A boutique operation!

We're what's known in the recruitment world as a boutique headhunting outfit, more than half of the candidates we recruit we've never spoken with before...

That's one of the big differences between a headhunting approach and recruitment agents - the latter tend to work from a candidate database heavily populated with people who are unemployed.

Often the best people for our clients' challenges are heads down and happy, not available on the open jobs market and not open to a move.

Our mandate is all about our clients best interests.

Robert Tearle Consulting is committed to helping you bring about the best and better hiring outcomes.

It's your people who will make the difference between your success or failure.

Not a global executive search firm to the Top 1,000 Global companies nor a standard recruitment agency, we're specialists. You'll find us friendly, fast-paced, objective and 100% on your side.



Our clients are tech firms and digital businesses, for whom we recruit people into:

  • Leadership (CEO, COO, CRO, CMO...)
  • Sales (Directors, Managers, Specialists & Pre Sales)
  • Consulting and Project Management positions

Our specialism is in recruiting into high impact roles.

It’s well known that having the right people on board is the key to success in any industry.

However, hiring them is often time consuming and arduous.

We'll help you save time and make sure you don't get distracted.

And there’s added pressure: a bad hire can spell disaster.

Whereas a good hire will ensure significant success. These decisions therefore shouldn’t be taken lightly.

We bring an extra set of eyes and ears to the hiring process.

You'll benefit from our 29 years of experience, the insights and expertise we can share with you.

Helping you to maximise your chances of successful hiring outcomes and mitigating your risk.

  • We use a unique, smart approach to help you hire exceptional candidates.
  • We exist to source hard-to-find ‘A Players’.
  • We have access to the best people.



It's not just about hiring, it's about outcomes.

Examples of success include:

  • Recruiting leadership teams (CEO, CRO, CMO & COO) resulting in successful turnarounds through to ultimate exit (trade sales and IPO).
  • Headhunting dozens of Sales Directors who have grown businesses 10 x over.
  • Hires made through us in Business Process Outsourcing have won deals in hundreds of Million and in one case £Billion+ contracts
  • In SaaS, one of the candidates we headhunted, won a $200M contract for our client
  • Hundreds of hires into IBM, SAP and Salesforce, our stick stay and succeed record is over 90% - this is more than 50% higher than industry norms.

Past and present clients include:



Capita Group (BPO)


Concur (Travel & Expense Management)

Decibel Insights (Digital Marketing/CX)



Digital Theatre (Online Theatre)


Drum Cussac (Travel Risk Management)



Infor (ERP)


Informatica (Big Data)


Kofax (Intelligent Automation)


Knowledgepool (L&D BPO)


McGrawHill (Media/Publishing)


Netsuite (ERP)


Oracle (Database & Apps)





Sprinklr (Digital Marketing/CX)


Toshiba (Electronics)


Vizibl (Supplier Collaboration & Innovation)


Services available

Retained executive search.

For Leadership and Senior Management hires.

These are your most important hires, where the stakes are at their highest

Fee basis: 30% of the basic salary, paid in 3 instalments; on instruction to commence the search, on submission of the shortlist and on the candidate start date.


Contingency search.

For hiring requirements in what we call the Marzipan layer, they're too senior for a conventional recruitment approach to work well and not senior enough to justify a retained search one.

For senior and specialist roles in Sales, Consulting, Project Management and Innovation.

Typically for positions with a base salary up to £125k

Fee basis: 25% of the basic salary, success only.



For ad hoc arrangements.

For example, the submission of candidates on a speculative basis or an active candidate file search.

Fee basis: 20% of the basic salary, success only.

We work for the best in tech and digital, sourcing the best in tech and digital.

Contact Robert for more information on our process and to arrange a meeting.

robert.tearle@roberttearle.com | 07843 277 774 | + 44 7843277774


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