Meet The Team

Meet The Team: 

Jacqueline De Castro, BA (Hons), LL.B (Hons), Director & Co-Founder, Lawyer:

Jacqueline is a Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist and also a qualified Lawyer with over 14 years experience.  Jacqueline’s first introduction to the recruitment industry was when she was appointed In-House Lawyer with the Recruitment & Employment Confederation.   Jacqueline worked closely with a wide range of recruitment companies nationwide and specialised in providing expert legal and compliance advice, hosting seminars and workshops nationwide for recruitment professionals across a wide range of industry sectors.  Jacqueline was then appointed General Counsel with a global recruitment company based in London, where she worked very closely with the Board Directors, Human Resources, Compliance, Credit Control and the Talent Acquisition teams.  Jacqueline then decided to take her career in a different direction, with a view to combining her legal expertise and knowledge with her recruitment and commercial acumen by pursuing a 360 Talent Acquisition opportunity with a global recruitment company, specilaising in placing qualified lawyers into In-House Legal Teams within commercial enterprises.  Jacqueline then moved to a national recruitment company as a Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist, where she specialised in placing a variety of multi-sector professionals into professional services companies, e.g. finance, legal, sales, technology & office support.  Jacqueline’s combined recruitment and legal experience makes her approach with clients and candidates not only very credible but very unique. Jacqueline works in partnership with all levels of stakeholders, company directors and senior management teams by adopting a hands-on, personable and consultative approach to ensure her clients get the best talent for their businesses, whilst working closely with her candidates to ensure their next career move is their best move for their own development, growth and success in their chosen career path.

If you would like to have a confidential discussion about opportunities available to you, or are seeking your next top hire, then get in touch: Email: Jacqueline.DeCastro@ardengray.com

Sholape Akinnawo, BA (Hons) Media,  Director & Co- Founder:

Sholape is a well respected and dedicated Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist with extensive experience in matching high calibre candidates with leading national and global companies. After graduating with a BA (Hons) Media, Sholape began her professional career working for leading PR companies, where she was responsible for managing high profile, key client accounts and delivering an efficient and customer focused, client care service.  Sholape then decided to move into the world of recruitment and joined a national recruitment company based in London where she was appointed a 360 Talent Acquision Specialist. Sholape specialized in placing a variety of multi-sector business support professionals into professional services and also public sector companies.  Sholape then made the decision to move into the finance sector and joined a London based finance media company, where she placed finance and accountancy professionals, ranging from senior appointments to entry level roles into the media, marketing services and technology sectors with leading national and global companies.

If you would like to have a confidential discussion about opportunities available to you, or are seeking your next top hire, then get in touch: Email: Sholape.Akin@ardengray.com