Our Story

Red was founded in response to a need in the international market – the need for a consultancy in the recruitment industry that would prioritise customer service, putting in the extra time and care to find the most suitable candidates available.

From the beginning, we have taken a personal, specialist approach to recruitment, working in partnership with our clients and candidates to deliver the highest quality talent acquisition service. 

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Client testimonials

We have worked closely with Red on the recruitment of specialist positions within the chemical tanker industry. Red has proved to be a valuable partner in recruitment of specialists, as they have specific knowledge and understanding of the shipping industry.

When partnering with Red, I have particularly valued their dedication and commitment to finding the right candidate for the job, but also their direct, open and honest style of communication.

M.H. Pedersen , Europe & Asia Pacific

Red was engaged by my company to help source critical staff required for a new office startup in Singapore. This task was unique in that skilled shipping and logistics professionals had to be shortlisted, interviewed and contracted with complete privacy of the company’s entry into Singapore.

I am very happy with the team hand-picked from the market and headhunted by Red and look forward to assigning them our next human resource assignment.

J. Di Giovanni , Asia Pacific

Farstad Shipping have been utilising the services of Red Consulting for a number of years now, for recruiting various role in our Singapore office. We have developed a very good relationship with both Tracey Shearer and Henry Ferreira in their Singapore office and they have always provided great support and guidance throughout the recruitment process. Red keep us up to date throughout the recruitment period and also ensure candidates are kept engaged throughout the process as well. For those more challenging roles Red have aso been persistent in endeavouring to source the best candidates available.

Lucy Barker , Asia Pacific


Red did an amazing job finding the most suitable candidates. Furthermore, they did even more amazing job in 'filtering' the candidates and provide a very detailed and accurate analysis.

I strongly recommend Red and there is no doubt that we will work again soon.

O. Karni , Asia Pacific

The Senior Team at Red

As a company with directors involved in day-to-day operations, Red can ensure that we deliver the highest quality, most efficient service with a truly personal approach.

Our team of multicultural, multilingual consultants is enthusiastic and driven. They are well trained and supported to provide excellent service with strong recruitment backgrounds and extensive networks they can draw upon to find the best available candidates.

Matthew Welstead

Managing Director (Europe)

Matt has over 15 years’ experience in the Financial Services Industry. As Managing Director for Europe, his core values are integrity, credibility and professionalism alongside a belief that Red is forging a genuinely unique service proposition for clients globally.

Tracey Lee Shearer

Managing Director (Asia)

Tracey has had a career for 9 years in specialist recruitment and is a founding member and shareholder in Red. Her passion is providing an unparalleled professional service ensuring a detailed consultative approach to recruitment.

Henry Ferreira

Director (Asia)

Henry is well versed in all matters of finance and accounting, focusing much of his successful recruitment career in this function. As a consultant, he values honesty in dealing with both candidates and clients.

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Our Values

We are a boutique consultancy committed to providing the highest quality talent acquisition service with integrity and discretion.

Our priority is to build long-term business relationships with clients and candidates based on mutual trust and respect. 

This enables us to:

  • Develop a personalised approach for each client, based on their requirements and preferences
  • Build an understanding of our clients' needs
  • Better match candidates and vacancies

While our clients and candidates:

  • Trust that we are working in their best interest
  • Have utmost confidence in our discretion
  • Learn first-hand our reputation for honesty, integrity and perseverance

We are proud to say that much of our business comes from returning clients, many of whom have worked with us in the past as either clients or candidates. We believe this demonstrates the confidence they have in our discretion, our integrity and our passion, and speaks to the quality partnerships we build with both clients and candidates.

Our Industries

At Red we provide recruitment services for the following industries:

  • Shore-based Shipping
  • Marine
  • Oil & Gas
  • Engineering
  • Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Financial Services
  • Legal Services
  • Professional Services

We are also able to take on bespoke recruitment projects. If you are interested in working with us outside of our core industries, we will work with you to develop an approach tailored to your industry and requirements.

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