A global private equity investor specializing in recruitment

Empowering recruiters to build something for themselves.


Recruitment Entrepreneur is one of the most successful private equity investors in recruitment businesses. Our mission is to help founders globally, launch, scale, and eventually exit their own recruitment businesses, generating a wealth creation event. We invest in all sectors within the recruitment industry, which provides a diverse portfolio of businesses, each one a specialist in its own niche. 

We have fostered a community of businesses that benefit from the expertise of our dedicated team who provide; funding, financial expertise, operational strategy, back-office support, legal advice, marketing, and talent attraction solutions, all of which enable our partner businesses to flourish.

Our founder & Chairman

James Caan CBE

Having founded Recruitment Entrepreneur in 2014, former Dragons' Den star and serial entrepreneur James Caan CBE plays a pivotal role in shaping each business within our portfolio. 

James has been in recruitment for over 30 years and invests in recruitment companies of all sizes across various geographies and sectors.

Alexander Mann, his first recruitment business, sold in 2013 for £260 million. His second recruitment venture, Humana International, grew to 140 offices across 30 countries.

With 3 million followers, James was named LinkedIn’s second most influential voice of 2017. His global network, both online and offline, has assisted our current CEOs in attracting the best talent, clients and candidates to their businesses.

Meet the leadership team

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.

Peter Zukow

CEO / Country Manager

Peter Zukow

CEO / Country Manager

Bruce Powell

Local Partner

Bruce Powell

Local Partner

Georgia Nord

Country Manager

Georgia Nord

Country Manager

Tony Davies

International Investment Director

Kelly Nethway

Investment Manager

Jamie Lusk

Investment Advisor

Jamie Lusk

Investment Advisor

Jeffrey Cervantes

International Communications Manager

Jeffrey Cervantes

International Communications Manager