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About Ventula

Ventula Consulting is a boutique recruitment firm determined to see our clients grow through hiring exceptional people.

Ventula was formed in July 2013 to provide the next generation of recruitment services. We utilise the latest techniques in digital talent attraction and are experts at proactively promoting our clients brands and mission statements to help them attract the highest calibre candidates in an increasingly competitive market.

The recruitment landscape has changed dramatically over recent years. Ventula’s evolutionary approach leverages our experience and expertise to provide a service that gives our clients access to the best talent in the market quickly and effectively.

Meet the Team

The Ventula team has extensive hands-on experience in technology and professional services recruitment. We share a common goal to provide an industry leading level of service which delivers results.

Andrew Shaw – Founding Director

Before founding Ventula, Andrew had a ten year career with one of the UK’s leading recruitment firms. 

Andrew has worked closely with Tom Breese leading technology recruitment campaigns across multiple industries for some of the world’s largest companies as well as a number of innovative tech start-ups.

When not discovering new ways of harnessing technology to improve his candidate attraction techniques Andrew can be found trying to keep up with an ever younger group of players on the tennis and squash court.


Thomas Breese – Founding Director

Tom is co-founder of Ventula and has nine years of experience in the UK technology recruitment market. 

He has built a strong reputation based on delivery and has led large recruitment campaigns for both major blue chip firms and tech start-ups in the early stages of growth.

At the weekends Tom can either be found battling the hills of the English countryside on his bike or trying to improve his tennis skills with mixed success.


Christian Kenny – Director

Christian has over seven years hands-on experience within the highly competitive IT and business change recruitment sector and has a strong track record of successful VP to director hires in companies ranging from tech start-ups to FTSE 100 organisations. 

Christian believes that there is no brief too difficult to fulfil, and will do everything possible to find the right people for his clients.

Apart from recruitment Christian’s real passion is sport and when not on the pitch himself he can be found putting himself through the constant emotional torment of watching his beloved Liverpool FC.


Olivia Leger – Business Operations Manager

Liv moved from Canada to London at the beginning of 2016 and joined the Ventula team as an IT Recruiter. After a year of recruiting Liv was internally promoted to Ventula’s Business Operations Manager and is responsible for managing internal hires, managing all business functions and acting as an ambassador for the company (and occasionally acting as the Ventula Mum!).


James Leyden – Senior Consultant

James has been part of the Ventula team for over 3 years, joining in 2014 with no prior recruitment experience. He has continued to progress and develop within the business and is now a Senior Consultant.

When he’s not at work you can find James telling anyone willing to listen how he once came second on ITV’s day time game show Tipping Point (he still thinks he was robbed of victory). You might also find him pulling his hair out watching Arsenal fail to win major silverware, but ultimately secure a top four finish. 


Rachel Mayne – Associate Director

Having seen the potential a career in Recruitment could offer, Rachel joined the industry straight after graduating. She has over 7 years’ experience in the placement of Business Change & IT Transformation specialists across the UK and Europe on both permanent and interim assignments. Rachel’s track record in this area speaks for itself and has enabled her to secure exclusive relationships with an impressive list of clients, predominantly focused within Financial Services. 

When not recruiting Rachel is often found making the most of the East London cultural scene whether that be adding to her (small but growing) art collection or attending local gigs.


James Mackie – Director

James has worked in recruitment since 2010 supplying IT, Analytics and Business Change professionals to the Financial Services, Retail and Professional Services sectors throughout the UK. He has extensive client management & resourcing experience and is tasked with managing the IT Transformation team at Ventula.

Away from Ventula, James is an adept horseman who once considered a career as a jockey, although his love for food and wine meant this was always going to be an uphill battle! He remains an avid follower of horse racing alongside most other sports, including rugby, football and golf. 


Our Services

We are experts at promoting our clients’ brands and career opportunities to the most relevant audience in the market. We combine the latest digital attraction techniques with traditional search methodologies to ensure our clients secure the best talent.

Technology has changed our lives unrecognisably over the last 10 years, the biggest changes have occurred in the way we interact and communicate with friends, colleagues and wider society.

We work with our clients across the full technology spectrum including application development, infrastructure, PMO, digital and executive level hires and are experts at promoting their brand and vision as an employer of choice to targeted demographics.

Professional Services
As the digital revolution continues to gather pace, the technologists of today (and tomorrow) have an ever increasing commercial responsibility.

Our professional services practice started by placing commercially savvy technology focused individuals into leadership roles. It has grown to enable our professional service clients the opportunity to benefit from our unique approach to brand promotion and search.

Join the Team

If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and believe passionately in delivering exceptional customer service we want to hear from you.

Ventula are incredibly proud of our team and although small rate it as one of the most talented in London. Our employee benefits include working in a collaborative environment, flat management structure and meritocratic development programme as well as the usual boutique agency perks. 

Please contact Andrew Shaw, Tom Breese or Christian Kenny for further information.

Contact Ventula

If you’re interested in working with us (or for us!) drop us line, we’d love to hear from you.

Ventula Consulting
201 Borough High Street
London SE1 1JA
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