Kirsty Wigley-Smith

My recruitment career began over 15 years ago working within niche industries in agency.

After testing various roles spanning across employment and recruiting I found my sweet spot, working in-house within a hyper growth Software Vendor as the first EMEA Recruiter on the ground.

During this role I was responsible for GTM recruiting & recruitment programs across the board, helped the company to scale from 3 to 16 Countries, 40- circa 300 people and was part of an incredible growth story that took us from scrappy start up with $100m valuation to a $3.7bn acquisition with a 17.3x enterprise value/trailing twelve month revenue multiple. After 4.5 years in this company I transitioned to Logicmonitor and have been with the organisation for just over 2 years now.

My mission when joining was to be able to streamline our hiring process, formalise our hiring criteria and to train and enable Stakeholders with interviewing techniques as well as empower them to make smart hiring decisions. All of this would allow us to grow EMEA into a successful region.

I’ve worked in Leadership roles now for over 4 years and take huge satisfaction from watching my team grow and achieve, I am passionate about hiring the absolute best people possible for my team, as well as the company overall and I strive to ensure we are competitive in the market by advocating for what we need in EMEA to be successful. Examples of this would be streamlining our hiring process to push to remove barriers to hire in the form of multiple cognitive tests, as well as petitioning for increases in packages – salaries and benefits to ensure we can attract and retain the best talent possible. This has been done by building valid business cases based on market data, as well as building trust amongst global stakeholders.

The pandemic was an extremely difficult time for us all and unfortunately I personally suffered the death of my Son after he was born prematurely in 2021. After some time out on maternity leave I came back to Logicmonitor on a phased return to work and set my personal goal to hire additional team members for Talent Acquisition, which would allow us to deliver effectively on our 2022 hiring plans, as well as additional project work in my plan. I’ve successfully grown our team to 4 in-house Recruiters and we closed out FY21 Q4 with the largest number of hires ever achieved in EMEA. We have already beaten this hiring number in FY22 Q1 which I am extremely proud of. I will be going on maternity leave again in July this year and know I will be leaving my team set up for success, as well as leaving the EMEA business in a great position ready to hire for the 2nd half of the year.