Insight Executive Group
Meet The Team
Managing Director & Co-Founder
Career highlights include attending global ‘high flyer’ events in consecutive years, and personally generating over £400k per annum income at two separate companies. In addition, he also thrives on building teams and leading them to success.
Before starting a family, Rich was an avid adventurer and travelled all over Europe rock climbing and riding motorbikes. He loves extreme sports, but now prefers to avoid life-threatening hobbies to ensure he survives long enough to see his daughters grow up!
His gift for making calculated risks pay off translated into his work, and after building his first successful business with a large corporate recruitment company, Rich left it all behind to travel the world with his fiancé.
They spent a year experiencing the wonders of different cultures across Asia, and married in Thailand. While in India, Rich got involved with an Animal Rescue charity and became a founding Trustee of an animal rescue charity supporting Asia’s animals.
Back in England, Rich built a second incredibly successful business from scratch, before setting up a brand new procurement recruitment business for management consultancy Green & Kassab. A born leader who rebels against authority, Rich takes great pride in leading Insight as a consultative and inclusive organisation, which treats all staff equally.
Commercial Director & Co-Founder
When he’s not busy running the company’s commercial stance, Nick can be found practising Jujitsu, or supporting Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium. A keen sportsman, Nick won a soccer scholarship to Tyler Junior College, Texas, and studied sports science before switching focus and becoming a recruiter. His team finished third in the USA’s National Soccer Championships.
Nick’s enthusiasm for competitive team sports has translated into his corporate career, forging him into a dedicated team player who is highly invested in building Insight’s own executive team. He’s passionate about creating the perfect culture within Insight, and cares deeply for each and every member of the IEG team. He’s also driven to help every member of the team reach their goals, and retains a healthy competitive streak!
Sue joined the IEG board in 2018. Her voice will help shape the strategic focus of the business as well as mentoring individuals to develop their skills at a senior level.
Sue brings over 30-years’ experience and will help the leadership team navigate the challenges of running and growing a successful business – her honest, open and insightful approach is a perfect fit for IEG. In fact, Sue cites the company values, the great recruiters and a committed heart and head leadership team as the key factors that attracted her to the position.
Outside of work, Sue is passionate about helping raise her four grandchildren, painting and baking, walking her dog, Frank, as well as going to the gym while listening to a bit of Ed Sheeran.
Outside of her close family, Sue cites Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg, as one of her greatest influences. She has had a huge impact on Sue’s business approach – read Shery Sandberg’s story ‘Lean In’ to find out why!
Rob Parker, OLY
Director – Public Sector Property and FM
Joining the team in 2016, Rob has over five years of experience in middle and senior FM Recruitment. Rob has climbed the ranks at Insight with multiple promotions and now heads up the FM and Property team as division Director. A dedicated member of the family who’s great under pressure, Rob has successfully run multiple exclusively retained campaigns.
Rob’s a people person, and well-respected in the public sector FM and property market. He works closely with our clients, and whether placing people on an interim or permanent basis he works tirelessly, using the extensive expertise he has amassed in the field over the years to match every individual to the perfect role.
Outside the office, Rob is a keen sportsman, and represented Great Britain in the 2012 Olympic Water Polo team. Prior to that he was a professional sportsman in Spain, and got into recruitment through the Dame Kelly Holmes charity as a way of helping athletes find fulfilling work once they reach the end of their professional sports careers.
Director – Procurement & Commercial Management
As Director of our Procurement and Commercial Management team, Andrew has been with IEG since 2015. With over thirteen years of experience in procurement, he leads the charge in our Public Sector Practice for both permanent and interim assignments.
Andrew’s journey with Insight has been exemplary of our commitment to career development and progression. After initially working with IEG as a contractor, Andrew’s performance and work ethic saw him offered a full-time position. From there he grew as a consultant and also as a manager, building a successful team around him. After rising to Associate Director, Andrew has continued to progress, reaching the targets required to achieve promotion to Director.
Away from work, Andrew is a family man with a great enthusiasm for Everton FC, and challenging himself with half marathons, tough mudders, and triathlons.
FM & Property Team
Principal Consultant - Healthcare
George began his career in Recruitment to Recruitment before moving into a large, public sector agency and focusing on Estates, FM and Capital Projects into the Higher Education sector. During his time at Morgan Hunt, George worked with fellow Insight team member Rob Parker, and learned a great deal. When he heard there was a chance to work at Insight he jumped at the opportunity, attracted by the trust-centric ethos of the company.
George specialises in Property, Construction and Facilities Management in NHS Trusts. When he’s not busy with that, he loves seven-a-side football, West Ham Football Club, and socialising with his friends.
Principal Consultant - Estates and Facilities
James is Insight’s first new member of staff in 2021, bringing with him nearly 10 years of recruitment experience, much of that in the public sector Estates and Facilities market. James is a real specialist and loves working on bespoke and niche roles and so saw Insight as a perfect fit.
2020 saw James get married at 3 hours’ notice after being engaged for 5 years, when tier 4 restrictions scuppered his original plans – they still managed to get 14 of their nearest and dearest there though!
James will be focusing public sector estates and facilities across the midlands and north of England and works with supervisor roles and above.
Senior Consultant - Healthcare
When she’s not working, Dawn loves to travel and aims to visit one new destination each year – Iceland gets a strong recommendation! She also loves to keep mind and body fit and recently took a philosophy of yoga course.
Dawn joins our Facilities Management team, headed up by Rob Parker, and will be focusing on further developing the public sector healthcare desk. You can get in touch with Dawn via the LinkedIn button below.
Senior Consultant - Permanent Placements
Mike makes it a hattrick of new recruits for Insight in 2020! He has worked in recruitment for over 20 years and joined the IEG family from the Rec2Rec sector, bringing with him a meticulous approach to permanent recruitment.
Outside of the office, Mike is a big military history buff – you can always find a WW1 or WW2 book in his bag for the commute.
Mike initially joined our FM Service Provider team with Nick White, and soon found himself working across our key divisions to channel his expertise and skills on permanent roles within both FM and Procurement. You can get in touch with Mike via the LinkedIn button below.
Procurement & Commercial Management Team
Taj wanted to work for a recruitment company whose ethos matched his own, that of building solid, on-going relationships within a network, and, in IEG, that is exactly what he found.
Outside of work, Taj’s top three passions are family; the countryside and being at one with nature; and following newly crowned European champions, Liverpool FC.
To get in touch with Taj about Procurement roles that he can support you with, please click on his LinkedIn button below to get in touch.
Specialist Resourcing Consultant
Although he had already met his immediate team during his interview process, Bobby’s induction, and some introductions, have been conducted via video conference calls. The unconventional start hasn’t phased Bobby, who brings his successful recruitment experience and passion for building relationships to the role each day.
Outside of work, Bobby is not only an active football fan, supporting Watford FC, but also a talented footballer who played for Watford’s Academy system for several years. He cites his fondest memory as leading out his U17s team at Vicarage Road as captain, and being able to pick out his season ticket seats from the pitch.
Bobby joins procurement Associate Director Andrew Pyman and Head of Public Sector Property and FM, Rob Parker to support both teams on assignments that have specialist resourcing requirements. To get in touch with Bobby, please click on the LinkedIn button below.
Wayne’s second job is that of a devoted father. With his wife’s busy work schedule including far eastern travel, Wayne takes full advantage of Insight’s approach to flexible working and switches seamlessly between his roles as Recruiter and Daddy DayCare, caring for his girls when they need him. He is also a huge football fan, and his season ticket at Old Trafford acts as a well-deserved weekend reward!
Carrie joined IEG to expand on her management skills, utilising our on-going coaching and mentoring programmes, under the guidance of Rich, Nick and Sue. She cites the pure passion of the staff at Insight as a factor in joining the team and is excited to support a business that continues to grow and change by getting the very best out of the people around her. She is also clued up on THE best team events and outings, so if you ever need a bit of inspiration to reward your team, please do get in touch.
On top of her endless abundance of skills and passions, Carrie studied Medicinal & Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Loughborough University. She has 22 years of professional tap and ballet dancing under her belt and is a L’Oréal Colour expert with five years’ hairdressing management experience, managing multiple hair salons across the UK. Oh, and she enjoys the odd Tough Mudder race too.
At the start of 2018 Alex began running marketing campaigns for Insight, raising the company’s profile both online and offline. He is now the lead on all marketing output via social media as well as the Insight website and intranet.
Alongside working at Insight, Alex pursues a career as a screenwriter. He recently graduated with a Masters in Script Writing, and is currently working on his third short film.
Away from work, Shanelle is a very outgoing person with an adventurous nature, always keen to take on new challenges.
As a mum of a soon-to-be teen, it was the genuine flexibility that Insight offers alongside the rewarding and entertaining environment that attracted Jules.
Outside of work Jules is passionate about fitness and enjoys running, boxing and hiking in the hills. Travel is also an essential part of her annual itinerary, having travelled across India, Thailand and the east coast of Australia. Her wish list for 2019 includes the hills in Saltzburg, The San Antonio River Walk and a visit to the Ewing Mansion in Southfork, Dallas.
Coach, Trainer, Facilitator
Sue is an integral member of the Insight family, helping the team to focus, remain motivated throughout sales cycles, raise their emotional intelligence, and increase their productivity. She’s also on hand to develop the senior management team, and enables staff who are new to management to grow into their roles.
When not on duty as a workplace strategist and life coach, Sue is a keen poet and Argentine Tango dancer, who loves to travel.