Meet the team.

Our diverse skills and backgrounds combine to help our clients find the talent they deserve.

Michael Varley


Michael is a co-founder of ACELR8 and leads our team in Berlin. He is a never-ending source of knowledge on every issue associated with recruitment, and used these insights to found the company. His leadership is about empowering his team to work autonomously.

Steve Brumwell


Steve is a co-founder of ACELR8. He drives our success in the UK and is one of the most experienced headhunters in the country. He uses his networking and people skills to find exactly what founders are looking for and connect them with the right talent worldwide.

Mark Muller


Mark is the sniper of our team. He uses his skill and experience to deliver on the most difficult searches. His background lies in sales and management. Mark used these skills to open up the Paris market, where he works closely together with Jonathan in order to help French startups flourish.

Isabel Strijland


Isabel began life at ACELR8 on the agency side and more recently grew into an in-house recruitment superstar. Her background in communication and business has given her a broad skillset. This gives her the ability to consult companies on their recruitment processes, and to speak the same language as the exceptional talent she hires.

Viola Kovaca


Viola utilises her background in recruitment and human resources in her role at ACELR8. Her passion for the field brings a positive energy to the team, and she is handling a subset of accounts. Her mission is to grow our in-house model and make progress happen from the inside.

Jonathan Giordano

Research Analyst

Jonathan moved to Berlin after finishing his MBA in South Africa. Native French, Jonathan has come on board to build out our portfolio in the French Market. His experience in sales and his background as an analyst help to ACELR8 to map out the ecosystem in Paris in detail.

Edmund MacKeith

Research Analyst

Edmund joined our team shortly after graduating from university in the UK. He enjoys joining new projects and using the British language creatively in his reach-outs. He is a star in sourcing and on a mission to organise ACELR8’s knowledge.

Christina Noskevich

Working Student

Christina is a jack-of-all-trades. She is president of one of the most well-known student startup communities in Berlin, START Berlin. In the meantime, she’s completing her International Business degree alongside working at ACELR8. She strengthens our team with her knowledge of event management and the Berlin startup ecosystem.

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