Introducing Elevate Direct

Elevate Direct is a highly sophisticated Talent Acquisition Platform that connects roles with candidates via AI and machine learning specially designed to increase the productivity of your talent function across all workforce categories. Commonly referred to as a direct sourcing platform, Elevate Direct removes the barriers between hiring managers and candidates.

Our team of talent specialists and data scientists has spent the last 5 years analysing over 22 million data points to create an intelligent hiring platform, based on neural networks and the latest in data science modeling.

The result is a direct sourcing platform that is easy for candidates and clients alike to use, seamlessly working with multiple talent acquisition channels, curated talent pools and self directed candidates, providing a one stop shop for sourcing, matching and engagement of a diverse set of talent.

Elevate Direct features an impressive clients list including SAP, Airbus, Bank of America, Experian, UK government , Johnson and Johnson, Nasdaq among others.

The people behind the product

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    Dan Collier

    Dan has worked for both staffing and recruitment agencies as well as in-house for a boutique consultancy. At Elevate he is responsible for business development and ensuring our offering remains customer focussed. Dan started Elevate because “organisations have transitioned permanent hiring to a direct model brilliantly, now it is time for contingent hiring to catch up. The Elevate proposal as a whole or the individual components deliver one of - if not the most - compelling contingent recruitment platforms in the world today. And we have only just got started.”

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    Michael Delaney

    Michael has 13 years’ experience in design, development and delivery of large scale enterprises and web platforms. As an IT contractor himself for many years he is absolutely clear as to why he is so passionate about Elevate. He experienced “little value from existing contract recruitment suppliers. Milestones that have been reached in technical innovation mean that we can replace the broker model with a far more inspiring and appealing way to manage your career.”

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    Mark Taylor

    25 + years of extensive financial services experience, covering Greater China, Asia-Pacific and Europe (last 20+ years based in Hong Kong), operating at a senior and institutional level. Professionally trained with KPMG London, through to Partnership and Head of Corporate Finance at KPMG Hong Kong. Extensive experience covering IPOs, M&A (transaction  origination, management and execution), financial advisory, financial due diligence, valuation and audit, working across the Asia-Pacific region.

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    Bart Baddeley

    Bart is Elevate Direct’s Chief Data Scientist with 20 years experience in the fields of artificial intelligence and machine learning. He has a 1st class honours degree in artificial intelligence and neuroscience and a PhD in neural network modelling. After his successful time in academia - he is a world expert in ant navigation - and five years in consulting Bart joined Elevate Direct. He heads up the thinking and the team that looks into improving the way people find work and companies choose people, using machine learning and artificial intelligence to improve the decision process.

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    James Griffin

    James offers 12 years’ experience in the wider recruitment industry, having worked for agencies and boutique consultancies and spent time out of the industry working in IT. He joined Elevate at the very beginning - both as an employee and investor - and is currently focused on improving operational efficiencies and ensuring that the service delivery meets clients’ expectations. James believes that “the landscape for recruitment has never looked so interesting. When you couple the drive for leaner and more efficient recruitment models alongside the SaaS and cloud revolution you end up with the perfect storm for disruptive technology success.”

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    Peadar Coyle

    Peadar is a Machine Learning Engineer who has worked for Amazon, Channel 4 and boutique consultancies. He joined Elevate Direct for the chance to work on leveraging his R and D skills to solve a real world human problem - helping people find better jobs. He's particularly interested in Bayesian models and deep learning - and contributes to the PyMC3 library. He's a regular speaker and keynoter at various tech conferences including PyData. He's a published author with a book of interviews with Data Scientists and has published conference papers on Probabilistic Programming and Machine Learning. His thought-leadership on Data Products has been published on blogs like Dataconomy and Irish Tech News

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    Roger Clements

    Roger has a distinguished track record in the resourcing, strategic workforce and human capital management sector.  He is a recognised advisor to the industry who has designed, implemented and managed leading-edge technology implementations as well as MSP, RPO and HR BPO solutions for organisations across multiple market sectors.  Roger is responsible for leading Elevate Direct’s commercial operations and for overseeing our services and technology partner strategies, re-seller agreements and client engagement activities. Roger’s experience combines experience of designing and leading ‘in house’ services as well as operating in leadership roles for service providers within the HR Outsourcing sector.  He brings insight gained from working across multiple markets encompassing both private and public sectors. During his career Roger has guided organisations towards gaining a more strategic view on their workforce composition and has implemented measures and methodologies to strategically plan and balance resource levels over the short, medium and long term.

The Moneymen

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    The Garage Soho

    The Garage Soho was founded by Tom Teichman, and Sir John Hegarty. They invest in very early stage disruptive technology businesses and have had some significant successes, including, and Moshi Monsters. Tom and John both still sit on a number of Boards, and were the first outside Investors to join Elevate. Tom has served as Chairman since 2013.

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    UIL invested during summer 2016; the first part of a planned multi-million pound fund-raise, conducted by Stockdale Securities. UIL is a listed Investment Manager with a diverse range of investments, from financial services, banking, mining to high technology.

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    Monte Carlo Capital

    Monte Carlo Capital is a collection of super angel investors, predominantly based out of Monaco, who have collectively invested in Elevate Direct since early 2015.

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