Oscar Hackett, Cledara
Chloe Shakesby

This week's London appointments

Oscar Hackett, Cledara

Purchase and analytics platform Cledara has appointed Oscar Hackett to lead sales across the UK and Europe.

Oscar will spearhead the sales organisation in the company’s existing UK and European markets.

He brings experience from the technology industry, with a background of sales to venture-backed startups around the world.

Prior to joining Cledara, he led sales teams at SaaStock, a European SaaS industry conference.

Oscar commented: “From my time at SaaStock, and getting to know thousands of SaaS companies big and small, it’s clear that SaaS subscription management is an issue for all modern businesses.

“I am very excited to get started and help companies save money and be more efficient.”

Caroline Johnson and Robert Clarke, 6B

Development agency 6B has announced two new appointments to its senior team.

Caroline Johnson joins as senior project manager and Robert Clarke joins as senior .NET developer.

Bringing experience from development and digital marketing agencies in Leeds, Caroline will work on managing bespoke SaaS and web development build projects.

Having previously worked as a software developer, Rob will manage the specification, design, implementation, and deployment of a range of projects. He will also review and mentor other developers and liaise with clients on a technical basis.

Caroline commented: “6B is an agency with real passion for driving success for its clients. It is also a team of incredibly knowledgeable developers who bring a ton of expertise to each project.

“Working alongside this calibre of talent makes the role all the more exciting.

“As well as focusing on web development, 6B also manages mobile app development and digital transformation projects.

“Ultimately, we drive accelerated digital delivery for ambitious organisations. As a senior project manager, I find this infinitely interesting and can’t wait to get stuck into more work for our growing list of clients.”

Rob said: “I enjoy the fact that this role is a lot more client facing than my previous one. I like the varied aspect of development projects, as well as the ability to bring my experience to a growing team.

“Everyone is a lot closer and more open here. The directors and founders frequently communicate and talk about their plans for the future, and this extends to clients as well.”

David Rowe, Fladgate

Law firm Fladgate has announced that it has appointed a new COO.

David Rowe, ex Global COO of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, has joined Fladgate in the same role.

Prior to joining BCLP in 2013, David held a series of senior roles at PwC - most recently as finance director of PwC’s Global Network.

David commented: “I have enjoyed my time at BCLP, it is a business that has grown fast and launched some market leading innovations.

“My decision to leave and join Fladgate is prompted by the fact that it has a refreshingly different vision, focused on building a highly personal, agile and enterprising service and a set of capabilities and products that will allow it to work on highly complex and fast moving work.

“The opportunity to help drive this vision, grow the business and develop a highly differentiated market position, at a time when market changes in 2020 and beyond make this vision even more relevant, represents a fantastic opportunity.”

Florian Graham-Watson, Fortwell Capital

Real estate lender Fortwell Capital has announced the appointment of Florian Graham-Watson as associate director.

Florian brings experience in real estate finance, joining from London-based finance boutique, Alvarium Investments, where he focused on capital raising for UK and pan-European Real Estate strategies, and the structuring and execution of equity real estate credit investments.

Arthur Jennings, managing director at Fortwell Capital, commented: “We were impressed by Florian’s track record across the capital stack. He brings an entrepreneurial approach to the role, having previously worked in independent Finance boutiques, which fits our ethos.

“His broad experience is a welcome addition to the senior team as we grow our loan book and expand into new cites and markets in the coming months.”

Florian said: “Fortwell’s rapid growth and recognition over the last few years was a major attraction of the role.

“I’m hopeful that my own experience and knowledge can add value to what is an incredibly ambitious team.”

Richard Quin, Kpler

Data and analytics provider Kpler has announced the appointment of Richard Quin as chief strategy officer.

Richard joins Kpler after two years as chief of staff at Trustpilot, the consumer review platform.

In the newly created role, he will be directly responsible for developing, communicating, executing, and sustaining strategic initiatives at Kpler to advance its global footprint.

Richard commented: “I’ve joined at an extremely exciting and important phase in Kpler’s growth.

“My role will be focused on helping every facet of the company to grow, enabling Kpler to accelerate its development further, as well as expanding its international presence.”

François Cazor, co-founder and CEO, said: “The appointment of Richard shows the scale of ambition at Kpler.

“Throughout his career, he has demonstrated excellent leadership, highlighted by his key role in driving tremendous, sustained growth at Wood Mackenzie and Verisk.

With such experience, Richard brings invaluable skills and expertise which can help Kpler achieve our next stage of development.“

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