MEET THE
TEAM

tekFinder team - Technology Recruiting Team in Sydney
Nick
Shepherd
Founder

Our fearless leader founded tekFinder in March 2018. tekFinder’s goal is to be a supportive and friendly agency, that does nothing but add value in every transaction, for clients and candidates alike. Nick started his recruitment career in the UK before moving to Sydney in 2011.

Nick loves his business, mentoring his team, DJs on the side for fun and enjoys the gym. He’s in the ‘trenches’ and ‘on the tools’, helping the team wherever they need support. Nicks always up for a laugh, is a self confessed workaholic and also appeared on ITVs Dinner Date in 2010.

tekFinder team - Technology Recruiting Team in Sydney
Sam
Lawson
Team Lead - Software Engineering Recruitment

Moving to sunny Bondi back in 2014 was the motivator behind a big career change for me.
Previously a vehicle technician turned car salesman back in the UK, I realised after several years working with four-wheels, that it was time for an overhaul.

In Australia, I transitioned into software engineering recruitment, working within strict, target-driven recruitment firms and smaller boutiques, before joining tekFinder in 2020.

Here, I lead a small team, focused on connecting some of Australia’s leading technology companies with passionate jobseekers.

Personally, I like to follow a ‘treat people as I like to be treated’ approach. I don’t apply pressure on candidates to make a swift decision regarding a job role and I don’t call people for the sake of a KPI.

Away from recruitment, If I’m not attempting to play golf, I’ll be a in bar ordering a pint of Stoney.

Dan Dos Santos - Software Engineering Talent Scout at tekFinder
Dan
Dos Santos
Talent Scout - Software Engineering

I’m just beginning my career in recruitment, and excited to be tekFinder’s first talent scout. I love the software engineering industry and its community. I’m actually trying to learn Javascript (it’s not easy!).

I’m looking forward to my future at tekFinder, learning the ropes from the team, adding value where I can, and treating people right with honesty and care. In my spare time I like to learn stuff and go on adventures, exploring random places I’ve never been to before.

Dexter Miller - Recruitment Consultant - Product & Project Delivery - tekFinder
Dexter
Miller
Recruitment Consultant - Product & Project Delivery

After arriving from the UK over 7 years ago, I very quickly called Australia home (or like every person from the UK, I called Bondi home). I am highly passionate about the Product space and providing my clients the best talent on the market, as I truly believe it’s the people within that help a business succeed. I always work with an open and honest approach, even when the feedback may not be good.

I am a firm believer that “transparency is key”. Outside of work, if I’m not at the beach, or trying Sydney’s newest restaurants, I will be staying up to all hours watching Arsenal – which tends to lead to an evening/morning of frustration.