Kirsty Trafford-Owen - Co-founder and Director

Kirsty has over 17 years’ experience recruiting senior to board level executives across a number of different industries including technology, mobile, renewable energy, banking and FMCG.  She has 12 years’ agency experience in retained search, and 5 years’ experience in talent acquisition for businesses including Barclays and Coca Cola, so understands the challenge of being on the other side.  Like Kiri, she is passionate about diversity and inclusion and regularly hosts and attends events and training sessions across the UK and Europe.  

Kirsty loves to spend time with her husband and young sons. She likes running, music, film, yoga and travelling. She dislikes mosquitoes, wasps and anything that buzzes.

Kiri O’Brien - Co-founder and Director 

Kiri has 13  years’ experience, placing mid to senior level executives within the technology and digital sectors, both with scaling start-ups and more established businesses. She has built, grown and managed successful teams of recruiters in both of her last companies, whilst remaining a hands-on recruiter. She has also developed a workshop on Diversity & Inclusion that she has presented at numerous company off-sites and conferences across the UK and Europe, to help companies attract and retain top diverse talent.

Kiri loves travelling, yoga, food and film and dislikes early mornings and the cold. Kiri loves what she does, especially after 10am, and in the summer.


Mwansa Musonda - Senior Consultant

Mwansa has over 3 years’ experience successfully recruiting a variety of mid to executive level technical staff across SMEs and finance businesses. He has both permanent and contract experience and has helped his clients scale by populating entire teams at speed. 

He is a social butterfly and loves chatting to and learning from people in all walks of life.  He loves to play games but dislikes losing!


Haneen Shubib – Resourcer

Haneen is a wonderful Resourcer, always able to find brilliant candidates for even the most challenging of searches.  She has a strong passion for technology and business and loves working and speaking with people.  She is bilingual; fluent in English and Arabic and recently completed a degree in English Language and Literature at Leeds University. 

She is also a brilliant writer and can be seen at an array of events, taking in the atmosphere like a sponge, ready to write inspiring and thought-provoking pieces.

Dominique Goncalves – Resourcer

Dominique has just over two years’ of experience sourcing top calibre candidates across Technology. Dominique has also completed her Honours in her Bachelor of Psychology Degree.

She loves Beyoncé, nights in with friends, animals and Netflix. Dominique dislikes crowds, spiders and tardiness.