Spotlight Series: Michael Ivory
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Michael gives us a glimpse into his biggest career challenge so far


Michael Ivory | Consultant

How long have you been with Marks Sattin and what does your role entail?

I’ve been working at Marks Sattin as a consultant for just under two years and it has flown by – I can still remember my first interview as if it was yesterday! I work on the specialist markets team focusing on corporate finance and mergers and acquisition (M&A) recruitment across hard industries. Hard industries include healthcare, financial institutions, real estate and industrials and their sub-sectors.

What’s on the horizon for the specialist markets desk?

It’s a very exciting time for us as our strategy is to take the inch-wide mile deep approach and become the best in our relevant business area. We have plans to grow substantially over the next two years and become the go-to team for audit, accounts, tax and corporate finance recruitment in London. There are immediate plans to hire external audit and internal audit specialists to cover these two markets, which will vastly increase our client diversity and range. This goes hand in hand with our long term plan to increase headcount and become one of the largest teams within Marks Sattin. Watch this space!

What has been the biggest challenge in your career so far?

Corporate finance is a fast-moving and complex area of finance so attention to detail is absolutely crucial to success. As a recruiter without an academic background in finance, learning how an M&A transaction works or how various financial models come into play has been the biggest challenge!

Random fact

I was born and raised in a small town called Sitges just south of Barcelona.


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