The IF Recruitment Team
Joseph is an experienced business leader with over 20 years recruitment experience. He has been successful at starting and scaling up recruitment businesses over this period. He started in the I.T industry for a leading multinational recruitment brand having finished university, launching his first recruitment business in the construction sector a few years later.
Success is all important to Joseph, as is the empowerment of his peers to share in that success. He is passionate about cultivating good working practices that grow and enhance the client base.
In his spare time Joseph enjoys going to the Gym, and playing Cricket for his local team and spending time with his family.
Kelly started her career setting up and administering Limited Companies for contractors working via Recruitment Agencies within the IT, Medical and Teaching sectors. She went on to set up a leading profiled independent agency supplying the Construction, Technical, and Mechanical Sectors throughout the UK with her husband Joseph. In October 2015 Kelly and Joseph acquired Ifftner Solutions Ltd known today as IF Recruitment. Kelly supports the business keeping everyone up to date with ever changing Legislation and Compliance. To relax Kelly enjoys horse riding and is a member of a small woman’s back to netball team where she can be found on the court.
Ian has over 20 years’ experience in the IT Recruitment industry.
Originally beginning his career in Media Sales with the Trinity Mirror, Ian decided to move into recruitment with Austin Benn. He later joined S3 where he was part of the launch of Computer Futures Thames Valley Office and subsequently became a founder member for two start-ups within the S3 Group.
Ian’s experience has lead him to Directorships at Recruitment Companies whose primary focus is working with start-up businesses in the online and digital space. Ian joined IF Recruitment in January 2019, with the focus on driving IF’s growth as a global brand.
Head of Permanent Recruitment
Melanie’s 20+ years of IT Recruitment is fundamental for our clients, candidates and our Recruitment team.
Melanie is a valued member of the team who actively contributes to the successful running of IF Recruitment. Her wealth of knowledge of the IT Sector in general is key in supporting the development of our consultants. Not only this, but her reputation in the sector is a particular advantage for understanding our clients requirements and delivering the best in calibre of candidate.
During her 20 + years of IT Recruitment, Melanie has observed many changes and developments In the technology sector – Initially supporting Unisys and then Dell EMC, Melanie now focuses her expertise predominantly in Backup technologies, Virtualisation, Cloud Solutions and Infrastructure Recruitment. Her career emanates from supporting business in East Anglia to enterprise clients globally. She manages a team of permanent consultants, oversees the contract team and is a key decision maker in IF business strategy. Melanie is the anchor of IF and has been part of the evolution of growth in the company.
Dan leads our team of contract recruitment consultants within the extremely successful RPO & MSP sector. This is paired with managing a number of IF Recruitments blue chip key accounts. Dan works within a very broad role where he pairs strong strategic account management skills with the ability to consistently identify the best talent in the market for IF’s clients across a wide range of technology sectors.
After a number of successful years in recruitment Dan has built up a wealth of knowledge within the technology sector and has a very strong network of clients and candidates that is consistently growing across new regions. He has built his reputation on consistent and successful delivery of recruitment campaigns for our clients and he is a big advocate of:
“It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.”—Benjamin Franklin”
Outside of the office Dan is a real traveller and loves to jet off to sunnier climates as frequently as possible. He also loves long walks early in the morning with his pooch Bentley the Beagle.
Chelsea leads our team of contract recruitment professionals in the Cloud, Storage, Virtualisation and Data space. She is a dedicated Account Manager and Delivery Lead of Enterprise level clients that we are proud to partner with. She provides a wealth of knowledge within the sector and is proud of the network she has built within her years of recruitment. Both the team and Chelsea work tirelessly to continue to expand this network globally, placing candidates both inside and outside of the UK.
Chelsea has a profound desire to help people succeed and strives to provide the very best customer service to both client and candidate. Her strengths are demonstrated by a proven background in relationship building (with both clients and candidates) along with her positive energy and drive. Chelsea will always go above and beyond to make the process as smooth as possible for both parties. She is passionate about meeting new people, delivering the best and continuing the growth of IF Recruitment in the world of Cloud, Storage, Virtualisation and all things Data!
In her spare time, Chelsea loves to travel the world and is often heard whispering about her next well deserved holiday!
Team Leader – IT & HR Recruitment
Gemma is responsible for leading the team of Permanent Recruitment Consultants at IF. She brings a mixture of life and career experience from a history in Finance, Business Management, HR and IT Recruitment.
Gemma specialises in finding niche skills that can support both Enterprise companies and SME’s in East Anglia. Leading the delivery on our partnership with Innovation Martlesham and Tech East, a rapidly growing network of digital technology businesses that IF are proud to support, Gemma can often been seen networking at these events. Her recruitment expertise covers both technical and non-technical requirements and her network of DV and SC Cleared professionals is enviable!
Gemma is a driven individual who constantly seeks to advance herself, achieving her CIPD5 HR Management Certificate in 2019. Outside of work Gemma is a qualified Florist and a dabbling Artist when time allows, she lives locally in the Woodbridge area with her two typically lovely teenage children who definitely keep her a busy mum when away from the office.
Ricky is a Contract Recruitment Consultant in the ‘Managed Service’ team, who delivers outstanding service to our clients and contractors. Ricky recruits contract/freelance professionals and often assists the cloud & storage team in the delivery of candidates to our enterprise client portfolio. He is renowned for thinking ‘Outside the Box’ when it comes to finding those hard to find skills. His IT Recruitment knowledge is vast and covers a variety of sectors and skills, although he does have a particular flair for placing Programme and Project Managers!
Ricky has a bachelors degree in Sociology, and loves working with people. He is a natural communicator with a professional attitude.
In his free-time, Ricky can be found gaming, socialising with friends, or keeping up to date with the latest electronic music.
Since joining us, Thomas has established himself as a trusted Consultant in the permanent team within IF Recruitment. He is focused on both networking & establishing relationships. Alongside identifying the ‘best candidates’ available to our clients he is equally committed in securing the ‘dream opportunity’ for our candidates.
His exceptional ability to identify the right role for the right candidate makes Thomas the go to Consultant in this industry.
Thomas is also responsible for updating IF Recruitment’s blog and keeping you updated with the latest developments in the market. This compliments his passion about all things IT and tech related and in his spare time he is an amateur Machine Learning /AI enthusiast.
Outside of Recruitment he enjoys spending time with his young family
Josh is our new recruit! His enthusiasm and personality is infectious. Josh focuses his efforts working in our Contract ‘Managed Services’ team at IF Recruitment and is committed to delivering high caliber candidates and building out his network in the Software Development space.
He has a keen desire to learn the industry and brings such a positive energy to the office.
He lives by the motto- ” I would like to be more tomorrow than I am today”
Josh in his spare time, loves music. He can play the piano, guitar, likes to produce and sing. We even heard he made it onto ‘The Voice’!
Dr. Andrew Twist
Andrew has 16 years + experience in accounting and is a key member of the Finance & Accounting Function here at IF. He is responsible for tracking and reporting the performance of the company. Prior to his career in Accounting, Andrew was a Scientist and worked as a Lab Technician for more than 12 years. He holds a doctorate from Kings College London in Chemistry.
In his spare time, Andrew enjoys gardening, cooking and playing croquet.
Shelly runs a tight ship when it comes to paperwork! She is responsible for administrating contracts, P/O’s and oversees compliance and onboarding. Her role is pivotal to the team and our contractors. Shelly keeps everybody on top form with her vibrant personality and caring nature and is the first point of contact for many of our contractors. In her spare time, Shelly loves to spend time with her friends and loved ones. She is also is extremely active (Walking, Running, Swimming and attending the gym!).
Hilary has been with IF for 3 years and is part of the Finance & Administration team. She runs our payroll function – inputting the information and checking all invoices and timesheets that are submitted. She loves animals and outside of work spends time with her 2 beautiful thoroughbred horses, husband and family