We are a full-service people consultancy and specialist search firm building executive management teams for some of today’s best and brightest global web, tech, social, digital and gaming firms. Working hand-in-glove with founders, VCs and the board, we acquire and develop the people capability you need to bridge those key milestones. From start-up, hyper-growth to exit – plus all points in between and beyond.
Welcome to JD&Co.
For know-how that knows how.
JD&Co. is a dynamic people consultancy and executive search firm blending proven expertise spanning the UK, Europe, US and Asia. Ours is a unique, two-fold take on finding and developing the best people for ambitious firms in the web, tech, social, digital and gaming space. Firms like yours.
Our initial talent health check and plug 'n’ play HR and Recruitment capabilities deliver the long-term, fit-for-purpose people plans you crave. We focus on the overall org design; drive down the time and cost of hiring; implement the right talent technology; champion direct sourcing techniques; manage agency relationships; and promote compelling employer brands/social hiring strategies. In short: we deliver recruitment optimisation for some of the world’s best and brightest ventures.
We take the time to understand your business and people challenges – our talent health check and ‘fit for size’ solutions create the right recruitment ecosystem based on your evolutionary stage.
We help founders, the board, VCs and private equity investors head hunt the executive talent they need to bridge each and every skills gap and evolve their businesses at every stage of commercial evolution from start-up to scale and sale and beyond.
In short: precision, bespoke head hunting that ensures you have the right people in the right seats delivering the right Products and Technology.
Rome wasn’t built in a day – but we can help you get there faster, fitter, with the right people in the right positions for the right reasons.
Our initial talent health check and plug 'n’ play HR and Recruitment capabilities deliver the long-term, fit-for-purpose people plans you need for success. We focus on the overall org design; drive down the time and cost of hiring; implement the right talent technology and direct sourcing techniques. We manage agency relationships; and promote compelling employer brands/social hiring strategies. In short: we deliver recruitment optimisation for some of the world’s best and brightest ventures.
JD&Co. help you audit, engineer, manage, articulate, measure and promote the structure and shape of your organisation for total engagement with the people that make it work today – and the ones who will make it work tomorrow.
This is the tip of our spear – filtering, identifying, attracting, hiring and deploying the right individuals with the right skills for the right position at the right time.
Using proven market intelligence and mapping techniques, we deliver the game-changing people you need across C Suite, operating board level Director and VP functions plus senior marketing, product, analytics, mobile, HR, operations and technology roles.
Specialists in people and business consultancy for VC/private equity-backed technology, gaming, digital and social media organisations, we understand innovation and disruption. Getting the people structures and the employment offer right have a profound and direct impact on your organisation - how it appeals sustainably to the talent you seek and the talent you keep.
Our Board Advisory services help you approach and execute your next stage of growth – from start-up to scale and sale through to putting feet on the street in new territories or markets, senior management mentoring and affiliate partnership development.
We also work closely with hand picked angel investors and private equity funds that help connect game-changing ventures with sympathetic backing.
Some of the things that make us tick…
We’re trusted by some of the most influential – and most disruptive – companies in Our World.
Much of our work is confidential and comes through word of mouth referrals by satisfied clients. If you’d like to test our bona fides, we’ll happily put you in discreet contact with clients who know us and work with us.
You can reach us through any of our social media channels – we’re always ‘on’.
Heck, you could even write us a letter; nobody does that anymore and it makes us feel really special.
We’re an ambitious, expanding business. We’re constantly on the lookout for high potential, non-corporate, non-salesy executive search consultants and experienced HR talent who love solving people challenges. So if you combine an entrepreneurial, geeky outlook with skills that need s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g then let’s talk.
If you’re frustrated by outdated recruitment practices, want to drive better practice and change, would like to collaborate or just shoot the breeze, then come and chat with some like-minded people.
Contact us in confidence at:
Founder & Head Honcho
My Success: Junking outdated recruitment practises... founding and growing two businesses… finding and hiring some of the best talent in tech… liberating my inner geek.
My Escape: I love what I do too much to get many escapes, but my last trip to India was awe inspiring and came back a yogi … weekends are family and healthy food, usually all at the same time.
My Stuff: Someone say ‘Apple’?… all the kit, in fact a one-woman walking office… and you’ll never catch me without ample supplies of coconut water.
My Success: Being part of a rocking talent team and doing the business for my clients. Work doesn’t get much better than that.
My Escape: Outdoors… in the British countryside. Failing that then Watergate Bay in Cornwall – the magical south west! Or give me New York, Rome or London… hey I’m not picky.
My Stuff: Married to a tech freak and an iPad Mini… in that order… oh, plus one toddler and two mad mini Dachshunds… but I don’t drive a Mini.
Head Honcho’s Helping Hand
My Success: Order, order and more order … oh and some planning. I’m a PA for flip’s sake!
My Escape: Got to be Hawaii… peace, tranquillity - with a great city buzz and a big slice of Americana if you want it.
My Stuff: Samsung Galaxy – I’m the only Android-er in the office and proud of it. … plus gossip, gadgets, geek tech and social networking all twang my yang.
Client Services Manager
My Success: Being efficient does it for me … getting the job done and done right.
My Escape: Greece… Santorini being my fave island and we’ll visit family in the region every year… the great food always means I’ll bring back some happy extra baggage.
My Stuff: My baby… and my music… the latter all lives on my precious iPhone… listening to a lot of Ed Sheeran at the moment. Nice!
Head of Talent
My Success: I love what I do so it never feels like work… helping my clients attract great people and flourish gives me the biggest kick
My Escape: Watching the wild dolphins swim into the bay at Monkey Mia in western Australia… you just leave the world behind.
My Stuff: My iPad Mini… Salt 'n’ vinegar crisps… bottle of water. That was easy.
Talent & People Advisor
My Success: Getting professionally qualified wasn’t easy but what it has brought is just brilliant… plus being able to say hand-on-heart that I work with a great bunch of people.
My Escape: Sicily… you wouldn’t think it from my name I know… but home is where the heart lies. The place always makes me an offer I can’t refuse.
My Stuff: For balance I’m decidedly no-tech… it’s sweets for me, specifically cakes and cookies – my mother would get them to me if I lived on Mars. Hey Mars Bar!… how I stay thin is a mystery.
Talent Acquisition Consultant
My Success: Recruiting for Alan Sugar’s sidekick… imagine that selection process! Being Superwoman at home and at work and always believing that the impossible candidate is there to be found – watch out, it could be you!
My Escape: The top of a mountain… in Winter or Summer… with friends or family… just get me up there! Alternatively, alone in a dark room, with a glass of something cold and my Kindle.
My Stuff: I couldn’t be without my virtual best friend, my iPhone, to get things sorted: work life, home life, social life, kids, homework, shopping, getting lost (or found!)… this list goes on… the iMac belongs to the kids. Close second, my very expensive running shoes, the key to getting to the finish line!
Talent Acquisition Consultant
My Success: I'm so lucky to have met great people from all over the world, and to help them to find exciting opportunities and develop their careers is just a bonus! I love working with a top notch Talent Team and support exciting, ambitious Start-ups and Tech companies.
My Escape: I love to explore Europe and beyond… some of my favourite locations include a secret little island called Paxos in Greece – the incredible beaches and crystal waters of Antipaxos, the rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera – Cinque Terre and trying to surf in Bingin, Bali. But nothing beats my hometown of Cape Town in South Africa – the Big Five, beautiful beaches, Great Whites and Table Mountain!
My Stuff: Obsessed with my iPhone and new iPad. Oh and I do love a Braai (South African for Barbecue) while listening to chilled out music.
My Success: Proving to myself that I am versatile in multiple work roles. And never backing down from a challenge in any arena.
My Escape: A hot beach with a cold drink and great friends. Or shedding some stress in the gym.
My Stuff: My Samsung S3. It keeps me in the loop, I am a quivering mess without it. Also my overly extensive DVD collection, forever a film nerd!
My Success: I'm all about Technology, Social Media and Design. Love being competitive and ready to tackle new challenges. My Success is making the most out of every opportunity, always learning and continue growing.
My Escape: Somewhere hot with a clear blue sea! Having been born in Mexico I'm always after some sunshine, great food and being with my friends and family. Cancun has got to be my favourite place, if you ever get a chance I’d recommend to visit the Xcaret resort.
My Stuff: Well to put it simply a Starbucks and a good book will put a big smile on my face. I'm a huge Arsenal FC Fan and I love running with some great Music in my headphones to listen to.
My Success: Keeping happy by combining my passions with my career.
My Escape: For me, not many places beat getting home and closing the front door on the rest of the world. However, I'd never say no to blazing hot sunshine and a beach.
My Stuff: A pen and paper; when I'm not working, I'm attempting to finish my first novel.
Talent Acquisition Consultant
My Success: Integrating myself within Global organisations spanning multiple industries and successfully turning recruitment practices around to drive for success.
My Escape: There's just something about the fresh alpine air of the Canadian Rockies that I can’t get enough of, however when time is limited I'd happily settle for a weekend in the great British countryside.
My Stuff: My iPhone, it's a love/hate relationship being that I love it until the battery dies 5 minutes later however it's linked up to everything I need to survive on a daily basis and I can’t imagine life without it.
It’s not just about the job…
Ethics sit front and centre at JD&Co.: we see business as a force for good and a positive catalyst for change. That’s why we actively support local charities that changes young lives.
And if you become part of the JD&Co. clientverse? Well – by association you’ll be lending a helping hand too.