WHO WE ARE
There is no room for transactional recruitment. We are here to embody an entirely bespoke approach.
Whilst Founders Circle's HQ remains in London(for now!) we continue to support our customers operating in the UK, US, and Europe. We spend most of our time focused on the UK and London specifically, however have continued to champion success ‘across the pond’ and amongst our European neighbours as existing customers look to expand beyond their UK teams, and new customers seek support in growing localised teams.
WANT TO BE PART OF A TEAM THAT REALLY MATTERS?
Behind every business is a catalyst; a story and purpose that offers an axis by which to constantly return to.
Indeed, it is our purpose that we believe offers clear distinction in our approach. Having observed through the years, we recognised that there was a shortcoming in the industry that was truly tailored towards businesses in the early phases of growth. We believe these early months and years to be most crucial, and that the early hires can truly define a business and greatly influence the eventual success story.
Throughout our shared experiences, we are able to adopt this same highly-specialised and diligent approach to hiring and apply it to more established organisations. We believe it is our approach that separates us, and being ever-passionate about what we do: we’d love the opportunity to discuss our unique DNA with anyone that is interested!
AS THE WORLD INNOVATES AND ADOPTS MORE TECHNOLOGY...
Founders Circle supports a broad, yet focused portfolio of customers who whilst predominantly sit within Insur-Tech/Insurance also extend to broader VC/PE, Fin-Tech, Gaming and Sustainability sectors.
We often find that our partnerships benefit from our access to a diversified range of individuals particularly when the intention is to bring cross-industry experience and insights especially in legacy businesses who seek to become more innovative.
WHO WE WORK WITH...
The core of our team's strength sits in our diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives as individuals that when combined- enable us to support a much broader universe of talented individuals, and better-serve our customers. We are incredibly proud that we are able to represent in this way.
FOUNDER & CEO
Since an initial introduction to Recruitment exclusively supporting Consulting brands, inclusive of the "Big 4", through to Strategy Houses and Boutique Consultancies, Dean quickly re-focused, instead concentrating his full focus towards the start-up economy and has successfully delivered for various pre-series/ late-series start-ups as they scale their data/engineering teams.
Dean excels at collaborating closely with Founders/strategic decision-makers to define and shape their desired hiring machine, and quickly establishes highly-transparent communication lines in order to involve other co-parts where necessary.
Jay is our Technology Consultant and has been working in recruitment for over 6 years, originally starting his career working within Insurance. Working closely with brokers and the underwriting teams, his understanding of the London Market led to working with big brand Insurers in the Lloyd's Market and Big 4 consultancies. This centered around sourcing the right individuals to lead large scale IT and Change initiatives, in a growingly saturated market. His passion also revolved around creating a better working culture and representing the values of forward-thinking organisations. As a Londoner himself, his passion to work with young people from underrepresented communities, led to him working with an apprenticeship provider, sourcing highly skilled individuals and ensuring they received the support to be able to kickstart their careers within IT & Change Management. His focus, values and that of Founders Circle are closely aligned, and he joined Founders Circle in June 2022.
LAURENCE LUI CIS LI
With expertise in governance, risk and compliance Laurence graduated from City University, London, in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in International Politics. Laurence brings extensive consulting experience across business strategy, cyber security and data protection matters in a variety of different environments including highly-competitive B2B and international corporate sectors.
He has successfully supported the growth of multiple startups whilst consolidating cyber transformation projects including implementing cyber risk governance frameworks and supporting multiple M&A's. Laurence collaboratively engages with business stakeholders at C-level to manage their risks where he is currently operating as the service owner for Crossword's vCISO (Virtual Chief Information Security Officer) service offering.
Isaac brings a wealth of experience recruiting some of the most coveted technology talent across London, and more broadly speaking- the UK into the Legal/Financial Services domain. This varied from the 'Big 4' Consulting houses, to some of the 'Magic Circle' law firms, fin-tech start-ups & more.
Isaac has reunited with Dean, having previously worked together- in order to support the growing needs across the portfolio. Specifically, Isaac is leading the demand for software engineers, and works closely with his network to match-make bespoke opportunities across back-end/ front-end/ DevOps.