Meet The Team

Defined by our people

Boston Link is a team of exceptional consultants dedicated to matching talent with unique opportunities across the Financial, iGaming, Legal and Technology Services. We exist to find and place the best-equipped candidates in the best positions. Helping our clients achieve their business objectives and corporate ambitions, our consultants strive for continual improvement by always learning the latest developments in their sector and always being ready to offer up-to-date, expert advice to their partners.

Julian Perigo

Managing Director

Tom Smelt

Director, UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands

Lourens Pahud de Mortanges

Director, The Netherlands

Hilda Rudbo

Manager, iGaming

Tom Crampton

Manager, Financial Services

Anthony Murphy

Senior iGaming Consultant

Daniel Saliba

Senior iGaming Consultant

Helena Staelens

Senior Consultant, Legal & Compliance

Barry Malone

Senior iGaming Consultant

Mark Cini

Senior Financial Services Consultant

Fabio De Martino

iGaming Consultant

Irena Rostkowski

Business Support Manager

Maria Micallef

Head of Finance

Rebecca Perry

Marketing and Business Development Executive

Frank Alberts

Associate Consultant

Dan Brown

Associate Consultant

Johann Sammut Mifsud

Associate Consultant

Emma Grehan

Associate Consultant

Yuliia Podzolkova

Link Talent, Project Manager

Zach Cassar

Link Talent, Client Partner

Anna Novyk

Link Talent, Talent Partner

Buddy

Chief Trouble Officer

Julian Perigo

Managing Director

julian.perigo@boston-link.com +356 2226 0049

Julian is Managing Director of Boston Link and oversees operations in the UK, Malta and the Isle of Man. He was previously a director at Michael Page, where he ran a number of teams covering London and offshore jurisdiction.

Julian started his career in London and has worked across specialist markets and executive search in London, Frankfurt and Sydney. He has successfully recruited hundreds of talented professionals for his clients throughout his career, with many involving complex international moves. He spends time outside of work with his young family and enjoys surfing, running and tennis.

Tom Smelt

Director, UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands

Tom.Smelt@boston-link.com 0044 7716486495 / 0044 1242 896586

 Tom is a Director at Boston Link for the UK, Isle of Man, and Channel Islands.  Specialising in iGaming and financial services recruitment Tom has 13years of international recruitment experience working in London, South Africa, and Malta.

He has previously managed and grown a successful IT division in the South African market working with clients in financial services, Consultancy, and FMCG industries.

Tom holds a degree in Accounting and Economics from the University of Wales, Cardiff. He is a keen football player, and you'll find him driving across the UK roads in his campervan.

Lourens Pahud de Mortanges

Director, The Netherlands

lourens.mortanges@boston-link.com +356 9999 9127 / +31653685776

Lourens is a Director in The Netherlands, as well as manager for the Tech team in Malta. Before relocating to Malta he worked as an Online Marketing Advisor at a Digital Marketing Agency. In 2011 he started his own Recruitment company based in Rotterdam, Netherlands. In 2013 he decided to move to Malta to further his career and enjoy the sun. He has since worked in iGaming for over four years managing different roles.

When not in the office, Lourens likes to spend time in the gym, leading our lunchtime gym sessions and traveling the world with his family.

 

Hilda Rudbo

Manager, iGaming

hIlda.rudbo@boston-link.com + 356 2704 1692

Hilda is an experienced commercial, marketing and operations professional. She started her career in sales and still holds the record for most closed deals in one month! After an extensive period in the iGaming operations side, Hilda progressed Marketing and HR, where she found her calling for Recruitment.

Hilda specialises in the Swedish market and has successfully recruited over one hundred Swedish speaking professionals.

When Hilda is not working she spends her time with friends and family. Taking advantage of Malta’s weather and sea. She enjoys diving, hiking and other outdoor activities.

Tom Crampton

Manager, Financial Services

tom.crampton@boston-link.com +356 9999 4060

Tom Crampton is a Senior Consultant and Manager for Boston Link's Malta financial services office. 

Prior to Boston Link, he has provided hands-on support to companies in the legal industry, not only in headhunting and search but he has also built an extensive network and other talent management-related capacities as Divisional Director - working in the financial services, compliance, and trust professional landscape in Manchester, London, Leeds, and then in the Cayman Islands. 

Tom is a qualified solicitor, where he previously held various roles and projects. He holds a bachelor's degree in Law with French from the University of Leeds.

 

 

 

 

Anthony Murphy

Senior iGaming Consultant

anthony.murphy@boston-link.com +356 2704 1692

Anthony is a specialist iGaming recruiter at Boston Link. He has worked in client facing roles all over the world, including six years in Australia and New Zealand. Having worked in Malta in financial recruitment for over two years before joining Boston Link, he decided to transfer those skills into the iGaming industry.

When not at the office, Anthony’s main focus is spending time with his partner and their twin boys. He also has a passion for sports, especially Irish football and rugby.

Daniel Saliba

Senior iGaming Consultant

daniel.saliba@boston-link.com

Daniel has spent the last eight years recruiting in the iGaming sector covering specialist risk, fraud, compliance and operations roles. Previously his experience covers the financial services & telecoms industries in both sales, support & HR roles.


He is a well-travelled individual having spent 23 years of his life living in the United States, Libya, Russia, Saudi Arabia and England. When not in the office, Daniel enjoys being at the beach, dancing to latin music and playing sports.

 

 

Helena Staelens

Senior Consultant, Legal & Compliance

helena.staelens@boston-link.com +356 9936 5729

Helena is a senior consultant at Boston Link and heads the legal department. Helena stepped into the industry seven years ago after her career as a lawyer in Paris. Her background in Business Law has transferred readily to the legal recruitment field where she is managing strategic high profiles recruitments accomplished internationally.

When not in the office, Helena enjoys hiking, yoga, meditation, and cooking. She is also a passionate dancer. A real globetrotter she loves exploring the world and discovering new cultures.

Barry Malone

Senior iGaming Consultant

barry.malone@boston-link.com

Barry is a specialist recruitment consultant within the iGaming Team for Boston Link. He relocated from Ireland in 2018 to the sunnier seas of Malta. He has recently stepped into our recruiter team after a number of years working in operations and recruitment with some of the world's leading iGaming operators. 

Outside of work, Barry is an early bird. His favourite thing to do is be outside and chase the Mediterranean sun. He is also an incredibly passionate football fan.

Mark Cini

Senior Financial Services Consultant

mark.cini@boston-link.com +356 2704 1692

Mark is a Senior Consultant at Boston Link in Malta, specialising in Financial Services and iGaming recruitment. He has worked for over 14 years in the Human Resources field within diverse industries. Prior to joining Boston Link, Mark spent 5 years at an international recruitment firm specialising within Finance and ICT.

When not in the office, Mark likes to spend time reading, travelling and going to the gym.

Fabio De Martino

iGaming Consultant

fabio.demartino@boston-link.com +365 99999726

Fabio has joined Boston Link as a Recruitment Consultant within the iGaming team. 

With a degree in Spanish and Italian Law, Fabio decided to move to the sunny seas of Malta in 2016 from Italy. He has worked in Human Resources in the Fintech industry for the last 5 years.

When not in the office Fabio likes to spend time at the beach, on sailing boat or playing Padel.

Irena Rostkowski

Business Support Manager

irena.rostkowski@boston-link.com + 356 2704 1692

Irena is Business Support Manager for our Malta and UK offices and ensures that the office is running smoothly. Before joining us she worked for a number of major clothing retailers in Malta, bringing her experience in Front office and HR Administration to Boston Link.

Irena is currently studying for a Bachelor’s in Work and HR at the University of Malta. Outside of the office, Irena loves nature, travel, sports and dogs.

Maria Micallef

Head of Finance

maria.micallef@boston-link.com

As Head of Finance at Boston Link, Maria oversees the finance function for our group. Maria commenced her career with PWC in Malta and she has worked extensively overseas, both in PWC secondments and as a group senior accountant in Sydney, Australia for a global financial services firm. 

Whilst she's not in the office, Maria is busy spending time with her two-year-old boy, family, and friends and loves to keep up with her yoga practice. 

 

Rebecca Perry

Marketing and Business Development Executive

rebecca.perry@boston-link.com

Rebecca is responsible for the marketing function of the business, working on our website, social media, PR and branding. She is also responsible for bringing a more client-facing element to the role whilst supporting the business more directly with clients and key account management.

Rebecca has lived in Malta, Scotland, America, and Australia; she has worked in marketing in the talent acquisition industry for a large UK group, as well as in the marketing teams of big iGaming companies in Malta.

When not at work, Rebecca enjoys spending time with family, swimming, scuba diving, playing tennis and volunteering at the dog sanctuary.

 

 

Frank Alberts

Associate Consultant

frank.alberts@boston-link.com 99995380

Frank is a Dutch Associate Consultant responsible for recruiting in Tech and IT, focusing on the Dutch market.

Before joining Boston Link, he was working as a Full-Stack developer. He also has experience in the iGaming industry. Now he is putting these skills to use to connect with the best talent in the industry.

He moved to Malta at the start of the year. In his free time, you will find Frank preparing his next DJ set, developing a new application, hanging out with friends or playing video games.

Dan Brown

Associate Consultant

dan.brown@boston-link.com

 

Dan is an Associate Consultant at Boston Link, based in our Cheltenham office. He specialises in iGaming recruitment. Dan, together with Director Tom is working on building Boston Link’s presence further, as they carve their way through the iGaming scene, in the UK and North America.

He graduated from the University of Kent, in History and Social Anthropology. Before joining the team, he worked in the hospitality sector.

When Dan is not hard at work you will catch him in the Kickboxing gym, meeting friends at his local village pub or reading.

Johann Sammut Mifsud

Associate Consultant

Johann is an associate consultant responsible for recruiting in IT, Tech and iGaming

Prior to joining Boston link, he worked in the financial and insurance industry, working his way up the HR ladder. He is pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in HR Management at the University of Wolverhampton at the moment. 

Johann enjoys travelling with his family and friends. He loves all things sport related- particularly football and Formula 1, and is also an avid fantasy football player. 

 

Emma Grehan

Associate Consultant

Emma is an associate consultant responsible for recruiting in the financial services. 

She has lived in Ireland, Luxembourg and Slovenia, and has spent the last two years working with insurance brokers and financial services organisations. She holds a degree in Business and Insurance from the University of Limerick. 

She recently relocated to Malta and is currently exploring the Mediterranean Island. In her free time she enjoys yoga, reading and travelling.

 

Yuliia Podzolkova

Link Talent, Project Manager

Yuliia joined Boston Link as a Project Manager for Link Talent where she is responsible for brand and business development, working with our clients and recruitment.  

Yuliia came over to Malta recently from Ukraine. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Management as well as a Master’s degree in Marketing. With a background in advertising, hospitality, and beauty industries

When not at work she enjoys boxing, stretching and spending time with her 1 year old daughter. 

Zach Cassar

Link Talent, Client Partner

Zach has experience in sales and marketing, he is responsible for the brands client interaction and function of the business. Outside of work he's into all things sport and adventure, an avid mountaineer as well as keen scuba diver.

Anna Novyk

Link Talent, Talent Partner

Anna, originally from Ukraine moved over to Malta recently, she became a valuable addition to the Link Talent team. She joined the business as a Talent Partner, where she is responsible for talent acquisition, sourcing and research for the hospitality, travel and tourism industry.

She comes from a background in luxury hospitality, where she worked in Maldives, Seychelles, and UAE. When not working, she loves traveling and indulging in Asian cuisine.

Buddy

Chief Trouble Officer

buddy@boston-link.com

Office entertainer, stress reducer and snack stealer 

Loves all things food, naps, cuddles and bum scratches!

 

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