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Adu Ansere

Principal Consultant​

Adu has been recruiting solely in the cyber security sector since 2014 whilst working for Via Resource since October 2020. Adu focuses exclusively on penetration testing working with an array of national and international testing teams. Adu has nurtured numerous consultants in their search for new roles and has focused on positions ranging from entry level roles through to strategic leadership roles whilst working with a number of industry renowned subject matter experts.

Roles Filled

    • Head of Penetration Testing
    • Red Team Lead
    • Principle Consultant – Penetration Testing
    • Managing Principal Consultant
    • Offensive Security Team Lead
    • CHECK Team Leader
    • CHECK Team Member
    • Senior Penetration Tester
    • Offensive Security Engineer
    • Application Security Team Lead
    • Red Team Member
    • Senior Red Team Engineer
    • Senior Security Researcher
    • Pen Test Manager
    • Head of CHECK Testing


    • Permanent Jobs
    • Contract Recruitment
    • Solutions 

Candidate Recommendations

I've known Adu Ansere for quite some time now, and I can confidently say that he is not only dedicated and professional but also a genuinely nice chap. I had the pleasure of working with him when building a team, and I hired several individuals he recommended. Adu showed exceptional commitment and professionalism throughout the process, ensuring that we brought in the right people for the job and we did. Moreover, I have personally experienced Adu's assistance when I was searching for a role myself. He went above and beyond to support me, providing valuable insights and guidance. Considering my firsthand experiences with Adu, I would have no hesitation in recommending him. His dedication, professionalism, and amiable nature make it an absolute pleasure to work with him!
Gavin Jones
Director of Services at IOActive
Adu takes a no-nonsense approach to recruitment, he regularly checks in and builds a good rapport and thus gets a good understanding of you - both professionally and personally. This approach has enabled Adu to understand and help find the all important next step in my career, which has now led to me taking on a new more senior role! In such a competitive market, it's vital that we have recruiters that build trust, understand and listen and this is why I highly recommend Adu, his expertise, knowledge and contacts in the industry will be a huge assistance to anybody in cyber looking to make a change. He is also a genuinely nice bloke too!
Matthew R
Red Team Operator at Commissum (Eurofins Cyber Security UK)
It does not happen every day, that you cross paths with a recruiter who does not see you as one of many candidates, but takes you as an individual. Adu, with no doubt, is such a person and I'm really grateful to have had the opportunity of working with him. He contacted me about a great chance, to start my professional career in the IT security tester field after my OSCP certification. The company what he recommended to me was exactly what I just dreamed of. I was really impressed by Adu great deal of support, trust and his ability to quickly respond to all my needs. Adu helped me through the whole process and contacted me regularly about the current status of my application. Any person that's interested in such opportunities and wants to start or step up their career in the IT security field can benefit from Adu great support and knowledge.
Zsolt O.
Consultant Security Tester at Aon
Adu couldn't have been better during the whole job searching process. He always listens to your circumstances and helps find the best outcome for you. Adu has not only helped me, but also two of my team members further their career, I highly recommend.
Dean Moulden
Cyber Security Manager at Home Group
Adu is among the best recruiters I have had the pleasure of working with. Adu took the time to find out exactly what I was looking for and only sent me roles which included that criteria. From our first call to after I started an incredible role, Adu has been there to help every step of the way.
Barry S
Cyber Security Consultant at DXC Technology
Adu was brilliant. He took the time to chat with me and find out what type of company I was looking for, as well as what goals and progression I was hoping to achieve. In under a week I was being interviewed and had received/accepted a job offer with an amazing company. He was brilliant throughout the whole process and totally transparent. I highly recommend Adu and would happily work with him again.
Mike Cocking
Senior Security Consultant at Prism Infosec
Adu has stood the test of time as a trustworthy recruiter. Over nearly a decade he has placed me in several roles which have been pivotal moves in my career for which I am truly grateful. Adu possesses an unparalleled understanding of the market and the differences between the many cyber certifications, and is therefore well placed to provide solid career advice both to those getting into cyber and those who are more experienced.
Paul Taylor
Exective Principal Consultant at NCC Group PLC
I can easily say that without Adu, I wouldn't have found my dream job. We connected on a previous application in which I wasn't successful. However a couple months later Adu reached out to me with the position that I am currently in, which was a perfect fit for my skill level. I have so much to thank Adu for, and can happily recommend him as a recruiter.
Anthony Clavier
Security Consultant - Penetration Tester at Aon

Why Via Resource?

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Whatever your needs, our executive search specialists can deliver a short-list of industry-leading candidates with the correct skill-set, aptitude and cultural fit for your organisation and its growth plans.

Operational experience sets us apart

Our dedicated executive search recruitment team have extensive, senior-level supply chain with Information and Cyber Security experience. This experience gives us the unique ability to get to the heart of your complex leadership challenges, understand your objectives and mobilise a strategic executive search that considers all your essential criteria’s.

Providing you with candidate options

Our executive search consultants consider all aspects of your commercial circumstances and provide various options including those that you may not yet have considered. Supplying senior leaders with specialised Information and Cyber Security knowledge is paramount.