Our Team

  Talent Acquisition specialists.


Our CEO & Founder, Malvin built Vallum Associates on the back of his wealth of experience and knowledge of the Utilities Industry.

​A versatile utilities Consultant with multiple years’ experience as a specialist headhunter, aiding clients in resourcing the best talent in the market place.

Michael brings a wealth of experience to his role as Chairman having spent 27+ years within Talent Acquisition, working across the industry from growing small start-ups to sitting on the board of large talent firms.


 Kim comes with 20+ years’ experience of working in Talent Acquisition and has been involved in building and developing a number of successful talent acquisition businesses. An expert in guiding companies through growth Kim has helped to develop innovative solutions with our clients to attract the best talents

Phil joined Vallum with over 20 years’ experience within Financial and Commercial Business, with a focus on recruitment and staffing. Phil has earned a comprehensive knowledge of the market stemming from his experiences across the board; from working with entrepreneurs at rapidly growing start-ups, large-scale companies both within the UK and American markets, and via his own consultancy business


Allison Gilson

Sales Director

With extensive experience leading and training resourcing teams in specialist agency environments, Allison is in an exceptional position to add value to our employees.

Her career to date has touched on all aspects of recruitment and, when you couple that with her ability to share that knowledge and inspire others, she is the perfect choice to upskill and develop our team.

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Head of Energy & Utilities

A resourceful recruiter with a strong background across the Energy & Utilities sector, Ed heads up our dedicated Contract Recruitment team, focusing on IT/Business Transformation Programmes and Energy and Utilities. His passion for building strong relationships with both clients and candidates alike makes for successful, lasting placements.

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Jason Petelin

Principal consultant

An established Recruitment Consultant with over 8 1/2 years’ experience delivering a wide variety of personnel for 24/7 critical contracts, specialist technical hires and C-Suite retained searches. Jason takes a very collaborative and service led approach to his role, where he derives great pride in establishing honest relationships with clients and candidates to meet their total recruitment requirements.

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Max Jones

senior consultant

A resourceful recruiter, Mas has critical experience across the Sustainability sector but with a specialism in Energy Storage, eMobility (eBus, EV Charging, and EV OEMS), and Solar PV markets, across the UK, EMEA, APAC, and the US. Max has experience placing engineers, sales/business development, and product specialists across all levels of work.

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Russell Allen


Russ has a longstanding passion for Sustainable Development and ESG which he explored further via his Environmental Geography Degree from Cardiff University. With past experience within recruitment, Russ has joined the Sustainability desk at Vallum Associates to develop this interest further.

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Elliot Dryden

Principal Consultant

Elliot heads up the Energy and Commodities team at Vallum Associates and is responsible for building our US client portfolio. A determined and ambitious Consultant, Elliot has completed assignments across Asia, Australasia, Europe and the United States.

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Karl Cunningham


With discipline and team spirit founded from his days as a professional football player, Karl now sists on the Vallum Energy/Commodities Trading desk.

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An experienced and driven recruiter with a proven track recorder of delivery excellent candidates, Honey heads up the Delivery Team desk at Vallum Associates.

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Robert Keefe

Senior consultant

Robert has over 20 years’ experience within recruitment and has an impressive banking & Finance network. Robert has previously worked extensively within both the European and North American markets.

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Beata Kurpas


Before recruitment Beata worked for a leading airline and has lived in multiple countries. Now, sitting within the Delivery Team, Beata has an impressive network of candidates across Europe and specialises in technology roles.

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Chloe Guy


A determined and driven recruiter with a background in customer service, Chloe works within the Delivery team to source the best candidates for your roles.

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Sarah Woherem


Sarah has an extensive background in customer service and market research which has lent her the skills to quickly determine customer and clients needs and create lasting business matches.

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Moh Kalhoro

Operations Manager

With over nine years industry experience, Moh is an expert in operations and providing the back office support that allows Vallum to provide the best service as possible.

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