Paul Loftus is a seasoned professional in executive search and talent consultancy, currently serving as Managing Partner at Loftus Bradford. With a strong background in marketing and management, Paul holds an Advanced Diploma in Marketing Techniques and a BSc in Management and Marketing from Trinity College Dublin, as well as a Master of Arts in Business.
Prior to his current position, he served as Director of European Operations and Director of the Consumer Goods practice at SBR Europe, as well as taking a sabbatical and holding various positions at recruiting firms such as Spherion and Trattner Network. Before embarking on his recruiting career, Paul worked as a commercial fisherman in the Sea Capture.
At Loftus Bradford, Paul leads the charge in helping clients develop pipelines of talent, ensuring they have a proactive approach to talent planning. Key specialties of the firm include Retail, eCommerce, CPG, Pharma, and Diversity, focusing on gender, culture and geography. The firm's global reach allows for a network of diverse, high-potential, internationally mobile candidates.
Overall, Paul's reputation is one of being accessible to clients and providing a consistent point of contact, with zero conflict of interest and a track record of fast-tracking high-potential candidates. He places emphasis on international diversity and on ensuring that 72% of searches the firm is retained on have a specific diversity objective.