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We have closely collaborated with the Alphasearch team since early 2017. The level of support we have received across all functions has been outstanding and very instrumental in the successful growth of our SE Asia business. This has included many critical leadership and middle-management appointments across Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam. Aside from delivering the people we need, we have appreciated their sage advice and market insights and which complements a deep understanding of the real estate investment, development, capital markets and asset management arena.
Managing Director (SE Asia)
Dear Richard. Thank you for the top-quality services provided by you and your colleagues at Alphasearch over the years to CDSG. With years of proven professional track record in the region, Alpha is always our number one go-to place whenever we need support in senior management talent acquisition. We appreciate the various talents that you have successfully searched for us. Moreover, we equally treasure many timely advice and feedback you provided us too to make CDSG a more sustainable organization with regards to talent retention and succession planning. Let us continue to work together as long-term partners and friends.
Group Chief Strategy & People Officer
Your CV screening skills are excellent. It saves us a lot of time. You are responsive and supportive. There is no single delay in responding to our queries even after office hours. A good advisor. You give us an insight about the market, think from the client’s point of view and give us very good advice on hiring. Overall, very pleased to work with you and Alphasearch. Very professional.”
Arkar Tint Lwin
Too often, recruitment professionals take a narrow view of the person that they are talking to. They ask the question, “What have you done?” and then simply find a slightly better version of the same thing for your next assignment. Richard is different. Richard is not only able to identify talent and skill, he also has the knack of looking laterally at different industries, different businesses and different avenues down which your career may potentially go. I would recommend Richard for anyone looking to grow their career in Asia but especially anyone who has hit a glass ceiling in their...
Aberdeen Asset Management
Thoughtful and thorough in ensuring the right candidate fit is presented, ensuring both the interests of client and candidate. Richard is highly professional and does not engage with pressure tactics – one of the few who still retains the integrity this profession.
Senior Marketing Manager, Asia Pacific
Jones Lang LaSalle
Richard is a straight talking and dedicated recruiter. He is very well connected in the market and is an excellent communicator during the entire recruitment process. I would recommend him highly.
Head of Real Estate (AsiaPacific)
A straight talking, honest and discreet individual Richard has a deep insight into the AP job market from both recruiter and prospective employee perspectives. I have valued his advice and services since 2006 and wish him every success.
Former Head of Funds
Credo Real Estate
In my dealing with Richard as a recruiter, he is not only professional in his work but is also one who takes a genuine interest in getting to know and understand the needs of the persons he is helping. I am more than confident and happy to recommend someone who is looking for a recruiter or a career change to work with him.
Operations Director (Suntec City)
Richard represented me over a period of time identifying and evaluating suitable opportunities. Throughout the process, Richard came across as sincere, demonstrated expert level of knowledge in his field and worked hard to provide the right advise and opportunities. Richard has more than once showed that he cared for his client’s career development by advising the right mix and level of career opportunities for consideration.
Benedict Andrew Lim
Executive Director, Real Estate Transactions
I first met Richard in 2008 when we discussed a potential career opportunity. We had a great conversation about industry matters in respect to property. Besides having a comprehensive knowledge of recruitment, Richard also has a good grasp of the real estate sector here in Singapore and the region. He has a knack of being able to understand the candidate well and find the person in a suitable role. He would also go through great length to ensure that he fills each position with the right person not only in terms of skill, but also in terms of the organization’s...
Thow Ming Liang
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
CHEC Port City, Sri Lanka
Richard is very professional in his work and always willing to go the extra mile to get issues resolved satisfactorily.
Richard has provided excellent services and exhibited an in-depth knowledge of the markets he works in. As a professional recruiter he accurately matched my experience and goals with the needs of my employer. The result was long-term and satisfying employment during a tentative job market. Richard continues to be a resource I go to for career and market advice.
Silverpeak Real Estate Partners (Asset Manager for Lehman Brothers, Asia)
I worked with Richard some years ago before I left Singapore. Not only did he go the extra mile to really understand the talent we were looking for, he followed through and delivered. What a pleasure to work with!
I have had the pleasure to meet Richard in his capacity as a Recruitment Specialist. I found him to be very professional and detailed in his approach to the business and should I require this type of services in the future, I would not hesitate to give him a call.. Thankyou Richard!
Former General Manager
Sutera Harbour Marina, Golf & Country Club, Malaysia
“We appointed Richard to help us review our first Fund set up and HR needs, where he demonstrated his knowledge of the fund management industry and current trends. More importantly, he was very well-connected within the real estate industry which enabled us to take a more thorough and confident search of suitable candidates.
Richard has a wide knowledge of the search arena across many industries and has on many occasions brought creative ideas from out of the box, with candidates that have brought high value and skills.
I had the pleasure of having Richard assisting with the next step of my career previously. He demonstrated an excellent grasp of the real estate industry, a very strong network & the utmost professionalism through the process, identifying the right fit for both ends before making recommendations.
Real Estate Project Manager, APAC
Good communication, always keeps you informed and very personable, recommended”.
National Trust for Scotland
Richard is extremely professional and transparent in his business dealings, ensuring at all times, the best interests of his clients and prospective candidates. Highly recommended.
VP/Regional Head, Projects
Richard is a good recruiter with an ‘out of the box’ approach that was not expected. Even though he did not manage to make me stay in Singapore, or join a proposed company elsewhere, he coached me and in the end we both agreed that my decision was the best for me. I totally recommend to meet him if you are recruiting, or thinking of changing jobs.
Head of Strategy, Operations & Sales Enablement, ANZ
Amazon Web Services
Mr. Robinson interviewed me for his client’s position. Richard was very professional, prompt and open about expectations for the position. I had a very positive experience.
City of North Miami Beach
I have had the opportunity of working with Richard on a number of initiatives and opportunities and have found him to be very responsive, diligent and proactive. I would recommend Richard from either a fulfilling a position or from a job seekers perspective.
4U Project Management Pte Ltd
Richard supported me when I was exploring the job market in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific. He helped me realize my key strengths in the process and identified a very good lead which I pursued. He provided timely feedback throughout the process and consistently provided valuable insights which was helpful even after the project. I would highly recommend Richard to any executive looking to explore career transitions.
Dindo Sy Chu
Scilex Pharmaceuticals, California
Richard is one of the best recruitment agents I have worked with. Very professional, responsive and understand this business extremely well – that’s all you need!
Global Head, Risk & Controls & Regional Head, Capital Projects, APAC & MEA