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Matthew Jones

Sales Director

Having originally specialised in Data Science recruitment for 8 years, Matt now heads up our UK Data and Tech recruitment teams. Matt was one of the first recruiters in the UK to specialise in placing Data Science roles and has played a key role in curating Xcede’s industry-leading events, roundtables, webinars and thought leadership sessions in the data space. Matt manages a team of consu...

Luke Adams


​With nearly 15 years of experience consulting in the Web Analytics, Product Analytics and Conversion market, Luke is currently our Director of Digital Analytics and Optimisation at Xcede. Luke has worked across a diverse range of organisations — from the UK’s biggest consumer brands to innovative tech start-ups — with a proven track record of building pioneering teams from the ground up. His e...

Natasha McGuiness

Talent Acquisition Lead

​Natasha joins Xcede Group as a Talent Acquisition Lead. She has worked in the recruitment industry for 4 years, with the previous 2 years in a TA role.

Niall Wharton

Sales Manager

​Since setting up Xcede's Data Science and Data Engineering Recruitment offering from scratch back in 2013, Niall has earned nearly a decade of experience recruiting in this specialist area of the data space. Alongside his colleague Matthew, Niall was one of the first UK recruiters to place Data Science roles and has witnessed the industry evolve from the ground up. Being one of the first recru...

Alex Candeland

European Business Manager

​With over a decade of experience working in international recruitment, Alex is now heading up Xcede's Cyber DACH teams Alex is currently expanding our team of specialised consultants focusing on DACH-specific recruitment services. Alex and his team partner with global organisations to locate and select top Information Security and Cybersecurity talent across everything from Information Securit...

Jazmina Durakova

Associate Consultant

​Jazmina joined Xcede in July 2022 as Associate Consultant in the DACH Cybersecurity department. She specialises in identifying and acquiring the best suited candidates for her clients needs. She prides herself on keeping up to date with market information, innovation and news for the thriving cybersecurity market.

Donald Mackay

Principal Consultant

Daniel Mills

Principal Consultant

Daniel joined Xcede in 2020. ​With over 12 years of recruitment experience, he now manages key relationships and delivers to numerous global financial services and consultancy clients. His specialities include security and identity, cloud and DevOps, and Modern Workplace. 

Grace Craigie-Williams


​Grace joined Xcede in our Perm Product team as a Consultant with 3 years of experience working as a 360 recruiter within the Product & Design space.

Will Harris

Senior Consultant

​Will joins our Xcede Software team in our London office as a Senior Consultant. He has more than 2.5 years of experience in recruitment, with over half of that time specialising in tech.

Jake Erlich

Senior Consultant

​Jake joined the Xcede UK Perm Data team with over 4.5 years of recruitment experience.

Eva Makraiova

Associate Consultant

​Eva joined the Xcede DACH team with previous experience within energy recruitment.

Matthew Woods

Principal Consultant

​With 9 years of UX and Design recruitment experience, Matthew joins the Xcede Product team in our London office as a Principal Consultant.

Victoria Gough

Senior Consultant

​Victoria joined the Xcede team in the South African office as a Senior Consultant with over 10 years of global IT and Financial recruitment experience.

Asja Rigonat

Associate Consultant

​Asja joined the Xcede DACH team after recently completing her Masters in Applied Linguistics and Communication.

Sascha Clavadetscher

Senior Consultant

With over 2 years of creative and product freelance recruitment experience, Sascha joins our Product Contract team in our London office as a Senior Consultant.

Luke Frost

Principal Consultant

​Luke joined Xcede as a Principal Consultant with over 4 years of experience in Data recruitment.

Gigo Machitidze

Lead Consultant

​Gigo joined Xcede as a Lead Consultant with 6 years of experience in the recruitment space. He is a 360 technology recruiter who has experience with managing senior stakeholders and focusing on creating a candidate-positive journey.

Daniel Baldock


​Daniel joined Xcede's contract Product team in the London office as a consultant. He has a year of experience specialising in UX/UI.

Richa Patel

Senior Account Consultant

Ailish Kelly

Senior Consultant

​With over 4 years of recruitment experience, Ailish joined our Xcede Software team in our London office as a Senior Consultant. She has worked previously within both the construction and technology space.

Brendan De Beer

Associate Consultant

Brendan joined Xcede in May 2022, focusing on recruiting positions into the Data Engineering space in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, covering various technologies within data pipelining, platforming and streaming.

Minnette Gous

Talent Consultant

​Minnette joined the Xcede Group in Cape Town during January 2022, as a Talent Associate in the Data recruitment division. Although having started her career in legal recruitment, Minnette has quickly applied her mind to the world of data and shown quick success in assisting Data Scientists, Machine Learning Specialists and Data Engineers. She has a great passion for working with people and pri...

Mouna Kaess

Senior Consultant

​Mouna joined Xcede in 2022 as a senior consultant, working in our specialised DACH division. She brings almost 3 years of experience and a track record of recruiting top talent into the German speaking insurance markets.Mouna is currently focused on supporting clients and talent across the Cyber, IT and Information Security space in the German speaking DACH region. She is a native German speak...

Liam Wilson

Principal Consultant

​Liam joined Xcede in January 2022 as a Senior Consultant working across BI, Insight & Analytics. He has since been promoted to Principal Consultant. He has been recruiting into the Data & Analytics space for over 3 years and has a proven track record of placing talent into businesses ranging from some of the UK’s most successful Tech Start-ups to multinational organisations. Liam is cu...

Stephanie Payne

Senior Consultant

​Based in Cape Town, Stephanie joined Xcede as a Senior Talent Consultant in 2021. Stephanie has a background in Commercial Recruitment with a specialist focus on placing commercial talent within South Africa and expat talent into Mozambique, Angola, Botswana, Nigeria, Kenya and Zimbabwe. Working primarily in the FinTech, Financial Services, Insurance, Telecommunication, FMCG, Retail and Media ...

Roger Guzman


​Roger is one of Xcede's Manager's working across the APAC region. Currently heading up our RegTech recruitment division, Roger focuses on the Financial Crime & Compliance software market. Roger works closely with our partners across Asia-Pacific who use machine learning, artificial intelligence, and cyber analytics to combat Cyber Crime and deliver Fraud Prevention solutions. Roger is inte...

James Bull

Talent Principal Consultant

​James joined Xcede's Cyber division as a Principal Consultant in 2016, and recruits for IT security talent across the US. Working alongside Talent, Professional & Managed service offerings, James focuses on the following technical verticals: SOC/CIRT functions; IR/Computer Forensics; Cybersecurity Strategy; SIEM Solutions; Project/Programme Delivery; and CISO/Cyber Thought Leader Executive...

Stavros Tsemekidis


​Based in London, Stavros joined Xcede's Cyber division as an Associate Consultant in 2021. Stavros primarily works on cybersecurity roles, recruiting for candidates and clients across the DACH market.

Jamaine Agyepong

Principal Consultant

​Based in London, Jamaine joined Xcede's Cyber division as a Senior Consultant in 2021 and has since been promoted to Principal Consultant. Jamaine specialises in the recruitment of Post Sales cybersecurity professionals in the USA.

Daniel Klein

Associate Director

Daniel is responsible for partnering with pre-IPO and post-IPO cybersecurity vendors who are looking to develop and expand their presence within the region. Daniel is currently heading up our commercial talent acquisition teams across the UK and Europe. Daniel works with numerous cybersecurity vendors from early phase product conceptualisations through to product commercialisation and IPO. He h...

Jonathan Malone

Principal Consultant

​Jonathan joined Xcede's Cyber division in 2020, and is now one of our Principal InfoSec Recruitment Consultants recruiting into the DACH region. Jonathan primarily works across cybersecurity roles spanning Security Operations Centre, Incident Response, SIEM (Security Information & Event Management) and Digital Forensics. He prides himself on finding exceptional cybersecurity talent for his...

Oliver Thomas

Principal Recruitment Consultant

​As one of our Principal Consultants at Xcede, Oliver has a proven track record of successfully delivering IAM specialists into both German and/or English-speaking sites across the DACH region. With over 6 years of experience in IT recruitment, and over 3 years of experience recruiting into the IAM sector in Germany specifically, Oliver specialises in roles spanning Identity & Access Manage...

Luke Davis


Luke has dedicated his recruitment career to cyber security. Luke joined Xcede's cyber division as a consultant recruiting into the DACH region in 2021 working mainly across consulting and security engineering roles. He possesses a very in-depth knowledge of his market and strives to build long-term relationships with his candidates and clients.

Chloe-Mary Booth

Associate Consultant

​Based in London, Chloe joined Xcede as an Associate Consultant in 2021. Chloe recruits for a variety of IT roles spanning Cloud Computing, Cloud Architecture, and Cloud Development.

Miné Potgieter


​Based in Cape Town, Miné joined Xcede in November of 2021 as an Associate, taking her first steps into the recruitment world. Now, as a 360 Consultant, Miné has an “all-or-nothing” approach and specialises in identifying and acquiring exceptional UI, UX and CX Designers, Engineers and Writers for clients in a variety of industries across the EMEA region. She is passionate about building ...

Liam Flannery

Senior Consultant

​Liam is a Senior Consultant at Xcede, working across the Product market.

Sergio Osman


​Sergio joined as a Consultant sitting within our UK Contract team in 2021. He specialising in data roles recruitng for; Data analysts, Data Engineers, data scientists, insights and reporting consultants.

Kat Baker


​With 15 years of experience in the staffing and recruiting industry, Kat is an experienced Specialist with a proven track record of delivering tailored talent solutions to clients across the EMEA. Kat joined Xcede as a Talent Principal consulting across roles within the EMEA regions in 2020, after spending a year and a half in our Cyber sector specialising in roles across the cyber and informa...

Chris McCabe


​Based in Cape Town, Chris is CloudStream’s Client Services Director recruiting top AWS and Azure professionals across the DACH region. From Talent Acquisition to Managed Services and Digital Solutions, Chris currently specialises in recruiting outstanding talent in many areas of software development, data management and security. With a decade of experience in talent acquisition, Chris has fos...

Helen Graham

Associate Director

Helen joined Xcede in 2020 as our Sales Manager working across Design, UX and Project Delivery roles. In 2022, Helen was promoted to Associate Director. She has been recruiting in the Design space for over 8 years and managing teams for over 5 years, with a proven track record of placing exceptional candidates in a variety of organisations across industry sectors, from pioneering start-ups, to ...

Megan Richards

Talent Consultant

​Located in Cape Town, Megan is one of our expert Contract Talent Specialists at Xcede, continuously building her network of skilled technical contractors and clients across Southern Africa and the Middle East. She is an experienced Talent Acquisition Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the staffing and recruiting industry across the IT space. Primarily, Megan focuses on roles ...

Andrew Morales

Principal Talent Consultant

​Based in New York City, Andrew is heading up Xcede's North American Permanent Recruitment team. Andrew specialises in FinTech roles spanning everything from hedge funds and banks to cryptocurrency and beyond, as well as working alongside numerous Tech clients with a major focus on software development jobs. Andrew ensures every one of his clients and candidates receives a top level of service....

Ben Davis

Talent Director

​As Xcede' Talent Director and Head of our UK Permanent Team, Ben is an expert at placing senior technology managers across leading IT organisations globally. Utilising his 15 years of technology, infrastructure, and financial services staffing experience, Ben is responsible for driving the delivery of the team across a global client base that operates at the cutting edge of the IT industry. Be...

Cameron Wells


​Cameron harnesses his years of experience as an agency recruiter in the UX/ UI Design space to help his clients build exceptional Design & UX teams across Europe, and his candidates secure the best role for their skillset and aspirations. Working primarily across the dynamic Design space, Cameron has proven experience of building successful design teams for a range of clients, from start-u...

Toby Ranson

Business Manager

Toby joined Xcede as our Business Manager across European Contract roles in 2020. As the Head of European contract for CloudStream, Toby’s role is to lead and expand the group’s SAP, MSDynamics, Cloud and Infrastructure delivery into Europe covering Scandinavia, Benelux and the DACH. His teams are split into 3 niche technology divisions, all of which focus within a specific European country: Cl...

Shakir Muhammad

Senior Consultant

​Shakir joined Xcede in 2020, he is a skilled Senior Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the staffing and recruiting industry across the IT space. As his role is delivery focused, Shakir supports the Xcede team on a variety of urgent roles. His primary focus is on contract technology positions across the UK.

Kit Pelham

Senior Consultant

​Kit is Xcede’s Senior Consultant recruiting across the DACH markets. Although he started his career working in Programmatic advertising, Kit soon moved into recruitment in 2018 when he realised that talent acquisition was his passion. Working primarily across roles in the Data Science and BI space, Kit is a focused, motivated, and industry-aware consultant who delivers unique talent solutions ...

Jake Pankhurst

Senior Consultant

​Jake joined Xcede as a specialist Senior Consultant in 2021 to help grow the brand's Software Development delivery into the UK and Europe. Recruiting primarily into the UK market, Jake works on roles covering the entire Cloud Computing and Development spectrum including Java, Python, React, Spring Boot, BootVMware, Citrix, AWS, Azure, GCP, Docker, Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Kubernetes, Openshift a...

Lucas Schrodl

Associate Director

Lucas is one of Xcede’s Associate Directors of the Data Team, working across roles in the Data Science, ML and Big Data Engineering space. Lucas currently specialises in placing Data Science and Big Data candidates across Germany. As one of our bilingual consultants, Lucas has spent the last 3 years building an exceptional network of Data talent, as well as nurturing client relationships across...

Jorden Chan


​As a Consultant at Xcede, Jorden specialises in recruiting for roles across the Performance, Marketing & Analytics space. He also spends some of his time consulting for technology roles across the thriving German market. From front-end to back-end and full-stack roles, Jorden is a versatile, dynamic recruiter who has a proven track record of successfully finding top talent tailored to his ...

Sam Webb

Principal Consultant

​Based in London, Samuel is one of our Principal Technology Consultants at Xcede working across the Nordics market. With experience of working across both niche and broad aspects of software engineering, Samuel has a proven track record of building exceptional software engineering teams from the ground up. Samuel is part of a team that maintains one of the largest JavaScript networks in Europe,...

Jordan Wright

Principal Consultant

​Jordan joined Xcede in 2021 as a Principal Consultant recruiting into the Data Engineering space across Germany. He covers roles spanning various technologies within data pipelining, platforming and streaming, such as Big Data Engineer, Datawarehouse Engineers, Machine Learning Engineer, Hadoop Administrators. Jordan covers a wide variety of areas in the Data Engineering space including Big Da...

Bailey Snow

Managing Consultant

​Joining Xcede as a Graduate in 2018, Bailey soon worked his way up to his current role as a Senior Consultant specialising in Data and Digital Analytics. Sitting within a data recruitment team that is renowned in the UK for their industry-leading events, Bailey’s expertise spans Web, Digital, and Product Analytics. Working across UK data roles from a junior to senior level, Bailey consults for...

Daniel Wexler

Senior Consultant

​Daniel is a Senior Consultant working across roles in the Product Analytics and Data Science space in the UK. He currently sits in Xcede’s data recruitment team, specialising in Product Analytics and Data Science recruitment. Daniel has worked across a variety of sectors and industries, specialising in Digital, Product Analytics and Optimisation at all levels. ​

Andrew Barnett

Associate Director

​With a decade of experience recruiting in the product space, Andrew is currently heading up our UK and Europe Product and Project Management recruitment teams. Leveraging his years of experience consulting for account and project managers, Andrew’s expertise now spans roles across the project management landscape. Andrew tailors each hiring process to ensure his clients gain the top talent in ...

Paul Culmer

Senior Principal Consultant

​With over 15 years of experience working for Xcede, Paul is currently our Senior Principal Consultant in Analytics across the UK and Europe. Leveraging his diverse range of talent acquisition experience, Paul has helped a range of organisations to expand their technology teams. Paul consults on a wide range of analytics-focused roles across all levels, from Customer Insights, Marketing Analysi...

Matthew Rees

Associate Director

Matthew joined Xcede as an Associate Director in 2021 after years of working in the Technology recruitment space in Hamburg and Berlin. As well as working across Permanent roles in Germany, Matthew is currently responsible for leading, nurturing and scaling the department with a full coverage of the German market across Data, Tech, Product and Marketing. Although Matthew primarily recruits for ...