Kudos Recruitment Group Board
RUSSELL CROWE, CEO AND FOUNDER
Russell has 20 experience in the Recruitment industry, and has carried out executive search and selection campaigns for hundreds of clients, including leading brands, household names, Large legal firms and Private equity companies.
He has seen great success in hiring across all C-suite roles and has placed entire boards across the UK and Internationally. He works alongside C level executives and HR professionals. Advising on global talent solutions to deliver world class candidate attraction methods via direct sourcing through internal teams. He has spoken globally on the best use of online recruitment utilising aggregation, job boards and social media channels.
Outside of work he has been a level 3 foster carer and also sits as Vice Chairman to the local council. Family takes up most of his time with 5 children.
KEVIN PORTER – CO-FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR
Kevin has helped to guide the business since its formation, with over 20 years’ experience providing recruitment services to the Retail, Property, IT and Education sectors, by placing mid-management to Director level individuals.
Kevin’s team support him with the day-to-day tasks, while learning from his expertise.
TONY COLEMAN – NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Tony has joined the Kudos Recruitment Group as an advisor to the board. He brings with him a wealth of experience, having held HR Director positions at leading brands such as American Express, Royal Mail, Gap and Hilton Hotels.
JULIA HENDRICK – PARTNER
Julia specialises in recruiting for Property roles in a number of industries; both within the UK and internationally. Her experience has seen her work within HR roles, as well as traditional recruitment positions, meaning she has a greater understanding of the sorts of challenges her clients are under.
Julia leads a Property recruitment team who, under her guidance, are experts in fulfilling executive search campaigns.
Abigail HOBDEN-BADA PARTNER
Abigail graduated from the University of Southampton in 2000 with a 2.1 LLB (Hons) degree in Law. Her early career was spent within the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) holding various roles within Legal and Business Affairs Department.
In 2003 Abigail moved into Executive Search and developed an expertise recruiting within the Retail, Private Equity and Luxury Brands Markets. She specialised in assisting her clients recruiting at Board Level, restructuring and turnaround scenarios and advising on recruitment strategies.
After enjoying a two-year career break to look after her young family Abigail made the transition into Legal recruitment, conducting and completing a wide variety of assignments both in the UK and off-shore jurisdictions. She continues to specialise in recruiting at partner and partner designate level and assisting her clients in building strong, talented teams.
Outside of work, Abigail has two young boys and daughter which keep her very busy. An avid reader, she loves spending time with friends and is mildly obsessed with tennis and running. She has recently completed her CIPD Level 5.