Data & Analytics Executive Search

Building industry leading data and analytics leadership teams

executive search & LEADERSHIP SERVICES

Harnham are the global leaders in Data & Analytics recruitment.

We support global corporations through to ambitious local start-ups, so whether you need a Chief Data Officer in London, a VP of Data Security in New York, or a Head of Analytics in Frankfurt we can help your organisation achieve your business goals.


Harnham’s global network of Data talent is unparalleled. We have successful track record of recruiting and advising companies on data and analytics leadership issues across the following roles:

Chief Data Officers, Chief Analytics Officers, Heads of Data Science, Customer Analytics, Marketing Analytics, Product Analytics, Risk Analytics, Fraud Management and Prevention Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data Governance and Data Architecture.


Our team is made up of specialist consultants from all over the world, ensuring that each assignment benefits from deep sector expertise, globe-spanning networks and personalised, face-to-face service.

Whether it be Data Science, Marketing & Insight, Risk Analytics, Data & Technology or Digital Analytics, our global team can support hiring that needs a diverse sets of skills needed to succeed in a data-driven world.


Sam Jones – Partner / SVP, USA

Sam joined Harnham in 2012 to set up the Digital Analytics team, having previously worked at two other specialist Data & Analytics agencies. Following the Digital Analytics team success, he managed Marketing & Insight, Corporate Accounts and set up the Data Science Team. Having been made a Partner in the business in 2019, Sam is now an SVP in the US business and is leading the growth of our New York office. 

Mark Bremer – Director, UK
With over 10 years recruitment experience Mark joined Harnham in 2015 progressing from Senior Manager to Director. Mark is currently responsible for the day to day management of the UK Permanent and Contract business, alongside the strategy for developing and executing growth for the team.

Stephanie Brooks - Senior VP, USA
Stephanie brings over 10 years of commercial business development success and technical recruitment expertise to Harnham. She has built three successful businesses and specialises in exceptional delivery to customers across start-ups and large global organisations. Stephanie joined in 2016 to head the USA Central and West Coast businesses for Harnham Inc. and drive the rapid growth strategy for the region.

McElla Pappas – VP, USA
McElla has spent her career in technical recruitment and during her time in the industry has developed two businesses from the ground up. She is experienced in building high performing recruitment teams in very technical markets, focusing on customer service and delivery.

Harnham blog & news

With over 10 years experience working solely in the Data & Analytics sector our consultants are able to offer detailed insights into the industry.

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The Dialogue: IR35 - What You Need To Know

For the latest episode of The Dialogue, Associate Director Dan Lewis sat down with Andy Dagnall from Contract insurance specialists Kingsbridge to talk all thing IR35. Here's what we learnt: - Understanding your current workforce and who your contractors are should be the first step for any business looking into IR35.  - Businesses should be set up better now there has been a delay. Getting IR35 right in the current economic is so much more important than it was the first time round. - Blanket bans on contracting don't factor in the risks of projects not being completed and loss of talent.  - The Public Sector tried blanket bans and they didn't work. They've now bounced back by embracing a new way of working.   - There are online tools to help determine a contractor's status in regards to IR35 and Harnham have our own tool for this stage of the process.  - Collaboration will be key for both businesses and contractors. Working with third parties will help make the process easier.  - It is almost essential that contractors take out insurance to mitigate the risk of a wrongful determination.  - Status determination can change throughout a project. An inside determination at one stage of a project won't necessarily stay that way for the duration.  - Contractors will have more trust in businesses that have a robust process in place.  - Contractors can get a working practices review done now so they can approach recruiters or businesses with an understanding of where they will fall with IR35.  - The most important thing in a status determination is being honest.  - And much, much more.  You can watch the full conversation below:

Is Contract Work For You?

Remote work. Working from home. Flexible options. Contract work. The opportunities are endless in every industry when it comes to ways to work, but for Data professionals, its benefits are expounded. Consider this. You’ve been in the Machine Learning vertical for a number of years, but your interests are drawn towards Robotics. How do you make the leap? How do you know it’s for you? What if you could ‘try before you buy’? If the current job climate has you reassessing where you are and where you want to be, you may want to think about contract work. It gives you the perfect opportunity to join a new project, lead a new project, or recharge yourself with new ideas from a different location. Three Benefits of Contract Work Demand – Data professionals are always in high demand, and those with the balance of technical and soft skills have an even higher Steady Pay - Steady daily, weekly, or monthly pay for a finite amount of time.Flexibility – While how we work has changed, there are still elements of flexibility to entice even the most flexible options.  The three options above may not seem like much in the grand scheme of things these days, but imagine the possibilities.  It may seem like the best option is to keep your head down and hold on tight, but let’s imagine a scenario. You’re facing a problem at work that you’ve been trying to solve for weeks or months. You can feel an answer forming, but there’s something blocking you. The problem needs to be solved, but it’s something you can take a break from. Vacation is out of the question. After all, where would you go? Now, let’s imagine there’s a company who needs someone with your expertise. It’s a different project. A different team. A completely new environment. They don’t need a full-time employee, just someone who can step in and see what the others can’t. Or someone who can step in and lead a team for project of a day, a month, 3-6 months or more.  You join the team and over time, you’re surprised to discover, the answer escaping you from your permanent company has found its way to you. It’s a win-win. You feel refreshed, recharged, and if you’ve done well, you now have a choice. Do you go back to your old company or do you join the new company you’ve been working with for the last few months? Three Things To Be Aware Of In Contract It is, by its very nature, not permanent.Your salary isn’t guaranteed or steady over the course of a year. Flexibility is a double-edged sword giving both contract workers and employers the opportunity to change course at the drop of a hat. Data professionals are not only in demand, but those who have been in the industry for five years or more have more options than most. You are the professionals who can move into Contract work to refresh the way you work, find yourself recharged, and ready for whatever may come your way. You’ve worked with global and local teams on a variety of projects. You’ve joined or lead teams outside your comfort zone. You’ve gotten to experience another vertical within your industry. Where will your next steps take you? If you're looking for your next role in Data & Analytics, Contract or otherwise, we may be able to help. Take a look at our latest opportunities or get in touch with one of our expert consultants to find out more. 

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