Douglas Hamilton heads up our Technology Executive Search Division and his passion for the sector and his wealth of experience mean that this new department is set to make waves within the industry.

July 2022
Douglas Hamilton, MM Search

I decided I wanted to work in recruitment…
Very recently! I originally approached Ken to help me find a job and the rest is history!  

I joined the MM Search team…
As an Associate Partner at the beginning of 2022.

The first thing I do when I get to the office is…
I usually catch up with emails while I eat my Nature Valley bar.

My working day involves…
Identifying market trends and assessing how we can best serve them, seeking new business opportunities and speaking to clients and candidates. I do quite a lot of travelling too, this week I was in Newcastle to speak to a very exciting tech client.

My greatest professional strength is…
I consider myself to be an investor in people. My old mentor used to say, ‘if you empower people and enable them to meet their goals, you hit your goals by default,’ and I really believe in that.

The highlight of my career so far is…
When I see people I have mentored and coached flourish and hit their own objectives and goals – that’s always a real proud moment!

The thing I love most about working with the MM Search Team is…
The shared values. There’s a real sense that the whole team is moving in the same direction and towards the same goals, it’s a collaborative environment.

When I’m not at work, you’ll usually find me…
Being the techy person that I am, you’ll often find me building something or gaming. I also enjoy playing Airsoft, which is a military simulation game.

My motto is…
Don’t try to be something that you’re not, be the best version of you that you possibly can be, and you’ll always succeed.

My goals for the rest of 2022 are to…
Continue to build the technology side of the business and become a key player in the sector, particularly in Scotland. We’ve got a huge opportunity and it’s my goal to get our name out there so we’re a recognised force within this space.

I’m also currently buying a house which is very exciting as it’s my first property purchase.

My secret skill/party piece is…
I sing! I lived in New Zealand for a couple of years and I used to sing for my supper.

What was the last gift you gave someone?
I recently bought my dad a really nice bottle of whisky.

If you were an animal, what would you be?
I’d be a dolphin as they’re extremely sociable creatures and they like spending time in their pods.

How would your best friend describe you in 3 words?
Pain in the… oh wait that’s four!

How would your colleagues describe you in three words?
Refer to my previous answer…

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