MEET OUR LEADERSHIP  TEAM
Chief Operational Officer
Gav Patel

Gav has led World Class Testing teams in a plethora of industries including start ups,  maritime, search engines, broadcast and financial services. He is a strong advocate of  Agile, and is one of the leading thinkers on the subject in the City.

With a stellar CV including much heralded work at Channel 4 Television, Man Investments and Ask.com, he brings the experience of 20 years leading large testing teams on high profile projects.

With a keen eye on detail, he is focused on Agile, knowing that when it is done well you’ll  end up working in a fast paced environment with a fantastic team.

CEO HARRINGTON STARR GROUP
Toby Babb

Toby is the CEO and Founder of the Harrington Starr Group and has built Global businesses within the Financial Technology sector for over 17 years.

The Harrington Starr Group encompasses offices in London and New York, and is additionally composed of Harrington Starr Recruitment, Harrington Starr Executive Search and The North Starr. Having worked for two listed firms at board level, Toby formed the group in 2010 and it has subsequently become one of the UK’s fastest growing businesses.

He is passionate about creating world class teams, helping businesses improve and building networks within the Financial Technology sector. Toby is a regular speaker at industry events, editor of the Financial Technologist and Starr Tech Enterprise Magazines, Chairman of the FinTech Influencers Community Network, host of The FS Technology Breakfast, a commentator on business for the BBC and the host of FinTech Focus TV.

ACCOUNT DIRECTOR
Steve Nugent

Steve heads account management and brings a wealth of experience within both account management and information technology. Steve’s client focus and understanding create an ability to resolve issues quickly and efficiently. He handles every situation with his calm and experienced persona.

Prior to joining the team Steve worked for major multinational companies with full account and client responsibility for both national and international accounts in the ITO, consultancy and engineering spaces. Steve has an innate ability to couple understanding clients needs and challenges while ensuring the quality of deliverables is never compromised.

HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Harry Vane

Harry has over 15 years experience working in the Financial Technology sector and has forged a reputation by delivering service excellence to some of the most prestigious companies in the City. Using the extensive network he has built over the course of his career, his remit is to develop opportunities with new clients, provide World Class customer experience and continue to build the partnerships we have with our existing clients.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Gemma Young

Gemma runs business development for Harrington Starr Technology Consulting and is key to bringing in new business. She has worked in business development for over 16 years, both in the UK and middle east. Gemma is a strong advocate for equality and heads up #womeninfintech bringing together and showcasing the very best talent of women in financial services. She is a master connector with a large and varied network.

Thoroughly methodical while being able to juggle multiple projects and clients, she is truly amazing. She also organises events and meetups for the group, which all look effortless.

MANAGING DIRECTOR
Nadia Dashti Edwards

Nadia heads our Financial Technology Business and has consistently delivered excellence to her loyal client base for many years in this sector. A genuine market expert in the financial IT field, her customers have raved about her passion and desire to provide the best solutions. Nadia’s ability to go the extra mile for her clients has become the key to an incredibly successful career. Her team share her inspirational work ethic. Nadia is an active member of the 30% club. She was also named among the Women in FinTech Powerlist of 2017!

MANAGING DIRECTOR
James Hounslow

James has been the leading figure in Commodities Talent for a decade and is widely respected as a world class source of meaningful insight for his customers. He now heads our rapidly expanding Commodities Technology, Change, Contracts and Financial Sales practices, working closely with clients from Houston to London to Singapore, he has a truly global network. James has an unrivalled love for trading systems and has been described by leading names in the field as possessing an exceptional level of insight in the sector.

HEAD OF OPERATIONS
Claudine Eastwood

Claudine looks after the operations side of the business and is in charge of keeping the Harrington Starr show on the road. Having previously trained as an actor and worked as a theatre producer, Claudine joined the business in 2014 bringing her unique experience of looking after casts of performers to the world of information technology. She is passionate about making Harrington Starr a great place to work and is the go-to person for anything and everything!

HEAD OF MARKETING
Scott Richardson

Scott took over as Head of Marketing in 2016. Managing The Harrington Starr Group’s extensive marketing suite, Scott looks over the compilation and editing of The Financial Technologist, hosting and management of The FinTech Breakfast, FinTech Influencers meetings, filming and editing for the Harrington Starr TV YouTube channel, all media partnerships, social media management and internal content.

Having recently been recognised as one of LinkedIn’s most socially engaged companies of 2017 and one of CIO Magazines 30 Most Innovative Companies of 2017, Scott is continuing to try to innovate and expand The Harrington Starr Group’s marketing package.

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