Consultant team

Our executive search team specialise in building a deep understanding of client businesses and requirements together with engaging with candidates who will have a long-term impact in their roles. As a part of a group of companies with a heritage in business spanning more than 50 years and across a range of sectors, the MSS Executive Search team have a wealth of experience on call to support them at every step in the process.

We are all business professionals from a variety of backgrounds and possessing a complementary set of skills which blends to deliver a unique and highly effective Executive Recruitment service.

John McCullagh FIoD FIRP

John McCullagh FIoD FIRP

Managing Director

As Managing Director of MSS Recruitment and group director in the MMC Group for over 20 years John a time served engineer, Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals has been immersed in the boards of directors and senior management teams of many businesses. This wide experience ensures that the executive search team always focus on the critical success factors for clients – a full understanding of client needs and great relationships with key candidates.

Joe Clarkson

Joe Clarkson

Manager

Joe heads the executive search business and since graduating from Teesside University, has used his wide interest in business, leadership and management to develop quickly in the recruitment industry. Joe’s expertise is in building relationships with clients based on a holistic understanding of the client business and the role. He then ensures candidates with the right competence, attitude and fit are prepared and presented to the clients. Service excellence drives Joe, an ethos the whole team follow.

Joe has experience in recruiting across a range of disciplines in sectors including, but not limited to environmental services, engineering, packaging and construction. In his spare time Joe is a passionate sportsman playing cricket, football and badminton whilst being a regular visitor in his local gym.

Dominique Lawton

Dominique Lawton

Recruitment consultant

Dominique’s career began within the Hospitality Industry developing confidence and people skills. Since leaving the hospitality industry she has enjoyed 3 years’ experience working within recruitment.

Initially starting out recruiting internally for a large global marketing company before joining an external agency and covering Commercial recruitment across the North East region. Dominique specialises in Accountancy & Finance and administration recruitment for MSS Executive Search.

Jack Stephenson

Jack Stephenson

Associate Recruitment Consultant

Jack is an ex-qualified practice accountant with vast experience of dealing with stakeholders from a wide range of businesses.

After seven years working in accountancy, he made the change to the recruitment industry and specialises in recruiting for accountancy and sales roles throughout the country.

Nikki Wilson

Nikki Wilson

Head of Research

Since graduating from Newcastle University, Nikki has successfully worked within the recruitment industry for over 12 years; recruiting for specialist roles across the UK. Leading the Research team her expertise is focused on research and resourcing for Senior-level appointments. Nikki has a keen appreciation of candidates’ potential to fit client requirements ensuring high calibre individual find position where their added value can be demonstrated.

Natalie Moment

Natalie Moment

Research Associate

Natalie has a duel focused role within the business; providing both administration support and research. Natalie is skilled in recruiting for various roles, including Senior appointments, across diverse markets UK wide.

Natalie has gained REC Level 2 in Recruitment Resourcing, REC Level 3 in Recruitment Practice and has also completed Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration.

Connor Stapley

Connor Stapley

Associate Researcher

Connor is part of the research team with expertise in research and resourcing for high calibre candidates across the UK in various industries and disciplines.

He has experience with working within a busy Executive Search Consultancy engaging with senior business professionals.