Stuart Bonner

Stuart Bonner

Senior Director

Stuart Bonner is a Senior Director and also sits on our Operating Board of Directors at Investigo, focusing on C-Suite level roles in London and Surrey.

Stuart began his career training as an Accountant and became chartered in 1999 before he moved into recruitment in 2000. Over the past 18 years he has recruited C-Suite professionals into Finance, Operations, Commercial and Sales with both a regional focus and a sector focus in Facilities Management and Property. Having set up a Regional Finance recruitment business in Kent and a Property and Facilities business for two different search firms out of London in niche areas, Stuart understands the importance of building relationships, the trust that comes with that and taking a longer-term approach to recruitment to ensure success is built on strong foundations.

Stuart has managed a range of assignments that have included CEO, CFO, COO, MD Operations and Sales & Marketing Director level roles at both main board and operating board levels in both the UK and across EMEA, for Facilities Management and Real estate outsourcing firms. He  also manages Property Director vacancies for FTSE250, Banks and Retailers. Stuart and his team also undertake recruitment of Heads of Engineering, Facilities, Workplace Strategy and Capital Projects, typically reporting directly into the Director of Property.

Outside of work Stuart enjoys spending time with his family, his two Jack Russell dogs (when they’re not barking) and when work affords him the time, he jumps back into Chinese Kickboxing in his pursuit for that elusive black belt!

Please see below for Stuart’s recent mandates and testimonials.

RECENT MANDATES

Managing Director Benelux | €250,000 + Package
Managing Director Engineering Operations | £210,000 + Package
International Sales Director | £200,000 + Package
EMEA Operations Director | £175,000 + Package
Divisional CEO Germany | €180,000 + Package
Executive Operations Director | £150,000 + Package
Account Director | £135,000 + Package
Head of Commercial | £140,000 + Package
EMEA Business Development Director | £130,000 + Package
Finance Director FMCG Surrey| £110,000 + Package

WHAT OUR NETWORK
SAY ABOUT US

“Stuart has consistently delivered high calibre individuals for our company. He is the first person I’d call to locate the optimal candidates that suit the requirements of our FM business. Stuart’s ability to understand our corporate aspirations and culture and translate that into presenting the right people is something I value highly. He has always succeeded in presenting a few candidates which meet our criteria without inconveniencing us with numerous failed interviews.”

Ed Swales | CEO Salisbury Group

“In Stuart Bonner and Rohit Shah we believe we secured the “right people” for the job. The process we went through and candidates offered were second to none. Stuart and Rohit communicated with us on a near daily basis and were truly flexible and adaptive in their approach to our major recruitment exercise. It was a pleasure to work with professional individuals who wanted to make sure that our needs and requirements were fully met in every way. We successfully recruited our new team nearly twelve months ago now, the results have been astonishing. The team has now delivered a full company rebrand to Vertas Group Limited, excellent new business wins that has allowed a shareholder dividend to be paid above and beyond expectations and a future that will see growth way beyond our wildest expectations.”

Duncan Johnson | Chairman | Vertas

“Investigo, and in particular Stuart, has delivered in terms of my recruitment needs. I have two measures namely quality of candidates presented and secondly suitability and longevity once they are in post. On both counts Stuart has delivered in a recruitment sector that is characterised by people recycling cv's.”

Jeff Flanagan | MD – Commercial | Interserve Support Services

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