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.”

 

– ENDS –

 

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 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

Meet Ash Budden – Nakama Sydney’s Senior Consultant – Client Services & Digital Marketing

Ash Budden Sydney

Name:  Ash Budden    

Title: Senior Consultant

Which Nakama Global office do you work within? Sydney

What sector do you specialise in? Client Services, Digital Marketing, Social, Online Acquisition and Strategy

What are you known for professionally? Larrikin, Loud, Approachable

What do you love about recruitment? PEOPLE, the fast-paced ever changing environment

What intrigues you most about your sector? The emergence and continued evolution of digital, innovation and tech. In addition, it’s always interesting to notice trends in the market around how businesses are slowly, but surely, moving in to digital.

What’s the next big development in your sector? Even though ‘disruption’ is a very commonly used term in the industry, the reality is that digital will eventually be the ‘only’ way to move forward. With the ever-changing market, and the evolution of digital, there is bound to be innovation on a scale that we haven’t yet witnessed, or envisaged! 

What’s the coolest thing you’ve done while being in your city? Track days on my Ducati and Skydiving

What would be impossible for you to give up? Football!! The one youonly use your feet to play!

What is your social media channel of choice? Facebook, however, over the last few years, LinkedIn has definitely come in at a very close second.

Any hidden talents/hobbies you want to let us know about? Massive football fan, motorcycle enthusiast, travelling, movie and beach buff. Also able to consume copious amounts of coffee!

If you’d like to speak to Ash Budden – Consultant – Client Services & Digital Marketing about a role E: ABudden@nakamasydney.com or P: +61 (2) 9221 0060

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

Meet Mirella – Senior Consultant for UX/UI & Snr Digital Marketing & Product Roles

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The Nakama Melbourne Team is growing! Meet Mirella Di Iorio, Senior Consultant for UX/UI & Senior Digital roles across Marketing & Product.

What sector do you recruit for:

Digital – UX/UI and Senior Digital roles across Marketing and Product

What are you known for professionally? 

With a background spanning over fifteen years across digital, marketing and creative environments, both as an Industry Professional and Recruitment Consultant, I enjoy partnering with both clients and candidates to arrive at successful outcomes. I am known for my contacts and networks within the Melbourne Market.

What do you love about recruitment?

I love that everyday is different; I get to meet the most innovative and interesting people. I am excited about the prospect of helping agencies and organisations find great talent to enrich their business and marketing goals.

What intrigues you about the world of Digital Marketing, Creative & Technology?

I find that it is fast paced and all ways changing, it attracts highly creative and skilled people that blow me away with their skills and knowledge

What’s the coolest thing you’ve seen or done while in Melbourne – what do you love about the city?

I have been involved in many cool events such as fashion shows, art exhibitions and music events, bringing together independent artists and performers to the public domain. I love that Melbourne supports the arts, it’s both dynamic and cosmopolitan and just a really cool place to live!

What would be impossible for you to give up?

I really love chocolate and would hate to give it up!

What is your social media channel of choice? 

LinkedIn!

Any hidden talents you want to let us know about? 

Trained Dancer & Fine Artist

 

If you’d like to speak with Mirella about a role connect via LinkedIn or you can email your CV and Portfolio to Mirella  at mdilorio@nakamamelbourne.com 

Our Sydney team is growing: Meet Dan – Consultant for Social Media & Digital Client Services

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What were you doing before joining Nakama in Sydney? 

I spent five years in end-to-end retail recruitment. Previous to that I was in the hospitality industry for 12 years!

Why did you choose to move to Sydney?

I chose Sydney because I wanted a lifestyle change. The people are really friendly, there’s so much to do and I get to live by the beach with year round great weather. What else do you need in life?

What’s the coolest thing you’ve done since being in Australia?

I dived the Great Barrier Reef and climbed the Harbour Bridge, two things I’ve wanted to do for a really long time. I’m a bit of an adrenaline junkie, so I really want to go bungie jump and maybe even a parachute jump might be on the cards sometime soon!  Also you can’t come to Australia and not try surfing. I’ve also bumped into many kangaroos, which never gets old but still yet to catch a Koala.

What was the hardest part about leaving England? 

Leaving my friends and family behind was pretty hard but I think leaving Casper my Labrador was probably the hardest thing I have ever had to do. Oh and the cat but I don’t think she really misses me all that much.

Why did you decide to enter Recruitment & what do you love about it now? 

It was a complete accident a Resourcer job I took turned into a career in Recruitment.  Once I started Recruitment I loved meeting so many new people every day. Plus you’re always learning regardless of how long you’ve been recruiting and generally every day is different.

What are you known for professionally? 

The person who is really loud & keeps people entertained in the office. Aside from this I like to keep candidates on side and have their best interests at the forefront. I had a great desk in retail and it was always nice to have a lot of them come back to see me or recommend me to others.

What are you doing when you’re not working? 

I’m usually out socialising, at the gym or at the beach seeing as it is at the end of my road. I love my films as well and although the music scene in Sydney is not as good as the UK theres nothing better than live music. 

What would be impossible for you to give up? 

My friends!! What else do you have if you don’t have friends?? Besides them ice cream is probably a very close second.

If you’d like to speak with Dan about a role in Social Media or Digital Client services – email: dfitzpatrick@nakamasydney.com

Nakama London is Growing! Meet Eimear – Resourcer – Technology

Eimear Walsh

Name: Eimear Walsh

Title: Resourcer – Technology 

Sector you recruit for: Technology

What are you known for professionally? Coming from a Speech and Language Therapy background, I’m known for my strong communication skills!

Why did you want to pursue a career in recruiting for the Technology sector? I’ve always had a keen interest in Tech and also in people. As such recruitment with in the Tech sector is a ideal marriage of these two interests.

What intrigues you about the world of Digital/Techology? Everything!! I’ve always had a keen interest in the area but now that I’m becoming more immersed and I’m learning more, my intrigue has been heightened to new levels.

What’s the coolest thing you’ve done while being in London? My sister managed to wangle some VIP tickets for the Alexander McQueen exhibition in the V&A which was pretty amazing! 

What would be impossible for you to give up? Coffee…. I’ve tried and failed! 

What is your social media channel of choice? Instagram

Any hidden talents you want to let us know about?  I’ve been know to pick up a guitar and attempt some bad covers… But what I lack in talent, I make up for in enthusiasm.