assignments include.
  • European IOT Lead Partner
  • IOT Lead Partner USA
  • IOT Sales Team, USA
  • Advisory Partner Oil and Gas Big 4 Canada
  • FS Lead Partner Singapore
  • Partner Retail Analytics APAC
  • Partner, Defence Big 4
  • Partner IT Audit Big 4
  • Lead Insurance Partner Big 4
James is a Director at onezeero. specialising in Search assignments

James Secker

Global Search Lead

Oliver Speck image

I just wanted to say how glad I am you got in contact with me. From the first Interview, right up until I signed the contracts with my new employer, you have given me so much support and empathy. This, I believe, is the true role of a headhunter. Thanks again for opening me up to this fantastic career opportunity.

Oliver Speck- IoT Sales Lead - Dach
Karen Lomas Testimonial

James proactively contacted me on LinkedIn, as did many other head hunters/exec search agents. I wasn't looking for a new role, in fact I had an offer in hand from a direct approach, never used an agency before & worked for Intel for 23 years, so why did I reply to James vs the many others that I ignored? I had looked a few up that had pinged me and the roles they had were junior or too broad in nature and to me this looked like the shotgun approach or someone who hadn't read my Linked In job history. James did something no one else had, he sent me a job description that was similar to my current role & the new offer and piqued my interest. I replied by mail, we spoke the next day and within a few days had my first phone interview with IBM. James clearly had a close relationship with the guy. As it happened the IBMer decided the job wouldn't stretch me enough (the title was more grand than the actual). Within days James had connected me to a US VP and subsequently, despite a mass reorg I had an interview for a great IoT role in Europe with the new GM. The role is within the Senior Leadership Team. As this was a Partner level appointment there was lots of internal sign offs and checks. James kept driving this with them, making sure I was completely up to date, using text, mail and phone whatever was apt for my movements and availability.  This level of relationship with IBM and customer centric approach to both the company and me as the applicant has helped me be relaxed during the whole process and I would highly recommend him to others in the tech industry. I start next Monday!

Karen Lomas- Exec, EU Cognitive Solutions & IoT - IBM
Stuart Mumford Client Testimonial

I would like to thank onezeero. for the excellent effort and assistance during my recruitment placement with KMPG. Throughout the extensive process involving approximately 20 interviews, onezeero.'s professionalism and service was outstanding.  In my previous roles, I have frequently engaged with IT Recruitment organisations and the experience, knowledge and service displayed by onezeero. stands out as first class. onezeero.'s commitment to ensuring the process continued smoothly was instrumental to me accepting the senior role at KPMG.  Regular communication between onezeero and myself developed a rapport, which went above and beyond expectations.  I will definitely recommend your services and would have no hesitation in utilising your to help search any future placement.

Stuart Mumford- Junior Partner