Meet The Team

Defined by our people

Boston Link is a team of exceptional consultants dedicated to matching talent with unique opportunities across the iGaming, financial services, digital assets and technology sectors. 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, USA & Canada

Lourens Pahud de Mortanges

Director, The Netherlands

Anthony Murphy

Senior Consultant, iGaming

Barry Malone

Senior Consultant, iGaming

Helen Docherty

Consultant, iGaming

Daniel Saliba

Senior Consultant, Tech

Tom Crampton

Manager, Financial Services

Mark Cini

Senior Consultant, Financial Services

Amanda Faria

Consultant, Financial Services

Irena Rostkowski

Business Support Manager

Maria Micallef

Head of Finance

Yuliia Podzolkova

Link Talent, Manager

Olivia Levelt

Link Talent, Client Partner

Bárbara Canedo Costa

Link Talent, Client Partner

Buddy

Chief Trouble Officer

Julian Perigo

Managing Director

julian.perigo@boston-link.com +356 27041691 / +356 9900 0993

Julian is Managing Director of Boston Link and oversees the Group's global operations. He was previously a director at Michael Page, where he ran a number of teams covering London and offshore jurisdictions.

Julian started his recruitment career in London and has worked across specialist markets and executive search in London, Frankfurt and Sydney. He has successfully recruited thousands 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, USA & Canada

Tom.Smelt@boston-link.com +44 7716486495

Tom is a Director at Boston Link and oversees our operations in the UK and US. Tom has over 15 years recruiting at the highest level across 3 continents with a particular specialisation in iGaming and Financial Services. 

Tom has placed hundreds of candidates across the world for some of the most innovative companies in iGaming, Web3 and Fintech. He has an incredible network in iGaming, from Casino to Sport betting across the entire iGaming ecosystem including Payments, Affiliates, Operators and Suppliers across all verticals. 

 

Lourens Pahud de Mortanges

Director, The Netherlands

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

Lourens is responsible for Boston Link operations in the Netherlands, in addition to managing an operational Technology and iGaming recruitment division in Malta.

Lourens has built teams for over 70% of the licensed iGaming operators in the Netherlands, developing a reputation as the go-to specialist iGaming recruiter in this territory. He also leads one of the top-performing teams in the Boston Link Malta office.  

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.

 

Anthony Murphy

Senior Consultant, iGaming

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.

Barry Malone

Senior Consultant, iGaming

barry.malone@boston-link.com +356 2704 1691

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.

Helen Docherty

Consultant, iGaming

helen.docherty@boston-link.com

Meet Helen, our iGaming recruitment specialist from the UK now based here with us in sunny Malta. With over a year's experience in the industry, and nearly 4 years of recruitment experience Helen excels in connecting Mid Level Management to C-level talent with top opportunities.

She's not just a recruiter; Helen is a strategic partner, ensuring perfect fits between candidates and companies. Whether you're seeking top talent or your next career move in iGaming, Helen's expertise is your solution. Connect with her today to drive success in this dynamic sector. 

When not playing matchmaker, you'll find Helen on the beach, enjoying the Mediterranean vibes and taking a dip in the sea.

Daniel Saliba

Senior Consultant, Tech

daniel.saliba@boston-link.com +356 9999 3058

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.

 

 

Tom Crampton

Manager, Financial Services

tom.crampton@boston-link.com +44 794 607 2402

Tom Crampton is the Manager of Boston Link Financial Services division, working with Financial and Professional Services firms across Malta, UK and other international finance centres.

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.

 

 

 

 

Mark Cini

Senior Consultant, Financial Services

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.

Amanda Faria

Consultant, Financial Services

amanda.faria@boston-link.com

Amanda is a specialist recruitment consultant within the Financial Team for Boston Link. She has an MBA in International Business from the University of Suffolk with 10 years experience in customer service, banking operations management, sales, transactions, and client relationship management.

Originally from São Paulo, Brazil and previously lived in Galway, Ireland, moved to the sunny Malta 2 years ago. Outside of work, she loves travelling, yoga, outdoor activities and summer in Malta!

Irena Rostkowski

Business Support Manager

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

Irena is Business Support Manager for our Malta, UK  and Dutch 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 has graduated with a Bachelor’s in Work and HR from 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 +356 2704 1692

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. 

 

Yuliia Podzolkova

Link Talent, Manager

yuliia@linktalent.careers +356 2704 1692 | +356 9999 5307

Yuliia leads the Link Talent brand for Boston Link. She takes overall responsibility for brand and business development, operational recruitment and team management.

Yuliia came to Malta from Ukraine. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Management as well as a Master’s degree in Marketing. 

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

Olivia Levelt

Link Talent, Client Partner

olivia@linktalent.careers +356 9999 4060

Olivia has joined Link Talent as a Client Partner, where she is responsible for business growth, clients interaction and function of the business. 

Originally from France, Olivia moved to Malta in 2014. She continued developing her career as a freelance recruitment consultant, searching for the best talent in the French market. She has an extensive professional background in recruitment in the retail sector.

Outside of work, Olivia has a passion for fashion, she is a designer and a co-owner of a clothing brand. She practices a healthy lifestyle, enjoying yoga, music and tennis.

Bárbara Canedo Costa

Link Talent, Client Partner

barbara@linktalent.careers +356 9999 5380

Bárbara, originally from Portugal, completed her Master's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences. She started her career as a Community Pharmacist and later relocated to Malta to expand her expertise in the pharmaceutical industry. After two and a half years on the island, she embarked on a new chapter in London, focusing on her professional development within the Biopharmaceutical sector.

Having returned to Malta, Bárbara has recently become a member of Link Talent as a Client Partner, specializing in the Pharma and Life Sciences sector. Beyond her professional pursuits, Bárbara is a passionate traveller, a football fan, and an avid sci-fi aficionado.

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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