Sally Finbow Pawelek
Head of Crew Placement
Mobile: +33 6 82 53 15 82
Office: +377 97 77 67 57
Languages: English, French
Sally is one of the most experienced and respected crew recruitment consultants in the industry. With over 30 years’ experience in finding crew for yachts and yachts for crew, she has an excellent understanding of all aspects of crew recruitment and placement. Her abilities in profiling & researching give her the edge in placing crew for both their and the yacht’s optimum performance.
Sally’s affiliation with yachting began on board, giving her first-hand knowledge of the daily yacht operations and an appreciation for the great range of required skills, personalities & aspirations of crew. Sally helps both prospective and experienced candidates to have a fulfilling career in yachting, from giving advice regarding training, to finding the ideal yacht for their onward progression.
Owners, Captains & Managers have placed their trust in Sally over the past three decades for briefs for one crew member up to a full complement of crew on all sizes of yachts. The goal is to put together a team of like-minded people who will work together with the common aim of the safety, comfort and well-being of the owners, guests, and crew.
Sally’s philosophy is “A happy crew creates a healthy atmosphere, with the crew taking great pride in the yacht, which in turn allow owners to fully relax and enjoy their experience on board”. To accomplish this on the candidates’ side, she takes the time to talk to them, getting to know them, helping with their CVs and advising which route to take to best advance their career. On the recruitment side, Sally discusses the brief with the client in depth before searching for and vetting suitable candidates for the role, to fit perfectly with the existing team.