Black Swan Data boosts management with two senior hires

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by Mark Johnson

London-based march firm Black Swan Data, said it has appointed a new Chief People Officer and a new Chief Technology Officer as part of its growth strategy.

Pam Roberts has been appointed to the role of Chief People Officer and Allen Atwell has been named as the firm’s new Chief Technology Officer.

The company which was founded in 2011, is one of Europe’s biggest data science and technology companies. It currently employs more than 250 people in offices in London, Exeter, Los Angeles, New York, Cape Town, Budapest and Szeged. 

Black Swan provides predictive data analytics tools that give brands cutting-edge consumer insights into their products and services. 

“As Black Swan enters its next phase of growth and as we expand our operations and client base, making sure that we have the right people looking after our technology and our team has been a vital step”, said Steve King, co-founder and CEO of Black Swan.

“Pam is a hugely experienced and impressive Chief People Officer and will help our staff get the best out of their current roles and be the best Swans they can be. Allen’s industry pedigree will help us ensure our tech offering continues to evolve and deliver impact for our clients.”

Both new hires will join the London headquarters of the firm

“It’s an exceptional time to be joining Black Swan,” said Roberts. “The company is on a constant growth journey, expanding its footprint across the world, and I’m excited to be working with every single member of the team, ensuring a happy working experience for all.” 

“Black Swan has an incredible group of leaders and culture across the company. It already has a unique office environment, with the leadership team spending a lot of time understanding what people want from a workplace and a work/life balance. I can’t wait to help maintain and enhance this culture.”

Allen Atwell who joins Black Swan from MessageLabs, where he was also CTO, said he was keen to get going with the company. 

“I’m thrilled to be joining Black Swan at such a pivotal stage of the company’s journey. Black Swan’s entire business model and way of working relies on the smooth running of its technology and providing a great product experience for its customers; translating complex data into easy to understand visualizations and trends. 

“I’m excited to oversee the next evolution of the product, ensuring our clients have exactly what they need to get the best data to make a real impact on their business.

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