Meet the Team

  • Oli Ciecierski Senior Consultant

    I focus within Telecommunications at ICP Search ? complimenting the convergence of our Satellite Communications, Connected Media and Smart Tech & IoT teams across ICP Search. We partner with major carriers through to start-ups, working with established technology areas whilst simultaneously exploring innovative and industry-leading products and services that are changing the technology landscape (much like our clients!).

    Typically, I operate at the mid- to senior-level and also provide clients with Value-Added Services fulfilling research-based projects including market mapping, employee on-boarding and diversity & inclusion projects.

    Prior to joining ICP Search, I recruited for Life Sciences clients across Europe for two years before spending four years working globally within Telecommunications with a little bit of Cyber Security thrown in for good measure!

    I am driven by the desire to craft true partnerships with clients built upon successful delivery, trust and proactive consultation.

    Oli Ciecierski

    Senior Consultant

    Department

    Connected Communication & Technology

  • Hannah Pollock Finance Manager

    After leaving college I started working as an Operations Manager for a serviced office company, where ICP Search was one of my clients. After eight years I left my job to have a baby and was really excited when Gary asked me to join the finance team at ICP Search.

    My job here involves anything from raising invoices and preparing month end accounts, to managing compliance (it’s exciting really), company healthcare schemes and auto enrolment.  I love the energy and enthusiasm of all the staff here; everybody loves their job and I always look forward to starting my day.

    After five years of working in the finance team and being qualified only by experience, I’ve taken the plunge and decided to study my AAT. I’m looking forward to passing my first set of exams (keep your fingers crossed for me!).

    I can’t wait for many more years working with this amazing company and seeing where the journey takes us!!

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    Hannah Pollock

    Finance Manager

    Department

    Finance

  • Andrew Ball Senior Consultant

    Like most people, I fell into recruitment and I couldn’t have fallen more on my feet if I had tried. My recruitment career started in Finance and Accounting, placing temporary staff into major financial institutions, not as fun as it sounds, but am thrilled to now be working in such a dynamic and interesting field as Space & Satellite Communications.

    Alongside my role as Head of Delivery, I am heavily involved in recruiting mid to senior level executives in the Satellite industry globally, something I still love doing every day. Having an opportunity to speak with experts in a field who share my passion for the technology and the industry is worth getting out of bed for every morning. That, and the regular trips to Washington DC, Singapore and various areas of Europe to meet clients and visit industry events.

    Outside recruitment I am a passionate Spurs fan, not always the easiest thing to be, as well as a lover of quintessentially British comedy and all things hip hop.

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    Andrew Ball

    Senior Consultant

    Department

    Satcoms & Space

  • Paul Wilkinson Technical Delivery Manager

    My remit at ICP Search is to help build and expand the company’s IT expertise, focussing on Development and Testing. I work across all ICP Search’s current sectors, mirroring the high level of service and delivery that ICP Search provides to clients and candidates.

    I have been working within IT recruitment for the last 11 years across multiple industries and a variety of IT disciplines including Project/Programme Management and IT Support. My knowledge and experience of recruiting across technologies (Net, Java, SQL, Oracle), and roles such as Developers, Architects and Testing (Manual & Automation) will add to the services offered by ICP Search.

    Outside work I am a keen football fan, Manchester United in particular, which hasn’t been easy the last few years!

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    Paul Wilkinson

    Technical Delivery Manager

    Department

    Connected Media

  • Justyna Dziennik Financial Controller

    It is amazing looking at my colleagues and seeing how their careers are developing. ICP Search facilitates and fully supports peoples’ growth. I have over 16 years’ experience as an accountant and have worked at various levels in finance departments in different sectors in Poland and in UK. I gained a Master of Accounting qualification in Poland and Certified Practicing Accountant status in Australia, and have a number of other diplomas.

    I take care of ICP Search’s accounting matters – from coding 50p credit card receipts to preparing reports for the management team and overseeing Contract financing. Our Finance team as is growing which is really exciting. As the company grows my work gets more complex, sophisticated and challenging which is why I have recently signed up to study for a CIMA qualification.

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    Justyna Dziennik

    Financial Controller

    Department

    Finance

  • Chesca Marro Delivery Consultant

    Having completed my Psychology Degree followed by a Business Management MSc, I was fortunate enough to be welcomed into the ICP Search family. What I love about ICP is the sheer passion everyone has for their specialist sectors, as well as the high quality service we provide.

    Now working as a Delivery Consultant in the Space & Satellite Communications field I am able to further my interest in the Space industry, as well as being able to network with a diverse range of knowledgeable and interesting experts which makes each day new and exciting.

    Outside of recruitment I am a keen philanthropist working especially with vulnerable children, as well as being an avid traveller and dog lover.

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    Chesca Marro

    Delivery Consultant

    Department

    Satcoms & Space

  • Thomas Holmes Managing Consultant

    I am focused on video streaming technologies at ICP Search as part of the Connected Media team, and also work across the wider broadcasting and video markets. I get the opportunity to work with some very neat disruptive start-ups and mid-sized organisations, as well as for very well established household names.

    Originally from a scientific background, I studied Molecular Genetics at the University of Sussex, spending my final year focused on cancer treatments. Prior to joining ICP Search, I spent a year and a half working in executive search within financial services and global asset management. I thoroughly enjoy being part of the TV ecosystem as it is rapidly changing and diversifying every year. Being in a position where I find guys and girls that will take organisations’ offerings to the next level is a pleasure.

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    Thomas Holmes

    Managing Consultant

    Department

    Connected Media

  • Mike Fay Senior Consultant

    Throughout my life I have been fascinated by space, aviation and technology. Working as a Senior Consultant in the Satellite Communications & Space division at ICP Search allows me to indulge that passion every day. Contact with highly knowledgeable professionals in the industry gives me the opportunity to learn so much, and the passion of the people involved, both here at ICP Search and in the sector, is evident and highly contagious.

    My career has taken me across industries and I have also been fortunate enough to live all over the world. Originally from the USA, I enjoy travelling to new places and experiencing different cultures. In my spare time, I love to read science fiction novels and spend time with my family.

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    Mike Fay

    Senior Consultant

    Department

    Satcoms & Space

  • Dasha Leslie Contract Compliance Consultant

    I worked for several years in the Translation industry and the Employment Screening business before taking the opportunity to work at ICP Search. My role is to provide full support to contractors from beginning to end of the contract process, making sure the compliance side of the story is fully in place and strictly followed.
    I enjoy being part of ICP Search as for the first time in my commercial career I have met a young, dedicated team with a strong work ethic.
    As a former basketball player I really like being involved in winning teams, such as ICP Search. Growing up as part of a basketball team was tough and required determination. The determination to get things right here is very motivating.
    My other passion is learning languages - I speak seven different languages and I am looking forward to learning more. This skill definitely helps when dealing with contractors from various countries and this is another plus point we have here at ICP Search. We speak your language!

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    Dasha Leslie

    Contract Compliance Consultant

    Department

    Finance

  • Zak Finn Principal Delivery Consultant, Contract Solutions

    My aim is to deliver a state-of-the-art service to Operators, Tech Vendors and Consultancies in our respective markets by delivering the very best candidates from our carefully crafted network of industry professionals.

    ICP Search is a truly enjoyable place to work that boasts a family of like-minded individuals who are both passionate and understanding about their Technology markets. I think what sets us apart from other recruitment companies is the shared ambition and drive that we all have, and the collaboration that we have both inside and outside the office.

    I originally moved to Brighton from London six years ago and enjoy the community atmosphere that Brighton offers. I’ve been with ICP Search for the past two years and feel that the vibrant and diverse company culture is a true reflection of the people that work here.

    I am excited about what the future holds for both my team and the company. I am personally looking forward to watching individual growth in every single person across the company as we move towards our goal of being the best place to work in Sussex.

    Outside work I am passionate about electronic music, festivals and my camera.

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    Zak Finn

    Principal Delivery Consultant, Contract Solutions

    Department

    Connected Media

  • Jerson Gusterson Managing Consultant, Contract Solutions

    My name is Jerson and I head up the Contract and Interim Division here at ICP Search. My area of expertise is in the Digital TV and Broadcast areas, primarily providing high level candidates to multimillion pound projects that push the boundaries of technology in the ever-changing connected world.

    What I rate about ICP Search is being able to work in an organisation where everyone genuinely works as part of a collective team, striving to achieve shared success. I also love the complete support and freedom given to each individual to build their area of business how they want.

    Prior to joining ICP Search, I spent six years working in contract recruitment for global technology companies. In the year and a half since joining, I have fallen in love with the TV world and I am truly looking forward to seeing how it continues to evolve in the coming years. I am also looking forward to our increasing involvement with the local community as we develop our program to get kids excited about careers in Technology!

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    Jerson Gusterson

    Managing Consultant, Contract Solutions

    Department

    Connected Media

  • Helen Walpole HR & Operations Director

    As HR & Operations Director here at ICP Search, I have the exciting job of bringing to life our Company vision, mission and values and our annual business strategy. I'm also responsible for our people strategy which is centred around employee engagement and development. 

    I graduated from Brighton Uni nearly 20 years ago having studied marketing but my first job took me down an HR path which I soon realised is where my skills and passion really lie - bringing the best out of people to support the achievement of company goals. I completed my MA in HR whilst working in various sales environments; retail, FMCG and recruitment. HR is a multi faceted discipline encompassing employee reward, engagement, employment law, learning and development and talent management. I love ALL of it! 

    And I love being part of ICP Search. The industry we work within is truly fascinating and our team is incredibly passionate about it. Here at ICP we are all really driven to be the best at what we do.

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    Helen Walpole

    HR & Operations Director

    Department

    Operations

  • Amelia Rivas Senior Consultant

    The one thing I love about ICP Search is the creative buzz around the office. People are truly passionate about their sectors which makes for a really interesting atmosphere to work in.

    I now specialise in the Sports Technology sector within the Digital TV & Video division. In my role I work through the whole ecosystem of sports tech, from the distribution and streaming of live sports content, through to data and analytics and fan engagement.

    I studied Journalism at University of the Arts in London that allowed me to blend my interest in media studies within a creative environment. From there I fell into a recruitment role in the construction sector, finding candidates for major projects in Central London. When making the great escape to Brighton, I found ICP Search and was instantly attracted the Digital TV & Video division - the rest is history!

    I was excited to attend Sportel in Monaco last year. In addition to the glamorous location, it was fantastic to meet other people purely working in the Sports Technology industry.

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    Amelia Rivas

    Senior Consultant

    Department

    Connected Media

  • Gary Still Delivery Consultant

    I joined ICP Search to help grow the newly created Technology Division. This area of the business specialises purely within IT, across the Company's already existing sectors. My recruitment career started around eight years ago, with a focus on sourcing candidates from development and testing backgrounds. I transitioned into the Projects and PMO arena and quickly became a specialist in this field placing senior candidates into various roles including Project / Programme Management, Business / Systems Analysis and PMO Coordination / Management.

    The guys here at ICP Search are extremely knowledgeable and at the top of their game. It's great to be part of a team that focuses on exceptional customer service. During my downtime, if not travelling I will most likely be walking my dog, DJing or yelling at Spurs on the TV

    Gary Still

    Delivery Consultant

    Department

    Connected Media

  • Cathy Ferguson Project Consultant

    I joined ICP Search on a freelance basis in 2013, becoming a permanent staff member in October 2014.

    With over 20 years in the industry I’ve seen recruitment from all angles: as an in-house and ‘on the desk’ recruitment consultant, as an interim manager in financial services companies, as a Director of two recruitment firms and as a freelance consultant to small recruitment firms in Brighton.

    I have been lucky to live and work all over the world. After university I spent four years as a resort rep in the Alps, and later a winter season running an in-bound travel agency, so not surprisingly most of my holidays are now spent in the Austrian Alps. Other jobs that didn’t make it onto my CV/Linkedin profile are chicken farm worker, lifeguard and swimming instructor, and door-to-door encyclopaedia seller.

    ICP Search is an energising place to work, and my role is full of interesting and different challenges. I’m working on a variety of projects for the company, as wells as contributing my knowledge and expertise to the HR, Operations and Delivery functions.

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    Cathy Ferguson

    Project Consultant

    Department

    Operations

  • Gary Peters Chief Executive

    My path into recruitment was far from deliberate! I was on the books of Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. as a trainee during school and was pretty (well, I was very...) confident of becoming a professional footballer - so any career other than football really wasn't an option.

    Fast forward a few years when I was released from BHAFC with nowhere to go.....and life had just become very real! After dusting myself off and attempting several sales orientated jobs I was given an opportunity by a small start-up company to start a career I’ve since learnt to absolutely love.

    After five years I set up ICP Search in October 2001 with one main intention which was to create a fantastic place to work. That was all, I had no idea how to run a business so a business plan was always on the 'to do' list.

    Many years of hard work (and fun) later, we have not only created one of the best places to work in the recruitment industry, we have built a world leading search organisation, placing technology specialists across the globe on a daily basis.

    Outside ICP Search I am absolutely committed to unlocking the full potential of our future generations. I utilise my spare time and energy to strengthen communities and economies at grassroots level – increasing employment opportunities, enhancing education participation and raising aspirations of the future generations locally and internationally.

    To say I am proud of what we have achieved would be a huge understatement. I absolutely love my job, I love the people I work with, I love the industries I work within and I love delivering the best possible service to my clients at all times.

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    Gary Peters

    Chief Executive

    Department

    Smart Tech & IoT

  • Matt Bertenshaw Consultant

    I joined ICP Search having spent the last 3 years successfully recruiting primarily senior appointments in the IoT market globally, with a particular focus on North and Western Europe. With their background in semiconductors and development into smart tech markets, ICP were the obvious choice for me to join to continue my career!
    I'm a passionate follower of technology and believe IoT will truly revolutionise us as humans and the world around us, and that people are the key to its development and success.

    Since joining ICP its clear that there is a supportive and collaborative environment where everybody's success is important.
    In my spare time I enjoy getting out in the Sussex countryside on my motorcycle, live music events and travelling the world.

    Matt Bertenshaw

    Consultant

    Department

    Smart Tech & IoT

  • Dan Bradshaw Consultant

    My area of expertise is the Digital TV and Broadcast industry and I work in the Contract Division here at ICP Search. Prior to joining the company, I worked in insurance, travelled Europe selling medical equipment and sold educational software to primary schools.

    After 10 years in sales, I wanted to find an organisation which would allow me to work with some very exciting technologies whilst helping people reach their professional goals. ICP Search is the perfect company to allow me to do this!

    Things I'm enjoying most about ICP Search are the family atmosphere, the endless support provided and that everyone here is passionate about the technologies they work with. We all want to achieve the same goal, which is to succeed by helping others succeed.

    I live in Brighton which really caters to my life-style- offering me endless bars and restaurants to try out. I am passionate about cooking so you'll often find me trying out new recipes at weekends. I enjoy running along the beach in the summer, playing tennis, going to the gym.

    Dan Bradshaw

    Consultant

    Department

    Connected Media

  • Kate Peters Finance Director

    After forming the company in 2001, I have watched, like a proud parent, ICP Search grow into a buzzing, yet professional, entertaining place to work. I can honestly say that ICP Search is a success story and each chapter is more exciting than the last.

    I’m a fully qualified Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor with over 20 years’ experience in practice and industry. As the Finance Director, I am responsible, along with my fantastic dynamic team, for ensuring we are financially secure and compliant. This security enables ICP Search to increase its share of the recruitment market while nurturing new and existing members of staff. Our Finance Team is a complementary collaboration of expertise and knowledge with a clear focus on our continuing professional development within the industry.

    Kate Peters

    Finance Director

    Department

    Operations

  • Leanne Allfrey Senior Delivery Consultant

    Whilst working in Events Management I was fortunate enough to be approached by a recruitment agency who introduced me to ICP Search. In January 2016 I was welcomed into ICP Search and joined the awesome Connected Media team as a Delivery Consultant.

    I'm amazed by the knowledge, skills and technologies I learn about each day, whilst having the opportunity to work with interesting diverse people within the industry. Every day is different which makes coming to work every day really enjoyable.

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    Leanne Allfrey

    Senior Delivery Consultant

    Department

    Connected Media