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  • Meet the Interactive Selection team

    Welcome to Interactive Selection and its consulting team! Please see below some more information on the team of consultants who you may be dealing with…

    David W. Smith – CEO

    David founded Interactive in 1996 as the world’s first recruitment agency in interactive entertainment to abandon the practice of advertising jobs in the trade press, preferring to have its reputation spread by well satisfied clients through word of mouth. For the last 20 years he has built Interactive Selection into one of the world’s leading agencies providing global resource solutions and supplying staff to developers worldwide, working in the USA, Canada, Australia, China, Japan, Korea as well as all countries in Europe.
    Educated at Rugby School and Hull University, he is a qualified Chartered Accountant. In 2015 he was awarded Honorary Fellowship of the UK’s Institute of Recruitment Professionals, one of only 20 to have demonstrated an outstanding personal contribution to the recruitment industry.

    Phone: 020 8944 7777
    Email: david AT




    Cassandra DonnellyCassandra Donnelly – Team Leader and Senior Consultant

    Cassandra joined Interactive in 2011 after 18 months in games recruitment. She has been working in recruitment on both the agency side and in-house since 1996. Her previous agency experience includes time with the Computer Team Group/ Hays IT and Spring IT Personnel. Cassandra will represent all experienced games industry job seekers but has additional responsibility for games designers and animators.

    Phone:01279 871330

    Email: cassandra AT



    RaffaellaRaffaella Carissimi – Consultant

    Rafaella joined Interactive in February 2015. She has nearly 20 years of experience working in the games industry managing sales at Leader, Lago and THQ in Italy. Most recently she was MD at Blaze Europe. She is now working in both the London HQ and the Italian office. She can be reached on +44 208 944 7777 .

    Phone: 020 8944 7777

    Email: raffaella AT



    Bonnie Pavlo – Consultant

    Bonnie joined Interactive in 2013. With a MEng Masters in Engineering Management degree, she worked in sales for 5 years before being personally referred to join the team. Placing experienced job seekers in the Programming and Art fields, she is reaching out to all job seekers to demonstrate her professional recruiting skills.

    Phone:01273 530771

    Email: bonnie AT