GatedTalent secures first member revenue and continued growth in member numbers

Dillistone Group Plc
(“Dillistone” or the “Group”)
GatedTalent secures first member revenue and continued growth in member numbers

Dillistone Group Plc, the AIM quoted supplier of software for the international recruitment industry, is pleased to announce that its GatedTalent service, the platform allowing executive recruiters to engage with senior level executives, has achieved a number of significant milestones.

Most notably, the service has seen its first revenue derived directly from executive members.  Previously, all revenue through the platform has come from recruiters and, while core services will remain free for executives, the ability to generate revenues from enhanced membership services will enable the Group to deliver faster revenue growth.

The new services come against a backdrop of accelerating membership growth in October.  Approximately 7,000 new members joined the platform in the month, an increase of more than 30% on September signups.  September – which had previously been the best month for the service – was itself a 30% increase on August.

Commenting on progress at GatedTalent, Jason Starr, Chief Executive of Dillistone Group, said:

“The GatedTalent database of executive talent is now significantly larger than the in-house databases of the majority of independent executive recruitment firms. If we sustain current momentum it has every prospect of reaching a size unmatched by all but the largest search firms.

“Furthermore, our platform stores up to date information on senior executives from more than 100 countries and, in many cases, contains information that is simply not available elsewhere.  It is clear that the value of our platform to executive recruiter clients is growing, which should lead to an acceleration of the adoption of the GatedTalent product and it should also be increasingly impactful on sales of our core executive search product, FileFinder.

“Our ability to monetise our executive membership directly should help accelerate growth in revenues within the GatedTalent platform and this should impact on its path to profitability.”


Mike Love (Chairman) Dillistone Group Plc 020 7749 6100
Jason Starr (Chief Executive) Dillistone Group Plc 020 7749 6100
Julie Pomeroy (Finance Director) Dillistone Group Plc 020 7749 6100
Chris Fielding (Nominated Adviser) WH Ireland Limited 020 7220 1650
Tom Cooper/Paul Vann Walbrook PR 020 3176 4722
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Notes to Editors:

Dillistone Group Plc ( is a leader in the supply and support of software and services to the recruitment industry. It has five brands operating through three divisions: Dillistone Systems, which targets the executive search industry (; Voyager Software, which targets other recruitment markets (; and GatedTalent, the next generation executive recruitment database (

Dillistone has made three acquisitions: Voyager Software in September 2011, FCP Internet in July 2013 and ISV Software in September 2014.  The Group operates under the FileFinder, Infinity, Evolve, ISV and GatedTalent brands.

Dillistone was admitted to AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange plc, in June 2006.  The Group employs over 100 people globally with offices in London (head office) Basingstoke and Southampton, Frankfurt, New Jersey and Sydney.