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Meet the MBN Leadership & Operations Team

Michael Young
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Michael Young

Chief Executive Officer
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Michael is the head of the MBN group of businesses.

As CEO, Michael's vision for an integrated People Solutions business has seen us achieve tremendous growth over the course of the last few years.

His passion for Insight and Analytics and his extensive network of related industry contacts has seen MBN power ahead in this important and growing sector.
Paul Forrest
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Paul Forrest

Non Executive Chairman
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Paul is an experienced business strategist and board advisor.

He joined the MBN board to help establish the platform for growth and focuses on the development of the senior team, management practices and MBN's core focus around Insight and Analytics.

Paul's background supports the central pillars of MBN's growth strategy and frequently means Paul steps in to support work with MBN's strategically important accounts.
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Russell Dalgleish

Non Executive Director
Russell Dalgleish
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Russell is an accomplished and driven executive possessing an entrepreneurial flair with a successful track record in establishing new business and nurturing blue chip accounts on a global basis. He has over 16 years international recruitment sector expertise.

He splits his time between his home in Scotland and his various business interests in London. Today, Russell uses his experience, contacts and market knowledge to assist companies to grow to their full potential through vision and strategy creation built on a foundation of trust, consistent dialogue and shared inspiration.
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Peter Docherty

Managing Director
Peter Docherty
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Peter has been with MBN since incorporation in 2007 and has successfully built a high performing team within MBN.

Reporting directly to the board, Pete concentrates his efforts on developing the strength of MBN’s recruitment teams to maximise growth, retention of top consultants and also to ensure that the business continues to develop its management practices.
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Steve Holmes

Finance Director
Steve Holmes
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Steve is an experienced financial management professional and provides the support, structure and guidance to ensure MBN's business finances are able to support and empower our growth.
Robin Huggins
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Robin Huggins

Director of Academy & Client Services
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Rob’s role as MBN’s Director of Academy & Client Services capitalises on almost 15 years of award winning recruitment experience and the provision of complex staffing solutions.

Most of his experience has been gained in the areas of Technology, Analytics and Digital Engagement and has involved participation in strategically important client initiatives for some of the biggest brands in business.

As Director of Academy & Client Services, Robin’s role combines elements of strategic business development, Operations Management, leadership of the MBN Insight and Analytics team and Training and Development manager for the business.

Following on from graduate studies in Politics and Psychology and Post-Graduate studies in Human Resource Management, he entered the recruitment sector in 1999 and has been with MBN since 2010.
Alan Wilson
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Alan Wilson

Head of HR Operation and Compliance
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Alan is a graduate of Caledonian University with a First Class Honours Degree in Histroy and Sociology. Alan then progressed on to studying a Masters in Human Resource Management.

With a background in high performing team development and organisational design and development, Alan joins MBN to help the business to build on the last five years exceptional performance and to facilitate both a rapid scaling of the MBN’s back office and operations capabilities to support our growth and to help develop our talented top team of consultants.
Georgia Boyle
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Georgia Boyle

Business Administration Manager
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Since joining MBN in 2014, Georgia has transitioned across a variety of roles making her a key player within the business.

Georgia’s focus is overseeing the sales support function, overall office management and marketing and events.
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Lauren Marshall

Recruitment Process Lead
Lauren Marshall
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Lauren has been a key member of the MBN team since joining in 2012.

After completing her Psychology Masters Lauren has worked her way up to Recruitment Process Lead leading a team across all aspects of recruitment with a key focus on candidate attraction and account management.

Lauren manages a number of key accounts nationwide covering all aspects of Big Data, Analytics, Information Technology and Digital.
Ashleigh Elliott
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Ashleigh Elliott

Marketing and Community Lead
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Ashleigh is our Marketing & Community Lead. Ashleigh brings a wealth of events and marketing experience to MBN as we build on our position as a trusted partner and community builder in the world of Data Science & Technology.

Using her creative spark, Ashleigh will be responsible for MBN’s marketing strategy as we continue to grow our business.
Joshua Smith
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Joshua Smith

Principal Consultant
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Josh is a now a Principal Consultant at MBN after delivering flawless results since 2011.

Josh is a graduate of the University of Glasgow where he studied Politics.

Josh works across the Web / Digital Analytics sphere with a focus on new client development, niche candidate selection and client relationship management.

Josh recruits across areas such as Web/Digital Analytics, SAS, R & SPSS Analysts, Customer Insight Analytics, Statistical Modelling, Econometrics and Data Science..
Kristopher McFadyen
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Kristopher McFadyen

Principal Consultant
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Kris is a graduate of Bellevue University, USA where he was on a soccer scholarship and obtained his degree in Sports Management & Business Administration.

Kris is now a Principal Consultant after delivering outstanding results over the past year.

Kris is recognised as being one of the leading recruitment experts across the Data, Analytics & Business Intelligence sectors.
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Mari Evans

Principal Consultant
Mari Evans
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Mari graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences.

Mari is a Principal Consultant delivering results in the Software Development, IT and Digital sector.

Areas of specialist expertise include Web Developers (Front-End and Back-end), Mobile Developers, Software Engineers, QA Engineers, Project/Account Managers, Web designers, UX Designers, DevOps, Infrastructure engineers, Technical Managers / Leads, Technical Directors etc and Digital Marketing.
David Henderson
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David Henderson

Principle Consultant
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David is now Principle Consultant with MBN due to his persistent performance of placing candidates and securing new clients since joining the MBN Academy in 2017.

David is an Analytics recruitment specialist with a particular interest in, and focus on, Digital/Web Analytics, Data Science, Econometrics and Customer Insight Analytics in both a contract and permanent capacity.
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Greta Pauzaite

Finance Administrator
Greta Pauzaite
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Originally from Lithuania, Greta moved to Scotland in 2012 and is now currently studying for a BSc. Degree in Mathematics.

Greta is responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable, bookkeeping and credit control. She closely analyses financial transactions to ensure they comply with financial policies and procedures, in addition to providing administrative and accounting support to the Finance Director.
Stephen Hill
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Stephen Hill

Executive Consultant
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Stephen joined the MBN Academy in 2017 and graduated to Executive Consultant early 2019.

Stephen is a specialist consultant who has a particular focus on providing exceptional Engineering Managers, Software Engineers, DevOps Engineers, QA Engineers across Scotland, with a focal point on Edinburgh & Glasgow.
Rasiba Norin
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Rasiba Norin

Executive Consultant
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Rasiba joined MBN in 2016 and was promoted to Executive Consultant in 2019. Her focus is on the Technology and Data Science Markets, across the UK and Europe.

Rasiba prides herself on providing an exemplary candidate and client experience and has recruited successfully at a number of seniority levels, from Associate/Junior to ‘Head of’ across both large Enterprises and SME’s. She now manages a number of key MBN accounts and covers permanent and contract recruitment across Data Science, Development, Architecture, Big Data, Cloud and Emerging Technologies.
Gary Peebles
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Gary Peebles

Executive Consultant
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Gary joined MBN Academy in 2016 and has placed a wide range of Data, Technology and Insight professionals in a host of companies from Start Ups to household names.

Gary particularly specialises in Insight and Data Science recruitment across the UK.