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Meet the team

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Ali Wallace.

CEO & FOUNDER

Senior Appointments: Client Services, Planning & Creative

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. At DNA, Ali recruits in operations finance, business development and client services. 

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.

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Natasha Stark.

Associate Director

Client Services, Planning & Strategy

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. She currently works on roles in social media & content and client services.

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.

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David Finlay.

Associate Director

David is an Associate Director at DNA he recently re-joined the creative agency space having ran his own talent business in the startup sector. David partners with candidates/clients across client services and strategy in the UK and on international search assignments.

Outside of work David enjoys keeping active; bouldering, hiking and cross fit. Along with spending quality time with his wife and daughter.

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Leila Denison-Pender.

Consultant

Client Services - Integrated

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. Now at DNA, Leila works in account handling and client services. 

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.

 

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Natalie Round Briano.

Business Manager

Natalie is a Resourcer at DNA, aka Zoom girl! She is always available to discuss your frustrations and ambitions over a virtual cup of coffee.  She has a background in Agency and Client-Side recruitment across the UK and Middle East.

Outside of DNA Natalie has a busy life with a toddler and teenager demanding time, attention and taxi services!

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Sarah Wallace.

PA to CEO

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.

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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.