Meet The Team
Mark Stanley Sales Director
Alongside his wife Katie, Mark founded Adversa Recruitment in May 2017 with a vision to provide a “world-class customer service” for both candidates and clients. Mark holds an LLB Hons Law Degree with a focus on Contracts Law, served in the HM Forces as an Intelligence Analyst, and worked for NATO as a Contracts and Procurement Manager. In addition, Mark has been working in Public Sector Recruitment since 2012 so brings with him a wealth of experience. While always cracking a joke and raising spirits in the office, Mark is a passionate leader of the Sales side of the business and encourages everyone to work hard and smash our targets.
Favourite Value: Hard-Work. From a young age, I was taught that all I needed to succeed was half a brain and the ability to work harder than everybody around me… so far, I’m hoping that it has worked!
Hobbies: I enjoy having a laugh and living life to the fullest! And one of my favourite hobbies is annoying my wife and three children with my hilarious jokes and trying on every occasion to bring a smile into their lives!
Katie Stanley Compliance and Operations Director
Alongside Mark, Katie founded Adversa in May 2017 and is responsible for the Compliance Department, the Accounts Department, and the general running of the business. She works closely with all teams to ensure that everything runs correctly and efficiently and is always on hand to help out where needed. Katie and Mark are always working together to make a variety of decisions for the business to make sure Adversa continues as a happy and successful company. Everyone at Adversa knows that Katie is the highly organised brains of the operation, and we all look up to her as a role model, being an incredible Mum and business owner at the same time.
Favourite Value: Respect. I feel that this is a value that is core to the business as having respect for people - your colleagues, customers, clients, and candidates - is so important in order to achieve success. Having respect for others means listening to their opinions and input, accepting advice, and working together.
Hobbies: In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and watching my son grow and learn new things, as this time is precious, and I don’t want to miss anything!
Gurdeep Jandu Sales Manager
Gurdeep joined the team in February 2019 as a Consultant on our Social Care desk with 6 years of previous recruitment experience, and therefore quickly worked his way to a Senior position. Gurdeep currently manages the busy Sales Team, regularly reviewing performance to maximise sales and smash targets, while still managing his own pool of candidates. He is a confident, competent, and nurturing leader for the whole team at Adversa.
Favourite Value: Teamwork. Growing up I was always playing sports and participating in competitions and leagues, so I learned very quickly it was a vital part of winning and losing. It is important to work as part of a team and have a competitive edge, not just for myself but to motivate others around me to share our common vision. Alone we can do so little, together we can achieve so much more.
Fun Fact: I have done a three-day trek through the Himalayan mountains.
Elle McGregor HR Officer
Elle joined the company in September 2019 after graduating with a Clinical Psychology degree, and progressed through various roles to find her specialty. Elle is now responsible for all internal HR practices and digital marketing for Adversa, and her eagerness for professional development has led to her current study towards a CIPD Level 3 Certificate in Human Resources Practice.
Favourite Value: Respect. I’m really passionate about everyone being treated fairly and given equal opportunities. I believe kindness and empathy are the most important things both in the workplace and life in general.
Hobbies: I used to be a National level competitive gymnast, but now I enjoy spending my spare time just relaxing and being happy with my cats and loved ones.
Francesca Wood Finance Officer
In September 2019 Francesca came to Adversa with finance and administrative experience, so began her career as a Business Support Officer. Francesca’s careful and considerate approach meant her strengths and specialism in finance were clear, and a determination to learn has led her to continually develop these skills and knowledge over time.
Favourite Value: Individual Accountability. It ensures we take ownership of our work and achieve standards that we are proud to put our names by.
Hobbies: Outside of work I dabble in various hobbies such as reading, writing, gaming, and arts and crafts, but when I get the chance I also enjoy scuba diving and snorkeling. I’ve also recently started aerial fitness, trying static trapeze and aerial hoop classes.
Sophie Toman-Phillips Senior Compliance Officer
Sophie came to us from a Social Care background in March 2019 and took no time to learn the ropes and quickly progress into a Senior role. Her previous experience and excellent organisation skills make her the perfect addition to work with our Social Care and Construction & Labour Consultants, and head up the whole Compliance Team.
Favourite Value: Teamwork. As I come from a Care Assistant background, I have always worked hard and had a teamwork mentality. I find that no matter where you work, you have to work as a team to get a job or task done to the best of your ability. All that Adversa has accomplished since being established shows just how well we all work together as a team.
Hobbies: Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, going out for meals and drinks with friends, reading horror/detective books, and watching a good series.
Francina Boulter Compliance Officer
Francina joined the team in January 2021 with a wealth of previous administrative experience. Working alongside our Administration and Logistics & Transport Consultants, Francina works hard behind the scenes to process pre-employment documents and right-to-work checks all with a friendly smile.
Favourite Value: Individual Accountability. I believe we should have the morality to own up to any mistakes we’ve made and, where possible, rectify any issues. Within a work environment, this will show you can be a trustworthy and honest individual.
Hobbies: I love spending quality time with my children, keeping fit at the gym or on long walks, cooking for my family, and relaxing with a nice gin.
Charlie Frodsham Recruitment Consultant
Charlie came to Adversa from a Construction & Labour background in February 2019, meaning he was the ideal fit to work in this busy sector recruiting for various manual labour positions. Charlie’s confidence and hardworking attitude allow him to build a great rapport with clients and candidates alike.
Favourite Value: Hard-Work. Without hard work, you won’t receive client and candidate satisfaction, which is a crucial part of the job, so I take the time to specifically match the exact needs of a client to the right skill set of a candidate. This benefits both parties and ensures the longevity of placements and relationships.
Fun Facts: I became a first-time Dad to a beautiful baby boy in 2021, and also love riding motorcycles.
Karis Walker Recruitment Consultant
Karis joined Adversa in September 2019 from a strong customer service background, and this is where she excels. Working on the Administration & Business Support desk, Karis is always busy sourcing the perfect role for the right candidate, scheduling interviews, placements and consistently receives great 5* reviews.
Favourite Value: Transparency. I feel in this job you need to be upfront with people to earn their respect and build relationships. It is also important to treat people how you wish to be treated.
Hobbies: Walking my Frenchie, Kevin, going to the gym, and spending time with my boyfriend and family.
Daniel Fernandes Recruitment Consultant
With extensive previous recruitment experience, Daniel hit the ground running in January 2021 as an addition to our Social Care desk. Sourcing Care Assistants and Support Workers daily, whilst also co-ordinating shifts for existing candidates, Daniel can cope under pressure with a high volume workload with great professionalism.
Favourite Value: Transparency. When I speak with candidates and clients, I like to be clear and honest with the job specification, hourly rates, fees, location, and all the requirements that they need to meet.
Hobbies: Walking the dog in the middle of nowhere, hiking, and socialising with people.
Mike Game Recruitment Consultant
Mike began his career in recruitment with us for our Logistics & Transport desk in January 2021 after a period of time in customer support. Mike works round the clock to liaise with drivers and clients to coordinate shifts, and his approachability allows him to build excellent relationships with everyone he works with.
Favourite Value: Transparency. I try to be as honest as I can when I work and towards my candidates. I always do the best I can to help get them to work and feel like I am very open and honest with my candidates and clients. What you see is what you get!
Fun Fact: I used to race 125cc karts at Championship level at the same track Lewis Hamilton started at.
Rob Berezowy Recruitment Consultant
Beginning his career in music and comedy after completing an Arts and Festival Management degree, Rob made the move into to recruitment a few years ago, with experience specifically in private Social Care recruitment. Rob is due to move back to his hometown and join our team in August 2021 on our Construction & Labour desk, and we can’t wait for him to get started!
Favourite Value: Teamwork. After all, teamwork makes the dream work. Ultimately, it took the work of 400,000 people to get Neil and Buzz onto the moon - no way Neil and Buzz could have done that themselves.
Hobbies: I always keep my ear to the ground for the next new band and love going to live shows. A little tip for you, stand next to the sound man!
Sadie West Recruitment Assistant
Sadie came to Adversa in March 2021 with no previous recruitment experience but has settled into the role with ease. She provides daily recruitment support to our Consultants and assists with making the process for all candidates as smooth as possible with her unwavering positive attitude and strong communication skills.
Favourite Value: Teamwork. This is because everyone here has been so helpful and accommodating towards me since I started, no matter the situation!
Hobbies: I love listening to music, buying clothes, makeup, and food – especially Japanese.