Usurpo

What Hunted Says

Ever wondered what would happen if a group of directors valued the work/life balance of their staff as much as their own? Usurpo work on tech based projects globally. Everyone (including leadership) gets to the office around 9:30 and tends to hit the road (or the gym) around 4:30. You'll be given all the tools you could ever want including LinkedIn Recruiter, job boards access, and a brand new CRM that was intentionally chosen to keep admin to a minimum.

Key Info

LocationReading
Size<10
IndustryRecruitment/Search
Websiteusurpo.com

Recruitment Sectors
C-Level & ExecutivePharma & Life ScienceSalesTechnology

The Team!

Taking the Crystal Maze by storm!

"Having a 1 year old son, previous office hours were becoming a strain on my home life. I now do circa 09.30 to 4.30PM, giving me the family time I need" Joshua Baker - Principal Consultant

Target Incentives (on top of commission)

On hitting your quarters target we give you a 'company spend' which is a tax free amount for you to purchase anything you want. When you hit 100% of your quarterly target we will give you £500 company spend (tax free). When you hit 125% of your quarterly target we will give you £2,000 company spend (again all tax free). Do that over 4 quarters and that's £8,000 tax free ON TOP of the aggressive commission plan. Happy days!

New website and TaaS service offering!

April 2019 - Usurpo launches our new website which clearly represents our core competencies, markets and our new, 'uber-disruptive' service - Talent as a Service (TaaS). www.usurpo.com

About Us

Founded in 2011 Usurpo exclusively focused on the 'cyber security' software market. A hot topic in todays digital age. Directors Nigel and Dan are two of the most influential and well connected search consultants in the security market. Our security clients are typically 'hyper growth' venture backed US based companies that need rapid workforce acceleration across multiple geographies. In 2016 Usurpo diversified and brought in Director Damian Bird to enter and grow the 'enterprise software' market. Typically operating at leadership level for well established (often household blue chip brands). Mostly retained, project based recruitment covering commercial leadership hires and business critical, individual contributors. During 2018 'Usurpo Interim' was launched. A technical contract arm that offers clients access to interim candidates within the technology sector.

Chris Gibson

We welcome Chris to the team! Chris joined Usurpo in April 2019 to build our Life Sciences and Bio-Tech practice. With Chris's wealth of experience in the industry we are excited about his future with us!

Fund raising for Alzheimer's. Snowdon via Crib Goch route. A big challenge for a big cause.

Josh Reeve - Senior Consultant

Josh started with USURPO in January 2019. Welcome to the team!

Usurpo R&R in Vegas!

Damian, Dan and Nigel trying their hand at some big game fishing!

"We truly value our amazing team and strive to make this the best place you have EVER worked at". Nigel Graham - Director

Commission Structure

£0 - £4,999 = Threshold (reset every month) £5,000 - £9,999 = 10% of billings (for example £9k billings = £900) £10,000 - £14,999 = 15% of billings (for example £12k billings = £1,800) £15,000 - £24,999 = 20% of billings (for example £17k billings = £3,400) £25,000+ = 40% of billings

Our Culture / DNA

We value bright, ambitious people with integrity who often have an interesting character and a bit of flair. We aren't a micromanagement, KPI obsessed company (We dont even use them), so we only hire like-minded, decent people. We are great recruiters but also great people. We are big on communication and that means listening. Listening to great ideas and implementing suggestions and thoughts. We respect everyone that works with us and value your input. We strive to make sure Usurpo is a productive fun environment where our team enjoys time in the office and away from the office. In support of that we also offer: - Company Wide Trips where everyone can be a part of the action - Birthday's off in addition to annual leave - A closed office between Christmas and New Year - Free onsite parking - Cold beers in the fridge!

"2018 has been a record year with quarter on quarter company targets being exceeded. This is thanks to an amazing team and our loyal client base". Dan Rhodes - Director

USURPO versus other firms I met?

When I was looking for a new role, I interviewed with a broad spectrum of companies. So why did I join USURPO? USURPO stood out as a business who truly value collaboration over dictation, and who want to hire people with that mindset. USURPO hire adults and respect you. USURPO is a business that offers true autonomy, where you feel trusted, and from day one you are asked for your input. There is a strong desire for Usurpo to operate as a company that values your life and time outside of work. USURPO are 100% the right choice over some of the 'usual suspect' recruitment firms. Josh Reeves - Senior Consultant (Started January 2019)

Damian's most happy when he's diving in a wreck or cave. A bit anti social though? :)

"Being an active member of the team has accelerated my own personal business acumen and the way I think about engaging with clients and candidates.” Joshua Baker – Principal Consultant

Nigel bags another summit!

Rob James - Principal Consultant - Cyber Security

Tools & Tech

You get a full Linkedin Recruiter professional license Cloud Based CRM with full social media integration (including linkedin) Job Board access for those that need it Top of the range Apple or Windows tech! Tell us what you need! All of our software is cloud based for remote working An extremely strong commission plan with accelerators that can reach 50% Clear Progression Structure - You'll always know how far you are from your next promotion

Josh Baker - Principal Consultant - Technology

A Wide Reach...

Whilst Usurpo has 2 UK offices, we serve our clients on an international basis. We have local resources in 11 countries (via a close partnership with like minded search firms who are experts in our space, in their country, who are also friends). Through this unique collaboration, we share valuable resources in - the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Singapore. We are currently recruiting partners in the US and Middle East. On top of that our consultants have recently been on business trips to meet clients in Paris, Sweden, Norway, New York and Boston. We want our consultants to be wherever they add the most value.

"Team building" driving Pilot's in Nevada desert...don't ask who broke their ride :-)

"If you love recruitment and are serious about doing it for a career but also have a full life outside of work, then Usurpo is the place for you" Rob James - Principal Consultant

The Consultant's path!

"Combining an accelerator scheme that results in earning 50% of billings AND additional quarterly incentives AND a fun, relaxed team. You really know what we have is different" Damian Bird - Director

Dan using his Usurpo gym membership. Be careful though - those guns are loaded!

19 day charity Trek to Everest Base camp for the JDRF Charity.

"We have a clear vision as to where we are going, the types of individuals we will hire and the culture we want to maintain. Strategically, 2019 is a huge year for Usurpo." Damian Bird - Director

Damian and Nigel on the isle of Jura, sampling the local delights (if smoky whisky is your thing!)

Cheers from over the Atlantic. Off to visit our US clients.

"Come and be part of something that is happening... not something that has already happened" Joshua Baker - Principal Consultant

Josh closes a Chief Revenue Officer search in his 4th month. Congrats!

Protecting our oceans.Usurpo is proud to support the Brighton Dolphin Project.

Usurpo

Key Info

Industry Recruitment/Search
Headquarters Reading
Company Size <10

Recruitment Sectors
C-Level & Executive Pharma & Life Science Sales Technology

Badges

  • Dress Down
  • Visible Commission Structure
  • Recruiter Licence
  • CSR
  • Breakout Area
  • Gym Membership
  • Flexible working hours
  • Apple Kit
  • Clear Progression Structure
  • International Travel For Meetings
  • Parking
  • Beer Fridge
  • Birthday Off
  • Closed Xmas & New Year
  • Company Wide Trips
  • KPI Free

What Hunted says

Ever wondered what would happen if a group of directors valued the work/life balance of their staff as much as their own? Usurpo work on tech based projects globally. Everyone (including leadership) gets to the office around 9:30 and tends to hit the road (or the gym) around 4:30. You'll be given all the tools you could ever want including LinkedIn Recruiter, job boards access, and a brand new CRM that was intentionally chosen to keep admin to a minimum.

About Us

Founded in 2011 Usurpo exclusively focused on the 'cyber security' software market. A hot topic in todays digital age. Directors Nigel and Dan are two of the most influential and well connected search consultants in the security market. Our security clients are typically 'hyper growth' venture backed US based companies that need rapid workforce acceleration across multiple geographies. In 2016 Usurpo diversified and brought in Director Damian Bird to enter and grow the 'enterprise software' market. Typically operating at leadership level for well established (often household blue chip brands). Mostly retained, project based recruitment covering commercial leadership hires and business critical, individual contributors. During 2018 'Usurpo Interim' was launched. A technical contract arm that offers clients access to interim candidates within the technology sector.

Our Culture / DNA

We value bright, ambitious people with integrity who often have an interesting character and a bit of flair. We aren't a micromanagement, KPI obsessed company (We dont even use them), so we only hire like-minded, decent people. We are great recruiters but also great people. We are big on communication and that means listening. Listening to great ideas and implementing suggestions and thoughts. We respect everyone that works with us and value your input. We strive to make sure Usurpo is a productive fun environment where our team enjoys time in the office and away from the office. In support of that we also offer: - Company Wide Trips where everyone can be a part of the action - Birthday's off in addition to annual leave - A closed office between Christmas and New Year - Free onsite parking - Cold beers in the fridge!

"Being an active member of the team has accelerated my own personal business acumen and the way I think about engaging with clients and candidates.” Joshua Baker – Principal Consultant

"If you love recruitment and are serious about doing it for a career but also have a full life outside of work, then Usurpo is the place for you" Rob James - Principal Consultant

Damian, Dan and Nigel trying their hand at some big game fishing!

Usurpo R&R in Vegas!

Fund raising for Alzheimer's. Snowdon via Crib Goch route. A big challenge for a big cause.

Damian and Nigel on the isle of Jura, sampling the local delights (if smoky whisky is your thing!)

Damian's most happy when he's diving in a wreck or cave. A bit anti social though? :)

Nigel bags another summit!

19 day charity Trek to Everest Base camp for the JDRF Charity.

The Team!

Taking the Crystal Maze by storm!

Cheers from over the Atlantic. Off to visit our US clients.

Josh Baker - Principal Consultant - Technology

Rob James - Principal Consultant - Cyber Security

"Combining an accelerator scheme that results in earning 50% of billings AND additional quarterly incentives AND a fun, relaxed team. You really know what we have is different" Damian Bird - Director

"Team building" driving Pilot's in Nevada desert...don't ask who broke their ride :-)

Target Incentives (on top of commission)

On hitting your quarters target we give you a 'company spend' which is a tax free amount for you to purchase anything you want. When you hit 100% of your quarterly target we will give you £500 company spend (tax free). When you hit 125% of your quarterly target we will give you £2,000 company spend (again all tax free). Do that over 4 quarters and that's £8,000 tax free ON TOP of the aggressive commission plan. Happy days!

Tools & Tech

You get a full Linkedin Recruiter professional license Cloud Based CRM with full social media integration (including linkedin) Job Board access for those that need it Top of the range Apple or Windows tech! Tell us what you need! All of our software is cloud based for remote working An extremely strong commission plan with accelerators that can reach 50% Clear Progression Structure - You'll always know how far you are from your next promotion

A Wide Reach...

Whilst Usurpo has 2 UK offices, we serve our clients on an international basis. We have local resources in 11 countries (via a close partnership with like minded search firms who are experts in our space, in their country, who are also friends). Through this unique collaboration, we share valuable resources in - the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Singapore. We are currently recruiting partners in the US and Middle East. On top of that our consultants have recently been on business trips to meet clients in Paris, Sweden, Norway, New York and Boston. We want our consultants to be wherever they add the most value.

"Come and be part of something that is happening... not something that has already happened" Joshua Baker - Principal Consultant

Dan using his Usurpo gym membership. Be careful though - those guns are loaded!

The Consultant's path!

Commission Structure

£0 - £4,999 = Threshold (reset every month) £5,000 - £9,999 = 10% of billings (for example £9k billings = £900) £10,000 - £14,999 = 15% of billings (for example £12k billings = £1,800) £15,000 - £24,999 = 20% of billings (for example £17k billings = £3,400) £25,000+ = 40% of billings

"We truly value our amazing team and strive to make this the best place you have EVER worked at". Nigel Graham - Director

"2018 has been a record year with quarter on quarter company targets being exceeded. This is thanks to an amazing team and our loyal client base". Dan Rhodes - Director

"We have a clear vision as to where we are going, the types of individuals we will hire and the culture we want to maintain. Strategically, 2019 is a huge year for Usurpo." Damian Bird - Director

"Having a 1 year old son, previous office hours were becoming a strain on my home life. I now do circa 09.30 to 4.30PM, giving me the family time I need" Joshua Baker - Principal Consultant

Josh closes a Chief Revenue Officer search in his 4th month. Congrats!

Josh Reeve - Senior Consultant

Josh started with USURPO in January 2019. Welcome to the team!

USURPO versus other firms I met?

When I was looking for a new role, I interviewed with a broad spectrum of companies. So why did I join USURPO? USURPO stood out as a business who truly value collaboration over dictation, and who want to hire people with that mindset. USURPO hire adults and respect you. USURPO is a business that offers true autonomy, where you feel trusted, and from day one you are asked for your input. There is a strong desire for Usurpo to operate as a company that values your life and time outside of work. USURPO are 100% the right choice over some of the 'usual suspect' recruitment firms. Josh Reeves - Senior Consultant (Started January 2019)

Chris Gibson

We welcome Chris to the team! Chris joined Usurpo in April 2019 to build our Life Sciences and Bio-Tech practice. With Chris's wealth of experience in the industry we are excited about his future with us!

Protecting our oceans.Usurpo is proud to support the Brighton Dolphin Project.

New website and TaaS service offering!

April 2019 - Usurpo launches our new website which clearly represents our core competencies, markets and our new, 'uber-disruptive' service - Talent as a Service (TaaS). www.usurpo.com

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