Chief Digital Officer and CoE Team Build in Barcelona



“Quotacom is an exceptional technology recruiting firm! I approached Quotacom’s
CEO, John Taylor, when we were evaluating a series of recruiting firms to build out our software team from the ground up. We had a very specific set of requirements
and in addition to technical capability, flexibility and raw talent, we were also very
focused on culture. We selected Quotacom because it was obvious John and team
had an intuitive understanding of our needs and we made the bet that Quotacom had the ability to deliver.

During our onboarding process and subsequently, the folks at Quotacom have
consistently challenged us in the right way with supporting evidence, analysis and
proprietary research and that dialogue has continued to refine how we think about
building the team. 9 months later, we would give Quotacom an A+ on performance.
We have hired our Chief Digital Officer, our VP of Engineering, a high-potential
Product Manager and two talented senior developers. We have since expanded
Quotacom’ scope to help us with roles outside of software.

Daisy Martin, our Account Director, is an outstanding recruiter. The shortlist she has delivered each time has been on the money. She is also wonderful to work with.

I count John Taylor as a friend, advisor, and partner and hope to partner with him
over many years.”

Wasif Khan
CFO / Co-Founder

The Brief

viaPhoton are a rapidly growing manufacturing startup that manufacture fibre cables
and switches that service some of the world’s largest 5G and datacentre customers.
We were engaged by Via Photon to build out their engineering centre or excellence
in Barcelona, as well as placing their executive-level talent to spearhead the growth
of the company.

The Results

In the space of three months Quotacom was able to place viaPhoton’s Chief Digital
Officer, provide detailed research, analysis, commentary and advisory on the COE
location and then proceed to build out a significant software engineering team
Barcelona from the top down, including VP Software Engineering, Senior Engineers,
Senior Product managers, Engineers etc. All whilst supporting viaPhoton with other
business critical hires across customer success marketing, in the process becoming
an indispensable partner in viaphoton’s quest to disrupt the connectivity through it’s