I created DJG Consulting in 2011. I had been working in London and then Paris for larger international companies, and I wanted to create a boutique firm which would reflect my two main areas of expertise: Recruitment for Secretarial & Support roles and Executive Search for M&A.
I believe that there is a place in the market for a specialised company that can offer clients a high-quality, bespoke service. I am not trying to reinvent the wheel, but I do feel strongly that there is a good and a bad way of doing things. It is not a numbers game where you throw as many CVs as possible a client’s way until hopefully one of them sticks. It is a skilled service industry.
My interest in M&A and Private Equity began in London, where I was lucky to work in a company that gave me the opportunity to pursue and develop it. Early on in my career, whilst working mainly on Secretarial & Support roles, I made it my business to specialise in this area. It was a natural progression to start working on executive and investment professional roles in the same sector. For me, one specialism led to and now complements the other.
Educated in the UK, Germany and France, I first came to Paris to study at the British Institute in Paris (now ULIP) in 1997, returning in 2009 to live here permanently.
Outside of work I play cricket for Château de Thoiry CC and MCC. If I could spend all of my free time wicketkeeping, I probably would. With two young children however, a boy and a girl, it doesn’t always seem reasonable to disappear for days at a time to play cricket. So other, less time-consuming interests include trying hard to get my black belt at judo (watch this space), and running. As well as having run a few marathons, I think I might actually be the first and only person in the world to have run the entire length of every Paris metro line, end to end. I even did the tiny little ones, and the ones that split into branches I did twice.
I can be contacted on 0033 (0)1 76 71 05 19 or at firstname.lastname@example.org