Meet the team

Adam Reilly

Principal Consultant

Adam has 5 years’ experience supporting technical markets including aerospace and medical. He supports the development of eVTOL & electrification in both Europe and the USA. Outside work, Adam tends to have his hands full, often looking after a multitude of exotic animals.

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Ben Reading

Senior Consultant

Ben has over 10 years experience placing Mechanical Engineering professionals into the eVTOL and Electrification sectors across Europe and the US.

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Jack Hulse

Consultant – Batteries

Jack is our battery specialist, supporting electrification and the movement towards a greener future. With an MSc in Biomedical research he previously worked on optimising conditions to grow T-ALL Leukemia in-vitro for personalised medicine applications. An avid sports fan and traveller, he is always looking forward to his next holiday.

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Edward Creedon

Director

Edward has over 10 years’ executive search experience. Having previously built a market leading industrial recruitment business with offices in the UK, Dubai, Singapore & Australia, he understands the blend of cultures that make up today’s global business platform. After finding Buddhism and becoming Ray Dalio’s biggest fan he founded Strativ and the rest is history!

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Waqar Mir

Head of Cyber

With 7 years’ experience partnering with enterprise and high-growth technology businesses, Waqar and his team have been responsible for the placement of hundreds of security professionals across the globe. His focus is the success and growth of Strativ’s cyber & information security practice. When not helping to keep the world secure, he enjoys travelling, sport and anything with an engine.

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Jacob Raddings

Head of Market

Jacob has 6 years’ experience recruiting operational and technical leadership globally for VC, PE and disruptive high growth biotechnology companies. He is responsible for growing Strativ’s presence in CRO on a global scale. A keen explorer, his most recent trip to South America ticked off 3 bucket list items: visiting Machu Pichu, diving with Hammerheads and climbing a 6000m mountain.

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James Woodhead

Head of Marketing & Ops

After a decade working client side (for both established players and disruptive start-ups in aerospace & technology) James made the move to join the dark side (recruitment). With experience spanning sales to marketing, brand and technology, James is responsible for maximising Strativ’s impact at every touchpoint. Brother of Alex, interests range from fine art to fitness and offensively heavy music.

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Darren Jack

Director

The man. The myth. The legend.

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Simon Namvar

Principal Consultant

With 10 years’ experience in aerospace recruitment, Simon has successfully secured commercial & operational management and executive talent for clients around the globe in almost all sectors of the industry. A real petrol-head, Simon also enjoys riding his motocross bike, mountain biking, combat sports and running around after his young daughter.

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Sab Dasilva

Consultant

Sab has 4 years’ international experience on both technical as well as executive recruitment across the data centre space. He has carried out multiple regional-based projects and completed assignments for some of the biggest players in the data centre space. A veteran of the first dates TV show, Sab was once a professional footballer (until the dreaded ‘knee injury’).

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Chingis Bazaraliyev

Head of Market

With 5 years’ experience in executive search, Chingis heads up our CDMO team. Originally from Kazakhstan, Chingis has bounced around the world – having lived in Dubai, Tunisia, Egypt and Trinidad. Tired of the sun Chingis decided to finally settle in England. When not recruiting Chingis can be found chasing after his office dog Lulu (aka little tyrant).

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Mathew Turek

Managing Consultant

Mat has over 7 years’ experience managing teams and recruiting cyber security professionals, predominately across Germany and the US. When not recruiting, Mat can be found in the wilderness chasing after his 2 dogs (Cocker and Springer Spaniels who haven’t quite mastered recall yet!) When not frantically chasing his dogs, Mat loves spending quality time with his 2 children.

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Shanker Bhalla

Delivery Lead

Shanker has 10 years’ experience in supporting both start-ups and global power houses. At Strativ, he is reasonable for delivering end to end insight, search, and pipelining projects for FTSE 100, 250 and Fortune 500 companies. When not in work, Shanker enjoys football and wistful family days.

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Thomas Skelton

Research

Tom is a Barrister turned Executive Head-hunter with over a decade of recruitment experience. Using over 30 different methods of sourcing personnel, Tom has a background of placing personnel in very ‘hard to place’ niche assignments that have often been turned down or failed by other recruiters. When not finding the unfindable, Tom can often be found on his boat.

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Richard Howarth

Principal Consultant

Richard has 25 years’ experience in IT recruitment (both permanent and contract). At Strativ, He focuses on contract within cloud, penetration testing and IAM markets. An avid triathlon enthusiast, he can often be found running, swimming or cycling. He has competed at World Championship level (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and a 26 mile run).

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Harrison Coultas

Senior Consultant

Harrison has >4 years’ of experience in the TIC sector. Working globally, he specialises in executive and commercial roles in the energy & industrial markets (including refining, petrochemical, power, pipeline, metals & minerals, power & utilities and chemicals)… and yes, his middle name really is ‘Storm’.

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Olivia Bagley

Associate Consultant

Olivia focuses on commercial and operational roles from mid to exec level in the data centre and SDN markets, predominantly in EMEA and the USA. When not recruiting, Olivia loves playing sport, especially netball and eating nice food.

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Alexander Woodhead

Director

Over 9 years experience of working with the world’s most innovative technology companies ranging from flying taxis, to F1 cars, to robotic automation & AI. Alex is a father of 3, ex-rugby player and obsessed with all things fast & loud.

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Ian Noble

Head of Coin

Ian is the man who looks after coin. Over the last decade Ian has found himself in both finance and recruitment positions, so naturally now he gets to live and breathe both simultaneously he’s a happy man. An extremely good footballer, when he’s not getting injured he can be found in the pub.

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Callum Thomas

Delivery Lead

7 years’ experience in IT & Engineering recruitment. A specialist in delivery, Callum has extensive experience in both contract and permanent recruitment. Supporting European aerospace electrification. A proud Welshman (not Geordie), Callum is a fan of gigs, football, rugby, travelling (particularly SE Asia) and pubs.

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Elliott Fielding

Senior Consultant

Elliott has 5 years’ experience working on business critical sales hires internationally in the Cyber Security market, spanning from seed funded start-ups to Fortune 500 leaders. He has a strong reputation for building out sales teams from the ground up. Elliott is best known for his personable approach, great fashion taste and upcoming DJ career.

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Nathan Brown

Delivery Consultant

With 6 years experience in software development recruitment, Nathan recently moved into the cyber area. He Specialises in executive-level hires, with a particular focus on the US market. Nathan used to be a professional runner specialising in 1500m, he actually once ran a 4 minute mile.

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Elliott White

Managing Consultant – Cyber

Elliott focuses on cyber Security on a global scale. Working at executive level, he has built strong relationships with some of the largest players within the market as well as some of the most exciting start-ups. When not recruiting he can be found in the gym, developing his mind, or admiring a sunset somewhere.

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George Faulkner

Consultant

George has been working in recruitment since 2017 and has had exposure to the environmental, construction and real estate industries, He now specialises in the TIC industry with a heavy focus on the environmental market. George has always been into sports and fitness, playing rugby through professional academies and up to a semi-professional level.

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James Bennett

Director

James has over 8 years’ recruitment experience in the IT and Technology sector, where he has spent 2 years as Head of Talent Acquisition for a $4 billion IT & Data Centre infrastructure manufacturer. Responsible for building Strativ’s IT infrastructure team.

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Kate Lewis

Office & People Admin

Kate is responsible for office and people administration. This generally means making sure everyone has everything they need and ensuring we have a great environment to work in. Outside work she enjoys travelling, festivals and is generally unable to say no to any night out.

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Thomas Hall

Director

As one of our directors, Tom is responsible for growing Strativ’s presence in the TIC, industrial and medical markets. With 5 years’ experience, Tom has extensive global experience working at executive level. When not building markets Tom can typically be found reading, gym-ing or in something fast with an engine.

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Reece Archer

Managing Consultant

With 7 years’ experience, Reece is responsible for growing Strativ’s clean energy team worldwide. With a background in energy storage and embedded systems, he understands the challenges of transitioning to a fossil-free future. When not decarbonising, Reece enjoys long country walks with Frank (his high maintenance bulldog).

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Darren Palmer

Consultant

Darren specialises in all things food & agriculture. Initially, he focused on manufacturing before switching over to the TIC industry. Food safety has never been more important as he very much likes to eat and sample local takeaways.

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Roger Nevares-Pyrkov

Senior Consultant – Space

Part Mexican, part Russian, Roger has been in recruitment for over 5 years. Responsible for growing Strativ’s space team, Roger supports some of the coolest projects out there. A man of the world, there are few places Roger hasn’t travelled to. He also likes to lift, and can usually be found pressing something.

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Nathan Shields

Senior Consultant

With 7 years’ experience, Nathan specialises in eVTOL and electrification across Europe. Father of 3 (2 humans and a pug), when not at home or work he can be found on the golf course, trying to look like he knows what he’s doing.

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Harry Woolfall

Senior Consultant

With 4 years’ experience, Harry supports TIC businesses specialising the the pharmaceutical sector. He’s also an extremely positive being. When he isn’t recruiting, Harry can typically be found cycling or playing golf. He actually almost made it as a professional golfer. He really is sickeningly good and puts everyone else to shame.

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Nadia Ben-Haddou

Compliance & Contractor Care

Nadia is our contracts and compliance extraordinaire. When not contracting or compliance-ing, Nadia likes attending metal concerts.

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Jason Watson

Sales Operations – TIC & Medical

With over 16 years’ experience in industrial recruitment, Jason has extensive experience of building and leading sales teams globally. At Strativ, Jason oversees the development of our TIC & Medical divisions focusing heavily on customer success. When not working he enjoys all things travel, football, golf, car or pub related.

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Nav Walker

Talent Acquisition

Responsible for growing our amazing and talented team, Nav has 10+ years experience in both recruitment and teaching. If you’ve landed on this site, you may well have heard from her already. When not growing our amazing team, Nav can usually be found either with her son or yoga-ing.

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Rachael Toon

Consultant

Working across the US and Europe, Rach focuses on software & electronics (contract and permanent) within aerospace. Focusing predominately on aircraft electrification and sustainable mobility, the market aligns neatly with Rach’s veganism and environmental interests. When not working Rach is passionate about the arts, experimental Middle-Eastern cooking and loves a solitary run.

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Deborah Doyle

Head of Delivery

With 10 years’ experience, Debs manages our aerospace contract division across Europe/USA recruiting technical resource for industry leading Aerospace projects such as, Military Aircrafts, Missiles, Commercial Airliners, Satellites & Drones (UAV) and general aviation.

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Oliver Davey

Account Manager

With 7 years’ experience in aerospace & technology, Oliver supports Strativ’s RPO function. Specialising in the eVTOL space across Europe, Oliver has covered most technical and business functions and knows how to support high growth clients at every level. When not at work, Oliver enjoys travel and anything ‘edgy, alternative and cool’.

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Alexander Smith

Delivery Consultant

With 6 years’ experience, Alex specialises in delivery within the TIC team. When not recruiting, Alex enjoys walking in the Yorkshire countryside, watching quiz shows and all things history related.

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Deo Addison

Associate Consultant

Deo is a consultant in the TIC industry, specifically Consumer Goods. Working globally in both commercial and technical roles, she specialises in mid to executive level. When not at work you will find her either cooking, eating or drinking.

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Louina Victor

Consultant

Louina is an executive search consultant who focuses on the medical devices and consumer appliances market within TIC across Europe and the US. Working on the account management side of the business, she prioritizes building long standing relationships with candidates and clients. When not at work Louina loves to do HIIT training and dancing to some good afrobeats!

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