Ivan Cannon

Team Lead - Programming

Originally from Manchester, somewhere along the way got lost and ended up on the right side of the Pennines, being here in total for over 20 years.

  • Dad to one very loud and stubborn child

  • Long suffering Manchester United Fan

  • Sport Fanatic – Football, Cricket, Tennis, F1, Boxing, UFC, NFL……you get the idea!

  • Love food yet always somehow end up with a meal deal for lunch – why, that’s something I couldn’t even answer!

  • Natural Redhead

Favourite Game: No Mans Sky or Original Goldeneye 007 on the N64

Favourite Game Series: Resident Evil

Favourite TV Series: Gomorrah…if you haven’t watched it, well you know what you need to do!

Favourite Film: Gladiator or the original “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory”

Favourite Book: Sancti Trilogy (Sanctus, The Key and The Tower)

Favourite Song/Band: Oasis

How did you get into games as a hobby?

Getting a Sega Master System with Alex the Kid built in - hours invested in playing rock, paper, scissors against bosses. From there it was a case of finding more and more challenging games and seeing how fast I could complete them. These days its more about trying to get as many achievements and accomplishments in a game.

Sega Master System > SNES > N64 > PS2/PS3/PS4 > PS5 (Yes I paid over the odds but we wont talk about that!)

What’s your career background?

People have always been at the centre of what I do, whether that be a Prison Officer, Client Relationship Manager, or Recruiter!

Across my recruitment journey I have a well-rounded background across both white and blue collar sectors in the North West and Yorkshire.

What do you love most about your job?

The buzz, every day we have a plan and its about how we execute the plan whilst constantly adapting to the ever-changing world of recruitment. It never stops!

Favourite memory so far?

Its still very early but I love how success is shared and celebrated at Aardvark Swift, it really does promote a culture of being TEAMCENTRIC and makes a feel-good factor to the office.