Richard has worked in the professional audio industry since graduating from Warwick University, England in 1986 with a BSc Hons in Engineering Science. As a school music scholar with a strong interest in recording, Richard’s career took its own natural course. Initially working in direct sales of high-tech recording equipment supplying the UK music, recording and TV sectors, Richard moved on to work for the Japanese manufacturer Fostex where he became sales and marketing manager for the company’s range of professional audio products. There he spearheaded the development of a number of ground-breaking digital audio products designed for the film and post-production markets. During this time Richard worked on numerous product development and marketing assignments in Europe, Asia, the USA and the UK.
In 1995 Richard was appointed by Celestion International Ltd as Marketing Director, where he gained valuable experience in the world of MI product manufacturing and global distribution. After establishing a Professional business unit and formulating a targeted product development and international marketing program, Richard was appointed Director & General Manager of the Celestion Professional Products Division in 1996. Responsible for world-wide sales, marketing, distribution and development activity, this gave Richard a unique insight into the diverse business challenges and methodologies needed by a specialist global technology brand business.
In addition to working with distributors and customers in all parts of the world, Richard has a particularly well developed experience of the US market place and has managed directly a US sales and marketing function from 1995-97. He has continued to be actively involved in sales, marketing and distribution activity in the USA since that time.
“Despite the continually challenging economy and market conditions in some regions, it is encouraging to see how many manufacturers are expanding by penetrating new territories and looking at key new talent acquisition. Coming from within the business and having worked for a number of brands, I fully understand the various key business development roles that we work on, as well as the business cultures and the expectations of our clients when looking to fill these roles.
My first introduction to Interfacio was as a client and I really believe in what we are doing – helping individuals and companies get the right fit in what is always the most critical area for any business. Once potential profiles are matched, by working and communicating closely with our clients and candidates, we ensure that the fit is a good one. Uniquely as talent acquisition and search consultants, our background is as business professionals from within this industry. First and foremost, we are business people who are passionate about the work that we do, and who have a deep understanding about the markets that we serve as well as the products and technologies involved. We invest a lot of time with our candidates and clients ensuring that the match is a mutually rewarding one that will deliver long term success. Our clients and candidates know us and trust us and we are proud to be delivering a unique and quality service within an industry that we know and love!”
Jo’s understanding of product development – from conception through production to market – comes from her 15 years experience of Research and Development working as an engineer, where she designed real-time embedded systems and developed software in C++ to control automated audio mixing consoles.
Prior to this, she studied Electronic Engineering at Nottingham University, followed by completing a Masters Degree in Environmental Acoustics at London South Bank. She started her career in engineering on an apprenticeship course sponsored by Thorn EMI, and after gaining experience in a variety of departments, then moved to Soundcraft to design audio mixing desks, focusing on software development for large automated analogue consoles.
Because of her background, Jo is able to use her experiences from within the industry to match up talent with the exciting opportunities available, and provide support and career advice to talented engineers.
An active musician and pianist, she enjoys playing a wide spectrum of music in her spare time, ranging from Mozart to Mingus.
Before to coming to Interfacio, Nicole worked as a Business Services Manager at Arup, the global firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists, and prior to this was Administrative Director at a private, undergraduate business school.
”What struck me about Interfacio is that, like Arup, it strives to do things differently. Clearly the scales and industries are very different but Interfacio also works on a global scale conducting their business at the very highest professional level treating all its clients, candidates and staff with great respect and honesty. I am delighted to be part of a growing team at Interfacio.”
Says Seychelle: ” I have started my recruitment career in a great company – I love working with Isabelle, she is so inspiring and a great mentor! The thing I love about Interfacio the most is quality over quantity – we will never push a CV if we think that it is not a great fit for the client and the candidate. The thing I love most about my job is helping candidates make the right move.
Since then she’s carried on as a part-time Data Analyst and providing support for the consultants in resourcing and administration., working around her Masters in Speech and Language Therapy.
In 2018 she took on the role of GDPR/Data Protection Administrator, preparing the company for the new regulation by rewriting policies and processes and becoming as much as an expert as she can on the topic.