Testimonials

We take great delight in exceeding our clients’ expectations through the provision of world class talent, specialist skills and bespoke solutions. But you shouldn’t take our word for this; read what our clients and candidates say about us and judge for yourself the value we add.

Having dealt with IQ Executive as a candidate and client, I can confirm that they are extremely focussed and results-driven.

Clients wishes are seen as of paramount importance, first and foremost, however, IQ Executive are very mindful of ensuring that roles on offer are appropriate from the candidate perspective. They also well prepare candidates for interview, without necessarily ‘coaching them’ to succeed at interview.

The consultant I dealt with had a good eye and ear for potential candidates, and familiarises themselves well with clients' requirements, such that CVs received are  - in the round - well-filtered and entirely appropriate for consideration.

Their extensive background, experience and in-depth knowledge of industry drivers, such as regulatory drivers, informs them well decisions in respect of potential candidates' suitability for roles.

Communications are regular and concise; they have a pro-active approach, and a gritty determination to succeed for all parties.

In summary, a breath of fresh air in the recruitment world today.


Robert Cottingham, Head of Risk Oversight, Provident

From my first contact with IQ Executive the consultant I spoke to very quickly identified the senior position I was interested in and within minutes I had received quality in-depth information back about the position. 

I have certainly found IQ Executive to be extremely knowledgeable regarding the role / background knowledge  and in addition to being very professional, they also possessed a great personal spirit which providing me with a high degree of confidence throughout the process that others haven't provided in the past. Each step of the way IQ Executive has kept in close contact with me by phone, text and email, even when on personal leave to ensure that the right result was achieved for both the client and myself. 

I have already recommended IQ Executive to a colleague of mine and feel confident that they can assist in helping people achieve the right career moves.

In summary, I have had had a great experience of both from the consultant who managed me and IQ Executive and would certainly use them again without hesitation both as a client seeking to attract talent or when I am personally ready for my next career move.


Tracy Hegarty-Burgess, Manager Arrears Strategy & Insight

I have had the pleasure of using IQ Executive on more than one occasion both from a candidate and a client perspective. I have always been extremely impressed on their professional and confidential service, they have always provided full information / support / facilitation every step of the way for both the company they engage with and the specific candidates concerned.  IQ Executive have delivered the required results every time and they are always mindful of the companies specific needs and stay in contact frequently even when individuals in IQ Executive happen to be away on holiday!

Julie Atkinson, Compliance Director, Different Money

I would highly recommend IQ Executive as a search business. Not only are their colleagues extremely well connected across the banking industry but they truly care about the people they represent. They always act in the candidate's best interests with the sole aim of assisting their professional aspirations.  My new role has seen me make the move from Australia to the UK.  IQ Executive supported me through every stage of this transition, making it so much simpler than I had expected by staying in regular communication with me throughout the process.  If I am ever happen to be looking for a new role in the future, then I will certainly be getting back in touch with IQ Executive - and I think that tells you everything you need to know.

David Scott, Senior Manager Model Governance, TSB

I approached IQ Excutive after seeing them seeking a few compliance specialist roles which were of interest to me. After a pleasant and friendly exploratory phone conversation they sent me through a role that matched my profile perfectly and guided me right through my application to acceptance of offer - even contacting me afterwards whilst I'm undertaking my new role. The IQ Executive team are highly knowledgeable and approachable and always there whenever I needed them. I have already recommended IQ Executive to many of my friends and colleagues and am very grateful and thankful for all the help I received in landing my perfect job!

Caitlin Burnett – Compliance Approval Consultant, Yorkshire Building Society 

"I can, without hesitation, recommend the services of IQ Executive. I've had a great experience of IQ, both as a candidate and Hiring Manager. Simon and his team really take the time to understand the needs of the business and the aspirations of the candidate. This, combined with IQ's enviable network of contacts has consistently delivered a high quality pipeline of talent. Digital and Cyber skills are amongst the most competitive areas of the market. Over the last 2 years, IQ have consistently met and exceeded expectations in this market and have smoothed the on boarding process for both parties. I take confidence from knowing that the team are always available to help and the task is never complete until we are entirely satisfied."

James Allen - Head of Operational Risk - Group Digital, Marketing & Customer Development 

“Throughout a lengthy and detailed process, I was kept informed of developments, issues that had arisen and what was needed, if anything, to resolve them.  I found contacting IQ Executive very easy and I always got to speak to a real person. If my consultant was not available I would leave a message and on all occasions my calls were returned, promptly.  There are obviously many such organisations, some which pepper the popular media with promises that they simply cannot keep, there are no such gimmicks with IQ Executive, simply a very professional service and pleasant manner.  Should I be in a position where I am looking for another role or should I have colleagues (current or former) who wish to use a recommended company, I can think of none better than IQ Executive.”

Martyn Horn, Head of Systems & Data Management


“It was a lengthy and complex process, spanning almost a year. The consultants kept in touch regularly and when I had actually declined the role initially, they liaised successfully between myself and the hiring managers which led to a successful outcome all round - I am convinced without their intervention I would not be in my current role where I am very happy!”

Yvonne Collins, Manager, Strategy & Industry Liaison – AML


"IQ Executive has been fantastic for us this year, sourcing four extremely highly regarded and superb Senior Executives, as well as a number of high calibre Senior Managers. He has been nothing short of sensational, thank you!”

Peter Little, Senior HR Business Partner, Retail Banking 

"IQ Executive has provided me with a first class professional service in the recruitment of specialist expertise for both Citigroup and more recently at Lloyds Banking Group. From our initial needs analysis through to sourcing the appropriate candidates, they have always demonstrated an extensive knowledge of the talent available in our market. I have also had the good fortune to use their services from a candidate perspective and found them to be extremely thorough, informative and proactive throughout the whole of the process".

Michael Flynn, Financial Crime Director, Retail Banking

"Having experienced both sides of the IQ Executive service, as a client and as a candidate, I would have no hesitation in recommending them to any business. The art of finding quality personnel is an expertise that IQ Executive excels in. Their service is tailored, well researched and has delivered great results."

Ian Fielder, Director, Group Security & Fraud Operations, Retail Banking