Meet The Team
The growth we have achieved means we are now in the privileged position of being the first choice technology recruiter for some of the most exciting and innovative international businesses of today.
Our success is down to the quality of our consultants, an exceptional team spirit and a supportive management team that embraces and promotes entrepreneurial talent. Please meet some of the key members of our team below:
With over 15 years' experience in Information Technology (I.T.) Recruitment, Richard is one of the two founding Directors of multi-award winning Next Ventures founded in 2001 alongside Darren Rosenfeld.
Richard's recruitment experience started in 1998 for TechPartners International, before which he’d gained many successful years in business development and sales management for progressive software organisations. In 1997 he joined a networking-focused search firm where he focused on building their software division and after a highly effective two-year period, Richard was headhunted by TechPartners International to focus on their software start-up sector. The Harvey Nash Group then acquired TechPartners International shortly afterwards and it was at this time Richard joined forces with Darren to set up their niche large enterprise technology recruitment business Next Ventures.
Now managing a team of over 40 consultants internationally, Richard's focus is predominantly Next Ventures international Contract business, where he manages his multi-lingual, multi-cultural team to adeptly handle the most challenging global recruitment requirements who in turn consistently deliver qualified technical candidates meeting the highest recruitment benchmarks world-wide.
Darren Rosenfeld – Darren is one of the two founding directors of Next Ventures and has over 18 years' experience in business development and management in niche technology focused recruitment.
Darren's recruitment skills and expertise began when he joined Internet Recruitment Group (latterly re-branded as TechPartners International) as a trainee Consultant. Darren very quickly became respected as a delivery specialist in the network infrastructure market, focusing on E.M.E.A based search assignments assisting both start-ups and established organisations with their strategic recruitment needs. After successful 4 year tenure and post the TechPartners acquisition by Harvey Nash in 2000, Darren realised his ambition of establishing his own recruitment business and set-up Next Ventures alongside his TechPartners colleague Richard Lacey.
Darren now leads a team of over 35 Consultants world-wide focusing on the Next Ventures international Permanent business. Day to day, Darren oversees a wide variety and volume of permanent roles, where he still works closely with the business to ensure each Consultant is focused on exceeding the wide, specific and detailed recruitment requirements of each client.
Colin joined Next Ventures as Sales Director in 2014 with over 20 years’ experience gained in senior roles for global enterprise technology recruitment firms comprised of heading up ERP focused sales operations in the USA, Europe, Far East and domestic territories.
Throughout Colin’s extensive recruitment experience he has managed various global teams and operations at organisations including Elan Computing, Square One and K2 Partnering. Adept at progressing recruitment businesses into new markets, Colin was pivotal in organisational re-structure to create specialist divisions thus eliminating the reliance of one, specialist technology and key in rebuilding international divisions to become profitable business concerns in their own right.
Colin’s wide-spread expertise of global markets is now applied at Next Ventures through his role as Global SAP Sales Director where he is managing his team of international SAP Recruitment Consultants to take their international SAP business from strength to strength as they continue their unremitting progression and development into new markets including the UK, Germany, Switzerland and Brazil.
Rohit has over 14 years' experience successfully gained in senior finance management roles within the IT recruitment sphere and joined Next Ventures in 2008 as Finance Manager where he heads up the business’s finance and operational functions both in the UK and internationally.
On a day to day basis, Rohit's team delivers the smooth running of the Finance function for Next Ventures globally, ensuring fluidity both operationally and commercially. Producing timely delivery of management information to the board, efficient back office operations and support and assisting with the future growth strategy of the company are some of the many responsibilities Rohit consistently delivers on.
Vipula joined Next Ventures 4 years ago in 2010 having completed over 7 years successful experience in IT recruitment.
Vipula's enterprise technology recruitment started in 2005 where she undertook roles including Senior Recruitment Consultant within the IT recruitment sphere, joining Next Ventures in 2010 to focus on recruiting in the Benelux region on one of Next Venture's core markets SAP.
It was quickly recognised that Vipula had talent in identifying niche, specialist IT recruitment talent so took on the role of Head of Internal Recruitment for Next Ventures in 2012. Since then Vipula has been pivotal in sourcing the finest specialist Consultants in large enterprise applications including: SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Technologies, Big Data, BI, Datawarehousing, Data Analytics (Marketing/Insight & Risk), Software and Infrastructure Vendor Search, eCommerce Technologies, Banking Applications and all areas of Infrastructure and Development.
Coupled with her expertise in attracting first class specialist IT recruitment Consultants for Next Ventures, Vipula's skills extend to recognising exactly what is required to retain such specialist Consultants, and has continued to make strides year-on-year both in meeting the requirements set to her on recruitment and retention.