‘Tristan has kept in touch with me for years. We’ve talked about a number of opportunities however Icertis seems a perfect fit. I’m very thankful for Tristan’s relationship and appreciate his partnership in this process.’
- J.G. regarding his experience with Oakstone International and Divisional Director, Tristan Heywood.
"Having interacted with several members of the Oakstone team including Paul, CEO, I have been highly impressed with the level of responsiveness, honesty and professionalism. They genuinely do operate to the values articulated on their website and I would have no hesitaion endorsing and recommending them as a search firm."
- G.T. regarding his experience with Oakstone International
‘I just wanted to provide some feedback of my interactions with your team. In particularly Andy Strong, Carolina & Tristan.
My experience was consistent across the roles we were discussing and I was always given pre-interview calls and post interview calls with feedback and suggestions.
I've dealt with many recruitment companies in the past, but I can honestly say that the rigor and process from your team was flawless and an enjoyable experience. I am now openly recommending your company to people in my network.’
‘Good communication throughout the process. very informative and helpful.’
- P.T. regarding his experience with Oakstone International and Divisional Director, Andy Strong.
‘Very good job done by Tristan Heywood. He listened to objectives and constraints of both company hiring and candidate.’
- R.V. regarding his experience with Oakstone International and Divisional Director, Tristan Heywood.
‘Great experience, Jodie has been an amazing counterpart and kept me always up-to-date. Regular check-in calls and fantastic prep for interviews.’
- C.M. regarding their experience with Consultant, Jodie Webster
‘Overall very responsive and professional with a demonstration of a wealth of negotiating experience which enables us to manage the recruitment process effectively.’
- Nick Pegram, Head of EMEA Sales, LogMeIn
‘I want to thank Alice Willmott for her quality of following up and her professionalism.’
- D.H. regarding his experience of Senior Consultant, Alice Willmott
‘I feel like the length of our history means that Oakstone have a very good idea as to my suitability for a role.’
- J.P. regarding his experience with Divisional Director, Tristan Heywood.
‘I was pleasantly surprised with my interactions with Oakstone. As I get a lot of recruitment consultants sending me random jobs on Linkedin, the detail of the role and the explanation of what was needed was very concise.’
- K.A. Regarding his experience with Divisional Director and Managing Consultant, Tristan Heywood and Consultant, Jodie Webster
‘I like the candidates that are put forward. They are exactly what I’m looking for. Oakstone understand the culture of the company, they understand the people that they’re dealing with, they deliver candidates who are more likely to succeed in that environment.
The life of any organisation is the people that it has. Getting a candidate that is right for the position and then fits in with the culture and stays with me for a long period of time – that’s the value that Oakstone brings. They say, they do and they deliver.’
– Joe Jouhal, CEO, Avatu.
‘Fast response to my initial introduction. Great communication at your end as my details were quickly circulated and Andy picked up a match with a role he was working on.
Great communication and updates from Andy, and Claire when Andy was on holiday. My ‘candidate experience’ was really positive.’
‘Very professional in the way they approach the candidates. Very proactive and during the process Steve gave visability and information. There was care taken throughout the process.’
- P.C. regarding her experience with Oakstone Divisional Director, Steve Farr
‘Dan Hammond-Smith has been a reliable partner and agent who has kept track of my career moves over 5 years. At Oakstone he was instrument in keeping me updated at every step of the way, even when it took time to turnaround this particular contract. Dan was always around and very responsive at each turn. Looking to grow this partnership with Oakstone in coming months.’
- P.T. regarding his experience with Oakstone Managing Consultant, Dan Hammond-Smith
‘I have dealt with Tristan for a number of years and cannot speak highly enough of him. Efficient, professional, clear and businesslike.’
- P.S. regarding his experience with Oakstone Divisional Director, Tristan Heywood
‘Excellent, supportive, spot on.’
A.H. regarding his experience with Oakstone Divisional Director, Tristan Heywood
‘Throughout the recruitment process Gemma and Tristan have been knowledgeable, attentive and proactive in their approach. An absolute pleasure to deal with from start to finish, I am extremely happy to have accepted the position with Smartling that the team contacted me in relation to and will recommend Oakstone based on the great experience I have had.’
‘Oakstone make a real effort to find good quality candidates that fit into the profile of the people I’m looking for as opposed to blindly throwing CVs at me, which is what a lot of recruitment consultants do.
Their specialisations are really in a number of areas – technical skills, business skills and the third and most important thing for me is personality, is this personality really going to fit into my current team and really not upset the team ethic? That’s how I would differentiate Oakstone from other recruitment consultants.
Recruiting people is a very time consuming process, but a very important process. The value Oakstone brings to me is, bringing me quality candidates in a short amount of time and help me to get that candidate through the process as quickly as possible. Oakstone is absolutely a quality organisation.’
Neil Lewis - EMEA Sales Consultant, Service Max/ GE Digital.
‘What differentiates Oakstone from its competitors? One would be their ability to consistently deliver very high levels of integrity and accountability, they also do everything will a good degree of fun, humour and humanity.
The significant value added in terms of the service that Oakstone delivers? – my organisation recently did a cost analysis of each day we go by without filling a headcount, particularly in sales – it’s a lot of money. Oakstone help us deliver results by bringing in talent sooner rather than later – that is of considerable value.’
Robin Martin - Sales Director, LogMeIn
“Andy and his team at Oakstone began working with me at Eloqua in 2010.
At first I was sceptical as all recruiters say they can deliver great results and many ask to be retained and work exclusively – up to that point my view was this a risky strategy that I didn’t want to commit to.
Andy, was happy to prove their delivery capability on a contingency basis but soon we were keen to move to a sole supplier arrangement as this allowed Oakstone to focus more resources on my behalf and the results followed.
Over the following 3 years I worked exclusively with Andy and Oakstone to search out the best talent to join our Sales and PreSales teams in EMEA – the results were excellent with Oakstone recruiting 35 people for us which was about 75% of the EMEA team.
Partnering with Oakstone was a real win win – I recommend them highly.”
Bijan Bedroud - VP, EMEA at Eloqua
“Oakstone quickly grasp the culture and skills set required for a specific open position. I hope we will continue to have a successful working relationship in the future.”
Isabelle Garcin - General Counsel and SVP Human Resources.
“Over the last 3 years I have worked closely with Andy and his team at Oakstone. I value their insight and their honest assessment of candidates that they put in front of us as well as their ability to deliver. They have really taken the time to understand Alfresco and this comes across in the quality of the candidates. Oakstone has placed strong senior sales and marketing talent within Alfresco and we often retain Oakstone on senior level searches throughout EMEA. Andy has personally successfully led retained campaigns for us in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Benelux and Spain. I consider Andy and Oakstone to be a real partner to myself and Alfresco.”
Paul Hennessey, Global head of talent at Alfresco
“Jodie is the top recruiter you enjoy to meet. She’s highly professional, providing honest feedback and following-up with candidates on a daily basis. She was always here to help and has been a strong asset in my last recruitment processes. Even if I’ve chosen an other company at the end, I will keep an excellent memory of her work. I recommend Jodie as a head hunter you can work with trust.”
Selma Chauvin, Alfresco Marketing Director Candidate.
“Over the past four years, Oakstone has sourced many key hires for us in EMEA, across all departments – key managers, sales executives, pre-sales and professional services team members.
“Their focus on delivery, cultural fit, background checks, transparency and overall professionalism fits well with our own company ethos.
“This has reflected in the high retention of people we’ve hired through Oakstone”
Rob Bernshteyn - Coupa Software CEO