In 1999, a weak link existed in the UK technology industry’s internal supply chain: there was no recruitment partner working in the best long term interests of the technology community’s membership. As a co-founder of IC Resources, I started the business with the vision of helping individuals (our candidates) and companies (our clients) to achieve their long term ambitions within a prosperous and exciting sector.
Staying true to our vision is the only real business decision we ever made or, now, make. Candidates love to have someone acting as their personal ‘agent’ and customers always value expertise and insight-led services. Our hard work and industry commitment have enabled us to become the recognised recruitment partner to the global technology community.
I now have the opportunity to focus on my professional passions, including:
At a personal level, I still manage to get myself up and down the basketball court occasionally and have re-engaged with the Questors Theatre after 13 years away from ‘the boards’. I am intrigued by the intrinsic transformational potential of silly hats.http://uk.linkedin.com/in/icexecutive
James’ career in recruitment started in 1996, so he has a wealth of experience in the industry. He is responsible for the overall performance of the company across all specialist divisions and for defining and implementing strategy and growth plans.
Working with the management team, a primary objective is to ensure delivery to clients and candidates is kept to the same high standard that helped establish IC Resources as the leading name within the industry. He builds on relationships created since the inception of the company and ensures newer partnerships are built on foundations of trust and honesty.
Outside the office he can be found regularly stuck on the M25 commuting between work and his new home by the beach in Broadstairs. Weekends are spent with the family, walking their dog, going for bike rides and taking his sons go karting.
James is particularly passionate about supporting the burgeoning micro pub scene in the Broadstairs area. It can be no coincidence that since moving to the area there’s been an explosion of profitable watering holes up and down the Kent coast.
Dan joined IC Resources in 2008 after 3 years working on contract recruitment in the engineering sector. He has overseen the rapid expansion of the contracts business and more lately assisted in the development of various permanent divisions.
He is looking forward to driving further company growth whilst maintaining the same values that have served the company so well since it’s inception.
Before joining us Dan undertook a business and media design degree at Southampton uni, graduating with a BA Hons and had planned a career in marketing. However, whilst waiting to officially graduate in 2005, he worked in a junior recruitment position for beer money!… the bug took hold, and the rest is history.
Having now spent over 10 years within the recruitment sector, Dan believes that it’s the experience of dealing with people all day, every day that keeps it interesting – it is a fantastic job.
Following graduation from Strathclyde University in 1990 with a honours degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Alok joined the exciting world of electronics and ICs, designing high performance silicon chips for a large multi-national. After a number of years in IC design, he established himself as a niche technical recruiter and subsequently co-founded IC Resources in 1999 with a mission to deliver on its commitments and to provide exemplary service with a caring and sensitive attitude to its clients and candidates.
Through organic growth driven by a focussed and differentiating approach, IC Resources grew to one of Europe’s foremost technical recruitment companies with over 50 Consultants and offices internationally. Alok’s role was hands-on for the most part and transitioned naturally towards operations, IT, online marketing /advertising and business management as the company expanded. In 2014 , Alok became a non Executive Director to explore other interests but continues to be part of IC Resources at board level assisting with the strategic direction and remain as a significant shareholder.
In his spare time Alok enjoys spending quality time with the family and friends, in particular, outdoor activities with his kids and the occasional round of golf.https://uk.linkedin.com/in/aloknagpal1
After graduating from Bath University with a BSc/MEng, Adel started life as a design engineer before quickly realising that he preferred to be more directly involved with clients/customers. So he joined Memec as a field application engineer (FAE) and then held product marketing and global account management roles at Hitachi Europe (now Renesas). Following an MBA, he ventured into investment banking and consulting. A chance conversation in 2005 with Neil Dickins, led him into recruitment and joining IC Resources.
Adel initially led the growth of the Commercial team and is now responsible for client engagement and business development across IC Resources and IC Creative.
Family occupies his life outside of work, providing a taxi service to his two children, in addition to a regular round of golf and the odd game of poker.
DD: +44 (0)118 988 1154https://www.linkedin.com/in/adeleisaicresources
Alex graduated from Leeds with a 2.i BEng (Hons) degree in electrical and electronic systems engineering. He applied his academic knowledge to commercial software development for real-time embedded product development for 8 years prior to joining the recruitment industry.
Alex joined IC Resources in 2004 as sole software and DSP consultant and used his market knowledge and technical acumen to successfully grow IC Resources software recruitment presence. Alex has proven a successful and knowledgeable consultant able to converse with both candidate and client alike in many technical subjects. This ability has helped him identify software engineers and managers for a range of clients across different market sectors. Alex prides himself on his ethical approach, high integrity and belief that the key to any successful business is the relationships you build.
DD: +44 (0)118 988 1155https://www.linkedin.com/in/icresourcesalex
Rachel has over a decade of semiconductor manufacturing recruitment experience heading up the manufacturing department for IC Resources within Europe and the UK. She has a wealth of experience in placing engineers from all over the world in technical positions, ranging from technicians to the senior engineering level. Through a defined and friendly consultative approach, she has delivered staff to a wide-ranging client base which extends from small start-up operations all the way through to established large-scale international corporations.
Prior to joining IC Resources, Rachel began her career as a semiconductor packaging project manager at International Rectifier where she gained significant international technical engineering experience in delivering projects to a diverse range of global technology clients.
Rachel received her BSc (Hons) physics degree from the University of Loughborough.
DD: +44 (0)208 400 2480https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachelanderson01
Caroline is a senior consultant heading up the digital IC design recruitment team. After graduating with a BA (Hons) in geography from Southampton University in 2006, Caroline joined IC Resources as a recruitment rookie and now leads a team recruiting exclusively in the arenas of digital ASIC / SoC design, verification, physical / backend design and DFT. With 8 years’ experience, Caroline has built up an excellent knowledge of the chip design market, working as a preferred supplier to many top-tier global semiconductor organisations as well as smaller firms and silicon start-ups.
Caroline is passionate about working with great people and is dedicated to delivering a targeted, ethical (and personable!) recruitment service to clients and candidates.
On the side, Caroline is an eclectic artist with a passion for painting, unconventional film photography and imaginative ideas.
DD: +44 (0)118 988 1152http://uk.linkedin.com/in/icrcaroline
Originally from Wellington, New Zealand, Leon has been in the UK since the year 2000. He has held a number of sales related positions including working for a NZ brewery as a sales rep and a music shop selling musical instruments.
He joined IC Resources’ London office in 2006 and since then has been recruiting specifically for analog / mixed signal and RF IC design, layout and CAD/EDA engineers.
Specialising in the same area all these years has resulted in Leon gaining detailed market knowledge along with an extensive client base across the UK and Europe, enabling him to offer the candidate a ‘whole of market’ service.
Leon offers a personal and consultative approach, presenting candidates the best options matched with their skill set and presenting the client with well qualified candidate profiles to match their technical requirements and company needs.
He prides himself on successful results both for the candidate and the client. He is always happy to discuss career and CV advice, as his job satisfaction comes from going that little bit further in helping someone achieve their career objectives.
Always professional, always with a smile!
DD: +44 (0)208 400 2483https://www.linkedin.com/in/leonmorrison
Kathy is Client Services Director, heading up the corporate accounts team. After spending ten years working as an account manager and sales manager within the retail PoS market Kathy decided to turn her hand to recruitment.
Her customer centric approach has helped build and develop long term partnerships across multiple clients. Kathy is passionate about delivering a complete service whether it be sourcing candidates or managing full outsourcing campaigns.
Outside of work Kathy is often found riding her horses.
DD: +44 (0)118 988 1169http://www.linkedin.com/pub/kathy-campling/12/a1a/666
Since 2012, Chris has been focused on recruitment for the RF / antenna market in the UK and Europe. As a technology enthusiast he simply cannot help but immerse himself in the latest gadget news and industry chatter. He enjoys getting to know both his candidates and clients at a technical level.
Coming from a science and sales background helps him to communicate seamlessly, while finding out the exact needs and requirements of each person he speaks with and explaining which of our solutions would be most appealing.
He works with world-leading companies looking to strengthen and expand their existing workforce, as well as businesses looking to grow new teams from scratch, and offers insightful market knowledge and advice to a wide variety of clients and candidates.
Chris is an interesting combination of analytical and laidback, sometimes on the verge of being a know it all. When not ruling the racquet sports he’ll be found, snowboard in hand, on the peak of the Harakiri.
DD: +44 (0)118 988 1157https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisicresources
Having graduated with a BSc (Hons) automotive electronics, Adrian spent a number of years working with General Motors initially in their experimental division before moving into marketing. He moved into technical recruitment more than 25 years ago initially concentrating on technical sales positions before landing in technical software recruitment.
Adrian joined IC Resources in 2011 and he focuses on embedded software, kernel level engineering and low level graphics positions. He has the pleasure in working with organisations driving the technology revolution forward throughout Europe! He now works out of the Munich office still concentrating on supplying very hard to find software engineers at all levels to leading technology developers throughout the UK and Europe.
During his spare time you will find him instructing, practicing or participating in competitions throughout Europe within his chosen martial art, Kendo (The Way of the Sword). He has achieved 4th Dan and is a qualified instructor.
DD: +44 (0)118 984 0948https://www.linkedin.com/in/awagstaff
Emma has been working in technology recruitment since 2000. She joined IC Resources in 2008 to be part of the growing software division. Previously, she worked as a senior consultant and Business Developer for a FTSE listed recruitment company in London and Bristol.
All of Emma’s expertise has been gained within the engineering sector with a specific focus on the embedded marketplace. She thoroughly enjoys her role in recruitment and is motivated by the diversity and challenges encountered when providing both clients and candidates with solutions to their needs.
Emma has an honours degree from the Royal Agricultural College in agriculture and equine business management.
DD: +44 (0)118 976 9309http://www.linkedin.com/in/emmawindows
Jeff has been recruiting in the technology space since 2010 – starting out in the UK IT market before focusing on the commercial electronics sector across Europe.
His experience spans a broad spectrum of the electronics manufacturing supply chain, from IC level to printed circuits, systems and process equipment. Now expanding into the US market as well, his network is purely ‘customer facing’ engineers with sales, marketing, applications and field service experience.
Away from the office you’ll find Jeff chasing numbers at the gym or in the swimming pool, compromising his fitness goals with beer and pizza, ‘loafing out’ in front of a box set, or hammering the Playstation controller.
He’s also the undefeated pool champion in the office, but mainly because he retired immediately after a lucky win!
DD: +44 (0)118 988 1151https://uk.linkedin.com/pub/jeffrey-budd/21/844/ba8
After achieving his BSc (hons) Chemistry at Aberdeen University, James began work at the heart of the semiconductor industry as a process engineer for Mitel who became Zarlink, then X-FAB UK Ltd (nowadays Plessey). Prior to leaving James had become a project manager with responsibility internally for all new customer prototypes. Establishing customer relationships, handling timescale negotiations and an understanding of the peculiarities of different industry verticals have equipped him with a true understanding of the challenges faced by both his clients and candidates.
Since joining in 2008 James is now establishing a team responsible for hiring commercial professionals specifically within the semiconductor and electronics component community across Europe where he supports the majority of OEM’s and distribution companies in his industry.
In his spare time James is usually found dressed in rubber chasing fish about in a river or, if especially lucky, he can ditch the waders and chase after more exotic species in Florida or the Caribbean. But to balance the programme, and equip him with a decent level of ‘pub-chat’, he’s a true fan of Bath and England rugby where he has proven a direct correlation between Guinness consumption and his knowledge of the game.
DD: +44 (0)118 988 1166http://uk.linkedin.com/in/jwbcunningham/
After graduating from the University of Brighton in 2012, where she studied business management and marketing, Georgina began her career with IC Resources. Starting out as a resourcer, she learnt the ropes from her ex-industry colleague consultants and has now built up a solid understanding of the software market.
Earlier this year she expanded her business area and now looks after the wireless software recruitment for IC Resources as well. She prides herself on her ethical beliefs, business acumen and approachable nature.
In her spare time she enjoys going to the seaside (her favourite places by far are Cornwall and Brighton), traveling around Europe and meeting other motorbike enthusiasts at events around England.
DD: +44 (0)118 988 1161http://uk.linkedin.com/in/GeorginaBarker
Following a master’s degree in business administration, Nicole ‘earned her spurs’ in the HR department of a telecom company in Vienna, Austria. With skills in communication and networking and good insight into human nature in general, she quickly found her passion in talent acquisition and employer branding. Nicole spent more than 15 years in Austrian multinational companies focussing on recruitment, employer branding, personnel development and comp & ben.
Before joining IC Resources, Nicole had management roles in global talent acquisition in the semiconductor industry. She has been responsible for recruiting technical experts and senior managers for both engineering and commercial roles. Heading up IC Resources’ DACH team in Graz, Austria, Nicole is committed to helping customers fill high priority positions in the German-speaking regions.
After work you will find Nicole spending quality time with her family, reading, watching good films, meeting friends and travelling.https://www.linkedin.com/pub/nicole-lamprecht/27/601/84a
Brett has been in the recruitment industry since 2009, initially within financial services and more recently specialising in mechanical engineering. He enjoys working across multiple sectors such as electronics, oil and gas, defence, medical devices etc. Brett is a driven individual who enjoys working closely with clients and candidates, providing an efficient, pain-free service.
The engineering sector is known for being a candidate short market and Brett thrives on taking on difficult assignments and delivering on them. His approach is simple: network, use every resource available and leave no stone unturned.
On a weekend Brett can be found on the side-lines of a football pitch cheering on his son and his under 9’s team. Other interests are walking, bike riding, family days out and having lunch at a good country pub.
DD: +44 (0)118 984 0946https://www.linkedin.com/in/brettlofthouse
Parmeet graduated in 2011 in business management and has been in the recruitment industry since, initially within accountancy and finance and more recently joining IC Resources to specialise in contract recruitment for RF and PCB design engineers.
He has always had a passion for technology and IC Resources provides a platform to interact with some of the most cutting edge companies.
Parmeet strives to provide the best possible service to both his clients and candidates with his approach encompassing networking, efficiency and honesty.
On a weekend you’ll find Parmeet socialising with family and friends, and watching a fair selection of movies and TV shows. His ‘Games of Thronesometer’ may have passed into the ‘worrying’ zone.
DD: +44 (0)118 984 0947http://www.linkedin.com/in/parmeetshergill
A graduate of Glasgow University, David studied electrical and electronic engineering, he then completed 25 successful years in the semiconductor industry as an IC design engineer, and then design management roles with industry giants such as LSI Logic (now Avago Technologies) and Micron Technology. With an excellent understanding, and insight, of the semiconductor business and its ecosystem, David joined IC Resources in 2008, where his focus is on senior level recruitment across our business.
Many will remember David as a fine single-figure golfer (handicap 5), a sport which he enjoyed for over 40 years, where he played on many of the world’s most famous links. His personal favourites are Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill on the Californian Monterey Peninsula. A shoulder injury forced him into an “early retirement” in 2012.
Today, in his spare time, you can find him behind a camera lens, following a passion for landscape photography at many coastal and mountain areas in the UK where his favourite locations are in Dorset, Cornwall, the Lake District, and of course, his place of birth, Scotland !
DD: +44 (0)118 988 1153https://uk.linkedin.com/in/davidjdixon1
An IT sales consultant with over 30 years’ sales experience across a number of different sectors including recruitment, retail, consultancy, imaging and networking. Previous employers have included Glaxo, Siemens, Hitachi, Gartner and Cable & Wireless. Currently employed as a software contract consultant providing software engineering resource from junior engineers to senior consultants into organisations ranging from SME’s to blue chip companies within the semiconductor, software and systems industries.
Outside of work, Seamus is a 12 handicap golfer, a season ticket holder at London Irish rugby club and attempts to keep as fit as possible.
DD: +44 (0)118 984 0943https://www.linkedin.com/in/hayesseamus
After spending 10 successful years in the health and fitness industry successfully managing health clubs across the country, Rob decided to transfer the skills he learned along the way to the world of semiconductors. Although a completely different field of work he has found the core skills of communication, dedication and hard-work completely transferable. Now working in the Hardware contracts team of IC Resources he continues to enjoy building new relationships with candidates and clients.
Rob enjoys playing and watching most sports and most evenings can be found playing 5-a-side football for one of the 3 teams he currently represents. He is naturally competitive and enjoys a challenge which are skills that can be an asset on the sports field as well as the work place.
DD: +44 (0)118 988 1156http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/robert-maw/33/57b/929/
Tom graduated from Durham University after completing a sport science degree. Whilst at University, he worked within the membership team for a large chain of health and fitness clubs which complimented his competitive nature, derived from his love of sport. He combined this with the natural gregariousness of being a ‘people person’. Recruitment then seemed like the next logical step – he has been at IC Resources since 2011 and really enjoys his time here. He now heads up the software team within the contracts division which is going from strength to strength and looks forward to what the future brings.
He is a keen sportsman with a particular love for rugby which he has played since the age of 6. Since he was young, rugby has given Tom the opportunity to travel all over the world (Thailand, South Africa, Dubai, South America, Italy), which has ignited his passion for travelling. When not on the rugby field or in the gym, he enjoys weekend breaks abroad or in the summer months, a quiet weekend of coarse fishing spent on the local lakes.
DD: +44 (0)118 988 1143http://www.linkedin.com/in/tomhugginscontracts
Hailing originally from Dublin, Mary has (too) many years of office and project management experience having worked with a variety of companies in many different sectors (Coopers & Lybrand, CSC and Alrec to name a few).
Mary joined IC Resource as the Office Manager in May 2012.
Her responsibilities range from HR, management of social media, arranging travel, organising events and compiling reports for management.
As the “go-to” person in the office, Mary is responsible for keeping everything running smoothly and efficiently ensuring all our consultants are happy and productive.
Out of the office, Mary enjoys watching motor-bike racing and can sometimes be seen pounding out the miles around the lanes of Grazeley.
DD: +44 (0)118 988 1144https://uk.linkedin.com/in/marybuzzing
Since completion of his BA (Hons) in theatre studies from the University of Greenwich, Chris found himself seeking work off the stage and kick-started his career with IC Resources shortly after. Learning the ropes from ex-industry engineers and coming from a creative background has provided him the setting that will keep him in recruitment for a long time to come. After joining the software team, Chris covers recruitment for all digital signal processing and algorithm positions.
In his spare time you will usually find him on his turntables or reading books that further his understanding in education, science and how the world works.
DD: +44 (0)118 988 1141http://uk.linkedin.com/in/ChristopherMWyatt
Marta, a trilingual recruiter, has many years of first hand semiconductor industry experience both at distribution and OEM level .
Originally from Barcelona where she started her “accidental” semiconductors career at a young age, Marta then moved to Munich to join what was then a small German distributor called EBV Elektronik. She was part of the original team that grew EBV into a global distributor and now part of the Avnet Group. After becoming a mum and filled with curiosity, Marta had the opportunity to make the transition to manufacturing and joined Microchip, where she gained direct OEM experience and was lucky enough to get an insight in that new world.
Offering her clients and candidates true hands-on experience within the semiconductor industry Marta brings to her work a level of understanding that is hard to match.
Add to the mix an effervescent Spanish personality and a love of people, recruitment has been a natural transition to her and Marta has truly ‘found her calling’.
Marta enjoys life, friends and if not hard at work you will always find her with her friends or family. In late September you will always find her at the Oktoberfest, a tradition she has kept since leaving her much beloved city of Munich.
DD: +44 (0)118 988 1146http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/marta-robjohns/2b/740/562/
Ane joined IC Resources in October 2015 to look after permanent recruitment for RF and Analog Mixed Signal IC Design in the DACh region and Analog and RF IC Layout across the EU.
Originally from Dresden in Germany, Ane moved to UK in 2005 with the intention to make the UK her new home. Luckily for us she’s been here ever since!
Using her knowledge of the German market and her previous experience of customer support for a large software company, she helps clients and candidates alike to grow their teams, their careers and in some cases move their families to a new country.
In her spare time Ane enjoys music, dance and running. She also enjoys classical Indian music and ayurvedic healing.https://www.linkedin.com/in/ane-bauer-6693759a
Dane Smith joined IC Resources in 2009 as the second member of the contracts team. Having graduated in 2006 with a degree in automotive and motorsport engineering, Dane spent 7 years within engineering contract recruitment overseeing the steady growth of IC Resources electronics and mechanical contract division, focussing on hardware and FPGA design engineers. Dane has recently moved up within IC Resources to oversee the creative division.
Having spent a childhood growing up in motorsport, kart racing around Europe, Dane took the wise decision to choose a normal life away from the drama of Formula 1 and settle on the outskirts of Reading.
Away from recruitment Dane can often be found trying to persuade fellow work colleagues to partake in lunchtime bootcamp, playing sport and walking his masculine pet pug, Noah.
DD: +44 (0)118 988 1160http://uk.linkedin.com/in/daneleesmith/
Matt has over 16 years recruitment experience within the semiconductor, electronics and telecoms industries across Europe. He joined IC Resources in 2012 as a Senior Account Manager and, having recruited for a very broad range of engineering and commercial roles throughout his career, is very well placed to deliver a comprehensive account management service. He has since taken up the challenge of driving forward the creative division and overseeing the mobile app market.
He resides in a small rural village outside Bristol with no mobile reception and seems to end up taking his energetic dog for longer and longer walks. In his spare time, when he is not being a taxi driver for his two sons to their various clubs, he enjoys playing cricket. Matt is an avid supporter of Southampton FC and is still waiting expectantly for the call to make his Premier League debut.
DD: +44 (0)118 976 9308http://www.linkedin.com/pub/matt-andrews/1/b11/998
Simon joined IC Resources in 2014 and very quickly settled into his new role recruiting web developers for the creative industry.
With strong people skills gained from hotel management he excels at building strong relationships with both clients and candidates alike. As one of the the youngest consultants Simon’s future within the creative industry is very exciting – he is looking forward to a long career in recruitment and the future prospect of managing a team from the market he is building.
As an avid Formula 1 fan you will often see him waving the Ferrari flag and when Simon isn’t in the office you will find him practicing his jibing so he can finally win the illusive Burghfield sailing regatta.
DD: +44 (0)118 976 9304https://www.linkedin.com/pub/simon-lawson/a7/ba1/406
Ye graduated with a business master’s degree from the University of Birmingham. He made a decision not to pursue the more obvious route into banking and opted for a riskier, but hopefully rewarding, career in recruitment. Without a degree in electrical engineering like many of his colleagues, it was quite a steep learning curve, but a challenge he has relished and through a combination of hard work and great personality he’s starting to see the benefit of his endeavour.
Ye is responsible for recruitment in the Asia-Pac market and can now boast an excellent network in the region. Outside of work, he enjoys travelling and experiencing different foods from around the world (many of these foods find their way back to the office to tempt, tease and torture his colleagues in equal measure).
DD: +44 (0)208 400 2482http://www.linkedin.com/pub/ye-cyril-su/54/244/6a
Lewis joined IC Resources in February 2015, having spent the previous few years travelling around the Far East. After an early career in sales, Lewis took the decision to enter the recruitment world with a desire to utilise his technical sales experience and his passion for all things mechanical, with a personal love of high-performance cars.
Lewis now looks after our client portfolio – supporting existing clients whilst developing new relationships.
Away from work, Lewis can be found under the bonnet of the nearest car or making preparations for the next Glastonbury festival…he’s seen the last 8 and counting.
DD: +44 (0)118 988 1149https://uk.linkedin.com/in/lewis-holley-391495b5
Vicky joined IC Resources in June 2015, to look after marketing and brand activity across the company. Ultimately her job is to make it easier for our consultants to build lasting relationships with our candidates and clients, ensuring they can use marketing to improve the hiring process, rethink their social recruitment strategies and rewrite their job descriptions.
Vicky’s career started in 1998. Working as a visual merchandiser turned into a key role in the UK marketing team of a nationwide retailer and 5 years of study with the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Since then Vicky has worked for advertising agencies Saatchi & Saatchi, Euro RSCG and M&C Saatchi working on consumer and business brands on everything from TV to social media strategy.
In her spare time Vicky can be found spending time with her family and friends or walking her beloved bulldog Stanley – or shopping, lots of (mostly window) shopping…
DD: +44 (0)118 988 1168https://www.linkedin.com/in/victoriafellows
Andrew graduated from Kingston University in the summer of 2015. After graduating, he made plans with his friends to travel before settling down in a career. He jetted off to California renting a typical American convertible mustang to drive from LA to Las Vegas. He then moved on to Hawaii, before travelling around Central America. Eventually he made it to Australia, where he spent his second year studying.
Andrew is a really likable character and made an astounding start in the Key Accounts team, where his determination and dedication is really starting to pay off. With a focus on hunting for the best Digital Design Engineers he can find and providing excellent service to our clients, Andrew is sure to shine.
When Andrew is not working extremely hard in the office, he tries to attend every music festival he can in England and hopes to one day make it back to LA to Coachella.
DD: +44 (0)118 988 1142https://uk.linkedin.com/in/andrew-emberson-a8b82ba3
Dave joined IC Resources in November 2015 and brings a wealth of recruitment experience across various industries and sectors. Dave started his career in sales in 2001 but in 2008, he decided to make the move to recruitment. Over the years he has built trust with large, international companies and is very passionate about delivering an excellent all-round service to both candidates and clients.
He offers a personal and consultative approach to his work and is always willing to give career advice to experienced candidates as well as those that are looking to take their first steps as a trainee or graduate.
Away from the office, Dave enjoys spending time with family and friends, doing DIY around the house and the occasional spiced rum. He loves to spoil his daughter and is becoming more and more creative by drawing pictures, doing alphabet puzzles and playing with the doll’s house!
DD: +44 (0)118 976 9307https://uk.linkedin.com/in/davesharman25
Sarah joined the finance team at IC Resources in October 2015 to take up a role as Credit Controller/Contracts Administrator, which in a nutshell means that she makes sure we (and subsequently our contractors) get paid.
Sarah has two dogs, Sergei and Sidney and two cats, Dorcas and Billy – who we recently found out is also the office cat (we can see Sarah’s house from the office).
Apart from looking after all her pets, in her spare time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, listening to music, reading and trying new foods.
DD: +44 (0)118 984 0944
Geoff has over 20 years’ experience in accountancy doing financial and management accounts for large multi-national companies and small medium enterprises in different sectors. He currently supports Francesca Massey, the Financial Controller, in a variety of accounting and reporting tasks.
Prior to joining IC Resources Geoff had been doing contract accountancy at the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) and before that at Avis Budget Services as a Centre Analyst (Contractor) acting as a finance business partner to various support function budget holders. Before Avis he worked for the US software company CA Technologies for over 9 years and in his final role was responsible for the monthly and quarterly reporting for several different CA subsidiaries including multiple UK entities, Ireland, Denmark and Norway. Earlier in his accountancy career he worked for Tektronix, Invensys and Sony in accountancy after a career change from Electronics Engineering.
When he is not working he enjoys classical music, history, current affairs and walking by the River Thames. Geoff is also the go-to office guru on Apres Ski!
DD: +44 (0)118 988 1106https://uk.linkedin.com/in/geoffstanton
After studying performing arts at TVU and graduating in 2010, Emily worked in retail and property management for 6 years before making the move to recruitment. Since joining IC Resources in 2016 Emily has made a great start in the industry.
Looking after Quality and Manufacturing recruitment for IC Resources, Emily enjoys learning about technology and its various applications, but also loves helping her candidates find their next career moves and matching our client opportunities to the right candidates.
After work you can usually find Emily either cooking, going to the theatre or watching an obscene amount of TV series, whilst trying to convince everyone else that they need to watch them as well.
After travelling a lot early on Emily mostly spends her time daydreaming about which country will be ticked off the bucket list next.
DD: +44 (0)118 984 0949https://www.linkedin.com/in/ewrighticresources
Paul joined IC Resources in 2016, to specialise in IC Design contract recruitment.
Prior to joining IC Resources Paul worked as Contracts Manager for a large commercial Electrical company, where he was managing large scale projects for National and International clients and brings a wealth of experience in managing relationships and complex projects.
Paul very much lives by a ‘eat, sleep, work, repeat’ mentality and his tremendous work ethic has contributed greatly to our semiconductor team. He wasn’t a completely new face to the IC Resources team, having spent his school days alongside now work colleagues, business manager Rob Maw and Director Dan Nash.https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-wiltshire-057212ba
Originally from Berlin, Martina has lived in France for many years working for various major semiconductor companies such as Atmel, where she was in charge of product marketing and channel management. Later, Martina completed her professional career with an MBA (Audencia, France) and is now enjoying the every day contact with clients and candidates in the world of recruitment. The combination of experience she has gained allows Martina to truly understand her client’s needs and is able to think out-of-the-box when it comes to matching candidates to roles. On top of that, she is trilingual!
Martina joined IC Resources in September 2016 and looks after technical positions with a commercial touch for the DACH region.
When she’s not working, Martina is learning Chinese and plays, or rather tries to play, guitar. She also enjoys travelling, obviously to Germany to see friends and family, but also to China for the food – although she thinks French wines are much better than Chinese tea.
DD: +44 (0)118 988 1150 M: +33 673927215https://www.linkedin.com/in/martina-knott-2646a55
Katie graduated from Portsmouth University in 2014 with a degree in History and American Studies and after a couple of years’ experience in the workplace came across the fast-paced industry of recruitment.
Having only joined IC Resources in June 2016 Katie has hit the ground running by building strong relationships with clients, candidates and colleagues to ensure that the recruitment process runs as smoothly as possible. She has now started to manage multiple accounts.
On the weekends you will find her being amongst friends after a hard week’s work and relaxing at the spa!
DD: +44 (0)118 976 9302https://www.linkedin.com/in/katie-wallace-503a91123
Francesca has worked in finance for 17 years and has a wide range of experience in many different industries, having worked for some large organisations including TechData, Game Stores Group and Shire. She is a qualified ACMA/CGMA Accountant and has been a director in a previous position, both of which were childhood ambitions. She joined IC Resources in October 2016 as Financial Controller to help give some additional structure to the Finance Department and stability to the team.
In her spare time Francesca enjoys listening to music and has in the past been to a few concerts (she has a very eclectic taste). She has interests in films, food (eating not cooking) and enjoys singing and she spends her weekends entertaining her toddler with help from her husband and little dog Buddy.
DD: +44 (0)118 988 1102https://www.linkedin.com/in/francesca-massey-acma-cgma-b4742058
Graduating in joint honours English and History (BA) from the University of Southampton in the summer of 2016, James turned his hand to the world of contract recruitment.
Benefiting from the wealth of experience within IC Resources’ contract division, James jumped into the high-level software market head first and hasn’t looked back since, enjoying the challenge of engaging with an expansive and ever-changing market. Working in conjunction with his permanent colleagues, James is responsible for contract recruitment for application-level software development.
Outside of work, James is a keen skier and enjoys spending time in his family’s country garage getting hands-on under the bonnet.
DD: +44 (0)118 976 9303https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-tepper-b153b7125
Eden joined IC Resources in September 2016 after completing a degree in Economics at Reading University. Studying Economics and getting involved in a number of charity activities at University meant Eden was ready to work in a people-orientated role.
Eden works in an Account Management position within the Key Accounts team. This has enabled her to kick start her career in a varied and challenging role where she will continue to improve her management skills. She builds strong relationships with candidates and colleagues and is looking forward to growing these in the future.
When outside the office Eden enjoys socialising with friends and getting involved in various fitness challenges.
DD: +44 (0)118 988 1167https://www.linkedin.com/in/eden-harris-674573a5
Shaun’s employment background varies from working as a DSA Officer for a Student Loans Company to being a Senior Claims Assistant for a high profile corporate insurance company based in the City of London. He has a strong ability to engage with people at all levels and is always willing to assist as well as provide advice. Shaun also holds a HND in Electronic Engineering and therefore he has a solid understanding of the market he supports.
Now a key member of the commercial team, he is responsible for hiring talented sales and technical professionals, specifically within the semiconductor and electronics component market across Europe. He supports the majority of OEM’s and distribution companies in his industry, including a range of non-franchised companies based within the UK.
A keen mountain biker, he can often be found cycling the local trails or attempting not to injure himself on a downhill racecourse. He also has a passion for live music and therefore frequently attends gigs throughout the UK.
DD: +44 (0)118 976 9300https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaun-gannon-541a4611a
Rebecca moved into technology recruitment in 2014 after graduating with an English Literature degree and deciding that retail was not the career for her. She has not looked back since; utilising her customer service and analytical skills in her role as a Recruitment Consultant.
In the commercial team at IC Resources, Rebecca is now focused on client-facing positions within the software industry. These are commercial roles such as technical sales, account management, business development, professional services and marketing; from entry to CxO level.
Outside of work, Rebecca enjoys socialising with friends (AKA drinking lots of wine), going for walks and attempting to improve her table-tennis skills!
DD: +44 (0)118 984 0940https://uk.linkedin.com/in/rebecca-goss-58979082
Stuart joined the Electronics team at IC Resources in October 2016, specialising in recruiting candidates for the Power Electronics and Power Supply market. Prior to joining IC Resources Stuart ran his own Forestry Management business, looking after multiple clients’ practical and consultation work for large estates and small woodland owners. Stuart is putting the skills he learnt in business towards developing a grounded career in recruitment.
Stuart used to Kayak for the Great Britain team in K1/K2 at Junior/Senior level but sadly had to retire due to injury. He still kayaks occasionally and enjoys going to the gym and socialising with friends.
DD: +44 (0)118 976 9301https://www.linkedin.com/in/StuartICResources/
Jack made the move from Finance to Creative Recruitment in early 2017.
With a first-class degree in Mathematical Sciences and a Masters in Actuarial Finance, he’s the brains of the operation (but don’t tell him we said that).
Outside of work, he’s a keen sportsman. Football’s his game. And squash, golf, tennis, cycling, motorsport… the full stack, really. See what we did there?
Pete graduated from Cardiff University in 2014 with a degree in Criminology and Sociology before working for a leading UK charity as an assistant sales manager. Earlier this year he made the move into recruitment and has found it incredibly rewarding.
Specialising in planning and project controls, Pete is responsible for recruiting into the construction and civils sectors. He works closely with our valued key contacts across the planning market, and effectively represents his candidates to both small and large contractors and consultancies across the UK.
Outside of the office Pete is an avid practitioner of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and actively competes across the country. When he is not training Pete is relaxing with family and friends, watching UFC or playing football.https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-greenlaw-9851b7136
Joining IC Resources in the summer of 2017, Christina works on our DACH Digital IC Design and Verification positions as a recruitment consultant as part of our Austrian team.
Christina lives in Graz and feels at home in the young and vibrant city. She graduated from Karl-Franzens-University of Graz with MSc Psychology and did project work with the university on psychological research. With a passion for the science of human behaviour and mind, she generally loves working with people and being in customer related roles, which lends well to her career in recruitment at IC Resources.
Christina loves books and board games and also enjoys hiking, photography and time with friends and family. Not to forget travelling, with plans on visiting Scotland, Ireland and Canada (to name a few!) within the next couple of years.https://www.linkedin.com/in/christina-hubich-66b674129/
Ursula is the most recent addition to our team in Austria. She works alongside Christina and Nicole primarily resourcing software roles but will soon be focusing on IC design positions in the new year.
Boasting Bachelor and Master degrees in International Business and International Management respectively, both in Klagenfurt, Ursula is a tremendous academic with an international curiosity. She spent a few months as an au-pair in Scotland, was an exchange student for a semester in the USA and then again in Chile. Between her time travelling as a student, she built up work experience in the banking sector.
Ursula’s love of travelling is apparent, however she’s also into her cooking, her beloved German shepherd, time spent with friends and family and sports, with plans to run her first half-marathon next year.https://www.linkedin.com/in/ursula-st%C3%BCckler-051259b8/
Daniel joined the IC Resources Electronics team in 2017, specialising in electronics design at board level.
Daniel’s love of technology influenced his career long before arriving at IC Resources, having previously worked in high-end audio sales for Bang & Olufsen and field services for Samsung. This was before Daniel graduated from Bangor University, studying Neuropsychology with International Experience.
Daniel’s claim to fame is appearing on a celebrity cooking show at the age of 5 with Chef Alex Mackay and has since developed a love of cooking, especially if it involves smart or connected kitchen appliances. When he’s not cooking, Daniel loves to hit the slopes as he is an avid skier, which definitely has absolutely nothing to do with the après ski.https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielevansic
Magda joined IC Resources as an administrative assistant in November 2016. After gaining a diploma in Business Administration in 2011, Magda worked in the demanding care sector for four years, but her aim was always to be office-based as part of a fast growing company, where she could demonstrate her existing office support skills.
Magda has quickly become a valuable team member, mostly because of her fearless participation in the IC Resources winter season boot camp sessions, but also by fulfilling her hunger for competing in the lunchtime table tennis league.
In her spare time Magda has various interests, from literature, poetry and theatre through jazz, folk and instrumental music to go-kart races. She is also an active member of the Vegan Society.
DD: +44 (0)118 988 1101
Bradley joined IC Resources in early 2018 as a contracts consultant. He works in the Semiconductor team, covering recruitment across the entire IC Design Flow for both FPGA and ASIC.
Before joining IC Resources, Bradley climbed his way up the retail managerial ladder for leading high street brands, developing and honing his diplomacy and leadership qualities. Working with customers for a decade has been invaluable for Bradley’s interpersonal skills, helping him to create meaningful relationships with both clients and candidates. He prides himself on delivering exceptional service.
Outside of work, Bradley loves sport and working out at the gym. When he’s not playing football or rugby, he’s supporting his beloved Liverpool FC.https://www.linkedin.com/in/bradley-wilson-740b99158/
George graduated from the University of Kent in 2016, leaving with a Masters in Physics. He joined IC Resources a year later and now works as a Recruitment Consultant within our high-level software team, covering C++, Python and C# Software Engineers in Cambridge and its surrounding areas.
Originally from Weymouth, George has spent many summers leading recreational camps for kids. Despite being one of our youngest consultants, this experience demonstrates George’s maturity in handling responsibility and his leadership skills, which both help him to excel in recruitment.
George is very active and enjoys travelling and a variety of sports. Table tennis is his speciality, competing in the Oxford table tennis league just last year and now uses his teaching skills to show his fellow consultants a thing or two in our table tennis room.https://www.linkedin.com/in/george-cunningham-648517147/
Joining IC Resources in 2017, Rachel is a consultant in the Mechanical Engineering team. Predominantly working with companies across the Midlands and the North of the UK (alongside Wales, Scotland and Ireland), she will soon be breaking into the European market.
Before making the move to recruitment, Rachel had an 8 year career in retail. She studied Sports and Exercise Science at College and is a netball fanatic, incredibly playing for 3 different teams on average 5 times per week. Her love of competing and winning makes her an excellent fit for recruitment.
When she’s out of the office and off of the netball court, Rachel likes to spend her time with friends and family.https://uk.linkedin.com/in/rachel-mason-33b247b1
Diogo joined IC Resources in late 2017. Joining the software team where he specialises in the recruitment of DSP and AI engineers, he is one of our newest recruitment consultants.
Before joining us, Diogo studied at Bangor University where he graduated with a BSc in Accounting and Finance.
Two of Diogo’s hobbies are photography and hiking and he regularly visits North Wales to combine the two. Having climbed Snowdon an incredible four times, he is a true believer in the ability to achieve success with hard work and determination.
Diogo hopes to one day interrail around Europe to discover the continents’ diverse cultures and landscapes.https://www.linkedin.com/in/diogo-pereira-2128b7111
Mark joined the IC Resources team in 2017. Prior to recruitment, Mark worked in the marketing sector where he developed his exemplary client services and project management skills. Having worked with a number of global technology clients, Mark sought to combine his love of technology with recruitment at IC Resources as a High Level Software consultant, specialising in C#, C++ and Java.
Mark’s decade long marketing career saw him design and develop a poster series for Audi’s sponsorship of the Dublin international film festival and work with a variety of celebrities on advert shoots with the likes of Frank Lampard and Des O’Connor.
In his free time, Mark enjoys spending time at home gardening and repairing his 17th century cottage, as well as playing tag rugby.https://www.linkedin.com/in/markcornacchia/
Before joining IC Resources, Sam worked in human resources for the hospitality team at the Madejski Stadium (for the likes of Reading FC and the London Irish). During their off season, she worked on hiring catering staff for major events including Wimbledon, a PGA Golf Tournament and the Epsom Derby. Sam loved her job and it was here where she got a love of recruitment
Since early 2017, Sam has been a valuable software consultant at IC Resources within the embedded software and wireless team, utilising her strong people skills to excel at matching candidates and clients alike.
In her spare time, Sam enjoys running and loves nothing more than engrossing herself in a new book or TV box set.ttps://www.linkedin.com/in/samantha-rentmore-0b954165/
Originally from Frankfurt, Germany, Michael moved to London in 2006, fell in love with the city’s vibrancy and has made it his home ever since. We’re glad he did, as his expertise with handling both candidates and clients sets him apart as a Recruitment Resourcer and has been a great asset to the semiconductor team since joining.
Michael has 11 years’ experience in hospitality; lastly as an Assistant Front of House Manager for a luxury private members club where he developed his exemplary customer facing skills.
When he’s not spending time with family and friends or watching the latest Marvel film at the cinema, Michael is a huge Arsenal fan and enjoys playing the beautiful game himself as a right midfielder.https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-abraha-188751150/
Sam joined the IC Resources Marketing team at the start of 2018 to assist on all brand marketing activities. While this encompasses a wide range of tasks, Sam is perhaps best known for his writing ability, especially his contribution to our weekly blogs.
Before joining us, Sam completed his Digital Media studies at postgraduate level in Swansea. He also did a degree in Creative Music Technology, which reflects both his technological interest and creative ability, and what has shown to be a perfect combination for a marketing position at a technology recruitment company.
Outside of work, Sam enjoys socialising with friends, following the video game industry and supporting his favourite team, Liverpool Football Club.https://www.linkedin.com/in/samuel-cottingham-544b09154
Sasha has a wealth of recruitment experience, having worked in the industry for over 5 years. Before joining IC Resources in 2017, she focused on contract recruitment within finance. She is part of our Mechanical Engineering team, a market she loves, where she utilises her contracts expertise.
Outside of her recruitment expertise, Sasha has a passion for food – whether that be cooking it or eating out. She also loves watching musicals at the theatre and decorating glassware to create bespoke gifts for her friends and family.https://www.linkedin.com/in/sashabooth1
Sean joined IC-Resources in August 2017 to launch the new Procurement and Supply Chain division and has quickly established himself as part of the wider team, offering our established clients an essential service and making a number of key strategic appointments across Europe.
Having started his professional career in logistics and operations management role (his first taste of logistics and supply chain management and also his first exposure to recruitment). Sean soon moved into a recruitment role with a major international recruitment agency.
Sean actively pursues his own professional development, becoming a Chartered Member of the CILT (CMILT), an Expert Member of IoSCM (ESCM) and such is his competency in Logistics & Supply Chain he has been selected as a Champion of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport.
A self-confessed geek, Sean can often be found playing table top games (he tries to offset this geekiness by drinking real ales and gin!). His most spectacular achievement is snapping two knee ligaments playing rounders and he once sang at the Royal Albert Hall in his younger years.https://www.linkedin.com/in/sean-figura