Dave Pye is an executive business coach and mentor focusing specifically within the recruitment and recruitment services sector for nearly 30 years. His role is to help business leaders lead as lions with a focus on a blend of courage and humility. Dave focuses on three types of business leaders – those who are restless, ambitious or disruptive. He takes a very practical, hands-on approach to working alongside business leaders who sometimes need an injection of fresh thinking to unlock more potential in their businesses.
Dave has worked with a variety of business leaders in his various roles as a CEO. Dave has worked with boutique, niche businesses with less than 10 people and has also had the privilege to lead one of the UKs largest staffing organisations, employing over 800 people, through rebranding, acquisition and growth. During his recruitment career Dave has had full fiduciary responsibility as CEO of an AIM listed company, also working in Europe growing a staffing business with considerable success. His work as a consultant within the sector has seen Dave work with private equity organisations looking to drive performance within recruitment businesses.
Dave has also served on the executive team of the REC Technology Sector Group for the past 10 years, speaking at a variety of industry events and contributing to business growth across the sector. Dave and his business partner formed NextGear in 2016 to create a coaching organisation which has a collective of 18 business coaches and a number of specific products it uses in line with the REC.
Specific skills Dave brings to his role include: