30 Best CEOs Of the Year 2020

Pioneering the art of recruitment through technology and innovation– NJF Global Holdings Ltd


 “To disregard traditional boundaries and rigid solutions while concentrating on flexibility, speed, innovation, and delivery.”

The staffing and recruitment industry is rapidly expanding, the number of placements is increasing, and more companies are looking outside their confines for hard-to-find talent. At the same time, the vast majority of staffing companies are hiring more recruiters, specialists, and coordinators. This gives rise to an overcrowded market and fierce competition for talent and clients. To deal with this, many agencies are heavily investing in business development and innovative recruitment tools that can give them a competitive advantage. This allows the recruiters to gain better insights and bright ideas about how they can support the job-seekers in their journeys.

Given the preceding, we are ecstatic to present NJF Global Holdings Ltd

NJF is one such tech-focused company whose by-product is recruitment. Its reputation among many of the world’s leading institutions has resulted in a prolific demand for our services and the continued expansion of our international network.

NJF’s focus is within the Trading and Technology markets. Their interrelated teams employ rigorous research methodologies to ensure that the firm is at the forefront of the latest trends in both spheres. Along with taking the time to gain a deep understanding of each candidate’s technical skills and market experience, they also get to know them as people. This ensures that the company’s efforts result in a long-term, lasting relationship for both client and candidate.

Their technology practice has a track record of finding the very best developers and infrastructure experts to build world-class systems and frameworks for high-frequency proprietary trading firms, hedge funds, and technology start-ups.

In conversation with Nathan Francis, CEO

NJF Global Holdings Ltd

Q. Why was the reason behind the genesis of NJF Global Holdings Ltd? How did you expand your company and its offerings over the years?

The firm was set to supply technology staff to some of the world’s largest and most successful global hedge funds. Expansion to global locations provided the growth needed at the right stage of the company’s history.

NJF is a leading search firm focusing on the Financial Services industry. Our growing reputation among many of the world’s leading financial institutions has resulted in a prolific demand for our services and continued expansion of our international networks. We offer a range of bespoke services designed around a comprehensive understanding of our clients’ immediate requirements and their longer-term strategic goals. By partnering with our clients and building long-lasting relationships, we can focus on the most crucial aspect of Search – and one of our core values – delivery.

Q. A well-defined mission and vision is the secret behind the success of many firms.’ What is your company’s M&V statement?

To disregard traditional boundaries and rigid solutions while concentrating on flexibility, speed, innovation, and delivery. Always taking responsibility and never compromising our integrity or quality of service. We continuously strive for excellence through a universal commitment to continuous improvement, thus enabling us to build long term relationships with all stakeholders and clients, providing mutual satisfaction and real value.

‘It is difficult to start a venture. But far more difficult to maintain it’ -

Q. How would you and your team interpret this saying?

I agree with it 100%... maintaining the standard set across the firm with multiple departments for many years is a tricky to continue - but with the correct people in the right roles using the proper tools... we have managed to maintain our incredibly high standards since day one... something which we are all very proud of.

Q. What were the biggest initial hurdles to building your business and how did you overcome them?

Scalability and trust from clients and candidates in the infancy of the business. These were overcome through the hard work put into providing a first-class service and finding solutions to major business issues.

Q. What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful CEO?




Q. What would you say was the single most influential factor in your business’ success?

Helping to make sure the people around me (within the business) attain success themselves.

Q. What other CEOs do you look up to?

Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VM Ware.

Q. If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting, what would it be?

Cash flow is king. Having a high turnover is not sustainable without the profit coming. Additionally, don’t run before you can walk.

Q. What are your three biggest accomplishments?

My wife and my 2 children.

Q. What do you think is the most memorable moment in your career?

The day named the firm after my initials. From that moment, I knew I had to make it work.

Q. If not a business leader/CEO, what else you want to be?

Professional athlete

Meet the preeminent leader behind the glory of NJF Global Holdings Ltd

Nathan Francis serves as the Chief Executive Officer of NJF Global Holdings Ltd. He was named as one of the World’s Top 10 Most Influential Headhunters & Game Changer Award Winner 2018 / 2019’s Most Outstanding International Executive Search Firm by AI Magazine - Chief Executive Officer.

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