Meet The Team

Forsyth Barnes are a team of ambitious, hard-working, and driven individuals who all work synonymously in conjunction with their tagline: 'The right people, to find the right people'. The Managing Partners, Scott Parsons and Roheel Ahmad both achieved outstanding successes as Recruitment Consultants in their early careers and have since put their passions and expertise into making Forsyth Barnes a market-leader in the Executive Appointments space. The team are currently split across three offices in the UK, in London, Nottingham and Leeds, and plan to grow internationally over the next few years.

Antonio Catanho

I joined Forsyth Barnes in June 2017 as part of the Academy team and am now an Interim Consultant specialising in GDPR. During my time at Forsyth Barnes I have had a natural affiliation to regulatory and compliance and have enjoyed the excitement of working in such a dynamic market. As GDPR comes into play in May 2018, my primary focus has been helping my clients prepare for the regulation, during this time I have had positive reviews on my consultative approach and my ability to deliver full GDPR project teams in a fast-paced market.

Edward Gray

Having over 3 years’ experience specialising in the placement of highly skilled professionals on an interim basis. I joined Forsyth Barnes to develop within a company on the cutting edge of technology, development and an already market leading and award winning interim department. My focus has been and continues to be the ever growing and evolving areas of Data, Business Intelligence and Analytics which allows me to provide individuals who add value to transformation projects within a variety of different sectors.

Edward Vavasour

When I joined Forsyth Barnes I took on the market of Artificial Intelligence and Automation. Since then I have completely immersed myself in this exciting industry and made it my goal to engage with the top candidates in the market to aid my client’s aspirations within the Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning/Robotics space. I always ensure that I am working with industry leading organisations on the most innovative and revolutionary projects, who are changing the game in terms of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.

Grant Hutchison

I was attracted to Forsyth Barnes the moment I met with both Scott and Roheel, I knew it was the place I wanted to be and the place I wanted to build my career. Forsyth Barnes has given me the platform and resources I need to get to the top and be the go to consultant within the Retail market.” Grant is a keen Footballer claiming to be a Manchester United fan even though he can only count on one hand the amount of times he has been there, in his early career he played with a number of academy’s including Nottingham Forest and Lincoln City. Grant is the go to consultant for all your hiring needs across the Retail industry, he takes a consultative approach by gaining a complete understanding of what you are looking for and headhunting the appropriate candidate that meets your specific requirements, whilst providing real market insight.

Josh Palmer

If you work hard enough, the sky is the limit here. There is no cap as to the amount of money you can earn, and you WILL earn a lot of money if you are willing to put in the graft. I’m living proof of the progression opportunities at Forsyth Barnes. Working in the Software team here at FB presents an opportunity to be truly engrossed in my work, as it is a genuine passion of mine. Operating at the senior level in this market means I get to speak with some of the smartest people in the world and I am constantly engaged in the next big thing in this space. I couldn’t think of anywhere else I’d rather work!

Khobe Innis

I joined Forsyth Barnes with two goals. The first – becoming an expert within my market, I want to know what’s happening before it’s even happened and my second goal is to become the best possible consultant I could be. I specialise within the placement of SAP professionals on both a technical and functional basis. My time is spent networking with candidates and high-profile clients on a day-to-day basis which allows me to grow constantly within my role and market. I came from Birmingham to the capital knowing it was going to be a challenge but have always known what I wanted to be – successful. I can’t wait for the journey ahead!

Matt Hardy

I’ve been working at Forsyth Barnes since September 2017 and I’ve loved it! During my time here I’ve learnt more about building and running a desk than I did in my previous years in recruitment. The training and support is second to none. I work across the UK recruiting executive roles for some of the biggest organisations in the world. You get trained to be an exceptional consultant and the progression to becoming one is clear and achievable.

Stephen Reece

I am fast approaching my 11th year in recruitment. My career has focused on specialised industry and sector recruitment including Finance, Education and Executive Search Consultancy. Since joining Forsyth Barnes I have already established partnerships with SME and Enterprise organisations and is currently working on multiple projects recruiting for Executive level candidates across his specialism, working with some leading Insurance and Financial Service organisations.

James Watson

Operating at the senior level in the Fintech market means I get to rub shoulders with some of the smartest people in the world and I am constantly engaged in the next big thing in the space. The clients I am working alongside are constantly in the news, working on the latest and greatest in technological advancements in the financial markets! There is a huge variety in the projects I am involved in, from global change strategies, sales leadership, IT development through to product marketing and development. It’s a market full of forward thinking, innovative and entrepreneurial people who all want to leave their mark on the world. From start-ups to household names in the Finance industry, I have had the pleasure of working with an array of professionals who I am looking forward to extending our working relationships as we continue to grow in tandem.

Samir Prince

The main reason I enjoy working for Forsyth Barnes is because the sky is the limit here. There is no cap as to the amount of money you can earn, and you WILL earn a lot of money if you are willing to put the effort and graft into it from the start. Once you prove a point within the business, you are given the responsibility to manage your own desk and take on the role of a 360 consultant. From there, you can keep progressing through the ranks, right up to Director Level. The training, support and systems provided help to maximise your earning potential, giving you even more of a reason to want to work as hard as possible. It sounds cliché, but ‘work hard play hard’ really is the environment here. I would highly recommend joining the business if you want to be a part of a fast-growing organisation on a mission to become a global leader within Executive Search!

Tom Nash

Possessing over a decade of experience in the City’s heavily competitive Human Capital industry, I joined Forsyth Barnes’ Senior Management Team as a Junior Partner to our inspirational founders Scott Parsons & Roheel Ahmad in June 2017. I head up the hugely successful London based “Executive Search – Permanent” team, with industry focuses and alignments such as, but not limited to: Retail, Telco, Finance Services, eCommerce, FinTech & InsurTech, Software, Gaming & Gambling. As well as working very closely with a broad variety of Start-Ups and connections into Venture Capitals & Private Equity firms. In the last 6 months the team has grown over 100% and continues to expand even further into 2018 and beyond.

Victoria Hickman

I head up the HR and Talent Acquisition functions at Forsyth Barnes. I spend a lot of my time here searching for great people to join our team, otherwise I’m doing the ‘HR stuff’ and occasionally get stuck into some marketing, conferences, and awards entries too! My passion lies within growth and development and that’s why I joined Forsyth Barnes. I’ve taken the team from 10 in 2016 when I started, to over 30 at the end of 2017 and – watching the careers and individuals develop is my biggest ‘pride point’ so far. At home, I’m a typical girl… Love my kitties, food – roast dinners on Sundays, festivals and any type of live music!

Melissa Baldwin

I look after the Academy team at Forsyth Barnes and I am also responsible for the training and development for all consultants in London, Nottingham and Leeds. I joined FB as I have always wanted to be a part of something great and am a firm believer in organic growth. I have promoted three consultants out of the academy so far, and I’m really looking forward to being a part of their journey.

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