About us

At McCabe & Barton we offer a bespoke recruitment service specialising in the placement of high calibre staff for Financial IT markets around the globe. We are a small, focused and professional organisation with years of practical experience in Financial Markets, technology and City Headhunting.

Set up in 2000 by Gillian McCabe and Russell Barton to focus at the mid to senior level, we have since grown and now very successfully work with all levels of individuals on both a contract and permanent basis.

Gillian's unique background (she worked in IT in the City for 18 years latterly as Head of Treasury IT for a major US Bank) and Russell's Headhunting expertise allows us to fully understand both our client and candidate needs and the intricacies of individual roles and means we have excellent company and market information.

Jacqui Bull joined in 2006 from a background of managing recruitment contingency contract and permanent businesses and now runs our contingent recruitment team.


Senior Team

Headed up by Gillian McCabe & Russell Barton, the team primarily focuses on roles from Director level to senior MDs in Europe, Asia and North America - both permanent and contract. In-depth and consistently updated knowledge of the market place allows us to work swiftly and accurately whether it is a retained search or an exclusive piece of work. Relationships with Clients and Candidates have been built up over a number of years to allow us to understand what our Clients want, what our Candidates are looking for and where their skills lie - a huge number of these relationships go back to our inception.

Contingency Team

The Contingency team focuses on contract roles from Analyst Programmer to Development manager. Alongside our database that has been built up since 2000, the team places a high value on finding candidates using a mixture of cold research, referrals and headhunting - we consider this essential in order to maintain high levels of service and ongoing relationships and means our Clients often rely on us to deliver against their harder to fill roles. This team is headed up by Jacqui Bull.

Our Vision

Our vision is to help our clients move their business forward by providing them with exemplary candidates, gained through our extensive networks and market knowledge. We want to continue building long-term business relationships with both our clients and candidates, who value our integrity, transparency, attention to detail and know that we will do what we say. Candidates choose to work with us as they have access to the best roles in the market and constructive career advice.

Our culture is one where intuitive and exceptional people thrive by inspiring each other to be the best they can be.