The northbridge professionals

Kariem Sobh
CEO & Managing Director
As Founder and Managing Director of Northbridge, Kariem's role is to lead and manage the delivery function

for Northbridge Recruitment across the APAC Region. HIs focus is to gain and maintain client trust and respect,

whilst promoting integrity with ideals to change the way companies interact with recruitment companies.

With a background in EMEA and MENA IT Solution Sales, a decade plus in IT Consulting and a client list of major

brands as key-customers, his experience &breadth internationally has helped expand Northbridge since inception.

​Kariem welcomes a conversation about philanthropy, supporting entrepreneur groups as well as ensuring Northbridge

gives back to the community supporting charities including The Fred Hollow's Foundation and the RSPCA.

Shane Garvin
Director, CFO & Principal Consultant
As a Founder and Director at Northbridge IT, my role is varied and includes everything from operations

management, solution development, team management as well as hands on recruitment. This position allows

me the opportunity to take advantage of my experience and networks across a variety of technical areas. 

Charlie Molino
Architecture & Executive Search Consultant
Charlie is responsible for delivery of Architecture and Executive Search functions for our client across APAC. 

Awarded top performer for five years at Northbridge, he has substantial experience in delivering Architecture

resources to F500, S&P200 and ASX100 brands at a CxO level. Charlie has more than a decade's local expereince

and has a client base of the most senior executives in the country. 

Erinn Brukmann

Senior Project / PMO Consultant

Erinn is our IT PMO recruiter and specialises in recruiting roles from Project Coordinator through to

Business Analysis & Project Management, right up to Project Director & PMO Management level. She has three

years recruitment experience, all of which has been gained at Northbridge, geniunely considering herself very lucky

to have been trained by Australian managers, each with over a decade of experience. Having lived in Sydney her

whole life, she understands the Australian market and loves coming to work in beautiful Circular Quay every day 

with her/the Northbridge IT puppy - Frankie.

Hollie McDonald

Mobile/Development Consultant
Hollie is a Development Consultant with a deep understanding of specific client needs in Development Recruitment

specializing in Digital, mainstream and Mobile Development Prior to Northbridge IT she has worked in

Web Development and has an exceptional talent for spotting talented resources. 

Sarah Stephenson
Sales & Markeing Consultant
Sarah Stephenson recruits for the Sales & Marketing division of Northbridge IT. The residential Canuck, Sarah enjoys hockey,

snowboarding & maple syrup in her coffee. Sarah started her career in recruitment five years ago hiring for Fortune 500

technology brands such as Samsung, Microsoft, and Alcatel-Lucent, as well as a diverse FMCG and sports portfolio

including Disney, P&G, ABInBev, the NFL and NHL. Sarah holds a Bachelor's of Psychology from the University of

British Columbia,and being a natural "people person", has combined this interest of the human mind and behaviour with a

career in recruitment. She has been a guest lecturer at Brock University on "The Power of Networking" and selected as a

resume critique expert for Simon Fraser University. Sarah’s hobbies include ballet, scuba diving and cheer-leading & yoga.


Ingrid Clayton- Horne
Associate Consultant
Ingrid provides high quality services to clients in order to maintain long term growth and success 
within the company.

Ingrid has learned recruitment from the ground-up at Northbridge, learning directly from the leadership team

how to engage and deliver to clients and candidates. With a number of years customer service and client-side

support, Ingrid works in the Infrastructure and PMO functions of Northbridge under the MD and Senior Consultants. 

Francesca Crossley
Associate Consultant

Francesca is providing high quality recruitment support services as an Associate Consultant at Northbridge. 

Originally from abroad, Francesca was chosen by Northbridge for the team based on ethics, tenacity and

professionalism. She has a Bachelors Degree from Manchester University and studies personally to further

develop herself. 


Yas Priatna
Senior Consultant - Infrastructure & DevOps

Yas specialises in both Permanent and Contract Recruitment with an international background. He has worked for

years across technology recruitment, specialised in Infrastructure, DevOps, Security, & Emerging Tech.

Natasha Malla

EA ,Marketing and Operations Associate 

Natasha  is responsible for integrating social media strategies for Northbridge, managing its
social media as well as managing the company’s administration. She supports the Directors of Northbridge by 

providing administrative and business support services. 

Northbridge IT Recruitment is a Human Capital Management and Talent Acquisition Recruitment Firm that understands your need to run at maximum efficiency, productivity and peak performance. Founded in 2010 by CEO Kariem Sobh and CFO Shane Garvin, we have excelled to deliver across sectors and industry with maximum efficiency and ethics. Kariem is a veteran exceeding 10 years IT Recruitment & IT Enterprise Sales across APAC & MENA, and Shane our CFO has a national network and a decade in technology recruitment, together hiring and building a reputation of quality and service second to none. Northbridge is synonymous for supplying the highest quality consulting globally, focused primarily on the Australian IT marketplace.

Northbridge have designed a recruitment methodology and a solution suite that is designed to complement your internal recruitment team and sourcing division whilst maximizing the value per-dollar-spend for our services. Our highly skilled team is able to develop solutions that will increase productivity and save you potential lost revenue, loss of intellectual property and lost hours in the search and selection process.

We provide innovative, practiced and time-honored solutions to customers who need a trusted business partner and a firm that is pushing the barriers of recruitment. Many of our current clients are globally recognized organisations with accolades from Gartner, in the F500 or S&P200. Our mission is to offer a broad range of recruitment and consulting services by heavily trained and technology savvy recruitment individuals. We aim to help our clients succeed in the business world by creating a relationship fostered on interdependence and trust. Northbridge IT develops integrated solutions that allow our customers to leverage emerging social trends to streamline existing business processes in order to select the right people for their next project.

Our staff only target specific vertical markets to further our consultant penetration of niche technical domains to identify profiles based on a plethora of qualified values. We cover contract & permanent fixtures, from Support Desk to CIO. By combining innovative planning and industry expertise, our technology consulting and globally driven e-marketing strategies help our clients add value to their business and extend their brand.

Let Northbridge assist customers gain greater market share using our social capital and through our uniquely customer focused service.

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