Meet The FinderMonkey Team
The Trace team - These guys do the finding
David Oates is one of the leading people tracing experts in the UK.
He’s famous for his work on BBC1 and TLC as well as personally reuniting over 7000 people since 2011. He is a member of the Association of Genealogy and has written a book called Long Lost Family Tracing.
Dave in his own words…
“My team understand that each search we carry out is the most important search we’ll ever do. We have to do everything we can to put that person back in contact with who they have asked us to find”
At FinderMonkey we care. And we all do what we do to make a difference…
Sue Harrison is a senior researcher specialising in contacting your family and friends once they have been found.
Sue on why she works at FinderMonkey…
“I need to leave the office knowing I have made a difference in people’s lives. Answering questions that have been unanswered for years is unbelievably satisfying. It’s not all roses and some cases are incredibly sad but even then being able to give someone closure is good. It's an amazing privilege to share those journeys with our clients”
Sue is famous for finding a man who Interpol failed to locate! Click here to watch the video of this story
Jake Birchall is a senior researcher specialising in locating difficult to find people, he also works on many overseas searches.
Jake has personally reunited over 1500 family and friends whilst working at FinderMonkey. He is highly respected amongst our team as a man who can find people with only snippets of information.
“It’s not just another job. Each search is the most important search we’ll ever do. You have to be persistent and find a way to get to the bottom of things”
Jake is a massive Rugby League fan and specifically supports Leeds Rhinos.
Meghan Roberts is a trace researcher involved in locating debtors and ex tenants as well as general people finder searches.
“I find my work rewarding and exciting. I make sure I work with compassion for everyone involved.”
The Consultation team - These guys tell you what we do and how we can help you
James Thackray is the head of the consultation team. His team speak to potential customers to tell them about our services and which one will be most appropriate for your needs…
“It’s not just a job. Knowing that we are coming to work and changing people’s lives is an amazing feeling and very rewarding. I do this for them. It's an emotional rollercoaster but so worth it and I genuinely do care about each and every person I speak to. I work at FinderMonkey because I love it! I love everything about it and everything it stands for and I know, just like everyone else who works here, I am an integral part of the Findermonkey family.
Melinda is a senior trace consultant. That’s means if you want to speak to us about finding someone its likely to be Mel you speak to.
“I work here for many reasons, I love everything about what we do, helping people, all the different emotions, the people I work with and find it very rewarding in many ways
Tom is a trace consultant. He is one of the first points of contact if you phone us.
“I love helping people and making sure they understand our services and how amazing we are”
The Admin team - These guys keep the rest of us in check
Jade is our Admin Manager. Jade has a keen eye for detail and loves organisation!
Jade has worked at FinderMonkey since leaving school in 2010. Her fast rise to her current role is due to her maturity, her attitude and her love of organisation.
Jade’s claim to fame is she wrote the entry when we were finalists for Customer Service Team of the year.
“I feel like my role is perfect for the type of person I am. I like the challenges and the little projects I’m asked to work on, they keep me on my toes. The work we do here makes me very proud to be a part of the company. We help people in ways no other company can so that makes it very rewarding. I love the people who work here too. We are like a family.
Jennifer is our Book Keeper, paying our suppliers and making sure we pay our taxes!
“I’m the book keeper but I’ve also done tracing and have been a featured researcher on BBC1’s Family Finders TV Series along with David Oates”