Meet The Team

Get to know the team on a personal level

  • GavinBadcock

    Gavin Badcock

    Technology Recruiter and Director

    Tech recruiter for Stratospherec and organiser of the monthly Brighton Web Development Meetup. I love the satisfaction of finding a candidate their perfect job and a company their ideal employee. I take pride in knowing about the Web Technologies I recruit for, and secretly wish I had been a coder.

    Outside of work, I devote my time to my family and dog, try to stay fit, and occasionally rock out and annoy my neighbours (and especially my kids) with my electric guitar.

    Always happy to chat about technology, pass on advice on how to find a new job, or help companies plan their strategies on how to attract good IT staff. Drop me a line, always happy to help if I can.

  • MariaBadcock

    Maria Badcock

    Web Development Recruitment Consultant and Director

    I have been enjoying working as a Tech Recruiter for Stratospherec since 2014. On the business development side, I work predominantly with all our local clients in the Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire areas finding them experienced tech talent. In doing so I have been privileged to work with so many fantastically talented developers with skills in C#, .NET and JavaScript Technologies who are keen to join collaborative development teams throughout the South of England.

    I also recruit for many of our senior appointment roles: from Heads of Technology up to VP level, as well as Digital Project Managers, Business Analysts, Digital Product Owners and UX/UI Designers.

    The best part of my job is following the rapid career progression of many of the tech talent I have had the pleasure of working with and many of whom now come to me for help to recruit onto their own teams!

    In my spare time I like to spend time with my family watching movies, going to the cinema and theatre and going for long walks on the South Downs with my Old English Sheepdog!

  • KrisBirgelis

    Kris Birgelis

    Tech Recruiter

    I’m a specialist IT recruiter working for Stratospherec, helping companies employ the perfect person for the role. I thoroughly enjoy the process of assisting someone in finding a job that fits their personality, culture and experience.

    Work aside, I like to keep active and immerse myself in my love of films. I would describe myself as a hobbyist film-maker with a a passion for travelling and music.

  • GeorgioJacovou

    Georgio Jacovou

    Web Development Recruitment Consultant

    I specialise in placing Web Developers with skills in C#/.Net, JavaScript, PHP and Python technologies for companies in the South of England. I really enjoy helping people find their dream job, and get I get tremendous satisfaction from building long lasting business relationships and from doing a job well done.

    Outside of work I am an amateur twitch streamer playing a variety of games and co-run a gaming discord page. Avid comic reader and film enthusiast often watching the latest films as well as TV shows. I also like to keep fit and spend time with my partner.

  • HannahVooght

    Hannah Vooght

    Web Development Recruitment Consultant

    I am an IT Recruiter at Stratospherec placing .NET Developers in new roles within the fantastic companies that we work with.

    My primary focus at Stratospherec is on Business Development, working to find new clients and maintaining relationships with our existing ones. I help to advise the clients that we work with on their recruitment processes, and determine the types of candidates that they need to join their teams.

    Outside of work, I love going to see West End musicals, stand-up comedy, gigs, and concerts. In my downtime I like to listen to podcasts, my favourite right now is “Off Menu” with James Acaster and Ed Gamble.