John Hunter began his career in recruitment in 2001 when he joined the board of a start-up AIM listed company called Imprint. Over the next eight years as CFO, Group COO and CEO Asia Pacific he was instrumental in building the business to a 500 staff, £100m market cap recruitment group with operations across nine countries. Following Imprint’s sale to Premier Group, he founded Argyll Scott. At Argyll Scott he has backed and worked with recruitment entrepreneurs to help them build market-leading specialist businesses in the UK, Middle East & Asia. In June 2017, he merged Argyll Scott with Hydrogen.
He has direct operational recruitment experience in the UK, Continental Europe, the USA, the Middle East, Japan, China, South East Asia, and Australia; and has personally led more than a dozen successful recruitment sector M&A transactions working on both buy and sell sides.
John is a qualified Chartered Accountant and prior to working in recruitment enjoyed a successful career in the Management Consulting and M&A sectors.