Zack Abbatecola

Principal Consultant - Norway

Please provide a brief background about yourself:

I joined the Claremont Team in my very first recruitment position as a member of Major Accounts Division resourcing candidates for contract and permanent positions (everything tech). I soon moved into account management, manging some of the key accounts which was a lot more of a 360 focus (managing both candidates & clients) which then led me into taking on the role as a specialist new business consultant where I progressed to team lead, for the Norwegian division, we focus on building tech teams across our Core business areas:

Software Development, BI, Data & Analytics, Product & Design, Cloud, Infrastructure & Security, Executive leadership (CTO/VP's) typically, the roles we recruit for include:

• .NET Developers / Software Engineers (.NET Core, ASP.NET MVC, WPF, C#, VB.NET)

• .NET Technical / Solutions Architects

• SQL Server DBAs

• SQL Server Developers

• Business Intelligence / BI Developers / Consultants / Architects (Microsoft technologies)

• Data Warehouse Developers / Architects (Microsoft technologies)

• DevOps Engineers (Microsoft technologies)

All of my recruitment experience has been here with Claremont, and I still love it like it's my first day!

How would you describe your day-to-day role at Claremont?

Speaking with the best candidates/ companies within our tech verticals across Norway so we can deliver the best candidates within our existing client base and expanding on this, scheduling, bi weekly catch up calls with all of my clients and candidates to ensure we are consistently giving a good service within the market.

What led you to choose a career in this field?

The clear scope of development & financial gain is very apparent also the client facing/sales aspect of the job is something I find interesting!

What convinced you to apply to Claremont?

The people! The culture and the overall long-term roadmap they set out for me on day 1 was very welcoming and showed me they invest a lot into people! Everything they set out for me on day 1 has now come to light!

What’s the most exciting part of your role?

When you close a deal and the feeling of satisfaction it brings! After all the hard work receiving positive feedback from both the client and candidate keeps the buzz going and makes all the hard work worthwhile!

Seeing candidates flourish in their careers is always a winner!

What’s the most challenging part of your role?

Coming up with new ways of engaging with new talent consistently.

What is your greatest accomplishment since joining Claremont?

Progressing through the ranks within the company and now leading the Norwegian team.

What hobbies do you have outside of work?

·Regular Gym goer, but I do like a nice cold beer here and there!

·Family holidays!

·I am a huge arsenal fan who has grown up 2 minutes from the stadium!

·I love fashion (dress good, feel good)

If you could describe your day in three words, what would they be?

In a nutshell…. I love it!