Our people make us great

We have an expert team that inspire confidence in candidates as they seek out the latest Saas/tech career opportunities. 

 

Elaine Tyler

CEO & Founder

Elaine Tyler

CEO & Founder

As CEO and Founder of Venatrix, I’m proud we have become London’s No 1 SDR recruitment supporting sales leaders of the fastest growing companies in the world; helping them to build out their sales teams quickly and effectively.

In 2015 I received investment from James Caan, former Dragons Den Investor and his recruitment venture firm, Recruitment Entrepreneur. We have consistently been one of the top-performing businesses in the portfolio and expect to double headcount and turnover in the next 18 months.

We are passionate about investing in the future of the sales profession in the UK and as such became an exclusive partner to Sales Confidence – the UK’s largest network of SaaS Sales Leaders to launch the UK’s first SDR community.

An interesting facts about me; I have a custom converted Mercedes Sprinter campervan which I love to take around the UK & beyond & I love a roast dinner. Don’t put it past me to be serving gravy in the summer!

Sophie Allen

Business Development Director

Sophie Allen

Business Development Director

Hi my name is Sophie and I have worked at Venatrix for 7 years. I am the Business Development Director and I do the majority of the Business Development for Venatrix. My role is to win new clients, host the virtual assessment centres and take candidate feedback.

My favourite thing about my job is speaking to exciting SaaS businesses and helping them achieve their goals by hiring top talent.

I am originally from Liverpool but grew up in Papua New Guinea and West Africa. I went to Manchester University and studied Drama and once I realised I wasn’t going to make it in Hollywood or the West End, I chose a career in recruitment for the fast-paced nature and earning potential. Fast forward 10-years and I am still in tech sales recruitment and absolutely loving it. My hobbies include running, exercise and looking after my baby Maltese Dog, Winter!

Natasha McLellan

Senior Consultant

Natasha McLellan

Senior Consultant

Hi I’m Natasha and I’ve worked at Venatrix since April 2019!

I graduated from University College Cork in 2017 with a First Class degree in English & Sociology, and then went on to study a Masters in Criminology. After graduating I jetted off to Vietnam to work as an English teacher before deciding what I wanted to do with my career.

Having grown up for most of my life in Ireland, I made the decision to move to London to pursue an exciting career in recruitment. My background was in cosmetic sales, and having loved the target driven element of the role a transition into recruitment felt like the natural next step!

Since joining Venatrix I have achieved 4 promotions and love that I get to help change people’s lives for the better!

Interesting fact about me: I once placed 5th in the Irish Dancing World Championships!

Saskia Williams

Team Lead & Senior Consultant

Saskia Williams

Team Lead & Senior Consultant

I’m Saskia and I joined Venatrix in February 2021 after being referred to Venatrix by a friend from uni for an SDR role!

I graduated from Newcastle Uni in 2019 after completing my undergraduate in Marketing and Management, then jetted off to India and Bali for a few months to travel, after that I worked in the fashion industry before completely switching things up and pursuing a career in recruitment.

At Venatrix, I am responsible for hiring and leading new members of the Venatrix resourcing team and also helping graduates and entry level individuals find and pursue careers within the SaaS industry. My favourite part of my job is the genuine impact I am able to make on peoples lives, both internally and externally, through coaching and inspiring!

Fun fact about me: I am a certified Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga teacher. Namaste :)

Bella Nabers

Executive Coordinator

Bella Nabers

Executive Coordinator

I’m Bella and I joined Venatrix a year ago in September of 2021!

I am originally from the USA and decided to make the move across the pond in early 2020. Moving to London has easily been one of the best decisions I have made. I graduated from the University of Tampa in 2019 with a degree in International Business & Marketing and I also studied Exercise Science. I then moved to London a few months later to complete a Master’s Degree in International Business. I was lucky enough to come across Venatrix in my job search & the rest is history!
At Venatrix I oversee our operational activities, and play a key role in onboarding new members of the team. I work closely with the team to create new resources that ultimately support our consultants in their search for superstar SDRs. I have a passion for organisational admin and enjoy implementing new & improved processes into the business. I am really excited to see the dream team grow!

Fun fact about me: I played tennis for nearly 15 years!

Liv Adams

Consultant

Liv Adams

Consultant

I am Liv and I joined Venatrix in January 2022!

I was born in Manchester but spent most my childhood in Buckinghamshire. I have been lucky enough to also live in both the USA and Australia.

I studied Business Management at The University of Leeds and graduated in 2018. Since then I backpacked around the world for 8 months before settling in Australia for another 12 months! I returned home to embark on a real estate graduate scheme but realised it just wasn’t for me.

Taking the leap of faith into the start up world and recruitment has been the best decision! I have the ability to make a direct impact on a business day to day and have been given incredible progression and earning opportunities!

Interesting fact about me: I am an adrenaline junky having jumped out of a plane twice in Australia and completed the worlds biggest swing in New Zealand. On a side note - I think peas are the best vegetable in the world and pretty much eat them every day.

Rachel Kaye

Senior Talent Manager

Rachel Kaye

Senior Talent Manager

Emily Hamblyn

Talent Executive

Emily Hamblyn

Talent Executive

Hi All, I'm Emily!

Before coming to Venatrix I studied Fashion Communication and Promotion at University then went on to spend nearly four years working my way up as a Fashion Buyer. Wanting a change of industry but still hungry for a fast-paced environment, I made the switch to the exciting world of recruitment. After years of studying consumer habits, I’m passionate about understanding what candidates and clients' needs are. I love being part of a team that is helping to place long term successful sales members into exciting Saas tech companies.

Interesting fact about me: During the summers I love to help out at music festivals, you can find me backstage as an Artist Liaison ensuring DJ sets run on time!

Felix Harper

Talent Executive

Felix Harper

Talent Executive

Hi! I'm Felix

I joined the Venatrix team in September 2022.

I studied Politics and International relations at Southampton University, graduating in 2020. Since then, I have worked in insurance, sales and even lived over in Spain for a year! I decided to move over to recruitment as I could really see myself relishing helping candidates land a role in an exciting SaaS company at such an important stage in their careers.

I really love the fast paced yet caring and team orientated culture we have here at Venatrix.

Interesting fact about me: During Lockdown I developed a passion for running and completed the London Marathon in 2021. I am now training for the Paris marathon in 2023!

Helen Brett

Sales Trainer

Helen Brett

Sales Trainer

I'm Helen. I'm a trainer and consultant with a highly successful track record in selling, as well as teaching! After years of front line sales experience making hundreds of cold calls a day and managing large teams of sales professionals, I thought it was the right time to share my skills and insights to help others become sales savvy. My style is innovative, inspiring, and I aim to always ignite change.

Daisy Betteridge

Operations Director

Daisy Betteridge

Operations Director

Daisy manages all operational activities within Venatrix and plays a key part in onboarding new members of the team. She implements best-practice business strategies and works closely with the team to ensure everything runs efficiently.

Abid Hamid

Executive Chairman

Abid Hamid

Executive Chairman

Abid is Venatrix's Executive Chairman. He trained as a lawyer working in corporate finance before entering recruitment 25 years ago. With experience in various CEO roles in over 35 countries, Abid has a wealth of experience in building and managing teams and oversees and advises on Venatrix's strategy. His industry expertise includes oil & gas, technology, security, and professional services.

Greg Hollis

COO

Greg Hollis

COO

With over 22 years of business development and management experience, Greg supports Venatrix advising and overseeing growth strategy and operations.

Angus McDowell

Chief Financial Officer

Angus McDowell

Chief Financial Officer

Angus is responsible for the investment and finance activity of Venatrix. He has 15 years of managerial and board-level experience in businesses across a wide variety of sectors. He is a qualified accountant and holds a degree from Newcastle University and an MBA from Cass Business School.

Tom Burkinshaw

Group Marketing Director

Tom Burkinshaw

Group Marketing Director

Tom leads the Marketing Team and has over 15 years in senior management and marketing roles. He has vast experience in managing marketing strategy, integration and brand development of multiple business and acquisitions in fast paced, high growth businesses. Tom and his team oversee the marketing operations, strategy, brand and communications to help achieve maximum awareness for scalable growth and ROI.

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