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!

Megan Burtenshaw

Head of Delivery

Megan Burtenshaw

Head of Delivery

Hi I'm Megan!

I joined Venatrix in 2023 with 8 years recruitment experience in the graduate sales space. I am from Surrey originally before moving to London for University and have not left since!

My role at Venatrix is heading up our delivery function which includes everything from candidate attraction to recruitment, and through to placement. My passion is developing and coaching junior people to become future sales super stars which i am lucky enough to do on a daily basis at Venatrix.

My interests include going to the theatre, my peloton bike, discovering new brunches (especially with bottomless prosecco!) and hanging out with my sausage dog - Chipolata!

Bella Nabers

Operations Manager

Bella Nabers

Operations Manager

I’m Bella and I joined Venatrix 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!

Interesting about me: I played tennis for nearly 15 years!

Liv Adams

Team Lead & Senior Consultant

Liv Adams

Team Lead & Senior 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

Hi! I am Rachel and I’ve worked at Venatrix since February 2022!

I was born in London but spent 5 years of my primary school living in Athens before returning back to the UK. Before University I travelled South America and then went on to study Sociology and Social Policy at The University of Leeds, graduating in 2019 with a 2.1. During my time at University I did Camp America for 3 months and backpacked around South East Asia, Mexico and Cuba. After uni I knew I wanted to work in a fast-paced environment that offered lots of earning potential. I came through the Venatrix process myself and I landed an SDR role in a fast growth SaaS company.

I spent 15 months as an SDR and loved it, I was lucky enough to travel to Barcelona and New York for sales kickoffs whilst working in the role. I then coached my boyfriend to help him secure himself an SDR role and that was when I decided that that is what I wanted to do full time! I got back in touch with Venatrix, and interviewed for the Talent Executive role and the rest is now history!

Interesting fact about me: I own a small business called ‘Giggling Willow’ where I sell hand painted gin glasses at local fairs with 10% if the profits going to ‘Student Minds’, a student mental health charity in the UK.

Tara Jackson

Account Executive

Tara Jackson

Account Executive

Hey there, I'm Tara & I've worked at Venatrix since June 2018.

I'm 27, live in Battersea & I am dog mom to the world's cutest French Bulldog named Thumper. I'm an avid runner having completed 2 marathons & have my third one booked for 2024.

I joined Venatrix immediately after graduating from Oxford Brookes University with a degree in Business & Marketing Management. I spent 4 years on the delivery team and worked my way up to becoming a Divisional Team Lead. I then left Venatrix for a year and spent the year working in the SaaS industry but I couldn't stay away for long and have now re-joined on the client facing side of the business, as an Account Executive, where I am responsible for finding new logos.

Fun fact about me is that when I was at University, I won a boxing competition called King of the Ring, where I did 3 rounds of boxing and won!

Laura Wallis

Account Executive

Laura Wallis

Account Executive

Hi, I’m Laura!

I joined Venatrix in 2023 with 3 years sales experience as an SDR and AE in the SaaS industry. I am working in the Business Development side of the business, responsible for sourcing new clients looking to hire superstar SDR’s! I am really excited to expand our customer base and develop my sales skills further working directly with Elaine!

Interesting fact about me: I went travelling by myself for 6 months on a gap year, and I used to want to be a Radio DJ and presented a radio show at Uni!

Tristan Allery

Consultant

Tristan Allery

Consultant

Helen Brett

Head of Training

Helen Brett

Head of Training

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.

Greg Hollis

Executive Director

Greg Hollis

Executive Director

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

Daisy Betteridge

Operations Director

Daisy Betteridge

Operations Director

Daisy manages all operational activities across the portfolio at Recruitment Entrepreneur and plays a key part in offering operational support to our team. She implements best-practice business strategies and works closely with us to ensure everything runs efficiently.

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.

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