Shane has joined Coopman Search and Selection as Consultant on the Compliance and Risk desk in London. Get to know Shane in this spotlight interview, discussing his reasons for joining Coopman, where he sees the Coopman brand in one year, his proudest achievement, and more.
1. Tell us about your career prior to Coopman.
I immediately went from college into the world of work, working as a business development executive at a Foreign Exchange brokerage. This gave me good exposure to the financial markets and where I really started my sales career. After a brief spell of working abroad, I then found myself for a global manufacturer of mailroom equipment, which is where I spent over 8 years across their sales team as an Account Manager. I dealt with both new and existing customers, discussing business needs and identifying the most appropriate solution we could offer, consistently putting the customers needs at the forefront. Due to the declining nature of this market, there was little progression which is why a step into the world of recruitment appealed to me and I could put all of my client-based experience to use in a dynamic, evolving industry.
2. Why did you want to join Coopman?
After speaking to Will and other members of the team at Coopman, I knew it would be the best place to start my recruitment career. With a smaller, more focused team and the wealth of experience and knowledge they have, I knew I would get the high level of training and development required coming into this industry. The future plans for growth excited me and I could see myself growing along with the business.
3. Where do you see the Coopman brand in one year?
It will certainly be an exciting year with the plans in place to grow the London team. I would expect to see us become more established within our respective markets and I look forward to being able to contribute to this in the Compliance & Financial Crime team.
4. What has been your proudest achievement?
The recent birth of my son, Henry.
5. What is the best piece of advice you ever received?
Being yourself is all it takes. If you want to impress someone, don’t be someone else, just yourself.
6. What business leader or company do you admire and why?
Michael Jordan has been somebody I’ve admired both personally and professionally. To create the individual brand that he has, from being part of a team is something I’d like to bring into my work life. The business acumen to use this brand to invest in new opportunities and grow his own wealth is inspiring.