Team Lead - Direct Hire
Gareth Benson takes time to thoroughly understand his clients’ businesses as well as his candidates’ career goals in order to make long-term, strategic matches that are beneficial for all parties. Gareth’s dedication to providing superior service keeps his clients and candidates coming back and has allowed him to enjoy a successful career in executive recruiting.
Prior to his work in recruitment, Gareth managed the sales team for an international educational travel company and recruited and trained teams both in the U.S. and in Europe. He left to run a consultancy business assisting companies in developing and/or overhauling their in-house recruitment practices. Gareth continues to recruit for and advise some of those clients more than a decade later.
In 2014, Gareth joined Lucas Group in the Sales & Marketing practice, sourcing top-tier talent for mid-size to Fortune 500 corporations throughout the U.S. He quickly gained traction at the company, earning the title of Senior Partner within his first year. Gareth enjoys partnering with his clients to determine the key skills and experience required to meet the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Likewise, he focuses on finding candidates who will not only do the job well, but who will also love the culture of the company and be strong personality fits.
Currently engaged in a major Lego project with his children, Gareth enjoys spending his free time with his family. He holds a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Leeds and a M.A in American Literature from Newcastle University, both in England.