The Tech & Software Development Team

Jacob Ovendale

Jacob Ovendale

Consultant

​Specialist Area :I specifically specialise in JavaScript but can-do anything tech and software development related. From self-taught or junior developers right through to Engineering Manager. (and everything in-between!)​Why I joined Better Placed:I wanted to join a business that would allow me to express myself and my expertise in tech and software development and I am very excited to be apart of the team and company that I’ve heard so much about! Why send us/me your CV:I have always seen myself as someone with a keen eye for detail and when it comes to your CV, I can guarantee I will treat your application with the respect it deserves and can consult you on bringing the best version of you on paper if you need support with your CV 😊​One interesting fact about me:I can solve a Rubik’s cube in under 45 seconds.  

Tom Griffin

Tom Griffin

Consultant

​Specialist area:  I specialise in recruiting tech & software development roles across the North of England. Why I joined: I joined Better Placed as I wanted to join one of the best-known agencies in tech, digital and marketing recruitment. To be allowed to express myself and my expertise in tech and software development with a respected brand. Better Placed was recommended to me as a great company to work at so I was very excited to join the team! Why send CV: I take great care in reading and analysing any CV I am sent in detail and will give you the respect and time you deserve. One interesting fact about me: I did an economics degree at university but the best grade I ever got was in ancient Chinese Philosophy (I only picked it to avoid an economics exam).

Rachel O'Sullivan

Rachel O'Sullivan

Board Director

I have built an exceptional reputation internally and externally since joining the Group in 2010. Now a Board Director, my expertise spans retail, e-com, hospitality and leisure sectors and I have a first class network throughout marketing and digital functions in particular. My clients range from major high street retailers to emerging scale-ups and disruptors and I've helped many individuals transition between the twoI'm not afraid to challenge traditional thinking and try to bring a fresh perspective to my client’s search criteria and I have a strong track record in helping women to secure leadership positions. I would like to think I have an incredible work ethic and a honest approach and this has proved a very successful combination throughout my career, and for that reason, I'm often the chosen recruitment partner for many businesses and candidates alike.

Ben Greensmith

Ben Greensmith

Senior Consultant - Tech

​Specialist Area :All roles within the software space but with a particular love for open source software development. ​Why I joined Better Placed:Better Placed has a fantastic reputation as an agency and I wanted to join a business where I would have the opportunity, responsibility and freedom to help develop their Tech offering. ​Why send us/me your CV:I have a genuine interest in helping you find a role that fits what you are looking for. I get to know each individual candidate and offer honest advice based on market knowledge and experience. ​One interesting fact about me:I speak Greek (badly!)

Jonathan Moran

Jonathan Moran

Board Director - Tech

​Specialist Area :Anything tech and software development related. From self-taught or junior developers right through to CTO level. (and everything in-between!)​Why I joined Better Placed: Better Placed are one of the best-known agencies in Digital and Marketing. I wanted to join a business that would allow me to marry my expertise in tech and software development with an established brand that complimented what I do, Better Placed ticked every box!​Why send us/me your CV: I have a genuine network that goes beyond “LinkedIn Connections” and will treat your application with respect it deserves. ​One interesting fact about me: I’ve dislocated my knee 8 times!

Beth Thompson

Beth Thompson

Consultant - Tech

​What’s your specialist area?All roles within IT and tech! Why did I join Better Placed?Having worked within recruitment before, I already knew that Better Placed had an amazing reputation as an agency, so I was excited to find out that they had expanded into IT and tech recruitment. I wanted to join a business that would allow me to learn and grow with plenty of opportunities!  Why send me your CV?I have a genuine interest in finding the perfect role for each individual candidate. In the past, I have recruited for a variety of roles within IT, including Software Developers, Business Analysts, Project Managers, Heads of IT and more! This allowed me to expand my knowledge on these roles to help me build strong relationships with my candidates.  Something you may not know about me is…I have a pet tortoise named Winnie who freely roams around my living room and garden. 

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Darius Duta - DevOps Engineer

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George Craggs - Front End Developer

Singleview

Esly Lescano - Javascript Engineer

Beauty Bay

Sebastian Green - Head of Technology

Fox Group International

Ian Austin - Solutions Director

Ascend

Nothing was too much
Joshua Hornby - Head of Software Engineering

Housemates

Holly Fanthorpe - Software Developer

Iceland

Katarzyna Zur - Software Developer

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Kris Oliver - Head of Design & Development

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Zayed Ismail - Front End Developer

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Tim Langley - CEO

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John Broderick - Managing Director

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"One of the few recruiters who understands the tech world"

I had the pleasure of working with Jonathan as part of my latest quest for a great new opportunity. Jonathan understands that everyone has their own needs and works with every person to find a suitable position. Had Jonathan not been so attentive to my needs, I probably would have settled for another development role instead of progressing onward into the Cloud and Ops world. For me, he is way more than just a recruiter since his career guidance helped me immensely.

Jonathan's biggest strength is that he is one of the few recruiters who understand the tech world. Following our first discussion, he knew precisely the most suitable team and the role I would fit in. It took us just three days from our first interaction to the moment I signed the contract, which is a statement of his quality in the recruitment industry.

If you are passionate about what you are doing and seeking new opportunities, I wholeheartedly recommend having at least a discussion with Jonathan and his colleagues at BetterPlaced.

"The communication in particular was standout!"

Big thanks to Jonathan for helping me find my new role, and supporting me through the application process. An overall excellent service, but the communication in particular was standout!

"A very smooth transition, thanks a lot for your hard work!"

​I had the pleasure of having Jonathan as recruiter for Beauty Bay, he helped a lot for sorting out my cv and answering any questions regarding with the new role, it was very smooth transition, thanks a lot for the hard work!

"My Go-to Recruiter!"

I've worked with Jonathan on multiple roles over the past few years. He has always found great candidates quickly when others have struggled. He's my go-to recruiter!

"Finding us the right people at the right time"

Jonathan has been a fixture on my limited, trusted list of recruiters since 2018. He’s someone who understands the cultural fit of an employee and employer as much as the business one. He’s done an amazing job of finding us the right people at the right time. Always available, nothing’s ever too much trouble and has been able to produce results against the odds or with limited information to go off.

Nothing was too much

Jonathan recently helped me land a new role. From my initial message Jonathan was super responsive & helpful, nothing was too much and he was a joy to work with. I look forward working together in the future to help me fill positions in my team.

"He was there every step of the way"

Ben was a great recruitment consultant to work with. He was there every step of the way through my interview process and always available to answer any questions I had. He even called me on his day off to tell me I had received a job offer!

"The best recruiting process I have ever participated in"

I'm so grateful that I can barely put it into words. Jonathan helped me get my first job as a software developer. It was the best recruiting process I have ever participated in. He was very professional, he knew what he was talking about. I got tremendous support during recruitment. You're great at what you do. Thank you Jonathan!

"Professional, friendly and extremely communicative"

Jonathan took the time to see and understand the potential in my skillset and advise me on my approach to applying for positions. He successfully secured me in an exciting new role that I may have overlooked without his support and confidence. He has been professional, friendly and extremely communicative throughout the whole process. I would highly recommend and work with with him again.

"​Extremely professional and helpful"

Extremely professional and helpful, Jonathan has been amazing to work with. I have worked with a broad spectrum of recruitment and placement specialists, it is rare to find someone who is interested only in your best interests and takes such a composed and professional approach to helping you find your next role. Nothing but positive experience with Jonathan, cannot recommend enough.

"He has an excellent network"

​I’ve worked exclusively with Jonathan for four years now. During this time he has sourced the majority of our software development team. He has an excellent network and has unearthed some great developers from a diverse range of backgrounds. Always willing to go the extra mile and provide detailed market knowledge I’d have no hesitation in recommending Jonathan to any tech business looking to scale up.

"The did an excellent job"

Having had bad experiences with a recruitment company I was reluctant to engage again, however Jonathan and his team visited our business twice pre engagement and I felt they understood our wishes, we explained what we thought we wanted. After careful consideration they asked us to reconsider the candidate's entry level . We interviewed several good candidates, then they turned up trumps. Whilst we broke the bank to fill the role what they predicted is happening the more senior role has added value immediately and we are delighted with the result. I’d have no hesitation to recommend Jonathan and his team. They did an excellent job!

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