Jim Taylor

Jim Taylor is the founder of Ascent HR and has over 25 years’ experience across a wide range of human resources disciplines, including the implementation of a number of start-up human resources departments.  He has been the human resources lead on a number of mergers and acquisitions within the banking sector and as a Head of HR has developed policies and procedures to manage his function to an uncompromising standard.  Jim holds an master’s degree (LLM) in employment law with distinction.


Prior to starting Ascent HR Jim has worked at a senior management level in human resources within the asset management and banking sectors and has been responsible for delivering strategic human resources solutions on a global basis.  Most recently he has worked for the COO’s function at Deutsche Bank, managing business intelligence and ensuring that IT systems provide and manage the necessary data to keep their investment research division at the top of their peer rankings.


Away from human resources Jim is a qualified diving instructor, a keen sailor and when time permits enjoys motor sport as a spectator and driver.