Talent Acquisition

Richard Bolton

Richard founded BoltonClarke after a successful 15 year career at a major international search organisation, during which he established himself as one of the leading global headhunters in the Process Control and Automation , Power Generation and Distribution industries.

"I founded BoltonClarke in order to offer something different to the technology marketplace in which we operate. My vision is to provide clients with a more focused partnership driven service, motivated by a combination of successful delivery and trust, without the shackles imposed by larger corporate recruitment structures which often compromise such a targeted approach.. Throughout my recruitment career, I have always found that the best results have been achieved by developing a deep bond of trust and loyalty with clients and as a result I have enjoyed working with some fantastic people, especially in the Process Control and Automation, Power Generation and Distribution fields. I look forward to partnering with BoltonClarke’s clients and providing the high standard of talent acquisition that major organisations need to stay ahead of the competition. I am sure that our commitment to service, professionalism and a high standard of business ethics will make BoltonClarke the recruiter of choice in our core markets."

Stel Kentritas

Stel’s career has spanned for almost 35 years in the US, Middle East, Europe and Asia with such leading organizations as ABB, Autodynamics, Hyperion System Engineering, Intergraph, SAS, and Yokogawa, and in the fields of Process Automation, Advanced Process Solutions and Information Technology.

Recently he has served as a Senior Project Consultant for Saudi Aramco for the advanced process solutions and manufacturing operations management scope of a grass roots refinery mega project.

With extensive experience and track record in business development and in various technical domains, Stel is considered as a skillful business leader, as well as a thought leader and practitioner of many advanced solutions, ranging from process automation to manufacturing operations management, business intelligence and advanced analytics.

His knowledge in program, project, contract and risk management has been applied towards project – specific initiatives.

Stel has been involved in successful start – ups of regional organizations, of a business unit and of a joint venture in the Middle East. He is recognized for making strong impact towards growth and profitability through his ability to lead and sustain organizational alignment.

Stel has received his Bachelor and Masters degrees in Chemical Engineering from City College of New York and Rutgers University respectively.

Dr Graeme Philp

Graeme acts as advisor to BoltonClarke in the role of Non-Executive Chairman

Graeme was  the Chief Executive of The MTL instruments Group plc and led the sale of the company to Cooper Industries for £140m in 2008.  At MTL he served, first, from 1992, as Managing Director of the intrinsic safety division, and then, from 1995, as Chief Executive of the Group, building the company from worldwide sales of £15m to over £100m at the time of the Cooper acquisition.  He is now leading the international development of UK instrumentation company Hydramotion Ltd and is also Non-executive Chairman of Jemmac Software Ltd, also in the UK.

Graeme is well known in the instrumentation and control industry worldwide and was President of the UK trade association, Gambica from 2006 to 2008.  He was also President of the European Executive Advisory Council of the Fieldbus Foundation 2007/2008.  Up to 2010, Graeme also represented the interests of the UK Electronics industry to government as a member of the Electronics Leadership Council.  

Mark Jacobs

Mark is a co-director of Mdina International Ltd, which specialises in bespoke leadership, management and sales development solutions in the B2B environment.

Mark is a qualified Prism practitioner and Mdina partner with BoltonClarke on Candidate Profiling using PRISM, within their two specialist areas : Process Control & Automation and Power Generation.

Previously Mark was EMEA Sales Director for one of the major C and I vendors and therefore has an excellent technical understanding of the business and understands better than most, the need for sourcing the right candidate within BoltonClarke’s area of expertise.

PRISM has been used successfully, to recruit the best talent internationally and is now a major tool, with numerous leading blue chip organisations.

Sourcing good sales and management personnel is a crucial step in developing successful organisations and Mdina help with this process using PRISM as the profiling tool of choice. This allows organisations to ensure that potential candidates are a good fit from a behavioural point of view, compared to their experience profile. It is normally the culture fit of the role and organisation that determines if the candidate will be successful in the role for the long term.