James Butler has been working within the corporate security and investigative executive search space for 17 years, placing both local and expatriate security professionals into organisations spread across 40 countries. Before founding enteles Search with Chris Meager, James held various leadership roles with several security recruitment companies, where he led their security search businesses across Europe, Africa and the Middle East, as well as the Asia Pacific region. James is passionate about the subject of diversity, actively encouraging his clients to embrace a more diverse and inclusive approach to their recruitment processes.
James is an active member of the Security Institute, ASIS and The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals, James also holds membership of APSCo, the leading industry body for the Executive Search profession.
James can be reached on email@example.com, +44 20 3884 2303 or connect via LinkedIn.
Chris Meager has spent twenty-two years working within the security profession, which has seen him work on CSO level searches for some of the largest multinationals in the world and place people in over 45 countries. Chris regularly speaks at industry events both in Europe and the US, on subjects ranging from Diversity & Inclusion, through to how a business’ culture can affect a CSO and the security management function. He has worked with companies to help them increase the diversity of their security and resilience functions, successfully targeting diverse candidates for roles ranging from CSO, to Regional Security Directors, and niche SMEs in intelligence and investigations.
Chris holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Security Management from Leicester University and is a member of ASIS International, the Security Institute and the Association of International Risk Intelligence Professionals. Chris also holds membership of APSCo, the leading industry body for the Executive Search profession and has the Certificate in Recruitment Practice from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation.
Chris can be reached on firstname.lastname@example.org, +44 20 3884 2306 or connect via LinkedIn.
Declan Yon-Prince is a seasoned recruiter, with a background in Data and Analytics recruitment, servicing clients all across mainland Europe and UK. Working with a wide range of clients, from budding startups to large enterprises.
He has always advocated for training and development and has held people management roles for the past decade. From his sales management roles, leading teams for various multinational clients within telecoms, non-profit and energy sectors.
In his spare time, Declan shares a passion for the martial arts. He has dedicated the last two years to honing his skills in Muay Thai and Jiujitsu.
Gavin Sakaya is a Tanzanian national and studied all over the world including North America and the Middle East. Moved to the UK where he completed his Management Studies degree and graduated with a 1st class from the University of Leicester. Alongside completing his studies, Gavin accumulated over two years’ worth of work experience within the management consulting and research analyst space. Not only did he lead the business logic case project for the University formula racing team but he also completed an internship with world-renowned financial consulting firm Deloitte – including spending a year consulting for a small medium enterprise as part of his final year project dissertation.
Enthusiastic about long-term business and strategic development, Gavin believes that SME’s are integral to the sustainability and economic success of the local communities in which they reside in – therefore it is of the upmost importance that they are supported. He understands that business development is key to keeping these enterprises afloat and consequently ensuring the economic stability of its local community.
Gavin is experienced in producing managerial strategic roadmaps as well as designing, developing and delivering operational intervention plans using investigative internal and external research.
Gavin can be reached on email@example.com, +44 20 8126 1432 or connect via LinkedIn.
Zainab Oshua, is a Nigerian native who grew up in the vibrant country of Ireland. Despite her initial interest in pursuing a career in nutrition, her career journey took a turn when she discovered a passion for connecting people and opportunities.
From humble beginnings in door-to-door sales, Zainab honed her sales acumen and quickly transitioned into the dynamic world of tech sales. Drawn by the rapid pace and innovative spirit of the tech industry, she found herself captivated by the endless possibilities it offered.
In 2023, Zainab took a bold step into the realm of tech recruitment, driven by a desire to leverage her sales expertise and interpersonal skills to make a meaningful impact in the industry.
As she continues to carve her path within the security recruitment space, she remains committed to empowering individuals and organisations to thrive in this ever-evolving landscape.
Zainab can be reached on firstname.lastname@example.org, +44 20 4552 2705 or connect via LinkedIn.
Paul Ballard started his career in Investment Banking before joining the MOD. He has 4 decades experience managing C-Suite key account relationships and delivering both niche and global talent, search and selection solutions in the public/private sectors. He managed the tripartite relationship between government, commercial suppliers and major critical national infrastructure organisations to successfully deliver a new national cyber apprenticeship programme.
He was the Client Partner for a cyber assessment JV between a global software giant and the UK government (which had major brand protection issues) and has led outsourced re-structuring projects in the Health, Transport and Planning sectors. Paul successfully delivered a sales-driven Pan-European ‘people-audit’ talent strategy for a niche access-management security business. Paul has talent-led the establishment of a fusion centre for $multi-billion global software solutions business and project-managed the establishment of a data-secure UK Shared Service as part of a major reorganization of a FTSE 100 company. Paul jointly-led the first leadership development programme for an intelligence-led UK agency and was the business-lead for a Pan-European IT due diligence contract, as well as project leading the restructuring of a UK physical security organisation.
Paul is also a BPS qualified assessor and has designed and delivered both one-to-one and volume assessment programmes for both government and commercial clients, as well as writing Home Office policy on the fair and objective assessment of candidates with special needs.