The Team

  • John Cassidy

    John Cassidy

    President and Co-Founder

  • John Cassidy

    John Cassidy

    President and Co-Founder

    The Vision: Preparing Finance Organizations for the Digital Revolution!

    Values: I’ve always been a firm believer that if you get the right people, the rest will follow.  Most search firms have limited operational experience in the fields where they recruit. This is where TALTRAN Global’s point of difference lies: to truly help a finance organization optimize its resourcing in a period of technological disruption and manual process displacement, one must both optimize cutting edge executive search methods as well as know how to position a finance organization for current and future success. We have the executive finance experience to ensure optimal outcomes for your organization.

    Experience: John has 17 years of domestic and international financial experience. He earned a European CPA through a combined degree program with Oxford Brookes University, and he spent the first half of his career working in audit/assurance and consulting. Over the past 8 years, John has held Director, Vice-President and Group Controller positions. He currently serves as Finance Director of the Quotacom group, of which TALTRAN Global is a part. John has a proven track record of leading and assisting a variety of companies from startup through medium-sized, equity-backed organizations navigate hyper growth phases from people, process and technology perspectives.

  • John Taylor

    John Taylor

    SVP Client Development and Strategy and Co- Founder

  • John Taylor

    John Taylor

    SVP Client Development and Strategy and Co- Founder

    Values: Finance will see a significant impact from digital transformation over the next 10 years, with many traditional and manual processes rendered obsolete. This will create the need for a new breed of finance professional that will hold the power of data at their fingertips: new finance superstars. TALTRAN Global will provide this talent the opportunity to connect with forward-thinking companies in order to redefine the modern finance department. Having lead the global expansion of Quotacom over the past four years in partnership with visionary blue-chip companies, I’m excited to be taking digital transformation one step further and offering a finance specific solution.

    Experience: With a recruitment career spanning over a decade, John has a wealth of experience. He recruits across the digital space, with a specific focus on the data driven market place: Decision Science, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, IOT and Cloud, helping a diverse range of international clients to identify, engage, measure and secure the best possible candidates for their business. John has completed searches for hundreds of clients across the globe and maintained longstanding relationships with thought leaders across digital transformation. Over the last four years, John has led the global expansion of Quotacom, now positioned as one of the leading executive search and consulting services business within the area of Digital Transformation and a trusted partner of some of the world’s most recognizable enterprises.

  • Daisy Martin

    Daisy Martin

    Vice President, Account Management and Delivery

  • Daisy Martin

    Daisy Martin

    Vice President, Account Management and Delivery

    Experience: Daisy heads up TALTRAN Global’s account management and delivery function. She brings a wealth of experience having spent many years managing key accounts for our sister company Quotacom. During that time she has delivered numerous key and senior appointments, to leading enterprises and start-up vendors on an international basis.

    Daisy has built an extensive and enviable network of first-rate candidates and clients in the UK, Benelux, DACH, Israel, APAC and the Americas and has earned an excellent reputation as a recruitment expert, consistently delivering on some of the most difficult searches, whilst providing customer service excellence.

  • Kate Strong

    Kate Strong

    Business Consultant

  • Kate Strong

    Kate Strong

    Business Consultant

    Kate brings over 10 years’ experience in sales and business development, having held senior national management positions for some of the largest international travel companies. Through her previous roles and extensive travel, Kate was able to grasp a strong understanding of how diverse markets operate and the cultural complexities and barriers which can challenge individuals and multinational corporations. Kate has thrived in developing new business in addition to managing several key accounts.

    At TALTRAN Global, Kate works with financial thought leaders to identify skillset gaps on their teams and furnish candidates who provide commercial insight. Her dedication and determination has enabled her to maintain long term working relationships with both clients and candidates. As a result, she has been able to consistently deliver excellent results whilst exceeding the needs of her customers.

  • Nikko Sanchez

    Nikko Sanchez

    Research Consultant

  • Nikko Sanchez

    Nikko Sanchez

    Research Consultant

    Nikko has been responsible for delivering bespoke contracts, employee onboarding and optimizing interdepartmental operations with organizations as diverse as global higher education and restaurants.  His extensive experience of project management and executive administration ensures that TALTRAN Global’s operation maintains the highest levels of efficiency and effectiveness.  He also brings additional bilingual support to the business.

    Nikko is focused on adding value by creating and maintaining a framework of exemplary support for colleagues, clients and candidates.  His previous work in high growth, complex businesses focused on customer service and tight financial disciplines has developed a powerful commitment to finding practical solutions that deliver exceptional outcomes.

  • Alan Preece

    Alan Preece

    Consultant VP of Marketing and Strategy

  • Alan Preece

    Alan Preece

    Consultant VP of Marketing and Strategy

    Alan brings over thirty years of global marketing, operational, consultancy and Board-level experience to TALTRAN Global’s team.  He has been an executive manager in the retail, utility and education sectors and has provided consultancy support for businesses in edtech, financial recruitment, manufacturing and leisure.  His business experience ranges from three-person startups to large scale quoted companies.

    Alan provides guidance and operational support in all aspects of the TALTRAN business and works with colleagues to enhance client service, operational efficiency and communications.  As a manager with extensive client-side experience of working with search and selection companies, he offers insight and practical understanding of the issues that hiring managers face as well as the ways they can be resolved.

  • Kristin Sanchez

    Kristin Sanchez

    Recruitment Associate

  • Kristin Sanchez

    Kristin Sanchez

    Recruitment Associate

    Kristin has built a career delivering high-quality administrative outcomes in support of hard-working teams as well as oversight of technology, office services and data coordination.  Her experience of ensuring coordination, collaboration, and performance measurement will provide the TALTRAN Global team with backing and support as they focus on delivering top talent to demanding clients.

     

    Kristin’s approach is underpinned by her training and insights in human psychology as well as the practical experience of working in pressurized environments where attention to detail, process management and a clear understanding of required outcomes are critical to success.  She is committed to excellence and delivery through powerful and long-lasting collaborative working relationships.