Tom Kiley

Vice-President & Director – Commerce Group

Boyd & Moore Executive Search |

Your last meal on earth, what would it be?

An Italian slow food long lunch of fresh mozzarella salads, stuffed aubergines, homemade pastas, grilled seafood, BBQed game meats, fine wine etc. on the Amalfi coast into the sunset surrounded by my closest friends and family.

Sectors Covered

Industrial, Healthcare, Consumer, SCM, HR, Finance, Legal

Years Recruiting


Years Managing


Specialties / Skills

Developing consultants, developing managers, developing business, having fun at work!

Career Path to Recruitment

Door to door sales of educational products and bicycle rickshaw driver in central London

What You Enjoy Most About Recruiting

Getting paid to make people happy.

What You Enjoy Most About People Management

Developing someone from zero to hero. Creating a productive and fun team environment.

Most important attribute you typically look for in a candidate when hiring for your team/company


Tell Us a Recruitment or Management Pet Peeve

Hiring freezes at late stage of interview/offer process.

Most Notable Achievements

Was global top biller at Robert Walters coming out of Lehman shock, came 3rd in the Fit for Charity 5km race, was county pole-vault champion at high-school.

Most Memorable Placement

Introduced a candidate for a 20 million JPY role and they increased the budget by 14 million JPY to successfully hire him.

If you hadn`t gone into recruitment what would you have been?

A professional footballer😉

Tell us one change you would be very happy to see happen related to recruitment in Japan

More seasoned recruiters from tough markets around the world e.g. U.S., U.K., Australia etc. moving to Japan.

Any random thoughts you`d like to share about the Japan TA/Recruitment market?

Japan is the most lucrative recruitment market in the world so don’t overlook opportunities.

Hobbies: How do you unwind outside of the job?

Football, squash, snowboarding, good food and wine.

Tell us an unusual fact about yourself that your friends might not already know.

Have written and directed amateur comedy theatre.

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Henry Seals

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Tom Kiley

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