Our team

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 and Sales Talent partner supporting sales leaders of the fastest growing companies in the world; helping them build out their sales teams quickly and effectively.

In 2015 I received investment from James Caan, formers Dragons Den Investor and his recruitment venture firm, Recruitment Entrepreneur. We have consistently been one of the top-performing businesses in his 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 fact about me: I’ve been known to drive through snow to win clients! Feel free to ask me about it.

Sophie Allen

Business Development Director

Sophie Allen

Business Development Director

Hi my name is Sophie and I have worked at Venatrix for 3.5 years.

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 6-years and I am still in tech sales recruitment and absolutely loving it. I work in the Business Development Team at Venatrix and feel super passionate about winning relationships with exciting companies.

An interesting fact about me: During my University summers I worked in a villa in the South of France that was used as Cheryl Cole’s ‘Judge’s Houses’ House on The X-Factor.

Tara Jackson

Talent Manager

Tara Jackson

Talent Manager

I’m Tara! I have been part of Team V since June 2018!

After my placement year in Marketing I realised I wanted to work in a fast-paced environment with huge earning potential when I graduated from Oxford Brookes University. I specialise in mentoring candidates through their interview process until they find an opportunity in one of the coolest SAAS companies around. When I’m not doing that, I am often found in the gym or in a rooftop bar!

An interesting fact about me: I won a boxing competition at university in front of 2000 people #QueenOfTheRing

George Bryant

Talent Manager

George Bryant

Talent Manager

I’m George and I’ve been a member of Team V since March ‘19

I am a London born Rugby player with a passion for Guinness, Tech & any audiobook recorded by Stephen Fry.

I studied Sports Rehabilitation & Exercise Science at The University of Nottingham and upon leaving set up my own Mental Health start-up called POM Welfare (@POMwelfare) that creates custom care packages to help combat mental illness in University students. I have always had a passion for technology as well as natural born talent for relationship building (and modesty) so naturally a career within Tech recruitment is an environment I find myself loving.

Interesting fact about me: I came 2nd in a competition for Ed Sheeran to play a gig in my living room after spending all day filming myself busking his songs in Central London with a guitar. (Even more impressive considering I cannot play the guitar)

Natasha McLellan

Talent Manager

Natasha McLellan

Talent Manager

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

I’m London born, Irish raised and have recently returned to the big city to pursue a fast-paced, exciting career in recruitment! Having studied a BA in English and Sociology, and an MA in Criminology at University College Cork, I quickly realised that I wanted something with better earning and progression potential, as well as the opportunity to work with people. After spending 4 years working in cosmetic sales, I understand how sales work and this coupled with my passion for tech naturally led me to Venatrix!

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

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.

Simon Waller

Senior Talent Manager

Simon Waller

Senior Talent Manager

Hey, I'm Simon and I work with entrepreneurial graduates who want to learn from industry experts. I joined the Venatrix team in September 2019 after working for an international accountancy recruitment firm.

I went to Northumbria University to study Business Management with Finance and whilst there travelled to Taiwan as part of a University exchange to attend Providence University for a year.

I'm a massive rugby fan and was formerly my school rugby captain.

Sophie Butterworth

Talent Manager

Sophie Butterworth

Talent Manager

Hi, I'm Sophie. Prior to joining Venatrix at the end of 2019, I worked at a digital tech start-up firstly as a Sales Intern before working my way up to becoming a Sales Manager.

My degree at the University of Bath was in International Management and French. During my time there I spent a year attending HEC Montreal Business School in Canada, which I feel really broadened my horizons. Whilst in Bath I was a Student Brand Ambassador for both VOXI and Amazon.

I love extreme sports, including skydiving and advanced scuba diving.

Luuk Hamid

Talent Executive

Luuk Hamid

Talent Executive

Hi, I'm Luuk, I joined Venatrix in June 2019 and overseeing the marketing and operations and have since started working on talent attraction activities to create a wide network of top graduates ready to move into some of the best SaaS businesses around.

Prior to Venatrix I worked as a Power Generation Consultant and was also an intern for a fashion brand based in Dubai.

My interests include anything sports-related.

Sophie Glendenning

Talent Executive

Sophie Glendenning

Talent Executive

Hi, I'm Sophie. I've previously worked as a self-employed copywriter, an Advertising Sales Executive, and an Operations and Marketing Executive before joining the team at Venatrix early in 2020 to help find top graduate talent.

I graduated from the University of West England with a degree in Business & Management with Marketing. I've also been a volunteer and part of the PR and Communications team for TED talks, which was a fantastic experience.

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.

Sam Proctor

Marketing & Communications Director

Sam Proctor

Marketing & Communications Director

With over 20 years of delivering marketing, communications, digital, PR, and events for global businesses across multiple industry sectors, Sam brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Venatrix team. Having spent the past 10 years specialising in recruitment, she helps sets the strategy for all externally-facing marketing activity.

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.

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.

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