US Team

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. 

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!”.

Marc Vincent


With a background in education, Marc worked with a non-profit teaching math to children in need. Marc is invested in helping people and the planet and joins Vallum Associates team to sit with the Renewables team.

“I have run two marathons (& counting) including the Boston Marathon and one in Brazil and between them, have raised over $10k for Boston’s Children Charity. I am hoping to eventually achieved my 6-star medal. I can also solve a Rubik’s cube in under a minute”.


Louis Piccolo


With a degree in Finance with a focus on Financial Analysis, Louis has joined Vallum to sit with the Delivery Team specialising in Capital Markets.

“I have lived in Massachusetts my whole life; I grew up fishing off the coast of Cape Cod and am a huge New England Patriots fan. On the weekends you can usually find me on the golf course”.

Edgar Rivera


Before entering the world of recruitment in Boston Edgar lived in California and worked as a Wine Educator in Napa Valley! So if you’re looking for a new role or wine recommendations Edgar is your man!

“I’m a classically trained flute player. I’m a collector of sneakers (and have over 100 pairs) and vinyl records of which I have  60.” 

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.”

Leila Smith


After working for years as a news producer and broadcast journalist, Leila decided to throw a little plot twist and dive into the recruitment world. With a passion for sustainability and how quickly our world is changing Leila has decided to join the Renewables team at Vallum.

“Originally from Nashville Tennessee, I have made the move to Boston, MA to make the most of the snow and local skiing in the winter months. I want 2023, to be a year of travel and plan to go to Thailand or New Zealand this year!”

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. 

Saimar Waqar

Internal recruiter

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.

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.