Andrew Boland

CFO of Digital Wholesale Solutions

Kyle and the Orbition team lead 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.

Natalie Cramp

CEO at Profusion

We worked with Kyle whilst growing our senior data team at Profusion. I would highly recommend working with him and Orbition. He filled some critical roles for us including our Head of Data Engineering and Data Strategist – both are thriving. Kyle really took time to get to know us before working with us, which meant I was confident he would really represent the breadth of what Profusion do, our culture and values to engage candidates. He 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. Kyle is very passionate and really takes time to build a community within data which it is a pleasure to be part of. If you work with him and the team at Orbition, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

Natalie Jakomis

Director of Data and Analytics at Rightmove

Since working with Kyle, I have been won over by his support and consistent engagement and communication throughout the entire process. Kyle always asked the right questions to make sure he understood my requirements and was dedicated to sourcing my needs. A credit to the profession and a delight to work with.

David Burnham

Principal Consultant at Kubrick Group

Kyle helped me secure a great new role in an area I hadn’t immediately considered. Kyle has a great understanding of his clients and candidates and the data and analytics industry. He is a great communicator and kept me informed as the interview process progressed.
Kyle has built an interesting community in Data And Analytics and regularly discusses current relevant topics with industry leaders on the Orbition podcast. His discussions are interesting and inciteful and he clearly has great understanding of the challenges facing the industry. His recent recognition as one the top 100 most influential people in Data is well deserved. I think Kyle’s wide-ranging holistic approach to recruitment is really refreshing and I am very grateful for his help in securing a great new position.

Catherine King

Head of Digital Content & Community at Corinium Global Intelligence

Kyle recently joined me for a fundraiser I was organizing, raising funds for the Ukrainian relief effort. The topic was Personal Branding.

Feedback since the event has been extremely positive towards Kyle’s participation. He could not have been a better panelist! If you’re looking for a speaker on the topics of Personal Branding, Recruitment, Senior Leadership look no further!

Catherine Wilks

Senior Director at Slalom

Kyle is a pioneer in the world of data talent! He really understands the challenges facing companies, the skills that a modern data professional should have and how they can best be matched. He is a key member of the data community in the north and a great connector, driving initiatives such as the Driven By Data podcast and meet ups.

Martin Stockdale

Partner at Kennedys

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

We engaged Kyle half way through a process in which we 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.

Kyle listened. He heard our requirements as we set them out. But more than this, he spent time to understand our objectives and our business a little more. He heard our requirements but recognised we needed something different. He guided us and corrected our course. He 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 Kyle and Orbition to look after them.”

Mark Gergess

Vice President of Data & Analytics - Herman Miller

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

Will Lowe

Chief Data Officer

I’m absolutely delighted with the executive search Kyle has recently led for ENGINE. It was a pleasure from start to finish thanks to Kyle’s 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.

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

Ed Child

Global Head Consumer Data & Digital Analytics at Costa Coffee

Kyle has played a really key role in our data transformation at Studio, helping us bring in new talent as we’ve rapidly expanded the team. Kyle and team have a tremendous network of data and analytics professionals and also does some awesome work in the industry bringing people together. I’d say Kyle 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 him in future!”

David Robins

Enterprise Reporting Lead - Studio Retail Limited

Whilst I haven’t known Kyle long he has become my go to guy for Bl / Data / Analytics – his passion and knowledge of the field is unrivaled amongst other recruiters. As well as recruitment Kyle’s passion for all things data are evident in his excellent podcasts and his Linkedln activity. I can’t thank Kyle enough for helping me secure a role, he even managed to get me into an organisation where there wasn’t a vacancy but his knowledge and expertise made it possible. I’ve already given his name out to others and can’t recommend Kyle highly enough.”

James Miller

Data Strategy & Customer Analytics Director

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

Rachel Pillsbury

Head of Insight at Riviera Travel

Kyle’s understanding of data and analytics talent is seriously impressive – he not only understands the technological demands, but also gets that the softer, knowledge-based skills are equally important.

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

Stephen Mills

Director Data & Analytics
- PwC

I’ve worked with Kyle over the last couple of years, I can confidently say that Kyle stands out in a crowded market as he spends time getting to know you and your situation and how he can help and support. Kyle has a great focus on his market area and location. Kyle is also great at building networks and keeping them connected through events and regular calls. Kyle isn’t pushy, doesn’t sell but has a long term relationship view. Kyle would be one of the few I’d turn to for recruitment support and guidance.”

Vlad Jiman

Group Head of Analytics and Data Enginneering - Pets at Home

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

Leanne Kim Fitzpatrick

Data Science Manager at TalkTalk

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

David Walters

Digital, Data and Technology Investor - MSIF

Kyle thoroughly understands the market dynamics of the data industry and has helped me to build truly talented science teams. Kyle strikes exactly the right balance for a recruiter. Never too pushy and always quietly confident of his subject matter – data science and Al. I got to know Kyle as part of the data leaders of the North roundtable that he curated. Kyle brought together his network of regional data leaders and demonstrated his highly professional ability to help data thought leaders to influence the data science and Al agenda across the region.”

Nick Latocha

Director, Business Intelligence, Analytics & Insights - CHEP

I’ve known Kyle for a few years now and he’s one of a few recruiters I always recommend. Kyle has great brand and is known across the data community. He has in-depth knowledge of data recruitment and this shows in his events and podcasts. I’ve often turned to Kyle for advice and he’s been more than willing go the extra mile and help out. Overall, he’s a good, down to earth bloke who has his client’s and candidates’ best interests at heart!”

Gareth Powell

Insight and Analytics Director at TalkTalk Group

I’ve participated in Kyle’s Data Leaders event for the last couple of years. He has a real passion for the world of analytics, and he has created a great community in amongst Manchester ( and the North’s) data leaders. The forum has a consistent group of members and therefore is a very open environment. Topics are always on point, well-researched and democratically arrived at. Hats off to Kyle for creating such a great platform for us all to benefit from.”

Nick Clarke

Head of Social Care - Grant Thornton

I have worked with Kyle a couple times. Firstly, he is attentive and keen to fully understand a client’s requirements for a role and then only sends through a few selective and appropriate candidates for it. Rather than just sending a mass of CV’s that clearly aren’t appropriate for the role requirements. I would say really getting to know his clients, their requirements, where they want to go and building a strong relationship from there is his key strength. Always been a pleasure working with him.”

Amro Safadi

Head of Data Science - Auden

Kyle is a dedicated and very knowledge recruiter. Always pleasure to work with, and you can rely on him acquiring top talents.”

Steven Ruane

Data Architect at

I connected with Kyle after he mailed me on here regarding a couple of roles. I was very happy in my role but Kyle’s knowledge of the role and the company for whom he was recruiting, enthusiasm and the fact the he truly understands what’s required of a data professional made me agree to be put forward. I now have a dream role at for which I’m truly grateful to Kyle. Comms were excellent throughout the process and I was fully apprised of all developments. Kyle was honest and transparent throughout the whole process and I’d recommend to anyone seeking data people to get in touch with him.”

Ben Wilson

Data Engineer - Auden

I reached out to Kyle after seeing a role he was recruiting for. He was very knowledgable about the role and business – with a clear passion for recruiting professionals into roles for them. He was always available throughout the process and kept in touch at appropriate times. Would throughly recommend Kyle and cannot thank him enough for his help in securing me my current role.”

Georgi Kanchev

Data Scientist - lntechncia

Kyle was able to show an impressive skill set as a recruiter during my interactions with him. He was helpful, insightful and generally always available to answer my questions and address my concerns. He was also eager to show proactive support and take charge when necessary. Our relationship remained mutually beneficial throughout and I am pleased to stay in touch with him. I am looking forward to any future dealings with Kyle.”

Georgi Kanchev

Data Scientist - lntechncia

Kyle was able to show an impressive skill set as a recruiter during my interactions with him. He was helpful, insightful and generally always available to answer my questions and address my concerns. He was also eager to show proactive support and take charge when necessary. Our relationship remained mutually beneficial throughout and I am pleased to stay in touch with him. I am looking forward to any future dealings with Kyle.”

Neil Underwood

Data Engineer at PwC UK

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

Arshan Iqbal

Analytical Training Consultant - Experian

I am particularly impressed with Kyle as he has been incredibly supportive, conscientious and constructive in helping me find my next role. He demonstrated honesty and integrity in the recruitment process and facilitated discussions with the employer that helped understand the role and negotiate terms to better meet my requirements. I am looking forward to staying in touch – great doing business with you!”