An unwavering belief

in human potential.

Kernel Global is a multi-brand, multi-niche, high quality recruitment ecosystem that harnesses the power of human aspiration, human inspiration, and human application.

Kernel invests globally in high-potential recruitment businesses across a spectrum of sectors and specialisms. When a business joins the Kernel group, they benefit from our expertise, infrastructure, and innovation which nurtures the ideal environment for growth.

It's the unique combination of commerciality, ambition, and ability of the Kernel team that allows our group brands to achieve exceptional success - and fast.

We do business differently, putting people and relationships first. Honesty, trust and kindness set us apart and allow us to create an exceptional, human experience.

It’s our people that make us. Kernel is home to exceptional individuals with the knowledge, insight, and mindset to help our partner businesses become exceptional in turn.

As well as supporting our group brands and their leaders, we understand their need and desire for autonomy. We respect and encourage that entrepreneurial flair.

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We strive for the exceptional in everything we do.

We bring clients exceptional talent, nurture businesses to become exceptional, and bring our investors exceptional returns.

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We’re a community of like-minded people.

One with a shared vision. We support and lift each other, and make decisions for the benefit of all.

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We’re reimagining recruitment, with a big vision.

And brave, bold innovations. We don’t simply keep pace with change – we create it.

We’re all about growth of our people.

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Which includes our clients, our investors, and our team to help everyone fulfil their potential. We make a profit and invest it well.

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Group brands

We help businesses flourish and grow faster, with an emphasis on healthy, sustainable growth. It's the expertise of our team that provides promising business owners with both an enriching journey and a route to exit.

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Dartmouth Partners is a multi award-winning recruitment consultancy. With a unique “Classroom to Boardroom” approach, Dartmouth focuses on identifying future leaders and working with them throughout their career cycle.

We partner with forward-thinking companies, finding and recruiting the brightest from the smartest graduates to the most distinguished leaders. Dartmouth is the chosen partner to over 400 firms across Banking, Private Equity, Consulting, and Legal sectors, as well as working within corporate functions for portfolio companies and FTSE 350 businesses.  

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Pure Search has a strong heritage and are market leaders across the Tax, Legal, CFO, Governance and Infrastructure space. We find the next leaders for businesses across the globe.

By specialising, we identify, engage, attract, and introduce talent, placing exceptional people in remarkable roles. We focus on specific practice areas across three client sectors: financial services, professional services and commerce & industry.

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The team

Tim Johnson

Chairman

Tim joined Kernel as Non-Executive Chairman in 2020. Tim has over 20 years' experience in Chief Executive roles across Financial Services.

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Logan Naidu

Group CEO

Logan is the founder of Dartmouth Partners and Group CEO of Kernel. Under his leadership, the firm has grown 30% year-on-year.

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Darren Sookramanien

Group CFO

Darren has spent over
12 years successfully creating value through three Private Equity investment cycles within the staffing sector.

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James Wakefield

Head of International

James has spent 12 of his 17 years in recruitment establishing, growing and leading successful businesses on a global basis.

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CSR

To us, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), aren't just buzz words. We're a business centred in kindness - nurturing our community as well as the businesses we partner with.

Our focus:

Recruitment with a purpose.

Our partner companies are growing - and fast. We believe in our people and nurture every single one, inspiring individuals, teams, and businesses to go from good to great.

If you have the tenacity, ambition, and integrity and are looking to make a difference, get in touch with our group Talent team. We'd love to hear from you about an opportunity at one of our group partners.

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