A former warship designer, Jon joined forces with Jay Goldberg and Larry Levine, two US based recruitment entrepreneurs, to found Lexstra in 1997. Jon had previously worked for three large IT recruiters. The expertise gained at these key players and his recognition of the importance of a client focused business model led Jon to drive Lexstra’s annualised sales to £6.5 million within eighteen months of a cold start.
He remains closely involved with all aspects of the company’s activities. One of the guiding principles of Lexstra is that senior management is directly involved with the search and placement process, speaking to both hirers and applicants, to ensure that the company’s service delivery precisely matches what this exciting and fast moving market requires.
Jon holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from University College London. He is an enthusiastic windsurfer, cyclist, language student, regular international traveller, father to four children, and lives with his family close to Lexstra’s Kingston Upon Thames headquarters.
Louise WilsonLead Recruiter
Louise Wilson, Lead Recruiter has worked with Lexstra since 1997, managing a team of researchers, search professionals and recruiters whose role is to locate applicants to match our clients’ senior level management search briefs. The team utilises our internal Client Relationship Management System with its database of over 70,000 applicants, social networking, web based search tools and direct networking within our extensive contacts network to locate exceptional quality candidates for our clients.
Mike ShorricksSenior Recruitment Consultant
Mike Shorricks, Senior Recruitment Consultant has nearly 10 years’ technology recruitment experience, and manages search teams specialising in Infrastructure, Networking and Virtualisation, Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing and eCommerce technology search and selection. Mike’s success has been built on forming long term partnerships, with his recruiters taking the time to understand our clients’ requirements and the professional aspirations of the candidates that we represent, combined with a commitment to quality in all stages of the recruitment lifecycle. In addition Mike acts as Lexstra’s internal IT manager, advising, at various levels, on all aspects of IT, liaising with 3rd party suppliers and generally supporting the Lexstra team.
Judith StylesSenior Financial Controller
Judith Styles, Senior Financial Controller is responsible for the Administration and Finance function of the company, which includes the management of the company’s financial accounting, monitoring and reporting systems. Judith manages and develops relationships with external contacts such as auditors, solicitors, bankers and organisations such as the Inland Revenue. On a day-to-day basis Judith coordinates all aspects of the consultant timesheet and invoicing process, liaising with clients and contractors, answering queries and ensuring that our payment schedules are well planned and promptly executed. Judith also manages Lexstra’s HR function.
To ensure she does not succumb to the stereotypical assumption that all who pursue a career in accounting or finance lack a sense of fun Judith is a huge rock music fan and attends very loud gigs regularly as her ‘rock-chic’ alter-ego.
Jane BurtonBusiness Support Manager
Jane Burton, Business Support Manager is responsible for supporting Lexstra’s growing population of freelance technology and business change professionals working with our international blue chip client base. Jane coordinates the referencing and on boarding process, manages the contracts and documentation relating to each assignment and in conjunction with the Lexstra Client Account Managers, supports and assists the professionals we place. Her additional responsibilities include liaison with client contacts to ensure assignments are successful, and responsibility for the development and management of Lexstra’s online presence.
Consistency and reliability
20+ years of success in the business change & IT search and selection domain