Russam GMS

About Us

Russam GMS is the longest established Interim Management Provider in the UK and has a 32 year track record of providing Interim Management, Project Management and Executive Search solutions, both here and internationally. Our human capital solutions across our clients’ businesses underpin our belief that ‘Who we find changes what you become’.

Our mission is to be the outstanding provider in our markets which has been reflected in a number of recent recruitment industry awards including for being the UK’s ‘Best Interim Recruitment Provider’ – 2013, 2011, 2010 and 2009 and a recent reward as ‘Executive Search Firm of the Year’ 2014.

We have the broadest reach of any UK Interim Management Provider – with a core register of over 18,000 board level interims – as well as having deep and extensive connections with other types of candidates; so we can source thousands of senior executives across a range of disciplines and industry sectors. Our interims are board level executives working in Finance, Programme and Project Management, IT, HR, Compliance, Purchasing, Sales and Marketing, Turnaround, General Management and Change Management.

Our sectors:
o Financial Services
o Not-for-Profit
o Manufacturing, engineering, aerospace and defence
o Energy
o Government
o Education
o Professional Services
o Technology, Media and Telecoms
o Private Equity
o Healthcare and
o Retail & Consumer

We also hold the Quality System Standard: ISO 9001:2000 and Investors in People Gold Status.

Case Study - Russam GMS Ltd

Our colleagues X-PM in Paris had a client with manufacturing operations in Nigeria that it wished to dispose of. They needed a senior manager who had the gravitas and experience to lead and deliver in what was a difficult and complex cultural and business environment. This had to be a true “Nigeria hand” – someone who not only had a track record of achievement on the ground in Nigeria, but who could also command the respect of and deal with the parent board in France. Our appointee Roger Hickman met all these requirements, with the knowledge, skills and tenacity to overcome numerous, often unpredictable hurdles. He delivered all the expectations of the client and succeeded in securing the disposal of the business to local interests.
Jason Atkinson

Managing Director

Jason Atkinson

Date founded: 1982

No. of employees: 29

Jason Atkinson joined Russam GMS in 2005. After a degree in accounting, he became a fashion buyer for the Neiman Marcus Group in Dallas, Texas. He then returned to the UK and completed an MBA from the University of Oxford and embarked on a career in the Financial Services Sector. He spent 10 years working for in the insurance and banking sector undertaking director level roles at the Pearl Group, Interactive Investor and AMP; as well as several interim management assignments. He then commenced his third career with Russam GMS. His expertise covers Financial Services, Media & Telecoms, Marketing & Communications, and Board/General Management level placements. Jason is the former Chairman of the Interim Management Association (IMA), a founding member of the Financial Promotions Action Group, and is involved in a number of other industry bodies and associations.

United Kingdom
The Gridiron Building
One Pancras Square

Phone No.
+44 0 8456581717



Talent pool 2013: 5,000 vetted and total community of 18,000 Interim Leaders and independent directors
Areas of differentation:
The UK’s longest established Interim Management provider (32 years); and voted the UK’s no. 1 quality provider for three straight years by the industry.