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New Rullion CEO builds platform for growth

Since the beginning of 2017, Rullion has been under fresh leadership as James Saoulli is appointed as CEO, bringing a different approach to the UK based recruitment company.

Building upon Rullion’s already successful 40 year history, James’ ambition is to anticipate the future of recruitment and to be involved in its creation, ensuring longevity for the company that extends far beyond the next generation.

Changes follow the organisation re-identifying the needs of its customers and are being realised through a restructure plus heavy investment in people, processes, technology and brand.

Managing the process changes is a new Business Improvement team, headed up by former PwC employee, Tina Williams. Tina has built a team dedicated to implementing key change initiatives, ensuring that Rullion is supporting customers with maximum efficiency.

In support of James’ tech-focused strategy, is Interim CIO, Greg Stewart; an I.T leader with credentials including multinational retailing corporation, Walmart, and consumer goods organisation, Unilever. 

Next on the agenda is to double the current I.T function from 20 to 40, bringing on developers and UX designers, focused on transforming the customer user experience.

Driving brand growth is Nicola Gomme, formerly Head of Marketing at niche recruitment group, Phaidon International. With a team spanning marketing and partnerships the focus is on developing brand authority and customer engagement in key market sectors.

James comments “I believe bringing in new perspectives is instrumental to growth. Our organisation is already successful because of a variety of talent – a blend of people with different skills – whether sector experts, talent solution specialists or those passionate about technology. I am actively seeking to engage with talented individuals from a range of backgrounds who can add to our strengths. You don’t get long-term, sustainable results from a blue-print employee.”

James takes over the reins from Themis Saoulli, the founder of Rullion who remains closely involved with operations as Chairman.

Themis’ has always prioritised the wellbeing of his colleagues, and James continues his legacy through instilling a positive culture and competitive reward schemes linked to client satisfaction, vacancy fulfilment and growth.

James is certain that by thinking a bit differently, and retaining the legacy of Rullion’s history, the organisation will have the formula to realise its vision and become the most admired recruitment company in the UK.