Spain's No.1 Investor in Recruitment


Recruitment Entrepreneur Spain is at the forefront of empowering recruitment professionals to not only build businesses but to create lasting value within the industry. With a strategic focus on supporting individuals at every stage of their entrepreneurial journey, from inception to expansion and exit, they provide comprehensive guidance and resources tailored to the unique challenges and opportunities of the recruitment sector.

Our investment team, including Country Manager, Pablo Sanchez, Portfolio Manager, Mariano Canas and, Regional Managing Director, Tony Davies are all ready to provide expert guidance and support with Spain's most ambitious and talented recruitment professionals.

Together with our partner and market-leading recruitment business, beonit, we help ambitious individuals to launch, scale, and develop a recruitment business with real value.

 

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Our Investment Team

Divisions

JAMES CAAN CBE

Chairman

JAMES CAAN CBE

Chairman

As Chairman, James takes an active role in the investment process, working closely with the Recruitment Entrepreneur team to support you and your company. His hands-on approach enables entrepreneurs to learn from his considerable experience in founding and scaling recruitment businesses.

Tony Davies

Regional Managing Director

Tony Davies

Regional Managing Director

Tony brings 30 years of international experience across Europe, the United States and Asia, establishing successful partnerships and cross-border recruiting operations.

Tony began his career as an electrical engineer and then transitioned into contracting in 2001 when he founded and expanded his own business. He subsequently joined Cordant Recruitment Group in London and created a global recruitment function for an Italian engineering company operating in China, the US and Europe. He then worked with Belcan, a large US engineering and contracting services company, leading their international contracting team to a successful restructuring.

Tony's strengths lie in executing sales and financial strategies, negotiating business deals, advising business founders and partners on leadership, and participating in multiple sales and acquisitions throughout his career.

Pablo Rodriguez

Founder, beonit

Pablo Rodriguez

Founder, beonit

Pablo boasts a rich entrepreneurial and strategic background, with over 30 years in IT, finance, and consulting. Leading Madrid's beonit, he excels in business talent outsourcing. Pablo's strategic insight also enriches KIRIOM Smart Growth and BEONPRICE as a board member, alongside past leadership at Oesía and Ubiquo, and a significant role at Steelmood.

Kiko Rial

CEO, beonit

Kiko Rial

CEO, beonit

Kiko Rial, CEO of beonit since October 2022 and former Director General at Hotel Balneario de Mondariz, excels in talent recruitment in the tourism sector. A Board Member at GALENTO and an influential figure at IE Business School, his expertise in negotiation, management, and education shapes industry standards.

Pablo Sanchez

Country Manager

Pablo Sanchez

Country Manager

Pablo Sánchez, Country Director for RE Spain, is a contracting entrepreneur and venture capitalist with more than 15 years of experience.

Based in the Madrid Metropolitan Area, it helps entrepreneurs, companies and high-caliber individuals achieve wealth and personal success.

Starting at Accenture in 2005, Pablo held leadership positions at GMV and became Senior Integration Director.

In 2013, he joined Catenon as Managing Director for the Middle East and Turkey, fostering strong relationships with clients, partners and candidates.

Pablo's expertise lies in identifying exceptional individuals who have consistently excelled in their careers, helping founders and startups thrive in a competitive marketplace.

Mariano Canas

Portfolio Manager

Mariano Canas

Portfolio Manager

Mariano Cañas, Portfolio Manager for RE, has more than 20 years of experience in the recruitment industry.

He held management positions at Catenon Worldwide Executive Search, Experis Spain and ManpowerGroup Solutions.

Most recently, he served as Director of Operations and Business Development at The Key Talent, specializing in agile HR platforms for efficient, data-driven hiring, assessment and training.

Mariano puts clients, candidates, and employees first, using data-driven strategies and fostering a strong decision-making culture.

He attended executive programs on digital business and data management at ISDI and Harvard Business School.

Richard Pucci

Operations Director

Richard Pucci

Operations Director

Richard, with two decades in recruitment, turned loss-making accounts profitable and saved the BBC £50 million at Reed. As Operations Director, he introduced vital systems, ensured compliance, and at Manners Maclean, his strategies and system overhauls doubled revenue.

Ana Salinas

Global Talent Manager, beonit

Ana Salinas

Global Talent Manager, beonit

Ana, International Talent Manager at beonit, combines business strategy with a scientific background, holding degrees from IE Business School and Boston University. Experienced in project management and client relations, she's fluent in English and Spanish, excelling in global talent connection. Her recognition includes the IE Blue Torch Award.

Kathy Walker

Head of Marketing

Kathy Walker

Head of Marketing

With over two decades in recruitment, Kathy excels in recruitment marketing, boasting strategic initiatives that bolster growth and branding. Her career spans REC, ITHR Group, and roles like Global Marketing Director at i-Pharm Consulting, culminating in her current position with Recruitment Entrepreneur since October 2023. Kathy also holds a Business and Marketing degree and a CPD-accredited Mini MBA.

Sergio Gutierrez

Head of Legal, beonit

Sergio Gutierrez

Head of Legal, beonit

Sergio is a distinguished Employment Lawyer and Certified Compliance Professional. With over a decade of experience, he leads beonit's legal strategy, harmonizing business promotion with legal integrity. His tenure at Jorge Juan Abogados showcased his expertise in employment law, benefiting organizational and executive operations.

Irene Bazaga

Finance, beonit

Irene Bazaga

Finance, beonit

Irene combines her Business Administration background with extensive global insights from studies in Chile and Argentina and work in Japan. With 5+ years in finance across startups and multinationals like Banco Cetelem and Pernod Ricard, she's a specialist in treasury operations, contributing significantly to any venture.

Cristian Carasco

Financial Controller, beonit

Cristian Carasco

Financial Controller, beonit

Cristian, with over 15 years of experience in financial management at beonit, Madrid, excels in financial oversight, tax preparation, and budgeting. His expertise extends to treasury management and policy development, collaborating across departments globally. Former roles at Catenon, Reale Compañía de Seguros, and Ahorramas S.A. highlight his skills in financial control, audit coordination, and treasury operations.

Nuria Gomez

Payroll, beonit

Nuria Gomez

Payroll, beonit

Nuria Gomez, Director of Payroll and Personnel Administration at beonit, leverages over a decade of HR and financial expertise. Her impactful tenure at Avanza and role as Financial Controller at Catenon demonstrate her proficiency in ERP implementation, payroll management, financial control, and strategic HR policies, ensuring organizational success.

Jamie Lusk

Investment Director

Jamie Lusk

Investment Director

Jamie architects the framework for entrepreneur support systems, preparing to replicate these across new markets. With deep organisational insight and a focus on optimisation, Jamie's international experience and cultural acumen, honed by positions at EY and projects in the US, fuel his expertise in scaling operations globally.

Sara Madame

Vice President Talent, beonit

Sara Madame

Vice President Talent, beonit

Sara leverages over 20 years of HR expertise from diverse sectors like Outsourcing, IT, and Consumer Goods. With a Master's in Human Resources from Centro de Estudios Garrigues, she has significantly impacted roles at Devo, Catenon, JTI, and KPMG. Her skills cover Talent Acquisition, Development, Coaching, and Leadership, demonstrating a strategic, multinational approach to HR.

Clara Ramos

Commercial support, beonit

Clara Ramos

Commercial support, beonit

Clara Ramos, with over a decade in technology-driven business strategy, now strengthens beonit's management team. Her expertise spans from freelance consulting to leading roles at everis and Schneider Electric, specializing in strategic alliances and product development for global transportation solutions.

Sophie Morris

Learning & Development Manager

Sophie Morris

Learning & Development Manager

Sophie advanced from Recruitment Consultant to a pivotal L&D role, crafting eLearning solutions. At Reed Talent Solutions, she aligned learning with business goals, enhancing retention. As Head of L&D at Hamlyn Williams for EMEA & APAC, she established the L&D function and implemented a global strategy, significantly improving recruitment metrics.

Supported by beonit

beonit, based in Madrid, a strategic partner of Recruitment Entrepreneur Spain, redefines recruitment excellence through innovative solutions and advanced technology. Together, we offer comprehensive support and resources to empower recruitment professionals, enabling them to start, scale, and succeed in Spain's dynamic market. With Beonit's cutting-edge tools and our industry expertise, we're shaping the future of talent acquisition and driving unparalleled success for our partners.

Find out more about beonit

What our partners say...

Sathya John, CEO, Pronto Recruitment, Spain

Our expansion and success to date has been strengthened and supported through our collaborative partnership with Recruitment Entrepreneur, complimenting our credibility and capability,

Sathya John, CEO, Pronto Recruitment, Spain

What our partners say...

What our partners say...

As a CEO, I feel I have the ability to make the decision and shape a business in my own vision whilst benefiting from the advice and guidance of the highly experienced financial and strategic advisory teams.

Elaine Tyler - CEO of Venatrix

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