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 SpotOn Connection's General Manager. She responsible for opening our new office in Portugal at the start of 2017 and part of the team that opened up our offic in Santiago de Compostela in Spain! She is a lively character who enjoys music, dancing, karaoke, and travelling.​ Visit Nuria's LinkedIn profile nuria@spotonconnections.com
  • Patricia González Mulas
    Recruitment Manager
    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 patricia@spotonconnections.com
  • Joelle Abela
    Recruitment Manager
    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 joelle@spotonconnections.com
  • Blue Whitney
    Recruitment Manager
    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 and now as the office's Recruitment Manager! 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 blue@spotonconnections.com
  • Noelia González Pérez
    Recruitment Manager
    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 noelia@spotonconnections.com
  • 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 joana@spotonconnections.com
  • Esther Fernandez
    Recruitment Team Leader
    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 Esther@spotonconnections.com
  • Margarida Machado
    Recruitment Team Leader
    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 Margarida@spotonconnections.com
  • Luisela Sanz
    Recruitment Team Leader
    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 luisela@spotonconnections.com
  • Catarina Teixeira
    Recruitment Team Leader
    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. She has now relocated to Gozo, working with our Gozo Recruitment Team. Visit Catarina's LinkedIn profile Catarina@spotonconnections.com

Meet Our Consultants

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

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