About Us

Excellence as standard

“Customers and candidates are the sole focus of our attention, understanding their needs and bettering their expectations is our primary mission”. 

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Optimus Search, a specialist executive search firm, was created by Neil and Nigel Livingston in 2005 to meet head on the search and recruitment needs of the mobile handset and chipset industries. At formulation Optimus serviced the needs of Panasonic, NEC, Ericsson, Nokia and many more technology and telecom’s firms in the M3-M4 corridor and Thames Valley.

 Following the changing mobile market after the launch of the iPhone in 2007, our focus became the chipset makers – ARM, CSR, Broadcom, Wolfson, and Qualcomm – as demand for chipsets increased tenfold.

 From 2008 Optimus Search grew from the chipset and semiconductor niche and became a leading IT and Telecoms provider and then as technology developed and the automotive sector began to advantage wireless installations and more Optimus leapt to meet these needs.

 Though initially with offices in Wandsworth and Earlsfield, Optimus has now found its permanent home in London’s West End, and is perfectly located to deliver the best talent to our now global client and candidate base and growing specialisms.

 Consistently able to grow and shift fluidly with changing technology and the firms that lead it, the focus of Optimus Search now includes the automotive, semiconductor, pharmaceutical & bio-technology and oil & gas industries. We are recognised as a specialist search firm with excellent visibility of these markets throughout.

 Developing from a European recruitment company Optimus search is now a leader in head hunting throughout the globe boasting a rapidly expanding client base which includes Shell, Addax Petroleum, and Booking.com.

 Optimus still has the same focus, our clients and candidates, and understanding and surpassing their expectations.  We rigorously adhere to our core values of transparency, entrepreneurialism and market intelligence. Now with over nine years’ experience in identifying the very best people for those who demand only the exceptional, our clients know we look beyond the conventional to meet their needs.

 Optimus Search consultants are recruited and trained to know their industry specialisms inside out, touching the surface with buzz words is not enough at Optimus, in-depth technical knowledge is a must.

 All Optimus Search trainees are put through our “Optimus Search & Selection Trainee Program”, which is internationally recognised as one of the most thorough and professional employee development programs in the industry. Our people are trained to build long term lasting relationships with their clients and most importantly grow exclusive networks of local resource.

 We make it our business to know your business

 Optimus Search stands out against the competition in the UK, Europe and Worldwide with an unrivalled track record of delivering talent and to accompany our many recruitment accolades now been ranked 57th in the 2013 Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100






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