Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

Wave thrilled to welcome Richard Essex to Wave as Chief Revenue Officer

Wave is growing. We have big plans and to help us navigate that growth we are thrilled to be welcoming Richard Essex to the team.

He comes to us as Chief Revenue Officer and will be closely involved with revenue performance, client retention, client growth, and new client acquisition. Richard will be an integral part of the senior team and will help to set and drive the wider business strategy.

Many in the industry will know Richard. He’s been working in the recruitment space for decades, starting out as a highly successful recruiter before moving into recruitment tech. He was employee number 8 at Broadbean, where he stayed for over 10 years, and has also worked with a major job board platform.

The huge amount of experience Richard brings to Wave will be invaluable as we grow, develop our tech, make new hires, and not only retain but strengthen the first-class client service that we have become well known for.

For Richard, it’s the journey Wave is on, coupled with the outstanding product portfolio that drew him to the role:

“I have been watching Wave grow and develop its products for many years and to get the chance to be part of that growth is something I couldn’t pass up on. Having worked in recruitment since 1997 I'd like to say I've seen it all, but the beauty of an evolving industry is that companies and their understanding of that evolution vary massively as we learn and we grow. What’s old news to one may be a new discovery to others. Being in a position to harness years of experience and help other businesses grow off that experience I find a real privilege.

Joining Wave, I get to work with great people, and those people deliver great technology and great service. All Wave products - WaveTrackR, WaveMedia and RecWebs - are fantastic and the way they feed into and support each other really does present recruiters with an awesome solution to their candidate attraction needs.

I have worked in rec tech for a long time and am genuinely excited about the great things Wave is doing now and what there is still yet to come. Wave is the perfect business, at the right stage in its evolution, for me to work for. It’s a very exciting time to be here.”  

Dave Jenkins, Wave founder and CEO, is thrilled to welcome Richard to Wave:

“Richard brings to Wave a huge amount of experience and some great insight from both his time as a recruiter and his many years in rec tech. I am delighted to have him on board as we continue to grow, develop and innovate with our tech. And his arrival at Wave marks another fantastic hire for us. We’ve added to our Dev team, our Sales team, our Marketing team, and now we have someone with solid rec tech experience to add to the Wave team. It’s an incredibly exciting time for Wave and we can’t wait to continue expanding upon, developing and innovating our tech.”