Sourcing technology sector leaders and building their specialist teams – on a permanent or interim basis.
"Believe one who has proved it. Believe an expert." – Virgil
When it comes to finding the right talent for your company, trust the experts – and Thomas Brown Associates are more than just search experts. We have been candidates, we have been clients, we have built the specialist teams. We bring sector-specific leadership experience in marketing and product management to the table. We consult and network extensively with industry and topic leaders, academia and government to ensure our knowledge is consistently up-to-date. Thomas Brown Associates offers unrivalled experience and expertise – we have lived and breathed our industries.
“When a tidal wave appears on the horizon, you can wait to be swallowed, find high ground or run to get your surfboard.” – The Economist
Marketing is changing at an unprecedented pace, moving the boundary between sales and marketing to where significantly more of the buying cycle is completed via marketing. The CMO is now expected to drive strategic growth for the business and is increasingly depicted as the most likely heir to the CEO. A successful CMO has to create a marketing organisation that is fit-for-purpose, incorporating both legacy marketing skills and a host of ‘new’ competencies.
Thomas Brown Associates cover them all – from the CMO, Chief Digital Officer and their leadership teams, to every specialist aspect of a future-proof marketing team: PR, corporate communications, storytellers, content creators, field marketers, product marketers, programme managers, digital, social, mobile, web, marketing automation, data scientists, marketing analytics experts and more.
A Hybrid Mind
Good product leaders have a unique combination of commercial, technical and user experience knowledge, and these skills are key if they are going to provide the vision, leadership and support required by all the stakeholders around a product – both customers and suppliers. Product leaders are therefore, unsurprisingly, in short supply.
We work across B2B and B2C product development, product management and closely related roles. Functions covered include Chief Product Officer, VP Product Development and Management, their leadership teams, their product managers and all technical specialist functions closely related to product development and product management such as scrum masters, agile and waterfall experts, project managers, programme managers, UX/UI designers and more. There is also a very strong stakeholder connection between product management and marketing which is covered above.
Our expertise spans the technology, digital media and telecoms sectors including cloud technology businesses (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS), software, infrastructure, managed services, telecoms, security, mobile, FinTech, multi-channel commerce, digital media technology, digital agencies, big data analytics, data science businesses as well as technology and analytics consulting.
Thomas Brown Associates are based in the UK but have extensive experience also searching globally, particularly across Europe and the US.