Meet the team Not just another faceless company - Tecknuovo

Gus Sargent

Gus Sargent

Director & Co-Founder

Gus founded Tecknuovo to add value and provide a quality of service. No successful business is built around money and margins, something which can become very lost in the IT and Services industries. We have built Tecknuovo from the inside out, by focussing on our internal culture we are ensuring our external projection is where it needs to be. The results are exciting.

Email:gus@tecknuovo.com




Kieran Blackstone

Kieran Blackstone

Director & Co-Founder

It’s important to break down entire teams from top to bottom, know the good engineers, the evangelists, and all of their best friends too. It’s his knowledge of the best DevOps environments that has led to Kieran’s success. Not at all bad when it comes to tech either, Kieran surely would have been better placed as an Engineer himself. He is Tecknuovo’s bridge between Technical and Business, understanding client requirements and translating them into tangible service lines.

Email:kieran@tecknuovo.com




Jack Broughton

Jack Broughton

Head of Client Partnerships

Jack is one of life’s great guys and that makes him a fantastic recruiter. He is a calm, assured voice for our DevOps network and valued Clients, thoroughly knowledgeable and gets the job done with zero fuss. An overall safe set of hands and very much embracing the DevOps community culture.

LinkedIn: Say hello to Jack on LinkedIn

Email:jack.broughton@tecknuovo.com




Dominique Top

Dominique Top

DevOps Community Advocate

Dominique aka DevOps Dom, is the face of the DevOps Community here at Tecknuovo. Initially joined the team to look after DevOps Contract Recruitment, but gradually her role evolved into a more Community enabling role. Aside from attending all the DevOps related Meetups and events in London, she’s Docker Community Leader for London and runs the Docker London Meetup as well. Her passion for tech sparkles through everything she does and that’s pretty awesome.

LinkedIn: Say hello to Dom on LinkedIn

Twitter: Follow DevOpsDom

Email:dominique.top@tecknuovo.com




Emmanuel Shodeinde

Emmanuel Shodeinde

US Practice Head

Emmanuel has spent the past 2 years in the Big Apple feeding off Hotdogs, Artichoke Pizza’s and “Football”. With a wealth of experience at both start-up and established recruitment companies he now joins Tecknuovo to expand our business philosophy and motto across the Atlantic to New York.

LinkedIn: Say hello to Emmanuel on LinkedIn

Email:emmanuel.shodeinde@tecknuovo.com




Oliver Short

Oliver Short

Head of Permanent Division

Oliver (AKA: Ollie or Shortie) joined Tecknuovo to help build out the Development Recruitment function. He has been recruiting London based development positions since Java 1.6. Since then he has branched out into all things development and has been heard describing himself as a “full stack recruiter” although it would appear that this is yet to catch on. Interests outside of work include reading everything he can get his hands on and all forms of two wheeled locomotion. He is currently in a committed relationship with a custom Kawasaki W650 called Petronella.

LinkedIn: Say hello to Ollie on LinkedIn

Email:oliver.short@tecknuovo.com




Margo Gantner

Margo Gantner

Marketing Manager

Margo is taking care of Tecknuovo’s marketing and supports @DevopsDom in the DevOps community. From coding in python to being a ski instructor, Margo is passionate about everything that involves tech, digital and mountains. Contact Margo for any marketing related queries and make sure to say hi to her at one of the many Meetups she attends.

LinkedIn: Say hello to Margo on LinkedIn

Email:margo.gantner@tecknuovo.com




Sophia Lewis

Sophia Lewis

DevOps Consultant

Sophia is the resident Aussie to the office, better known as ‘Skip’. Her fast-paced attitude makes her a great member of the DevOps Contracts team. When Skip is out meeting candidates the office feels silent without her cheerful chatter. In her free time, she likes to relax watching a classic film with her poodle, Dolce and a glass of Scotch in her hand.

LinkedIn: Say hello to Skip on LinkedIn

Email: sophia.lewis@tecknuovo.com




Shaun Kayll

Shaun Kayll

Head of Key Accounts

Shaun loves a placement. He is only happy if he has matched up candidate and client at least 4 or 5 times a month. Visibly unhappy should he fail to meet his personal targets, if you are working with Shaun you are in safe hands.

LinkedIn: Say hello to Shaun on LinkedIn

Email:shaun.kayll@tecknuovo.com




Jack Painter

Jack Painter

Account Manager

Incredibly hard working and always happy to dig in and find those truly awesome candidates, not just the visibly available ones. Jack is a company stalwart and one of the first Tecknuovo hires, while we were just a co-working space operation.

LinkedIn: Say hello to Jack on LinkedIn

Email:jack.painter@tecknuovo.com


Cavan Lacey

Cavan Lacey

Delivery Consultant

Cavan is part of the contracts team here at Tecknuovo. His hardworking and friendly approach has allowed him to really hit the ground running. Always willing to go the extra mile, Cavan loves to get to grips with all of his candidates’ needs, to be sure to find them perfect role every time with zero fuss. In his spare time, Cavan likes to watch live music, catch up with friends, and go on the (occasional) night out!

LinkedIn: Say hello to Cavan on LinkedIn

Email:cavan.lacey@tecknuovo.com




Lucy Wright

Lucy Wright

Delivery Consultant

Lucy (aka Luce or Tiger Lily according to Shortie) is part of Ollie's Permanent Delivery team. As soon as it hits 7 am you can find Lucy at the nearby gym, but at 6:30pm on a Friday, Lucy will be hitting London throughout the weekend getting her groove on. Lucy loves skiing, singing and she used to be a professional dancer!

LinkedIn: Say hello to Lucy on LinkedIn

Email:lucy.wright@tecknuovo.com




Vicky Medlycott

Vicky Medlycott

Finance Manager

It’s tempting as a start-up, but at Tecknuovo we don’t believe in outsourcing core areas of our business, ever. Vicky is our Finance Manager and in charge of day to day accounts at Tecknuovo. Vicky is happy to help with any finance related queries. In her spare time she likes to tap-dance and bake and also has a passion for history so can usually be found at lunchtime with her head in a history book.

Email:accounts@tecknuovo.com




Amarni Knight

Amarni Knight

Accounts Assistant

Amarni assists with daily accounting tasks at Tecknuovo. Reporting to Vicky - the finance manager - she makes sure all numbers add up in those scary excel spreadsheets. She will be happy to help with any invoice queries for all of our candidates and clients. Amarni is a real trooper, while working at Tecknuovo and undertaking studies in the serious field of accounting, Amarni still finds time to go out and meet with friends.

Email:accounts@tecknuovo.com




Rosie Osborn

Rosie Osborn

Office Administrator

As the office administrator, Rosie makes sure everyone in the office is happy and everything is running smoothly. She also supports the finance and back office team. When she is not at work, you can find her making birthday cakes for the team.

Email:rosanna.osborn@tecknuovo.com




Calvin Dickinson

Calvin Dickinson

Delivery Consultant

Calvin is part of Shortie's Perm team. In his previous life, Calvin was a professional cricketer, which makes him a great team player. He is always up for a challenge, be it finding a perfect role for a candidate or attempting to eat a dozen Dunkin Doughnuts in an hour. 

LinkedIn: Say hello to Calvin on LinkedIn

Email:calvin.dickinson@tecknuovo.com




Ryan Edwards

Ryan Edwards

DevOps Consultant

Ryan has joined Tecknuvo as part of the DevOps Permanent team. With his friendly attitude and interest in tech, Ryan has immediately blended in with the Tecknuovo team. In his spare time Ryan enjoys watching and playing football, but he is also attempting to play golf and is a bit of a skiing freak.

LinkedIn: Say hello to Ryan on LinkedIn

Email:ryan.edwards@tecknuovo.com

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