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About Us

We are a specialist recruitment consultancy based in the heart of Cardiff.

Founded in 2016, we’ve celebrated our success, helping businesses to grow by connecting them with the best talent across South Wales. We’ve helped hundreds of businesses and as a result we have developed a deep understanding of what companies need to deliver in our specialist fields.

Because of this, we came up with our talent management solution in 2018 – taking the headache out of the recruitment process with our managed service offering.

With a combined experience of over 40 years’ in our fields, we provide outstanding recruitment services to every client and candidate who comes to us.

We work within the following sectors:

  • Finance & Accountancy
  • Finance & ERP Systems
  • Data & Analytics
  • Business Change, Project & Programme Management
  • Technology & IT Recruitment
  • Managed Services

Why Choose Us?

Our people are at the core of what we do. At Vargo, we don’t work to sales targets and KPI’s; we measure performance on the good work of our consultants and the satisfaction of the businesses we support because we believe that our transparent and dedicated approach will help us to build long-term partnerships that work. Each of our consultants specialise within a specific market and skill set, opening the doors to fantastic networks you may not have reached.

Stay in the Loop…

Some of the biggest frustrations we hear when engaging with new businesses are the lack of communication with recruiting partners, and the lack of visibility around the status of their talent search. Our client portal solves those problems.

Meet the Team

 

Founder & Director

Chris has experience of recruiting across permanent temporary and fixed term solutions. He works closely with businesses to fully understand their recruitment requirements and to resource candidates with the right mix of technical skills.

Chris is the lead consultant at Vargo Recruitment, he is a psychology graduate with 15 years recruitment experience across Accountancy & Finance, Information Technology, Business Intelligence and Project & Change Management.

Chris started his recruitment career working for a FTSE 250 recruitment business. He was successfully promoted on a number of occasions and was responsible for winning a number of large customer accounts and recruitment campaigns.

Areas of Expertise:

Recruiting white collar professionals across finance, systems and projects.

Sector Experience:

Chris has recruited across a large variety of industry sectors and for a range of business sizes from FTSE 100 companies to small SME organisations.

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Senior Consultant

Carley has worked within HR, Finance and Payroll for nearly 10 years and now recruits for the Financial industry.

Areas of Expertise:

Carley recruits for the core junior part qualified/qualified and transactional finance market such as practice, manufacturing, retail, medical supplies, software and distribution companies across South Wales up to a salary of £30k (all levels of transactional).
Carley’s candidate target base includes those studying AAT, ACCA and have at least one year’s experience within a specific financial market. Carley targets and works with companies that have a good reputation, look after their staff and those who wish to build a progressing, successful career.

Sector Experience:

Having worked within the environment, Carley has the correct understanding of client requirements for Accountancy and Finance businesses and has successfully built rapport with some top business clients.

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Associate Director

Tom is an experienced, highly focused Recruiter with specialisms in Executive Search, Talent Acquisition and Employer Brand Building. He has built senior leadership teams across a range of sectors, grown entire recruitment functions from scratch, built careers hubs and websites, implemented applicant tracking systems, defined end-to-end talent attraction processes and established long-term, sustainable talent streams.

Tom’s strengths lie in finding very small needles in very large haystacks, combined with excellent stakeholder management skills, a strong commercial mindset and the ability to add tangible value in every business, team or project he is a part of.

Areas of Expertise:

Tom is focused predominantly on senior appointments including but not limited to:

• CEO and Managing Director
• CFO, Finance Director, Financial Controller, Finance Manager, Finance Business Partner
• CSO, Strategy Manager, Investment Manager
• COO, HRD, HR Manager
• CIO/CTO, IT Director, Software & Data Engineering, Data Science
• CMO, Performance Marketing, PPC and SEO

Sector Experience:

Finance, Tech, Strategy, Marketing and Professional Services

 

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Testimonials

“I have recently worked with Tom and he has helped secure a great candidate for me.
Having never worked with Tom previously, I have been delighted with his professional approach, his integrity and tenacity in staying with and seeing the deal through. The list of candidates supplied were all excellent and I have been really pleased with my final candidate who is now in post. Tom spent a great deal of time understanding my business before putting people forward.
I would definitely use him again and would be more than happy to recommend him to any company looking for his services”

Peter Thomas
Managing Director
Contract Services

Associate Director

Ian is an Associate Director of Vargo. A keen surfer, snowboarder and lover of the great outdoors.

Having worked in the Technology staffing industry for almost 14 years he leads Vargo’s technical recruitment service offering which provides contract and permanent resource solutions to clients throughout the UK.

Areas of Expertise:

Technology- Development, Security, Devops & Data

 

• CTO
• Director of Engineering
• Head of Data
• Director of Security
• Programme Director, IT Operations Manager
• SOC Manager
• Information Security Manager
•Scrum Master, Software Engineer

Sector Experience:

Fintech, Data & Technology, Energy & Utilities, Financial Services, Cyber Security Services, Professional Services, Public Sector & Charity

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