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Mark Townsend

Principal Recruitment Consultant

I am a principal consultant at KDR Recruitment, helping candidates find their dream roles with our data, technology and analytics clients.

I started my recruitment career at KDR back in 2010, since then I’ve exclusively recruited in the data & analytics domain. Leaving KDR in 2006 I joined another niche data & analytics recruitment agency, 3 years later, I’m back and focussing on Senior Appointments and Executive Search where I can add value to organisations by leveraging our community and network of CDOs.

I love working on CDO roles. The Chief Data Officer is a real game changer for organisations. The CDO is a major catalyst for change to actually utilise the vast amount of data organisations hold and have access to, on top of this they deliver considerable value from a commercial perspective.

A bit more about me

🍷 My favourite drink is latte in the morning… and a Gin & Tonic or a nice glass of red (or 2!) in the evening.

🎥 My favourite film is The Crow or Pulp Fiction. It’s a tough decision!

🎵 My music taste is quite random from Gregory Porter to Survivor to the likes of John Mayer.

👀 My nickname is Towns or Townsend

🏏 I’m a Wannbe Cricket and hockey player and I have 2 beautiful little girls, Giorgia and Hollie.

01565 745 898
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    Jobs I manage

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    Data Quality Manager – Stockport

    • Data, Data Governance & Data Quality

    • Stockport

    • Permanent

    • £50,000 - £70,000 per annum + benefits + awesome company culture

    • 996

    Data Quality Manager | Stockport | £50,000 – £70,000 per year  Do you want to lead a large scale data quality initiative in a dynamic company? Data quality maturity is…

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    Data Quality Manager | Stockport | £50,000 – £70,000 per year  Do you want to lead a large scale data quality initiative in a dynamic company? Data quality maturity is…

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    Global Director of Analytics and Data – Bristol

    • Analytics

    • Bristol

    • Permanent

    • £100,000 - £140,000 per annum + 30% bonus + benefits

    • 977

    Global Director of Analytics and Data | Bristol | £100,000 – £140,000 per year True Global Director level opportunity to drive forward the usage, tooling and analytics of marketing data….

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    Global Director of Analytics and Data | Bristol | £100,000 – £140,000 per year True Global Director level opportunity to drive forward the usage, tooling and analytics of marketing data….

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    Data Governance Manager – Stockport

    • Data, Data Governance & Data Quality

    • Stockport

    • Permanent

    • £50,000 - £70,000 per annum + benefits + awesome company culture

    • 924

    Data Governance Manager | Stockport | £30,000 – £70,000 per year An incredible opportunity to lead a large scale Data Governance initiative in a dynamic company. Data Governance is pretty…

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    Data Governance Manager | Stockport | £30,000 – £70,000 per year An incredible opportunity to lead a large scale Data Governance initiative in a dynamic company. Data Governance is pretty…

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    Lead Data Engineer – London

    • Data Engineering, Technology

    • London

    • Permanent

    • £70,000 - £90,000 per annum + BIG training budget + more!

    • 907

    Lead Data Engineer – Big Data, Spark | London | £70,000 – £90,000 per year As Lead Data Engineer – Big Data, Spark you will be thrown into complex big…

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    Lead Data Engineer – Big Data, Spark | London | £70,000 – £90,000 per year As Lead Data Engineer – Big Data, Spark you will be thrown into complex big…

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    Lead Machine Learning Engineer – London

    • Analytics, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

    • London

    • Permanent

    • £70,000 - £90,000 per annum

    • 906

    Lead Machine Learning Engineer | London | £70,000 – £90,000 per year Want to work with a revolutionary technology company as Lead Machine Learning Engineer? These guys change lives in…

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    Lead Machine Learning Engineer | London | £70,000 – £90,000 per year Want to work with a revolutionary technology company as Lead Machine Learning Engineer? These guys change lives in…

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    Big Data Engineer – London

    • Data Engineering, Technology

    • London

    • Permanent

    • £50,000 - £70,000 per annum + awesome benefits

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    Big Data Engineer – Scala, Spark | London | £50,000 – £70,000 per year As Big Data Engineer – Spark, Scala you will be thrown into complex big data, IoT…

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    Big Data Engineer – Scala, Spark | London | £50,000 – £70,000 per year As Big Data Engineer – Spark, Scala you will be thrown into complex big data, IoT…