14 January 2021 Matthew Harland

Global technology and digital recruitment specialist Talent has launched a new specialist practice dedicated to servicing Microsoft End Users and Partners across the globe. The new Microsoft practice will replace Hunter Charles, which had been Talent’s dedicated brand for Microsoft recruitment for the past seven years.

To lead the growth of this new practice, Talent has appointed Ronnie Patel, former Manager for Microsoft Business Applications at Next Ventures, to the role of Head of Practice.

Patel joins Talent with over eight years of experience in talent solutions and a deep knowledge of the Microsoft Dynamics sector, with extensive understanding of Microsoft Business Applications, Digital, Cloud & AI technologies. His appointment is part of Talent’s plans to build on the success of its previous Microsoft recruitment brand, Hunter Charles, and its continued growth in the EMEA region. 

Patel said: “I’m incredibly excited to be joining the Microsoft Solutions team at Talent. The team shows real drive and commitment to redefine Microsoft resource management and project solutions, and I look forward to working with them to continue growing the practice and build our global presence.”

Kevin Board, Director of Talent’s London office, where the new Microsoft practice is based, said: “We hired Ronnie into the Talent Microsoft team as he is an experienced consultant with a proven track record within Microsoft. We saw this as an opportunity to build on the team of solutions experts we already have in the team and be better placed in the market to realise our vision of taking our Microsoft recruitment solutions to a global marketplace.

“On meeting Ronnie we could tell he was passionate about the Microsoft community and like us, these Microsoft technologies run through his DNA, which will allow us to continue to provide a level of service which continuously exceeds expectations with our clients.

“Ronnie’s personality compliments the team and the culture of the office and since joining he has made a real impact and settled in well. I’m really looking forward to working closely with Ronnie over the coming months.”

Talent are one of a few providers trusted to recruit directly for Microsoft worldwide and after recently reporting a record financial year, Talent has again been named in the Top 500 Private Companies, moving from 87 to 81 on this year’s list. Talent was also ranked 30 (up from 36 last year) in the top 50 best private enterprises to return on shareholder funds after tax. 

Talent reported a group turnover of $726 million for FY20, and a year-on-year growth of 14%. You can find out more about Talent’s purpose-built Microsoft resourcing solutions by visiting https://ms.talentinternational.com