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The Rise of IT Recruitment Agency Datafin

Along with the dot-com boom, the launch of the indestructible Nokia 3310, and Google becoming the world’s largest search engine, IT Recruitment Agency Datafin emerged to bridge the gap between the tech requirements of business and the needs of digital and IT specialists.

Led by a dynamic sister duo, Lindy Levinthal and Beverly Sollinger, Datafin continues to flourish alongside the tech industry as one of South Africa’s top tech recruitment agencies sourcing highly skilled candidates for cutting-edge companies in technology-driven industries.

We endeavor to conduct our business with the highest level of integrity, treating candidates and clients as equal parties in the recruitment process. Our aim is to negotiate the best outcome for each party, acting as a mediator who understands both the business and tech requirements.

Lindy Levinthal

Director and Founder

Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Cape Town (UCT), Honours in Economics  from UNISA

I started Datafin in 1999 from my flat in Seapoint in my pyjamas! Three months later I moved into an office and so the dream began! Prior to Datafin, I had worked in Financial Services Recruitment both in Cape Town and the UK. While working out a restraint of trade I sold IT training courses and entered the fast-paced world of IT.

I am in charge of all the business development at Datafin as well as managing our internal staff. Being a mom of three means that work is sometimes a whole lot easier than being at home with the kids, who aren’t always as cooperative as my colleagues, candidates or clients.

 

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Beverly Sollinger

Director

Bachelor of Social Sciences and Post Grad Marketing Diploma from the University of Cape Town (UCT)

I joined Datafin in 2000 and worked my way up to partner two years later. Today, I have 18 years of experience in the IT Recruitment industry and have helped candidates improve their careers as well as achieve their vocational goals along the way.

Achieving veteran status is quite a monumental task in a hardcore world like tech recruitment. I believe that my success has been achieved through determination, an ability to connect with people, industry insights and a gift that allows me to understand the requirements of both sides.  

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Taryn Roman

Senior IT Recruitment Consultant

Diploma in Business Administration and Tourism

I have 13 years of IT recruitment experience and have become a part of Datafin’s furniture as their longest standing employee. I am jokingly referred to by my colleagues as the “Techy Whisperer”, this nickname was bestowed upon me because placing IT support and technician roles has become my specialty.

I like to be “on top of things” at all times when it comes to my job, but I’d consider myself easy going otherwise. I believe it’s my calm and relaxed demeanour, along with my wealth of recruitment experience, that enables me to connect with candidates and get them the job they want.

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Michelle Roberts

Senior Generalist Recruitment Consultant

I am known for my creativity and ability to think outside the box to find that perfect candidate. I am highly analytical and enjoy the challenge of finding that rainbow unicorn candidate no one else can find. I have been recruiting for past 17 years and pride myself on the long-standing relationships I have with both my candidates and clients.

Although I am a Generalist Recruiter (basically anything under the sun) I have come to focus on Executive or Senior Managerial roles as well as Analyst roles from BA/BI, Credit and Risk as well as Marketing Analytics. So, calling all Nerdy Analysts! Send me your CVs.

I focus predominantly on the Financial Services and Retail industry’s, however, I cover anything that comes my way.

As an outlet for my creative flair, I have been lucky enough to be involved in the coordination of our Social Media and Marketing Strategies. So please go ahead and follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, Hashtag us (#Datafin, #Dreamjobs) and like our posts! 🙂

In a nutshell, I am the one in the office decorating desks and organising baby showers and my main goal in life is to make everyone feel special, so I really hope that your experience with me will leave you smiling.

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Chantelle Lawrence

Junior Recruitment Consultant / Administrator

National Diploma in Office Management & Technology

I have been in recruitment for eight years.  I am a very efficient and organised person, known for hunting down great candidates, having a great sense of humour and baking delicious CUPCAKES!

My experience in recruitment has been eye-opening in terms of the kinds of people I meet and speak to on a daily basis as well as the different levels of difficulty in placing a role. One thing I have come to learn is that there is a company for every type of candidate and while a candidate may not have been successful at getting into a few companies there will always be that one client that the candidate is the perfect fit for.

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Janis Kinnear

Recruitment Administrator / Content Writer

National Diploma Journalism, National Diploma Office Management & Technology, MIE Background Screening Certificate.

My initial career path started in administration, later I ventured into the world of media chasing breaking news stories or delving deeper into social ills and issues affecting our communities.

I get to utilise my meticulous nature and love of crafting creative, witty copy and the OCD internal spellcheck, for my current roles as recruitment admin support and content creator.

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Tamlin

I have a National Diploma in Food and Beverage Management and while I enjoy the hospitality industry and it has given me the confidence to work with others in a professional manner, my life took a different turn when I was offered the role at Datafin as initially a Recruitment Administrator and then a Recruitment Consultant. I am incredibly happy that things worked out in this way as my life has changed for the better and I  really enjoy recruiting in the tech sector. I have two daughters and am very proud to be an example to them of how to balance home and working life.

My passion is with working with people and helping them wherever I can. I am a good listener and have the patience and desire to listen to our candidate’s life histories. I work as a councillor/community leader part time and I feel like this helps me a lot with my day job as a Recruiter. This job feels like a vocation for me as the nature of our business is to understand peoples backgrounds and to find them the right fit in their career.

If you are looking for me to assist you with finding your dream job, whether it is in IT Sales, Software Engineering, Management, Digital Marketing or IT Support, connect with me.

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Bethany Sellar

I have 5+ years’ experience in Recruitment mainly within the IT industry however, I have recruited in various industries and have found something to love in each one of them.

I’m your expert unicorn wrangler, saving the world one placement at a time. I am dedicated to finding great talent and helping candidates to find their dream career.

I am cross-functional, solution orientated, and goal-driven. Striving to bring 100% to everything that I do with enhanced skills in relationship building, research, candidate selection and recruiting with a BIG passion for people.

What ever your profession is I'm hear to help your abilities shine.

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Testimonials

N.M.

Michelle, I have received the Mug and sweets sent from your office, it’s a rather sweet touch. Thank you so much for everything, you’re amazing. Also, I must say I truly appreciated how much you listened to my needs for what I wanted in a job and it’s location. I love my new job, I’m already learning so much, it’s quite exciting.

D.N.

Many thanks to Loren Adrien, for your professional service. My journey with Datafin Recruitment has been very refreshing and has restored my faith in working with recruiters. She always went above and beyond. Datafin is highly recommended.

V.A.

Beverley, I received the mug and the chocolates, thank you. Thanks again for contacting me about the position, negotiating on my behalf, and managing the smooth transition from 1 employer to another, much appreciated. Should I require further employment, be looking for prospective employees, or have any good leads, you will be my first point of contact.

A.C.

Thanks for the chocolates and wishes. Thanks again for your time and assistance in helping me get the position. I am really enjoying the experience.

C.R.

Thanks to all of you at Datafin.   I appreciate all your efforts, and will always turn to Datafin for future placements.

J.J.

Thank you again for making that connection and taking that conceptual leap. I would never have thought to apply for a job like this.

C.G.

Taryn, I received a gift from Datafin today. Thank you for the gift and all you have done for me.

T.J

Thanks again for being the best. I have no regrets that I closed a deal with you, because from the start to the end you and your colleagues made things happen. You surprised me with your dedication, and you went the extra mile to make me comfortable about everything. You were always there to guide me. If I know a contact that wants a vacant post, count them as yours. I feel confident referring people to you, as I know they would be in good hands