Chris McAlinden

Director of Recruitment
BA, University of Leeds

Chris McAlinden, based in Altrincham, England, United Kingdom, is a seasoned Director of Recruitment, business owner, Co-Founder, and Investor with vast experience recruiting across Europe and North America.

Specializing in talent acquisition management, executive search, and HR consulting, Chris leads with integrity, diversity, equity, inclusion (DE&I), collaboration, adaptability, and authenticity. He is dedicated to delivering bespoke recruitment services, from globally recognized companies to startups, ensuring their unique needs are met with tailored solutions.

With a passion for creating a culture of excellence, Chris builds strong, solution-focused relationships with clients, striving to exceed expectations through his commitment to success and building long-term partnerships.


Tailored Recruitment Solutions with a DE&I Focus

Chris excels in crafting bespoke recruitment solutions, placing integrity, diversity, equity, and inclusion at the forefront of his practice. With years of experience in talent acquisition and management, Chris has a proven track record of success in connecting top-tier candidates with their ideal roles, fostering equitable workplaces. He is committed to understanding and meeting the unique needs of each client, promoting DE&I in every recruitment process. His approach not only matches employers with job seekers based on their strengths but also champions the creation of more inclusive and diverse work environments.

Revolutionizing Recruitment with Targeted Talent

As a pivotal figure in establishing Targeted Talent, Chris McAlinden has significantly influenced the recruitment landscape by emphasizing diversity and inclusion. His leadership has guided the firm to design recruitment strategies that enhance workplace diversity, proving his dedication to reshaping industry norms and promoting equality.

Champion of Diversity and Inclusion

Chris’s unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in recruitment has set new standards within the industry. His work ensures that companies not only fill positions but also build more diverse, equitable, and inclusive teams, reflecting his deep commitment to social change and business excellence.

Innovative Recruitment Strategist

Under Chris’s direction, Targeted Talent has become known for its innovative approach to recruitment, matching candidates and companies with precision and care. His strategy focuses on understanding and leveraging candidates’ unique strengths, showcasing his ability to drive successful placements.

Leader in Global Talent Acquisition

With extensive experience recruiting throughout Europe and North America, Chris has demonstrated exceptional skill in connecting global talent with leading companies. His expertise in executive search and HR consulting has helped countless organizations achieve their goals and expand their teams with the right talent.

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