About Us

Finding your talent, is our talent. Propel prides itself on hiring, developing and championing the best consultants in the world. We’re not just recruiters. We’re People Experts, who know our industry inside out and are trusted to build the global teams of the world’s most successful businesses.

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Management Team



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    Melina Jacovou

    Founder and C.E.O

    Melina’s career has spanned 25 years of experience in London’s exciting digital industr...

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    James Webb

    Managing Director

    James joined Propel in 2004 as the fourth employee. Since then James has risen to the r...

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    Phil Rees


    Phil joined Propel in 2014 after 5 years on the leadership team at La Fosse Associates....

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    Zoe Kendle

    Finance Director

    Zoë has been part of the team at Propel since 2012, moving into the position of Finance...

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    Dee Murphy

    Head of People

    Dee joined Propel as Head of People in 2018. With a special interest in candidate exper...

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    Thomas Chambers


    Thomas joined Propel in 2012 having already assumed key roles at a number of fast-growi...


We worked with Propel to hire a key member of the senior management team. From the outset, Propel impressed by assembling a very long-list of profiles, to establish the right fit. They constantly canvassed feedback and provided regular updates. Based on feedback regarding the long-list of profiles, they adjusted the hiring criteria to create a shorter list of potential candidates. A hugely impressive set of face-to-face interviews were arranged, which included several standout candidates. Once the decision was made to make an offer, Propel were there throughout to close the candidate.

In short, Propel were thorough, efficient, knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with. 

- Nelius De Groot | CEO, Mporium​

The team at Propel supported me with sourcing candidates to fill out my new management team and, despite the challenging nature of some of the briefs, the guys came through time after time. They demonstrated huge creativity and tenacity to find the right talent and I was able to successfully complete all of my searches much faster than expected. Nothing was too hard or too much trouble. Can't recommend them highly enough.

- Dom Grounsell | Managing Director, Neilson

Propel initially helped us fill a senior commercial role for our B2B SaaS startup, and essentially kick-start our London practice. Being atypical and an outsider to the UK labour market, we started with modest expectations, but Propel were very quick to understand our USPs and help us attract candidates that exceeded our expectations. We have now come to rely on their versatility, responsiveness, integrity and positive attitude making them indispensable partners for growth. We also like that candidates have nothing but the best to say about them. Very highly recommended.

- Dimitris Tsapoulis | COO, Signal Ocean​

I chose to work with Propel on our VP of Business Development for EMEA position as we needed an expert in the industry to fill what was a very tough role. The team at Propel has worked hard and has provided me with a shortlist of candidates who were varied in terms of background, experience, and location. After reviewing the shortlist, the process was very easy and facilitated by the team, who helped with the scheduling of the interviews and the arrangement of a location, being us based in the US and not having an office in EMEA yet at that time. With a very accurate analysis of the candidates’ current situations, we were able to hire the perfect candidate for the role. We would definitely recommend Propel to any company who wants to make a fast appointment and wants to be sure to make the right choice.

- Allan Keller | CRO, Duda

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