USA Team

Meet the consultants and back office teams that make up the Vallum USA Division.

US Directors

Meet the Senior Leadership at the helm of the USA Team.

Tom Baird,
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.

Tom 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. 

TJ Hermans

Vice President

TJ is a trailblazer in the world of MEP/FP Engineering recruitment. With a remarkable background as a leader in the construction recruitment arena, TJ now brings his expertise and experience to the forefront as he leads the MEP/FP Engineering Department at Vallum Associates.

Under his guidance, TJ’s previous company soared to become the number one construction recruitment agency in the D.C. market. Now, TJ’s visionary approach and strategic insights are set to elevate Vallum Associates’ MEP/FP Engineering offerings. His commitment to empowering his team and fostering a collaborative environment ensures that every client receives personalized, tailor-made solutions that align with their goals.

Meet the Consultants

Our team of consultants are all specialists within their fields and would love to help you with your talent needs. 

Zachary Holden, recruitment consultant, MEP Jobs, FP jobs
Zachary holden

Managing Consultant

Zack has been in Sales / Recruitment since graduating from Merrimack College 3 years ago. As a result, Zack has about 2.5 years of recruiting experience under his belt, and really enjoys building relationships with his clients and candidates.

At Vallum, Zack specializes within the Renewables industry targeting project managers and engineers.


“Born and raised in MA, I am a huge Boston sports fan (Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and Red Sox) and have played sports most of my life. I love travelling and plan on going to a new country or state every 6 months!.”

Delaney Steele, MEP Recruitment
Delaney Steele

Principal Consultant

I started Recruitment in January of 2022, focusing on Software Development initially and then expanding into a wide range of Tech roles. 

I played lacrosse in college – D2 at Wilmington University – and try to stay active in my free time. I love running, playing tennis (even though I’m no good) and going to the beach. I’m a huge Philadelphia Eagles fan as well and am very excited for the upcoming season!”

Suling Lam


In the past, Suling has worked with some important non-profit organisations, however, she is now following her interest in Sustainability and has joined Vallum to sit with the Renewables and Engineering team.

“I am trilingual and can speak Khmer (Cambodia), Mandarin Chinese and English. I am a huge foodie and enjoy learning about different cultures through food, and exploring new cafes and bars!”.

Jessica Dern


With a background in elementary education, Jessica now sits with the delivery team in the Boston office.  

“I’m originally from Los Angeles, California and have two Golden Retriever pups there named Merlin and Indy (Indiana Jones). Moving to Boston has been a bit of a cold shock for this Cali girl, but I’m loving the layered fashion and getting to bundle up for real seasons! I love to travel and am eager to explore all New England has to offer. The bookstores and coffee shops are calling my name.”

Alicja Wasiak


Having studied Psychology at university, Alicja became interested in business psychology and decided to diversify into Recruitment to explore this further. Helping others to excel has always been a passion for her and as a talented linguist, Alicja took a break from her studies to teach English to adults and kids in Poland.

Alicja recruits for MEP Engineering. 

“I’m originally from Poland but have been living between 3 countries in the past couple years. I love travelling and exploring new cultures. While I don’t travel I stay active and engage in a variety of sports such as horse riding, tennis, golf, surfing, gym and running.”

Shelby Caldwell,

Shelby Caldwell


Shelby’s passions lie within non-profits and has worked for multiple non-profits in Memphis, TN. Ranging from hands-on lesson preparation and facilitation to back-office operations and the advancement of small organisations.

Shelby is interested in the advancement of clean energy in shaping our future and joined Vallum to sit with the Renewables team.

I’m from Charlotte, NC and went to school in Memphis, TN. My favourite things in the world are playing soccer, Skiing / being outdoors, travelling and spending quality time with my friends!

Aby Ogoke


A recent graduate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Aby has joined Vallum to sit with the Renewables team.

Back office

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, Recruitment Marketing, Recruitment Website

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.

Eden Ashworth-Finn, recruitment marketing, recruitment social media

Eden Ashworth-finn

Marketing Assistant

Eden studied Creative Writing at university before graduating to pursue a career in Marketing. A content-creating whiz, Eden is helping the team produce valuable content around the markets they work in.

Cheryl Mann

Management Accountant

Cheryl has worked in the recruitment industry for over 10 years supporting recruitment agencies with the financial support they need.

Jillian Carr-Carolus

Compliance & Contracts Administrator

To ensure our contractors have the smoothest onboarding possible, Jillian Carr-Carolus has joined the Back Office team as the Compliance & Contracts Administrator. Jillian has worked within back office finance for recruitment agencies for the past three years and has the expertise and knowledge of the industry to ensure the best contractor experience.

Kevin Francis

Financial Controller

Kevin has spent the last 12 years in back office finance most of which within the recruitment industry. Kevin’s aim is to ensure that Vallums back operations run as smoothly as possible so that we can ensure the best customer experience.