Team Announcement Press Release

LUCKYLINK welcome three new heavy-weights to their C-suite executive team.

Being one of London’s leading employment networks, LUCKYLINK is proud to announce their own appointment of three new executives:

  • Charlie Markham as Chief Technology Officer
  • James Routledge  as Chief Innovation Officer
  • Max Knupfer as Chief Recruitment Officer

Charlie Markham, who previously worked for major companies such as UBS, Deutsche Bank and other influential enterprises, was the previous founder and CTO of, an innovative social web site focused on career acceleration. He specialises in building products that analyse millions of CVs, job postings and social media profiles to match jobs with candidates.

As CTO, he will develop and operate LUCKYLINK’s high performance enterprise systems and recruitment technology. Drawing from his 10+ experience in technology, he will expand and enhance LUCKYLINK’s candidate and client matching system through big data analytics and artificial intelligence.

James Routledge’s experience spans over 10 years in technology, with an enviable track record designing and delivering products that deliver amazing customer experience. He has been a mentor at Europe’s #1 network of angel-led accelerator programme, Ignite Accelerator, as well as Microsoft and Lean Start-up Machine (the world’s leading boot camp on Lean Start-up methodology). He sits on the boards of three fast moving companies and has helped to build three startups since 2010.

In this new role, James will bring a focus around the customer to the business through helping us understand the tools the next generation of recruiters need to offer a service for everyone in hospitality the type of execution with tech normally experienced by executive search.

Max Knupfer, has 20+ years of experience within the hospitality industry gained in organisations as big as Whitbread and as small as his own street food stall. Max has a deep understanding of recruitment from both the client and agency perspective and has joined us from a boutique retail and hospitality recruitment agency.

As CRO he will be the voice of the candidate and the client to ensure we build the best experience for both, particularly being sensitive to the challenges of satisfying both parties needs in a high volume recruitment environment. He will also be the face of the business as we broaden and deepen our client base within the LUCKYLINK recruitment network.

Founder and CEO Ben Kaminsky of the three new  officers:

“I am delighted to welcome Charlie, James and Max to the team. All heavy weights in their field, they have been essential in the rebranding of LUCKYLINK and our software. The new format and design of our website and recruitment strategy is professional, elegant and reflects the high class nature of LUCKYLINK, our clients and candidates.

“Going forward, they are establishing an improved matchmaking system through analytics and artificial intelligence, as well as building on our client and candidate relations to ensure that LUCKYLINK can provide the best service possible. With their help, we are making our own luck.”

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