Michael Clifford, Sales & Marketing Director – The Bunker
"“Chris Jennings, Head of the IT & Technology practice at Mallory Partners placed me into my new role as Sales & Marketing Director at The Bunker, part of Cyberfort Group, and has subsequently assisted me in restructuring my team.
Having decided to take a step out of permanent roles early last year, I’d just started my second interim contract when Chris approached me about a possible full time role. I declined, but Chris kept in touch. In December last year he phoned to see if I’d consider a role at The Bunker, which he felt would be right for me. The Bunker had been acquired by Cyberfort Group, a leader in the field of cyber security and they were looking for an interim Group Sales and Marketing Director to restructure the Sales and Marketing team and integrate acquisitions. I was at a natural break point in the interim contract I was in at the time, so agreed to meet Andy Hague - Cyberfort Group’s CEO. I joined the Group on an interim basis in February 2018, and it became a permanent role less than three months later.
Having been through the process as a candidate, it felt natural to turn to Mallory Partners as a client to assist me with the team restructure. Having been in the tech sector for almost thirty years, I have built up a wide network in the headhunting community and I know what I’m looking for, but the experience with Mallory Partners has been outstanding. They haven’t sent me a single unsuitable candidate.
The Bunker is a cloud and managed services provider, operating out of the most secure data centres in the UK, located in former nuclear bunkers, and we deliver the highest standards of security and compliance. That means the people who work for us need to be subject matter experts, operating at the very highest levels, and they need to have the right cultural fit. Chris really took time to get to know us and understand what we’re looking for. So far, I’ve hired three people through Mallory Partners – and I’ve only seen five CVs in total. He absolutely nailed it. I didn’t have to spend hours on phone, or have endless coffees with applicants, Chris learned my requirements and The Bunker culture and he delivered exceptionally strong candidates for the roles.
This means I now have a very strong team that understands the subject matter, are proven professionals and are already working very effectively together to deliver results.”"