Leadership Team

 

Simon Girven - Director

Simon joined The JM Group in JM in 1987 after an early career at the Observer Newspaper.  He has a wealth of recruitment experience gained across numerous sectors, most notably Technology and Business Change in the Financial Services sector.   Particular areas of expertise and interest include Information Management. Information Security, Big Data, Data Analytics, E Commerce, Enterprise Architecture,  Infrastructure engineering and Renewal.

Out of the office Sailboat Racing and Scuba are his passions.


Adam Drew - Finance and Operations Director

Adam is a chartered accountant who joined The JM Group in 2014 taking responsibility for the finance function and business partnering the sales team.

Previously, he was a finance manager at Easynet before joining the M&A team responsible for selling the business in 2013. Formerly he trained at Menzies LLP where he worked with clients from a variety of industries and gained the ACA qualification. He's a keen sportsman (rugby/football/tennis) and is an enthusiastic Leicester City and Tigers fan.

 

 

Fiona Eddy - Contracts Director

Fiona is a law graduate who joined the JM Group in 1998 after a period of worldwide travel.  She successfully managed the delivery of IT Contractors and Interims across a broad range of clients and has particularly strong knowledge and networks within Insurance and Retail Banking.  Her functional expertise is equally broad with particular strength in the areas of IT project, programme and change management.  She has an extensive range of contacts which she harnesses to develop new business across the organisation.  In her spare time she has two young sons that keep her busy and enjoys travelling. ​Fiona is a law graduate who joined the JM Group in 1998 after a     period of worldwide travel.  She successfully managed the delivery of IT Contractors and Interims across a broad range of clients and has particularly strong knowledge and networks within Insurance and Retail Banking.  Her functional expertise is equally broad with particular strength in the areas of IT project, programme and change management.  She has an extensive range of contacts which she harnesses to develop new business across the organisation.  In her spare time she has two young sons that keep her busy and enjoys travelling.

 

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