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Jeff Deacon

Chief Executive Officer

T: +44 (0)207 283 2520


Jeff is the Chief Executive Officer for The Emerald Group. He is an accomplished executive recruiter with the drive and passion for adding value to business by recruiting market leading candidates.

Jeff was the driving force behind the creation of the professional services business lines, and supported the expansion of The Emerald Group into an international recruiting firm. Jeff has expertise in developing high-performance teams, business expansion, revenue generation and financial growth. Jeff is also an experienced innovator with a unique blend of operational and business expertise learnt at “the coal face” to implement robust solutions across the enterprise.
Jeff holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and prior to starting The Emerald Group, Jeff spent eight years as a Police Officer with Surrey Police where amongst other things he was involved in assessing new recruits to the force. He often attributes Executive search as similar to Police work the exception being he is now searching for good people instead of criminals.
When Jeff is not working he is very active in community service. He has been appointed as a local Magistrate which he performs regularly and also has four grown up children in their twenties.

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