OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM.

Alex Alcock. Director

Executive Leader positions. Finance, IT, Technology & Analytics

With 10 years of experience exclusively in the senior to exec level market, Alex has worked with businesses across a variety of industries including Board appointments with Private Equity Investors, Owner Managed SME businesses and PLC organisations. As a Director of Distinct Recruitment, Alex leads Distinct Executive whilst also personally handling Managing Director and CEO appointments, Finance Director and CFO positions, as well as leadership roles across IT, Technology and Analytics.

Alex specialises in: Chief Executive and Managing Director positions, as well as Director & C-Suite roles within Accountancy & Finance, IT, Technology & Analytics.
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Becky Downes. Director

Human Resources

With 11 years of recruitment experience in senior HR and executive/board level appointments, Becky specialises in partnering excellent candidates into Management and Leadership positions across a range of disciplines and business types, including: SME, public, private, PLC's, Privately/Family Owned, Private Equity, and blue chip. 

Becky specialises in: Human Resources Director and Chief People Officer (CPO) level positions.
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James Hales. Director

Marketing & Digital

With over 8 years of experience working within the senior/exec marketing and digital market, James has worked with businesses across a variety of industries, predominately within scale up P/E and privately owned organisations. As a Director of the Distinct Recruitment Group, James handles Director and C-suite appointments, within both the UK and New York. 

James specialises in: Marketing Director, Digital Director, Chief Customer Officer (CCO), Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), and Chief Digital Officer (CDO) level positions. 
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Joel Stevenson. Head of Department

Procurement, Supply Chain & Operations

Joel has 10+ years of experience recruiting in the Procurement and Supply Chain space. His clients sit across a broad spectrum including private equity, owner managed, and PLC's. Previous recruitment projects include a board level Group Supply Chain Director in a £350m division of P/E backed business, and a Procurement Director at a major PLC.  

Joel specialises in: Procurement Director, Supply Chain Director, Operations Director, and Chief Operating Officer (COO) level positions. 
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Paul Macildowie. Chairman

Chairman of Distinct Recruitment, Paul supports the business with strategy, and employee & customer development opportunities. A qualified chartered accountant trained with Deloitte, Paul previously owned, ran & successfully exited a regional recruitment business to private investors in 2008. When he’s not enjoying his time on the Golf course he works with a range of independent SME businesses as Chair & Non-Executive advisor.

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