Meet the team

We're one of the fastest-growing tech companies in the UK and been voted Best Recruitment CRM in 2018 and 2019 by our own users. Firefish is a real Scottish success story! But none of this would be possible without our amazing team...

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Introducing the shoal – made up collectively of all our amazing Fish who each bring their own unique set of skills to Firefish and help us to stand out from the rest as the best. We believe our Fish are the backbone of what we do here and with their hard work ethic, enthusiasm for having fun and the passion they show reminds us why we #lovethefish.

The Growth team combines our Marketing, Outreach and Sales Fish who prove that teamwork really does make the dream work!

Our amazing Growth team are all about attracting, engaging and converting recruiters who are ready to change the way they recruit. Marketing create warm leads and pass these onto Outreach, who convert these leads into demos which Sales then convert into happy Firefish clients!

Our award-winning Customer Projects and Support Fish are all ex-recruiters, so they really understand our customers’ daily tasks and challenges. This means they can provide expert advice and guidance on how to use Firefish to make their jobs easier.

The Data Fish are the geniuses behind Firefish data migrations – they ensure your data is migrated safely and seamlessly from your old system into Firefish.

The team that keeps our award-winning software bursting with the latest features consists of three key teams: App Support, Build and Product Experience.

While App Support deal with complex technical queries, building and improving features as requested by our clients, the Build team focus on new product features to ensure Firefish is always innovating the recruitment technology market. With so many new improvements and requests being released, our Product Experience Fish carry out in-depth investigations and testing to ensure these new releases go smoothly. The Product team are constantly looking to the future and working on complex development that keeps us ahead of the competition!

Our Operations team keeps the Firefish ship sailing while the Fish are busy looking after their areas of the business.

The Finance Fish manage all cash flow in and out of the business and make sure all the Fish get paid! As well as dealing with Compliance and managing our terms of business, our Operations team also look after all things Talent which includes recruiting new Fish to join the shoal and carrying out their onboarding and inductions as well as arranging all the fun stuff and surprises within Firefish!

Alan McFadden

Associate Director of Growth

Alan heads up Sales Outreach at Firefish, making sure our customers join us on the best package to suit their requirements.

When he's not taking prospective clients for a swim, you'll find sporty Alan on the golf course, in the gym or on the football pitch as he's also a semi-professional footballer.

Alec Harley

Head of Build

Alec keeps our Beta Bunch in check, running our Agile development process and taking ownership of all things Beta development.  He ensures that work is prioritised and divided into sprint-sized chunks and monitors progress so that the product is kept crammed full of features that delight our clients!

When he's not in the Aquarium, avid gamer Alec spends much of his spare time playing various PC games, or watching Game of Thrones with a pizza.

Amy Clark

Employer Branding Executive

She/Her

Having worked in both agency and in-house recruitment, Amy knows the sector inside out. With additional experience in Employer Branding and running social media pages, she is a great advocate for #LoveTheFish and makes sure all of our fish are happy from the moment they start and throughout their Firefish journey.

As our Employer Branding Executive, Amy organises special surprises for the fish, helps plan our social events and looks after our new collaborative Hub - Amy would say her most important job is keeping our Fish Bar stocked up!

Amy McLaughlin

Senior Customer Marketer

She/Her

Amy Looking after all things customer marketing here at Firefish. She likes working at Firefish as from the moment you walk in the door everyone is so welcoming, friendly and you feel like you're part of a big family.  Aww!

In her spare time she loves to travel, music and keeping fit.

Andrew Ferguson

Build Team Lead

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Andy is a Software Developer in our Beta team, and loves nothing better than see a line of code turn into a shiny new feature that will let our clients work even more efficiently.  

Andy tells us he's been on You've Been Framed, but we've not yet managed to convince him to show us his embarrassing video!

Andrew Mackay

Technical Architect & Co-Founder

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Andrew's primary focus is to ensure that the technical side of the business is running as smoothly as possible. He pretty much built the first version of the system single-handedly but now his main responsibilities are to ensure that the various development and support teams have what they need to take the product further, as we're constantly adding new features and improving the user-experience to give the best product we can to our users.

Andrew loves being outdoors and is a keen landscape photographer. He's recently taken up archery and also enjoy cooking – especially proper BBQ. TV-wise he likes crime dramas and sci-fi series like Sense 8 and Homeland.

Andrew Watson

Digital Marketing Executive

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Andrew has the perfect mix of skills for an exec in our Marketing team – a degree in Business Studies, with a focus on Marketing, and two years’ experience as a recruitment consultant! Andrew is passionate about personal branding and loves to write.

Anthony Denovan

Software Developer

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Software Developer Tony loves solving problems and has a great eye for detail...which is very handy as he is part of the team that develops all our lovely new features!

It's not all work for Tony, though - he also likes to raise money for charity and has taken part in the Glasgow Kiltwalk as well as several gaming marathons.

Anthony Murchie

Data Executive

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Anthony is our super-star Junior Data Analyst and says that he loves working at Firefish because of the supportive and friendly atmosphere among the shoal, which allows him to confidently develop his Data Analyst skills.  He really enjoys working with data and databases as there are always new and evolving challenges to overcome, new techniques to learn and lots of problem solving opportunities.

In his spare time he enjoys bouldering, video gaming, playing the guitar and going to the gym.

Becki Crossley

Content Editor in Chief

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Originally from Yorkshire, Becki is now living in Glasgow and luckily for us joined the shoal in our Growth Team. She has a wide range of experience in content creation, social media, newsletters and other marketing channels. Being our Senior Content Marketer allows Becki to use her skills to grow our much loved blogs and drive our marketing strategy to the next level!

When she isn't busy planning our monthly content, editing and scheduling blogs, Becki loves spending time in nature or ready a good book.

Beth Williams

Growth Executive

She/Her

Awesome Australian Beth had been a super star recruiter for a number of years but had decided that the time was right to swim in a different direction. With a huge love of the industry and a real passion for helping recruiters to change the way they recruit, Beth is already making a big splash in the sales team, and the wider shoal too!  

Callum Orr

Customer Projects Executive

He/Him

We're lucky that we have managed to catch Callum as our newest Fish seeing as he has travelled and worked in numerous countries all over the world!

Callum now joins us as a Customer Success Executive and will be using his extensive experience in recruitment - both in the UK and China - to help our customers to swim to success.

Having only been back in the UK for a year, we're very glad he is now part of the Shoal!

Cleyra Uzcategui

Front End Developer

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Cleyra is originally from Venezuela and is a Front End Developer in our Product team.  She likes being a Fish because she feels like she's swimming in an aquarium full of challenges and good vibes.  

In her spare time she loves to go salsa dancing, to yoga classes, or on our rare sunny Scottish days you'll find her hosting a bbq!

Colin McKean

Senior Software Developer

Working on the front-end, Colin get to work with lots of different websites so sees a lot of variety with exciting designs and get to create great looking websites for our clients.

If it's a sofa night, he'll be watching Silicon Valley and tucking into a chocolate or caramel cheesecake, but Colin is most definitely no couch potato!  He loves to keep active, so he trains in Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu and also competes in obstacle race events like Tough Mudder and Spartan Race.

Craig Law

Product Experience Executive

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Craig keeps our Beta and Fast Track teams in check by making sure that all our new features are perfect prior to release!

With a great interest in all things techie, Craig is studying to become a full stack developer but still finds time to spend with his family and play football.

David Connolly

Senior Growth Outreach Executive

He/Him

David is an expert recruiter with a real passion for the recruitment industry, so he’s ideally placed to support prospective customers in identifying the best options for them to swim to success with Firefish!

When he’s not analysing data to spot trends and reaching out to recruiters to find ways to help them, you’ll often find David playing gigs with his band…and if he gets up to sing at karaoke you’re definitely in for a treat!

Donald Nwabuoku

Growth Outreach Executive

He/Him

The newest member of our Outreach Team, Donald has a vast amount of experience in outreach roles and loves speaking to those in the recruitment industry to identify where Firefish could step in and help them get the most of their CRM. When he’s not reeling in the demos, he has a great love of music and is a DJ, hosting his own weekly music show.

Emma Ibell

Senior Finance & Operations Executive

She/Her

Emma is our resident movie buff, so you'll usually find her either in a cinema, at some type of movie event, or trawling through Netflix/Amazon trying to find a good documentary to watch. She also loves a good comedy gig/festival and trying out new restaurants.

Emma tells us that she likes working at Firefish because there’s a great team environment and everyone gets on so well with each other. She also loves learning about all aspects of the accounts and the challenge of learning the processes behind them.

Gary Brogan

Data Team Lead

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Glasgow-based Gary has a wealth of experience in data, project and people management having worked in a variety of sectors like the charity sector and for IT service providers.  He’s an integral part of our Data Team, with his SQL and SSIS experience and his passion for motivating and leading the team of data fishies onto their next migration.

Gillian Wilkinson

Senior Customer Projects Executive

She/Her

Gillian has a vast amount of experience in recruitment and just so happens that she used to be one of our clients!  Gillian was involved with the whole process of sourcing and moving her previous company to Firefish (including being the contact for their data migration) and has been desperate to be a Fish ever since as she was so impressed with the company, team and product.  Being based in Belfast had meant that she didn’t think it would ever be possible…but thanks to our WFA policy, it is now! 

James Campbell

Build Technical Lead

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Our new Technical Lead for our Build Team, James has experience in the full Microsoft tech stack, working with bespoke application and content management systems across multiple sectors and has areal passion for quality code!  As well as enjoying playing football, James has recently started training to get his skydiving license.

Joanne Causer

Senior Growth Executive

Joanne is a Senior Growth Specialist so if you're thinking of swimming over to Firefish you may find yourself on a demo with her!  She's obsessed with all things recruitment and tech, and loves building a great career within an industry she loves without sacrificing seeing her family and enjoying life at the same time (we can't deny that we do have a great work/life balance here!)

Joanne may be Glasgow born and bred, but she has family Stateside so when she's not jetting off on a beach holiday she likes to visit them as often as she can.


John Mason

Senior Software Developer

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Glasgow-born John spent a few years working in Newcastle, but when the urge to come home hit him we were delighted for him to join the shoal as a Senior Developer. 

John goes down in history as our first remotely-onboarded Fish, but even though it took four months before anyone met him in person, he made a huge impact from his living room with his amazing development skills and cheeky sense of humour!

Jon Gibson

Senior Product Experience Executive

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Jon is our Senior Product Experience Executive and is a bit of a perfectionist...which is ideal when you're responsible for ensuring that each new feature and improvement does exactly what it's supposed to do, and makes the product even better.  

Jon hails from near Loch Lomond and if he had a superpower, he'd love to be able to manipulate time: perhaps so that he had more of it to spend on one of his favourite hobbies, hillwalking? Or maybe he could spend that time taking swimming lessons, as despite always wanting to have try a triathlon (and working in an Aquarium!) Jon can't actually swim!

Kai Murray

Chief Coach

She/Her

Kai is Director of Talent Ops, leading all things operational in the shoal and supporting our future leaders to make a positive impact!

Kai's passion for business and helping leaders to grow is infectious: She brings a wealth of experience and a seriously impressive track record of building highly successful teams and putting structures and systems in place to improve long-term performance.

She spent over 10 years as Managing Director of Search Consultancy. In 2000, Search was recognised as one of the UK’s 100 fastest growing private companies in Pricewaterhouse Coopers’ ‘Profit Track 100’ and Kai was acknowledged as Business Women of the Year.

Lewis Marasco

Senior Product Experience Executive

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Welsh wonder Lewis started his career as a super-star recruiter before moving into a more technical role where he would analyse and test software systems before delivering training to end users. 

What better skillset could there be for a Product Experience Specialist at Firefish?!

Lewis loves getting stuck in to testing new features to make sure they’re brilliant for recruiters and providing our customers with top-notch guides to help them successfully swim around their Firefish system.  

Louise Cunningham

Director of Customer

She/Her

Louise lives our value of Be Your Customer, and is constantly thinking of innovative ways to ensure our clients enjoy the absolute best experience with Firefish.   She leads the team in all Customer-centric areas, helping our Data, Support and Success specialists in devising and providing added-value solutions for all our clients’ recruitment software needs.

Louise grew up in a little town by the sea called Ayr and is still waiting on her Hogwarts letter (who's gonna be the first to burst that bubble?). Louise loves to ski in Andorra but will happily swap the slopes for hot weather, sandy beaches and good bars. Closer to home, you'll often find Louise on the agility course with her gorgeous working cocker spaniel, Rory.

Natasha Shaurek

Associate Director of Build & App Support

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Our Macedonia marvel with the mean coding and developing skills is responsible for leading our Fast Track team of developers, who work on larger new product features and enhancements for Firefish.  Why does she #lovethefish?  Well, there's freedom for her to get on with her developing yet there is always someone to check she's on the right track, and she loves supporting her team to be super successful developers. Natasha certainly loves putting her brain to work!

She's "mum" to beautiful black lab Bella and loves all animals, so much so that whenever she goes on a city break she has to check out the local zoo.

Nick Kirk

Video & Digital Executive

He/Him

Nick's the guy who makes everything look great - including the Fish themselves!

Photographer, videographer and graphic designer, Nick is a man of many talents.  When he's not in the Aquarium you'll generally find him on his bike or wakeboarding.


Paul Briman

Growth Executive

He/Him

Having worked his way up to Principle Recruitment Consultant level before joining Firefish, Paul knows good recruitment software when he sees it! He loves working with recruitment leaders to help them overcome the challenges of modern recruitment by letting them see the endless possibilities that are at their fingertips with Firefish. 

Paul Lees

Software Developer

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Our Software Developer, Paul has had over 4 years experience within requirement gathering, coding, testing and maintaining C# applications. Paul's previous role involved building applications in MVC asp.net for both internal intranet and external internet access, meaning he should feel right at home in our App Support team!

Paul Owens

Software Developer

He/Him

API Developer Paul finds his role really fascinating as he loves the idea of integrating things and making computers do the work for you. He manages and extends the use of relevant 3rd party APIs, while identifying opportunities from other software vendors that can be added into the Firefish customer feature-mix.

Paul used to be an outdoor watersports instructor, so his office was the back end of a raft.  He loves all watersports, but if he was forced to pick a favourite it'd be kayaking.

Peter Sallai

Data Executive

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Peter is originally from Slovakia but now lives in Kilmarnock (he’s picked up the accent well!) Before joining the shoal, he had been working on data migration, reporting analysis and testing at the University of Dundee since graduating in BSc Applied Computing there in 2018. 

Richard Mullen

Director of Operations

He/Him

Our money man has a penchant for numbers and keeping our books balanced, and can usually be found using his abacus to make sure all the numbers add up!

He's from the Emerald Isle and grew up near the beach in the North West of Ireland, but nowadays can be found in Glasgow either at the gym, running, playing football, watching movies or out and about seeing bands - with a Guinness in his hand, of course!

Ross Turpie

Head of Product Experience

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Ex-recruiter Ross understands our users' businesses aims inside out and uses this knowledge to ensure that the UAT team can spot possible issues prior to features being released.  Not only that, he also looks after our client community, championing product improvements and new features that help recruiters to swim to success.

Outside the Aquarium Ross enjoys running and football.  He's actually allergic to seafood, but this in no way affects his ability to #lovethefish!

Scott Sorbie

Customer Support Team Lead

He/Him

It's hugely important to us that our clients receive support from recruiters, as they understand your businesses and what you need to do to be successful.

That's just one of the reasons why Scott is such a splendid Customer Support Team Lead!  With a background in agency recruitment and a love of problem solving, Scott has a real dedication to ensuring our clients receive the best support possible.

Shannon Greenhow

Product Experience Executive

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When she's not out unicycling around Liverpool, our Product Experience Executive, Shannon works on front end testing functionality and performance and puts all her focus on user acceptance to make sure our clients will be happy with what they receive.

Sinead Quinn

Customer Support Executive

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After eight years as a very busy temp recruiter, Sinead joined the shoal to help others swim to success!  She told us that her dream job would be a crime scene investigator as she loves getting into the nitty gritty and solving problems. These are key skills for a Customer Engagement Executive too, and she’s already demonstrating her amazing detective skills: despite only having been with us for a couple of weeks, she has received a 100% satisfaction rate from all the customers she’s supported so far!  

Steven Blake

Senior Software Developer

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Steven is the Senior Software Developer within our Build Team! We are lucky that he brings plenty of experience within different front end development, frameworks, and operating systems.

As well as being a master in programming languages, Steven also enjoys working on projects and has previously set up a webpage that allows SPFL fans to pull records for specific seasons and compare the details of different football teams. He has also created a Lottery Bot Notifier that allows users to set up notifications to inform them when the Euromillions/Lotto has reached a desired jackpot – we’ll definitely be taking advantage of this!

Stewart Pollock

Data Technical Lead

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Our Head of Data, Stewart is an integral part of our Technical Operations team - and your onboarding experience! - as he carries out complex migrations from an array of software systems, ensuring that your data is in exactly the right place.

When he's not in the Aquarium you find him training in Muay Thai or playing the guitar, although he is sadly no longer a member of (in his own words!) "possibly the world's worst band"!

Tommy Nicito

App Support Technical Lead

He/They

Tommy, hails from Italy...so don't try to tell him that pineapple on pizza is proper food (and DEFINITELY don't get him started on what we call spaghetti bolognese in the UK!)

Tommy loves that his role is challenging with lots of variety, as he works on features and improvements to the current version of Firefish which are released every week.

As our resident coffee fanatic, Tommy loves the free coffee at Firefish, but when he's not in the Aquarium you'll find him spending time with his cats, munching on some cashew nuts while watching Netflix, reading or doing some voluntary work.

Vicki Moir

Head of Talent

She/Her

Vicki makes sure the shoal are swimming happily here in the Aquarium and looks for fabulous new Fish to join our Growth, Customer, Product and Technical Operations teams.  She loves being part of an amazing, growing team and a first class product and finds nothing more satisfying than seeing everyone thrive while being part of something so exciting.

Aberdeen born and raised, Vicki loves anything that makes her laugh (a good thing when your job title includes the word 'Happiness'), travelling to explore new places, attempting to whip up new culinary creations and watching films and documentaries.

Vicky Young

Senior Customer Projects Executive

She/Her

Vicky has over 10 years’ experience in agency and in-house recruitment, both in the UK and the Middle East. 

She's passionate about helping recruiters grow their businesses through recruitment best practice and effective use of Firefish. 

It’s safe to say she’s ideally placed to help our customers swim to success as a Senior Customer Success Executive! 

Waseem Khan

App Support Team Lead

He/Him

Our Manchester based technical whizz-kid Waseem leads a team of developers who make sure that your Firefish is always stable and issue-free so that you continue to #lovethefish!  

As well as having extensive hands-on experience of designing, coding and testing phases of software development, Waseem also has a wide-ranging knowledge of client-server and web-based application development. He loves using his vast management experience to keep the team on track and motivated, too!

Wendy McDougall

Chief Fish

She/Her

Wendy steers the good ship Firefish every day, but that's not everything!  There are definitely many things she has to do but her main priority is to create an innovative environment that allows the Firefish team to be awesome at their jobs and channel their energy into building an amazing product.  She loves working in the tech sector, with amazing people who are focused on creating a company they love being part of.

When she's not in the Aquarium she loves being at home with her gorgeous daughter Chloe and long term suffering husband Nick.  If she has time, you'll find her at the gym, wakeboarding in Loch Lomand, or if she gets the chance for a holiday she'll jet off to her home away from home: Menorca.

William Townsend

Head of Data

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William leads a team of developers who focus on ensuring that all Firefish technical operations are running smoothly.  This includes everything from automation, performance management, client technical onboarding and database management, to making sure the Fish have all the software and hardware they need to keep the good ship Firefish afloat!

William grew up in Nottingham and loves visiting theme parks. If he was a superhero, he'd choose the power of not having to sleep as - in his own words- "I'd get so much more done!" Interestingly, despite having a fear of heights he is both a qualified trampoline instructor and has been sky diving.

Alan McFadden

Associate Director of Growth

Alan heads up Sales Outreach at Firefish, making sure our customers join us on the best package to suit their requirements.

When he's not taking prospective clients for a swim, you'll find sporty Alan on the golf course, in the gym or on the football pitch as he's also a semi-professional footballer.

Amy McLaughlin

Senior Customer Marketer

She/Her

Amy Looking after all things customer marketing here at Firefish. She likes working at Firefish as from the moment you walk in the door everyone is so welcoming, friendly and you feel like you're part of a big family.  Aww!

In her spare time she loves to travel, music and keeping fit.

Andrew Watson

Digital Marketing Executive

He/Him

Andrew has the perfect mix of skills for an exec in our Marketing team – a degree in Business Studies, with a focus on Marketing, and two years’ experience as a recruitment consultant! Andrew is passionate about personal branding and loves to write.

Becki Crossley

Content Editor in Chief

She/Her

Originally from Yorkshire, Becki is now living in Glasgow and luckily for us joined the shoal in our Growth Team. She has a wide range of experience in content creation, social media, newsletters and other marketing channels. Being our Senior Content Marketer allows Becki to use her skills to grow our much loved blogs and drive our marketing strategy to the next level!

When she isn't busy planning our monthly content, editing and scheduling blogs, Becki loves spending time in nature or ready a good book.

Beth Williams

Growth Executive

She/Her

Awesome Australian Beth had been a super star recruiter for a number of years but had decided that the time was right to swim in a different direction. With a huge love of the industry and a real passion for helping recruiters to change the way they recruit, Beth is already making a big splash in the sales team, and the wider shoal too!  

David Connolly

Senior Growth Outreach Executive

He/Him

David is an expert recruiter with a real passion for the recruitment industry, so he’s ideally placed to support prospective customers in identifying the best options for them to swim to success with Firefish!

When he’s not analysing data to spot trends and reaching out to recruiters to find ways to help them, you’ll often find David playing gigs with his band…and if he gets up to sing at karaoke you’re definitely in for a treat!

Donald Nwabuoku

Growth Outreach Executive

He/Him

The newest member of our Outreach Team, Donald has a vast amount of experience in outreach roles and loves speaking to those in the recruitment industry to identify where Firefish could step in and help them get the most of their CRM. When he’s not reeling in the demos, he has a great love of music and is a DJ, hosting his own weekly music show.

Joanne Causer

Senior Growth Executive

Joanne is a Senior Growth Specialist so if you're thinking of swimming over to Firefish you may find yourself on a demo with her!  She's obsessed with all things recruitment and tech, and loves building a great career within an industry she loves without sacrificing seeing her family and enjoying life at the same time (we can't deny that we do have a great work/life balance here!)

Joanne may be Glasgow born and bred, but she has family Stateside so when she's not jetting off on a beach holiday she likes to visit them as often as she can.


Nick Kirk

Video & Digital Executive

He/Him

Nick's the guy who makes everything look great - including the Fish themselves!

Photographer, videographer and graphic designer, Nick is a man of many talents.  When he's not in the Aquarium you'll generally find him on his bike or wakeboarding.


Paul Briman

Growth Executive

He/Him

Having worked his way up to Principle Recruitment Consultant level before joining Firefish, Paul knows good recruitment software when he sees it! He loves working with recruitment leaders to help them overcome the challenges of modern recruitment by letting them see the endless possibilities that are at their fingertips with Firefish. 

Wendy McDougall

Chief Fish

She/Her

Wendy steers the good ship Firefish every day, but that's not everything!  There are definitely many things she has to do but her main priority is to create an innovative environment that allows the Firefish team to be awesome at their jobs and channel their energy into building an amazing product.  She loves working in the tech sector, with amazing people who are focused on creating a company they love being part of.

When she's not in the Aquarium she loves being at home with her gorgeous daughter Chloe and long term suffering husband Nick.  If she has time, you'll find her at the gym, wakeboarding in Loch Lomand, or if she gets the chance for a holiday she'll jet off to her home away from home: Menorca.

Amy Clark

Employer Branding Executive

She/Her

Having worked in both agency and in-house recruitment, Amy knows the sector inside out. With additional experience in Employer Branding and running social media pages, she is a great advocate for #LoveTheFish and makes sure all of our fish are happy from the moment they start and throughout their Firefish journey.

As our Employer Branding Executive, Amy organises special surprises for the fish, helps plan our social events and looks after our new collaborative Hub - Amy would say her most important job is keeping our Fish Bar stocked up!

Emma Ibell

Senior Finance & Operations Executive

She/Her

Emma is our resident movie buff, so you'll usually find her either in a cinema, at some type of movie event, or trawling through Netflix/Amazon trying to find a good documentary to watch. She also loves a good comedy gig/festival and trying out new restaurants.

Emma tells us that she likes working at Firefish because there’s a great team environment and everyone gets on so well with each other. She also loves learning about all aspects of the accounts and the challenge of learning the processes behind them.

Kai Murray

Chief Coach

She/Her

Kai is Director of Talent Ops, leading all things operational in the shoal and supporting our future leaders to make a positive impact!

Kai's passion for business and helping leaders to grow is infectious: She brings a wealth of experience and a seriously impressive track record of building highly successful teams and putting structures and systems in place to improve long-term performance.

She spent over 10 years as Managing Director of Search Consultancy. In 2000, Search was recognised as one of the UK’s 100 fastest growing private companies in Pricewaterhouse Coopers’ ‘Profit Track 100’ and Kai was acknowledged as Business Women of the Year.

Richard Mullen

Director of Operations

He/Him

Our money man has a penchant for numbers and keeping our books balanced, and can usually be found using his abacus to make sure all the numbers add up!

He's from the Emerald Isle and grew up near the beach in the North West of Ireland, but nowadays can be found in Glasgow either at the gym, running, playing football, watching movies or out and about seeing bands - with a Guinness in his hand, of course!

Vicki Moir

Head of Talent

She/Her

Vicki makes sure the shoal are swimming happily here in the Aquarium and looks for fabulous new Fish to join our Growth, Customer, Product and Technical Operations teams.  She loves being part of an amazing, growing team and a first class product and finds nothing more satisfying than seeing everyone thrive while being part of something so exciting.

Aberdeen born and raised, Vicki loves anything that makes her laugh (a good thing when your job title includes the word 'Happiness'), travelling to explore new places, attempting to whip up new culinary creations and watching films and documentaries.

Anthony Murchie

Data Executive

He/Him

Anthony is our super-star Junior Data Analyst and says that he loves working at Firefish because of the supportive and friendly atmosphere among the shoal, which allows him to confidently develop his Data Analyst skills.  He really enjoys working with data and databases as there are always new and evolving challenges to overcome, new techniques to learn and lots of problem solving opportunities.

In his spare time he enjoys bouldering, video gaming, playing the guitar and going to the gym.

Callum Orr

Customer Projects Executive

He/Him

We're lucky that we have managed to catch Callum as our newest Fish seeing as he has travelled and worked in numerous countries all over the world!

Callum now joins us as a Customer Success Executive and will be using his extensive experience in recruitment - both in the UK and China - to help our customers to swim to success.

Having only been back in the UK for a year, we're very glad he is now part of the Shoal!

Gary Brogan

Data Team Lead

He/Him

Glasgow-based Gary has a wealth of experience in data, project and people management having worked in a variety of sectors like the charity sector and for IT service providers.  He’s an integral part of our Data Team, with his SQL and SSIS experience and his passion for motivating and leading the team of data fishies onto their next migration.

Gillian Wilkinson

Senior Customer Projects Executive

She/Her

Gillian has a vast amount of experience in recruitment and just so happens that she used to be one of our clients!  Gillian was involved with the whole process of sourcing and moving her previous company to Firefish (including being the contact for their data migration) and has been desperate to be a Fish ever since as she was so impressed with the company, team and product.  Being based in Belfast had meant that she didn’t think it would ever be possible…but thanks to our WFA policy, it is now! 

Louise Cunningham

Director of Customer

She/Her

Louise lives our value of Be Your Customer, and is constantly thinking of innovative ways to ensure our clients enjoy the absolute best experience with Firefish.   She leads the team in all Customer-centric areas, helping our Data, Support and Success specialists in devising and providing added-value solutions for all our clients’ recruitment software needs.

Louise grew up in a little town by the sea called Ayr and is still waiting on her Hogwarts letter (who's gonna be the first to burst that bubble?). Louise loves to ski in Andorra but will happily swap the slopes for hot weather, sandy beaches and good bars. Closer to home, you'll often find Louise on the agility course with her gorgeous working cocker spaniel, Rory.

Peter Sallai

Data Executive

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Peter is originally from Slovakia but now lives in Kilmarnock (he’s picked up the accent well!) Before joining the shoal, he had been working on data migration, reporting analysis and testing at the University of Dundee since graduating in BSc Applied Computing there in 2018. 

Scott Sorbie

Customer Support Team Lead

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It's hugely important to us that our clients receive support from recruiters, as they understand your businesses and what you need to do to be successful.

That's just one of the reasons why Scott is such a splendid Customer Support Team Lead!  With a background in agency recruitment and a love of problem solving, Scott has a real dedication to ensuring our clients receive the best support possible.

Sinead Quinn

Customer Support Executive

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After eight years as a very busy temp recruiter, Sinead joined the shoal to help others swim to success!  She told us that her dream job would be a crime scene investigator as she loves getting into the nitty gritty and solving problems. These are key skills for a Customer Engagement Executive too, and she’s already demonstrating her amazing detective skills: despite only having been with us for a couple of weeks, she has received a 100% satisfaction rate from all the customers she’s supported so far!  

Stewart Pollock

Data Technical Lead

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Our Head of Data, Stewart is an integral part of our Technical Operations team - and your onboarding experience! - as he carries out complex migrations from an array of software systems, ensuring that your data is in exactly the right place.

When he's not in the Aquarium you find him training in Muay Thai or playing the guitar, although he is sadly no longer a member of (in his own words!) "possibly the world's worst band"!

Vicky Young

Senior Customer Projects Executive

She/Her

Vicky has over 10 years’ experience in agency and in-house recruitment, both in the UK and the Middle East. 

She's passionate about helping recruiters grow their businesses through recruitment best practice and effective use of Firefish. 

It’s safe to say she’s ideally placed to help our customers swim to success as a Senior Customer Success Executive! 

William Townsend

Head of Data

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William leads a team of developers who focus on ensuring that all Firefish technical operations are running smoothly.  This includes everything from automation, performance management, client technical onboarding and database management, to making sure the Fish have all the software and hardware they need to keep the good ship Firefish afloat!

William grew up in Nottingham and loves visiting theme parks. If he was a superhero, he'd choose the power of not having to sleep as - in his own words- "I'd get so much more done!" Interestingly, despite having a fear of heights he is both a qualified trampoline instructor and has been sky diving.

Alec Harley

Head of Build

Alec keeps our Beta Bunch in check, running our Agile development process and taking ownership of all things Beta development.  He ensures that work is prioritised and divided into sprint-sized chunks and monitors progress so that the product is kept crammed full of features that delight our clients!

When he's not in the Aquarium, avid gamer Alec spends much of his spare time playing various PC games, or watching Game of Thrones with a pizza.

Andrew Ferguson

Build Team Lead

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Andy is a Software Developer in our Beta team, and loves nothing better than see a line of code turn into a shiny new feature that will let our clients work even more efficiently.  

Andy tells us he's been on You've Been Framed, but we've not yet managed to convince him to show us his embarrassing video!

Andrew Mackay

Technical Architect & Co-Founder

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Andrew's primary focus is to ensure that the technical side of the business is running as smoothly as possible. He pretty much built the first version of the system single-handedly but now his main responsibilities are to ensure that the various development and support teams have what they need to take the product further, as we're constantly adding new features and improving the user-experience to give the best product we can to our users.

Andrew loves being outdoors and is a keen landscape photographer. He's recently taken up archery and also enjoy cooking – especially proper BBQ. TV-wise he likes crime dramas and sci-fi series like Sense 8 and Homeland.

Anthony Denovan

Software Developer

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Software Developer Tony loves solving problems and has a great eye for detail...which is very handy as he is part of the team that develops all our lovely new features!

It's not all work for Tony, though - he also likes to raise money for charity and has taken part in the Glasgow Kiltwalk as well as several gaming marathons.

Cleyra Uzcategui

Front End Developer

She/Her

Cleyra is originally from Venezuela and is a Front End Developer in our Product team.  She likes being a Fish because she feels like she's swimming in an aquarium full of challenges and good vibes.  

In her spare time she loves to go salsa dancing, to yoga classes, or on our rare sunny Scottish days you'll find her hosting a bbq!

Colin McKean

Senior Software Developer

Working on the front-end, Colin get to work with lots of different websites so sees a lot of variety with exciting designs and get to create great looking websites for our clients.

If it's a sofa night, he'll be watching Silicon Valley and tucking into a chocolate or caramel cheesecake, but Colin is most definitely no couch potato!  He loves to keep active, so he trains in Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu and also competes in obstacle race events like Tough Mudder and Spartan Race.

Craig Law

Product Experience Executive

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Craig keeps our Beta and Fast Track teams in check by making sure that all our new features are perfect prior to release!

With a great interest in all things techie, Craig is studying to become a full stack developer but still finds time to spend with his family and play football.

James Campbell

Build Technical Lead

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Our new Technical Lead for our Build Team, James has experience in the full Microsoft tech stack, working with bespoke application and content management systems across multiple sectors and has areal passion for quality code!  As well as enjoying playing football, James has recently started training to get his skydiving license.

John Mason

Senior Software Developer

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Glasgow-born John spent a few years working in Newcastle, but when the urge to come home hit him we were delighted for him to join the shoal as a Senior Developer. 

John goes down in history as our first remotely-onboarded Fish, but even though it took four months before anyone met him in person, he made a huge impact from his living room with his amazing development skills and cheeky sense of humour!

Jon Gibson

Senior Product Experience Executive

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Jon is our Senior Product Experience Executive and is a bit of a perfectionist...which is ideal when you're responsible for ensuring that each new feature and improvement does exactly what it's supposed to do, and makes the product even better.  

Jon hails from near Loch Lomond and if he had a superpower, he'd love to be able to manipulate time: perhaps so that he had more of it to spend on one of his favourite hobbies, hillwalking? Or maybe he could spend that time taking swimming lessons, as despite always wanting to have try a triathlon (and working in an Aquarium!) Jon can't actually swim!

Lewis Marasco

Senior Product Experience Executive

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Welsh wonder Lewis started his career as a super-star recruiter before moving into a more technical role where he would analyse and test software systems before delivering training to end users. 

What better skillset could there be for a Product Experience Specialist at Firefish?!

Lewis loves getting stuck in to testing new features to make sure they’re brilliant for recruiters and providing our customers with top-notch guides to help them successfully swim around their Firefish system.  

Natasha Shaurek

Associate Director of Build & App Support

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Our Macedonia marvel with the mean coding and developing skills is responsible for leading our Fast Track team of developers, who work on larger new product features and enhancements for Firefish.  Why does she #lovethefish?  Well, there's freedom for her to get on with her developing yet there is always someone to check she's on the right track, and she loves supporting her team to be super successful developers. Natasha certainly loves putting her brain to work!

She's "mum" to beautiful black lab Bella and loves all animals, so much so that whenever she goes on a city break she has to check out the local zoo.

Paul Lees

Software Developer

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Our Software Developer, Paul has had over 4 years experience within requirement gathering, coding, testing and maintaining C# applications. Paul's previous role involved building applications in MVC asp.net for both internal intranet and external internet access, meaning he should feel right at home in our App Support team!

Paul Owens

Software Developer

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API Developer Paul finds his role really fascinating as he loves the idea of integrating things and making computers do the work for you. He manages and extends the use of relevant 3rd party APIs, while identifying opportunities from other software vendors that can be added into the Firefish customer feature-mix.

Paul used to be an outdoor watersports instructor, so his office was the back end of a raft.  He loves all watersports, but if he was forced to pick a favourite it'd be kayaking.

Ross Turpie

Head of Product Experience

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Ex-recruiter Ross understands our users' businesses aims inside out and uses this knowledge to ensure that the UAT team can spot possible issues prior to features being released.  Not only that, he also looks after our client community, championing product improvements and new features that help recruiters to swim to success.

Outside the Aquarium Ross enjoys running and football.  He's actually allergic to seafood, but this in no way affects his ability to #lovethefish!

Shannon Greenhow

Product Experience Executive

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When she's not out unicycling around Liverpool, our Product Experience Executive, Shannon works on front end testing functionality and performance and puts all her focus on user acceptance to make sure our clients will be happy with what they receive.

Steven Blake

Senior Software Developer

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Steven is the Senior Software Developer within our Build Team! We are lucky that he brings plenty of experience within different front end development, frameworks, and operating systems.

As well as being a master in programming languages, Steven also enjoys working on projects and has previously set up a webpage that allows SPFL fans to pull records for specific seasons and compare the details of different football teams. He has also created a Lottery Bot Notifier that allows users to set up notifications to inform them when the Euromillions/Lotto has reached a desired jackpot – we’ll definitely be taking advantage of this!

Tommy Nicito

App Support Technical Lead

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Tommy, hails from Italy...so don't try to tell him that pineapple on pizza is proper food (and DEFINITELY don't get him started on what we call spaghetti bolognese in the UK!)

Tommy loves that his role is challenging with lots of variety, as he works on features and improvements to the current version of Firefish which are released every week.

As our resident coffee fanatic, Tommy loves the free coffee at Firefish, but when he's not in the Aquarium you'll find him spending time with his cats, munching on some cashew nuts while watching Netflix, reading or doing some voluntary work.

Waseem Khan

App Support Team Lead

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Our Manchester based technical whizz-kid Waseem leads a team of developers who make sure that your Firefish is always stable and issue-free so that you continue to #lovethefish!  

As well as having extensive hands-on experience of designing, coding and testing phases of software development, Waseem also has a wide-ranging knowledge of client-server and web-based application development. He loves using his vast management experience to keep the team on track and motivated, too!