Meet Teem - Global Software Sales Specialists

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Connect with Jim:

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!

Call or email him to arrange an initial informal discussion on +44 (0) 113 833 0526 or

Connect with Lauren:

Lauren Elliott – Managing Consultant

Originally from near Brighton in the sunny south, Lauren has a strategic role engaging with the best talent in senior software salespre-sales, customer success, and marketing campaigns using Teem’s globally connected, proactive approach; overseeing the day to day management of the team; simultaneously running our digital strategy. Her conversational recruitment style and eye for top talent have developed and supported our partnerships with market-leading enterprise software vendors.

Outside of work, Lauren focuses her energy into creating crochet amigurumi and baking sweet treats that she occasionally shares with the team. 

To arrange an initial – no strings! – chat about how you can progress your career in software sales, get in touch with Lauren on +44 (0) 113 833 0522 or

Connect with Tom:

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).

To discuss how Tom can help you find the senior sales professional or job that will make a difference to you, get in touch via or +44 (0) 113 833 0521

Connect with Abbie:

Abbie Pomfret – Senior Consultant

Abbie joined as a graduate 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. Specialising in managing relationships with our network of startup, pre-IPO, and high-growth SaaS vendors, Abbie is dedicated to helping Sales Leaders develop and executing their growth plans.

Candidates don’t miss out either – she takes 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.

To discuss how Abbie can help you find the senior sales professional or role that will make a difference to you, get in touch via or +44 (0) 113 833 0524

Connect with Sam:

Sam Sherman – Senior 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 drive and real passion for all areas of technology, especially cyber-security, have made identifying matches between international software sales professionals and high-growth pre-IPOs almost second nature to him.

A Merseyside boy at heart, Sam is an avid supporter of Southport FC, and will never forget that time they almost made it to the third round of the FA cup…

Let Sam find you the next great role or software sales, pre-sales or channels professional. Get in touch by contacting or +44 (0) 113 833 0525

Connect with Jade:

Jade Hussain – Senior Consultant

Jade graduated from the University of Chester after studying English Literature and Creative Writing. Her approach is consultative and proactive in style, going the extra mile to ensure positive candidate experience which has been instrumental in creating long-term relationships with software sales, pre-sales and channel/alliances professionals across EMEA.

Out of the office, Jade has a real passion for reading fiction. She is particularly fond of psychological thrillers but her true bliss involves getting lost in the pages of a Stephen King novel. 

To discuss how Jade can help you find the senior sales professional or job that will make a difference to you, get in touch via +44 (0) 113 833 0519 or

Connect with Giles:

Jose Raisey-Skeats – Consultant

Our most recent graduate hire, Jose joined after completing his MA in Social & Political Thought from the University of Leeds. His calm, but determined personality combined with his strategical way of thinking compliments our consultative recruitment style.

Outside of work Jose is extremely active and when he isn’t hitting the gym at 6am, you can find him practicing Muay Thai, Boxing or Climbing in his spare time.

His desire for knowledge also makes him a vivacious reader; anything from novels to philosophy! This drive enabled him to swiftly learn the ever-changing software industry, meaning he can easily spot the best A* Sales talent.

To discuss how Jose can help you find the senior sales professional or role that will make a difference to you, get in touch via or +44 (0) 113 833 0523

Connect with Giles:

Giles Brown – Sales Trainer

When he isn’t on the piste, Giles has a dual role sourcing the best talent in senior software salespre-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.

To discuss either a career software sales, or our graduate training scheme, get in touch with Giles on +44 (0) 113 833 0519 or

Connect with Angela:

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