Having worked in the industry for 16 years as an employer and manager of a dedicated team, Richard knows the difficulties of hiring key specialist staff and has tried most methods available over the years. The lessons learnt from this experience are the inspiration for interfacio and the principles of the service that we offer.
Richard has worked in the professional audio industry since graduating from Warwick University, England in 1986 with a BSc Hons in Engineering Science. As a school music scholar with a strong interest in recording, Richard’s career took its own natural course. Initially working in direct sales of high-tech recording equipment supplying the UK music, recording and TV sectors, Richard moved on to work for the Japanese manufacturer Fostex where he became sales and marketing manager for the company’s range of professional audio products. There he spearheaded the development of a number of ground-breaking digital audio products designed for the film and post-production markets. During this time Richard worked on numerous product development and marketing assignments in Europe, Asia, the USA and the UK.
In 1995 Richard was appointed by Celestion International Ltd as Marketing Director, where he gained valuable experience in the world of MI product manufacturing and global distribution. After establishing a Professional business unit and formulating a targeted product development and international marketing program, Richard was appointed Director & General Manager of the Celestion Professional Products Division in 1996. Responsible for world-wide sales, marketing, distribution and development activity, this gave Richard a unique insight into the diverse business challenges and methodologies needed by a specialist global technology brand business.
In addition to working with distributors and customers in all parts of the world, Richard has a particularly well developed experience of the US market place and has managed directly a US sales and marketing function from 1995-97. He has continued to be actively involved in sales, marketing and distribution activity in the USA since that time.
Isabelle WearConsultant and Director of Business Development, Europe
Isabelle is the Director of Business Development for Europe at Interfacio.
She joined Interfacio in October 2012 after sixteen years working in sales and business management roles in the UK and Europe with Edirol, M-Audio and lastly as European Sales Director with Audio-Technica.
Because of her extensive sector experience, Isabelle understands the market from all angles: client, candidate, recruiter. As a result, Isabelle is highly adept at recruiting in key European territories including France, Germany, Italy, Benelux, Scandinavia, Southern and Eastern Europe, as well as specialising in other specialist international markets including The Middle East and Africa.
Isabelle Wear is French and has lived in the UK since 1992.
Jo HutchinsRecruitment Consultant, Research & Development Engineering
Jo specialises exclusively in recruiting R&D engineers within the audio, MI and broadcast industries.
Jo’s understanding of product development – from conception through production to market – comes from her 15 years experience of Research and Development working as an engineer, where she designed real-time embedded systems and developed software in C++ to control automated audio mixing consoles.
Prior to this, she studied Electronic Engineering at Nottingham University, followed by completing a Masters Degree in Environmental Acoustics at London South Bank. She started her career in engineering on an apprenticeship course sponsored by Thorn EMI, and after gaining experience in a variety of departments, then moved to Soundcraft to design audio mixing desks, focusing on software development for large automated analogue consoles.
Because of her background, Jo is able to use her experiences from within the industry to match up talent with the exciting opportunities available, and provide support and career advice to talented engineers.
An active musician and pianist, she enjoys playing a wide spectrum of music in her spare time, ranging from Mozart to Mingus.
Bardy HayesPrincipal Consultant, APAC & The Americas
Bardy Hayes is a sales and management executive with bottom up experience in the Professional Audio, Lighting and Musical Instrument industries.
His focus with Interfacio is matching top candidates with our impressive client base, primarily in the Americas and Asia Pacific where his experience, expertise and large contact base is the most developed.
Bardy started his career as owner of a regional touring and systems integration company, where he progressed through national distribution to doing export sales for some of the key pro audio brands.
He has worked with industry-leading brands both domestically and in export markets and has practical experience with sound system design, operation, installation and live sound mixing.
Nicole is an experienced office manager and member of the Chartered Management Institute. She is relishing her new role as part of the office team at Interfacio, keeping systems and procedures up to date, developing new ones and assisting with the efficient running of the day to day administration and the smooth workings of the office.
Before to coming to Interfacio, Nicole worked as a Business Services Manager at Arup, the global firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists, and prior to this was Administrative Director at a private, undergraduate business school.
”What struck me about Interfacio is that, like Arup, it strives to do things differently. Clearly the scales and industries are very different but Interfacio also works on a global scale conducting their business at the very highest professional level treating all its clients, candidates and staff with great respect and honesty. I am delighted to be part of a growing team at Interfacio.”
Bobby JonsRecruitment Administrator and Resourcer
Bobby Jons has been working with Interfacio since June 2018, previously as a resourcer and currently as a data administrator, ensuring compliance with Data Protection Laws and managing the CRM database.
Prior to this Bobby studied Further Education Teaching. She has planned, designed and delivered IT training courses for both training companies and further education providers, and privately to professionals, silver surfers and job-seekers.
An active singer and musician, she enjoys playing a variety of instruments in her spare time as well as singing in a choir.