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, supports the UTS-MBIT Program, as well as ensuring Northbridge
gives back to the community. An avid believer in supporting charities, he ensures we support The Fred Hollow's Foundation,
the RSPCA and offer pro-bono services to Not-For-Profit firms, also encouraging us to give blood.
Director, CFO & Principal Consultant
As a Founder and Director at Northbridge, Shane enjoys maintaining a very hands-on role in the day to day
running of the business as well as leading from the front with hands on recruitment. Shane has a background
and qualifications in Organisational Psychology as well as over 10 years’ recruitment experience in the Australian
market. He aims to combine this experience to provide superior customer and candidate experiences and drive
continuous improvement of Northbridge services, practices and relationships.
Architecture & Executive Search Consultant
Charlie is one of the most accomplished & engaging recruitment consultants in Australia, with a proven track
record as an outstanding high achiever with a true passion for recruitment, talented in building long-term
relationships. He is widely known for adding value to his customers by identifying top-tier talent from a global
market. His consultative approach & delivery focus differentiates him coupled with a passion for client
satisfaction. He has assisted top-tier clients across industry sectors including Banking & Finance, Retail,
Telecommunications, Consulting, Utilities, Government, Start-ups, Digital Disruption and Media. Having
recruited CIO / CTO, IT Strategy, Architecture & Executive Search roles for over a decade, Charlie has made
high-profile appointments across a broad range of areas to include Innovation, Emerging Technology,
Enterprise Integration, Cloud Computing, Web Services, Business & IT Transformation and Analytics. He has
recruited extensively in Architecture, for Strategy, Enterprise, Program, Domain & Solution Architecture for the largest enterprises on the ASX.
Project/PMO & Business Services - Senior 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, genuinely 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 recruits for the digital and development market, with a deep understanding of technical needs, as she
graduated with a Bachelors of Multimedia Computing and Design. She started off her career off as web
developer, then combined her technical skills with her talent spotting abilities and became a technical recruiter.
She still enjoys freelance web development, attending tech meet-up’s and a good hackathon! Northbridge IT
was the perfect company to join focusing primarily on IT and located in Circular Quay, she can catch the Manly
ferry to work. Being Irish she loves potatoes in every form imaginable, she enjoys running and body pump to
burn off those potatoes!
Sales & Marketing 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 by the water in the city.
Ingrid Clayton- Horne
Associate Consultant - Infrastructure & PMO
Ingrid is a Resource Consultant at Northbridge IT, working with Senior Consultants in the company for the
Infrastructure and PMO space. Having done internal recruitment previously for a Sales & Marketing company,
Ingrid has learnt the majority of her expertise since being at Northbridge and through extra-curricular actives
such as studies, seminars and industry meet ups, she continues to expand her repertoire and network across IT.
When she’s not working hard, Ingrid spends her free time going to the gym, coastal walks with her Chihuahua,
Pablo and spending quality time with her friends and family!
Francesca Crossley is the token British accent in the Northbridge IT office, specialising in the Development space
she has a keen desire to match developers with their perfect roles. Starting her career within the IT sector,
Francesca completed a year long University placement with IBM and was invited back as a Graduate employee.
After obtaining her degree in Human Resource Management, graduating with First Class Honours, Francesca
chose to pursue one of her main passions in life – the desire to travel. After completing seven months in South
East Asia, she arrived in Australia and fell in love! After finding her place with Northbridge IT she is keen to further
her success and become a well-known within the development recruitment space. Francesca values herself on her
professionalism, approachable and honest nature and her ethical approach to recruitment. In her spare time will
find Francesca cooking in the kitchen, doing Pilates, however if it is a sunny lunchtime, you will also find her at the
front of the Opera House trying to catch a glimpse of the wild seal that is nesting there.
Senior Consultant - Infrastructure & DevOps
Yas is an experienced recruitment professional with over 10 yrs experience in Technology Recruitment, with experience working across Financial Markets, Tech Start-ups, Telco and Media companies placing Software Developers, Infrastructure Specialist, BA’s, PM’s up to C suite level candidates. After finishing University majoring in Human Resources he began his career in Sydney learning his craft for 2 years then took his skills and experience to sunny London for 6 years and 3 Years in the Big Apple working in Technology Recruitment. After searching the globe working with international companies he has recently returned home and specializes placing Infrastructure, DevOps, Security, & Emerging Tech at Northbridge IT. When he is not at work you can find him at the gym or playing basketball and is a die-hard Liverpoolfc supporter!
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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 you gain greater market share using our social capital and through our uniquely customer focused service.
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