Montreal Associates

What Hunted Says

Based in Barcelona and London, Montreal Associates offer a fun environment that actively strives to change the perception of recruiters within Tech. Every person in the business is "real"and has their own unique personality. With a choice of Account Management, Business Development or 360, you can tailor your career path to you. Plus, get financially rewarded up to £1000 for your loyalty.

Key Info


Recruitment Sectors

About us 👀

Montreal Associates is a growing Tech recruitment firm with an established track record of servicing the IT needs of our clients from our London ☂ and Barcelona 🌞locations. We pride ourselves on being different to other Tech recruiters. We focus on quality, service and long-term relationships with our clients and candidates as well as providing a warm and friendly environment for our diverse employees to commit their whole authentic selves to the task at hand. 💪

Different, how❔

◽I've worked in seven different recruitment companies on three different continents and I can genuinely say Montreal is different. The first thing that struck me while waiting for my interview, was how real everyone was. 👍 I remember working in a company where being different was a challenge not just for team members but for the managers! 'How will we cope if people don't look like us, sound like us, act like us?' Sat in reception watching people heading into the kitchen to share lunch 🍽 with one another (another difference!) I saw people of different ages, races, nationalities, speaking different languages, each with unique identities and view points. I knew straight away I wasn't sat in a traditional recruitment company...◽ Matt Ashby-Cooper, Head of People & Culture 💬

⁉ Who are we, you might ask ⁉

🌟We’re not like most IT recruitment companies🌟 You won’t be beaten with stats. You won’t be barked at for not hitting your numbers. You won’t see training videos showing excerpts from the Boiler Room. And you won’t be expected to be a cookie cutter version of your manager. Instead at Montreal, you’ll find a group of people with a common goal – to help technological business people change the world through smarter, more human recruitment– each person supported by their manager, their peers and the Business Services functions to be the best they can possibly be, while bringing their whole, authentic self to work. 💯 We’re a different type of recruitment company, so if you think you’re a different type of recruiter, we want to hear from you.

General Office Meeting 2018

The Business Services team on Christmas Jumper Day

Each joiner will follow the MA Recruitment Academy and get a chance to be crowned MARA King or Queen.

David Thuillier - Managing Director

Passionate about his projects and ambition for the company, David breathes and bleeds Montreal Associates!

Celebrating Halloween in style, all the way from Barcelona.

Isaac Okeowo

When not training the new generations of recruiters at MA, Isaac usually enjoys singing Grease Lightning or giving funny nicknames to his co-workers.

Ahmed Id Bella - SAP Sales Team Leader

SAP specialist and manager of the year 2018, Ahmed is one of the long standing recruiters here at Montreal Associates.


Our values

MA Elite Club in Ibiza, Sept. 2018

Summer BBQ 2019

Let us take you on an adventure: fun group activities when we reach our monthly targets!

Sara Alvarez – Senior Principal Consultant

As a Data&Analytics specialist recruiter in the UK Market, her goal is to grow a strong team to work hard with by delivering good business but also, to have tons of fun. Spoiler, Sara likes to party as much as making deals!

Business Services

At MA, our awesome Business Services team is dedicated to making everybody's life easier, from recruiters to candidates and clients. You will not have to worry about: 📌 Timesheets & Invoices: your contractors will never miss a deadline 📆 📌 Credit Control: your clients will be invoiced on time 🖨 📌 Contracts and extensions: you will be reminded of your runners' upcoming extensions ⏳ 📌 Legal and compliance: they run a tight ship 📃 📌 Marketing: you will get help to get your message out there 📸 📌 Finance: you will receive a commission report before each payroll 💲 📌 Learning & Development: will provide you with continuous training and development support 💡 📌 Talent Acquisition: always on the look put for new talent to join the business 👌

The MA Managing Director David Thuillier, the MA Sales Director Anthony Blomet and the Co-Founder of MA John Bowyer attended the 10th annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 awards dinner!

Team building time

Archie Iqbal - DACH Perm Team Lead

Is managing a team of consultants who deliver SAP resources to our clients in Germany and Switzerland. Out of work enjoys stand-up comedy, gigs and live sport.

Daniel Kalvenhaar - Team Leader

Usually to be (lost and) found at the poker table when not representing the Dutchies in Montreal Associates.

Salim Oussana - Contrace Practice Leader

Salim joined MA 15 years ago as a Delivery Consultant, and worked his way up. He’s now managing our teams of contract recruiters for the French market.

Justine Duclos - Delivery Team Leader Infrastructure

When she’s not managing a team of delivery consultants and placing Infrastructure contractors like a star, Justine can usually be found at the movies, rock climbing or petting random dogs in the street.

That's Halloween with a Spanish twist for you.

Elliott Delente - Business Manager

Elliott connects you with top Tech companies across the main EMEA Tech Hubs.

Marie Beghin - Head of Key Account Management

The perfect success story ! Marie started as a Delivery consultant and through hard work and thanks to her sales acumen, she is now in charge of managing our team of Key Account Managers

Elodie and Gianni used their volunteering day to help a local food bank.

Plant shopping day for our London office.

Jean-Noel Leblanc - Perm Team Leader

Promoted to Team Leader of the French Perm team 4 years ago, Jean-Noel is your go to guy for Microsoft experts and nice restaurants and bars in the city.

Meet (part of) the team: Barcelona

MA Elite Club March 2019

Youssef Chair celebrating his 10th anniversary

Jimmy, Justine and Sophie on their (rainy) volunteering day

Montreal Associates

Key Info

Industry Recruitment/Search
Headquarters London
Company Size 51-100

Recruitment Sectors


  • CSR
  • Great L&D
  • Established 20+ Years
  • Established 10+ Years
  • Dress Down
  • Award Winning
  • Back Office Support
  • Breakout Area
  • Clear Progression Structure
  • Closed Xmas & New Year
  • Early Friday Finish
  • Enhanced Parental Leave
  • Free Food
  • Gym Membership
  • Meetups or Events
  • Onsite Recruitment
  • Private Healthcare

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