Leadership

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

Fleur Holland-Haque

Chris Spranklen

Simon Evans

Louise Smith

Luke Pentney

Joana Fedosenko

Chris McGowan

Co-Founder & CEO


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.

Co-Founder & Head of CX


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 be seen 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 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 is not in the Burns Sheehan office, Fleur can be found obsessively reading interior decorating magazines, posting pictures of food on the internet & sampling home-made cocktails!

Managing Director


Chris Spranklen

I love working with tech led start-ups in London. I've a mix of on-site/agency experience & I'm well networked in the Open Source community

#lovemytechgadgets #aperolspritz #lovesouthlondon #coys #cheeky

Senior Director


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!

Director


Louise Smith

I'm a Principal Consultant covering Product Management & Agile Delivery.

#northerner #chocoholic #lovesummer #shoptoomuch #dancingqueen

Director


Luke Pentney

I'm a Director at Burns Sheehan heading up the TechOps team who specialise in finding high quality Systems Administration, DevOps, SRE, Security, Networking and Support professionals for our clients.

#DevOps #Burnssheehan #Music #Guitar #Chelseafc

Finance Manager


Joana Fedosenko

I am the Finance Manager at Burns Sheehan. I make sure that all the financial aspects of the business are carefully looked after.

#finance #childcare #busybee #neverenoughtime

Director - Head of Manchester


Chris McGowan

I manage the Burns Sheehan Manchester team, recruiting across the Tech and Digital industries.

#Manchester #NFL #NewYorkGiants #Nerd #Mexican

London Office Team

Sarah Moir

Rosie Burrin

Oliver Lochhead

Joss Newman

Tom Dunford

Jamie Thuillier

Jay Despojo

Naz Chohan

Jordan Rogers

Jake Wilson

Riannon Dodd

Nick Wright

Jonny Guy

Simon Tunmore

Becca Rose

Finance & Credit Control Manager


Sarah Moir

I am the Finance Assistant at Burns Sheehan, supporting Joana with all Finance related tasks.

#finance #family&friends #socialbumblebee #frenchmartinis #pampering

Compliance Administrator


Rosie Burrin

Principal Consultant & Head of Onsite Partnerships


Oliver Lochhead

Leading our "On Demand" Talent Acquisition Subscription Service for Start-ups & Scale-ups

#Foodie #Music #Sport #London #Tech

Principal Consultant


Joss Newman

I am a Principal Consultant specialising in the networks area. I'm interested in speaking to experienced network security professionals.

#beer #music #golf #london #newyork #suit #tie

Senior Consultant


Tom Dunford

I recruit Infrastructure roles.

#football #skiing #bigears #babyface #fishandchips

Graduate Technology Recruiter


Jamie Thuillier

Infrastructure Team

Consultant, Digital


Jay Despojo

I am a technology recruiter in the contracts team, specializing in Testing and QA.

#testing #guitar #tech #travel #music

Senior Technology Recruiter


Naz Chohan

I am a Consultant in the Backend Engineering Team

#HakunaMutata #MyCatWatson #Tupac #SweetsAndChocolate #HarveySpecter

Graduate Technology Recruiter


Jordan Rogers

Engineering Team - Java & Backend Engineering

Senior Technology Recruiter


Jake Wilson

Engineering Team - Frontend

Recruitment Consultant


Riannon Dodd

JavaScript Specialist at Burns Sheehan

#JavaScript #laugh

Head of Data


Nick Wright

#phoenixnights #dogs #chillibeef #footballmanager #oldschool

Principal Data Consultant


Jonny Guy

I have experience recruiting across a variety of verticals within technology however my key focus and interest is with data. When I’m not looking for top data talent then you’ll find me watching sport and praying that Liverpool finally win the Premier League.

#data #toptalent ##LiverpoolFC

Technology Recruiter


Simon Tunmore

Data Team

Community Lead


Becca Rose

Manchester Office Team

Tom Wood

Dan Billington

John Beesley

Stephanie Yacoubian

Josh Hadfield

Bethany Baron

Chris Parr

Principal Consultant


Tom Wood

Tom works in our Manchester team leading on senior roles within digital technology businesses. He’s a recent addition “up North” following his time recruiting for technology businesses in London. You’ll struggle to find someone with more positivity and knowledge on the weather in the North West.

#positivity #rain

Senior Consultant


Dan Billington

Dan works from our Manchester office and focuses mainly on Data and Software Development roles. In his spare time Dan is a fan of sport and has a passion for WWE & professional wrestling.

#DataScience #MachineLearning #Python #SoftwareDevelopment #JustBringIt #YouCan’tSeeMe

Senior Recruitment Consultant


John Beesley

John works in the Burns Sheehan Manchester office.

Senior Technology Recruiter


Stephanie Yacoubian

Working in partnership with a select range of technology led companies, I work with Software Developers of all levels, backgrounds and teams hosting a variety of projects including the build, development and support of: • High Volume Transaction Platforms • Low Latent / Concurrent Systems and Applications • Internal Systems and Tools • Major Digital Transformations • Microservice Architectures • Bespoke Products • Other Greenfield Projects

#helpful #kind #honest #positive

Senior Technology Recruiter


Josh Hadfield

Recruitment Consultant


Bethany Baron

Hi, I’m Beth and I’m working the Python and PHP Development roles within the Manchester office with businesses and teams currently in their first scale up phase with applications in Engineering and FinTech.

#python #php #fintech #cooking #science #techno

Senior Technology Recruiter


Chris Parr

Advisory Board

Nick McKittrick

Nick co-founded Rightmove in 2000 and was responsible for building the business from its beginnings to the market leading technology platform it is today, serving as COO and CEO during his 17 years with the company.

Trevor Mather

With a background in technology and consulting, in 2013 Trevor transitioned from leading the global software consultancy ThoughtWorks to his current role as CEO of Auto Trader.

Neil Munn

Having started his career with Unilever, Neil has a strong history in marketing. Now Global CEO at BBH, he draws from his creative, branding and consultancy experience to deliver real impact to the business.

Meet The Team