Dynamic, result-focused full life cycle recruiting professional with a commitment to client service and creative recruitment, Alex has a proven track record of successfully locating, identifying, and closing top candidate talent, with a special emphasis on hard-to-fill positions. He excels in building and maintaining candidate relationships to ensure a consistent talent pipeline with a proven ability to self-manage multiple positions by sourcing, screening, qualifying, coordinating interviews, negotiating, and closing positions.
A senior recruitment consultant with a background in languages, tourism, sales, management and a passion for HR, Alexander, or Alex to those who know him, has several years’ experience in recruitment, with a key focus in IT Software and Infrastructure, AI & Machine Learning, Big Data, and Digital Marketing, as well as language-specific roles, while maintaining a very solid insight on the Maltese and iGaming job market.
Alex studied Systems Engineering before making a change to Business and Leadership at Loughborough University in the UK. Since then, he was a key part of an award-winning team at EF Language Travel as an activity manager in the language tourism sector, as well as being involved in multiple start-ups. Alex’s first start-up adventure was with an international Multi-Lingual recruitment service based out of Copenhagen, Denmark, where he was responsible for a wide range of language-specific markets across Europe recruiting at high volume for Sales and Customer Service centred roles. This put him on the recruitment path he is on today.
Since joining Broadwing Recruitment Agency, Alex has been throwing himself into new sectors and industries learning as much as he can whenever he can. His current focus is headhunting and recruiting talent specialising in Business Intelligence, Tech, Digital and Software Development; then marrying the candidates to the right client/company. He has a natural gift for lateral thinking and creative problem-solving, Alex regularly puts into practice by helping develop and create new ways to approach the industry and maximise the efficacy of his recruitment team.
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Alex is hands-on, creative, and hardworking with a genuine talent for people skills. Outside of the office, he plays and has captained the local Expat rugby team, Overseas RUFC, for multiple seasons and has even represented Malta in Rome with the touring Malta A squad. Alex is also fully CELTA qualified and has taught English to speakers of other languages and can also be found wood smoking a wide variety of meat and other foodstuffs in his free time.
Awards & Achievements
- 2018 EF Language Travel Course Town of the Year Award
- 2019 Malta’s Best-in-Business Employer of the year
- 2019 Malta’s Best-in-Business HR & Recruitment Company of the Year
- 2020 Malta’s Best-in-Business Employer of the year
- 2020 Malta’s Best-in-Business HR & Recruitment Company of the Year
Volunteer & Interests
- 2018 – 2020 Overseas RUFC Mens XV Team Captain
- 2018 Overseas Ray Elliot Cup Winners
- 2018 MC/Host for the Finals of Company Program, JA-YE Malta, JA Worldwide
- 2019 MC/Host for the Finals of Company Program and Start-Up Program, JA-YE Malta, JA Worldwide
- 2020 MC/Host for the Online Finals of Company Program and Start-Up Program, JA-YE Malta, JA Worldwide
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