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We've had the pleasure of working with some of the brightest and most innovative businesses, helping to transform their data, analytics, and AI teams. Hear what they had to say about us.

Davin Crowley-Sweet

Chief Data Officer at National Highways

“I struggled for 6 months to fill a senior role in data. We brought in Kyle and his team and found the incumbent the first time around. Lots of companies out there claim they understand data, the skills needed, the culture, the mindset the opportunities. Most of them say that and then just try and resell you people with loads of Microsoft certificates. Orbition gets data, they know how to find great people and to challenge you as a client about your EVP and structure of the role to make it relevant to the market without compromising on what you need. What I like most is they put their money where their mouth is and use data to deliver their task.”

Kelly Hume

Partner at Baringa

“Orbition have been pivotal in helping me scale my Data, AI, Solutions & Engineering team senior leadership over the last two years. The network of candidates Kyle and the team have access to through their industry recognised events and podcasts is phenomenal, allowing for long lists of potential candidates, with varying technical and industry focus to meet my brief. The personal interest and commitment to helping me grow an amazing team has been truly differentiated and I’m truly grateful for the partnership we now have.”

David Leake

Head of Data at Rathbones Group Plc

“Orbition were able to fill 2 roles for me that I’d struggled with for about a year.

The team at Orbition supported in clarifying what the organisation was truly looking for – there’s not much standardisation of data roles!

Quick turnaround on CVs and listened to feedback on candidates, what more can you ask for?”

Jamie Crossman-Smith

Managing Director | Digital, Data, & Technology at Grant Thornton UK LLP

“Kyle and his team did a fantastic job in finding us the right candidate for our Head of Digital Delivery role, at the right level and the right price point. Kyle clearly takes the time to get to know both his candidates, and his buyers, very well, and there is no doubt Kyle also knows his market extremely well.
I look forward to working with Kyle and the Orbition team again soon.”

Natalie Cramp

CEO at Profusion

“We worked with Orbition whilst growing our senior data team at Profusion. I would highly recommend working with them. They filled some critical roles for us including our Head of Data Engineering and Data Strategist – both are thriving. Orbition really took time to get to know us before working with us, which meant I was confident they would really represent the breadth of what Profusion does, our culture, and values to engage candidates. They really understood the balance of attributes we were looking for, both technical and commercial, and worked very hard in a competitive market to find us the right candidates. We are a small business, and the upfront retainer made us a little nervous but I am so glad we went for it and invested in this search – it’s by far the best experience I’ve had with a recruiter recently. Orbition is very passionate and really takes time to build a community within data which is a pleasure to be part of. If you work with the Orbition team, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.”

Martin Stockdale

Partner at Kennedys

Orbition was recommended to us. Always a great start. I can only now recommend them to others myself. Orbition is more than a recruiter; they bring their own deep sector expertise and knowledge to the party. For us, they were a guide through a challenging and nascent market getting to the real need, finding the right people, and matching role, organization, and candidates perfectly.

We engaged them half way through a process in which we were looking to resolve a new and key strategic role in our business. It was important to us to get this right, and get it done. Orbition did all of this and more.

They listened. They heard our requirements as we set them out. But more than this, they spent time understanding our objectives and our business a little more. They heard our requirements but recognised we needed something different. They guided us and corrected our course. Orbition identified people with the right expertise and who would also fit us. Any company hiring, and any candidate taking a step into the unknown, can trust  Orbition to look after them.”

Will Lowe

Chief Data Officer at Transform (formerly ENGINE UK)

I’m absolutely delighted with the executive search Orbition has recently led for ENGINE. It was a pleasure from start to finish thanks to their knowledge of the market, network of people, and hard work. The search was for an important senior hire within our data and digital transformation consultancy. We needed someone who was technically strong across data, analytics, technology, strategy and execution, and a good people and commercial leader; not an impossible list but a challenging one.

Orbition understands this landscape and there are many different types of candidates with different strengths and weaknesses based on experience and Orbition was able to produce a short shortlist of people, all with the right backgrounds. I’d recommend Orbition to anyone hiring these skillsets and look forward to working with him again.”

Kate Sargent

Senior Vice President Data Analytics

We engaged with Orbition for a package of four roles across a number of hard-to-recruit disciplines at the mid-senior level (where there is the strongest demand currently). The nature of the roles, and the budget available, meant that they weren’t easy to fill but Orbition continued to provide quality candidates and was very supportive throughout, liaising effectively between us and the candidates to ensure that the internal overhead was minimized. Persistence aside, where Orbition really stands apart from the market is in their in-depth knowledge of the different disciplines, and sub-disciplines, within Data and of the types of experience and temperament that would be of best fit. This is far from typical and made our engagement so much more effective. I’d highly recommend Orbition to any D&A team that has a breadth of needs in this space.”

Gabriela Filip

Chief Data Officer at Knab Bank

I had the pleasure of engaging with Orbition to fill some critical Data Science vacancies within our organization, and I am delighted to express my complete satisfaction with their services. Orbition demonstrated a profound understanding of the Data and Analytics domain and exhibited a comprehensive knowledge of the Data Science field, showcasing their ability to identify and engage with candidates possessing the precise skill sets and qualifications we required. They took the time to understand our company’s unique culture, business goals, and the specific requirements of each Data Science role we aimed to fill. This ensured that the candidates they presented not only possessed the technical expertise but also complemented our company’s values. The candidates presented by Orbition were of great quality, showcasing their rigorous screening and vetting processes. This ensured that we had access to the best talents in the Data Science industry. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with them for future recruitment needs. In conclusion, I highly recommend Orbition to any organization seeking top-notch recruitment services in the Data and Analytics domain. Their expertise, personalized approach, and commitment to excellence make them an invaluable partner in sourcing the best talents for our industry.”

Orbition is a pioneer in the world of data talent! They understand the challenges facing companies, the skills that a modern data professional should have and how they can best be matched. Orbition is a key member of the data community and a great connector, driving initiatives such as the Driven By Data podcast and meetups.”

Catherine Wilks

Senior Director at Slalom

I have collaborated with Orbition for most of 2022 and we have built a strong relationship during that time, the team have been delivering great quality insights and their efforts certainly helped us close strategic positions for the business and impacted our hiring results positively! I would highly recommend Obrition as an agency partner for Data hiring.”

Johanna Burgos

Team Lead, Tech Talent Acquisition at Hello Fresh (Data)

The Orbition team led the search for the key hires we needed to establish the new data & analytics team at DWS. They invested time up-front understanding the business and the requirements really well and then successfully executed in a very competitive market. We’re now well on our way with the leadership we need in data & analytics and I’d highly recommend Orbition.”

Andrew Boland

CFO of Digital Wholesale Solutions

What a great partner! I’m delighted to have partnered with Orbition in building a data and analytics organization. Their expertise in the space is second to none, providing me with market insights, and sharing ideas and recommendations was key to our success.

Mark Gergess

Vice President of Data & Analytics at Herman Miller

Simon Ferriter

CEO at Anmut

The Orbition team supported the rapid growth of our software engineering and data consultancy team. This was the first time Anmut had entrusted a partner with recruitment at this scale, and I’m really pleased we chose to work with Orbition. Thanks to the patience, flexibility and market insights provided by the team, we learnt a lot about the sort of talent we are looking for at Anmut. Orbition continually responded to our evolving needs and worked with us to improve the candidate experience through the recruitment process. As a result, we were able to successfully grow our team by 50% in less than six months. I would recommend Orbition to others looking to build their data and analytics team.”

Sally Bashuan

Executive Director; Head of Analytics at Federated Hermes

The Orbition team have done a fantastic job placing a specialist data candidate in our ESG Data management team. Orbition really listened to the requirements and had a great understanding of the environment the individual would be coming into. They found exactly the right type of candidate and were responsive and proactive along the way. We were delighted with the result and I am sure we will continue to work together in the future as we build out our data teams.”

James Miller

Data Strategy & Customer Analytics Director

I rate Orbition as one of the best in their field. Their passion for the world of data and analytics recruitment is equally matched by their detailed knowledge of this complex market. Whether Kyle admits it or not, he’s also a thought leader in this space, whether through his great podcast or incisive market commentary. Orbition is also a pleasure to deal with, their dedication and attention to finding you a great role is really impressive. I have no hesitation in recommending Kyle and Orbition to both hiring managers and candidates.”

Leanne Kim Fitzpatrick

Director of Data Science at Financial Times

I’ve known Kyle for the last couple of years and couldn’t recommend Kyle & Orbition enough in terms of their knowledge and expertise in the Data & Al landscape. They understand the nuances of data roles and organisations and have gone the extra mile in developing an open and honest platform for Data Leaders to come together and learn from each other. Orbition’s experience in this is space is second to none and is complemented by their humble attitude.”

Stephen Mills

Partner, Data & Analytics at PwC

I’ve worked with Orbition over the last couple of years, I can confidently say that they stand out in a crowded market as they spend time getting to know you and your situation and how they can help and support you. Orbition has a great focus on its market area and location. Orbition is also great at building networks and keeping them connected through events and regular calls. Consultants within Orbition aren’t pushy and don’t sell but have a long term relationship view. Orbtion would be one of the few I’d turn to for recruitment support and guidance.”

Rachel Pillsbury

Chief Data Officer at Phoenix Equity Partners

Orbition’s understanding of data and analytics talent is seriously impressive – they not only understand the technological demands, but also get that the softer, knowledge-based skills are equally important.

When I was on their podcast, Driven By Data, we spoke about how finding well-rounded problem solvers and storytellers are the key to creating world-class analytics teams. In fact, it was through this podcast, that enabled me to take the next step in my own career. Orbition truly knows how find the best talent and connect them with opportunities and companies that make for a great fit.”

Orbition played a really key role in our data transformation at Studio, helping us bring in new talent as we’ve rapidly expanded the team. The Orbition team has a tremendous network of data and analytics professionals and also does some awesome work in the industry bringing people together. I’d say Orbition has knowledge way above and beyond most recruiters which has allowed him to build such great relationships with both clients and candidates. Looking forward to keep working with them in future!”

Ed Child

Global Head Consumer Data & Digital Analytics at Costa Coffee

Orbition helped me secure a career move in early 2019, they were extremely supportive and professional throughout the process. The team’s knowledge of the marketplace, my skills, and the relationship they built with me, and the company were all key to placing me in a great role with an organization that’s a perfect fit for me.”

Neil Underwood

Data Engineer at PwC UK

Orbition helped me secure a great new role in an area I hadn’t immediately considered. The team has a great understanding of their clients and candidates and the data and analytics industry. They are great communicators and kept me informed as the interview process progressed.
Orbition has built an interesting community in Data and Analytics and they regularly discuss current relevant topics with industry leaders on the Driven by Data podcast. The discussions are interesting and insightful and they clearly have a great understanding of the challenges facing the industry.”

David Burnham

Principal Consultant at Kubrick Group

Orbition is well connected in the Data space which means that they’re not only a valuable partner when it comes to recruiting (they “get” Data which means less back and forth), but also when it comes to tapping into the wider community through the events and podcasts they organize.

Vlad Jiman

Director of Data at NBrown Group

The Driven by Data events stand out from other events that I have attended because of the caliber and diversity of the attendees and the quality of the conversation.

Ben SteeleHead of Data & Analytics at BMS Group

The Orbition data leaders events is a fantastic coming together of people from both industry and consulting. Diverse thinking and discussion about data and business-related topics help to get a view of where the industry thinking is now and where it needs to get to, in order to shape the future.

Samir SharmaChief Executive Officer at Datazuum

A brilliant event where you can share your views and listen to fellow data experts on the hottest topics. A really friendly and open bunch of people too!

Di MayzeGlobal Head of AI at WPP

Being a data leader can sometimes feel a little isolating within an organization. In those times you need a strong network of people to offer other perspectives and ideas - this is what the Driven by Data | The Roundtable provides. It's a super friendly, inclusive event, full of people whoa re passionate about the impact data can have and who are very giving of their time and experience.

Dan KelletChief Data Officer at Capital One
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