Gary is one of the three founding directors of Totum, together with Tim Skipper and Debbie Gray.
They work in partnership to support firms at a senior strategic level to develop highly effective and integrated business services teams. They particularly focus on the recruitment of senior management professionals, including directors, CEOs, COOs and all other business leadership positions, and across all management functions.
Gary’s role isn’t just about making a successful placement. It’s about working with law firms and candidates in an honest and pragmatic way, sharing expertise and offering advice as needed to build trust. When a role needs to be filled, his clients already know he has the insights and understanding of the business to knuckle down and achieve results.
His expertise in HR – gained in-house in the legal sector and through his time as a recruitment consultant – means that he can quickly break down the complexities of even the most challenging assignment into clear and obtainable goals. No matter what the role, Gary has the know-how to deliver.
Gary worked for M&S for five years in HR store management before joining Linklaters in 1997. His five years there was spent in HR management and recruitment, and he was also heavily involved with the HR aspects of the firm's merger activity. He then joined the law firm management division of recruitment firm First Counsel in 2003, working with Tim and Debbie. From there, the three of them founded Totum in 2012.