Victoria Nightingale

Whilst studying for her English bachelors at Southampton University, Victoria worked in retail part time, which she believes has given her a better informed perspective of real world issues. After roles in merchandising with a number of high street retail fashion groups she made the move into recruitment.  Working for retail-specific recruitment companies, Victoria headed up teams focussing on delivering candidates for a wide range of roles across the fashion, home and food sectors,  joining the Barracuda Group in 2013.

Victoria leads our UK operations, whilst also delivering senior management and board level appointments within the apparel sector, both in the UK and internationally. Working across all functions from operations and finance, to buying, HR and marketing, she has strong experience in delivering new teams as well as key individuals for her clients.  Through her years of experience she has developed a particularly strong and extensive retail contact network, vital in identifying and delivering the best talent.  Recent assignments have included product and trading experts for fashion high street multiples, CEO for a global brand and a CFO for a European general merchandise business.

“As a senior member of the Barracuda team, it is important to me and the business that we focus on both client and candidate experience. We take the time to understand the needs of both parties to guarantee the best match. Retail is an ever-changing and tricky sector that can be both frustrating and rewarding, but the passion that Barracuda and I have allows us to do the great work that we do.”