Our People

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Dan Ware CEO and Co-Founder

Dan has been working in Fintech, Financial Services and Marketing for the past 18 years. Starting off in a creative and design capacity, moving into B2C and B2B PR and Marketing, and then into Strategic Marketing, Communications and Statistical Analysis.

Dan has worked across numerous brands including Havana Club Rum, Sacla, Anthony Nolan, The Richmond Group and TablePouncer.

From 2012 to 2019 Dan was CEO and driving force for award winning businesses DJS (UK) Limited and PiggyBank.

Dan has been recognised as 2019 Outstanding Young Executive by the Global Business Excellence Awards and one of the Top CEOs in the UK at the CEO Today Awards 2018.

For Pineapple Recruitment, Dan focuses his time on the holistic strategic development and growth strategy for the business.

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Marc Linley General Manager and Co-Founder

Marc is an experienced Head Of Recruitment and training with a demonstrated history of working in the finance, recruitment and marketing industry. Skilled in Risk Management, Banking, Business Development, Business Process Improvement, and Financial Services. Strong human resources professional who has worked within the financial industry for over a decade, from customer service, collections and recoveries.

Marc has worked mainly within the finance and collections sectors over the past decade for numerous brands including Richmond group, Advantage loans, Loan finder, Harvey Sturtt and Amigo Loans.

From 2014 to 2019 Marc was Head of Recruitment and training at DJS (UK) Limited and PiggyBank and was responsible for expanding the call centre from 5 phone based agents to a 60 strong multi channel contact centre.

Marc was recognised in this time with DJS (UK) Limited and PiggyBank with such awards as UK Employee Experience Awards - 2018, recognised for its approach to providing a more efficient, healthier and energised workforce, CICM British Credit Awards - 2019, with Consumer Call Centre Team of the Year, Best Companies Accreditation - 2019 with an Extraordinary three stars accreditation, Sunday Times Best Companies - 2019 and placed 73rd on the list of ‘Best Small Company to Work For and within the South West of England, DJS (UK) Limited were voted 8th.

For Pineapple Recruitment, Marc will be the driving force behind the growth and continued development with both clients and candidates.

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Sam Baxter Head of Business Relations and HR

Sam has worked within the Financial Services industry for the past 11 years. Starting off working as a call centre agent, he worked his way up through various levels of senior management and moved through departments to gain a full understanding of how businesses operate. An opportunity arose to move into Accounts and since then, Sam has studied AAT and moved into ACCA. Sam is known for his longevity in companies and worked within The Richmond Group and Debt Line.

From 2014 to 2019 Sam moved into Accounts within DJS (UK) Limited and managed to move from Accounts Assistant to Group Management Accountant within this short period. It was during this time Sam developed key partnerships with suppliers and lead generators to help reduce costs and increase business relations. Sam developed skills within Health and Safety (IOSH registered) and in the Human Resource sector, soon becoming a key member of the HR team within the award winning DJS (UK) Limited and PiggyBank.

For Pineapple Recruitment, Sam will be working with businesses to provide support on all candidate, HR and finance queries.

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