James Cunningham

Global Head of Business Development

After achieving his BSc (Hons) Chemistry at Aberdeen University, James began work at the heart of the semiconductor industry as a process engineer for Mitel who became Zarlink, then X-FAB UK Ltd (nowadays Plessey). Prior to leaving James had become a project manager with responsibility internally for all new customer prototypes. Establishing customer relationships, handling timescale negotiations and an understanding of the peculiarities of different industry verticals have equipped him with a true understanding of the challenges faced by both his clients and candidates.

Since joining in 2008 James has built a team of experienced search and selection consultants, each responsible for hiring commercial professionals specifically within the semiconductor, electronics component, equipment and software communities. With presence across the US, UK, Mainland Europe and Asia we support Manufacturers, OEM's, Reps and Distribution Companies.

In his spare time, other than spending time with his young family James is usually found dressed in rubber chasing fish about in a river or, if especially lucky, he can ditch the waders and chase after more exotic species in Florida or the Caribbean. But to balance the programme and equip him with a decent level of ‘pub-chat’, he’s a true fan of Bath and England rugby where he has proven a direct correlation between Guinness consumption and his knowledge of the game.