MEET KERV

A business needs to have a solid management team to function effectively from the get go.

With KERV this is already developed with a group of established and experienced directors and operational staff, who focus on good corporate governance and the everyday tasks of owning a business, to ensure that you can focus on what really matters, clients and candidates.
  • Kevin Fasting

    CEO & Founder

    Kevin is the CEO and founder of the group having started his first business in 2009, KE Executive Search. After building a number of further businesses in property, law and recruitment, the management team was brought together to form KERV, which forms the current board as a venture capital vehicle to fund and scale businesses with targets to exit. He and the rest of the team have so far founded and scaled 16 businesses to date with T/O in excess of £30m+. He overlooks Operations, Marketing, Strategy, Culture and Compliance.

    Kevin's involvement in your business is focussed on strategy, people, revenues streams and your own personal mindset. Whilst the operations team help run the day to day of your business, Kev works with you on your journey to becoming a true entrepreneur and CEO.

  • Stuart Brown

    Investment Director

    With over 20yrs recruitment experience progressing from consultant through to MD; Stuart main focus centre’s around origination of exciting talent for both new start up opportunities and scaling across the existing portfolio of businesses whilst supporting new business owners through their start up journey.

  • Marc Rayner

    COO

    There isn’t many areas of the business that Marc doesn’t currently get involved in, from meeting with potential new Business Partners to invest it, project managing the set up of all new businesses and then helping to make sure everything runs smoothly in the background once a business is set up & trading.

    Marc manages the KERV Capital centralised Group Operations Team, who all in turn help to make sure each business operates smoothly on a day to day basis, handling all things finance, facilities management, HR, health & safety, marketing and operations, freeing up each Business Partner’s time to focus on their main goal, growing their business to be a market leader in its field.

  • Andrew Weedy

    Finance Director

    Andrew has worked in finance for almost 25 years, working for bakeries to investment banks. Within the group he streamlines all finance procedures, creates board packs, maintains and develops management accounts and is constantly working to develop new finance strategies for your businesses.

  • Andy Wardill

    Managing Director

    Having been through the process of starting his own business with KERV, Andy has used his strategy and analytics to shape his own business, and now with other businesses within the group. Andy provides strategic advice to all of our Entrepreneurs; from initial conversations, through to set up and ongoing support. Andy has developed our scope to support entrepreneurs with the ability to place people globally.

  • Shaun Muir

    Director

    Shaun was the second Director to join the KERV Group in 2015 after its initial inception by Kevin Fasting. Shaun has 16 year’s experience in the Recruitment sector, specialising in overseeing Executive Search services across multiple teams, mainly for Industrial & Construction related sectors both in Europe and North America. Day to day Shaun has the responsibility of managing the core Kevin Edward recruitment business & Seven Executive Limited.

  • James Smethurst

    Director

    James was brought into KERV to help expand our markets, promote more international work, and to develop our speciality in true exec, management, and leadership level recruitment. With 10+ years working as an executive search recruiter, business manager, and divisional director, James has learned what it is like to build, scale, and grow teams, and how to effectively run a recruitment business. He is regularly training, developing, and mentoring our senior managers and directors, providing guidance on deals, as well as advising on commercial decisions, client management, and contracts.

  • Sophie Connell

    Group Management Accountant

    Sophie's main role is sending out invoices and ensuring clients pay on time; she is the first point of contact if clients have any issues with making payments or need further assistance. She further assists with the management of the group HR system, the creation of financial reports and general administrative support to the Finance Director.

  • Rachel Hatley

    Marketing Account Manager

    Rachel leads the marketing team for KERV and works with Ben across the whole portfolio developing and executing tailored marketing strategies for each JV within the portfolio. All things to do with marketing fall under Rachel, including but not limited to; creating social media content, digital campaigns, establishing and generating branding for your new business, the production and regular updates to your website content and one page marketing material for you to send to clients and candidates.

  • Ben Taylor

    Marketing Account Manager

    Ben joins Rachel working across the full portfolio, developing and executing tailored marketing strategies for each JV within the portfolio. All things to do with marketing fall under Ben, including but not limited to; creating social media content, digital campaigns, establishing and generating branding for your new business, the production and regular updates to your website content and one page marketing material for you to send to clients and candidates.

  • Johnathan Chapman

    Operations Manager

    Johnathan works closely with Marc to help manage the smooth running of the group ops team, including general day to day management of job board systems, CRMs and any other business tools, as well as data analysis, including ROI from company systems, Consultant & business performance and the creation & usage of data monitoring tools. He provides the daily, monthly and yearly reporting functions within the business across multiple facets.

  • Jacob Rhodes

    Digital Marketing Apprentice

    As a Digital Marketing Apprentice, Jacob supports the development, delivery, and assessment of various marketing campaigns across the portfolio, assisting both Rachel & Ben 

  • Deedee Richards

    Operations Assistant

    Deedee provides support to the operations team by facilitating daily administrative tasks, managing HR documentation, and ensuring smooth workflow across the team.

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