Kristian Martin

Tell us a little about yourself:
I have worked within recruitment globally for 25 years. In that time I have delivered over $750 million worth of services to tech & communications companies in over 150 countries. My 25 years’ experience has provided me with valuable insights into how to solve organisations talent-related issues including locating, retaining as well as developing bespoke solutions for international workforces.

Which areas do you work in?:
My role as Sales Director means I am privileged in sitting across all areas of sales and solutions at Tangent.

What excites you about tech & comms?:
- The sheer pace of the industry, when I joined I began to recruit Cobol developers, then made the switch to comms focusing on GSM & GPRS rollout. Now I get to work with some of the worlds best recruiters in areas like Cyber, Meta & Blockchain, NGN, tech in renewables and many many more.

What do you love most about your job?:
There are loads of things I love about my job but if I had to pick a few they would be;
- Delivering a successful solution to customers that they never thought possible whilst also changing candidates lives with opportunities they never knew they would be able to get
- Watching new starters complete our training programme taking them from zero to what the industry would call big billers in just 6 months
- The fact that as a company we made zero redundancies, never furloughed and took no government support during Covid, supporting all of the Tangent family whilst continuing to be profitable as a business.

What’s the most valuable lesson you have learned?:
That our job is to give customers what they need not, what they want – our knowledge and experience mean we can work with customers to help them find realistic solutions.

Tell us one thing we wouldn’t know about you?:
In an earlier life I was quite a successful DJ working on Kiss 100 and had regular slots at some of London’s biggest clubs.

What do you do outside of work:
Try to be an amazing father and husband – I don’t really have much time for anything else!