Ben Cofield – Chief Executive Officer
Ben Cofield has been recruiting and living in 5 different countries for more than 12 years and has an exceptional eye for identifying the very best global talent. He has built the business on strong foundations, with a collaborative approach, hiring professional, friendly and ambitious recruiters and industry experts, to build this global brand. Ben has created a lean business with several key USPs, setting the standard in global recruitment. With a sales background extending to more than 17 years, including running other companies, and recruiting globally in many sectors for major international companies, Ben thrives on sharing his knowledge and passion for recruitment.
Louise Hanly – Chief Operating Officer
Louise is an experienced professional, who has worked with some very large companies, including Booking.com and Dell Computers, where she relocated to India to set up the Finance and Sales Support team in Hyderabad. Louise is a very creative person, who has performed in West End musicals, and has recruitment, training, sales, marketing, finance and management experience.
Mariyana Boyanova MBA - Managing Director, Bulgaria
Mariyana Boyanova is a seasoned recruitment professional who has spent her career in executive search, having worked in various industries and functions. Mariyana started her career as an HR professional in the Headquarters of Heineken in Amsterdam, in the Talent Development Department. Prior to joining us, she led the local team of an A-class international headhunting organisation in Sofia where she gained significant experience in operations and team management. Mariyana is a Bachelor of Business administration, with a Business Studies Master’s degree from the University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands) with Marketing major. She is experienced in key account management of global clients, and speaks fluent Bulgarian, Russian & English. She now leads a team of 6 and has revolutionised the recruiting market in Bulgaria.
Bonny Horvath - Managing Director, South Africa
Bonny has been managing our team in South Africa for nearly two years, and feels that working with creative people is like not working at all. Matching candidates with their dreams with their emotional state at heart is what she thrives on, and she enjoys earning a great income while doing what she loves. Having been a bookkeeper all her life, Bonny has a fastidious yet passionate nature, and is a fixer of everyone else’s problems. Starting up with Novi has given her a new direction, a real passion for recruitment, building a great team and forging a strong niche in Graphics.