Mark Goldsmith

Senior Consultant - Building Products and Construction

About me

With 21 years of recruitment experience under his belt, Mark has spent the last 17 focused on Building Products & Construction


Having finished Sports Exercise Science, I commenced a degree in Human Biology.  However, my first son came along, which curtailed this!  I later chose a career in Executive Search as I wanted to help people.  I still get a satisfactory buzz when I receive great feedback from a client and believe this is why I’m able to build strong understandings with them.  I care! I also have a mini MBA and certificate in Prince project management.

I have been with Collingwood since 2012 and manage the Building Products & Construction business unit. I also get involved in operationally led, manufacturing clients.

Outside of work I enjoy

I coach my sons under 11’s cricket team which I thoroughly enjoy. I love to read, with a broad interest across business books, biographies and fiction (currently reading Something wicked this way comes by Ray Bradbury.  It’s certainly up there with one of my favourites).

What do you like most about your job?

The satisfaction attached to gaining maximum return for a client.  I also enjoy interviewing diverse, technical people.  There’re some fascinating jobs out there.

Fun Facts

Favourite Band: I’m a music snob (something I dislike about myself).  Favourite bands range from White Denim, Thee Oh Sees, to The Who and St Vincent.

Favourite film: Again, a rich array - Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy and anything with Daniel Day-Lewis in.

Favourite Food: Mexican food or anything with a generous dollop of spice! 😊

"I've used the services of Collingwood on several occasions over a period of more than 10 years and have found in every case them to be exemplary in all aspects. Their attention to finding the right fit in search and selection is excellent as is their expertise in the provision of development tools in team development.…

Managing Director,
Leading Window Systems Provider

"Mark has recently helped me to secure a position that not only matched my requirements but also exceeded my expectations.

His attention to detail and level of understanding throughout the process was first class. He truly understood who my new employer was, where they were in their development, precisely who they were…

Candidate,
Utilities Infrastructure Installer

"We retained Collingwood Executive Search to recruit for Finance Director/Company Secretary. Being a member of the executive management team it was important to find a high calibre candidate who could provide leadership and strategic thinking as well as controlling and managing the company's finances and financial stra…

Finance Director, Utility Infrastructure,
Construction Industry

Since placing the candidates, I have gained feedback from all involved.  The result has not only been successful in terms of their individual performances but the three appointees regularly meet up to share best practice and guide each other.

It was not only a very rewarding set of assignments but I obtained added sati…

Mark, Senior Executive Search Consultant
Collingwood headhunting for German based Construction Products Group

Collingwood provided professional and personalised support and advice throughout the recruitment process combined with regular and open communication leading to my successful appointment. Collingwood are enthusiastic and knowledgeable and I would highly recommend their executive search and recruitment services to other…

Alex, Director of Operations
Look Ahead Care, Learning Disability Services