Meet the Team

Darran Walenta
Senior Recruiter
Having worked in recruitment since 2001 and within his current sector since 2003, Darran has an exceptional understanding of the market and a huge network of professionals to draw from. Primarily based in our Hove office, Darran works with an established independent and corporate client base; focusing on the UK, Irish, and Australian markets....show more
Steve McMurray
Senior Recruiter
Highly experienced Recruiter and founding member of the company, Steve has been actively involved in recruiting within Sales & Marketing roles since he joined the industry following graduation. The last 14 years have seen him specifically working within the healthcare industries forging strong networks in a number of niche areas. He loves a bit of desk drumming... his colleagues are not so keen....show more
Rebecca Wood
Executive Recruiter
A Business and Human Resources Graduate with 6 years’ experience within the healthcare recruitment industry. Rebecca has a passion for the industry and has developed a flair for identifying talent, closely matching clients and candidates. Becky loves working with a team of men and particularly likes the office chat about Football, Cricket and Golf....show more
Darren Moore
Senior Recruiter
Founding member of the team, with over 20 years experience in the industry. Recruiter by day, junior Football tactical genius by night... just make sure you don't use the last of the milk. ...show more
Kieran Lindley
Executive Recruiter
Kieran joined Zest in 2015 as a Specialist Recruitment Consultant. He has always had a passion for science, new technologies and clinical developments. This interest has enabled him to quickly forge a highly credible reputation, providing specialist information and genuine insight which helps him engage with candidates and clients alike. Also, runs the tuck shop and will do you a great deal on a Chunky Kit Kat....show more
Neil Dewsbury
Executive Recruiter
Neil started out in the laboratory for a leading Clinical Research Organisation in 1993 conducting research and analytical services for the pharmaceutical world before progressing into clinical operations for the same company. Neil spent a further 4 years as Principal Project Scientist leading a team of project and operational scientists conducting early phase trials. The transfer was made into recruitment where he has spent over a decade recruiting for the scientific and healthcare industries. A keen Nottingham Forest fan, Neil will gladly discuss the club’s history as they apparently won a couple of trophies during the 1978-79 and 1979-80 seasons....show more
Lawrence Murphy
Executive Recruiter
An accomplished Senior level Recruiter with a highly credible track record forged across Global Pharma, Biotech & Medical Devices. A tenacious and skilled Recruiter who consistently demonstrates an ability to identify candidates for the most challenging projects....show more
Jason Cox
Executive Recruiter
Jason joined the team in 2017, turning his back on a career in the Legal profession (Law Graduate) and the prospect of regularly dressing up in a wig & gown. Jason has quickly established an excellent network with Management to C-suite decision makers focussing on international projects within Medical Affairs & Clinical Development....show more
Matt Morland
Senior Recruiter
Original member of the Zest team with over a decade of experience recruiting across the Scientific & Healthcare sectors. An ex PE Teacher who modelled himself on Brian Glover's character in Kes, which probably explains why he's better suited to the world of recruitment. ...show more