Meet the mmob: Amanda Bramall
Our Head of Talent Acquisition, Amanda, is passionate about finding great mmobsters and maintaining our company culture, as well as making cross stitch cool and taking risks.
How did you come to join the mmob?
Having worked in recruitment consultancies for many years I transitioned to in-house talent acquisition back in 2014 and have not looked back. Since then, I have predominantly worked in tech start-ups helping to scale their teams. This led me to mmob which, as an early-stage start-up, is on a very exciting growth path. It’s a far cry from the Musical Theatre I studied way back when!
What is your favourite thing about working at mmob?
Top of my priority list when joining a company is the commitment and investment in their staff. How can a business be truly successful if they do not care for their great people? mmob is building a culture that supports wellbeing, offers flexibility, gives clear direction (when possible, in the ever-changing world of a start-up!) and encourages fun. I love this!
What does your job role entail?
Fundamentally, I adopt a number of tools to attract great and diverse talent for mmob’s growing team. Working closely with hiring managers, I see the recruitment process through from start to finish and then get to see the positive impact our new hires have on the business.
What are you working towards at the moment?
We have just completed a successful round of hiring including a new UI/UX Designer, a Junior Software Engineer, a Partnerships Lead and a Commercial Lead. Did I mention we are on an exciting growth path? Now I am moving my attention to a Senior Software Engineer to assist our Head of Technology.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I have two young boys at home that take up a lot of my spare time. I love doing day trips to the beach or just a long walk in the countryside with them, usually with a hot chocolate and double decker in hand! I also love cross stitch – if Tom Daley can make knitting cool, I can do the same for cross stitch.
What do you think the future of fintech looks like?
When it comes to understanding all things financial, I like to keep things simple. I heard somewhere that many people call fintech the Fourth Industrial Revolution. While I am not sure the revolution is solely reserved for Fintech, it is definitely a big disruptor for the finance and financial services industries and will continue to be so. The new products serve to make financial products more accessible for consumers and in turn make our lives more efficient and happier. That’s got to have longevity, hasn’t it?
What is the best piece of advice you have received?
I can’t recall a specific piece of advice, although I am sure there have been many. I would say to anyone “Don’t wait, take the risk/chance.” I wish I had lived more like this but I will make sure I do from now on.