Recruiting and developing high performing talent for technology and engineering businesses globally

With technology being such a competitive market, it is so important that leaders like you have the very best talent to deliver your strategy and help you outperform your competitors.

Failure is not an option for you. You really don't want to set your business back by not having outstanding talent onboard.

Our purpose is not to simply fill roles. We are not interested in transactional recruitment. We delight our clients through a collaborative and data led process. This allows them to understand the talent landscape and choose the very best that will fit culturally whilst also delivering high performance.

We understand it is your people that will allow you to outperform your competitors and we will work relentlessly to make that happen.

We get angry when we hear about companies being let down by other recruitment consultancies. It can feel so frustrating when you invest in a recruitment partnership to execute your people strategy, and it doesn’t consistently deliver.

Success comes from a robust but simplified process and our method is proven


We listen and understand your situation, needs and vision


We will invest time to listen and really understand your strategy, business and vacancy


We will relentlessly to find your sought right talent

Why 99% of our clients return

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97% of our assignments
Were successfully filled last year by building collaborative partnerships
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Your online assignment portal
You will have total transparency of your assignment at all times
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Always acting in your best interests
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Right first time
Our proven and robust process ensures success

Where we work in Technology & Engineering

We have been guiding our clients to successfully recruit strategic talent in over 30 different technology sectors. However, our core expertise is in:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Automotive (including electric and autonomous vehicles)
  • Broadcast 
  • Cyber-security
  • Data centers (including telecoms)
  • Industrial automation & controls
  • Medical

I have had the pleasure of working with Doug and his team at Collingwood Executive Search for several years now. The team at Collingwood is exceptional! Doug and team partnered with me on many critical searches and several pipelining exercises. The team is exceptional at understanding the business, the culture and the …

Global VP HR & Talent,
Leading Industrial Technology manufacturer

We have used Collingwood twice so far and both times have proved successful in identifying a quality recruitment for the role we were looking to fill; a Sales & Marketing Director and a Production Manager. I have no hesitation in recommending Collingwood and would use again.

Managing Director, Provider of SCADA and Command and Control Systems, Managing Director

I came across Jordan during a recent hiring process. He is direct, dependable and professional and it was a pleasure to work with him. He will tell you it as it is, with his humour that makes the process more enjoyable, certainly less stiff and ultimately gets the best out of the candidate. Thank you Jordan.

Managing Director EMEA, Industrial Distributor,

I had the pleasure of working with Jordan to fill a number of open positions on my team. Throughout the process, he worked to understand my organization's culture to ensure he was identifying candidates that not only had the skills I was looking for but would also be able to assimilate quickly into the company. Jordan …

Director of Global Accounts - Industrial Technology,
Industrial Automation Manufacturer

It was a pleasure working with Jordan recently. He is extremely professional, kept me updated proactively throughout the entire process and was always able to answer any question or concern that came from my side. I can definitely recommend him and I will for sure keep using his and Collingwood's services in the future…

Director Germany, Austria & Switzerland - Industrial Technology, Client

Doug Mackay, Managing Director

Doug has been partnering clients in technology and engineering since 1998. He has partnered clients across all technology sectors from start-ups and privately owned businesses to global multi $ billion corporations.

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Jordan Taylor, Executive Search Consultant

Jordan has been partnering clients in technology for over 7 years.


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Here are a few case studies outlining various projects we have successfully delivered

Product Management, programme of four executive search projects

This leader had to be of a global mind-set and, more than likely, have a home life that allowed for travel or country relocation

Managing Director, Defence Manufacturing - France

Collingwood supported the CEO and his team by attending all candidate interviews in order to offer guidance, support and up-to-the-minute feedback

Head of EU Operations, Global SaaS Organisation

Given our strong network of senior operators within varying SaaS sectors, an initial target list of aligned companies was collated

Global Account Director

This placed candidate surpassed the expectations of all the parties involved and, after three months, moved into a senior vice president-level position