About Ikiru People: The Group behind Some of the Best-Known Brands in Employee and Talent Management

Ikiru People is a leader in the supply of technology solutions and services to recruitment, staffing and executive search businesses, as well as corporate HR teams around the world.

Providing the platforms they need to test and train candidates, support further development, enhance the recruitment process and source the best talent.

Operating in more than 60 countries over six continents and working with thousands of firms, we boast more than 30 years in the market and 100s of years of collective experience. While the Ikiru People brand is the new face of the group, one thing has never changed: our dedication to delivering a fast and professional service that puts our customers first – all the time.

The Ikiru People Team
The Ikiru People Team

Our Vision

Ikiru – /i:kɪruː/ (ee-ki-roo)

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The vision for Ikiru People is based on this Japanese concept, meaning “to live”. At its core are the ideas of growth and improving oneself and feeling connected to the world and the people in it. These lie at the heart of the Ikiru People group and the solutions we provide businesses, from ISV, which provides firms with testing and training tools to measure skills and profile personalities to ensure they place employees in the roles best suited to their strengths, to FileFinder, an executive search database, CRM, research tool and project management solution all rolled into one.

Ikiru also represents living in the moment. Our agile and responsive applications are designed to help our customers as they react to the everyday challenges faced by businesses. With automation and simplicity at its centre, our vision is that businesses embrace the now, with Ikiru People improving efficiency and offering support every step of the way.

Who We Are

Our beliefs drive our approach to all of our brands. Unified under Ikiru People, we deliver a result that’s greater by virtue of our knowledgeable team coming together to support our customers.

Balance

We believe that people shouldn’t have to compromise when it comes to their work life, which should be as fulfilling as their personal one. Our solutions enable candidates to achieve a balance and improve their overall quality of life by securing the better job they’ve been looking for, while consultants, recruiters and decision-makers seeking great new talent benefit from efficient, time-saving software that eliminates tiresome and mundane admin and makes their work easier and more enjoyable. This isn’t just something we aspire to achieve for our customers but for our employees at Ikiru People too.

Connectivity

Connection is the reason Ikiru People exists; each of our brands is connected, as is our approach. Our solutions are built around the concept of joining people together — whether that’s the connection of candidates with corporates, SMEs and not-for-profit organisations or the connection of Ikiru People with our thousands of customers as we deliver a world-class service day after day. Our software options are also linked to one another, helping our clients increase efficiency by keeping everything together in one place.

Trust

From the day when our FileFinder software was initially developed in 1983 by David Dillistone, who would later give his name to the Dillistone Group, our goal has always been to build trust with our customers. We know that they rely on us to deliver systems that work, and we don’t take that responsibility lightly.  More than 30 years later, we continue to prove to businesses that we are best-placed to improve their processes by delivering gold-standard service and sharing our expertise and knowledge.

Meet Some of Our People

Our talented team has decades of combined experience and knowledge. Working across FileFinder, ISV.Online, GatedTalent and Voyager, and now united under the Ikiru People group, we’re dedicated to providing an even better and faster service than our customers have experienced before. 

Senior Management Team
Sales, Marketing & Client Success
Projects
Development & Support
Training
IT Infrastructure
Finance
GatedTalent Membership Team
Senior Management Team
Jason Starr

Jason Starr
Chief Executive Officer

Paul Mather

Paul Mather
Chief Operating Officer

Simon Warburton

Simon Warburton
Chief Technology Officer

Alex James

Alex James
Chief Product Officer

Julie Pomeroy

Julie Pomeroy
Group Finance Director

Ian Garrett

Ian Garrett
Support Services Director

Paul Thompson

Paul Thompson
Sales and Marketing Director

Leena Authwall

Leena Authwall
Global Project Delivery Director

Steve Hammond

Steve Hammond
Development Director

Warren Tom

Warren Tom
US Regional Director

Tim Berwick

Tim Berwick
APAC Regional Director

Sales, Marketing & Client Success
Paul Thompson

Paul Thompson
Sales and Marketing Director

Steve Smith

Steve Smith
Sales Manager

Gemma Cooke

Gemma Cooke
Marketing Manager

Margaret Jaouadi

Margaret Jaouadi
Marketing Manager

Yann Le Leyour

Yann Le Leyour
Marketing Manager

Owen Brown

Owen Brown
Client Success Team Manager

Jennie Hackney

Jennie Hackney
Client Success Manager

Rachael Mcdonald

Rachael McDonald
Client Success Manager

Nikoleta Giannakakou

Nikoleta Giannakakou
Client Success Manager

Projects
Glenn Francis

Glenn Francis
Project Team Leader

Jonno Brown

Jonno Brown
Project Manager

Robert Chandler

Robert Chandler
Project Manager

Will Dodd

Will Dodd
Implementation Engineer

Anthony Vickers

Anthony Vickers
Data Analyst

Development & Support
Mykola Tsykalovskiy

Mykola Tsykalovskiy
Software Developer

Fiona Lawes

Fiona Lawes
QA Software Engineer

Steven Reynolds

Steven Reynolds
QA Software Engineer

James Hopkins

James Hopkins
2nd Line Support Engineer

Pippa Mather

Pippa Mather
Product Manager

Andrea Comer

Andrea Comer
Product Manager

Susan Cheah

Susan Cheah
Product & Support Manager

John Payne

John Payne
3rd Line Support & QA Engineer

Matt Lea

Matt Lea
Support Team Leader

Michaela Girle

Michaela Girle
1st Line Support Engineer

Dan Nicholas

Dan Nicholas
1st Line Support Engineer

Keith Curtis

Keith Curtis
2nd Line Support Engineer

Dele Egberongbe

Dele Egberongbe
2nd Line Support Engineer

Kyle Parker

Kyle Parker
2nd Line Support Engineer

Training
Debbie Herring

Debbie Herring
Training Manager

Matt Nardi

Matt Nardi
Trainer

Tom Lowe

Tom Lowe
Trainer

Tim Toakley

Tim Toakley
Trainer

IT Infrastructure
Matt Weston

Matt Weston
Ist Line Support Engineer

Chris Crawshaw

Chris Crawshaw
IT Implementation Consultant

Finance
Ian Mackin

Ian Mackin
Finance Manager

Nicholas Gent

Nicholas Gent
Finance Administrator

GatedTalent Membership Team
Monica Garcia GatedTalent Membership Team

Monica Garcia
Executive Researcher

Joanna Beattie GatedTalent Membership Team

Joanna Beattie
Executive Researcher

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