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Toby Jacobs
Toby Jacobs

I’m a highly recommended Recruitment Consultant (check out my LinkedIn profile!) with a proven track record of matching highly skilled candidates to exclusive opportunities. My approach is consultative, and I have a desire to understand the why and the what for everyone I work with.

I joined the niche team at Skillfinder to run a vertical market in core banking for the Avaloq platform. My tenacity and keen eye for detail has helped me build strong relationships with many reputable banks and consultancies, becoming a go-to recruiter when sourcing Avaloq talent.

I work with integrity and dedication, providing a high level of service and professionalism to candidates and hirers.

Currently recruiting for permanent and freelance opportunities in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, UK, Luxembourg, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Singapore and Germany. Roles include Avaloq consultants and developers; stream leads; business analysts; project managers; and microservices/ API specialists.

Aside from work, I’m an ethical vegan with interests in music and travelling.

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I've worked as a specialist recruiter throughout my career discovering hard to find talent and embedding myself in small industries.

Before working in the banking and IT sector, I helped build a start-up recruitment consultancy to become the go-to specialist in geospatial surveying recruitment. I brought on and developed relationships with the largest names in the industry, down to the smaller specialist consultancy clients.

After establishing myself, many hires I made came through referrals from candidates with friends or colleagues looking to explore the best opportunities in market with a trusted and knowledgeable consultant. This allowed me to deliver with quality and speed to my clients and uphold an excellent reputation.

Since joining Skillfinder I have worked hard to replicate my position in a new market and continuously improve my service to both candidates and clients. I have onboarded over 15 leading clients in my vertical and built relationships with over 250 candidates, tapping into a network of hard-to-find talent in a small pool across Switzerland, the rest of Central Europe, and the UK.

 I offer a variety of bespoke opportunities at the top employers in the Avaloq market, acting as a one-stop shop for job seekers skilled in Avaloq, adding real value to candidates’ job search.

Avaloq - Private Banks & Consultancies


Testimonials by

  • ​“Toby is a highly skilled and dedicated recruiter. He goes above and beyond to explain the details and understand your requirements. Very efficient and responsive in his approach. I highly recommend Toby to anyone seeking career advancement within the Avaloq domain.”

    Jorge- Avaloq Developer
  • ​“Toby helped me get my dream job in a different country in record time, being by my side throughout the whole process and helping me with any unforeseen events. He made a complicated process easy, supporting me in all aspects of the relocation and leveraging his contacts to help me with things like taxes or housing in the new country. I’m very grateful for all his help during this journey and highly recommend him to anybody looking for the next step in their career.”

    Seila - Vice President Investments & Products
  • ​Toby has been great to work with. He understands our requirements well and always sends over strong candidates with relevant experiences, making the selection process much simpler, as well as being prompt with communications. Very professional person, would highly recommend.

    Country Manager at leading Avaloq consultancy
    Client
  • ​I was introduced to Grant shortly before I arrived in the UK.What a remarkable individual. Incredibly generous with his time and advice about the industry which he understands so well. I'm not at all surprised at the level of success he has achieved by establishing Skillfinder International.

    Marco - Cyber Security Expert
    Candidate
  • ​Skillfinder are the only agency that I have used who follow up and build a trust relationship. I would be very happy to work through them again

    Paul - Business Analyst
    Candidate
  • "​Toby is one of the best Avaloq recruiters in the industry. He has a rare talent for understanding the needs of clients and candidates alike, and his ability to build strong relationships is exceptional. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a dedicated and knowledgeable Avaloq recruiter who truly cares about their success." 

    Desmond - Avaloq Developer (UK)
    Employee
  • ​"Skillfinder is one of our top and most trusted suppliers.Their candidate quality is superb and their strong communication is what makes them so reliable and easy to work with."

    Senior Recruitment Partner - Global Custodian Bank
    Client
  • ​My team has been cooperating with Skillfinder International for last couple of years. Skillfinder is always ready to provide a solution for our resourcing needs across our locations (Ireland, Luxembourg, Czech Republic) for both contractor and internal hiring. Skillfinder helped us to onboard various roles, including the ones with niche skills such as OpenEdge developer or Data governance expertise.

    Milan - Head of Section
    Client
  • ​Toby has been great to work with. He understands our requirements well and always sends over strong candidates with relevant experiences, making the selection process much simpler, as well as being prompt with communications. Very professional person, would highly recommend.

    Country Manager at leading Avaloq consultancy
    Client
  • "​Toby is one of the best Avaloq recruiters in the industry. He has a rare talent for understanding the needs of clients and candidates alike, and his ability to build strong relationships is exceptional. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a dedicated and knowledgeable Avaloq recruiter who truly cares about their success." 

    Desmond - Avaloq Developer (UK)
    Employee