Meet the Team
Michael started MBN to deal with what he perceived as a weakness within the recruitment industry and its lack of deep domain expertise in the areas of data, analytics and technology. 15 years on, MBN is a hugely successful and market leading provider of People Solutions to disruptive and fast moving businesses seeking the very best talent to support their strategic intent.
MBN’s success has come about through leadership and passion to collaborate and build communities of stakeholders. In recent years this has been evidenced through organising and facilitating two of the UK’s most compelling networking groups: Scotland Data Science & Technology and Blockchain Scotland Meet-Up Group. With such groups playing a pivotal role in helping to surface unmet clients’ needs and helping to build links with an enhanced candidate pool, he has also used this as a platform for growth by hosting events such as ScotChain, CityChain and Data Talent 2.0.
Outside of MBN, he continues to act as an advisor and mentor to a number of start-ups, charities and third-sector organisations and have provided support to many government agencies seeking to understand the evolving complex landscape of Data Talent Acquisition.
Pete’s the Managing Director and has been working with MBN since almost the start of our journey. As our resident diplomat, he keeps us holding fast and going in the right direction. He’s got his hands firmly on the wheel and his eyes on the horizon. He always knows where we’re going and why we’re going there. He’s a master of detail and the wide ranging strategic perspective. Simply put, Pete gets it.
RobinHugginsClient Services DirectorRobin@mbnsolutions.com
Rob’s our Client Services Director. It’s been almost 15 years and he’s still the smiling face that our clients know and love. Whether it’s ensuring excellence in our engagement model or presenting at one of our events, Rob is often the first MBN face that people see. He’s pretty good, too. So good that he’s been recognised as one of the hundred most influential people in the UK Data Industry...twice.
If Pete knows which direction we’re heading, Fiona’s the reason any of this works at all. As our Operations Manager she keeps everything running smoothly, the train on the tracks, the gunpowder dry. You get what we’re saying.
KristopherMcFadyenHead of Data Science, Engineering and AnalyticsKris@mbnsolutions.com
Kris is our Head of Data Science, Engineering and Analytics. His knowledge of the data market is up there with the best of them and he’s probably more connected than anyone we know. He makes sure we put the best data professionals in the best data jobs across a variety of service lines.
JoshuaSmithClient Acquisition LeadJosh@mbnsolutions.com
Josh is our Client Acquisition Lead. He also listens to (very) heavy metal. On the MBN frontlines for a decade, he’s seen it all (and I mean it all). Day to day he’s collaborating with market-leading clients and helping them transform their businesses with the best in data and analytics talent. Ask him about his pug.
LaurenGoodfellowHead of Talent, Performance and DevelopmentLauren@mbnsolutions.com
Lauren’s the Head of Talent Performance and Development. She’s a super recruiter. A kind of all Power Rangers combined force in the data and technology world. Lauren’s role sees her pass on many years of best practice to the rest of the business whilst continuing to deliver the excellence that she’s renowned for.
Greta’s our Financial Controller and head bean counter. She makes sure we all get paid and that everything gets paid for. Everyone at MBN is important but without Greta we couldn’t eat, so she’s right up there with one of the most important people we know. She’s a whizz at maths, stats, numbers and all things spreadsheet-related.
NikolaRegulaBusiness Support CoordinatorNikola@mbnsolutions.com
Nikola’s our Business Support Coordinator. She’s the glue that keeps us all together. Nikola helps deliver high-value projects across MBN and MBN Academy. Most of us would be lost without her, cheers Nik.
BethanyRodgers-RintoulCustomer Solutions StrategistBethany@mbnsolutions.com
Bethany (not Beth, it’s never Beth) is our Customer Solutions Strategist. As part of our marketing department, Bethany focuses on post-sale customer management to make sure we're giving our customers everything they need. She's also led workshops on diversity and inclusion, employability and upskilling across the UK. She has a cat and pretty much everyone worth knowing likes cats.
Mo’s been in the data science game since 2016. He specialises in working with start-ups and scale ups and is connected to some of the best of the best in UK data science. If you want someone that understands the future of data science with your best interest at heart, email him. Like, now.
DarrenMoffatPrincipal Contract ConsultantDarren@mbnsolutions.com
Darren specialises in providing contract solutions to data and technology talent challenges. If you need to know anything about contractors, contracting or navigating the world of IR35, Darren’s your guy. There’s more than one story of Darren placing people within 24 hours of getting a call from one of his clients. For him, best-in-breed isn’t a buzzword, it's his contact list.
Oliver has spent a number of years recruiting in the data and analytics market across the UK, particularly with London clients. He loves to focus on traditional data analytics recruitment across Data Management, Business Intelligence and Insights and Risk.
Euan’s a data engineering recruitment specialist who works with experts in Python, SQL and Cloud development, every day. Euan works the London market and supports our clients throughout the UK and beyond with expertise in this fast-growing sector.
Katarina's a data science recruitment specialist who focuses on the Scottish market. Katarina is passionate about building strong relationships with clients and connections and is invested in supporting women in data.
Marcus works on Data Engineering recruitment across Scotland. He joins MBN with a wealth of recruitment experience gained from numerous technology sectors and prides himself on delivering the best possible experiences to both candidates and clients.
Pinto is a highly experienced Data Recruiter and Talent Advisor with vast experience of providing clients with key hires that enhance customer experience & business performance in areas such as Data Science & Analytics, Engineering, Machine Learning, AI and Robotics.
He has extensive experience working in both European and US markets and will focus on expanding MBN’s German client portfolio and community.
Alex specialises in providing contract solutions to data and technology talent challenges. Operating on both a national and an international basis.
With expertise across Data & Technology, with a focus on Cloud & Data Engineering across the UK & Europe, he is the partner of choice for individuals and organisations who need immediate access to best-in-class contract and interim resources.
RussellDalgleishNon Executive DirectorRussell@mbnsolutions.com
Russell is our Non Executive Director. He’s a serial entrepreneur and is experienced in nurturing blue chip businesses on a global basis. He has more than sixteen years international recruitment experience and uses his experience, contacts and market knowledge to help companies reach their full potential.
PaulForrestNon Executive ChairmanPaul@mbnsolutions.com
Paul is our Non Executive Chairman and joined the MBN board to help establish a platform for growth and the development of the senior team and management practices. He’s an experienced business strategist and board advisor and his background supports the central pillars of MBN’s growth strategy.
Steve is our Financial Director. He’s experienced in financial management and provides the support, structure and guidance that ensure MBN’s finances support and empower our growth.
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