Meet the team


 jOE-r  Katie-B

“After working my way up to Mate onboard a busy chartered MY, I wanted to use my knowledge in a role ashore to help progress an industry I felt passionately about, and Faststream provided just that. Combining my knowledge of yachts and Faststream's professional recruitment practices."

Telephone: +44 (0)2380 208 847



"10 years at sea on a number of large SY and MY, across a variety of roles, has given me a great insight into what makes a successful crewmember. After moving ashore I looked for an opportunity to help great crew find great yachts, and now I do every day! The professional approach that Faststream encourage continues to prove successful in crew recruitment.”

Telephone: +44 (0)2380 208 847



 Liv  Stephanie
“After 5 years on boats ranging from 30m sailing yachts to 140m motor yachts with experience in both interior and, primarily, exterior; I feel I have a solid understanding of many aspects of the industry and expectations from both crew and boats.  I wanted to utilise my knowledge, as well as my genuine interest in people and combine it with the professional service Faststream provides in placing crew."


Telephone: +44 (0)2380 208 785





"I progressed throughout the interior departments during my 6 years on various 50-70m + M/Y. From busy charter boats to scientific expedition vessels, traveling from the South Pacific to the Arctic, and everywhere in between.

I decided to plant roots back home in Southampton, whilst still keen to engage with all the weird and wonderful people in yachting, so Faststream was the ideal transition. I am fascinated by the other side of the recruitment process and bringing professionalism to the market is definitely at the forefront of Fastream Yacht Crews vision."

Telephone: +44 (0)2380 208 842






 Mark  Martin

Mark Charman is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Faststream Recruitment Group.

Established in 1999, Faststream is one of the world’s leading Maritime recruitment organisations employing over 100 people worldwide. Mark started his career in specialist recruitment in 1993 and regularly speaks on the subject of maritime employment and future manpower issues that the sector faces globally.

Mark is a Fellow of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and a Member of the American Staffing Association. Mark’s involvement as a speaker and panelist in many global maritime conferences, including Nor-Shipping, CMA Shipping, SIGGTO and Crew Connect, provides a Headhunters insight into the war for talent that the Maritime industry faces now, and in the future.

Telephone: +44 (0) 2380 208700



Martin is the Managing Director of Faststream’s European and US operations. Martin is a seasoned recruitment professional having spent over 17 years in the sector including experience in leading high growth Oil an Gas, Offshore and Maritime recruitment operations. He is a Fellow of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and a regular participant in Maritime industry events

Telephone: +44 (0) 2380 208725











 Adam  Kelsy
Adam has been with the Faststream business for more than 9 years, working from our Southampton HQ.  He is an Associate Director and key member of Faststream’s senior management team.  Adam originally started his career with Faststream in 2008 as a Consultant and has since has held responsibility for building the Maritime business with a particular focus on developing our recruitment services for Seagoing Crew and on-board personnel.  Adam is heavily involved in the Superyacht sector and also holds responsibility for our Marine department who specialise in Naval Architecture, Engineering, and Design.  Further to this Adam is a Psychology graduate who holds a Diploma in Recruitment Practice and is a member of the Recruitment and Employment Federation (REC).


Telephone: + 44 (0) 2380 208 822



 Kelsey is currently the Associate Director of Faststream’s Ship Management business and oversees the recruitment of crew and shore based personnel for ship owners including Superyachts, Cruise Liners, Tankers, Offshore Supply and Construction ships. She has 8 years of technical recruitment experience within the maritime sector and works closely with her counterparts in Singapore and the USA to provide a truly global, ‘one stop shop’ recruitment solution for the ship owner. Kelsey holds a Diploma in Recruitment Practice, is an Associate of RINA and is an active member of the Woman’s International Shipping and Trading Association.


Telephone: + 44 (0) 2380 208 772