Staffgroup Leadership Team

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Nils Richter

Managing Director · Berlin

Accountable for the entire Staffgroup business, Nils develops the sales, operational and geographical strategy for the business.

Leading cross-cultural teams, driving innovation in developing markets, building and establishing new businesses and empowering team members, have been always the motivators of Nils.,

With an excellent reputation in the market, and more than 15 years’ recruitment experience in performance and growth-oriented environments, Nils has positively influenced and motivated large and ambitious teams and is a driving force behind Staffgroup’s continued expansion.

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Brendan Lingham

Director of IT International Unit · London

Heading up the international IT vertical at Staffgroup, Brendan combines his visionary and bright hands-on mentality with an individual intercultural approach.
His teams operate within specific Geographical Regions across Europe and Technology domains to ensure each of his consultants possesses in-depth understanding and expertise to deliver only the top-performing talent within those niche markets.
Taking full responsibility for developing end-to-end partner management relationships with our clients, Brendan is focused on leading and supporting each of his teams to consistently provide the high-quality and trusted service we pride ourselves on. He has accumulated over 10 years of recruitment experience, partnering with several prestige clients within several industries to support their talent acquisition across Europe.

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Sonny Verbeet

Director of HR Unit · Berlin

Ambitious and entrepreneurial, Sonny brings unparalleled HR recruitment expertise to the role. With next level proficiency in launching businesses into new geographies and markets across Europe, he will be a key player in the expansion of our brand.

With a great personality, attitude and work ethic, Sonny fits in well with our culture, purpose and aspirations. He is enthusiastic and excited about the direction of the brand and has a plethora of ideas for revolutionising sales.

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Lena Birk

Director of IT Perm Unit · Berlin

Lena is a positive-thinking person with a winning mindset. She is a salesperson through and through with an in-depth knowledge in IT recruitment. After successfully completing her Master of Science in Mathematics, Lena joined Staffgroup in May 2015. Initially, she built up the Berlin IT market and established a strong team. Now, she is utilising her exceptional leadership and management skills to develop the sales team and drive the Staffgroup business in Germany forward. Her overall vision is to positively influence how people think about recruitment.

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Hani Al-Kutbi

Director of IT Contracting Unit · Berlin

Hani is a warm and kind person who is bursting with energy with a great sense of humor. Sales is not only his job, but also his passion. Hani has worked in sales since 2011 and has become our Director at Staffgroup through his drive, expertise and genuine knowledge of management, recruitment and IT. He has a strong commitment to Staffgroup and supported the business growth by moving to Stuttgart to open and grow the first office in South Germany. He uses his skills and experience in management and team development to act as a strategic partner for our clients and to grow the Staffgroup business.

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Samentha Schewe

Director Property & Construction Unit · Hamburg

Samentha is a well-respected executive in the recruitment of specialists in the fields of construction & engineering. As a long-standing expert in her sector, Samentha now leads the Hamburg office for Staffgroup and concentrates especially on constant growth and increasing success for her business unit. Strong in the conception and implementation of new processes and structures, Samentha is an established manager who, in addition to her own market, also takes care of her employees who have passion for our values.

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Lorna Bunnell

Brand Director · London

Lorna is a dynamic, creative and hands-on marketing professional with 10 years’ experience of conceptualising and executing successful marketing, PR, branding, CSR and communications campaigns. Her experience includes supporting the FMCG, facilities services and recruitment sectors, as well as contributing to Cordant’s journey from a corporate to a purpose driven organisation. With a keen eye for detail, strong problem-solving skills and ability to deliver on time and on budget, Lorna thrives when managing multiple projects and leading, and motivating results-driven teams.

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Nicola Eastwood

T&D Director · London

Nicola has worked in Learning and Development since 1998 and joined Cordant Group in 2014. Nicola thrives in the fast paced environment of L&D, and enjoys working with people keen to explore and meet their career aspirations. Energetic, approachable, and a pleasure to be around, Nicola is recognised for her enthusiasm, passion and ability to support colleagues across our business – no matter their goals or objectives.

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Claire Lang

HR Director · London

Claire is a strategic global HR professional with the expertise to translate organisational needs and goals into deliverable people plans. Confidently able to influence at a senior level Claire is commercially astute with proven ability to set and deliver bespoke HR strategy and first class HR service to the workforce. A highly accomplished Senior HR professional within the Recruitment, Education and Healthcare sectors.

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Huy Vu

Senior Controller · Berlin

Huy is analytically and ambitiously pursuing the goal of using data to raise Staffgroup to the next level. Huy was hired as a Junior Controller at Staffgroup in 2018 and worked his way up to a Senior Controller within two years. As an internal data service provider, Huy supports the directors with meaningful financial and performance reports in order to allow the business to grow sustainably. In close cooperation with Nils and the Cordant Board, he creates synergies between the various brands and thus also develops Staffgroup into one of the leading recruitment companies in Europe.

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