Our consultants, associates and partners combine decades of experience in recruitment, senior management and human resources. Many have worked in the Emerging Technology sector, or as hiring professionals for high profile, dynamic organisations.
Annie Denton is a Principal Consultant in the MitchelLake Group's Melbourne office. She comes from a background in tech recruitment in a time when the Melbourne market began to embrace Agile/Lean methodologies to promote continuous involvement and better product development. Working in this space inspired a passion for Digital Innovation, so Annie joined MitchelLake to help organisations attract the right people to innovate. Her specialty lies in Agile Business Analysis/Project Management, Web/Mobile Development, DevOps, and Test Engineering.
While she now calls Melbourne her home, Annie spent the first half of her life in Belgium, Canada, and Brazil, before finally settling in the Northeast of the USA. She is fluent in Portuguese, and is hoping that someday this will come in handy as Brazil continues to become a major player in the digital world.
Originally from Ireland Erin McGurnaghan studied Public Relations, after graduation, she landed a role for a global software provider where she found her love of all things tech (including COBOL) after a few years working as a technical consultant, her interest in the people side of building great tech-led products brought her to the world of recruitment. Erin joined Mitchellake to help businesses scale through innovation, her specialities lie within engineering and data science.
Erin's other passion outside of tech is her mini labradoodle, Luna, Mitchellake's new found office dog. She enjoys spending time with Luna at the beach and nearby beer garden where she enjoys her favourite beer, Furphy.
Having spent two years working in recruitment across the digital space, Ethan Tattersfield has settled in Melbourne, direct from his native London. He is passionate about Digital Marketing across the e-commerce and mobile/product landscape, and is looking forward to sinking his teeth into R&D at MitchelLake. A keen foodie, Ethan is also an Apple-fanatic (yes, he even has the watch), and with the London marathon under his belt his eyes are set for Melbourne's marathon in 2016.
Originally from Scotland, Lara Morgan studied Psychology in her home town of Glasgow, before making a move to the big smoke to pursue a career in online retail for a major UK pure-play retailer.
Realising her passion for all things online, Lara decided to put her degree to good use and made the transition into digital recruitment two years ago, where she focuses on user-experience and product design.
Egyptian-Irish by decent (explains the year-round tan), Lara is a self-confessed wine-fanatic, and enjoys making use of all the restaurants and bar’s Melbourne has to offer. When she is not wining and dining, you will find her having a run around Edinburgh Gardens or attempting to brave the morning cycle commute.
Matt Smith works in Mitchellake's Melbourne office and is focused on connecting like-minded companies and people within digital disciplines across strategy, marketing, product, channel and analytics.
Originally from New Zealand, Matt spent time in marketing recruitment before spending five years in the UK working with leading organisations to build digital and marketing teams.
He enjoys the balance of working with fast growth, early stage organisations and larger scale companies going through digital transformation and the unique challenges they both bring.
Matthew Parker has recently relocated to Australia from the UK, where he started his recruitment career in London with Carmichael Fisher in 2013. He has a passion for all things FinTech and Payments, and is already an active member of the Sydney FinTech community. Outside of work, Matt is a keen Extreme Frisbee player.
Mikey DeCourtney Feeney is a recruiter first and wannabe tennis pro second. Chatterbox, social bunny and all round nice guy; satirical/dry English sense of humour.
He is of Caribbean-Irish descent, and has lived in Sydney for the last eight years.
For the past 5 years, he’s signed his life over to Digital Media recruitment, across user experience, digital / product design and digital marketing. He has recently joined MitchelLake as a Principal Consultant.
Fitness fanatic, tennis coach, obsessed with Venus and Serena Williams (Serena is his unfortunate nickname amongst so called friends), frequent racquet breaker and lover of anything deep fried.
Nick Krekis is fresh off the boat from London after working 3 years in a marketing specialist recruitment agency for the tech sector. He has a strong passion for digital marketing and a real geeky love for all things tech. With an accent and looks to that of Will from The Inbetweeners, he thought he could escape the ridicule he faced in the UK by moving to the other side of the world, sadly he was mistaken.
In his spare time you can find Nick cycling, training in Martial Arts or trying a new whiskey while convincing someone why Sony is a far more superior mobile than Apple or Samsung (HTC aren't worth mentioning).
With an MBA in hand, Rachel Chong set off with ambitious travelling plans to satiate her curiosity of the world, only to be offered a role in a startup which was too good to turn down. A wee taste of this bustling space has got her hooked and she joins MitchelLake with a zealous passion to learn all things tech and help connect great talent to some of the worlds most innovative startups.
An adventurous daredevil at heart, Rachel has stood on a suspended boulder above a 984m deep abyss and frequently scales rocks at heights that would make a grown man cry.
The MitchelLake Consulting team are supported by the Group's broader network of
passionate people across three continents.
Alexandra Sirjani is the Project Management Associate for the MitchelLake Executive Search team. With a background in product management, Alexandra aids in optimizing current processes, improving client reports, and mastering our internal systems among other things.
She is a Bay Area native who can be found hiking, attending live music shows, and planning social events in her free time. Alexandra has a product management certification from General Assembly and a BA in Organizational Communication from San Francisco State University.
Amanda Melo is MLG's Director of Finance and Operations. Before joining the MitchelLake Group, Amanda ran finance and operations for 5th Finger, where she played an instrumental role in the acquisition of the company by Merkle.
Amanda has also worked as a contract accountant for several small advertising agencies in San Francisco. She is extremely detailed oriented and loves the rhythm of working with small companies.
Brendin Lo joins MitchelLake after four years as Head of Finance with Nakama Global. Based out of the MitchelLake Sydney office, Brendin oversees finance across Australia and Singapore. With an interest in football and photography outside of work, Antarctica is on his must-see list.
With over ten years of client management and recruiting experience in the pharma/biotech and tech industries, Chi Nguyen has a passion for building strong client relationships, and working with people to find that next opportunity in their career.
A Bay Area native, she roots for all the local sports teams. If she's not cheering on her teams, or trying out a new local restaurant, she's busy playing peek-a-boo or singing lullabies to her baby girl.
Christophe Hovette is a specialist across the Digital Marketing and Sales Executive space with experience that has covered Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. We're pleased to have someone so passionate about technology, design, innovation and startups join our team and we hope he lives up to his self-professed geek description. One of his favourite books that he recommends everyone in business should read is "The Hard Thing About Hard Things" by Ben Horowitz.
Conny Lim is a Partner in the MitchelLake business based in Singapore. She has completed over 100 assignments in her 12 year career in Executive Search spanning multiple geographies including diverse markets such as China, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
Having worked in global search firms, she prides herself as someone who is able to assist clients in identifying, attracting and hiring the best talent in market. Coupled with her innate understanding of local talent, breadth of cultures across Asia and global best practices she is very well placed to partner with digital, market entry and convergent technology players across APAC.
Daniel Proia graduated from CSU Hayward with a BA in Economics. Before beginning his career in talent acquisition and human resources he worked as a medical device account manager. He worked directly alongside physicians, surgeons and clinical staff members assisting and advising the appropriate post operative care for their patients. This helped launch his career in clinical recruitment where he has found his true professional passion.
Outside of the office he enjoys spending every moment with his three year old son and beautiful wife. He enjoys watching his son experience everything the outdoors has to offer. He is a passionate recruiter who is always looking to help companies refine their recruitment and on-boarding process. However, he realizes the real enjoyment comes from coaching and advising candidates how to land the job of their dreams or one that may launch their career in the right direction.
Gemma Hughes comes to the Mitchellake Onsite team with 2 years of contingent search experience focused on placing Product Managers, Designers and Analytics professionals into Bay Area tech startups.
Gemma also has a serious case of wanderlust and is always up for swapping travel stories!
Gerry Davis is a globally experienced business leader who spent more than a decade in chief executive and executive roles across technology, digital and consulting organisations before commencing his now 20 year career in Executive Search. Gerry previously led Heidrick & Struggles as Managing Partner of Global Practices, and was most recently with CTPartners (via acquisition of Johnson Partners) based in Sydney where he focused on the establishment and leadership of their APAC technology practice.
Greg Russell is co-founder of the MitchelLake Group in the U.S and runs our MitchelLake Onsite brand. For the best part of two decades, he's been building world class teams and recruitment processes for high-growth technology companies.
Greg is extremely passionate about MitchelLake's effort to change the face of recruitment through our embedded model - just ask him.
Javier Gonzalez, a Bay Area native started his career in the finance industry which then lead him to finance agency recruiting to now technical recruiting. When Javier isn't working or in school he enjoys Crossfit, finding new vegetarian restaurants and singing/dancing to every song on the radio.
Jessica Baker provides remote organisational support from her home office in Las Vegas, NV. She has worked closely with MitchelLake Executive as an Administrative Consultant since April 2015, and has since come on as a full-time Executive Assistant, working in close collaboration with MitchelLake's Global Executive Team.
Jon Tanner is co-founder of the MitchelLake Group and has been advising startup, growth and enterprise clients on talent acquisition for the best part of two decades.
Specialising in market entry, scale up and digital transformation, Jon has overseen executive search and growth strategy for hundreds of ventures in banking, travel, retail, gaming, communications, media and entertainment. Jon works and travels extensively across all major hubs and is based in our Singapore office.
Jordan Lee has worked extensively with multiple clients in the Silicon Valley in his career of recruiting, starting out at Randstad Technologies. He has gained experience working with candidates, client side as well as internal recruiting. He is a graduate of Menlo College in Silicon Valley where he studied Business Management.
Jordan grew up southern California so becoming a Laker has always been a dream, and now it’s true even if the colors aren’t purple and gold!
Kat Mead joins Mitchellake as a Recruitment Consultant from Sydney, Australia. Working in recruitment for the past seven years she has focused on various roles within the Tech and Digital space for a wide range of clients.
Outside the office you will find Kat enjoying time with friends, buying shoes or boarding a plane to somewhere new!
Kenny Acosta is a Recruiting Consultant with 3+ years' experience. He earned his stripes in the Enterprise Business Intelligence space supporting clients such as Sony Pictures, Levi Strauss, and Toms Shoes. In his time he has explored many roles as technical recruiter, account manager, head of inside sales and enterprise business development - though his passion has always been in recruiting.
Kenny is a California State University Chico Alumni with a love for fishing and good food.
Kevin Griffiths is part of MitchelLake Executive search. He is focused on supporting the success of start-ups, scale up and market entry for ventures in Fintech, IoT, cloud computing, big data and digital transformation. Kevin has successfully completed executive projects with News Corp, SurveyMonkey, Signal (formally BrightTag), BrightEdge, Criteo, Facebook, Guardian, Zeebox, Hybris, Yammer, Westfield Labs and Woolworths to name a few.
Kyle McGinty is our Head of Talent, APAC. He has over twenty years experience in human resources and recruitment and is highly passionate about evolving the technology startup community in Queensland.
Kyle has also been instrumental in establishing and developing the Silicon Beach Brisbane and the Silicon Beach Gold Coast networking communities.
Margaux Bratina is the Recruitment Operations Manager for MitchelLake Onsite, where she’s focused on streamlining each and every one of our processes to match our evolving demands as a business.
She enjoys starting each day with new challenges to solve, and after hours you're likely to find her at yoga or exploring the city.
Margaux holds a BS in Biology and a BA in Spanish from Emory University in Atlanta.
With over 20 years of combined technology practitioner and talent management experience, Michael Piacente is responsible for leading, growing, and expanding MLG's US operation. Michael has been responsible for building and driving growth for executive search practices and managed services organizations. Michael's specific focus is in the area of Technical Operations, Engineering, and Security.
Mike Fossi is the Sales Director for MitchelLake Onsite, where he’s focused on developing new partnerships. Mike has over 9 years of sales experience, with 5 years in the recruitment technology space. Mike has driven sales for LinkedIn, Hired, and Vettery before joining MitchelLake Onsite. He has a deep understanding of the recruitment process and is excited to help solve some of its challenges.
In his free time, you can find Mike inside a boxing ring, running along the Embarcadero, backpacking in Yosemite, or downtown San Francisco searching for the perfect Old Fashioned.
He is a huge sports fan is always rooting for his SF Giants, SF Niners and Warriors.
Mike holds a BA in Law and Society from University of California, Santa Barbara.
Natalie Windle joins MitchelLake after 5 years overseas, working across public affairs, communications and executive search and consulting. Natalie’s experience extends from Dods Group in Brussels, Execuzen in London and prior to that Heidrick & Struggles in Sydney. Joining our Sydney team, Natalie will be providing research and delivery support for executive search assignments across the technology space.
Olivia Burr is a born and raised SF resident. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a BA in Ceramics & Minor in Art History. Her background has been involved in coaching volleyball, teaching art classes and working with interior designers. Her involvement in the recruiting world has been inspired through her work with people of different ages and backgrounds. Olivia is the office manager in MitchelLake’s San Francisco location while she continues to enjoy art and design on her free time and exploring the west coast.
PJ Cress has worked extensively with multiple clients in the Bay Area in his short time in recruiting, starting out at Randstad Technologies. He has gained experience on both the candidate and client side. He is a recent graduate of Menlo College in Silicon Valley where he studied Marketing. PJ is a huge fan of competitive sport (both playing and supporting) and this also drives his motivation and experience in the work environment.
Phaedon Stough is the Co-Founder and Group CEO of MLG. He has over 15 years of tech-centric international executive search experience across a range of clients from global enterprise to seed funded startups.
Phaedon works across all offices and is focused on the group driving strategy, business development and product development.
Robin Block is driven to help businesses thrive during a time of significant transformation. Before joining Mitchellake in Sydney he was responsible for creating Europe's largest video network for Enterprise Technology vendors, cloud-channel.tv. As well as that, Robin started insightive.tv, a platform that explores and empowers perspectives from the world's leading CxO's and Business Transformation leaders.
Dialogue and insight are at the heart of everything Robin does.
Simon Robinson leads the research and talent-mapping function for the MitchelLake Group and works with businesses of various sizes, from startups to international organisations, within the digital and emerging technologies space. Simon's specialties include executive search around disruption, transformation and innovation.
Sophie Cohen is Head of Research and Delivery for the MitchelLake Group. She has over 15 years experience in executive search across various industries including industrial, pharmaceutical, finance and digital.
Sophie is a trained Psychologist and has lived and worked in France, the UK, the US and Australia. She speaks French and English fluently.
Suba Sriram is a Recruitment Consultant for the Mitchellake Group. She comes with a wealth of International Talent Acquisition experience across a variety of startups and has spent the last three years in an agency environment recruiting for tech companies.
During her spare time, she tries to see as much of the world as she can. She can also be seen walking around the Bay Area trails with her dog.
Tej Yenamandra is an Associate Recruitment Consultant with the Mitchellake Group. She graduated from Rutgers University- New Brunswick with a BA in Psychology. She was raised in New Jersey and has taken a strong liking for San Francisco. In her spare time you can catch her discovering new places in and around the city.
Thalia Thomas works within MitchelLake's Executive practice and has over 8 years' experience in executive search, working end-to-end on executive level appointments from proposal stage through to candidate appointment.
She has played a key role in a diverse range of searches including the appointment of senior government officials, chief and other c-suite executives, and independent directors for a wide range of organisations in IT as well as in the public sector, utilities, health and property.
Thalia is excited by technology and innovation, and feels privileged to work with the world's most interesting brands, leaders and entrepreneurs.
Veenu Anand has ten years of research experience in executive search industry. She has worked in India and Singapore.
Prior to joining MitchelLake, she worked for Egon Zehnder and Spencer Stuart in Singapore. In her previous roles, she was member of the CFO core team which was instrumental in developing CFO practice for SEA. She has also worked on various research projects across verticals and sectors ranging from telecom, industrial, financial services and life science across APAC.
At MitchelLake Consulting, we think everyone should do what they love and love what they do. The ultimate reward for us is to see our clients and candidates succeed. That's why we're passionate about recruiting the best digital teams and inspired talent from across the globe.
Our people understand the magic of current and emerging platforms and how to create value through higher levels of innovation. They enjoy working with clients who care about what they do and take great pride in being able to attract outstanding candidates. Sound like you? Join our team.
We know our clients need people that thrive on steep learning curves and embrace new challenges. So we seek out brave talent.
To work on the leading edge takes courage; in high tech and digital media markets the landscape can move and change quickly. MitchelLake Consulting has deep expertise in recruiting specialist permanent and full-time talent for convergent media and digital services.
Whether you need an interim Product Manager or UX Consultant, MitchelLake Consulting has an extensive, well-qualified network of freelance and contractor talent with proven experience that can assist your business on short or long term engagements
We believe passionately that extraordinary people with big ideas have the power to change the world. Our network of over 70,000 specialists includes some of the best and most inspiring talent from across the globe.
We make it our business to really get to know those we work with. Learning as much as we can means we'll design, tailor and implement a customised recruitment solution that best suits you.
For over two decades, we've connected brilliant people with some of the most exciting companies in the world. Read our success stories here.
We're proud to be recognised as one of Australia's fastest-growing companies, making the BRW Fast 100 list for the past two years. We've also been awarded Best Boutique Agency in the 2013 Annual Recruitment Excellence Awards.
We share a deep interest in being part of the future of technology and digital convergence. We draw inspiration from the organisations, networks and associations within which we actively play a role.
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