Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

RED Commerce appoints Ross Eades as CEO to drive growth

RED Commerce, the global recruitment provider of SAP talent, has announced the appointment of Ross Eades as CEO. Eades, who spent four years as CEO of Horton International, an executive search firm, succeeds Andy McRae, who becomes a non-executive director of the company.

Eades joins RED Commerce with a wealth of recruitment experience in international blue-chip organisations. Eades spent; several years building an international group into a circa £300m turnover European professional services organisation, six years building a technology recruitment group to over £100m and four years completing the turnaround of a UK staffing business.

Of the appointment, Eades said, “The opportunity to lead such a recognised SAP and consultative technology recruitment organisation with a clear growth strategy was one that I couldn’t pass up.”

“I’m excited by the enormous potential of the business and am looking forward to working with the talented management team to achieve fundamental growth.”

McRae said, “I am incredibly proud to have led such an innovative and reputable SAP recruitment agency.”

“This planned move has been in the making for over a year to ensure leadership continuity. I am thrilled to be handing over the reins to Ross and look forward to seeing the organisation continue to flourish under his leadership.”

 Of the news, Ross Marshall, Chairman, said, “I would like to thank Andy for establishing RED as a leading SAP recruitment provider globally and for developing the foundation for significant growth as we move into RED’s newest phase of expansion.”

“We are excited about RED’s future”, continues Marshall. “Ross is a highly effective senior international business leader with a proven track record in creating growth, both organically and via strategic acquisitions, as demonstrated by his experience in successfully taking a private business through an IPO as well as achieving a significant trade sale at a premium price.”

Eades concluded, “With the support and collaboration of great people, we will continue to advance RED’s market share and cement our brand as the SAP recruiter of choice, globally."