Strike Recruitment

Stike Agent

Meet the Senior Team

Jonathan Strike

Jonathan Strike CEO

I am currently running the US Division of my company based in Raleigh, North Carolina with offices in Boston, Raleigh, Atlanta and Chicago.. As with the UK we specialise in contract and permanent technical recruitment, in traditional and digital markets.

Jules Jones

Jules Jones Business Development Director

Jules is our Business Development Director.  With over 20 years in IT Recruitment she is driven and dynamic who over the years has built a reputation for meeting clients expectations and delivering results.  Her permanent `state of happiness’ is down to weekly hot yoga and meditation.  With a list of loyal clients ranging from large corporations to small innovators, she consistently delivers quality results for each client along with her team.  Jules is an outstanding mentor and enduring business professional

Balraj Sura

Balraj Sura London Manager

Bal is an experienced recruiter with a number of years’ within the Industry.  For the last 5 years he has managed the London operation for Strike IT, and was also instrumental in the growth of the company as well as setting up Strike IT in the US.  Bal manages a number of key accounts at Strike IT and has been responsible for growing and maintaining excellent relationships with the clients.  Bal specialises in recruiting for Technology, Operations and Business Change across Financial Services and Technology organisations.  Due to the expansion of the company over the last 3 year and the creation of a Digital / Creative Division, Bal has widened his network within this area and has built a strong reputation within Digital Tech, UX and Creative.  Outside of work Bal is an avid Liverpool FC fan and is always one for an entertaining evening out.

Mel Mack

Mel Mack Senior Account Executive

Mel has been a senior account manager and recruiter at Strike IT for over 5 years, and has the distinct honour of being one of Strike ITs first US-based employees.  Working tirelessly to build strong, trusting relationships with both clients and candidates is Mel’s ultimate goal as well as delivering the very best talent in the marketplace. 

An innate “people person”, Mel possesses the ability to forge relationships with a vast array of personalities and people from all walks of life.  

Sonya Jeffrey

Sonya Jeffrey Human Resource Manager - US

Sonya has a background in sales and currently serves as Human Resource Manager for the US.  Her key role is ensuring the necessary paperwork and contract documentation is in place for both candidates and clients.  In her spare time Sonya likes to travel, paint, practice yoga, and enjoy summertime in Chicago! 

Connor Duffy

Connor Duffy VP - Business Development

Conor started off his career with the creation of an infrastructure firm in 1998, specializing in municipal and educational clients. They specialized in network architecture and administration. After a very successful six year run, Conor transitioned into technological staffing after seeing a void in these recruitment efforts being run by those with no market experience. Ten years later, Conor  had the fortune to work with companies ranging from Fortune 5 down to start-ups with great success in human capital planning and recruitment.

Amit Phander

Amit Phander Consultant

Amit works from our London office focussing on delivering professionals into the DevOps, advance JavaScripts and data science space within emerging tech. Prior to entering into recruitment Amit worked as a trainee accountant, but found his calling in the more social world of recruiting.

Outside of work Amit enjoys various music genres and can be found DJing in and around Shoreditch, he is a regular league footballer and Thai boxing enthusiast. With his feet firmly rooted in east London Amit can be spotted at regular meetups and networking events in the London Tech scene - his current focus is uncovering exceptional engineers and data scientists. Using a methodical approach of intensly qualifying job orders and candidates alike to work beyond generic job specs and traditional hiring techniques. 

Shashi Reddy

Shashi Reddy Lead Recruiter

Shashi has over 6 years of experience working in the US staffing industry, including 2+ years working with Strike IT at a vendor company.

In May of 2015 Shashi officially joined the Strike IT family and is our man on the ground in Asia, resourcing across the US and AsiaPac continents.

Shashi is an avid cricketer and enjoys the odd game of volleyball.

Odette Leczek

Odette Leczek Accounts & Contracts Administrator

Odette has a love for figures and the complication thereof. She works in our UK accounts and contracts administration department, always willing to assist our candidates or clients.

Leigh Murray

Leigh Murray Resourcer

Leigh has just started her career in Recruitment with Strike IT, coming into the company as a Resourcer.

Leigh has a fondness for romance novels and cat videos on youtube.

Jack Broadbent

Jack Broadbent Recruitment Consultant

Jack currently spends his time working between our London and Weybridge offices.

He specialises in the digital space, in particular the mobile arena. Jack has placed top talent into several start ups and more well-known businesses. Having recently completed a 3 year stint in-house, he has a strong knowledge of the recruitment cycle from both an agency standpoint as well as from a clients point of view. 

Outside of work Jack is a keen sportsman with a passion in particular for golf. He holds a handicap of 5 and aims to play at least once a week.

Mandy Kent

Mandy Kent Resource Consultant

Mandy works at our Weybridge office as a Resource Consultant.  Mandy has 13+ years recruitment experience and is continually seeking the Top Talent in the IT Sector.


Outside of work Mandy likes going to the gym, spending time with her family and likes to go for long walks with her little dog called Coco.

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