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Digital Technology Recruitment


Our Clients

We are extremely proud of the impressive client base we have built over the years. We are trusted partners of some of the best digital technology driven businesses in London. Each relationship is founded on the basis of trust, honesty and integrity.

Some of the company we keep...

I have worked with Burns Sheehan both as a candidate and as a hiring manager for a number of IT positions, ranging from junior to executive level.

I have always been impressed with the firm’s professionalism and in particular have observed the following strengths which differentiate them from a lot of the competition. Firstly, they have an excellent understanding of the nature of my firm’s business which enables them successfully to take cultural fit into consideration when recommending candidates to us. Secondly, the network that they have established for the recruitment of candidates is outstanding and I am genuinely impressed at the contacts that they have which allows them to access a steady stream of excellent candidates for us.

A good recruitment firm should be able to reduce the amount of effort and uncertainty around the recruitment process for its clients. With the approach that Burns Sheehan takes, they continually manage to deliver this to us.

Lionel Hill, CIO, CBRE

BurnsSheehan have responded to challenging requirements and delivered exceptional candidates on time and on budget. They have always been prepared to go above and beyond to deliver against what they have committed to. The experience and network of contacts that they have brought to the process has been invaluable in meeting the needs of MOO, particularly in regard to technology recruitment.

Paul Jones, People Director at moo.com

I have been working with BurnsSheehan for more than 10 years. Their understanding of our business needs and culture enables them to provide us with high calibre people. They have always been professional, honest and good humoured. What makes them so great is that they really take the time to get to know their candidates beyond just matching skills and experience to a role profile.

Zoe Casey, HR Manager, Rightmove.co.uk

Burns Sheehan has been instrumental in helping us find the talent that makes up our technology team. I have worked closely with Chris since I started at Made.com and his understanding of the business needs, the team, industry and culture of the company enables him to provide us with exceptional candidates. They have always been professional, really easy to work with, honest and reliable and I would not hesitate in recommending Burns Sheehan to any business.

Kirsten Dellis, HR & Recruitment Assistant, MADE.COM

Areas of Expertise

Our talented recruiters are experts in finding technology candidates of the highest caliber across a number of sectors, including permanent, contract & retained projects. We specialise in the following sectors:

  • We are experts within the Product Management space and we are immersed within the Product Management community through our extensive network and technical knowledge. We have completed assignments for:

    • Product Manager
    • Product Owner
    • Product Analyst
    • Product Director
    • Head of Product
    • Chief Product Officer


  • Over the years Burns Sheehan has built a trusted network of mobile developers. In a market so dominated by contractors, this network is imperative to our success on not only contract but perm roles also. We look to utilise our network as well as tapping into the brilliant talent that mainland Europe has to offer within the Mobile world.

    • iOS
    • Android


  • We have an extensive network within the senior technology community and have completed numerous exclusive, retained searches for our clients. Our expertise extends to placing:

    • Chief Information Officer
    • Chief Technology Officer
    • Chief Digital Officer
    • Digital Transformation Director
    • Technology Director
    • Head of Infrastructure
    • Head of Consulting
    • Head of Architecture
    • Head of Product
    • Head of Development
    • Operations Director


  • We have an extensive network within the Startup and SME community in London and have completed numerous exclusive, on-site, contingency and retained recruitment assignments for our clients. We place technologists at all levels across the Open Source Stack which includes Java, Python, Scala, Ruby and PHP. We connect with:

    • Chief Technology Officers
    • Development Managers
    • Software Architects
    • Technical Leads
    • Software Engineers
    • Support Developers


  • Our knowledge of the IT infrastructure arena, coupled with our network of candidates, allows us to offer the closest fit for our clients’ varied requirements. We have placed candidates into the following roles:

    • Enterprise Architect
    • IT Security Consultant
    • Network Engineer
    • Storage Engineer
    • Systems Administrator
    • Technical Analyst
    • IT Infrastructure Director
    • IT Operations Director
    • CIO
    • Project Manager
    • Business Analyst


  • We work with some of the most prestigious companies in the Cloud solutions sector as well as exciting, fast growing start-ups. We have an extensive network of talented and passionate Cloud technology professionals, not only in the UK but also across Europe. If you are looking to grow your team or find a new challenge then we are ideally positioned to help you achieve this.

    • Implementation Consultant
    • Technical Consultant
    • Pre-Sales
    • Customer Success Manager
    • Project Manager
    • Business Analyst
    • Technical Support
    • Escalation Manager


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 How We Do It 

Unrivalled & Innovative Recruiting Methods

Operating on a quality over quantity basis; the goal is to provide a world-class service to candidates and clients alike. The majority of our business is done through referrals and long-standing relationships with existing clients, proof of our first-rate reputation in the market.

 We Network 

With a network second-to-none
we remain on the front foot

Keeping up-to-date with the latest technology trends and immersing ourselves in the tech community, as well as trying new and innovative 'social recruiting' methods, enables us to unearth the finest technology talent on the market. Together, with almost one hundred years of combined experience, our network is vast. Not only is our client base expanding but so too is our presence within the technology community, through networking with both active and passive candidates.


We partner, advise and help ambitious, technology led organisations grow & transform through our unrivalled access to the network of the best technology talent in the market.

Sean Burns

Jon Sheehan

Mat Lilley

JT Pontet

Fleur Holland-Haque

Simon Evans

Managing Director

Sean Burns

Sean is the co-founder and Managing Director of Burns Sheehan with responsibility for the strategic direction of the business and networking within the Technical Community. Sean also leads senior Executive Search engagements. In life prior to working at Burns Sheehan Sean was a school teacher and professional Rugby player with London Irish. When Sean is not in the Burns Sheehan office he can either be found chasing his 4 children around West London, being tormented by Coventry City FC or searching for lost golf balls.

Managing Director

Jon Sheehan

Jon, known as “Baz” is the co-founder and Managing Director of Burns Sheehan. He has been Recruiting within the Digital Technology space for the last 17 years and is passionate about delivering a 1st class service to our clients and giving our candidates an experience that they will not forget. Jon also leads senior Executive Search engagements. When he is not in the Burns Sheehan office he can seen be watching Football (big Arsenal & Old Blues FC fan), watching Rugby (Old Blues RFC & England mainly but any game really) or beating Sean on the golf course!

Director of Digital

Mat Lilley

Mat is our Director of Digital and manages a team of 10 Digital technology specialist recruiters, along with managing a number of our major accounts. He’s been recruiting Digital technologists for as long as they have existed and has a proven track record of successfully building and developing relationships in this sector with a range of companies from Day 1 startups to global digital brands. Mat has always been passionate about delivering the best service available within his marketplace and thus has found his natural home within Burns Sheehan. When not in the office, Mat will be found practicing growing his beard, listening to Indie music, buying contemporary Art and obsessing about sports cars. He’s married to Gloria, but she might have forgotten that by now.


JT Pontet

Jean Thor, known as “JT”, joined Burns Sheehan in 2007 and became a Director in 2012. JT recruits technology infrastructure Architects and Project Managers while managing one of our two departments. When JT is not in the Burns Sheehan office he spends time building (read: posing on) custom motorcycles and photographing just about everything he can.

Director of Business Operations

Fleur Holland-Haque

Fleur is the Director of Business Operations at Burns Sheehan and she is responsible for the smooth running of back office, ensuring that clients and candidates receive a 1st class quality service from us. Before life at Burns Sheehan, Fleur was Head of Resourcing for Veritas and latterly Symantec. When she not in the Burns Sheehan office, Fleur can be found obsessively reading interior decorating magazines, posting pictures of food on the internet & sampling homemade cocktails!


Simon Evans

Simon is a Director of Burns Sheehan, responsible for the growth of our Cloud & Mobility Practice. He has been recruiting within the Technology sector for the last 8 years and is passionate about delivering an excellent service to both clients and candidates alike. Simon has just become a new Dad for the first time so outside of the office he can mainly be found changing nappies and trying to catch up on much needed sleep! When Simon isn’t in the office, he enjoys watching his beloved Man Utd play football & reading History books!


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