James Marshall: New York City

Security Check: James Marshall is a Brit living in NYC, helping businesses find technology talent like C++ developers, iOS developers and software engineers.

What’s your historical London and New York connection?
I grew up in London all my life and lived in NYC for the last 3 years. After I left school, I went straight into recruitment. My dream was to move to New York so I made it happen. I called up loads of recruitment firm owners in New York and I ended up choosing a company I loved.

Describe your experience in London as a New Yorker.
It’s been an amazing experience. I’ve worked very hard to be here, battled against the visas and managed to stay. I have a great job, and a British accent here happens to work wonders.

How can New York and London better engage with each other?
By working with each other and having better communication with job opportunities. I work in the recruitment market, so when companies in New York want to come to London and vice versa, being able to help them is helpful and rewarding.

Favorite NYC secret spot: Gallow Green is one of the best rooftops in the city. It’s above McIntrick Hotel and it’s got a cool vibe where you’ll find all the Manhattanites, as it’s one of the only hidden venues in NYC which hasn’t been infected by tourists.

Favorite London secret spot: Roof Gardens. I do love a rooftop. It’s my fave place in London where the door guys are friendly and the people are chilled. They also do BBQ!

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? New York. I’m close to the Hamptons for the summer and live in the best city in the world.

In flight entertainment:

  • What’s playing in your headphones right now? Thor. It’s a movie I just love to watch.
  • And what are you currently reading? Anything by Tony Robbins.

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