Our Senior Team

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Rebecca Hastings

Director

Rebecca has extensive talent acquisition and executive search experience supporting digital and technology businesses through complex changes and fast-paced scale-up periods.   ​She has worked with investor-backed businesses advising on workforce planning, strategic talent management, recruitment processes and associated technology, candidate experience, employer brand development, and recruitment analytics. She has led, built and managed teams, designed and implemented outsourced recruitment solutions, and created and executed local and national talent marketing projects.  In 2019 she helped a FinTech client secure a place in LinkedIn’s Top 25 Start-ups in the UK.

The recruitment projects she has led have covered technology, product, sales, marketing, and operations teams, as well as the leadership teams required to take these companies through further investment or acquisition.  Rebecca is a member of the REC (MREC), a qualified career coach, Certified Interviewer (CI), and has qualifications in fintech, recruitment, HR, leadership, digital marketing, diversity, unconscious bias, and talent management. 

 

rebecca@thelucentgroup.co.uk

 

07564 444 680

 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/hastingsrebecca/

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Ella Druitt Hastings

Associate Director

Ella brings a breadth of experience in building talent and executive search programmes to support start-ups, expanding technology and finance companies in the sales, technology and marketing sectors through fast-paced scale-up changes, executive search and periods of growth. She partners with high growth clients to build new departmental teams and crucial executive C-level hires, devising market attraction campaigns, streamlining recruiting processes for new teams and enhancing talent acquisition solutions across the UK and Europe. 

Ella focuses on Executive, Senior sales and marketing appointments. Her qualifications from the ISM in Consultative Selling, Business Development, and Professional Selling enable her to support her clients with a sales-focused perspective. Ella holds further professional qualifications in understanding FinTech, Diversity, unconscious bias and talent management. As a Certified Interviewer (CI) and Career Coach, Ella supports and develops her client’s talent career goals.

 

ella@thelucentgroup.co.uk

 

07742 685 394
 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/elladruitthastings/

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Rob Turnbull

Finance Director

Rob has worked in the financial services sector for over 15 years.  After graduating from The University of Edinburgh with a 2.1 Degree in Business Studies & Accounting, he worked with some of the UK's leading financial advisory businesses before establishing a successful business in the sector.

He supports Lucent with all our financial administration and planning and contributes his expertise to finance recruitment and executive search.