Meet Sam – Nakama London new Senior Consultant – Data & Analytics

Samuel King


Name: Sam King

Title: Senior Consultant – Data Science and Analytics

Which Nakama Global office do you work within? London (and eventually New York)

What sector do you specialise in? Data Science, Data Analytics

What are you known for professionally? Solid industry knowledge, proactive, enthusiastic, upbeat, never taking myself too seriously, value a strong team work ethic and lead machine!

What do you love about recruitment? Being able to influence and shape careers and a genuine belief I can make them better! The hard work and the reward.

What intrigues you most about your sector? Data and Analytics is ever-changing and I get to speak to some pretty interesting characters.

What’s the next big development in your sector? To take on New York! Data is MASSIVE in the UK but it’s also saturated – and the window of opportunity in the States is where it’s at, as it’s relatively untapped – for now!

What’s the coolest thing you’ve done while being in your city? Star Wars Secret Cinema – it’s INSANE!!!! I also got knocked down by a bus once, which wasn’t so cool.

What would be impossible for you to give up? Cheese and my beard

What is your social media channel of choice? MySpace

Any hidden talents/hobbies you want to let us know about? Sign language, I can also quote every single ‘The Office’ episode, making tea – and I’m the BEST boringly average Oasis hits guitar player you’ll ever meet.

If you’re looking for a Data & Analytics role speak to Sam King – Senior Consultant at Nakama London & New York E: sking@nakamalondon.com P: +44 7568 394 836

Find out more about Digital Recruitment Specialists, Nakama Global by visiting www.nakamaglobal.com 

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PRESS RELEASE: Nakama London prepares for growth with three new hires

Data and Events Marketing hires ensure Nakama London’s future growth plans

 

Nakama Group plc (AIM: NAK), the AIM quoted international recruitment consultancy providing staff for the Web, Interactive, Digital media, IT and Business Change sectors, has appointed three new consultants to the London office across their Data and Analytics and Events Marketing teams. The new hires are a timely response to the strong growth the Group has seen both in these markets and across their London and recently launched New York offices.

Experienced recruitment consultant, Mark Stevenson, joins Nakama London from Salt Recruitment and has been appointed to the position of sales manager. The team also welcomes Samuel King, joining from the consultancy firm Datatech, as a senior consultant. Samuel will be working closely with Mark recruiting for data science and analytics roles across both the London and New York offices. Both new consultants possess a wealth of experience in building data teams both nationally and internationally.

Mark Stevenson commented: “Data is big. It is influencing and disrupting our cities, businesses; transforming the way organisations speak to their customers and to each other. We are able to draw parallels between the London and New York recruitment scenes. Clients here and abroad share the same vision for their data and analytics teams and we are able to connect them with experienced specialist candidates.”

“I totally agree with Mark”, added Samuel King. “The market is experiencing a boom; the world of data science is buzzing and it’s an exciting time to be a part of it. For candidates looking to make the move, there are some truly interesting opportunities emerging across a raft of new industries.”

 

Fiona Craig, also joins the London team from Stopgap, where she will be focused on growing the events marketing and digital marketing roles within the creative agency sector.

“Effective campaigns encompass a multi-channel approach, integrating the online and offline experience”, Fiona added. “I’m excited about joining the

Nakama business as it looks set to further expand from its strong digital heritage within the experiential environment”.

Paul Goodship, Managing Director Nakama London commented:

“Our vision is clearly set for growth. I am very pleased to welcome these new senior hires who will enable Nakama to scale our digital recruitment service lines both in London and New York.”

 

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If you’d like further information on this release or you would like to arrange an interview with Nakama London Managing Director, Paul Goodship – Contact Courtney Walker – Marketing Specialist Nakama London and New York 07505 418 0234

About Nakama Group plc:

Nakama Group plc is a recruitment group of two branded solutions placing people into specialist and management positions:

Nakama operates in the digital, creative, media, marketing and technology sectors all over the world from offices in the UK, Asia, Australia and North America.

The Highams brand specialises in the Financial Services sector, specifically Business Change and IT in Insurance and Wealth Management currently in the UK and Europe.

Nakama Group plc was created in October 2011 through the acquisition of Nakama Ltd UK and its subsidiaries in Hong Kong, Sydney, and Melbourne by AIM listed Highams Systems Services Group plc.

Since forming in 2011, the Group has opened an office in Singapore and New York for Digital, Creative, Media and Marketing.

Our aim is to offer all our services from both our brands in all our locations.

Meet Jamie – Nakama Hong Kong’s Consultant for Technology

Jamie McKay Star Wars

Name: Jamie McKay  

Title: Senior Consultant – Technology

Which Nakama Global office do you work within? Hong Kong

What sector do you specialise in? Software development

What are you known for professionally? Out here it would probably be my accent.

What do you love about recruitment? I like getting to meet new people and find out about the products that my clients create and develop.

What intrigues you most about your sector? I find the software development market interesting; you can see what your candidates/clients – often products that you would use on a day-to-day basis. 

What’s the next big development in your sector? Mobile development is only going to get bigger in Hong Kong with start-ups popping up everywhere.

What’s the coolest thing you’ve done while being in your city? Clockenflap festival was really good last year! But hikes most weekends are pretty cool.

What would be impossible for you to give up? Having fun.

What is your social media channel of choice?  Big fan of Instagram!

Any hidden talents/hobbies you want to let us know about? I like most sports and try and travel as much as possible. Living in Hong Kong makes it really easy to do short city breaks often!

If you’d like to speak to Jamie McKay in Hong Kong about a roles in Technology email jmckay@nakamahongkong.com

If you’d like to know more about Digital Recruitment Specialists Nakama Global visit www.nakamaglobal.com 

Meet Jessica – Nakama Hong Kong’s new Consultant for Technology

Jessica Ku HK

Name: Jessica Ku

Title: Consultant – Technology

Which Nakama Global office do you work within? Hong Kong

What sector do you specialise in? Technology

What are you known for professionally? Software development.

What do you love about recruitment? Connecting with new people on a daily basis, learning something new everyday in recruitment and the Technology market.

What intrigues you most about your sector? There are so many exciting IT startups in Hong Kong, Technology is always changing and is constantly fast-paced which is really exciting.

What’s the next big development in your sector? Hong Kong is still in the early stages of growing its ecosystem to support startups; it would be a catalyst and energise more entrepreneurs to start companies. VCs pursue opportunities in certain growth sectors such as FinTech, smart cities, and the Internet of Things.

What’s the coolest thing you’ve done while being in your city? I joined the biggest Marathon in Hong Kong, which was a great challenge for me.

What would be impossible for you to give up?
Sleeping….

What is your social media channel of choice? Facebook.

Any hidden talents/hobbies you want to let us know about? My hobby is practicing yoga, especially hot yoga!

If you’d like to speak to Jessica at Nakama Hong Kong about Technology role E: jku@nakamahongkong.com or P: +852 9507 3911

Find out more about digital recruitment specialists Nakama Global by visiting www.nakamaglobal.com 

Meet Sarah – Nakama Sydney’s new Consultant for Innovation & Strategy

Sarah Allen Sydney

Name:  Sarah Allen

Title: Consultant – Innovation & Strategy

Which Nakama Global office do you work within? Sydney

What sector do you specialise in? Innovation and Strategy

What are you known for professionally? Being personal and approachable

What do you love about recruitment? The interesting people that I get to meet and speak to everyday!

What intrigues you most about your sector? How everything is evolving and how technology is changing the way we go about our day-to-day lives.

What’s the next big development in your sector? Human centered design thinking is now becoming a big driver within businesses. They are wanting to push the customer to use a central product / app as a go to, rather than logging in to multiples. This then helps business to understand what the customer’s behaviour is and what’s important to them.

What’s the coolest thing you’ve done while being in your city?Watching the fireworks from a yacht on the Darling Harbour

What would be impossible for you to give up?
My iPhone – even when the battery dies I feel lost

What is your social media channel of choice? Facebook

Any hidden talents/hobbies you want to let us know about? Going to the gym is a big part of my life. Especially enjoy kickboxing and bootcamps (the muddier the better!).

If you’d like to speak to Sarah about a role within Digital Innovation or Strategy E: sallen@nakamasydney.com or M: +61 (0) 472 914 968

To find out more about Digital Recruitment Specialists Nakama Global visit www.nakamaglobal.com

Meet Mark – Nakama London’s new Sales Manager – London & New York

Mark Stevenson

Name: Mark Stevenson

Title: Sales Manager – Data

Which Nakama Global office do you work within? London / New York

What sector do you specialise in? Data & Analytics

What are you known for professionally? Being a Mr Data Data Data

What do you love about recruitment? Helping smart people get exciting jobs

What intrigues you most about your sector? The world of Data, the Internet of Things and machine learning is changing the face of how we interact within business and life in general.

What’s the next big development in your sector? The rise of the machines as IoT becomes ever encompassing

What’s the coolest thing you’ve done while being in your city? Watching my beloved Pompey play in the FA Cup final at Wembley or the Back to the Future Secret Cinema at the Olympic Park. Amazing.

What would be impossible for you to give up?
Noodles, Salt & Vinegar Crisps & Podcasts

What is your social media channel of choice? Twitter @agent_analytics or Instagram @datadatadata

Any hidden talents/hobbies you want to let us know about? A man of many voices any requests?

If you’d like to speak to Mark Stevenson – Sales Manager for Data Jobs get in touch with him by emailing mstevenson@nakamalondon.com M: +44 7814 397 783

If you’d like to know more about Digital Recruitment Specialists Nakama Global www.nakamaglobal.com