If you’re looking for a role in Game Design or Production, then Kai is your guy! Arguably our most well travelled consultant, having been born in Dubai, growing up in Brighton, and travelling around South East Asia and New Zealand, Kai can find you your dream job wherever you are or want to be in the world.
Our People Operations Manager, Kelly, is in charge of looking after our wonderful team. Kelly works her socks off to make us as happy as can be and ensure Skillsearch is the best place in town to work! In her time off you can find Kelly snowboarding or enjoying the countryside in the New Forest – unfortunately not at the same time – spending time with her lovely family and pets, playing netball, pilot gig rowing, running, making homemade pizza... The list goes on. What a talented People Operations Manager we have!
Ryan leads our dev team, focusing on scouting out the best programmers in the industry! We think he’s working here mostly to get his hands on new Lord of the Rings VR experiences as soon as they come out although, with his level of knowledge, maybe he should be helping make them instead! He is one of the few people on the team that is a born and bred Brightonian. In fact, he has never moved far - to the point where the last time he moved, it was only 2 doors down from his old place!
Wade works on our Design and Production desk alongside Andy, and if you ever doubted that our team are true games lovers, he’s here to prove you wrong! In his spare time you can find Wade building intricate stories for his role as a Dungeon Master in DND, or at his local game store playing TTRPG games. Games aren’t his only love however, his favourite memory being seeing the Northern Lights on a birthday hike in Findland! Get in touch with Wade to discuss Design and Production opportunities today...
Dan works in our tech team as a Technical Resourcing Specialist alongside Mark. When he’s not busy sourcing the best talent in the ERP/Oracle/Cloud space, you can find him raving about firecracker chicken, West Ham and his two dogs Goldie and Basil. Get in touch with Dan if you’re looking for a new challenge in the form of an ERP/Oracle/Cloud role!
Emily S works alongside Emily A in the Business Operations arm of our games team, forming the spectacular team that is ‘The Emilys’! Despite Emily confessing she’s about as talented as a sponge, we have to disagree – she is extremely talented at finding our candidates the role they’ve been longing for... Get in touch with Emily if you’re looking for a new sales, recruitment or publishing role in games today!
Our Operations Manager, Eleanor looks after all things contractors and clients, as well as our team in the office – she is the friendly face who you can count on to answer any query you have. When she’s not in the office or travelling around America, Eleanor can be found pushing herself to the limits at boot camp and looking after her gorgeous guinea pigs!
Dan works with Joe and his team working to find the best Game Artists in North America the job they’ve been waiting for! He’s a big gamer himself, so you can be sure you’re in good hands if Dan’s looking after you, just don’t bring up Deathtrap Dungeon as playing that game on PS1 many years ago has left him scarred for life! Get in touch with Dan for Art opportunities in North America.
Chay works alongside Katie and Ryan as a Games Programming Resourcer after a dramatic career change from being a plumber, so you can be sure to count on Chay to get you unstuck from an unideal job and smoothly into a new role! Don’t worry, he’s also got a gaming background with his favourite series being Modern Warfare and of course Crash Bandicoot, so with these combined skills he’s sure to bag you the role you’ve been waiting for!
Our Oracle expert, Mark, has dedicated nearly a decade to growing our Oracle practice here at Skillsearch. He is a keen cricketer who bats a bit, bowls a bit less and is amazing at standing in the field. A Manchester United fan and a proud Father, Mark holds the record for having more things from Amazon delivered to the office than everyone else combined. He also has an infectious laugh so try and get him going when you speak to him.
Katie is our candidate queen and spends her time listening to people paint pictures of their dream job ready for whenever that job pops up. As one of our resident Women in Games Ambassadors, Katie is an advocate for women getting the job they want and deserve in the Games Industry! Her claim to fame is meeting the Queen which in turn led to movie stardom (sort of)- ask her about it!
Ray is based with our team in Manila and strives to scout out the best talent in the industry by speaking to candidates and passing on the cream of the crop to our consultants to help find them the job they’ve been waiting for! We love it when gamers join our team and Ray is no exception. When he’s not on the phone to candidates you’ll find Ray playing Resident Evil with his feline sidekick, Whiskey, by his side!
Nathan works in our tech team here at Skillsearch, we reckon he landed the job thanks to putting his world record on his CV - being a part of the world's longest pub crawl (a difficult task for a man that can't burp. Nathan can be found in the boxing ring or playing football when he isn't recruiting or breaking records!
Emily specialises in Sales, Recruitment and Publishing in the Games Industry and is committed to being a great matchmaker for candidates & studios. In her spare time Emily is found taking on one of her many passions like baking, painting or adrenaline sports! Despite having travelled a lot over the years, her happy place is by the sea, so we’re hoping she’ll hang around for a long time thanks to our seaside office location!
Our Operations Assistant, Eve, assists Eleanor in looking after all things contractors and clients – a keen cook and is always here to help! In her spare time Eve can often be found in the kitchen cooking up a storm, we’re hoping she’ll whip us up some treats inspired by her favourite film The Grand Budapest Hotel…
Our Art Resourcer, Eleanor is on hand to help candidates with expertise in all areas of game art from Character Artists to Environment Artists, UI Artists, Technical Artists and everything in between – so get in touch if you’re looking for a new role in this space! There’s no rest for the wicked as in her spare time you’ll find Eleanor working on her side hustle – crocheting! Ask her about her Etsy shop to see her latest creations...
If you’re looking for a job in Workday, Charlie is our in-house expert! He’s loyal - having learned from the best with his two black Labradors Ziggy and Freddy – so Charlie will stick with you until he gets you settled in the right job! Catch him while you can though – Charlie’s dream is to own a house in the mountains where he can ski to his heart’s content, so get in touch before jets off to The Alps!
Freya is our word wizard and seems to have beautiful words stored in her hands just ready to fall out onto a page. Lucky for us she has chosen to share her skill with us to look after our marketing and make everything you see as enjoyable as possible. Her favourite things to do around Brighton are visits to Devils Dyke and Ditchling Beacon to enjoy the wonderful scenery so with this and her love of words we imagine that in another life she would’ve been the heroine in a Jane Austen novel or Belle from Beauty and the Beast.
As a member of our APAC team, when Victoria isn't finding her candidates the perfect role, she’s busy taking advantage of her waterside location by flexing her SCUBA diving skills! Be sure to get in touch with her if you’re looking for a new role in games and she will dive headfirst into finding the role you’ve been waiting for!
Ash is one of our Animation, Development & Marketing consultants, working on Joe's team to find the best candidates the market has to offer! However, being great at finding the best people the best jobs isn’t Ash’s only claim to fame... His first taste of success was when he featured in an ad for the Champion’s League! If a job in animation, development or marketing is your goal, get in touch with Ash today!
Jay is a resourcer on our art team, working alongside Joe, although resourcing is not Jay’s only talent… He also DJs and runs Brighton’s biggest electronic dance music label, so when he’s not in the office you can catch him in shows across the city and making content for his YouTube channel!
Our Social Media Administrator, Emily is a key part of our marketing team – writing job ads, blogs, creating content and more, allowing us to attract the best talent from all over the globe. In her spare time Emily can be found sipping a cider, swimming in the Brighton sea, or convincing her co-workers to go vegan! Keep your eyes peeled for Emily’s content on our social pages!
Giles runs our Gaming & Interactive division and specialises in forming tight knit teams, whether that’s for a studio or in our office. He represented his county at rugby for every age group from 12 onwards which no doubt helped him to cultivate his excellent understanding of team dynamics. Giles is known for his warmth and willingness to take time to work through any issues that may arise, although make sure you don’t try and share his food as then you won’t be getting a warm welcome – Giles doesn’t share food!
Our CEO fitness fanatic and father of 3 Richard will be found running or in the gym every lunch as he says that’s the only place he ever gets any peace and quiet. Voted 9 out of 10 as a geek by the team Richards top 3 loves are Star Wars, Tottenham Hotspur and his family – although we aren’t sure in which order. Richard is the office oracle and says what he doesn’t know about recruitment isn’t worth knowing – we haven’t managed to prove him wrong yet!
Our Associate Director, Joe, joins Giles in heading up our Games and Interactive division, his passion springing from being blown away by the effects in Star Wars at a young age. His love hasn’t wavered and Joe always seems to bring out a new Star Wars t shirt every dress down we have! We are lucky to have him considering that he once got stuck half way up a mountain in Borneo so now he goes for flatter holidays – most recently driving across America in a Mustang.
Andy leads our Game Design and Production division on our games team and his favourite games are narrative-based, survivor horror and strategy so Andy is a great person to have on your side during a zombie apocalypse! Aside from gaming, his spare time is dedicated to trying lasagne from as many different Italian restaurants as humanly possible. We all support his pursuit of this mission during office lunchtimes - especially if there are leftovers! Get in touch with Andy for all your lasagne, apocalypse and Game Design/Production needs!
Sam works on our Development team, with a focus on the North American market. When he’s not scouting out the best talent across the pond, you can find him strolling on Brighton seafront and checking out all of our home town’s best pubs and beach bars! Sam is a talented bodybuilder and is just as talented at speed eating as he once ate 50 chicken wings in under ten minutes! Think you can beat that or are looking for a new development role in North America? Get in touch with Sam today.
“I want to express my gratitude for the exceptional work provided by Skillsearch in the hiring process for my current role as an ERP Implementation Consultant. As someone who came from a finance background with no prior experience in tech consulting, I was hesitant to apply for the position. Howev …”
De Novo Solutions
“It was so great to get a chance to work with Giles to find the right opportunity for me and my career. He really wants to find the best people for the best roles and his passion for his work shows in the determination he has to find the right fit. I highly recommend his services if you are either …”
Mac Cauley, Gameplay Engineer
“Eleanor has a dedication that is rarely seen in talent acquisition industry, the communication and dedication from her side were at the next level, always being available and making time for clarifications that arise when starting discussions with a new company. Thank you, Eleanor!”
Alberto Florea, Senior 3D Environment Artist
“In a very challenging recruitment climate, Katie at Skillsearch has been by some margin our most successful recruitment agent. I would highly recommend.”
Adrian Hawkins, CTO
“Ben was key to helping me land my latest role. He kept me consistently informed of any updates regarding the position but also gave me plenty of information regarding the company that assisted me throughout the interview process. Ben is a very personable character and was always lovely to speak w …”
Thomas King, Technical Consultant
“It was an awesome experience working with Kai, he is attentive and went above and beyond to follow up with me before and after interviewing. He was always prepared with new opportunities for me to choose from, which allowed me to interview with confidence that not only were the roles with good co …”
Sarah Regalado, Producer
“Daniel is without a doubt the best recruiter that I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. He was consistently attentive, informative and I truly felt that I had the very best representation as a candidate. He’s personable, professional and has expert knowledge of the Gaming Industry. I highly …”
Keith Lea, Art Outsourcing Manager
“After over 2 decades of career in video games it has been rare the occasion when someone in the talent acquisition business has helped me find my way into new and exciting challenges. Jake is a remarkable example of professionality, transparency and dedication. I truly thank him for how smooth th …”
Raul Ovejero Saiz, Art Director
“We absolutely love working alongside Cassie, she has brought life & order into our recruitment process! She has helped us fill 12 roles in 5 months, widened our talent pool and helped us build a more diverse studio! She often spots gaps and opportunities for Studio growth and it really feels …”
Lara Willis, Studio Manager
“I have worked with Skillsearch for the duration of my project on a number of recruitment opportunities. Skillsearch offer a professional and collaborative service providing a quick turn around with quality resource. When defining a resource requirement, Skillsearch worked with me to ensure they u …”
Global Payroll Project Manager