Data Specialist

Secure, Analyse, Manage and Process Data.

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What We Do

Gene East is a data specialist staffing business based in London, supplying skilled commercial professionals for data driven clients across the UK and Europe.

Globalisation and the fourth industrial revolution go hand in hand with an explosion in data. Whilst the exponential growth of information brings vast opportunities for deeper learning and automation, it also carries significant data security, management and process issues. We help our clients to address those challenges by recruiting highly skilled technical and commercial professionals, solely within data driven markets.

Why Gene East?

Here at Gene East, we have three objectives:

  • To deliver significant value to our clients.
  • To help the candidates we advise achieve their career goals.
  • To be known for our integrity.

We work with FTSE100 listed technology clients, to start-ups with initial funding and a working proof of concept. Our clients ask us to recruit experienced professionals only, usually from 10 years in work, through to VP / CRO level.

Whilst we work with clients delivering leading edge technology, our recruitment method hasn’t changed much from what we know works best. We are “old school” in our approach, dedicated to fully understanding our candidates and clients desired outcomes, and driven to deliver a “win win” result.

We provide key insights into the recruitment market within our core verticals. Those valuable perspectives allow our clients to position themselves to recruit and retain top talent, and helps our candidates to reach their career goals.  Our core verticals include cyber, governance, risk and compliance, fraud / AML and data analytics.

If you are recruiting for highly skilled commercial professionals, or an experienced professional seeking help with a career move, we will be of real value to you.

Markets We Cover

Gene East helps vendors, solutions providers, systems integrators and consultancies sell into a range of market verticals, all with a thirst for data. These include:

  • Financial services and insurance
  • Banking
  • e-Commerce
  • Payments & FinTech
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Manufacturing, chemicals & process
  • Energy and oil & gas
  • Central government, healthcare and wider public sector

Skills We’re Known For

We work with experienced, senior commercial candidates with revenue generating capabilities. We have deep networks, globally, in the following skillsets:

  • Direct sales
  • Channel sales
  • Technical sales
  • Pre-sales engineering
  • Customer success
  • Solution architecture
  • Business development
  • Interim / contract sales

Candidates - We Will Help To Grow Your Career

We know what’s important to experienced candidates, we have years of helping people just like you.

We know you want to deal with dedicated recruiters who truly understand you. We are totally focused on delivering a bespoke solution, tailored for where you’re at and where you want to go.

We’ll advise, support and prepare you throughout the lifecycle of finding a new role. That’s in addition to introducing you to many of the most innovative cyber, fraud, analytics and data management companies in the market.

We help over 80% of candidates’ secure interviews within 3 months of initial contact. It’s highly likely we’ll help you to meet with your target clients, and we’ll coach you to make the right impression. Talk to us about your CV, we’ll help tailor it to make the most impact.

Gene East has a proven track record of helping experienced professionals within data focused markets, we will fast track your career.


Gene East works in partnership with technology clients who pioneer innovation in data. We know that clients want a recruiting partner who understands their business, the market, reasons for recruiting and their culture, in addition to providing valuable perspectives on hiring.

We know you want credible, high performance and stable individuals with a growth mindset. We help our clients to streamline their recruitment process, saving time and money and upskilling their capabilities. This is where we excel.

We don’t advertise or use CV websites to attract candidates, we only use our network and contacts to meet referred professionals. We know who the best professionals are, and we help you hire them.

Recent studies show that only 5-20% of candidates are “actively” seeking a new role, meaning only a small part of the workforce are applying to job adverts, or listing their CV on job boards. Hiring those candidates means recruiting the best of the unemployed, or the best of the unhappy. Our research shows that only a very small percentage of top performing staff “actively” seek a new role in this way.

Modern recruitment methods are skewed in the wrong direction, there is a focus on applicants rather than referred candidates. We excel in introducing clients like you to the best passive talent in your space.

We Advise Our Clients With Key Insights

Have you ever made a bad hire? Recent research suggests that a bad hire can cost a business up to £500,000 through negative performance, cultural dilution and staff attrition. There is a significant opportunity cost the longer a position remains unfilled, for every month that passes, the cost can run into the £hundreds of thousands. We reduce that risk and save our clients considerable time and money by  helping them hire highly capable and credible staff.

If you are open to partnering with a skilled and networked recruiter, we will be of significant value as you grow your business. Speak to us to know more about how to hire the best, in addition to information on new recruitment trends.

We are old school, and we know it works.

We’d love to hear from you

We have a passion for helping people and companies succeed. Our success is based on relationships and we always want to engage with people like you. Get in touch with us through the following channels to a discuss how we can be of value.