“JD&Co have immersed themselves in our business and truly get our unique culture and colourful character here at Pact. This is why our most successful senior hires have come through the JD route.
Their attention to detail is phenomenal ensuring no stone is left unturned. Aditionally the team is extremely discreet and professional to the very highest level. Most of all the quality brief which is delivered to candidates ensures that wasted time is absolutely minimised.
In a world that is awash with ordinary companies claiming to be in the Executive Search market, I can truly truly recommend JD&Co as a stand out organisation that will deliver for you, head and shoulders above their competition.”
tails.com hire Lai-Ping Lai as Chief Product Officer
JD&Co were delighted to partner with tails to hire their Chief Product Officer, Lai-Ping Lai. Lai-Ping’s passion for commercially orientated, scalable, global products which combine both ‘head’ and ‘heart’, paired with her love of dogs made her the perfect hire for tails.com as they continue on their growth journey. Her impressive experience and reputation as an “agent of change” using latest technology and methodologies spans the likes of eBay, Microsoft, Zoopla and Guardian News & Media.
“The JD&Co team really cared about our vision and culture, worked hard to understand our business and exceled in finding the right talent for us. They have become great brand ambassadors and helped us attract excellent senior people for our business over the past couple of years.”
The Key hire Sarah Hernandez as CMO
JD&Co partnered with EdTech SME The Key to hire Sarah Hernandez as Chief Marketing Officer. Sarah’s impressive career in tech spans a number of growing businesses including Ve Interactive, Avvio and Rich Insight.
“From the very early stages to today, JD&Co have been a trusted partner in our growth journey. They have a rare combination of genuine honesty, with a real ability to deliver exceptional candidates. JD&Co not only support us around individual hires, but also guide us around organisation choices, share their wisdom on crucial choices/trade-offs, and care deeply about the design of each role and hiring process. Our business wouldn’t be the same without JD&Co, and it’s a true pleasure to work with them!”
Holiday Extras hire CFO, COO & Technical Director
JD&Co led and completed three simultaneous searches to hire the COO, CFO and Technical Director for high growth traveltech business Holiday Extras. Andrew Parker joined the leadership team from Veeve as Chief Data Officer, and has since transitioned into CFO. Andrew helped take Badoo from start-up to one of the largest technology companies by profit in Europe. David Norris (prev.Bookatable, HouseTrip), joined as Chief Operating Officer from Forward Partners, and Andy Britcliffe from Quill Content and sports spread betting business Sporting Index as Group Technology Director.
“JD&Co have been a pleasure to work with. They felt like a trusted partner, more akin to working with team mates in our business than an external agency. Their search was conclusive and they really listened and acted on feedback, making the whole process much easier.”
Moo hire Kingsley Macey as Chief People Officer
JD&Co partnered with print and design SME Moo.com to hire Kingsley Macey as Chief People Officer. Kingsley’s impressive experience spans a number of progressive commercial leadership roles across various industries, on a global scale including King.com and Expedia.
“We chose our search partner very carefully and JD&Co certainly lived up to the high expectations they set. As their client, I was fully involved in agreeing the approach for the search and then well informed in how it was progressing. Their experience in this area was a key strength, and they were able to find an impressive number of high-quality candidates. As well as looking after me as their client, the candidate feedback for them was also very positive and I would certainly retain JD&Co. again on a future search.”
Andy Batty joins MyTaxi as Regional General Manager
Working with leading e-hailing app mytaxi, JD&Co led the search to hire Andy Batty from Onefinestay & Tough Mudder as Regional General Manager and recently transitioned to COO. With roots in the military, Andy is a highly commercial business leader with a track record of working in large scale operations, leading and managing diverse, multi-functional teams in transformative, agile and scaling environments.
“Having worked with Jo and the team at JD&Co for many years now as both a client and candidate, I trust them implicitly with my senior hiring needs and career moves. They never fail to go above and beyond the call of duty to deliver an exceptional service. The success of our partnerships always comes down to transparent, open lines of communication, allowing us to speak freely about hiring needs, challenges, and come to brilliant solutions together to ensure the best result, as well as their unwavering ability to deliver, every time. Jo and the team have been on call and available throughout my own career too, steering me into some brilliant roles, mentoring throughout and always on hand to ensure I have everything I need to be successful. JD&Co are an Executive Search partner I would recommend for hiring across Europe.”
Deliveroo bring onboard Jamie Swango as Marketing Director and Tom Peters as Director of Commercial Development
Partnering with tech unicorn Deliveroo, JD&Co led key senior searches to hire Tom Peters from Sky and PwC as Director of Commercial Development, and Jamie Swango (prev. Amazon, Deloitte), as UK Marketing Director.