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Marcus Taylor
Marcus TaylorManaging Partner
Marcus started Taylor Sterling Associates in order to alter the recruitment industry and lead the way of ethical best practice recruitment in the Middle East. 10 years ago he came to Dubai and to assist in the sourcing of candidates of the Terminal 3 project at Dubai airport, building the superstructure and subsequent fit-out works.

A steep learning curve from managing the recruitment for JP Morgan Chase Manhattan in Glasgow, Scotland he moved his attention toward the client side roles to develop his skill set and quickly made a mark as an effective recruiter for the majority of the international 1st tier cost and PM consultants operating in the region.

Lana McGhee
Lana McGheePrincipal Consultant
Lana joined the Taylor Sterling team to strengthen the Construction division of the business; specifically concentrating on Tier 1 & 2 contracting companies. Lana is our seasoned construction specialist, developing key relationships within the building & civil markets.

With over 9 years’ technical recruitment experience, she has managed key accounts and contingency placements across all salary levels. Following a highly successful six-year recruitment career in the UK, initially as a high volume temp recruiter, before moving into account management for the industrial market.

Tracy McNaughton
Tracy McNaughtonPrincipal Consultant
Tracy’s Taylor Sterling journey started in 2017 when she joined the team to further extend our services to our ever-growing portfolio.  With over 12 years technical engineering experience, Tracy has been globally recruiting for and representing management level contacts from the beginning of her career.

From early 2005 Tracy was catering to the Scottish construction sector, recruiting for main contractors for over 5 years.  She then switched to the Engineering and Oil and Gas arena for a number of years, headhunting internationally for the MENA and APAC markets; before relocating to the UAE.

Linda Truksane
Linda TruksaneResourcer
Linda joins us from her 3 years’ experience in a construction consultancy in Australia. Her working knowledge of the industry including pre contract drawings, contract management of contractors and subcontractors to management of fit-out projects is proving invaluable in identifying the perfect match for the requirements assigned to Taylor Sterling. As a graduate Interior Designer and Sustainable Design combined with her personal and energetic approach is the ‘X factor’ in being an effective resource. Not to mention the strategic approach her Masters in Business Administration provides.
Ryan Mangan
Ryan ManganResourcer
Ryan joined us in 2017 to strengthen our resourcing platform. Ryan hails from a construction background in his native Ireland. He has mastered the nature of head hunting in the region, with an impressive track record of placements in his first year.

Ryan supports our Principals across the construction, PQS & consultancy markets.

Karima Allen
Karima AllenSenior Resourcer
Karima is a seasoned technical recruiter. With 15 years experience with top tier companies such as Baker Hughes and Schlumberger.

A graduate in Electrical Engineering, native Arabic speaker, substantial GCC experience and strong ties to Scotland. Make Karima a an exceptionally effective part of the team

Lillie Trent
Lillie TrentOperations Manager
the UK, bringing with her 10 years of experience in an array of different companies ranging from NHS to Satellite companies. Having been based predominately in the HR department, she is experienced in taking care of her fellow employees. Lillie has also recruited for a range of roles from nurses to mechanical engineers.
Lillie also is responsible for all on-boarding of our candidates and works closely with client HR teams to ensure every detail is covered for a smooth and controlled transition. Creating detailed live reports on all RPO tracking.

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