Executive search firm Red Diamond Executive has bolstered its growth plan with the senior appointment of Brent Natoli.

The Huddersfield-based, family-owned firm has appointed Brent as a tech, finance and engineering headhunting specialist as the company strives to achieve £1.8m in turnover in 2023.

With an illustrious CV, Brent joins the firm from Australia, where he has spent 17 years working in the recruitment sector, both in-house and within agencies.

With extensive experience across sales and operations – incorporating people management, strategy and process improvement – Brent has been selected to help Red Diamond to grow within the FinTech and engineering sectors.

Emma Robinson, founder of Red Diamond Executive, said: “Brent’s accolades are impressive. In a previous role, he sourced 53 quality candidates in a three-month period, with a 98% retention rate, whilst simultaneously managing the launch of five new branches – two of which were overseas.

“This is the dynamism and quality that we have in our own business and we know that he will be an asset to us.

“As a headhunter, I am no stranger to helping clients hire from overseas. It is a pleasure to help Brent settle in the UK and we look forward to growing our own presence, both across the UK and overseas, as a result. Brent’s appointment is a key pillar of our own location expansion plan.”

Brent will focus on hiring senior level people within the FinTech and engineering sectors, from CTOs to directors of technology, with an emphasis on immigration and visa support, culture change and training strategies.

Speaking about his new role, Brent said: “The Red Diamond team is one of the most supportive I’ve ever come across. Throughout the entire relocation process, I have received nothing but constant assistance.

“It is a family business where everyone is encouraged yet has the training structures and investment processes to rival a large corporation.

“Just one week into 2023 and I am already supporting several tech firms with their senior hires. It is set to be a fantastically successful year.”

Simultaneously, Red Diamond Executive’s sister firm, Red Diamond Recruitment, has hired Felix Wisdom as a recruitment consultant.

Felix is set to support hiring managers within construction and building materials to source mid-senior-level talent.