John Holmes – Chairman
John has worked in recruitment since 1984 when he set up from scratch his first recruitment company, INLINE, which subsequently became INLINE KPG before being sold to Spring Group plc in 1997 with an annual turnover of £55m at that time.
He co-founded IDPP in March 2000, and has used his previous experiences to assist and guide his management team and their staff through a period of extensive growth, both organic and through acquisition.
Laurence Penn – Managing Director
Laurence has worked in European IT & Telecoms recruitment since 1987. Joining in March 2000, he is one of the co-founders of the Company. Laurence has a wealth of business development expertise gained at the highest level, and he continues to use that expertise in developing much of our high-value and corporate business.
Hassan Mirza – Client Services Director
Hassan joined our Account Management team in October 2008. He has a degree in Business and Information Technology and entered the world of IT recruitment after graduating from university in 2003. Hassan has recruited across all sectors and technologies placing contract and permanent candidates, as well as building and managing successful teams.
Promoted to Client Services Director in 2011, Hassan has responsibility for expanding and developing our corporate accounts through our Strategic Account Services team.
Matt Hepburn – Strategic Account Director
Matt entered the technology recruitment market after graduating in 1988 and started specialising in telecoms from 1992 with the advent of GSM. Matt created large scale consultancy supply agreements with operators, vendors and third parties globally throughout the ’90s and became ‘head of international’ for Spring in 1997.
After managing his own headhunting business, he was headhunted himself into Ericsson’s technology consulting division, edgecome, in 2000, and continued in consulting roles throughout much of the last decade, including PMO and business development functions. Matt has worked with IDPP since 2008, managing the Dutch business in Amsterdam and more recently growing the global telecoms practice from our London offices.