We are Levin Group
We will become the foremost recognised authority in Connecting Tech Talent with changemaker sector businesses worldwide
Our vision is to grow to 3,000 people, across 12 international offices on 3 continents.
We will reset industry belief systems around what is possible; we will provide inspiration to other businesses. For our people, the journey will create a platform upon which they are able to achieve their full potential, with their time in the company serving as a source of pride, stories and friends for life.
We will help the FinTech, HealthTech, GreenTech and RetailTech sectors build leading companies that are trying to have a positive impact on the world
Our mission is for Storm2, Storm3, Storm4 and Storm5, to be the go-to people, connecting tech talent with the most innovative businesses in FinTech, HealthTech, GreenTech and RetailTech globally.
We believe that each of these tech sectors are at the forefront of innovation, changing the way we manage our finances, our health and creating a more sustainable world for us to enjoy for generations to come.
The biggest issue for these businesses is finding, and retaining, the right talent to drive their mission. We fix this issue by continually networking and connecting with Technology leaders around the world.
Our values are the beliefs and principles that drive our business
Honest to everyone, including ourselves.
Always look to improve in everything we do.
Taking ownership and finding solutions to challenges.
About Levin Group
Levin Group is comprised of four tech recruitment brands
Each is a specialist in their subsector, operating across Europe, North America and the APAC region.
Since launching in 2019 we have received a private equity investment of $6million to scale up our vision of Connecting Tech Talent, growing our operation within Europe, North America and the APAC region.
Now with international offices in London, Singapore, Amsterdam, Dallas and New York and a headcount ~300, we are quickly becoming the recruitment arm of the sectors we operate in.
Meet the team
After joining multi award-winning Phaidon International as a graduate in 2008, he spent 5 years based in Singapore growing their Asia Pacific business. James then returned to Europe as Group MD in 2016, leading 300 people across 5 global locations. He exited Phaidon in 2018, following their acquisition by Quilvest Private Equity, to fulfil his ambition of launching a global recruitment business specialising in disruptive technology sectors.
James used to be good at sailing, and will often be found telling people about this.
Vics has had a successful career as Global Operations Director for multi-award winning recruitment business SThree, where she built and managed high performance teams across the world covering Talent, L&D, HR, Global Mobility, Reward and Sales Operations. Starting in recruitment herself, she found that developing people and helping to grow teams was where her passion lay. Passionately believing in Authentic leadership, she was the co-founder of ‘Identity’ while at SThree, a programme designed to recognise, encourage and nurture Diversity and Inclusion across the business. Having joined the private company of 40 people in 1995 she left a Global plc of 4000 people 21 years later. Since 2016 she has run a Consultancy business helping SME recruitment companies scale and grow by focusing on Engagement, Development, Best Practise and Productivity.
Outside of work Vics has 3 children, a Hungarian Vizsla and a love of travel, wine and social food.
He started his career back in 2011 as a recruitment consultant, working his way up through the ranks to lead a life sciences recruitment team. From there he went on into a training role, helping create and deliver a hugely successful training program for a global recruitment business. After gaining his CIPD level 5, he has now worked for two businesses in building people and performance strategy successfully.
He spends most of his weekends travelling around the country supporting Derby County.
As one of the founding team he has built and helped train the wider team from day 1. George has been in recruitment for 10 years and knows how to inspire a top biller having been in the position himself. He challenges his team to be the best, pushing their targets and helping them to achieve their personal and professional goals. George drives the Storm2 mission to connect FinTech talent with the most innovative businesses worldwide and providing expert service to our clients.
George loves the outdoors, enjoys fishing and is an avid runner and cyclist.
Alex has specialised in Financial Services Recruitment since 2004, leading teams within Asset & Wealth Management, Investment Banking and Insurance sectors. A majority of his time has been based in The City, London but Alex has also lived and worked in Singapore and Hong Kong. Asia is where Alex and James Brown first worked together, having never looked back since.
When not doing Commercial things, Alex can be found watching motor sport, rugby or on a mountain bike, trying not to injure himself, again.
Candy has a decade of working experience leading high performance teams across various industries and verticals such as Financial Services, Engineering & Renewable Energy and most recently FinTech. She was previously a Director at Phaidon International.
Candy enjoys spending time with her two furkids – Tomato & Rainbow and she loves a good banter.
Aaron has previously helped launch multiple international recruitment offices from scratch, so is no stranger to building and growing teams in a short period of time and managing high performance teams for a global company.
When not working in Storm2, Aaron can be found binging Netflix, at the gym or on his guitar trying to be the next Ed Sheeran.
Previously recognised by the Staffing Industry Analysts as one of the 100 most influential female leaders in recruitment globally, Clare spent 12 years building teams in tech hubs across the world. As Founder and VP of Storm3 she will be leading the HealthTech arm of the business, working with the very best Health Technology businesses across the world to build their specialised teams.
When not working on Storm3, Clare can be found practicing yoga and spending time with her kitten Jessa.
Having worked in some of most recognised recruitment brands in Energy and Technology over the past 12 years she is well suited to stepping into the world of Green Technology and helping exciting, innovative companies build a more sustainable future. Storm4's vision is to be the most recognised brand and fastest growing GreenTech recruitment specialist globally.
When not at work, Kay can be found exploring the great outdoors (abroad before covid) but now a little closer to home, watching old 80's movies and singing karaoke (albeit terribly).
With 20 years’ experience building international recruitment businesses from the Benelux to APAC, Angela supports FinTech employers across Europe in finding the best talent that will help them win.
When not at work, Angela is raising her 3 young daughters. Any time left is spent playing tennis, strength training, running and enjoying life as a foodie.
Hamish previously worked for a global recruitment firm giving him over 8 years of exposure to the U.K., EMEA and most recently the North America market. The traditional accountant label doesn’t sit well with him, he’d prefer to be seen as forward-looking partner to the business.
When not at work Hamish is an avid foodie and loves to eat out, he timed his return from New York to London perfectly in April, as lockdown started to ease.
Olivier has close to 20 years’ experience in building international staffing and consulting businesses in Europe and the US. Storm5 connects exceptional talent with fast-growing organisations on a mission to create outstanding online customer journeys.
In his spare time, Oli is a family man who enjoys messing around with his 2 little boys Arthur and Jules. He is also a proud Belgian who enjoys great food, with a nice glass of wine in great company.
Rachael has 6 years’ experience in the industry, previously having worked as an Office Operations Manager for a digital recruitment agency, and an Office and Accounts Manager for a construction company.
Outside of work, Rachael can be found listening to an eclectic range of music, burning candles, and enjoying fine red wines.
Chelcie started her B2B marketing career in the entertainment sector before switching to recruitment in 2018.
In her spare time, Chelcie can be found painting, kickboxing and dreaming up new recipe combinations for her famous loaf cakes. The Lockdown favourite? Biscoff and Banana Bread.
We are Levin Group
Flagship brand Storm2 launched in 2019 to connect senior and C-Suite leaders in Fintech with innovative businesses worldwide. In their second year of business they were named FinTech Recruitment Company of the Year and continue to be the leading provider of FinTech-specific intel to the community.
Storm3 launched in 2020 following the steep rise of new digital technologies, big data analytics and sophisticated AI in HealthTech. From genomics, telehealth and surgical robotics through to smart devices and apps focused on our physical and mental health; investment into HealthTech continues to soar globally.
Storm4 shortly followed at the tail end of 2020 connecting GreenTech organisations with the talent to drive their mission for a more sustainable tomorrow. They work with businesses creating environmentally friendly products or services that aim to reduce costs, energy consumption, waste, or negative effects on the environment.
Storm5 is the final brand in the Levin Group and launched in 2021. Storm5 connects senior and rare talent to innovative organisations on a mission to create outstanding and secure on-line B2B and B2C customer journeys.