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Graeme Paxton

Graeme has worked in talent acquisition since leaving Cambridge University in 2001 where he graduated with a degree in English Literature. He spent seven years at S3 becoming Managing Director of two brands before leaving the business to set up his first talent acquisition consulting practice – Consort Group. Consort Group was sold to Rethink Group in 2015 and Graeme subsequently led its outsourcing division RTM for three years. Driven by the ambition of establishing a pure play talent acquisition consulting firm that helps organisations transform talent acquisition for themselves, he left RTM in 2018 to set up Caraffi.

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Hayley Gray

Hayley has been working in talent acquisition for over 11 years. She graduated from Middlesex University with a degree in Sociology and Social Policy. Following university, she trained as a bid manager, spending seven years at Fujitsu Siemens and Dell before moving to Rethink Group in 2010. As the head of bid management at Rethink, Hayley designed and implemented the bid process and managed all bid activity. Latterly, she was responsible for all operations across the RTM brand. Sharing Graeme’s passion of building a pure play TA consulting form. She left RTM in 2019 to help set up Caraffi. Hayley’s primary responsibilities in the business are people strategy, commercial strategy and business operations.

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Daniel Gore

Daniel has worked in talent acquisition for over a decade since starting his career at Merrill Lynch Investment Bank as an Analyst. Beginning his talent acquisition journey at ABN AMRO, he used his passion for technology to become an expert in HR and recruitment tech, process design and analytics. Daniel has been involved in multiple global digital transformation projects and has extensive knowledge of implementing complex technology solutions into different markets. Here at Caraffi, he is using his experience to help organisations use tech to elevate the science behind talent acquisition.

Kate Homer

Kate has worked in the recruitment marketing, talent attraction, employer brand and EVP world for almost ten years. Having worked both in-house at Deloitte, Saudi Aramco, GE Healthcare and at an award-winning creative agency for employers, Kate has a unique expertise in advising on the candidate and employee experience. She will be using these skills in her role as our Head of Employer Brand advising clients on all aspects of their people experience to attract and retain the best talent.

Kirsten Tolfree-Dart

Kirsten has over 18 years’ experience working in the Talent and Recruitment industry. With a background in Psychology, Kirsten is a qualified Green Six Sigma Expert specialising in processes, organisational design and technology. Kirsten works with clients to analyse their existing talent strategies and help them design and build new strategies focused on delivering outputs with a strong focus on the candidate experience.

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Emily Tatham

Emily has worked creating social media strategies in the talent acquisition sector since graduating from the University of Warwick with a degree in Film and Literature. Emily started her career at Rethink Group, managing the social media channels for all of its brands, before moving to work exclusively at RTM. She’s created multiple national recruitment campaigns for some of the UK’s biggest brands and now she brings her expertise to Caraffi.

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Alison Todd

Alison has worked in a range of UK and International organisations in commercial and HR roles over the last 30 years, most recently as the TA director for Sky, where she led the transformation of talent acquisition. She has a keen interest in the whole employee experience as the driver of high performance of both individuals and the organisations they work in. Alison is now an experienced executive coach helping individuals to transform their own performance.

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Sarah Mills-Woods

Sarah brings over 15 years of experience in learning and talent to Caraffi. Having started her career in construction, she now has extensive experience across the gambling and FMCG sectors. Sarah helps our clients deliver large scale talent development programmes that support their overall business strategy by building innovative, self-sufficient teams that deliver best practice L&D and talent.