Elizaveta Proselkova - Founder & Managing Director

Elizaveta Proselkova - Founder & Managing Director

"After more than 7 years in recruitment, I was tired of constantly prioritising employers' needs over those of a candidate. Recruitment is all about filling the role as quickly as possible by sending 5 top (maximum top 15) candidates that most closely match the requirements of the job. But there are many more than just top 5 candidates who have the ability, background, and skills to perform those duties listed in the job specification. As a matter of fact, there are thousands of bright, intelligent, driven, and accomplished Russian speaking professionals who for different reasons no one cares about".



It is about working with the needs of professionals, not the company. Understanding what the candidate wants, where he/she is heading and how to get there in the most efficient way. Giving feedback on what is possible and what can be unrealistic or difficult to achieve. Helping to analyse the market and evaluate all of the options the candidate has (not just those advertised by the recruitment agency). Providing the candidate with technical tools, knowledge and defining a clear plan of how to get the job they want. Being there for them every step of the way starting from the first consultation to the job offer.



  • Your first interview invitation after 3 months of sending applications without any response.
  • The visa in your passport that you were dreaming to get for the past 8 months.
  • Your email asking how to politely refuse two other job offers and accept THE ONE.
  • Thank you message from you in WhatsApp saying how great you feel in your new capacity after 10 years of doing what you hated.
  • The photo of you next to Big Ben after 6 months of hard work to find the job you like and relocate to the UK.


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Viktoriya Popova 



Ex-recruiter, musician and a travel addict with international business background.

During her studies, Victoria was particularly passionate about intercultural communications and psychology. She gained professional experience working in China, Russia and the UK. While working in the recruitment industry in London for more than 3 years, Victoriya had always far more enjoyed working with professionals, trying to understand their true career motives and professional goals as opposed to just filling the recruitment needs of the companies. Therefore, Victoria believes that working at EP Advisory is a great opportunity to share her knowledge of UK labour market and recruitment industry and concentrate fully on helping specialists in unleashing their professional potential and assisting them in achieving career goals.


Elmira Maksudova


IT recruiter, HR professional with passion in computer science, snowboarding, music and travel.

Having graduated with MA in Psychology, Elmira started her career in Moscow in 2004 as a Tech Recruiter. She has experience of working for some of the largest technology companies and start-ups in Internet/R&D/Digital Media industries. For the past 10 years she has been actively interacting with international IT communities and keeping up-to-date with emerging tech projects and trends in Europe, US and Russia. Having worked for many years in recruitment, Elmira started coaching her clients to help them develop on an international level, achieve career goals and make the right career choices. Elmira believes that working for EP Advisory will enable her to provide in-demand Russian speaking IT and tech professionals with the right tools to find new interesting jobs in the UK.

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Ksenia Goncharova


Corporate career specialist, keen traveller, table tennis player and a volunteer for youth charities.

Having graduated from UCL in 2013, Ksenia successfully participated in a large number of assessment centres, including those for Google, PwC, Thomson Reuters, and McKinsey, and secured a graduate scheme with Gazprom Marketing & Trading in London. Upon completion of the programme, she decided to move to IB & consulting and despite offers from Bloomberg and Intercontinental Exchange continued her career working for Deloitte as a consultant in their Investment Banks Assurance and Advisory division. For the past 6 years, Ksenia has been helping young Russian speaking professionals to build their careers in a corporate world in the UK. She is now keen to share her knowledge and assist EP Advisory clients with the graduate scheme applications, assessment centres at the Big4 and other large companies, logic and personality tests, and telephone & face-to-face interviews.

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Ekaterina Leonova 



Experienced editor with passion for photography, professional translator, journalist and a big fan of all things British.

Ekaterina has a background of working in the UK and Russia. She has worked as a chief-editor, content creator and translator for such companies as London`s Rutage magazine as well as fashion brands Tommy Hilfiger and SonTrava. While working as Chief-Editor at Bestmagazine, Ekaterina managed to create a sustainable, state-of-the-art beauty and fashion department from scratch with flawless digital and print operations and won such clients as LVMH, Сhanel, Clarins, L'Oreal and Estee Lauder. Since then, she has graduated from Westminster University in London and believes that working as a Content Editor at EP Advisory is the best way to continue being connected to the UK and help more people make their dream of working in London a reality.

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Yelena Odintsova



A young professional with a great passion for travelling, horse-riding and Irish-dancing.

Pursuing a degree at Higher School of Economics, Yelena has been combing her studies with a number of internships in SMM related fields. She worked for a Kazakh TV channel, International Real Estate firms as well as explored the world of art during her internship in London art galleries. Yelena got acquainted with EP Advisory while doing a year abroad at University College London and has been its social media follower ever since. Yelena was extremely enthusiastic to join the team and with her previous experience, she took on responsibilities for social media marketing.

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Lucy Swann



Strategic content writer, professional proofreader with a passion for dancing.

After graduating with a degree in Psychology and Education, Lucy turned her hand to marketing and soon after, found a passion for writing content for small businesses. Now, with expertise in academic and professional writing, proofreading. editing and digital content creation, she fills her time with helping businesses and individuals reach their goals. With many close Russian speaking friends, Lucy champions the work EP Advisory does in helping passionate and talented internationals reach their career goals and enjoy all that London has to offer.