Meet Our Team

Meet Our Management Team

  • Nuria de la Fuente
    Recruitment 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
  • 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

  • Gisela Nogueira
    Senior Recruiter
    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
  • 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
    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
  • Tom Onderstal
    IT Recruiter
    Originally from the Netherlands, Tom carries with him a background of technical recruitment experience and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, specializating in Human Resource Management. A consummate football enthusiast, Tom spent 1 year at Oxford improving his English before setting up for his bachelors. He joined SpotOn Connections in January 2018, and with him joined his love of Ajax and patriotic pride for the Netherlands. Visit Tom’s 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
  • Raffaele Donnarumma
    Trainee Recruiter
    Raffaele, or Rafa for short, joined SpotOn Connections in October 2018. Although he did not have much experience in Recruiting, Raffaele worked in Hospitality in the UK and Customer Support in Portugal, and so is more than used to helping people. He is from Italy, and read his bachelor’s degree in Business Economics and later read his master’s degree in International Management in Poland. Raffaele has a great love for football, so much so that he helps a football team in Portugal on the side as an opponent scout and match analyst. Visit Raffaele’s LinkedIn profile
  • Marta Lopez
    Trainee Recruiter
    Marta Lopez is from Guadalajara, Spain, a town very close to Madrid. Before she joined SpotOn Connections in November 2018, she was doing an internship in recruitment in Spain, and in 2018 Marta graduated from Rey Juan Carlos University at Madrid in Human Resources. Marta’s favourite pastime is reading, and has a strong penchant from romantic novels and thrillers Visit Marta’s LinkedIn profile
  • Wiktor Wawrzak
    Trainee Recruiter
    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
  • Giuseppina Vicari
    Internship "Recruitment"
  • Karla Reeve
    Trainee Recruiter
    Always travelling is one good way to describe Karla. Originally from Northern Ireland, she has lived in 7 different countries including Australia, where she worked on a watermelon farm. With a huge interest in the many cultures of the world, she has travelled to many countries and has even more on her to-travel-to list. Experienced in Customer Service and Retail, Karla always had an interest in Recruitment and in May 2019 she finally decided to go for it and join SpotOn Connections. Visit Karla's LinkedIn profile
  • Charmaine Pope
    Trainee Recruiter
    As one of our newer Trainee Recruiters, Charmaine joined SpotOn Connections in September 2019. While she has never worked in recruitment before, she has worked in Customer Service in the UK. Before that, she worked in a nursery and a school, and in fact she has a Level 3 Childcare Learning & Development Certificate. Long before that however, Charmaine moved to New Zealand when she was 11 years old and where she learned to play the clarinet. Football is also another one of her passions, with her home team, Southend United, being her favourite. Visit Charmaine's LinkedIn profile
  • Carla Monteforte
    Trainee Recruiter
    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
  • Lucidio Oliveira
    Trainee Recruiter
    Lucidio, from Portugal, joined Betting Connections in 2019 after spending 6 years as an International Coordinator bringing students from abroad to perform professional internships in Malta. He has a master’s degree in Management and he’s officially an accountant, despite numbers never really being his thing. He aims to be always the best among the best in whatever project he gets involved into. His biggest passion is to travel to unusual places. In fact, he has been to North Korea, Palestine, the Gaza Strip border with Israel, and even to the front gate of Area 51 (no, he didn’t see any UFO’s there) and he did all of that… while in a wheelchair. He has now moved to the SpotOn Connections team in Portugal. Visit Lucidio's LinkedIn profile

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
    Marketing 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