Our Team

meet the board



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 in Talent Acquisition, working across the industry from growing small start-ups to sitting on the board of large talent firms.

Michael has worked with some of the biggest names in Banking & Financial Services both in the UK, and the North Americas. 



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.

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Thomas Baird

US Regional Director

Tom has global experience in the recruitment market having worked across the UK, Middle East and the United States.

For the past 15 years, Tom has specialised in identifying the very best candidates within the Energy, Engineering & Professional Services

sectors. He has a comprehensive knowledge of the market stemming from his experiences across the board, having Co-Founded an award-winning Middle East recruitment

consultancy before operating as US Director for a Renewable Energy recruitment agency.

Tom joins Vallum Associates as Country Director of our US Division, overseeing our five industry verticals in North America. 

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Justin CHeung

Director Renewables & engineering

Over the past 12 years, Justin has sourced and led teams for some of the biggest energy projects across Wind, Solar, Oil & Gas, Marine, and EV.

Having worked solely within Renewables & Engineering for his whole recruitment career, Justin has entrenched himself within the market creating an extensive network across the Engineering value chain.

Justin has built close relationships with clients to determine the exact talent specifications needed for the most efficient and cost-effective project deployment

Dominique Pitt

Director Insurance

Dominique has been working within the insurance market (specialising in General Insurance, Speciality Risk and Life & Pensions) for the past 10 years, recruiting for some of the biggest names within the industry.


Dominique 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.

Elliot Dryden

Head of Commodities

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



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 on your roles, meaning that every role has a team of industry knowledge sourcing for them. In addition to managing, Honey has extensive experience working in IT recruitment.

Dean Carpenter

Senior COnsultant

Dean has 8+ years of work experience in recruitment specialising within the Banking & Financial Services sector. He’s worked with some of the biggest industry names and sits on the Delivery Team at Vallum.

In his spare time, Dean is part of a team that owns and runs an annual festival that attracts around 6000+ people!

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.  

Lokesh Chilakuri

Senior Consultant

Lokesh specialises in IT and change Management talent sourcing and has worked extensively within the UK and US markets for the past eight years.

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.

Nikala Galabova


From her experience in client services, Nikala is adept in quickly identifying clients’ and candidates’ needs and delivering on them. Nikala sits on the Renewables and Engineering desk and specialises in Sustainable Development.  

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. 

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. 

Jakub (Kuba) Tomasik


After finishing his university studies, Kuba joined Vallum to sit within the Renewable Energy desk to support the team.

George Whalley


During his studies at Nottingham University, George carried out work experience at a Brokerage and Corporate Branding. Now George joins Vallum to sit within the Delivery team.

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Sam Krueger


Sam comes from a sales background where he led and trained his own team. Sam now joins Vallum to sit within the Delivery team.

Leanna Clio Noel


After studying economic development at university Leanna wanted to explore the world of business sustainability and ESG further as part of our Renewables team. 

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Ben branch


Ben sits with the Commodities and trading team specialising in the UK and European markets. 

Saima Waqar

Internal Recruiter

Saima works to fill our internal teams across our UK and US offices. Before stepping into recruitment Saima worked in events working on some of the biggest parties in Bollywood and Lollywood.

Jordan Underwood

Performance & Implementation 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. 

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.

Vallum Associates

  • UK Head Office:
  • Vallum Associates Limited
  • 10 Lower Thames Street
  • London ,EC3R 6AF
  •  020 4513 6420
  • US Head Office:
  • 1 Lincoln Street
  • Boston, MA 02111
  • 857 301 6454