Terry Dawson is a Director within Investigo and founder of our market leading ERP Transformation practice. Terry focuses on senior interim hires across ERP and Technology enabled Transformation programmes. He is based out of our offices in London.
With over fourteen years’ experience recruiting Technology leadership and ERP professionals, Terry has spent the last 7 years at Investigo focusing on Programme Director and C-suite level interim mandates in both the UK and Europe.
Terry has an in-depth understanding of both the business transformation objectives of his clients and the enabling technologies underpinning the transformation, whether that be ERP, CRM, HRIS or other Cloud Technology platforms. With the understanding that finding the right person who will deliver on time and on budget is crucial for high-value multimillion-pound programmes, Terry consistently strives to ensure a close match is made for all his senior appointments, thereby fulfilling his commitment to both his clients and his senior network.
Typical mandates Terry fulfils are Technology Enabled Programme Director and CxO level roles and their direct reports, on programmes with budgets ranging from £10 – £250 million.
Outside of work, Terry enjoys travelling and spending time with family and friends, he is also a keen squash player and has a passion for motor sport.
The Investigo Executive Technology & ERP Practice appoints ‘Head of’ positions and above including CIO’s, CDO’s, CTO’s, Programme Directors, Programme Managers, Managing Directors, Partners, ‘Heads Of’, across all sectors, in a range of organisations, both public and private.
Please below for Terry’s recent mandates and testimonials.
“We needed an individual with a specific skill-set for a very important project role. Terry worked tirelessly to find the right individual for us, gaining a very clear understanding of our requirements and filtering the candidates accordingly. His level of personal commitment, energy and focus was exceptional. Clear communications throughout. Would happily work with Terry again.”Steve Carter - Global Finance Director - DS Smith
“I had the pleasure to be introduced and represented by Terry from Investigo to executives of international organizations. He is a strong professional, with a result-oriented mind, that delivers value to both Clients and Interim Executives. I would strongly recommend Terry and will not hesitate to use such services again.”Ray Abou - SAP Programme Director and Interim CIO
“Terry is a very capable, professional and highly motivated individual with the ability to instil trust and deliver effectively. Terry’s quick grasp of the brief and his engagement with the external market have resulted in the placement of the best talent with the right skill level that fit the culture of my team.”Johan Greyling - Transformation Director - Capita
“Between 2015 and 2017 I not only worked as a contractor through Terry and his SAP practice at Investigo, but was also his client, having several key roles on the programme that I was leading, resourced through him.
I've led numerous projects / programmes over the years (both as a senior manager within industry, consulting services and as an independent contractor) and cannot recommend Terry enough. The professionalism, flair and charisma that he exhibits from the perspective of the independent contractor is replicated in terms of the relationship he develops with you as a client.
Terry's leadership of the SAP practice at Investigo is such that you'll only be put forward for roles within which you can 'deliver' and when he sends you a personal profile for a role that you're recruiting for you know it'll be worth reviewing.
I get the sense that Terry builds relationships with the long-term in mind and it genuinely shows - I cannot recommend either he or his practice enough. Thank you for acting as a model that hopefully more recruitment consultancies will adopt.”Christopher Robson – SAP Programme Director
“I had the pleasure of collaborating with Terry as a candidate for a senior interim management role. I find Terry’s attitude, work ethic and communication skills outstanding and well above the prevailing standard in the recruitment industry.Amit Eitan - Global Programme Director and Interim CIO
I was particularly impressed by Terry’s proactive communications towards me throughout the process, an area where many fail very often. My experience working with Terry was therefore like a breath of fresh air. Terry is a true professional and I will no doubt be pleased to work with him in the future both as a candidate and a client.”
“I have recently been working with Terry in relation to my appointment as a Senior SAP Transformation Manager in Germany. From the start of the recruitment process it was clear that Terry had good knowledge of the SAP market and a very strong relationship with his client, in fact he was actually working as the sole supplier for this particular requirement. The recruitment process was smooth and straight forward, I found Terry to be professional, hardworking and always responsive to my questions and queries. Terry is an excellent recruiter and clearly an expert in his field. I look forward to working with Terry and his team and continuing to build a strong relationship for the future, whilst further strengthening our valuable Partnership.”Dragan Grujic - SAP Programme Director
“Having recently transitioned from client (hiring manager) to candidate, and having experienced recruitment agencies from the other side of the fence, I can honestly say that Terry & Investigo stood out as one of the few agencies who truly went through a robust process of candidate engagement & verification.
This level of engagement & communication was comforting from a candidate perspective, but also gives me the confidence in hiring roles in the future, that Terry & his team will have been through the right processes to match individuals to roles. A pleasure to do business with!!”Craig Cattigan – SAP Programme Manager