Passion for everything emerging tech...

In a world where the power of emerging technologies in data, cyber, blockchain and artificial intelligence are reshaping industries, finding the right talent is no longer a luxury—it's a necessity. At Oktet, we understand that not everyone speaks the new emerging tech languages. The top talent in this field often operate in the shadows, hidden from traditional recruitment channels.

That's where we come in.

The traditional approach to finding, hiring, and retaining emerging tech talent is broken. Our founder, a successful data & AI professional for over 20 years, has struggled to find search firms that actually knew what they were doing to attract the best minds in this rapidly evolving landscape.

At Oktet, we believe that successful leaders in the emerging tech space (including executive search consultants) must possess a unique blend of technical expertise, business acumen, and critical thinking skills. Our selection process is driven by psychologists and backed by rigorous behavioral assessments, case studies, and technical evaluations.

Join us on this transformative journey as we redefine talent acquisition in the data, cyber, blockchain and AI space. Together, we'll harness the power of human potential to drive innovation, solve complex challenges, and propel your organisation into the future.

Welcome to Oktet — a catalyst for your success.

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The team behind your team
  • Hugh Simpson
    Founder, Data & AI Advisor / Investor
    Hugh started out as a warfare officer in the Navy and later became a Data & AI Product Manager at EY leading groundbreaking fan engagement products for major sporting events and driving innovation in data-driven asset management for the rail industry.

    In 2021, Hugh launched Liquid Technology, a Kyiv-based data & AI outsouricng firm to address the critical need for expert data, blockchain and AI talent. Undeterred by the Russia's illegal full-scale invasion of Ukraine, he asked his customers in the UK what they really needed and Oktet was the outcome.

    Hugh is heavily involved in building Oktet and a Non-executive Director on a number of start-ups and businesses.
  • Olga Vorushilo
    Associate Partner, Executive Search
    Olga has over 10 years of talent acquisition experience in Europe and the UK focusing on Data, Analytics and AI talent having successfully recruited 100’s of roles to top companies.

    Building on her Master's in Human Resources and Labour Economics, Olga has pioneered and refined our psychologist-led approach to identifying and hiring top data and AI talent.
  • Hanna Podopryhora
    Psychologist, Head of Talent Sourcing
    Hanna has over 10 years of talent sourcing experience for IT technical roles including Data and AI in Europe and the UK.

    Hanna has a Master's in HR and Organisational Psychology and leads our sourcing team to identify and assess the best data and AI talent for our clients.

  • Andrii Suslenko
    Executive Coach
    Andrii is an experienced existential and organisational coach, he specialises in elevating leaders in tech industries. His expertise lies in guiding top managers and company owners through cultural transformations and decision-making processes. With a proven track record in multinational companies, startups and SME's, Andrii empowers clients to achieve their goals, emphasising personalised growth and strategic leadership development.
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