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Contego Executive search specialist places Apple Senior executive as CEO of MyPinPad
In an unprecedented timescale Contego, an executive search company based in London successfully placed Colin Greene as CEO of MyPinPad from tech giant Apple. This is a perfect example of how Contego uses its client and people-centric mantra that stems from the CEO & Founder Raj Mehta’s belief that “Talent is the most valuable commodity to a business”.
The total market awareness approach is centred around utilising proactive technological innovation and old school networking. Contego focuses heavily on passive candidates and those with transferable skills, seeking to always understand the person behind the CV and not just actively seek out competitor options. “They brought me an opportunity at Licentia Group that no one else had visibility to, and were clearly plugged in at the most senior level” says Colin Greene incoming CEO of MyPinPad.
Contego built a connectivity with the business culture of the client way beyond the superficial. Significant time was spent learning what the client needed in terms of their brand journey not just actioning what they wanted, this allows Contego to create a narrative with all invested parties that goes beyond a formulaic process and the overused description of disruption. Challenging the client has been key for Contego as they have a vantage point within executive search that clients want to hear about. Head of MyPinPad HR Sally Withers says “Raj is one of a kind. Entrepreneurial, energised and commercially astute”. This creates team cohesiveness not just isolated placements.
MyPinPad is the global leader in personal authentication for payment solutions residing on everyday smartphones and tablets.
Contego are an innovative global solutions marketplace that encompasses talent acquisition, business acceleration and investment/product opportunities.