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Meet the family

Our family has over 1,000 years' experience in the industry and we're led by some of the most successful recruitment professionals in the market.

(a few of) Our family members

Born in 2001, the #InterQuestFamily is a young twentysomething but we have acquired over 1,000 years of experience since we began. We've achieved this through our diverse family members. Some of us are at the top of our game, with global reputations and a proven track record of success. Some of us are just starting our careers and being nurtured into becoming the family's future leaders or standout performers. No matter what stage you’re at in your career, below are just a few of our family members who will help you to succeed in your new role.

Julie Pratten

Director of Talent Acquisition

Julie Pratten
Julie Pratten

Julie Pratten

Director of Talent Acquisition

Location: London

Julie is passionate about finding the industry’s top talent and offering them a career opportunity that matches their ambitions, sees them continually grow, have long term success, and ultimately help them to achieve their career and personal goals.

Her role is responsible for the strategy and delivery of hiring talent across InterQuest, ECOM, RDW, evolve and Albany Beck across the UK, US and Netherlands. Roles range from Recruitment Consultants (all levels), Account Management, Client Management, Talent Acquisition, Directors, and shared services.

With over 20 years of experience within the recruitment industry, Julie is well positioned to offer career advice to experienced recruiters as well as supporting individuals looking to start a career in recruitment. Julie has a very honest and open approach, giving a clear insight into the culture of the firm and securing talent who share the groups drive for success and values.

E: julie.pratten@interquestgroup.com T: 0207 025 0108

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Hiren Vekaria

Practice Director

Hiren Vekaria
Hiren Vekaria

Hiren Vekaria

Practice Director

Location: London

As Director for the Technical Team at ECOM, Hiren manages the contract recruitment for a range of Software, E-commerce, FinTech & Digital companies and supply them with exceptional candidates as well as managing a team of consultants.

Hiren specialises in contract roles for web, software, and mobile developers as well as QA’s and senior level technology focussed candidates. Hiren's in-depth knowledge of the market gives him unparalleled access to leading organisations and sought after candidates.

E: hiren@ecomrecruitment.com T: 0207 258 2367

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Astrid Dolan

Practice Manager, Technology

Astrid Dolan
Astrid Dolan

Astrid Dolan

Practice Manager, Technology

Expertise: Change Management

Location: London

Starting #FamilyLife as a change and transformation consultant in 2012, Astrid has progressed and exceeded at every level. Her first big transition came with her promotion to Principal Consultant, before running the entire practice's change division.

As an expert in her market and with a wealth of experience operating at the highest level, Astrid has quickly become an established name across the Group and in the industry.

E: astrid.dolan@interquestgroup.com T: 0207 025 0168 T: 07818 686 328

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Joe Parker

Associate Director

Joe Parker
Joe Parker

Joe Parker

Associate Director

Location: Manchester

Joe has worked at ECOM since 2012, he’s one of the founding members of the Manchester team and has progressed all the way from Junior Consultant to Associate Director.

As an Associate Director, he’s responsible for both leading a team of recruiters and helping Manchester’s most recognisable tech brands to build their software engineering teams, with a focus on modern Microsoft, JavaScript and Cloud technologies.

E: joe.parker@ecomrecruitment.com T: 07949 226 127

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Michelle Khan

Associate Director

Michelle Khan
Michelle Khan

Michelle Khan

Associate Director

Expertise: Credit Risk and Financial Risk, Operational Risk and Enterprise Risk, Compliance and Financial Crime

Location: London, Manchester, Amsterdam

Michelle is the Associate Director of InterQuest’s Risk, Regulation and Compliance practice. Michelle has spent the last 15 years investing in her reputation within risk and compliance in financial services. In addition to leading a team of consultants, Michelle has a strong track record of partnering with many of the UK’s leading banks, challenger banks and fintech clients to deliver search mandates for senior talent. Michelle also hosts InterQuest’s C-Suite focused industry events and CRO series.

E: michelle.khan@interquestgroup.com T: 0161 237 0060

Rob Sugden

Managing Director

Rob Sugden
Rob Sugden

Rob Sugden

Managing Director

Expertise: Senior Appointments

Location: Manchester

Rob is ECOMs Managing DIrector for Manchester. He leads our teams across the North & Midlands operating in Digital Tech, UX & Design, Product & Project and Marketing & eCommerce. He’s had over 15 years of recruitment experience in Manchester, building an extensive network. Over the years Rob has created a reputation for working with the best candidates and the most interesting companies! He’s passionate about Manchester’s digital scene and has loved being part of its ever evolving journey. Outside of work when he’s not spending time with his family, he can be found Rock Climbing or enjoying Manchester’s amazing music scene.

E: rob.sugden@ecomrecruitment.com T: 0161 237 0033

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Anna Massey

Managing Consultant

Anna Massey
Anna Massey

Anna Massey

Managing Consultant

Expertise: Credit Risk and Financial Risk, Operational Risk and Enterprise Risk, Compliance and Financial Crime

Location: London, Manchester, Amsterdam

Anna is a Managing Consultant within InterQuest’s Risk, Regulation and Compliance business. Following a successful time with the business in the UK, Anna is now based in our new Amsterdam office where she is tasked with continuing to grow InterQuest’s client base. In addition to InterQuest’s larger banking clients, Anna primarily supports fast-growing fintech clients within digital assets, crypto, banking, cards and payments to scale at pace by delivering high-performing talent. Anna has successfully built senior risk leadership teams and wider risk teams for clients. Successful European mandates include; Head of Operational Risk, Head of Fraud, Head of Financial Risk (crypto exchange), Credit Risk Director (fintech bank), Head of Credit Risk (fintech lender), and Head of Regulation (fintech lender).

E: Anna.Massey@interquestgroup.com T: +31 202 170 224

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Paula Saffin

Associate Director

Paula Saffin
Paula Saffin

Paula Saffin

Associate Director

Location: London

Paula is ECOM’s longest standing consultant with 12 years’ experience with many clients and candidates coming back to her time and time again, enjoying her personable and efficient approach. She has led teams and has achieved some amazing personal and team successes over the years, mainly specialising in agency recruitment and currently across Project Management, Strategy and Resource. She loves the Digital industry and what can be achieved, but also having studied Psychology, this is another area of real interest for her and helps day to day in really getting to understand a good ‘match’. Being half Italian she loves to cook, as well as travel to Italy and explore new countries/cities and attend various music festivals. Her current new interests are photography and discovering different Gins for her new drinks trolley!

E: paula@ecomrecruitment.com T: 0207 258 2356

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Mahian Rab

Principal Consultant

Mahian Rab
Mahian Rab

Mahian Rab

Principal Consultant

Expertise: Credit Risk and Financial Risk, Operational Risk and Enterprise Risk, Compliance and Financial Crime

Location: Manchester

Mahian is a Principal Consultant within InterQuest’s Risk, Regulation and Compliance business. Since joining in 2016, Mahian has had a strong track record of supporting InterQuest’s clients with both permanent and interim requirements. Based in our London office Mahian works with an exciting list of clients including established banks, challenger banks, fast-growing fintechs, and lenders. Successful mandates have included from Chief Credit Officer (lender), Head of Data Science (fintech), Head of Risk Analytics (challenger bank), and Global Head of Fraud (fintech) amongst others.

E: mahian.rab@interquestgroup.com T: 0207 025 0105

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Jack Lockerbie

Director of Software Engineering Recruitment

Jack Lockerbie
Jack Lockerbie

Jack Lockerbie

Director of Software Engineering Recruitment

Location: New York

An experienced director with over ten years of experience in tech recruitment, Jack joined the team in 2018. An effective communicator and excellent team-player, Jack relishes the opportunity to connect with new individuals every day and helps lead one of the most innovative teams in the tech recruitment space. He brings an element of creativity into recruitment as demonstrated by his external passions, which include playing guitar and cooking; he also has a love for cocker spaniels and carrot cake!

E: jack.lockerbie@interquestgroup.com T: (646) 809-4192

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Kip Johnson

Managing Director

Kip Johnson
Kip Johnson

Kip Johnson

Managing Director

Location: New York

A highly successful recruitment professional with 10 years of experience as a managing director, Kip has overseen the U.S. InterQuest team since 2020. Kip’s passion extends into all aspects of recruiting, including the delivery of top talent to our clients, ensuring our candidates are placed at the perfect organization for their short and long-term progression, and the development of the InterQuest team. Outside of work, Kip can be found spending time with his family, coaching his kids’ sports teams, or playing a round of golf.

E: kip.johnson@interquestgroup.com T: 603-498-9121

Kam Bhangu

Director

Kam Bhangu
Kam Bhangu

Kam Bhangu

Director

Location: London

Kam has a successful track record of managing and creating highly successful sales teams within the Technology sector with an individual focus on senior appointments. As an experienced billing Director with over 18 years of Technology recruitment experience, recruiting purely technical expertise, Kam has helped shape many candidates' careers and provided clients unparalleled advice and support in many different sectors, ranging from SME to Blue-Chip. Kam understands the importance of placing the right people in the right job and prides himself on building long-term relationships.

E: kam.bhangu@interquestgroup.com T: 0207 025 3625

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Tom Leathers

Business Director

Tom Leathers
Tom Leathers

Tom Leathers

Business Director

Location: Berkhamsted

With over 11 years of experience specialising in ServiceNow and ITSM Product recruitment in the UK, US and across Europe. Tom is currently a Business Director at InterQuest’s ENE practice.

Tom covers permanent and contract placements within ITSM and the roles he recruits for include and not limited to:
Technical Consultants
Development
Project Management
Business Analysis
Process Architecture

Tom also has a strong background in finding people within BMC Remedy, CA Service Desk and ITIL Processes.

E: tom.leathers@interquestgroup.com T: 01442 509 066

Lindsey Onoufriou

Talent Acquisition Partner

Lindsey Onoufriou
Lindsey Onoufriou

Lindsey Onoufriou

Talent Acquisition Partner

Location: London

As Talent Acquisition Partner, Lindsey recruits across all practices within the InterQuest Group, and has over 20 years’ experience in recruitment and HR in a multitude of sectors including Financial Services, Technology, Management Consultancy and Public Sector, in both in-house and agency roles. When she’s not recruiting, she is kept busy running after her three children!

E: lindsey.onoufriou@interquestgroup.com T: 0207 025 0137

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Omisha Jethwu

Head of Learning & Development

Omisha Jethwu
Omisha Jethwu

Omisha Jethwu

Head of Learning & Development

Location: London

Having been a recruiter in a previous life, Mish turned her expertise and focus to training and coaching.

Mish is now Head of Learning & Development and delivers bespoke training programmes that cater to a wide range of employees from staff that are new to recruitment through to our senior leadership teams.

Mish is also a qualified coach and is the in-house coach for InterQuest Group.

E: omisha.jethwa@interquestgroup.com

Gregory Coleshill

Managing Director

Gregory Coleshill
Gregory Coleshill

Gregory Coleshill

Managing Director

Expertise: Credit Risk and Financial Risk, Operational Risk and Enterprise Risk, Compliance and Financial Crime

Location: London, Manchester, Amsterdam

Greg is the Managing Director of InterQuest’s Risk, Regulation and Compliance business. He has spent the last 15 years with InterQuest building a strong reputation with banks, financial services, and fintech clients. In addition to leading the business, Greg has partners with clients in the UK, EU, and US to deliver search mandates for senior talent and provide solutions to programmes of work. Recent successfully delivered retained mandates include; Director of Financial Crime and MLRO (fintech), Head of Operational Risk (challenger bank), and Deputy Chief Risk Officer (crypto exchange).

E: greg.coleshill@interquestgroup.com T: 0207 025 0186

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David Mackey

Managing Partner

David Mackey
David Mackey

David Mackey

Managing Partner

Location: Global

David joined RDW to build out and lead our Support Functions globally specialising in CPO’s, CIO’s CFO’s and CMO’s. With over 15 years’ experience in delivering board level and leadership search projects across a wide range of markets, he has an excellent reputation and is widely recognised as a thought leader in the development of senior-level ‘high potential’ international leaders. With many businesses struggling to effectively identify, develop and retain senior-level ‘high-potential’ leaders in their own organisations, David’s inherent ability to identify the market’s emerging stars and established leaders combined with his passionate approach to the ongoing progression of their careers allows him to build out the leadership capability at every type of organisation. David has successfully delivered hundreds of retained search and interim mandates across an incredibly diverse range of clients, including British Airways, BP, Eurostar, Financial Control Authority, Heathrow Airport Ltd, Home Retail Group, KPMG, Lloyds Banking Group, McDonald’s and Rolls Royce.

E: david@rdw.uk.com T: +44 (0) 7977 333 111

Talia Preda

Managing Partner (US)

Talia Preda
Talia Preda

Talia Preda

Managing Partner (US)

Location: Global

Talia joined the RDW US team in 2018 as an Associate Partner – she is an expert in Human Resources as well as Technology. She combines her love for people with her passion for everything tech.

Prior to joining RDW US, Talia spent six year as part of the HR department of a Big4 Management Consultancy where she worked as a Resourcing Business Partner, and Diversity and Inclusion Lead. In this role, Talia assisted the firm with workforce planning as well as talent attraction and worked directly with senior leadership to bridge the firm's diversity gap.

In early-2021, Talia was promoted to Head of the US Practice and Diversity & Inclusion Lead at RDW US where she continues to utilise her managerial expertise in motivating and inspiring a team of high performing individuals.

Talia's Story

Talia is multilingual and has lived and worked across the world – her strong understanding of culture and inclusion sets her apart as she really understands the importance of a diverse workforce and the positive impact that it can have on organisations.

Passionate about psychology, Talia understands the people aspect of a business and how to connect the right individuals to firms where they can have a strong, long-term impact.

Motivation

“People. Coaching, mentoring and advising clients, candidates and her own team. Being part of the growth journey of a firm or individual brings a sense of pride and satisfaction to her day to day job”

E: talia@rdw.us.com T: 646-899-6882

#FamilyLife

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Flexible working and support for working mothers

Our host Julie Pratten, Global Director of Talent Acquisition is joined by Lindsey Onoufriou, Talent Acquisition Partner, Jenna Dyer, Director of Group Bids and Nicola Cox, Talent Acquisition Director to discuss the growth of flexible working and their personal experiences as working mothers.

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Locations

London

27 Bush Lane, Cannon Green, London, EC4R 0AA

careers@interquestgroup.com 0207 258 2405

New York

821 Broadway, Floor 5, New York, NY 10003, USA

careers@interquestgroup.com +44 (0) 207 258 2405

Manchester

Bonded Warehouse, 18 Lower Byrom Street, Manchester M3 4AP, UK

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Harrogate

Wizu Workspace, Royal House, 110 Station Parade, Harrogate HG1 1EP, UK

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Berkhamsted

Castle Chambers, 87a High Street, Berkhamsted, HP4 2DF

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Tunbridge Wells

2nd Floor, Wellington Gate, 7-9 Church Rd, Tunbridge Wells TN1 1HT, UK

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Amsterdam

Gustav Mahlerplein 2, 1082 MA Amsterdam, Netherlands

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