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Matthew Gardner

Specialisation: Finance & Accounting, Executive Search
Company Position: Director
Email Address: matthew.gardner@ambition.co.uk
Phone Number: 020 7430 7298

My Background 

My career in recruitment started in 2009 when I joined Ambition’s London office. In my first couple of years in recruitment, I gained exposure to both temporary and permanent recruitment across a broad base of clients and candidates predominately within the professional services area.

In 2012 I moved to our Singapore office initially as a Senior Consultant, then into a Divisional Manager role for our Sales & Marketing business and our Supply Chain & Procurement business which we launched in 2013.

In 2015 I got the opportunity to return back to our London office as Associate Director for our award-winning BD & Marketing team which specialises in recruiting across BD, Marketing & Communications within the professionals services area.

I was promoted to Director in early 2018 and now focus on Executive Search as well as leading the Finance & Accounting division.

Roles I Recruit

I specialise in recruiting for leadership positions in Finance & Accounting across Professional Services.

Recent Projects

Some of my recent placements include:

- Business Director/COO (law firm)
- Senior Finance Transformation Consultant (Interim) (consultancy)
- Chief Marketing Officer - North America (property)
- Senior Finance Project Manager (Interim) (consultancy)
- Finance Director (consultancy) 


What clients and candidates say about me:     

“Matthew shows true dedication to his candidates as real people, not numbers on a balance sheet. He practices a thorough level of detail and follow-through rare in his industry in Asia. I will definitely work with Matthew again as a client or a candidate.” – Jessica Goh, Marketing Director

“He's the best recruiter I've come across so far. Really dedicated to his client with high level of professionalism. He definitely raised the bar on my expectations for a recruiter.” – Elena Liu, Regional Marketing Director

Outside of Work

I got the travelling bug when I lived in Singapore and visited some amazing countries across Asia so now I’m back in the UK I’m committed to visiting more of Europe.