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About us

UA are a leading specialist recruitment agency servicing sectors that include Digital Media, AdTech, MarTech, and Tech / Data & Analytics.

We started out in 2005 and quickly gained recognition for talent sourcing within major brands, agencies, consultancies and the technology partners that propel the industry.

We have offices in London, Singapore, Sydney and New York, and work across 'contingency recruitment', 'onsite' and 'executive search'.

  • 14 years

    What we do

    It’s our policy to meet all of our candidates face-to-face so we can gain a real sense of your track record, experience, aspirations and personal circumstances. You will find us easy-going, interested and supportive.

    When we have met you, learned about your experience, skills and goals, we will brief you on roles that we think will be the right for you, in terms of both excelling your career and the culture fit of the company. We get new roles in everyday, so if we don't have one that suits you right away you can be sure we will! 

    We only put your CV forward for a role when you have agreed that you'd like to go ahead with the application, we never do anything without your permission. We will give you all the prep you need so that you ace the interview and get ahead in your career

  • 14 years


    WE ARE EXPERTS IN OUR SPACE

    We take pride in having a blend of seasoned industry professionals and fusing this with the very best non-transactional digital recruiters, this enables us to consult with candidates on long term career goals, and gives clients reassurance that we’re not just a regular service provider looking to make a quick fee.

What clients say

  • “Ultimate Asset have taken the stress out of the recruitment process and have been a pleasure to work with. As ex-Media Sales Professionals, they have fantastic knowledge of the Industry and really listen to the brief, delivering on-point candidates that are relevant to our needs.” Commercial Director, DriveTribe

  • Ultimate Asset have been a long term partner of ESi, and combine a deep understanding of digital media and a network of the very best leaders in this space.  They quickly produce a market maps and shortlists that give us access to a fantastic range of digital experts. Thanks to the team at UA and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them for executive search projects in digital media.  MD - ESI

  • ​The UA APAC team are the most digital savvy recruitment agency in the market, it’s a high quality / low volume approach – saving time and effort for hiring managers. CEO APAC

  • I’d highly recommend UA APAC, a few things I’d highlight; they are specialists and experts in digital, incredibly well networked on the scene, and they even put on their own excellent event. APAC MD

  • ​"The key thing about working with Matt and James and the Ultimate Asset team is that they intrinsically understand the industry. They realise what is around the corner and are able to advise you on that." UK Managing Director

  • ​James and the team have been a great support in the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong and the US, a true multi-market specialist, and excellent with business consultation – particularly when we moved into APAC.  CEO - Adludio

  • ​We had what I described as the impossible brief. The shortlist I got back was a very shortlist of one, who was the person we ended up hiring. COO Fetch

  • Laura and the team have been brilliant throughout the recruitment process, really understanding what I was looking for in terms of talent - without a doubt the most personal and professionals recruitment process I have experienced.I cannot recommend UA enough.  VP Media

  • ​“UA are one of the recruiters that I would recommend highly for a few aspects: they helped me create & build my team at WU in the UK & Nordics in a short space of time - by taking the time to understand the business needs & ambition, clear communication and bags of emotional intelligence. To top it off their human approach made the experience enjoyable!” ​Head of Marketing - UK, Western Union

  • "UA have been a great support across multiple markets, they’re a highly effective targeted talent specialist". Global Chief Commercial Officer

  • ​The most plugged in and specialist executive search firm in APAC. CEO

  • ​We first used UA  for an RPO in Singapore when we went through a massive growth period in 2018.  Shanniz was our recruiter on site, and was excellent in her conduct and finding great talent. She felt part of the internal team. UA, as they always do, go that extra mile and their CEO at the time, James Lyon, also spent a lot of time in house with us as well, helping to leverage his contacts. We have used UA in Singapore and Australia, and it’s always great to work with a company who takes the time to understand ourbusiness as well as being great connectors in the industry. A talented and committed  bunch they have over at UA and it’s a pleasure working with them.  APAC VP Talent Management

  • ​A great executive leadership project when we launched in APAC. Co-founder & International MD

  • ​James and the APAC team drive best of class adtech recruitment in Asia, they’re super knowledgeable, sociable and very down to earth. Global President

  • ​“Alex and the UA team are highly professional and such a pleasure to work with. There instinct for the right candidates combined with their brilliant understanding of the marketing communication sector makes them exceptional in their field. Never too pushy, but always driven by the urge to find the right person for the job. Most of Alex & the team’s success is also due to one particular talent: they are great listeners and truly care. A rare skillset.” Head of Business Relations & Marketing – Royal Opera House

  • ​A very strong agency for digital marketing talent in APAC. Head of Marketing APAC

  • ​“Working with the UA team has been a great experience. They take the time to understand our business requirements and the specifics of each brief, which subsequently leads to really high calibre candidates and ultimately a great hires for the business. The process is incredibly well managed with clear and timely communication throughout. A real pleasure to work with." CD - GumGum

  • Ultimate Asset search ran a seamless process and perfect offer management in securing my latest role. Chief Digital Officer

  • ​The team at UA APAC are great fun and very well known as being part of the fabric of the industry in APAC, they happen to be excellent recruiters too! Managing Director Publicis Media

  • ​James was my ‘go to’ headhunter when we launched in APAC, his consultative approach would invaluable and he’s connected beyond belief. EMEA & APAC Managing Director

  • ​The Ultimate Asset team helped us enter the market in both the UK and Singapore, great service and network! Founder & CEO

  • Ultimate Asset are true professionals and have been consistently finding me great staff for the last 15 years. ​ SVP EMEA, Amobee

  • ​Ultimate Asset APAC really understand the market, they provide us with winning candidates and top level service. MD APAC

  • ​Like no other executive search I have experienced in APAC upon market launch. Managing Director APAC

  • ​I would say that Ultimate Asset APAC has the same level of energy as I do, and some! APAC MD

  • ​One of the few digital recruiters that DAN partners with exclusively across a number of different agencies, audience platforms and specialist data practices. President APAC DAN

  • ​A trusted APAC talent partner, super connected and knowledgeable in the adtech space. GM & VP Sales APAC

  • ​The UA APAC team ran a brilliant process in terms of finding me this leadership role, and have been excellent with their candidate selection on my support team. GM APAC

  • ​“Ultimate Asset has been an incredible partner during our international expansion. They really took the time to understand my business, company culture, and talent needs. Alex and his team are a dream to work with - UA moves quickly, and every candidate they put forward is capable and prepared. We wouldn't have been able to scale and grow as successfully as we have in the past two years without UA's digital expertise, extensive network, and incredible service. I won't work with other recruiters anymore.” Vice President, Media

  • ​UA found us two VP Sales in APAC, they are the go to talent partner for Perform in APAC . VP Sales APAC

  • “Ultimate Asset have been a great partner for Buzzoole. UA have provided us with the very best in commercial, branded content, influencer and strategy talent helping to strengthen our commercial operations.” VP of Commercial UK & EMEA, Buzzoole

  • ​Ultimate Asset’s specialist offering proved perfect for our requirements, their sourcing and process management was great, hence they are a trusted multi-market partner. Global COO

  • Ultimate Asset are and have been my first choice recruitment agency when looking to hire. They are always able to source high calibre candidates across various roles & markets. I have worked with Ultimate Asset when building teams in numerous companies andthey have delivered.” EMEA Commercial Director

  •  UA Executive Search found me the right people for the senior positions I was looking to fill.  They handled everything with the minimum of fuss and great communication throughout.  I’d happily recommend them. Chief Investment Officer, Omnicom Media Group

  • “Ultimate Asset are a consultative and bespoke recruitment partner who’s industry knowledge has been a great asset to the growth of our commercial team over the last few years.” Director, Head of Brand Partnerships, HYPEBEAST  

  • "Ultimate Asset helps PHD solve for very unique and very important senior leadership roles. We enjoy working with the UA team and benefit from their deep understanding of the complex Asia landscape. The growing importance of finding senior talent with modern capabilities that suit a digital-first ecosystem makes UA a top choice for PHD. Ultimate Asset have the hands-on industry experience to help us navigate the talent required to keep PHD in a market-leading position, with market-leading executive talent." ​CEO, PHD - APAC

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