Victoria is CEO and founder of City CV and a Board Director at the Hanover Group. Victoria founded City CV in 2009 to fill a gap in the market for a career consultancy that truly had peoples’ career success at the heart of everything it did. Since then, she has built a client-focused business that empowers job seekers and helps companies to protect their most important resource – their people. Over two decades, she has worked with thousands of cross-industry-sector individuals up to and including C-Suite and board, as well as delivering outplacement programmes to corporates, SMEs, Government and Higher Education providers worldwide.
Victoria spent her earlier career in global recruitment before joining Goldman Sachs and then Merrill Lynch, where she delivered insights that transformed recruitment strategy and influenced multinational resource allocation.
Frequently featured as a careers expert in leading media, Victoria regularly wins major international industry awards. She is in high demand as a keynote speaker at international events and team building days. She also runs workshop and webinar programmes for City CV’s corporate partners. Victoria empowers and enthuses employees of all genders and minority groups, encouraging them to improve their professional brand and aim high. She is particularly passionate about DE&I and is frequently engaged by women’s networks to inspire female employees to smash the glass ceiling. Key areas of expertise include the impact of menopause on careers and businesses; addressing the imposter syndrome; the negative impact apologising too much has on careers; learning to say no & setting boundaries at work and staying visible in a hybrid world.
Today, Victoria and every member of the City CV team share a common goal – to change lives. Under Victoria’s leadership, City CV’s team of writers and executive coaches transform careers and guide businesses on how best to inspire, raise brand awareness, take care of the people they let go and optimise employee engagement.