Meet Our Team

Meet Our Management Team

  • Nuria de la Fuente
    General Manager
    Nuria has a degree in Psychology and a diploma in Recruitment. Starting her recruitment career in her hometown of Madrid in 2008, Nuria moved to sunny Malta in February 2013 to join SpotOn connections and is now a Recruitment Manager, responsible for opening our new offices in Portugal at the start of 2017. She is a lively character who enjoys music, dancing, karaoke, and travelling.​ Visit Nuria's LinkedIn profile
  • Donna Bonello
    Recruitment Manager
    Donna joined SpotOn connections in 2013 as a Trainee Recruiter, before working her way up to the position of Recruitment Manager, heading our office in Malta. She is a huge Disney fan and has a self-proclaimed love of sheep, leading to a very large collection of sheep memorabilia. Donna currently lives with her 2 cats and dog, Ben, and she loves the lifestyle in Malta, so doesn't see herself moving overseas anytime soon, if ever. Visit Donna’s LinkedIn profile
  • Noelia González Pérez
    Recruitment Team Leader
    Noelia joined the SpotOn team in July 2015, following her completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a 2nd Level Degree in Human Resources. At the start of 2017 she moved to Portugal to help set up our Portugal office, the second in the SpotOn Connections network. Noelia is a fun loving character who loves trekking, cooking, discovering new places, and Real Madrid. Visit Noelia’s LinkedIn profile
  • Joelle Abela
    Recruitment Team Leader
    Joelle joined SpotOn Connections in 2014, following her Degree in Psychology from the University of Malta. She lives in Gozo, which she loves, and commutes to the office in Sliema each day to balance her love of Gozo and recruitment. Joelle loves to create new recipes in her free time, driven by her passion for cooking, and she loves to travel, taking the time to integrate into new cultures. Visit Joelle’s LinkedIn profile
  • Patricia González Mulas
    Recruitment Team Leader
    Patricia joined the Connections family in the summer of 2014, working in our offices in Malta before moving to Portugal to help set up a new branch of SpotOn Connections. She has a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a master's degree in HR Management, and joined SpotOn Connections with previous recruitment experience, having worked for a recruitment company in Spain. Patricia is a people person at heart and likes to travel as much as possible, but her greatest passions are dancing salsa and bachata. Visit Patricia’s LinkedIn profile
  • Gisela Nogueira
    Recruitment Team Leader
    Gisela is originally from Porto in Portugal and holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a master's in Clinical Psychology. She has always worked in HR and spent almost ten years working for the same company before deciding to make a big lifestyle change, leading her to Malta at the start of 2016. She joined the Connections family shortly after arriving in Malta and finds herself excited for work each day, holding a genuine passion for recruitment. When we opened SpotOn Portugal at the start of 2017, Gisela moved back to her native country to help set up our new office and has a self-professed love of the work environment at SpotOn. In her free time, she likes to be out of the house as much as possible, spending time with friends and family, going to the beach, and travelling as much as possible, both in Portugal and overseas. Visit Gisela’s LinkedIn profile
  • Joana Aurelio
    Recruitment Team Leader
    Joana joined our team in Malta as part of the International Internship Programme in early 2015 and now works as a Recruitment Team Leader at our Portugal office. She has a master's degree in Human Resources and prior experience within recruitment. Joana enjoys travelling and exploring new countries, as well as socialising and meeting new people. Visit Joana’s LinkedIn profile
  • Matthew Kimberley
    Head of Training
    Matthew, our Head of Training, comes from a strong background in sales, marketing and recruitment. Matthew provides training and coaching sessions for all our team members; both initial and for ongoing training and development! Matthew ensures our consultants have all the knowledge required to provide a top level of recruitment service to both our clients and candidates! Matthew, who is a father to two, enjoys travelling the globe and spending time with his family. Visit Matthew’s LinkedIn profile

Meet Our Consultants

  • Blue Whitney
    Senior IT Recruitment Consultant
    Born in Botswana, Blue moved to Malta at an early age and has spent most of her life living here. She considers herself a local and loves the familiarity and charm of the Mediterranean island. Blue started at SpotOn Connections in April 2017 as a Trainee Recruiter, drawn by the international focus of the company. Since then, she has found her focus as an IT Recruitment Consultant. Possessing a fierce sense of competition, Blue is a great lover of board games, and won’t back down from a challenge. Visit Blue’s LinkedIn profile
  • Katarzyna Mieczkowska
    Katarzyna is originally from Poland where she studied Finance to Bachelor's level, followed by post graduate studies in Banking. During her studies she undertook an internship in a recruitment agency which led to the realisation that she wanted to develop her career in this area, favouring human interaction and communication over numbers. Katarzyna has a varied background, covering customer support, sales, and even working as a lifeguard, but she moved to Portugal to study a Master's Degree in HR Management at NOVA SBE in Lisbon which is what led her to SpotOn Connections in June 2017. She has enjoyed playing sports her whole life and focuses mainly on the gym right now, but she also has strong interests in photography, travelling, learning languages, and interacting with new cultures. At the end of April 2018, Katarzyna became a mum, and has since then been raising her son. Visit Katarzyna’s LinkedIn profile
  • Ines Capela
    Senior Recruiter
    Ines is originally from Portugal where she studied Hotel Management to degree level. She has always wanted to be involved in international experiences and deal with different cultures which is what first attracted her to SpotOn Connections, working internationally to help people find jobs across Europe. Before joining SpotOn she worked in several international environments and comes with experience of recruitment in the hospitality industry. Ines joined Spot On connections in August 2017. She is currently writing a Master thesis on Talent Retention, combining her studies and work seamlessly. Ines has a great love of pandas and travelling, and likes to try new food and work out every week. Her most recent love is photography and she now carries a Polaroid camera with her so that she can instantly capture memories of friends and family and take them with her. Visit Ines’ LinkedIn profile
  • Margarida Machado
    IT Recruitment Consultant
    Margarida joined SpotOn Connections in April 2018. Before that she was a Clinical Psychologist and Researcher and worked in the Finance industry as well. She is from Portugal and has a Master’s in Psychology from Lisbon University and a Master’s in HR Management from the ISCTE in Lisbon. Margarida loves to travel and explore new beach spots. She is also an avid Geocacher and loves experimenting with different cocktails. Visit Margarida’s LinkedIn profile
  • Hugo Reinhardt
    IT Recruiter
    Hugo Reinhardt is one of our experienced International IT Recruitment Consultants and has a background in Economics and Management. Hugo joined the SpotOn Connections family in January 2019, and brings with him experience in Digital Marketing & Quality Management. Visit Hugo’s LinkedIn profile
  • Luisela Sanz
    Luisela joined on October 2019 and is from Andalucia, Spain. She studied German Translation in Interpretation in the University of Granada and has a Masters in Business Administration in the University of Jaen. Luisela brings with her experience as a Language Teacher and Administration. Luisela loves Marvel films and Dungeons and Dragons, as well as swimming, yoga and reading. She also enjoys playing the Ukelele and singing. Visit Luisela’s LinkedIn profile
  • Ashley Douglas
    Ashley joined SpotOn Connections’ Malta office in January 2019, and is from Birmingham, UK. He takes an avid interest in music and graduated in Music Technology at King Edwards IV Sheldon Heath Academy. Driven to succeed, Ashley also brings with him 5 years’ experience in the Sales Industry. In January 2020, Ashley had his one-year anniversary with the company, and is now a fully-fledged Recruiter. Visit Ashley’s LinkedIn profile
  • Esther Fernandez
    Esther started working for SpotOn Connections in July 2018 and brought with her experience as a customer service agent as well as online content moderation, and of course, her energetic personality. From lovely Spain, Esther has a bachelor’s in Social Work as well as a master’s degree in Human Resources, specializing in the management, organisation and planning of talent. Although she had originally been planning to stay in Malta for 3 months, Esther fell in love with the island, and 4 years later, she is still here. Visit Esther’s LinkedIn profile
  • Wiktor Wawrzak
    Wiktor joined SpotOn Connections in April 2019, as an intern. Since then, he has completed his training and became a fully fledged Trainee Recruiter. In October 2018, he graduated with a Master’s in Management and Business Administration and a Bachelor’s in English Business Language in Poland, his home country. While there he worked as an Accounting Specialist and then worked in Italy as an Entertainer, and eventually in the Czech Republic, where he got his first taste of the Recruitment Industry. Wiktor has been a professional dancer for 10 years and took part in many national and international competitions and championships. He loves foreign languages and speaks Polish, English, Italian, German and Spanish. Visit Wiktor’s LinkedIn profile
  • Carla Monteforte
    Carla joined SpotOn Connections in September 2019 and carries with her a whole list of skills, ranging from international relations to psychology. Originally from Catania, Sicily, Carla moved to Bologna to study international relations, but soon took a liking to Occupational Psychology. This led her to do an internship in a recruitment agency and loved it so much she decided to make recruitment her life goal. She graduated with a Master’s in Occupational Psychology and wrote her thesis on self-empowerment in a university context. Carla enjoys social activities, talking to people, and filling her free time with as many activities as possible. She enjoys Crossfit, tasting new foods, reading and used to play the guitar as a stress-relief. Visit Carla's LinkedIn profile
  • Julia Stefaniak
    Julia joined the Black and Yellow family in January 2020 and brings with her experience in Customer Support. She has studied at Jagiellonian University in Poland and has a Master's in International Relations & Affairs. Visit Julia’s LinkedIn profile
  • Wojciech Froch
    Wojciech is from Poland and has a background in Customer Support and Marketing. He joined the SpotOn Connections Portugal office in January 2020 as a Trainee Recruiter. Visit Wojciech’s LinkedIn profile
  • Giuseppina Cacciotti
    Giuseppina joined our SpotOn Portugal office in January 2020 as a Trainee Recruiter. With experience in Customer Service, Giuseppina also has a Doctorate in Law from the Sapienza University in Rome. Visit Giuseppina’s LinkedIn profile
  • Catarina Teixeira
    Catarina has a Master's in Human Resources and joined our Betting Connections team in January 2014 as part of our Internship program. After completing her program she gained more experience in the Recruitment Industry and has joined us again in June 2020 as part of our SpotOn Portugal Recruitment Team.

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  • Rachel Holden
    IT Recruiter
    Rachel originally joined our SpotOn Connections team in January 2017 as a Trainee Recruiter, before joining our International IT Recruitment Team in April 2019. She has joined the IT Recruitment Team again in June 2020, and brings with her strong experience in the Recruitment Industry.

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  • Gianfrancesco Palmieri
    Trainee Recruiter
    Ciccio is Italian, currently based in beautiful Calabria. He graduated in Applied Psychology having some experience in HR with an association in Naples where he was working up until he joined SpotOn Portugal in June 2020.

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  • Sophia Moledina
    Trainee Recruiter
    Sophia joined our SpotOn Malta Connections team in August 2020 and brings with her Recruitment experience as well as a love for travelling.

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  • Ema Dakic
    Trainee Recruiter
    Ema is from Croatia, and joined our SpotOn Portugal office in September 2020. While new to the Recruitment industry, she has a Master's degree in Psychology from the University of Zagreb.

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  • Karolina Pietrusza
    Trainee Recruiter
    Karolina is from Poland, with experience in Human Resources, as well as a Bachelor's Degree in the subject. She joined our SpotOn Portugal Office in September 2020.

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  • Giacomina Spadavecchia
    Trainee Recruiter
    Giacomina, from Italy, bring to our SpotOn Portugal Team experience in Customer Service and Recruitment. She joined the team in September 2020.

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  • Louisa Saunders
    Trainee Recruiter
    Originally from the UK, Louisa has relocated to Malta a little before joining our SpotOn Malta Team in September 2020. She has experience in Recruitment as well as Compliance and Customer Service.

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  • Giuseppe Festoni Perillo
    Trainee Recruiter
    Giuseppe, from Italy, comes with a number of years' experience in the Customer Service industry. He joined the SpotOn Connections team in September 2020.

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  • Mohamed Chebaro
    Trainee Recruiter
    Mohamed joined our SpotOn Gozo Team in September 2020, bringing with him strong experience in the Customer Service industry.

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  • Seán Steel
    Trainee Recruiter
    Originally from the UK, Sean brings with him experience in Customer Support and Administration. He joined SpotOn Connections in November 2020.

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  • Trisha Bonnici
    Trainee Recruiter
  • Luis Sevillano
    Trainee Recruiter
  • Maribel Huerta
    Trainee Recruiter

Our Founders

  • Duarte Amado & Frederico Formigal
    Managing Director & COO Respectively
    Our founders combined their extensive recruitment knowledge to set up a service that responded to a demand in the market for a ‘true recruitment consultancy’! Duarte and Frederico have guided SpotOn Connections from strength to strength over the years, both taking a very hands on approach to ensuring that all of our staff have the resources, training and knowledge needed to provide the highest possible level of service to our clients and candidates alike. Visit Duarte’s LinkedIn profile Visit Fred’s LinkedIn profile

Meet Our Operations and Administration Team

  • Lucy Eldridge
    Head of Operations
    Lucy joined our International Recruitment Team in 2011. Now, as Head of Operations, her role focuses on day to day operations, marketing and administration. Lucy, who is the Office Manager for our sister company Betting Connections too, also takes care of our online advertising team. Visit Lucy’s LinkedIn profile
  • Artur Cardoso
    Facilities & Administration Assistant
    Artur joined the SpotOn Connections Team in Malta at the start of 2016. At the start of 2017, Artur relocated from Malta to Portugal to help set up a new office for the company. Artur is a traveller at heart who loves to visit as many places in the world as he possibly can. Visit Artur's LinkedIn profile
  • Daniel Lund
    Systems Administrator
    Daniel joined the Connections family at the start of 2016 as a Trainee Recruiter, following a career in IT Support in Copenhagen. He has since moved to our IT department and is now the Systems Administrator at Betting Connections. Daniel loves football, basketball, weightlifting, and researching technology. Visit Daniel’s LinkedIn profile
  • Samwel Farrugia
    Marketing & Operations Assistant
    Samwel joined Betting Connections in September 2019. He has a background in the written word and graduated in Communications at the University of Malta in 2018. Sam loves sketching, writing, and playing piano, and is always interested in trying new, exciting things.

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