An Introduction to the Team: Daniel Buttigieg

Who are you and what do you do?

I’m Dan, the other co-founder of Innova Recruitment. I don’t mention it much, but just so you are aware I grew up in sunny Singapore.

In the main, I make the brews in this place. But if I am not being tea boy then I spend my time helping tech companies in the UK build their teams from the ground up. If I am not supporting our clients, then I am generally supporting our candidates in finding great opportunities. 

What made you want to start Innova?

I have always been entrepreneurial and love the idea of being my own boss (I don’t get to be this at home). I started my career with a FTSE 250 recruitment agency and also supported a start-up recruitment company grow very rapidly and through these experiences identified what the positives and negatives of how recruitment companies operate.

I want to use those positives and completely discard the negatives allowing Innova to only be a positive experience, not just for the staff that work for Innova but also for our clients and candidates alike. 

What does a day in your life look like?

Well, like Lee I have a young family with children that seem to be nocturnal, so I will start the day by struggling to wake up at 5:30am/6am in the morning. After my 7th snooze of the alarm, I will have a strong coffee, bit of brekky and listen to TalkSport on route to the office in the morning. 

If I’m not making brews, I will be doing admin, accounts or helping our clients find the candidates that every business dreams of having.

What’s your favourite way to spend a day off?

Ultimately, spending time with my family. I have two girls who require all of my attention but if I do get the chance to have a bit of me time then it is a night out with the better half, going to watch Man United or the gym.

Who’s your ideal dinner guest?

Lee will tell you; I am a space geek. So, for me, it will have to be today’s space pioneer Elon Musk. I have too many questions that need answering.

What song best sums you up?

I have little imagination and find it very difficult to answer these questions. So, I have done an online quiz to see what sums me up. Apparently ‘Comfortably Numb’ by Pink Floyd.


Meet the rest of the team here!