Matthew Taylor appointed in key role at Career Directed Solutions, HR Specialists.

CDS is delighted to welcome Matthew Taylor to the team.  “We are entering an exciting new era at CDS, with plans to grow our business. Matthew’s appointment is at the forefront of helping us to make this happen, with an impressive career spanning 20 years in our industry and we look forward to having his knowledge and expertise on board” says Steve Thompson-Martyn, MD.

Matthew joins CDS in a business development role as Regional Director based in the South. Having specialised in the "career space" for the last 20 years, supporting some of the world's best-known brands with major re-organisation, M&A, downsizing and change programmes.  Matthew's passion in this area is twofold - firstly partnering with HR teams to support them during challenging times and secondly, seeing individual employees who are impacted by change successfully transition into new roles.  Matthew has also been instrumental in the transition support for numerous Senior and Board Directors both in the UK and globally.

In recent years Matthew was responsible for the account management of Microsoft, Reckitt Benckiser, Centrica, Apple, SABMiller, Sanofi & Sanofi Pasteur and UK Research Councils to name a few. 

His areas of expertise include Career Transition and Outplacement, Coaching, Change Management and Sales Performance. He has gained overseas expertise - with particular experience in Amsterdam and has supported the BPO offshore for 2 telecommunications companies to New Delhi and Mumbai. 

Matthew says “I am delighted to have joined the team at CDS.  After 10 years with one of the largest global consulting career firms, I become increasingly concerned that critical client and coach interactions have been driven online – I firmly believe that nothing can replace a quality and personalised relationship between a coach and coachee.  I am so impressed that CDS focuses on quality, face-to-face interactions with our clients – from Transition Coaching, Onboarding and Outplacement.  One of my goals is to develop business networks in the South to enhance our services, generate great business relationships and improve our offering to clients.

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Posted: Wednesday 13 September 2017

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