Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

Amberjack appoints new CEO for Next Phase of Growth

Amberjack have announced that Dan Speed has been selected as their new Chief Executive Officer. Global recruitment experts, Amberjack, are market leaders in developing innovative technology and services for the future talent and volume recruitment market. Dan assumed his new role on 26th April.

“Every business leader will know, the ability to identify, acquire and on-board top talent underpins high performance. Whether it is a new apprentice, graduate or experienced sales consultant, the challenge of identifying true potential, capability, and “fit” with your own organisation, is not easy to get right and very costly to get wrong. From what I have seen is not by accident that Amberjack’s blue-chip client base have a reputation for getting the best people. Amberjack are pioneers, their people have a reputation for excellence and their pipeline of tech is very exciting – I am delighted to have joined at this stage to help drive the next phase of growth.”

Dan takes over from predecessor, Cynthia Bostock, who will continue to provide strategic support for the business in her new role as Non-Exec Director.

Speaking on behalf of the Board, Cynthia said ‘We are delighted to have someone of Dan’s calibre to lead the fantastic team at Amberjack. Dan has crucial experience of scaling tech-enabled businesses to achieve significant global growth. We are looking forward to Dan supporting the next stage of Amberjack’s growth journey’.   

Prior to joining Amberjack, Dan worked for BigHand, a dynamic technology company which he joined at an early stage. He was part of the leadership team that successfully led his previous organisation through significant global growth, his roles included managing the APAC, North American, Cloud, and then UK & EMEA Enterprise software businesses. During that time, it grew from a nascent technology vendor with some initial adopters to supporting over 3,500 customers and 500,000 users internationally, expanded from 1 to 12 products, acquired & integrated 8 other software companies.

Since starting life in 2000, Amberjack have recognised the potential of technology to make Future Talent and Volume Hiring more effective and efficient. A growing suite of proprietary technology products, all designed by an innovative inhouse design team have been core to the organisation’s impressive growth.   World leaders in entry-level recruitment, with an enviable Client base of premium global brands, they also have expertise in RPO, volume recruitment and experienced hires. Their innovative services and software now help over 300,000 people begin new careers every year.