Leadership Team

We are led by people with a wealth of experience in recruitment. Our teams of consultants and resourcing specialists who focus on specific skills within our chosen disciplines. Meet the team who are the driving force behind the company today.
     

Simon Clarke - Managing Partner


Simon is one of Harnham’s founding partners and is still very much involved in the day to day management of the business and very proud of the brand and its success to date.

Within his 15 years in specialist recruitment, he has consistently supplied large corporate customers and built a number of successful divisions and companies during this time; he is highly regarded as a well-respected name within the industry.
   Simon Clarke - Harnham
 
 

David Farmer - Senior Partner


David’s career has spanned 10 years in recruitment across the IT, Pharmaceutical and Data & Analytics markets, and is recognised as an expert in the analytics market. His roles have included consultancy for global brands to improve hiring processes and the development of highly successful recruitment campaigns.

As a founding partner of Harnham, David has established teams across Credit Risk and Data & Technology within the UK, alongside setting up an international team to offer the full remit of recruitment services into Germany. 
   David Farmer
 
 

Kat Heague - Partner


Kat started her recruitment career in 2003 focusing on the IT market, working her way up from graduate to a manager with responsibility for leading a team and setting up a new office. 

She joined Harnham and initially focused on developing our Marketing and Insight, and Digital Analytics recruitment offering; working with a variety of customers from SMEs right through to blue chip companies within a range of industry sectors. Kat now heads up our Major Accounts division.
   Kat Heague
 
 

Stephanie Brooks - Senior Vice President


Stephanie brings over 10 years of commercial business development success and technical recruitment expertise to Harnham. She has built three businesses from the ground up and specializes in exceptional delivery to customers across start-ups and large global organisations.

Stephanie joined in 2016 to head the USA business for Harnham Inc. and drive the rapid growth strategy for the region.
   

Stephanie Brooks Harnham

 

 

Alex Hutchings - Director


Alex has over 10 years specialist IT recruitment experience, which has seen him create, and manages large new business teams for some of the UK’s leading IT recruitment firms.

Now, as Director of Harnham’s European business. Alex has established a core team of recruitment specialists, who, together are expanding our presence across Europe. Focussing on the Benelux, Nordics and German regions. His team are all native speakers in their relative markets, with a specialism in Data & Analytics. This mix is what sets us apart from the competition!
   Alex Hutchings
 
 

Mark Bremer - Director


Mark joined Harnham in 2015 after 8 years working for one of the UK’s largest recruitment firms. With a background working across a number of industry sectors his experience has been invaluable in continuing the growth of Harnham.

With over 5 years’ experience within the Contract markets, Marks brief was to expand and develop the team to ensure we continue to offer the full remit of recruitment to our diverse client base.

   Mark Bremer
 
 

Sam Jones - Director


Since graduating from The University of Liverpool in 2008, Sam has specialised in Data & Analytics recruitment and has played a key role in building some of the UKs most successful analytics teams.

He joined Harnham in 2013 to build our Digital Analytics team, and now manages Marketing & Insight as well as Data Science. His teams recruit for clients throughout the country across many industry sectors and are widely recognised as the leading data & analytics recruitment team in the UK.

   Sam Jones
 
  

Emma Reynolds - Head of Finance


Emma qualified with Ernst & Young in 2006 and has subsequently worked as a Financial Controller in the recruitment industry in both the IT and Finance sectors, helping these businesses better understand their financial performance and plan for the future.

She joined Harnham in 2015 as Head of Finance, with responsibility for developing the finance function to support the growing needs of the business. Emma is focussed on improving reporting, processes and financial management to ensure we can continue to meet the challenges of the recruitment market and economic climate.

   Emma Reynolds
 
 

Marcus Headicar - Head of Operations


Marcus started life in the recruitment space as an IT recruitment consultant in 2005. Having relocated back to the UK in 2011 he joined Harnham as a project manager in our operations team.

Now responsible for IT, marketing, facilities and major projects, Marcus is focussed on ensuring the continual improvement of our internal and customer facing systems and processes. Looking ahead, Marcus will have his hands full as we continue our international expansion across the USA and Europe.

   
 
 

Georgina Lansdale - Head of Talent Management


George joined Harnham in 2014 and was initially tasked with setting up our Human Resources and Internal Recruitment functions. Since then, she’s completed a Masters part-time at Kings College London in Human Resources and has emigrated to our New York office.

Currently, George looks after all of Harnham’s HR globally and the Internal Recruitment for our US offices.

 

   

Georgina Howell

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£45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits

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London

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Lead Insight Analyst with a household name within customer analytics

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£30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits

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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

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A leading retail company is looking for a talented insight analyst to join their customer analytics team. Plenty of training and development opportunities!

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£30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits

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London

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A fantastic opportunity to join a well renowned digital brand within their data science team, giving you the ability to advance your data science skills

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£45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits

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London

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Senior Analyst position with a high street retailer! SQL/R/Python

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€55000 - €70000 per annum + remote work

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Madrid

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One of the most innovative real-estate company in terms of Data is looking for a hands-on Head of Data Engineering to join their Madrid office.

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€55000 - €60000 per annum

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Barcelona

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Big Data Developer with Spark + Scala and AWS required to work within the automotive industry in several ambitious projects

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US$160000 - US$190000 per annum + Equity & benefits

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San Francisco, California

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A highly successful and well-funded late stage start up within the life sciences marketing space is looking to grow their Data Science Team.

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US$120000 - US$130000 per year

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Los Angeles, California

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Lead the web analytics function for an advanced independent digital media agency in LA!

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US$100000 - US$110000 per year

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San Francisco, California

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Drive media analytics for a major entertainment client with a growing branch of an international agency.

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Los Angeles, California

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We're working with a top agency in LA to help them find a tag implementation specialist to oversee all their media buys!

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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.

Visit our Blogs & News portal or check out our recent posts below.

MACHINE LEARNING ENTERS BIOINFORMATICS AND ITS FUTURE IS BRIGHT

Machine Learning Enters Bioinformatics and its Future is Bright

Ever wondered how your email system knows which emails to show you and which to put in your junk or spam folder? Enter Machine Learning. It learns what you open and read and after a time can differentiate what you ignore, toss, or move to spam. Now imagine that same type of learning in the life sciences. As scientific advances move toward Data and Machine Learning to scale their knowledge, you can imagine the possibilities. After all, as you read this, trends in the life sciences, specifically with an eye toward bioinformatics showcase machine learning such as genome sequencing and the evolutionary of tree structures. Human and Machine Learning with a Common Goal There has been so much data provided over the past few decades, no mere mortal could possibly collect and analyze it all. It is beyond the ability of human researchers to effectively examine and process such massive amounts of information without a computer’s help.  So, machines must learn the algorithms and they do so in any number of ways. For the most part, it’s a comparison of what we know, or is already in a databank, with the information we have and don’t yet know. Unrecognized genes are identified by machines taught their function. The Future is Bright Machine Learning is giving other fields within the life sciences both roots and wings.  Imagine scientists being able to gain insight and learn from early detection predictions. This type of knowledge is already in play using neuroimaging techniques for CT and MRI capabilities. This is useful on a number of levels, not the least of which is in brain function; think Alzheimer’s Research, for example.  The hurdle? It isn’t the availability of such vast amounts of data, but the available computing resources. Add to that, humans will be the ones to check and counter-check validity which can in turn become more time-consuming and labor intensive than the computer’s original analysis. And it’s this hurdle which leads to a caveat emptor, or “buyer beware” of sorts. Caveat Emptor: Continue to Question Your Predictions In other words, how much can you trust the discoveries made using Machine Learning techniques in bioinformatics? The answer? Never assume. Always double check. Verify. But as you do so, know this. Work is already in progress for next-generation systems which can assess their own work.  Some discoveries cannot be reproduced. Why? Sometimes it’s more about asking the right question. Currently, a machine might look at two different clusters of data and see that they’re completely different. Rather than state the differences, we’re still working on a system that has the machine asking a different kind of question. You might think of it as a more human question that goes a bit deeper.  Imagine a machine that might say something noting the fact that some of the data is grouped together, but if different, it might say while it sees similarities, but am uncertain about these other groups of data. They’re not quite the same, but they’re close.  Machine Learning is intended to learn from itself, from its users, and from its predictions. Though a branch of statistics and computer science, it isn’t held to following explicit instructions. Like humans, it learns from data albeit at a much faster rate of speed. And its possibilities are only getting started. Want to see where Bioinformatics can take your career? We may have a role for you. If you’re interested in Big Data and Analytics, take a look at our our current vacancies or contact one of our recruitment consultants to learn more. For our West Coast Team, call (415) 614 - 4999 or send an email to sanfraninfo@harnham.com.  For our Mid-West and East Coast Teams, call (212) 796 - 6070 or send an email to newyorkinfo@harnham.com.

Why Texas is the place to be for technology jobs

Why Texas is the place to be for technology jobs The big data market is heating up the world over, and perhaps no more so than in Texas. The Dallas, Austin and Houston areas in particular are experiencing a massive boom in big data jobs, with many large tech companies making the move from Silicon Valley to enjoy all that Texas has to offer. But why the shift towards the southern state, and what does it mean for candidates looking big data jobs and broader technology roles? Tax-free Texas The Texan market is looking increasingly lucrative for both young start-ups and established tech companies alike.  One of the most significant factors in this rapid growth is the favourable tax conditions in the state. There’s no corporate or individual income tax, with Texas ranking 47 out of 50 states when it comes to taxes paid per $1,000 of personal income. As California tax rates hitting up to 10.84 for corporations and 12.3% for individuals, it’s understandable that entrepreneurs and big business alike are looking to the southern state for bigger breaks on tax day. On top of this, Texas offers favourable funding and regulatory conditions for young and growing businesses, providing a ‘pro-business’ environment for corporations to thrive. Texas State offers billions of dollars in incentives to businesses every year, providing all the more reasons for those in the technology industry to think hard about making the move. With a state government that celebrates business and provides easy to navigate laws and regulations, many businesses find the transition from Silicon Valley to Austin smooth and seamless. As organisations in San Francisco are priced out of the area, some of the nation’s top talent are moving to pastures greener – and for many, that means Texas. The living is easy On top of the tax breaks gained when moving to Texas, many movers and shakers experience a favourable quality of life. The cost of living is low – for example, the median home value in Austin is $321,600 compared to San Francisco’s $1,1943,300 – with relatively cheap utilities and the second-largest GDP in the nation. The market is robust, which has resulted in money being poured back into cities and communities to make them more attractive to businesses and young families. People can move to Austin and get more bang for their buck than they can in many other parts of the country, enjoying not only a booming technology market, but also superior housing and affordable living. Add in a comfortable climate and famously friendly locals and you’ve got a part of the country that is becoming increasingly appealing to even the most seasoned technology professionals. Technology is taking off Texas is huge when it comes to the technology industry. There was a 41.4% jump in technology industry employment between 2001 and 2013, resulting in large numbers of jobs being taken up across Austin and the wider state. And in 2016 alone, Texas added a huge 11,000 new technology jobs to its market, ranking it second of the 50 states in tech industry employment. The tech hub of Austin alone is home to employers such as Dell, Apple, Microsoft and Samsung, plus an increasingly significant number of start-ups peppering the landscape with innovation. There are a range of incubators and universities that feed into the city’s talent pool, with Austin ranking third in the list of US cities providing the most technology jobs in 2017. However, such growth doesn’t stop Austin and its other Texan counterparts from being a friendly and accessible place to work. There is less of the cut-throat nature that comes with tech in Silicon Valley, and more of a community, collaborative approach. Meanwhile, Dallas-Fort Worth is enjoying being the second-largest data center market in the country, offering an abundance of big data jobs to savvy business people.  Working in Texas Much of the Texas technology market is geared towards candidates currently, with more jobs than skilled employees to fill them. Companies are doing more to attract top talent to Texas, including offering generous benefits packages, relocation allowances and flexible work conditions, and the expectation is that this market will only continue to grow. If you’re looking for technology jobs in Austin or further afield in Texas, we might have just what you’re looking for. Take a look at our US data and technology jobs here.