meet the team

Meet the Speakiters

Working together to transform recruitment into an exceptional journey for every multilingual job seeker in Europe

team photo

We are our people, and they are exceptional! 

We are a diverse team of young, international experts, each bringing their unique perspectives and skills to the forefront. 
United by a shared vision, we work together seamlessly to craft a top-notch recruitment experience. 
Our commitment to innovation, excellence, and empathy in the hiring process sets us apart, ensuring that every interaction is tailored, meaningful, and impactful. 
Meet our team, where passion meets expertise to redefine recruitment across Europe!

Giorgos Spathis
Giorgos Spathis
Head of Operations

Giorgos Spathis

Head of Operations

Giorgos is our Head of Operations in the recruitment department and the go-to person for anything new that comes up.
New projects, new countries, new teams or new processes? He’s got you covered!
Team-oriented, time-efficient and target-driven, he is always trying to get the best out of everyone & everything, so that we achieve our goals.
Always in for a hike, a scuba dive, a gym session, and of course food!!

Strengths

Quits only after the game has ended. 
 

Weaknesses

Multitasking? Definitely not his thing. If he works on something, it is your time to laugh at him with all your heart! He will never pay attention to you.

Fun Fact

Do yogurts expire? For Giorgos, of course not!! 
Let’s eat one from February (we are currently in June)

Katerina
Athens team
Katerina Desypri
Recruitment Manager

Katerina Desypri

Recruitment Manager

Katerina is the ultimate company journeyer!
From scouting top talents as a recruiter to orchestrating operations as a supervisor and now commanding as a Manager for our office in Athens. 
She has spent more than two thrilling years mastering business aspects of the company landscape, simultaneously bringing in her previous considerable HR experience in the Shipping Industry.
She is a colorful mind with vibrant highlighters, infusing every new project with a splash of personality and flair.
Katerina turns each endeavor into a delightful journey filled with innovation and joy.
When she is not busy with work, she is spotted in audiences captivated by the artistry of live theater or whipping up culinary delights.

Strengths

Once she sets her mind to it, consider it done! Problem-solving wizard.

Weaknesses

Can't kick off the day without her favorite brew in hand.
 

Fun Fact

She can't stop watching TV series until she has seen the entire season from start to finish!
 

Patricia
Lisbon team
Patricia González
Recruitment Manager

Patricia González

Recruitment Manager

Patricia is our Recruitment Manager for our Lisbon office bringing strong experience in the field. When Patricia isn't busy at work, she's jet-setting around the globe, collecting passport stamps like they’re Pokémon cards. With over a decade of living abroad under her belt, she’s practically a global citizen. You could say she has more frequent flyer miles than the entire cast of "Up in the Air."

Strengths

Her love for cinema and series is legendary! She could devour the entire Game of Thrones series faster than you can say "Winter is coming" - and that's saying something!

Weaknesses

Patricia's Achilles' heel? Her cat. With a single purr, she's rendered powerless, becoming a willing servant to her feline. 

Fun Fact

While her culinary prowess is passable, she's an undisputed expert in the art of burning 'croquetas'!

Marina Kak
Athens team
Marina Kakoulaki
Team Leader

Marina Kakoulaki

Team Leader

Marina is the Team Leader for our Nordic team. She always tries to ensure that her team operates smoothly and effectively every day. She is known for her organizational skills and always tries to boost team morale. Beyond work, she loves traveling, enjoys playing with her lovely dog, and savors gourmet recipes - though she prefers enjoying them rather than cooking them herself.

Strengths

She has a calm inner power.

Weaknesses

She tends to blush, which can sometimes reveal her emotions.

Fun Fact

She seems to be shy but she is the first dancer in traditional greek "panigiria".

Nefeli
Athens team
Nefeli Karaleka
Team Leader

Nefeli Karaleka

Team Leader

Meet Nefeli, the team leader of SpeakIt's German team. She started out as a recruiter and she advanced to the role of the team leader, leveraging her previous HR experience. She's dynamic, positive and a lover of challenges. Passionate about anything she deals with and being self-motivated, Nefeli balances her early bird discipline with her night owl soul. She is always ready for the next adventure as a world explorer while being a dedicated plant mom. A genuine party animal with a 24/7 can-do attitude in every aspect of her life. She constantly wants to learn something new.

You can find her studying for her PhD, organizing trips and "investing" in good food and concerts.

Strengths

Her mind is giving lessons to the best online cloud storages; she remembers and observes EVERYTHING.

Weaknesses

"No-mobile phones" is never a choice for her; unless you take her to a deserted beach with no signal and ask her to carry wood all day long.

Fun Fact

She has only one pair of jeans.

Anna-Maria
Athens team
Anna-Maria Karaminta
Team Leader

Anna-Maria Karaminta

Team Leader

Anna Maria is the Team Leader for our Dutch team. Dedicated and thoughtful, she’s always there to support her team while juggling Excel files like a pro to keep everything on track. But don’t let her calm demeanor fool you when she’s had enough of a conversation, you’ll definitely know. Straightforward and unafraid, Anna Maria’s rebellious spirit and firm opinions shine through. Outside of work, she’s the ultimate social butterfly, often found dancing the night away with friends, enjoying epic video game sessions, or taking long walks with her dog.

Strengths

She is determined and energetic, infusing every task with positivity and drive.

Weaknesses

Kind-hearted but unfiltered honest.

Fun Fact

Her binge-watching expertise is impressive— she's probably setting a Guinness record for the most re-watches of "Friends".