Practice Heads

Ben Dainton, Practice Head at Cyberteam

Ben Dainton – Practice Head – Cyber Security

Ben is one of the original members of Cyberteam, and the brain behind Cyberteam Security. The Virtual Security Team model is completely unique, and its success is really down to Ben’s ex-industry status, as well as his tenacity and drive. The key factors are that Cyberteam security offers a consultancy service to rival the best security consulting business in the world, but at an affordable cost to our clients. Due to his back story, along with his passion, Ben has also been able to attract some of the best talent in the market to Cyberteam, that all have the same goal to take Cyberteam to the next level.
Cyberteam currently, has vacancies for Consultants, Account Managers & Resourcers who wish to upgrade their standard of living by joining us to share in our growth, and obtain the income they deserve.


David Manfield – Practice Head – Information Security

David is the head of practice for Cyber Security specialising in providing experts in the field to support organisations combat the ever growing information security threats.  David’s conscientious and professional approach enables him to utilise the resources available to build and develop an international network of leading cyber security consultants. David is able to understand client’s requirements and deliver and manage large scale engagements effectively.

Pritesh Patel, Practice Head at Cyberteam Recruitment

Pritesh Patel – Practice Head – Intelligence & Data Warehousing

Pritesh is leading the BI & DWH Practice. With extensive experience in the European market stemming originally from the Nordic region where he has forged strong partnerships with not only a number of global consultancies but major industry leading end customers which he has been able to expand his network in other European regions. His main passion and expertise comes in finding those niche skills needed for a global programme to succeed and be delivered on time by the consultants he provides and thus gaining long standing relationships in which his business if always growing.

darren Pace Practice Head Buisness Transformation at Cyberteam IT Recruitment

Darren Pace – Practice Head – Business Transformation

Cyberteam’s Business Transformation area is headed up by Darren Pace, a Business Transformation Senior Recruitment Professional, with over 10 years experience. He and his team deliver business Transformation candidates into many clients including the following sectors:

  • Public Sector
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Defense
  • Consultancy
  • FMCG/Retail

Kevin Ford – Practice Head – Big Data, Analytics and Cyber Security

Firms that embrace the power of data-driven analysis and decision making can gain a competitive advantage over their traditional competitors as well as new market participants with new offerings and new business models.

Big Data and analytics should remain a priority on the agendas of executives at forward thinking companies. Kevin has the skills and experience to provide these skills, to help you stay one step ahead of your competition.

Cyber Security is also a major consideration in the modern corporate world. Kevin is a key part of the team that delivers the right people from our trusted associate pool of Cyber Security talent, at an affordable cost and in a timely manner.

He has over 2 decades experience in IT Recruitment and therefore has developed an extensive network.

He has a relaxed, consultative style underpinned with honesty and integrity which has enabled him to succeed in a highly competitive environment.

Senior Consultants

Richard Howarth Senior Consultant at Cyberteam IT Recruitment

Richard Howarth – Senior Consultant – IT and Information Security

Richard has over 15 years Permanent and Contract IT recruitment experience within Financial, Media, SME and Consultancy sectors. He works on a consultative basis with his clients in an effort to fully understand their requirements and deliver the best talent solutions for their teams. Richard develops long term relationships with both candidates and clients founded on honesty, integrity and delivery.

His area if expertise:

  • Governance Risk and Compliance Consultants (ISO27001 and PCIDSS)
  • CLAS Consultants
  • Security Architects
  • Pre Sales Consultants
  • Security Managers and Analysts
  • Network Security/Firewall Engineers.


Sam Jacobson Consultant at Cyberteam IT Recruitment

Sam Jacobson – Consultant – Infrastructure

As a Public Sector practice consultant, Sam brings a solid background in resource management from a global perspective having worked with cross border teams in the UK and abroad. Sam is currently able to provide expert knowledge of Permanent and Contract IT Infrastructure, IT Business Analysis and IT Project Management recruitment within the Public Sector , Talent acquisition, Senior hires and relationship management.

Having been in the industry for over 3 years, Sam believes that relationships and trust are essential to a successful practice. Clients like to feel comfortable that they are working alongside someone who can deliver the right candidates and provide good advice within their industry.

Sam currently provides IT Infrastructure, IT Business Analysis and IT Project Management staff into some of London largest Housing Associations, NHS Trusts, Local Authorities/Public Sector Organisations.


Chereé Dhami – Consultant – Cyber Security

Chereé has recently joined Cyberteam, having previous experience within recruitment and sales, she has a well-established understanding of the IT Security market as well as a clear understanding of both technical and sales roles. Throughout her experience, she has developed a wide range of methodologies used to identity key highly skilled professionals via LinkedIn, Networking and headhunting.

Angela Palmieri – Consultant – SAP

Angela recently joined Cyberteam as SAP Recruitment Consultant. She has gained a wide experience in recruiting SAP specialists at all levels, also delivering very niche skilled Individuals to Global clients.

She has got the ability to converse with Senior Project/Program Managers, IT Directors, CEO’s and candidates, establishing and maintaining professional relationships with them.

She is an expert in utilising LinkedIn, Job-boards and other executive methods to attract, screen and meet the best consultants for every specific market.

Day to day responsibilities include: qualifying SAP requirements from existing clients, formulation of a job description and online posting, headhunting, candidates qualification and submission to customers, rate negotiation.

Ashleigh Hamilton – Delivery Consultant

Ashleigh joined Cyberteam in August 2015. She has gained the ability to converse with people of all levels including CEO’s, colleagues and candidates alike. Being able to build rapport easily and establish relationships within short spaces of time. She has extensive capabilities utilising LinkedIn, Job-boards and other executive methods to attract, screen and meet a wide range of highly skilled individuals.

Day to day responsibilities include: Analysis of clients necessities, formulation of a job description and online posting, head hunting activities, direct Interviewing of candidates, screening of resumes and consulting and mediating between clients and candidates on salary negotiation.

Clay Lewis – Delivery Consultant

Specialising within the Infrastructure space I aim to provide clients (expert advice & project delivery) with the best of what a recruitment company can offer (variety and flexibility of resource/skills) combined with a highly flexible and competitive pricing strategy.

During my time at Cyberteam I have been providing organisations with IT Infrastructure & Network candidates within the UK on both a contract and permanent basis.

Selecting and managing high calibre candidates within the following disciplines:

• VMware – vCloud, ESX, ESXi 3, 3.5, 4.0, 4.1 & 5.0, vSphere
• Cloud – AWS, Azure, PAAS, IAAS, DAAS, SAAS, HLD & LLD, Pre-Sales
• Citrix – XenApp, XenServer, XenDesktop, XenClient, Netscaler
• Storage – SAN, NAS,DAS, Netapp, EMC, IBM Storage, HP EVA
• Microsoft – Hyper V, Med V, App V
• Windows Server, Active Directory, Exchange, SCCM, SCOM
• Networking- Cisco, Juniper, Brocade, Switches, Routers, Firewalls, Network Design & Implementation
• Virtualisation (Server, Storage, Desktop & Application)
• VOIP, IPv4, IPv6
• Unified Communications, Cisco Collaboration
• ITIL Service Management

Danny Pollack  – Delivery Consultant

With a background in recruiting for the IT/Quantitative Financial sector, Danny now primarily focuses on Cyber Security / Software Development across all industries.

This, along with his specialist military experience in the IDF, has enabled him to develop an extensive network of professionals.

Jack Fernandez – Delivery Consultant

Having recently joined Cyber Team as a delivery consultant and with an experienced Sales and Recruitment background,

Jack’s role will be providing the following candidates Procurement Specialists, Contract & Commercial Managers, Business Analyst’s, Project/Programme Manager’s, PMO’s, Infrastructure, IT Consultants & Developers within Financial Services, Public Sector, Insurance, Retail/FMCG and NHS.

James Baldock  – Delivery Consultant

With three years experience providing a wide range of clients with the best talent across EMEA, primarily in development and infrastructure, James has developed a unique blend of providing a fast and efficient service with a mix on nonsense consultancy to both candidates and clients alike.

From the beginning of the recruitment process, James ensures the right questions are asked to guarantee the client is given the very best service available and in turn, providing candidates with the much needed open and honest recruitment approach which is so often lacked in this industry.

He prides himself on his ability to source the best talent across multiple markets and leaving both parties highly satisfied with the service delivered.

Gavin Peck – Delivery Consultant

Gavin specialises in the recruitment of highly skilled Cyber Security and Threat Intelligence and candidates across all sectors, covering the entire UK, EMEA and Middle East. Some examples of the roles Gavin has worked include; Threat Intelligence Manager, SOC Analyst, Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst, Security Business Analyst and Security Architect. Although Gavin is one of the specialists in the team for Cyber Security, he’s also had great success over the years with sourcing Developers, Project Manager’s and Business Analysts.


Database and Administration

Database Administrator at Cyberteam IT Recruitment

Andrea Pokusova – Administration Manager

Andrea has several years’ experience within IT recruitment and has taken on the role of Administration Manager to support our increased need for company data management. She is responsible for continuous build up of our client and candidate databases that allow us to provide highly skilled and expert IT professionals to our clients. Andrea is also responsible for the day to day administrative support to Cyberteam consultants and the coordination and implementation of office and company procedures.