Meet the team


Ali Wallace.


With a solid background in marketing, Ali founded DNA Recruit in 2008, and has grown a business dedicated to making a difference to people’s lives. In his spare time, Ali’s a sports fanatic, training and taking part in ridiculously hard core events like The Norfolk Superhero. When he’s not training, he’s spending time with his wife and three children.


Robin Longes.


Robin is a Director at DNA and has a wealth of brand, creative agency and consultancy experience. Driven by his love of the sector, his entrepreneurial spirit is geared toward providing the best service possible for clients and candidates. Outside of the office, Robin is Film buff, Rugby nut, Arsenal fan and Music maestro.


Natasha Stark.

Senior Consultant

Natasha has worked in marketing agencies and as a head-hunter for nearly 10 years. She’s somewhat a nomad and calls both London and Amsterdam home. When she’s not cycling around the canals and running round her beloved Vondelpark, she can be found singing and producing music. She’s even had radio play on Radio 1 and Kiss FM.


Sarah Wallace.

PA to Managing Director

With an extensive career working amongst the best, including Sheikh Mohammed, Sarah brings her excellent organisational skills to the team. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys relaxing with family in her home county of Norfolk.


Jo Suter.

Finance Director and Founder

Jo has brought her finance and admin knowledge to DNA Recruit since the start in 2008. Outside of work, you’ll likely find her baking cakes or out enjoying the countryside with her family.


Lisa Gills.

Associate Director - Strategy & Planning

Lisa comes from a creative media and publishing background and has extensive experience recruiting across a broad range of creative, digital and marketing roles. Finding her calling in planning and strategy, she's been pivotal in connecting the best talent with leading agencies and blue-chip organisations. When she’s not match-making in the planning community, you will find her painting, gardening and baking with Radio 4 in the background.


Leila Denison-Pender.

Consultant - Freelance, Account Handling

Leila has a strong marketing background, gained from over 10 years’ experience working on large accounts for market research agencies as well as setting up a couple of start-ups before getting into recruitment.  In her spare time, Leila enjoys spending time with her two daughters, tasting all types of gastronomy that London has to offer or trying to hit a ball on Ealing golf course.