Building recruitment teams across the globe

We connect the best talent with the world’s most successful recruitment firms

Our mission

Established in 2020, Fifteen West has one mission: to find the best jobs for candidates worldwide. It really is that simple.

"Lisa made me feel supported throughout my entire job search. She was extremely honest, transparent and organized during the whole process, making me feel at ease during a stressful time. I trusted that she truly understood me and how I could fit into an organization and only sent me to places that made sense. I would highly recommend Lisa to anyone looking for a new opportunity."

Stephanie Curley
"Sara went above and beyond to help me through the entire job hunting process, which was slightly more tedious for me as I required my future company to sponsor me. I can't recommend her enough to help anyone on their job hunt. I found a job that suited me, my skillset and my personality and couldn't be happier."

Sophie Packer
"Sara placed me in my first ever recruitment role 6 years ago and I have never looked back! A career that has taken me around the world working with some of the best companies and leading me to the fantastic role that I am now in!"

Joe Turner
" I found Lisa to be extremely well connected with a top-level network in New York. Lisa was both attentive and informative throughout the process and remained flexible around my schedule which involved different time zones."

Matt Batchelor
"Sara placed me in my role with PSD, my first role in recruitment and 4 and a half years on I’m still there. She took the time to find the right cultural fit for me and without her I wouldn’t have got my foot in the door!"

Rachel Flynn
"Sara helped me in finding a new member of my team in July 2018. From the start, Sara was incredibly professional, switched on and understood the brief very quickly. She was able to find us an excellent candidate, who we went on to successfully hire for the business. I would most certainly recommend Sara for anyone looking to grow their recruitment team."

Oliver Griffiths
"I’ve had the pleasure of working with Lisa for 5 years – Rec2Rec is a very competitive space but Lisa’s knowledge, contacts, guidance and integrity sets her apart. She’s very approachable, transparent and has a genuine interest in what’s best for your career as a candidate and not her career as a business owner. I can’t recommend Lisa highly enough to anyone looking to hire the best recruitment talent in the UK/US, or to any candidates looking to make their next move."

Barry O’Toole
"Before Sara's call, I was losing the faith in job search and recruiters in general. She has changed my opinion about the recruiters for the better. Sara has an individual approach to candidates. She has understood my needs and has offered relevant solutions. It was always was a pleasure to speak with her as Sara is polite, professional and I always felt welcome when having a conversation with her. In addition, she is punctual and responsible. Sara, it was an absolute pleasure to work with you. Thank you for your support."

Mike Suliks
"The best Rec to Rec firm I have worked with and where all my hires come from and will continue to come from externally. Kind, considerate and honest and they understand what we need as a business"

Mark Weclawek
"It's refreshing to work with someone in the rec2rec world who advises rather than sells, listens to your drivers and concerns and comes back with tailored advice and strategies. Lisa helped me to find a fantastic role and has put great talent in front of me. It also helps that her approach is infused with a good sense of humour, which makes working with her enjoyable!"

Ben Cockram  
"When my preferred recruiter raves about their R2R recruiter you know they must be exceptional. From my associations with Sara over the years I know her to be an extremely diligent, focused and professional recruiter. Sara’s attention to detail, preparation and effort in everything puts her on another level to her competitors. In addition, from my own knowledge and through shared experiences. I know you to be supportive, positive and methodical and this lends itself well to maintaining a realistic and honest approach to managing expectations."

Jon Hedley
"Lisa listened to my motivations and provided insight into her clients which was highly beneficial for my final decision. Moving roles and countries is hard! Lisa is compassionate, understanding and efficient - the perfect partner to help you"

Harriet King
"I have known Sara for over 10 years and the best way to describe is a superstar recruiter. She's great with matching personalities to businesses and has also found me great people. She's my go to person whenever I am looking to build the team and over the year’s we have even become good friends!"

Paul Wood
"Sara is incredibly patient and understanding when it comes to listening to the candidate's needs. I had quite a specific criteria when it came to seeking a new employer and within moments, Sara delivered a list of fantastic clients which suited my profile, personality and what I was looking for."

Robert Wong

We've cultivated long term strategic partnerships with some of the industry’s most prestigious firms. We believe in going back to basics; focusing on relationships and transparency to provide a consultative experience to candidates and clients.

We create
We focus on
not transactions

The Team

Sara McPhee
Founder and Head of USA

UK: +44 7885 531 325
US: +1 973 358 7254

Lisa Walder
Founder and Head of UK

UK: +44 7901 977 406
US: +1 585 304 2388

George Turner
Global Head of Operations

UK: +44 7950 175 249

James Osborne
Non-Executive Director

50 years
Success rate with retained clients
of placed candidates made from referral
Repeat business from clients


Join us

We're passionate about people, that includes our candidates, our clients and our team. We're always striving to provide the best service and are relentless in our quest to change the image of rec to rec simply by doing things right.