Ryan joined the Wade Macdonald team near the end of 2021.
Ryan works within our specialist Senior Finance team, where he supports recruitment needs from Newly Qualified Accountants right the way through to Finance Directors on a permanent basis. He also moonlights as Wade Macdonald’s 1st line IT support and is one of the two Account Management leads, working with a handful of clients to create and manage relationships to offer the best support possible to their businesses.
Ryan graduated from University with a degree in Human Resources Management and started in recruitment over 5 years’ ago with a small and niche search firm in which he focused on tackling particularly difficult role requirements for clients in Government, Membership Bodies and Charities, and Commerce & Industry. Having shifted focus to Finance recruitment in the Thames Valley several years ago, Ryan’s experience supporting in niche recruitment meant he picked up the core Finance market quickly and was a dab-hand at the more difficult Tax/Systems/ Technical/Credit Risk/Compliance recruitment and his many quick successes helped him establish a strong presence in the area as a go-to Finance Recruiter.
With a genuine love for seeing people excel professionally and his personable demeanour, Ryan is very well suited to recruitment and the best part of the job for him is helping others find their perfect employment match. A lot of Ryan’s past candidates and clients come back to him for help to grow their own teams or to get that next perfect role for their career, testament to his genuine interest in building long-term and meaningful relationships.
Ryan enjoys coming to work because he loves getting to see the people he has come to know (quickly) as friends, and having a laugh in and out of the office with them. He also joined Wade Macdonald in order to further his recruitment career progression prospects (watch this space!) and has been delighted with the support that the management team have given and opportunities for personal development he has already seen.
Some of Ryan’s favourite things to do outside of work include hiking, bouldering, badminton, playing board and video games, running Pub Quizzes for his friends and singing at Karaoke; at one point doing so thrice a week! Always out socialising and with a finger on the pulse for new and exciting things to do in the area, Ryan greatly enjoys serving his friends as a ‘What’s Hot in Reading’ guide.
"Ryan found me a great role by listening to what I wanted and seeing a good fit which many would have missed. His commitment and enthusiasm along with being easy to chat with helped enormously."Finance Professional
"Having worked with several recruitment consultants over the years, Ryan was a breath of fresh air. He was always responsive, highly professional and refreshingly personable. It was very apparent that he wanted to place the right person in the right role and seemed genuinely motivated by this challenge. Thankfully, his approach wasn't to simply fill interview panels with candidates in the hope that one might be successful, but I felt he really cared about achieving the right fit, for me, and my employer. I would highly recommend Ryan and would definitely use his services again if looking for a position in the future."Previous Candidate