James Parker joins forces with brother, David Parker as Director, and Co-Founder at Pickhurst Partners

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James Parker joins forces with brother, David Parker as Director, and Co-Founder at Pickhurst Partners

Pickhurst Partners is a dynamic digital recruitment specialist, dedicated to facilitating mid-to-senior-level appointments across a diverse range of cutting-edge disciplines. Their core focus areas encompass Software Engineering, DevOps, SRE, Cloud Computing, Data, AI, and Machine Learning, where they connect exceptional talent with the most forward-thinking organisations.

After 12 successful years in the recruitment industry, James Parker joins his brother, David Parker to help bring a fresh approach to drive growth and deliver unparalleled recruitment solutions.

James, with an unconventional path to recruitment, began his career by completing his plumbing apprenticeship, conquering the challenges of construction sites, and contributing to London's iconic skyline. Inspired by the achievements of his brothers, David, and Michael, who flourished in the IT recruitment industry, James embarked on a transformative journey into the world of talent acquisition.

Having spent over 11 years at Networkers, initially within the Financial Markets team, James honed his skills in securing top software engineering professionals for industry giants such as JPMorgan, HSBC, Nomura, Nasdaq, and Rabobank. Later, he co-founded the AI and Data team, it was during this time, he actively participated in ground-breaking projects spanning Autonomous Driving, AI Drug Discovery, and Quantitative Trading.

 James recounts, "Witnessing the AI industry transition from an emphasis on the research and development of prototype models to the deployment of models into production and the eventual monetisation of numerous AI systems was truly remarkable."

Recognising the immense potential of machine learning models in business, James later assumed the role of Senior Talent Partner in MLOPs start-up, Seldon, leveraging his expertise to source exceptional talent during their rise from Series A to Series B investment rounds.

With their strong connections to London's thriving tech industry, renowned universities, visionary entrepreneurs, and financial institutions capable of fuelling innovation, Pickhurst Partners has privileged access to some of the city's finest tech talent.

He adds “It's a privilege to interact with talented individuals at the forefront of technological innovation and help them progress toward their career goals.”

Combining James's decade-long experience in recruiting software engineers with David's extensive network and international experience, Pickhurst Partners differentiates itself from its competitors.

James said “It’s a hugely exciting time for Pickhurst Partners, we have a growing team, fantastic clients, and access to some of the best talent across the globe. Being part of Recruitment Entrepreneur will also allow us to focus on our vision of putting our clients and candidates first while building a successful business which will only support our offering even further as we grow.”

Their commitment to building high-touch relationships with candidates and clients echoes the values instilled in both James and David. Moreover, as a family-founded business, they take pride in what they deliver.

For more information, please visit pickhurstpartners.com or contact James at james@pickhurstpartners.com to discuss the exciting opportunities that Pickhurst Partners are recruiting for.