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About us

Multi-brand. Multi-niche. High-quality. We’re a recruitment group of incredible brands harnessing the power of human aspiration, human inspiration, and human application.

It’s time to disrupt the recruitment industry.

We combine commerciality, ambition, and the ability to bring change-making brands to the recruitment world.

Joining Kernel isn’t just about expanding. It’s about combining expertise, infrastructure, and innovation to create the ideal environment for your business to grow.

What sets us apart?

Three fundamental things. Our people - Kernel is home to passionate and successful individuals with the knowledge, insight, and mindset to provide entrepreneurial solutions to some of the world’s leading businesses. Our process - Each brand looks at recruitment differently, embedding equity into every part of their approach, expanding possibilities and discovering and inspiring tomorrow’s leaders. Our focus - we are committed to building a global network of recruitment excellence. Changing recruitment as we know it.

Each business joining the Group benefits from the shared expertise and experience across all of our brands. Working together to deliver tangible results for our clients, our candidates and our people.

Catalyst Partners is revolutionising the HR recruitment experience.

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Dartmouth Partners is recruiting excellence from Classroom to Boardroom.

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Pure Search is the industry expert in governance and corporate markets.

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Our purpose

To reset the standard for service excellence.

We believe the recruitment industry needs to be disrupted. With our expertise, the ambitions of our people, and the courage to challenge traditional processes, we are doing exactly that.

The spark that built a
multi-brand,
multi-niche,
award-winning
collective of recruitment firms.

From partners to a recruitment powerhouse

Kernel was founded in 2019, when Dartmouth Partners acquired Pure Search. This was the spark to creating a multi-brand, multi-niche, award-winning collective of recruitment firms. The aspiration then was to help people and businesses achieve their full potential. And now? We’re not just helping brands grow; we’re building a powerhouse of people who are actively changing the fragmented recruitment landscape.

In 2023, Kernel successfully completed a significant round of investment with Three Hills, a renowned private equity firm. This partnership will help accelerate the ambitious growth and development plans we have for Kernel and our individual brands within the Group. Starting with the launch of Catalyst Partners in 2024, a disrupter for the Human Resources recruitment industry.

With the right people, collaborations and partnerships, we will continue to raise the bar and reset the standards for service excellence in the industry.

Our values

Delivering excellence

Exceptional recruitment starts with excellence.

Acting with kindness

Compassion drives deeper connections.

Championing diversity

Enriching teams through inclusivity.

Forging partnerships

Making futures, not hires.

Inclusive recruitment

At Kernel, we are our people and we know that high achievers come from any background. We are committed to supporting diverse talent with equal access and opportunities to a successful professional future. This allows us to build powerful teams with diverse talent that bring individual experiences, understanding and expertise to their specialisms.

Our Classroom to Boardroom Foundation is our ongoing commitment to delivering this cause.

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Get to know our team

FAQs

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How do I join Kernel Global?

If your business is looking to join a recruitment Group like no other, get in touch with our Founder-CEO, Logan Naidu, and share with us how you are an industry changemaker.

Want to become a part of our team? Find the right opportunity for you within one of our brands. Visit our careers site for all the information.

What areas of recruitment does Kernel Global cover?

Our global brands cover all areas of recruitment across a multitude of industries.

Catalyst Partners is revolutionising Human Resources and People recruitment, specialising in Reward and Analytics, HR Infrastructure, People and Talent.

Dartmouth Partners recruits excellence from Classroom to Boardroom with a focus on financial and professional service recruiters. They specialise in many dynamic sectors including Private Equity, Corporate Finance and M&A, Early Careers, Strategy and CFO and Senior Finance.

Pure Search is the industry expert in governance and corporate markets. The team has a well established global reputation as the experts in Legal, Tax, Risk and Compliance, and Treasury search and recruitment.

Where is Kernel Global based?

Kernel is a globally located group of recruitment agencies. Our headquarters are in the City of London, a short walk from Liverpool Street and Moorgate train stations.

Our brands have offices across the world, in the vibrant cities of Frankfurt, Charlotte, New York and Hong Kong.

Let’s talk. Exceptional opportunities start with a conversation.

Looking for more information on the Group? Does Kernel sound like the right place for you or your business to be a part of? Contact us and one of our team members will be in touch.