At PageGroup, we have a proven track record in our ability to retain our most talented individuals. We’re proud that 87% of our directors have been promoted internally. By investing in the career progression of our people, we have been able to organically grow our business from a single office in the UK in 1976, to our global presence today.
These profiles of some of our PageGroup team members demonstrate how their international moves have helped create and build new business opportunities for our brand, as well as developing their own careers too.
Ben Ewbank – Director, South Africa
London – Dubai – Abu Dhabi – Cape Town
Ben Ewbank joined Michael Page Financial Services as a consultant in London in 2000. In 2004, he was promoted to manager where he delivered significant revenue for the business, growing his team to 10 people before moving to the Middle East to help open a new regional office for Michael Page in Dubai. Following the success of Dubai, Ben helped set up the Abu Dhabi office in 2008 to open Michael Page’s second Middle Eastern office, as well as covering the rest of the Middle East remotely with business trips to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain. In 2012, Ben relocated to Cape Town to launch Michael Page’s second office in South Africa as Director for the Western Cape, Namibia and Botswana.
Esther Roman, Regional Director, Training & Development, Continental Europe & Africa
Madrid – Zurich – Munich – Frankfurt
Esther started her career as a consultant with Michael Page in Spain, in 2000. She later became an executive manager for Page Personnel Madrid, and was key in launching the office in Pozuelo de Alarcon. Esther first relocated to Switzerland in 2006 to help launch Page Personnel in Zurich; six months later she was promoted to director. In 2009 she decided to further her career by moving to Germany to launch a new office in Munich. Two years later, Esther moved again to Frankfurt when she was promoted to director of Training & Development, Germany and Austria. In 2012, Esther was appointed PageGroup’s regional director Training & Development for Continental Europe & Africa.
Kerrie Doran, Director, Hong Kong
Southampton – London – Cardiff – Hong Kong
Kerrie joined Michael Page Finance as a consultant in Southampton in 2004, transferring to London shortly after where she was appointed to manager in early 2007. From here, Kerrie moved to Cardiff to help launch the opening of our first office in Wales and then transferred to Michael Page Human Resources, Hong Kong, in 2010. Kerrie was subsequently made director in 2011 for Human Resources, Page Executive and Property & Construction for Hong Kong.
Nils Rauschen, Executive Manager, Switzerland
Munich – Vienna – Hamburg – Zurich
Nils Rauschen joined Michael Page Finance as a consultant in 2007 in Munich and was promoted to manager shortly after. In 2009 he relocated to Vienna to manage the business’ Sales & Marketing division. In 2011, Nils returned to Germany to take on the role of executive manager for three divisions. In 2012, he took up the position of executive manager for Michael Page Finance, Engineering, and Procurement & Supply Chain in Zurich and is successfully developing his career there.
Sofia Gonzalez, Senior Consultant, United States
Mexico – Texas
Sofia joined Michael Page as a consultant with Page Personnel, helping to launch the Mexico City office in 2010. She was promoted to a manager position after just six months, and finished her first year as one of the top fee earners of the country. In 2011, Sofia transferred to Michael Page’s new office in Texas, where she helped to launch the temp recruitment team. She is now a senior consultant for the Finance and Accounting sector in Houston.
Manuel Soriano – Executive Manager, Turkey
Madrid – Barcelona – Turkey
Manuel started his career in PageGroup as a trainee in 2006 in Madrid working in the Retail Banking team. In 2008, he was promoted to manager before relocating to Barcelona to manage Banking, Tax & Legal teams. In 2012, Manuel moved again to Istanbul to take up the position of executive manager as well as becoming one of our board members in Turkey.
José Ramón Colomina, Senior Managing Director, Argentina, Chile and Colombia
Spain – Portugal – Argentina – Chile – Colombia
José joined Page Interim as an executive manager in 2000 in Spain. Over the next six years José worked his way up the corporate ladder to director, executive director then managing director for Page Personnel Spain. In 2006, he also took responsibilities within Michael Page Spain, and helped launch Page Executive opening offices in Valencia, Bilbao and Seville. In 2011, he took on more responsibility assuming the Portuguese market. José was promoted again in 2012 and is now the senior managing director for Argentina, Chile and Colombia.