Meet The Team

John Ahearne Sales & Marketing Recruiter 07817 443033

Career to date – University of Birmingham – Master’s degree, whilst there I worked for Peugeot in the summer holidays. After Uni went travelling and came back to Coventry where I spent 15 years working in sales, engineering and marketing recruitment for a large national recruiter. Co-Founder of TT along with Nick in early 2019.

Recruitment hack / top tip – Fail to prepare, prepare to fail. Always spend time looking into a company and the interviewers, consider 3 questions as part of your prep why you want the role, why you are good for the role and why you want to work for the company you are interviewing with.

Best thing about being part of the TT team – Great people, great work ethic, friendly and inclusive environment where everyone helps each other out.

Interesting fact / something we don’t know – My 2nd cousin is Mike Ahearne – Warrior from the Gladiators 1990’s TV show.

Favourite thing to do outside of work – I love sport, football, rugby, golf, tennis, cricket – either playing or watching.

If you weren’t in recruitment, where would you be – Probably a materials scientist or an engineering salesperson.

Lookalike – Haribo kid.

Nick goodwin infront of a TalentTech poster
Nick Goodwin Engineering & Technical Sales Recruiter 07591 982824

Career to date – Degree in Engineering from the University of Leeds & Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma, 24 years in sales, engineering & executive recruitment working with a variety of business throughout the UK from large global blue-chip organisations, hi growth tech start-ups to SME’s.

Recruitment hack / top tip

Employers – Always recruit for attitude and train for skill

Candidates – Invest the time it requires in your CV and the job application process.

Best thing about being part of the TT team – Doing what I enjoy and working with such a great team of positive motivated people.

How would your colleagues describe you – I doubt I could answer that … hopefully hardworking, motivated and a good reliable colleague.

Interesting fact / something we don’t know – I once featured on a Take That DVD, almost drowned at Surfers Paradise thinking I was a surfing legend, the tides are a little different to Cornwall, I want to go on SAS – Who Dares Wins – TV & complete a Half Iron Man. Since losing 9 stone I’ve completed a half marathon, Olympic triathlon and HYROX – World series of Fitness.

Favourite thing to do outside of work – Watch sport, go to the gym & eat – in no particular order.

If you weren’t in recruitment, where would you be – I originally wanted to be an Architect as the inner geek in me is fascinated with buildings and super structures, however now if I had my time again, I’d attempt to see how far I could get on the Royal Marine Basic Training course.

Lookalike – Mmm… not sure, I’m unique.

Nickname – Gooders, Goody or G.

If you had to eat 1 meal for the rest of your life / Last meal – Prawn cocktail, Roast dinner, apple pie and custard.

Most interesting place your visited and where would you like to go – Argentina – what a great place & I’d love to go to South Africa.

Last book you read – It’s not a diet book by James Smith PT.

Favourite TV program – I don’t watch much TV apart from sport, I do watch a lot of You Tube.

Richard Shortland Tech Sales Recruiter 07970 011773

Career to date – I worked in internal and field sales within the telecoms space after finishing university before making the move to sales recruitment back in 2007. I have worked in sales for the last 17 years.

Recruitment hack / top tip – There isn’t one. You need to be prepared to graft and apply yourself but the reward can be a very fulfilling career if you are successful.

Best thing about being part of the TT team – The culture. Coming to work, is no longer like coming to work. I am trusted to do my job and left to get on with it. I have been given a lot more responsibility since I started here, and this has helped me to become a better, more rounded recruiter.

How would your colleagues describe you – Hard working, hungry, driven, reliable (I hope).

Favourite thing to do outside of work – Spend time with my two girls and fiancée. Watch the mighty Sky Blues (Coventry City) and play football.

If you weren’t in recruitment, where would you be – If I had my time again probably an architect.

3 wishes –

For my girls to grow up happy and healthy.

To help grow TT and make the company a success.

Become a professional footballer at 40 years of age.

Dave O Neill Engineering & Technical Sales Recruiter 07593 371696

Career to date:

Degree educated in Biomedical Science. Didn’t enjoy the isolation of being lab based, and after working up to Duty Manager at a national pub chain, I fell into engineering and technical sales recruitment in 2015 and haven’t looked back since!

Recruitment hack / top tip:

We’re here to help; if you have any questions around CV, presentations, preparation for interviews, etc. then please utilise us. Also, if you’re on LinkedIn, make sure your profile matches your CV, especially in sales roles.

Best thing about being part of the TT team:

I like how we all work and pull forwards as a team rather than working against each other.

The social aspects and nights out aren’t too shabby either!

How would your colleagues describe you:

Office DJ, DIY extraordinaire and not too bad at recruitment either.

Interesting fact / something us something we don’t know:

Back in 2006, I won a trip to NASA in USA to visit various sites in Florida & Texas.

Favourite thing to do outside of work:

Tinkering, DIY, the occasional beer and very rarely, some exercise.

I enjoy music and live gigs; I’ve got an eclectic taste!

A fan of F1, and an Aston Villa supporter.

If you weren’t in recruitment, where would you be:

I’d most likely reskill to a hands on engineering or field sales role.

Ryan Parfrey in front of TalentTech poster
Ryan Parfrey Technical & Technology Sales Recruiter 07923 346259

Career to date – Degree in Criminology and Law from Coventry University. I then started a career working for an Insolvency Firm, I was unfortunately made redundant, so I decided to make the step into recruitment/sales and haven’t looked back since!

Recruitment hack / top tip – Be resilient!

Best thing about being part of the TT team – Working with an excellent team who I enjoy spending time with in and outside the workplace!

Favourite thing to do outside of work – Going to the Coventry City football matches, going to the gym, weekends away, holidays abroad and out for nice meals.

Nickname – Rab.

If you had to eat one meal for the rest of your life – Nandos or a roast dinner.

Lyndsey Hulm infront of TalentTech poster
Lyndsey Hulm Sales & Operations Coordinator 01926 505555

I’ve previously worked for a large recruitment company for over 17 years, in this time I gained valuable experience and an excellent understanding of the recruitment industry. I’m knowledgeable in sales, marketing and engineering recruitment and supported the business with regards to the training courses we supplied. I’m fortunate to have met many great people and lifelong friends along the way. After being made redundant due to COVID cut backs, I found myself in Education, a sector I was unfamiliar with but enjoyed the new challenge. Fast forward a year I am back in familiar territory – the world of recruitment! I’m delighted to be working at TalentTech, with some old faces and for a company with a great ethos and positive work values is refreshing and exciting, I can’t wait to fully get stuck into my new role here!

Best thing about being part of the Talent Tech team?

Having 6 other people that have my back, that want me to succeed and inspire me to always do my best.

How would your colleagues describe you?

Organised, motivated, step obsessed and Kit Kat lover!

Favourite thing to do outside of work?

I spend weekends on the side-line of a under 12s football pitch, made better when it’s not raining!
Running, circuit training, looking at holidays!

Last thing you watched on TV?

Help – I love anything Stephen Graham stars in.

Isaac Bateman Sales Recruiter 01926 505555

Career to date

During college, I worked as a waiter for a large hospitality chain, after completing my A levels I accepted an unconditional offer at Coventry University, two years in I decided I wanted to undertake a placement in recruitment – 9 months later I’m here! For extra money over the summer months, I did some scaffolding, it gave me a wage but was also the toughest job to do in record heatwave temperatures of 38 degrees!

Best thing about being part of the TT team

 The work culture and atmosphere around the office. It’s a relaxed, welcoming environment and a great place to learn and progress.

 Favourite thing to do outside of work

 I enjoy going to the gym and playing/watching football (massive Chelsea fan), this doesn’t always go down well with other housemates who have had to accept that the TV is out of use on weekends / most weekday evenings!

I love going out for food/drinks and I’ve recently just got back from Sundown Festival and a holiday in Tuscany – Italy, so I feel lucky to have had a brilliant summer before I get stuck into my new role at TalentTech.

3 Wishes

 Chelsea winning a premier league soon and seeing it from an executive box!

And, to have no regrets.

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

It would be a roast dinner, but with everything perfectly cooked. Crispy potatoes, multiple trays of Yorkshires, any meat will do but ideally a good cut of beef.



As a hiring manager, I have found TalentTech to be the most professional, transparent and effective recruitment service I have worked with throughout my career. They truly understand the market.
Garry Armstrong - Senior Product Manager
The team are extremely professional and helped me immensely throughout my whole interview process, going above and beyond expectations to ensure I was fully prepared. They did an incredible job and I would recommend TalentTech highly.
Emily Reddi - Sales Development Representative
Superb recruitment company. I sent Talent Tech a detailed skill set description of what it was I was looking for in terms of maintenance engineers, and they delivered exactly that. Cannot fault the service. Excellent all round. I have no doubt where to go when I need to recruit.
Steve Clews - Maintenance Manager
A big thankyou to Dave at TalentTech Recruitment who helped me secure my new role. His help and support through this challenging time has been invaluable and without his input I very much doubt I would have got this position. I have let my new employer know of TalentTech's input and will happily recommend them for all future recruitment.
Louise Oldham - Sales Account Manager
John and the team at TalentTech Recruitment are an absolute credit to themselves. John worked tirelessly with myself throughout every stage of the recruitment process, and it was with his help and support that I was successful in securing the perfect role within a fantastic company. He made sure that I was constantly kept informed during every step of the process, providing me with even the smallest details and information required. His extensive knowledge of the whole recruitment process and his attention to detail were second to none and I would absolutely not hesitate in recommending John, Nick and the team at TalentTech to anyone with specialist recruitment requirements, the guys will 100% give you the upmost effort and commitment. I can't thank them enough, it has been an absolute pleasure working with them.
Neil Foster - National Trade Sales Manager
John was very timely throughout the process, and very easy to talk with. Constructive input without the need to follow up for information made communication very practical. John was very considerate and professional, which helped put my mind at ease. I have now secured a brilliant role in an excellent company with the help of a faultless process from TalentTech.
Dominic Protacio - Sales Development Representative
I cannot recommend TalentTech Recruitment highly enough! They have been an incredible partner in our recruitment process, providing us with expert guidance, support, and exceptional talent. From the very start, the team at TalentTech took the time to understand our company culture, our values, and the specific skills and experience we were looking for in candidates. They were always available to answer any questions we had, and they were proactive in keeping us informed throughout the recruitment process. What impressed me most about TalentTech was their commitment to finding the right fit for our team. They took the time to thoroughly screen candidates, and presented us with high-quality candidates that exceeded our expectations. Thanks to TalentTech, we were able to find the perfect candidate for our open position quickly and efficiently. We are thrilled with our new team member and couldn't have done it without TalentTech's expertise and support. If you're looking for a recruitment partner who truly cares about finding the right talent for your team, then I highly recommend TalentTech Recruitment. They are a top-notch team that we would work with again in a heartbeat.
Jason Sykes - Director
John was a complete professional when it came to supporting me through the interview process. Very easy to speak to and gave great advice on his client. Would go to again if I find myself out of a job!
Thomas Davies - Customer Success Executive
Ryan is a fantastic and thorough recruiter who provided guidance and updates which within two weeks landed me in a dream role at an awesome company! From his professional approach to his friendly and helpful demeanour, he was brilliant throughout the process. For anyone looking to change roles, I couldn't recommend anyone more.
Ben Rioda - Sales Development Representative
John is very professional and persistent. I was delighted to have the opportunity to work with him. Without his help I would not have been successful in my recent job search.
Martin Reppion - Business Development Manager
Ryan was absolutely fantastic at helping me to find the perfect job. His brilliant communication and continued service throughout enabled me to find a role that is ideal for me at an incredible company! I would highly recommend Ryan for any of your recruitment needs, he was very easy to talk to, professional and identified my strengths to align me to a specific job role.
Harry Woodard - Business Development Executive
David was fantastic to work with. Very helpful, supportive and I'm very grateful to him for putting me forward to a cracking sales role that I have now secured. I highly recommend David and the team around him at talenttech recruitment!
Anton Archer - Area Sales Manager
Dave and Nick were very helpful in supporting me on the recruitment process. They were very accommodating during my out of hours office calls and responded to emails and messages very promptly. They ensured that the company was fit for purpose for my needs and demands and encouraged me to Pursue this company which being part of Filtermist now has been challenging and fulfilling. John and Nick are professional, pro-active and pleasant gentlemen to be involved with. I would certainly recommend them as a recruiter both from a candidate and a hiring managers perspective
Manpreet Maan - Proposals Engineer
From first contact with John, he was open, friendly & offered some great advice. Throughout the process he was efficient & diligent with his communication/feedback & having this from a recruiter made the interview/job change process far easier - which is a rare thing! I thoroughly recommend John & his business when you’re looking for a new role/career change
Will McCullough - Area Sales Manager
We were struggling to find the right candidate for our Marketing vacancy so reached out to Nick and the team at TalentTech, we went through every aspect of the role and our company culture in detail. He gave us valuable insight into the current market and from this we were able to readdress the job spec, which helped attract a higher calibre candidate. I would without a doubt recommend TalentTech Recruitment. They are attentive, detailed and the person who we hired has been nothing but brilliant.
Lee Bunting - Air Ambulance
I worked with John to secure my current position. He is hands down the best Recruiter I have ever worked with. 10/10. Excellent communicator, friendly, helpful, efficient. Moreover, John is intelligent, he has great knowledge and can provide insight if required. I have every confidence in John and he is easily my number one choice for any future needs.
Stephanie Lyttle - Business Development Manager
Highly recommend John for the professionalism and support during the whole recruitment process. Very Encouraging to be kept up to date and informed through out. Many thanks for your help and advice.
Craig McCormack - Systems Engineer
David was helpful and prudent, supplying helpful information and advice when assisting me with first and second stage interviews after he introduced my CV to a role I'm very happy to have received. Thanks David
Joshua Palmer - Design Engineer
Recruiting engineers with the right technical skillsets has always been a challenge however with the ongoing support to any live roles TalentTech continue support our ongoing recruitment campaigns. We were kept fully informed throughout the process, the detail and lines of communications kept us up to speed and we were made fully aware of every stage of the process. In an increasingly difficult to recruit with they overcame this by listening to our requirements, spent time to understand our business. The shortlisted candidates have always been consistently good and it’s a refreshing experience to often have a choice of a strong shortlist, and on occasions we have recruited more than initial requirements due to the quality and depth of the shortlist. We’ve found the TalentTech engineering recruitment team to be knowledgeable, personal and a please to deal with.
Hannah Craig - Zwick Roell Ltd
John has been absolutely first class since the moment I applied for a role with TalentTech. He gave me instant feedback on my CV which was a massive help as I hadn’t had to write one for a while! He also provided advice throughout the interview process which was really valuable. I managed to land the role and this was in no small part down to John and his unwavering support. Checking in to see how I was getting on, asking me if I needed advice on anything and even after I’d secured the position, I could tell he was genuinely buzzing for me. A top recruiter and a top person to deal with. Highly recommend his expertise.
Michael Hyneman - Business Development Representative
Ryan has been amazing in getting me the sales job of my dreams! The help and support has been unreal. He has been very professional and understanding with giving the best advice and preparing me for all 3 of my interviews. Never have I had such great support from a recruiter before.
Kashala Whittingham - Sales Development Representative
The TalentTech team are honest, transparent, and efficient. They are a trusted partner with great experience in matching clients to new staff. Working with TalentTech must be treated as a true partnership. When tooled with the right level of information and expectation the TalentTech team deliver on what they promise. I am grateful for the advice provided in a straightforward manner during the recruitment process to enable me to make decisive decisions to secure the best talent. Their approach to recruitment is refreshing, I will continue to recommend them to both candidates and employers.
Steve Rowland - Business Unit General Manager
I’d worked with John, Richard and Lyndsey for a few years, so when I was planning the next move in my career it seemed right to speak with TalentTech. They listened to exactly what I wanted and needed, went away and did their research and then presented me with opportunities that were a good fit. John helped me with interview preparation and organised each step with the company. I got a job which is my perfect fit and I know I will be there for a long time. I hadn’t come across the company before and wouldn’t have known about them without TT’s help and expertise. TalentTech are professional, helpful and knowledgeable in their market!
Lori Wheatman - Account Executive
I can't recommend Nick Goodwin at TalentTech highly enough. Not only is he thorough and knowledgeable from a recruitment perspective but also goes the extra mile for his candidates.....even speaking to my son to give him a recruiter's perspective as he entered the job market after university. Thanks Nick for all your support.
Richard Davies - Member Board Of Trustees


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