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Jim Kinread – Managing Director
With a network built through 15+ years in software sales recruitment, Jim specialises in partnering with market leading enterprise software vendors (global corporations and pre-IPOs), proactively and consistently sourcing the best talent to help them achieve their growth strategies.
He is passionate about providing his clients with:
– Specialist Market Knowledge
– Return on Investment
– A targeted and proactive approach to ensure quality
– Brand integrity through a positive candidate experience
Jim feels his #1 achievement has been the building of a world class team of recruitment consultants who share the same values of teamwork, integrity, and competition with the mission of being ‘the recruitment partner that adds the most value to IT industry’.
His passions outside of work include Rugby (having played at county level), Triathlons and any travel itinerary including a wine tour!
Lauren Elliott – Senior Consultant
Originally from near Brighton in the sunny south, Lauren has a dual role engaging with the best talent in senior software sales, pre-sales, and marketing using Teem’s globally connected, proactive approach, simultaneously running our digital strategy. Her consultative, conversational recruitment style and eye for top talent have developed and supported our partnerships with market-leading enterprise software vendors.
Outside of work, Lauren can be found practicing yoga on her balcony or baking delicious cakes for the whole office to enjoy.
Tom Frater – Senior Consultant
Tom joined Teem following several successful years in a business to business role. He now enjoys working globally with some of the top organisations and executives in the IT industry, where he has built a network of talented software sales professionals who recognise him for representing value, integrity, and discretion.
Outside of work Tom is most likely to be found racing cyclo-cross or mountain bikes and is keen to beat his personal best of 2nd place on the Wiggle Mountain Mayhem podium (it’s kind of a big deal if you know about bikes).
Abbie Pomfret – Consultant
Abbie is one of our most recent graduate hires after completing her degree in psychology from the University of Sheffield. Combined with her background in retail and hospitality, Abbie has a truly consultative sales style which is perfect for our long-term approach. She will take the time to understand not just your experience but also your goals and aspirations to make sure that we will always introduce you to the right organisation – be it a market leader who constantly look for the best talent, or a pre-IPO that is developing and executing their growth plan.
Sam Sherman – Consultant
Our third University of Sheffield graduate, and second law grad, Sam has a love of culture derived from living in San Francisco, Sydney, and Vietnam (before we could convince him to join us in 2017). His endless enthusiasm and real passion for all areas of technology, specifically cyber-security and robotics, have made identifying matches between international software sales professionals and high-growth pre-IPOs almost second nature to him.
Giles Brown – Sales Manager
When he isn’t on the piste, Giles has a dual role sourcing the best talent in senior software sales, pre-sales, and marketing, and coaching and developing our graduate scheme. With 10+ years expertise as a sales trainer under his belt, including such organisations as Pareto, Sales Labs, and Enabling Change, Giles’s knowledge of international software sales markets and selling techniques make him a vital member of the team.
Angela Briggs – Business Administrator
As the longest serving member of the team, Ange has the pivotal role of being responsible for supporting the business growth across all areas, whilst still ensuring that our software clients and senior sales candidates receive an efficient, friendly and professional experience throughout the recruitment lifecycle.
Having lived in the Peak District all her life, Ange can regularly be found roaming the hills on two legs or on her preferred method of horseback. As a lover of the great outdoors and wildlife, Ange’s favourite destination is Iceland in search of Orcas and the Northern Lights.
For general enquiries, or to be directed to the most relevant member of the team, Ange can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org