James Blunden

James Blunden

Associate Consultant

James Blunden is an Associate Consultant, Cyber Security at Rutherford, a London-based recruitment firm which specialises in compliance, cyber security, legal, financial crime, and risk & operations searches within the financial services industry.


James has demonstrated his ability to deliver under pressure in a variety of client facing environments. His keenness for technology and dedication to overachieving, enabled him to co-find and operate his own Web3 management consultancy, where he takes a hands-on approach delving into the digital asset landscape.


James will specialise in placing top Information and Cyber Security professionals within financial services, from hedge funds to technology firms, to cyber security consultancies.


What can colleagues and friends expect when they are around you?

Colleagues can expect a friendly, organized, personable and hardworking individual, who’s also always up for a joke or two in the working environment


What are your guiding principles at work?

To be well organized, time efficient, personable and well-mannered towards both clients and Candidates.


What motivates you at work and in life?

By keeping both my body and mental state healthy through different types of exercise. I tend to rotate between training in the Gym, playing Football, Rugby or Golf on the weekends.

I also find maintaining a balanced social life important. Alongside my activities I like to build strong social networks both inside and outside of work - I find I’m the most productive when I strike the right balance.

With that being said, I can be highly financially and promotionally driven.


What is the most unexpected thing you ever did?

I founded a Project Management company which delves into Social Media Marketing for Crypto Currency organisations!