Imagine your own dedicated recruitment agency sitting inside your business. We're able to scale with you based on your hiring needs, working as your on-demand recruitment workforce. Our seasoned tech recruiters and senior executives bring a bullet-proof approach to staffing for fast-growth tech.
Amanda Padellaro joins MitchelLake with one year of agency recruitment experience. Her main focus is with tech startups local to the SF bay area, placing people in sales, marketing and other various functions. She graduated with a degree in Advertisement, Public Relations & Marketing.
Outside the office, Amanda is always on the go. If you want to bike, hike, camp, or just relax by the lake, she is your partner for spontaneous adventures!
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!
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 Palafox is a Lead Recruitment Consultant with a 10+ years of sales and recruiting experience. He has recruited for the entire job spectrum and considers himself a swiss army knife when it comes to adaptability and adjusting to new clients. He finds true genuine gratification from the simple thank you a candidate sends him after they receive their offer. Javier is a firm believer in teamwork and truly believes that cohesiveness is the only key to obtaining final results.
In his free time he is an avid reader, and after much encouragement from his brother, has taken up running, setting himself a goal to run at least one half-marathon a year (so far he has 3 under his belt)! He is a huge sports fan is always rooting for his SF Giants, SF Niners and LA Lakers (but still has love for the 'Dubs).
Kelly Jo Hay is a Recruitment Consultant for the MitchelLake Group. She has over five years' experience in change management.
For the last two years she has focused on placing top-tier candidates at various tech companies across the nation using a consultative approach.
Kelly Jo graduated from California State University Chico where she received her degree in Marketing while studying International Business abroad in Wuhan, China.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yvette Martinez graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in Molecular Biology. She was born and raised in Los Angeles but has fallen in love with the San Francisco Bay area. In her free time she enjoys playing tennis, singing her heart out at karaoke and eating amazing food!
The MitchelLake Onsite team are supported by the Group's broader
network of passionate consultants, associates and partners 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.
With over 15 years experience in recruitment and talent solutions, Andrew Blades' experience has principally been around Technology and Business Strategy and Architecture, IoT, FinTech and C-level Engagements. He also runs the Australiasian Architecture Network, the largest of its type in the southern hemisphere.
Outside of work he is a craft beer connoisseur.
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.
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.
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 Nou joins the MitchelLake Sydney team as a recent graduate of the University of Technology where he completed a double degree in Science (Information Technology) and Business in 2016. With a passion for problem solving, technical and communication skills, he will be a welcomed addition to the technology side of R&D at MitchelLake. Dan's growing interest in the world of technology stems from a passion in electronic sports.
Eileen Munroe is based out of MitchelLake Group's San Francisco office and has been helping companies hire the right talent for over 10 years working with companies from early stage start-ups to public companies. She specializes in technology leadership but has also worked on marketing, CEO and board level roles.
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.
Gareth Brannigan joined MitchelLake as a Research & Delivery consultant to focus on the Analytics space. Relatively new to the recruitment industry, Gareth made the move from a not so sunny Belfast to a slightly sunnier London to begin his recruitment career. Starting in Life Sciences Statistics recruitment, he then moved on to Big Data Analytics recruitment spanning multiple industries. He is ever astounded at what the space can achieve and what benefits it can bring to companies.
Outside of work Gareth is a keen musician, rugby fan (GO IRELAND!) as well as a passable amateur chef. So if you are ever in the neighbourhood pop by and tuck into a mean risotto and listen to some dulcet tones.
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.
James Procter is a Senior Consultant working within MLG’s Sydney office. He is Lead Consultant across MLG’s contract delivery practice and hopes to increase this capability to assist the wide variety of clients MLG engages - from enterprise to emerging tech start-ups.
He began his career in London and has gained extensive recruitment experience across European and APAC markets. After a fantastic five years in Sydney, James loves a fast-paced lifestyle and embracing everything this beautiful city has to offer. He looks forward to the next five years providing contract services to the digital community.
Jamie Finnegan is the Mitchellake Group's Marketing and Communications specialist. He plays a key role in driving the group's social media presence, as well as company events.
Previously, Jamie held a marketing and business development role for a niche advertising agency in the United Kingdom.
He is also the company's social and cultural ambassador and ensures MLG is involved with ongoing charity work.
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.
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.
As Project Coordinator, Lara Vrkic works across MitchelLake’s Executive team. Based out of our Sydney office, Lara role supports the team's executive search roles on domestic and global searches. Outside of work Lara enjoys cooking, netball, traveling and the occasional glass of red wine.
Luke Henningsen is a Partner at MitchelLake working across the executive team to focus on working with our enterprise clients.
Trained as a lawyer, Luke has been working in recruitment since 1998 and has had an immensely successful career with Morgan & Banks, Hudson and Chandler Macleod prior to setting up his own firm SHK. With extensive recruitment experience, Luke has worked with clients from early stage funded businesses through to top 10 ASX corporates and large professional services.
Madeleine Gasparinatos is the Marketing and Events Manager for the MitchelLake Group. With an extensive background in touring digital and creative thought-leaders, and an obsession with all things tech and innovation, Madeleine looks after MLG's content as well as local and international events.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Neil Smith is a Resourcing Consultant for MitchelLake Group. He has over 10 years’ experience working as a recruitment-to-recruitment specialist in the UK. and Australia.
Neil joined the team in early 2013 and has seen the business grow from 25 to almost 50 Lakers in total. Neil is proud to represent what he considers to be an innovative, entrepreneurial and forward-thinking recruitment business. His motto is " Always remain focused on what it is you're trying to achieve."
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).
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.
Prerna Agarwal worked as an in-house recruiter at SapientNitro where she helped build a strong talent pool within the Singapore team. She then joined APAC logistics business Proco Global as a researcher. With a passion for Digital and Tech Prerna has joined MitchelLake as an Associate Consultant.
Rina Lee has joined MitchelLake's Singapore office as a Partner, and will be using her extensive experience and networks to continue to build upon our work within the local digital market. Most recently Rina was at 33 Talent serving as their Practice Director, and prior to that she was at Xpand Group. In her 10 year career she has worked at Robert Walters and Eames Consulting Group.
Outside of the office Rina enjoys travel, yoga and cooking.
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.
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.
We're focused firmly on partnering with you to build world class teams - connecting brilliant people with some of the most exciting companies in the world.
Most recruitment providers tend to be very transactional, focusing only on the placement in front of them. MitchelLake Onsite's solution is transformational.
We understand that there's more to recruitment than throwing resumes at an open role. By optimizing the entire recruitment process from workforce planning to offer negotiation, from employment brand through to candidate care, we can transform the way our clients do one of the most important things any business needs to do - grow.
We work as a team - not a sole recruiter - making our expertise and networks much more diverse and comprehensive.
This is our passion. We learn, think, and evolve effective practices and behaviors in recruiting, designing a solution specifically for your company.
We create partnerships with our clients and are held to a performance standard. Our fee structure ensures that we hold ourselves accountable for real results.
Our performance centric, onsite recruiting platform reduces your average cost and time per hire while increasing the quality of hire. We manage the entire process, within a scalable, results focused environment, ensuring your success and ours are intrinsically aligned.
We create strategic plans around team development, expansion and management, timeframes to hire and budgeting. This includes market mapping, competitive analysis and workforce planning.
We are embedded in your business. We sit next to you onsite and learn your business inside and out, soak up your culture and become one of your biggest evangelists.
We'll help you become an employer of choice by working with you to create a recognizable employment brand. Targeted advertising will increase brand awareness and quality of applicants.
We use leading collaborative technology to share knowledge and experiences to build talent pool specifically designed for your business, referral and advertising network.
We'll take your unique requirements into consideration and create customized metrics and reports that tell the story you need to know.
We'll train your staff around the recruitment process and psychological interview techniques. We want to build exceptional staffing knowledge and skills into the DNA of your organization.
We make it our business to really get to know those we work with. Learning as much as we can means we can quickly design and manage a customized recruitment solution that suits you.
We believe extraordinary people with big ideas have the power to change the world. Our community includes some of the best and most inspiring talent from across the globe.
So far, our teams have managed over 1,000 recruitment projects exclusively for fast-growth, online tech companies, saving our clients an estimated $4 millon+ in contingent agency fees.
In the last decade, we've worked with some of the most inspiring tech brands on the planet. Lucky for us, they like what we do.
We share a deep interest in being part of the future of technology and digital convergence. We draw inspiration from the organizations, networks and associations within which we actively play a role.
A community of global Australians who are devoted to the exchange of knowledge and ideas.
A venture capital firm that invests in global internet businesses and startups formed by Australian entrepreneurs.
Allows recruiters to search for the best software engineers and designers across the social web.
A not-for-profit networking group bringing together extraordinary people passionate about entrepreneurship and technology.
Empowering employers to find and hire great people by making high quality, private connections.
A recruitment platform, created for companies that value socially grown employee referrals.
An accelerator for high-growth, seed-funded technology startups and corporate open innovation.
A group of startup executives offering mentorship and seed financing to technical founders creating global internet startups from Australia.