Rapidly expanding Cardiff finance recruitment specialists, Vargo Recruitment are expanding their specialist recruitment services to include IT and technology vacancies with the acquisition of Senior IT recruitment expert Ian Blackburn, who joins the company as Associate Director.

Existing directors, Chris Chugg and Tom Miller say the drive towards digital transformation means that Finance and HR professionals are increasingly finding themselves recruiting for IT and technology roles, and therefore the move into IT and Tech recruitment is a natural one.

Ian will extend the capabilities of this rapidly growing boutique recruitment business, bringing extensive knowledge of the IT sector, and his unique experience in sourcing talent for permanent, temporary, contract and fixed term roles for some of the hardest-to-fill job roles in the UK, including:

  • Software Engineering
  • Cloud / DevOps
  • Cyber & Information Security
  • Data Science & Analytics
  • Executive Search

Vargo was founded in 2016 by Chris Chugg, a consultant with more than ten years experience recruiting across a range of sectors and business sizes, from steadfast FTSE 100 companies to burgeoning SMEs.

Welcoming Ian to the company, Chris Chugg said:

“I’m delighted to have Ian on board with his wealth of experience across technology recruitment. 

“With so many operational areas becoming increasingly technology focused such as Fintech, Regtech and Insuretech it is key that Vargo builds strong networks within these areas to service our clients.

“Also, with Ian’s ability to manage and grow recruitment teams I’m excited to see how much Vargo is going to develop and grow over the coming years.”

Ian said:

“Vargo are genuinely more than ‘just another recruiter’, they really understand the needs of both the stakeholder and the candidate and look to add value at every stage of the recruitment process.  It’s a refreshing approach and I am absolutely delighted to be part of their expansion into the IT recruitment sector.”