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Leadership Team

Mike BrooksbankMike Brooksbank
Managing Director

Mike Brooksbank is responsible for the strategic and operational development of the UK recruitment business. Mike has worked in the technical recruitment market for the past 22 years and has a proven track record in procuring and delivering multi-site high volume contingency recruitment, predominantly in the Defence, Aerospace and Automotive sector. Through his role, he has introduced initiatives and driven the business towards its goals for all operating companies in the UK.

Mike ensures Advantage Resourcing and Advantage xPO is delivering performance in line with our company KPIs and our business strategy, financial accounting, organisational structure, human resources and operations are all aligned.

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Ian WeidemanIan Weideman
Group Finance Director
Ian has held various senior finance roles within the IT, Marketing and Media sectors prior to joining Advantage in 2004. He is responsible for the Financial Shared Services Centre in Basingstoke and is heading up the Legal, Compliance and BI & MI functions for the group. As part of the senior management team Ian is heading up a number of change initiatives and projects for the group as well as being a key member of the team setting and driving the strategic direction for the group. 

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Maroof MalikMaroof Malik
Head of IT
Maroof has over 20 years of experience in Information Technology management with a diverse background in government, telecoms, events, advertising and start ups. He has extensive experience of delivering global enterprise IT systems, connecting IT to the needs of the business and aligning IT costs.

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Chester BootheChester Boothe
Senior Business Development Manager

Chester has a background in the Engineering space, and his knowledge gained has been instrumental in his recruitment industry career. He joined the REC Technical and Engineering Executive Board in 2010 providing specialist support and advice to recruitment agencies in the Engineering and Technical sectors.

In 2016 he joined Advantage xPO heading the Business Development team to look at new opportunities for growth in the Engineering and Technical markets and to develop the strategic plans for the business in the MSP and RPO space.

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Jenine WardJenine Ward
Director of AR 360 and Crone Corkill

Jenine has worked in the recruitment industry for over 18 years. She has experience of managing temporary and permanent secretarial, finance, marketing, HR and legal teams across London and the South East of England. Since joining the business in 2003 she has had four significant promotions. Her current role is Director of AR Professional and Crone Corkill reporting to the Managing Director of Advantage Resourcing (AR).

Jenine is part of the UK Senior Management Team and is involved in supporting the business with a variety of strategies. A real passion for Jenine is training, subsequently she is involved in running sales workshops and 1:1 sessions for consultants at all levels. Jenine is a CIPD qualified organisational coach and supports all AR with offering coaching sessions to people keen to take ownership of their own learning to reach their career goals.

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David GriffithsDavid Griffiths
Director of Delivery

David is responsible for the UK Delivery and Strategic Accounts division which predominantly focusses on volume work. With 15 years recruitment experience, David has worked within contract and permanent resourcing, executive search and has extensive experience as an Account Manager on high-volume, high-profile and multiple-location accounts. David has worked across a number of industries but has a specialism in IT and Engineering. The scope of his experience means he has an all round appreciation of the recruitment cycle and client needs, regardless of methodology. David joined Advantage in 2010 and has since developed and manages a successful multi-disciplinary team that places highly technical and skilled professionals in both niche and volume roles across a number of industries and disciplines in the UK.

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