ABOUT EXPAND
A heritage in search

Since 1999 we’ve grown to be a world-class recruitment organisation. Our clients know us for our outstanding record of delivery whether for interim or permanent appointments and return to us because we continually offer a high level of service.

Our service goes beyond appointment to ensure successful integration of new hires, reducing time to performance and improving new employee engagement.

Meet the team

Samantha Maxwell-Reed

Samantha Maxwell-Reed

Group Managing Director

Responsible for purposeful leadership, strategy and product development. Loves what we do and good coffee. Supports Harlequins and England rugby.


Aidan Walker

Aidan Walker

Director

Leads a highly talented team managing senior level search campaigns globally within Communications and a wider technology market. Officially the bionic man.


Richard Edwards

Richard Edwards

Director

Leads our interim practice. Extensive experience in International Communications and Technology markets. Wales and Seagulls season ticket holder.


Lee Walker

Lee Walker

Director

Head Digital & eCommerce team with extensive experience in emerging digital trends. Lifelong Arsenal supporter. Claims the fastest lap record (regularly).


Zoe Harris

Zoe Harris

Director Finance & Operations

Responsible for group finance and reporting. Professional student. Owner of the biggest tea mug (ever).


Rob Smith

Rob Smith

Executive coach

With extensive international experience, to support our newly placed leaders and C level clients to navigate on boarding complexities and deliver excellence.


Dan Openshaw

Dan Openshaw

Principal Consultant

Leads and global influencer marketing and DTC team at expand hiring senior -execlevel. Over enthusiastic Arsenal fan who has spent to much money watching his team lose in Europe. Our go-kart champion.


Joe Perry

Joe Perry

Principal Consultant

10+ years’ experience of partnering with SaaS vendors across the Marketing and Ecommerce Tech markets globally. Officially a D. F. L. - Chelsea fan.


Ben Wilkes

Ben Wilkes

Senior Consultant

Head hunter in the digital consulting sector. 8 years' experience, proactive account management with big 4 and delivery via Commit projects, for our key brands. Slightly obsessed with exercise!


Charlie Dagwell

Charlie Dagwell

Senior Consultant

Expert Cyber Security head hunter. Particular expertise in Data Security, Threat Detection/ insider Threat and Endpoint Security. England Rugby & Wasps fan, Brighton supporter.


Steph Thomson

Steph Thomson

Senior Consultant

Focus on the Payments, Marketing and Ecommerce Tech markets globally. Champion tennis Player.


Cheryl Ruck

Cheryl Ruck

Consultant

Extensive experience in delivering International search projects within the Communications market. Possibly the strongest person in the office.


Kylie Harrison-Cook

Kylie Harrison-Cook

Consultant

Specialist Hospitality and Travel Technology recruiter. Officially worst in the office at FIFA (FYI Pressing all the buttons at once doesn't work!)


Adam King

Adam King

Delivery Consultant

SaaS expert, delivering searches globally. Particular focus on Hospitality and travel tech. Best baker, avid arm wrestler.


Rob Biggs

Rob Biggs

Delivery Consultant

Specialist international recruiter in the Influencer Marketing and Social sectors. Sport enthusiast including, Rubgy, Football, Cricket, F1, Golf and Darts.


Olena Phillips

Olena Phillips

Delivery Consultant

Supporting searches in the Semiconductor, Electronics & Advance Technology industries. Speaks fluent Russian, Ukrainian and English. Enjoy reading and travelling.


Louis Wren

Louis Wren

Delivery Consultant

Passionate about the industry he works within. Spent 14 years living in New Zealand and is now back in England but still isn't a big fan of tea.


Dawda Faye

Dawda Faye

Delivery Consultant

Research within the international Communications market with an IoT technology focus. Footballer and cooks a mean steak.


Amber Ragless

Amber Ragless

Office Manager

Supporting the team through sales support, marketing and administration. Loves festivals and live comedy.


Ted

Ted

Top dog

Excels in eating, ball chasing and sleeping.


Layla Hyder

Layla Hyder

Marketing Executive

Spreading the word by sharing industry knowledge on behalf of our team.