The team


Jay Banghar

Managing Director

Telecommunications, System Integration, IOT & M2M, Cloud Hosting and Data Center, Big Data & Analytics

Jay started his journey within the technology recruitment industry for a London based blue-chip company in 2004. He focused on placing specialist technology contractors across Software, Automation and BA/PM. In 2009, Jay accepted the opportunity to move to Singapore to work in the emerging Asian market to start up and grow a technology recruitment business. In 2011, Jay founded SearchElect to cater for the rapidly expanding and transforming technology market across Asia from Singapore.

To date, Jay has over 15 years of specialist technology recruitment experience across both European and Asian markets helping SME and MNC clients across a large range of business sectors. What makes Jay unique is his 15 years of recruitment experience across the entire technology stack and his continual passion to keep up with the steep curve of technology and human advancements. Today, Jay's team in SearchElect is built around an agile, scalable and knowledge driven business model. SearchElect help clients to navigate a complex human and techno landscape further complicated by, generational, political and socioeconomics. As a business owner, Jay knows first-hand that we are in a major disruptive workplace where skills, experience, systems and a clear strategy are essential ingredients to win the battle for good talent.

Role expertise: CTO/CIO, Mid to Senior Management, Architecture, Engineering, PMO

Clients can ask me about: UK and Asian market insight • Salary and compensation • Employer branding • Job Description evaluation • Retention • Retained searches • Culture • Employee welfare • Workplace modernisation • Workplace generation integration • Performance • KPI’s

Job seekers can ask me about: Career switch • Career coaching • Conflict resolution • Salary and compensation • Resume • Interview techniques • Job market conditions • Employer culture


Danica Pagsisihan

Recruitment Team Leader

Telecommunications, System Integration, IOT & M2M

Danica has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and over 9 years of recruitment experience, with 7 years spent in Singapore. She initially worked as an internal recruiter for an MNC outsourcing firm and then moved to SearchElect, recruiting purely within the technology space. She has worked with and placed candidates in countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia and Australia.

She has a strong footprint in recruiting mid to senior level positions within the Telco, System Integration and Principal Vendor companies in the Network, Communications, Cloud and Security space. The functions she has placed are a mixture of Sales, Marketing, Business Development, Presales, Solution Architecture, Delivery, Program Management, Operations, Commercial & Bid Management, and Product Management. Several candidates and clients continue to trust her ability to represent the best interests of all parties in order to achieve a mutually beneficial result. In a time where recruitment has become transactional, Danica maintains an altruistic approach to maintain her differentiation from the market.

Role expertise: General Management, Practice Head, Mid to senior level roles on Sales, Marketing, Business Development, Presales, Solution Architecture, Delivery, Program Management, Operations, Commercial& Bid Management, and Product Management

Clients can ask me about: Salary levels • Talent attraction/retention • Talent market insights • Job market insights • Skills gap in the market • Confidential searches • Candidate search and recruitment process

Job seekers can ask me about: Job market trends • Career consulting • Resume writing • Interview tips • Job search • Hot and fading jobs


Dante Aboga

Business Support

Big Data & Analytics

Dante has more than 7 years of experience working as a web/online researcher. He started as a Content Researcher for an executive search firm, after which he upskilled his expertise in Boolean Searching techniques at his next company. Dante is a guru in conducting deep web-based research for different recruiting firms across a variety of industries. He has effectively coordinated and provided support to Senior Recruiters in Philippines, the US and now here at SearchElect.