Deep Tech

Building out teams with Deep Tech talent

We work extensively in a sector that we broadly define as Deep Tech, hiring across a whole range of leadership positions.

Deep Tech clients are innovators and industry leaders in highly technical and skill set specific areas such as; battery technology, autonomous vehicles and engines, space tech and industrial IoT. Many of these companies were born out of academic research at leading universities and have moved through seed capital funding, to securing significant A/B round investments and beyond.

As companies in all stages of growth are tasked with appointing experienced executives to drive their commercialisation and market development plans, our depth of experience in this sector allows us to understand their needs. As a result of this and our international reach, we are able to access and qualify the top tier candidates in this sector, with the specific skill sets and knowledge to make this happen. Our passion, expertise and attention to detail makes us their first port of call.

Some areas of focus include AI and Machine Learning, Automotive, and Autonomous Vehicles, Industrial IoT, Virtual Reality, Satellite and Space Technology and Semiconductors.

In addition, we have an enviable track record within the Distributive Ledger Technology space, having made key hires across business and technology roles on behalf of Banks, Exchanges, FinTech firms and the wider Market Infrastructure community. We, in particular, have unrivalled intelligence in the Blockchain community, tracking start-up funding for new entrants and are in regular dialogue with their development teams.

Our clients trust us to make the best hires for them due to our ability to have a deep and passionate understanding of their complex products. This in turn, allows us to identify the best candidates to meet the needs of the business.

If you’re a Deep Tech business and require some advice about your organisation’s talent requirements please contact us for a confidential conversation on

Lead Consultant

Paul Gillespie View profile

Paul Gillespie

Managing Director

We specialise in:

  • Chairman and Non-Executive Directors
  • Chief Executive Officers and Managing Directors
  • Chief Technology Officers and Head of Engineering
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Sales and Marketing Leadership
  • Chief Operations Officers, and Operations Management

Selected Mandates:

  • Chief Sales Officer, IoT / Smart Cities Technology
  • VP Engineering, IoT / Smart Cities Technology
  • VP Strategic Partners, IoT / Smart Cities Technology
  • Chief Financial Officer, IoT / Smart Cities Technology
  • Chief Executive Officer, Wireless Battery Management
  • VP Business Development, Electric Motors and Controllers Company
  • Head of Manufacturing
  • VP Product – Cloud (US), Machine Learning Chipset Maunfacturer for Cloud, Automotive and IoT
  • VP Product – Automotive and Autonomous, Machine Learning Chipset Maunfacturer for Cloud, Automotive and IoT
  • Chief Financial Officer, Off-grid domestic solar for Africa
  • VP Software Development, Off-grid domestic solar for Africa

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