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. One of her many accomplishments is being crowned the Silver Winner for Business Woman of the Year 2021 at the SME Hertfordshire Business Awards!  
 
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 first-class Clinical Psychology degree, and progressed through various roles to find her specialty - now responsible for all internal HR practices and digital marketing for Adversa. Elle recently achieved a CIPD Level 3 Certificate in Human Resources Practice, and has already begun studying towards the Level 5 qualification. 
 
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. 
 

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 makes her the perfect addition to work with our Social Care 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 team-work 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. 
 

Hayely Mullane Compliance Officer 

Our final addition within 2021, Hayley joined Adversa in September after graduating from University earlier that year with a Psychology degree, and works behind the scenes to process pre-employment documents and right-to-work checks. Skills gained in customer service roles and her naturally hardworking personality means Hayley is a natural within this position. 
 
Favourite Value: Teamwork. I think that you can only be as good as your team, and learning from others is a super valuable skill to have. You can only get to a certain level by yourself, and you need strong team members to push you further. 
 
Hobbies: In my spare time, I love to bake and cook. I like to try new challenges, like the ones on Bake off. I also love to chill with a film on and spend time with my important people. 
 
Connect with Hayley on LinkedIn 

Lucy Emes Compliance Officer 

Lucy joined our team at the beginning of January 2022 as a much-needed addition to our busy and fact-paced Compliance Team. As a graduate with an impressive first-class degree in English and experience in various customer-facing and administrative roles, Lucy’s skills within communication, collaboration and determination are clear and make her a perfect fit for this position. 
 
Favourite Value: Transparency. I believe that if everyone is honest and accountable then it allows us to build better relationships, and so ensures a productive and respectful working environment. 
 
Hobbies: I like to fill my spare time with lots of creative hobbies. I particularly enjoy reading, sketching, dancing and playing the piano. I also love to spend as much time as possible outdoors, usually hiking with my family. 
 
Connect with Lucy on LinkedIn 

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 snorkelling. I’ve also recently started aerial fitness, trying static trapeze and aerial hoop classes. 
 

Charlotte Marriage Finance Assistant 

In August 2021, Charlotte began her journey with Adversa after graduating school with an impressive set of A-Level results. Charlotte's ease in learning new skills and a business-focused approach have made her a particularly valuable addition to the busy Finance Team. 
 
Favourite Value: Teamwork. I believe that working together and helping each other out leads to the best outcome possible. I instantly felt like part of the team since I joined Adversa Recruitment, and I think that this builds such a positive working environment. 
 
Hobbies: In my spare time, I am pretty much always at dance! I am a competitive baton twirler and majorette, with multiple National champion titles. 
 
Connect with Charlotte on LinkedIn 

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 (CertRP)  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 candidates and clients to co-ordinate shifts, and his approachability allows him to build excellent relationships with everyone he works with. To add to his achievements, in May 2022 Mike successfully acquired a Certificate in Principles of Recruitment Practice after many months of hard work.  
 
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 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 moved back to his hometown in August 2021 and has since been a great addition to our Construction & Labour desk and a valuable member of our team.  
 
Favourite Value: Teamwork. After all, teamwork makes the dream work. Ultimately, it took the work of 400,000 people to get Neil and Buzz on to 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. Little tip for you, stand next to the sound man! 
 
Sadie West 
Recruitment Consultant 
Sadie came to Adversa in March 2021 with no previous recruitment experience but settled into the job with ease thanks to her unwavering positive attitude and strong communication skills. Beginning as a Recruitment Assistant, she quickly progressed into a Consultant role and now works on the busy Administration desk sourcing candidates all over the Northern half of the UK.  
 
Favourite Value: Teamwork. This is because everyone here has been so helpful and accommodating towards me since I started, no matter the situation! 
 
Fun Fact: I’ve dyed my hair every colour of the rainbow! 
 

Ina Kucuku Recruitment Assistant  

Ina initially came to Adversa Recruitment in July 2021 through the Kickstart Scheme. She grew in confidence and competence every day, supporting all our Consultants with their daily recruitment needs with a particular speciality on the Social Care desk. We are very pleased that Ina fnished her 6 month placement with us and stayed on as a permanent menber of staff.  
 
Favourite Value: Transparency. I feel like being honest is a crucial part of building any sort of relationship and this is no different with our candidates. They will appreciate and feel like you're being genuine and want what's best for them. 
 
Hobbies: I enjoy gaming and being around the people I love and make me laugh the most. There's no better feeling than that uncontrollable laughter. 
 

Lewis Burgess Recruitment Assistant 

In January 2022 Lewis joined Adversa Recruitment seeking a change from a successful career as a Personal Trainer at a health spa. The aptitude for hard work gained in this role and a desire for smashing targets and gaining career satisfaction led Lewis to take an interest in recruitment, where he currently supports all of our Recruitment Consultants with day-to-day operations. 
 
Favourite Value: Hard work. This is my favourite value because without it no one would be successful. I feel I demonstrate this myself by putting 100% into everything I do and generally being quite a competitive person too! 
 
Hobbies: My favourite things to do are walking my dog, socialising with friends and family and training at the gym. 
 
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