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.
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.
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.
Chris brings over 13+ years’ experience spanning Talent Acquisition, Executive Search, Human Capital Strategy Consulting, Private Equity & Start-Ups. Known as a trusted advisor and consultant to Founders & Entrepreneurs, he has been instrumental in the growth of leading entities across NA, EMEA & APAC.
Leading Recruitment Entrepreneur Canada as Country Manager, Chris is excited to champion the unique offering to the market and support the next generation of entrepreneurs looking to make their mark in the industry.
Chris has honed a versatile skill-set and commercial acumen from his time spent in leading global recruitment & human capital businesses, private equity, startups and Fortune 500’s. A tech savvy executive with a passion for entrepreneurship, he has successfully scaled, built the infrastructure and GTM strategy for global companies at various stages of growth, through to undertaking M&A events, and successful exits.
Bruce provides mentorship and counsel to our Canadian joint-venture partners & scaleups as they grow and accelerate their businesses. He also participates on the investment team and his operations team provides marketing and back-office support to our co-investment & scaleup partners.
International Investment Director