Meet the team

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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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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Andy Dutton

Senior Consultant

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Omar Akram

Chief Mission Controller

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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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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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Annika Sanderson

TA Manager – Cyber

Annika on meidän Cyber Security-ryhmän rekrytointivastaava, joka keskittyy lähinnä kasvuun ja parhaiden ihmisten tuontiin meidän joukkoon! Vapaa-ajalla, hän viettää paljon aikaa kuntosalilla (josta on tulossa hieman persoonallisuuspiirre), kuunnellen eri podcasteja ja kirjoja, sekä etsimällä internetin söpöimmat koiravideot!

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Frankie Wilkinson

Senior Consultant

Frankie specializes in the Flexible packaging industry within the USA, working with a range of experienced individuals at the mid-senior level and companies both small & large. He thrives on the idea of “marginal gains” always looking for the 1% improvements each day, whether for himself through the gym (other than arms) and podcasts or for his clients in time…

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David Rose

Head of Technology

David has over 20 years experience in the recruitment market initially as a Consultant before moving into operations and systems. David is responsible for our Technology within Strativ and works closely with all areas of the business to enhance and improve our systems capability. In his spare time David enjoys watching sport and competing at an international level with the…

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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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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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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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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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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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James Woodhead

Director – Marketing & RevOps

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Will Maxfield

Consultant

Working across the US & Europe, William primarily delivers on commercial & technical roles within the Transportation & Industrial TIC sector. When not finding candidates from under rocks and reciting ISO & IEC standards in his sleep, William can always be found doing some form of physical activity, with his favourites being the gym, football, & golf.

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Abdulrahim Haddouche

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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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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Edie Wiseberg

Senior Consultant

Coming from a Sport Psychology (BSc) background (due to my history in rowing, coxing & coaching 🚣‍♀️), Edie loves to talk all things psychology 🧠. A massive D&I advocate, she’s always here to back equality in the workplace and beyond… 🌍 Also super passionnate about sustainability and bettering the world we live in, hence the Future Mobility sector!✈

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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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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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Omar Akram

Chief Mission Controller

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Jonathan McLinden

Senior Consultant

Jonathan has worked in recruitment with a special focus on global executive search since 2019. He is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships for a number of high profile clients and candidates, and has successfully recruited mid to senior level executives both in the UK and internationally. When he’s not out and about enjoying the Yorkshire countryside, you can find…

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Chloe Rayner

Senior Consultant

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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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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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Waqar Mir

Director – 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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Martin Finney

Head of Customer Success

Martin has worked in recruitment for over 18 years, partnering with customers to deliver large Talent Solutions. As our Head of Customer Success, he is here to ensure we deliver a world class service and that our customers get value from our solutions. Outside of work, Martin enjoys playing golf badly, travelling and walking.

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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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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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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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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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Darren Jack

Director

The man. The myth. The legend.

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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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