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, Technology, and Aviation 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

Helena Staelens

Senior Consultant, Legal & Compliance

Lourens Pahud de Mortanges

Manager, Senior Tech Consultant

Tom Crampton

Manager, Financial Services

Adriana Borg Cardona

Senior Tech Consultant

Fiona Healy

Special Advisor, Boston Link Aviation

Hilda Rudbo

Senior iGaming Consultant

Anthony Murphy

Senior iGaming Consultant

Irena Rostkowski

Business Support Manager

Mark Cini

Senior Financial Services Consultant

Barry Malone

Senior iGaming Consultant

Daniel Saliba

iGaming Recruitment Consultant

Dan Brown

Talent Acquisition Officer

Maria Micallef

Head of Finance

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.

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.

Lourens Pahud de Mortanges

Manager, Senior Tech Consultant

lourens.mortanges@boston-link.com +356 2704 1692

Lourens is an International Recruitment Consultant for our Technology services at Boston Link. 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.

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.

 

 

 

 

Adriana Borg Cardona

Senior Tech Consultant

adriana.borgcardona@boston-link.com +356 2704 1692

Adriana is one of our original members of the Boston Link team in Malta, specializing in tech talent for eight years. She has extensive experience in Human Resources and IT recruitment where she also excels and puts great emphasis on being an Ambassador for Women in Tech.

Passionate as she is committed to being an excellent recruiter and building a network of good talent, Adriana is a firm believer in changing the negative perception around recruiters. Read her latest blog post for Boston Link about what makes a good recruiter...here

When not in the office Adriana likes to spend time in the gym and with her children.

Fiona Healy

Special Advisor, Boston Link Aviation

aviation@boston-link.com +356 2702 1692

Fiona has been retained as Special Advisor to Boston Link Aviation due to her extensive experience working within the Maltese aviation sector. She was instrumental in setting up and running the new division in 2018 for Boston Link and continues to grow the division across Europe.

Fiona an Irish qualified Solicitor originally obtained her LLB in London. She spent some years in the Commercial Property division of McCann FitzGerald in Dublin before moving to a small private client firm in central Dublin. Whilst there she developed an interest in private international law, particularly in the field of aviation. She is currently Managing Director of FCF Assets providing both legal and practical assistance to clients in obtaining a Maltese Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC), as well as a broad array of other advisory services pertaining to sourcing, financing, importing, registering, and operating business aircraft. She advises family offices on sourcing the right aircraft for their mission profile, registering the plane for optimal tax and operational flexibility, finding the right operator to suit specific personal and business needs, and obtaining the right financing.

Fiona speaks and participates regularly at aviation conferences worldwide. Fiona has contributed to a number of aviation journals, including preparing the Aircraft Registration Guide for Malta on behalf of the international publication Corporate Jet Investor.

Hilda Rudbo

Senior iGaming Consultant

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Daniel Saliba

iGaming Recruitment 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.

 

 

Dan Brown

Talent Acquisition Officer

dan.brown@boston-link.com

Dan is a recent graduate from the University of Kent where he studied History and Social Anthropology. Prior to this he spent time working in hospitality, first as a Bar Manager and then for a shorter period as the role of Chef De Partie.

If Dan is not socialising in his parent’s local village pub, then you can find him kickboxing or reading in his spare time.

He is currently working at Boston Link as a Talent Acquisition Officer to secure people new and exciting positions in their career.

 

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. 

 

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