Our Team

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Malvin founded Vallum Associates on the back of his extensive knowledge and network within the Energy & Utilities industry.

This deep knowledge of the industry has not only seen Malvin asked to recruit for some of the biggest names but has also seen him acting in an advisory capacity, helping define end to end solutions and approaches to transformation.



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 has 20+ years experience within recruitment having spent the good part of 11 years specialising in working with individuals within Prime Services, Risk Management and Hedge Funds.  He has spent that latter part of 10+ years working with clients to help them on their IT and Change Management programmes.

Kim has extensive experience within the UK, Europe, North American and Pan Asian markets.

Phil Bland


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.

Meet the Team

Allison Gillson

Sales Director

With 15+ years recruitment experience, Allison is a strong leader with deep management and commercial experience. Allison has worked extensively within the UK and South African markets.   

Dominique Pitt

Director Insurance

Dominique has been working within Insurance, recruiting for large industry companies, for the past 10 years and has the network and support to quickly fill company and candidate needs.

Ed Jacob

Head of Energy & Utilities

A resourceful recruiter with a strong background across the Energy & Utilities sector, Ed leads Vallum’s Energy & Utilities Desk. His passion for building strong relationships with both clients and candidates alike makes for successful, long lasting placements.



Each of our delivery consultants specialise within their specific industry areas. As the Delivery Team lead, Honey ensures that the right consultants will always be working your roles, meaning that every role has a team of industry knowledge sourcing for them. In addition to managing, Honey also sources and has an extensive experience working within IT recruitment.

Elliot Dryden

Principal Consultant

Elliot leads the Energy and Commodities team at Vallum Associates and is responsible for developing our global commodities client portfolio.

A determined and ambitious consultant, Elliot has placed candidates across Asia, Australasia, Europe and the United States

Jason Petelin

Principal COnsultant

An established consultant with 10+ 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.

Robert Keefe

Senior Consultant

With over 20 years’ experience within recruitment and eight years specialising in Salesforce, Rob has a detailed understanding of the Salesforce environment. Over the years, Rob has worked with some industry leading banks and has built lasting, valuable relationships. 

Russell Allen


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

Karl Cunningham

Senior COnsultant

Over the past couple of years Karl has successfully placed a number of candidates within the commodities space across the UK, Europe and North America.  

Michelle Coughlan


Michelle is a driven individual with a passion for Sales and Recruitment. With a background in IT recruitment, plus knowledge of coding, Michelle knows exactly what candidate fits which client.

Lokesh Chilakuri


Lokesh specialises in IT roles and has worked extensively within the UK and US market.

Chloe Guy


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

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.

Amira Richardson


Starting her career in the US, Amira moved over to the UK and now assists Elliot in building our commodities desk both within the UK and North America. 

Phoebe Duffy


Phoebe has enjoyed a great career within property recruitment before deciding to join the Vallum Team. Phoebe now delivers top candidates for IT based roles. 

Jordan Underwood

Learning & Development Manager

Making sure all our consultants are trained in the most up to date technologies and techniques enables our consultants to provide the best service. Jordan delivers first class training to all our consultants at all levels. 

Varun Bhavsar


Varun has worked extensively in both the UK and US markets. Over the past two years of his recruitment career, he has built a great network within IT and Change Management within these geographies. 

Liam Rehbein


Liam comes from a property management background and has recently joined Vallum to sit within the delivery team. An open and determined individual, Liam is already excelling in building relationships and understanding clients and candidates needs.

Sam Bishop


Sam has seven years experience as an investment broker and three years as a tech recruitment consultant. Sam joins Vallum to sit on the Delivery team, specialising in tech roles. 

Emily Meadows

Client Relationship Manager

As our Client Relationship Manager, Emily has the needs of all our contractors covered. With a background in management and customer service, Emily delivers outstanding support to all our clients and contractors alike.

Moh Kalhoro

Operations Manager

The beating heart of our business and with over a decade industry experience, Moh is an expert in operations and providing the back office support that allows Vallum to provide the best service as possible.

Charlotte Burt

Marketing Manager

With a background in marketing and merchandising, Charlotte’s aim is to assist in activating projects and opportunities allowing Vallum to reach out to new people and continue their dialogue within the market.

Saskia Murphy


We are lucky enough to have Saskia interning with us this summer, before she heads back to University to finish her studies in Geography and Business. Saskia has already proven to be a first-class recruiter having made a placement within her first month!

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