Meet the team – Robert Perry (Financial Services)
Robert has recruited since 1997, working from the main financial centres of London, Leeds & Manchester. During this time he has worked for some of the best known UK based and global recruitment consultancies (Hillman Saunders, Search and Darwin Rhodes) operating predominately within the financial planning, banking and employee benefits markets.
Since moving back to his native North West Robert has been a key player in the creation and development of two financial services teams in the region with both Darwin Rhodes, setting up their Manchester office, and later expanding Search’s footprint in the same city. He has since used this extensive experience to create Exchange Street Financial Services.
In the intervening years the financial planning sector has changed beyond all recognition. Whilst Robert still works with the same firms that he dealt with in the 1990s/2000s he has had to develop his expertise into different areas and consistently win new business to drive the business forward. Many of his core clients in 2008 for example no longer exist!
Prior to moving into financial services recruitment Robert graduated with a degree in business studies and worked within the industry itself for a Life Company. Given his mum spent many years working for a Chartered Financial Planning practice as a paraplanner it is clear that Robert has a level of industry insight beyond the vast majority of his peers in the UK financial planning recruitment sector.
Away from work Robert is a huge Everton fan and has been a season ticket holder since returning to the North West. He is married with a daughter and loves spending time with them and his dog, a pedigree Tibetan Terrier (how fancy). So if you ever talk to Robert about football or dogs then prepare yourself for a long one conversation!
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