meet the team

Meet the Speakiters

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

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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!

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".

Eleana
Athens team
Eleana Psimmenou
Senior Recruitment Specialist

Eleana Psimmenou

Senior Recruitment Specialist

Eleana is a Senior Recruitment Specialist in the German department. She has worked for both Speakit Greece and Speakit Portugal teams. She loves Pilates and anything related to Italy.

Strengths

She is super focused when working and goals-oriented.
Great tour & food guide.

Weaknesses

Always eating healthy and boring meals.
Extremely afraid of airplanes and insects.

Fun Fact

Believe it or not, she has even hitchhiked on a pickup truck.

Mirto
Athens team
Myrto Konstantara
Senior Recruitment Specialist

Myrto Konstantara

Senior Recruitment Specialist

Myrto is a Senior Recruitment Specialist whose dynamic side is perfectly in line with her sensitivity. By substantiating her position with arguments, she always instills confidence in her colleagues who seek her advice. Her goal is to contribute to the development of a healthier and better working environment. Outside of work, you will find her hiking in nature with her dog.

Strengths

If you need her, she will always be there.
Winter swimmer.

Weaknesses

Her black humor.
She does not eat Popcorn.

Fun Fact

She came the first day with her water jug.

Elias
Athens team
Elias-Jan Liakos
Senior Recruitment Specialist

Elias-Jan Liakos

Senior Recruitment Specialist

Elias-Jan is a Senior Recruitment Specialist for Speakit. He is half-Greek half-Dutch and dedicated to our Dutch department since September 2021. 
You may find Elias playing & watching football or following mystery & crime movies.

Strengths

One message from Elias in the group chat can make the whole team laugh.
Loves working in a team environment.

Weaknesses

He needs more time to prepare & heat up his lunch than to actually eat it.
Not able to operate properly without coffee in the morning hours.

Fun Fact

He could have pasta for breakfast, lunch and dinner.