Meet the team 


Max Dean

Max studied Advertising and Marketing in Bristol before moving to London in 2008. With 10 years’ recruitment experience, the vast majority within the creative industry, Max has worked with a range of the UK’s top agencies and most innovative brands. He recruits across Client Services, Project and Production Management as well as studio roles. Max is passionate about the people he represents and his clients. He’s also excited about building Neko into the top creative recruitment agency and further developing the agencies great reputation. When not at work, Max loves spending time with his family and young daughter.


Jack O’Shaughnessy

Jack is an experienced creative recruiter, who has worked on behalf of a number of top tier advertising, integrated and design agencies. He loves getting to know the people he represents and building long lasting relationships. Jack prides himself on his commitment to his clients and is often found burning the midnight oil trying to help out; he is equally committed to the development of Neko as a brand in the creative space. Outside of work, Jack is an avid Birmingham City fan, enjoys a gym visit or two, and is happiest when he is with friends, family, and wife Jen.


Mandip Dass
Managing Consultant

Mandip is a highly experienced consultant with over 10 years’ experience recruiting digital production professionals at all levels. During that time Mandip has worked on behalf of worldwide brands, some of the most progressive digital agencies through to well-known production houses, building an amazing network of freelance and permanent digital specialists along the way. Mandip is known for her integrity and knowledge of the industry. When not at work Mands is busy being a young Mum and squeezing in as many holidays as possible with her Husband and daughter.


Tim O’Connor

Tim is a central part of our presence in the development space. Tim has a wealth of knowledge and contacts across Front End, Back End & Full Stack Developers, with a particularly deep contact list across JavaScript; with a keen focus in the Angular + React Space. Tim takes pride in working with guys on the Front End, particularly when he can see their skills in action. A keen festival goer, Tim’s preference is the quirkier the better. If Tim wasn’t in the recruitment world, his dream job would be a pro Fifa player.


Daisy Bowes

Daisy is part of Neko’s creative unit. A former account handler from the branding + retail space, Daisy works with designers & creatives across discipline, from branding boutiques to advertising networks. A feature of how Daisy represents people is to build a genuine relationship, which rests on getting to know designers and building a relationship that’ll last. When getting to know Daisy, you’ll know she’s allergic to dust (we know!) and is partial to live music and spending time in her native Brighton.


Head of Happiness

Vinnie is the absolute star of the show! Our office dog who brings fun and love to everyone in the team, not to mention pinching everybody’s lunch. He warmly greets anyone popping in, so if you love dogs, come by and say hey to the little man.

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Neko Consultations

At Neko we’re committed to lending our expertise to help the next generation of talent. We feel we have a responsibility to people making their way out of universities and into the world of work. At Neko, our consultants offer a variety of slots across the course of year for portfolio surgeries through to CV advice. We’ll even advise on how to focus your experience and passion and give insight into the types of agencies or brands that may be right for you. Please apply at