Alex Stone

Alex Stone

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Originally from Southend-on-Sea and with a background in the fitness world, I moved into recruitment back in 2011, moving up through the ranks from a Graduate to Managing Consultant.  

In October 2013, I was a founding member of Orbis Consultants, helping to plug the computers in and embark on our journey to where we are today. 

I have specialized in UX recruitment for most of my recruitment career. Heading up the Global Digital team, we’ve built a reputation as the ‘go to’ specialist UX agency, within the financial domain. I’ve recently been working hard to develop our brand in the US and made the move State-side in December 2017.  

A keen foodie living in NYC, you can find me running around trying out new quirky experiences, surfing the coast somewhere in the world, or hunting down my next adrenaline ridden adventure.

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'What are the chances of a recruiter finding a random UX designer on LinkedIn that lives overseas and places them at a top tier company? 
For most it would be impossible, but not Alex. He did this for me and knowing how he works, he could do it again. Alex placed me at Bloomberg in the UX department. Here's how he made it happen: He took the time to review my work and have a detailed discussion with me about the role and my skills. He arranged appointments immediately, worked to accommodate all schedules. Alex, informed me of all the details that helped me calibrate my approach and succeed in the process. He kept me informed of every step as it happened. He negotiated well on my behalf And he kept in contact and continues to now that I am settled. Alex understands both the company and the candidate and treats them with the utmost respect, humanity and consideration. After working with him, it does not surprise me that things worked out so well.'

Senior Interaction Designer, Bloomberg LP

Alex's Live Roles

Posted about 5 hours ago

Product Manager

New York

Product Manager - NYC - $130K-$150k base Our client, a Global Financial Organization utilizing the latest technology, is looking for a skilled Product Manager to join a dynamic incubator team. You will be part of a newly formed team whose mandate is to oversee the development and implementation of high-visibility, mission-critical micro-services products, and platforms for users, both internally and externally. The position is for a full-time employee. Location: New York Responsibilities: Manage and define the product roadmap Set goals and priorities to transform technology in an omnichannel environment Manage the launch of new features with product and business teams Create cohesive communications, presentations, and reports Conduct analysis across channels to deliver insights and delivery Requirements: 5+ years managing and developing enterprise software products Strong technical acumen with expert project management, organization, and planning skills Excellent collaboration and people management skills Must have external client facing experience Ability to act as a consultant/expert across multiple products Awareness of Big Data, Robotics, Machine Learning or Artificial Intelligence is a plus Environment: Product, Enterprise, Micro-Services, Agile, Scrum, Big Data, Robotics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, AI, Project Management, Planning

Posted about 14 hours ago

Infrastructure Project Manager

London, England

£400 - £500 per day

The role has a significant amount of work and will focus on projects relating to Networking, Telephony, Structured Cabling, Office Moves and Refurbishments. You will manage concurrent projects using a pool of internal resources. You Will Have Security Clearance is a must! You will have 5+ years' experience in a Project Management capacity You will have extensive infrastructure experience specifically Networking, Telephony, Structured Cabling, Office Moves and Refurbishments.

Posted 1 day ago

Junior Marketing Consultant - Leading Financial Institution

London, England

£30000 - £45000 per annum

Key Responsibilities Working alongside the relevant Product Marketing Manager to deliver strategic campaigns into market, incorporating a range of tactics, focused on specific segments and fulfilling specific goals. Project Management throughout campaigns. Execution of all channels, such as email, direct mail, advertising, social media, factsheets, brochures, event logistics and the website. Coordination of all downstream Marketing Operations, including external agencies, ensuring all deliverables are met in a timely and accurate way. Responsible for ensuring all necessary tracking codes and tools for data analytics are in place and accurate, and that all dashboards reflect campaign activity. Monitor budget and ensure timely payment of all invoices in accordance to all procurement guidelines. Accountable for ensuring the accuracy of all materials in market, including copy writing and proof reading, with technical knowledge of the products. Interact with senior stakeholders, the business. Working with sales to ensure appropriate sign offs and that all materials meet with their expectations. Represent the organisation at client events as part of an extended Events team. Key Skills and Experience Degree qualified with a minimum of one-year work experience or experienced across multiple internships. This person must be actively looking to build a career in Marketing. An understanding of marketing processes, probably though an in-house role. Strong understanding of the marketing mix and channels. Strong written skillsand excellent attention to detail forms a large part of the role. MS Office literate (Excel, Word, Powerpoint). Experience of Microsoft Dynamics, SharePoint, SiteCore and Eventbrite (or other similar systems) an advantage.

Posted 1 day ago

Java Developer


Up to £70 000 + benefits

Java Developer Interested in creating a never before seen next generation Data Analytics product? One that runs across an entire Fintech global company? This role will encompass not just finance, but energy, aerospace, defense, maritime, – you name it! It's a completely Greenfield project, at a hugely exciting time for the business. The role: As a Java developer, your main role will be to help build the best possible products You will work with all parts of the system and all stages of the development process in a team-oriented environment. Including integrations with external systems, development of internal components and subsystems. You will work closely together with the business side of the organization to develop and implement new features. Ideal Skills: Java Development TDD Spring & Spring Boot Elastic Search CI/CD with Jenkins AngularJS OpenShift

Posted 1 day ago

Sales Director

City of London, London

Up to £100000.00 per annum + Bonus

About My clients platform puts quality, audited data at the centre of customer's organisations. Its solutions build gold copy masters across all data types, delivering tangible data governance, risk management and compliance frameworks and rationalising legacy architectures. The platform is the central hub for all transactions, securities, prices, rates, counterparty and issuer data. The Platform empowers those who understand the data to manage the data, no matter the complexity, volume or scope of the project Position summary The successful candidate will develop, drive and deliver sales across Germany, Austria and Switzerland for the data management business. This is a key appointment in the clients specialist sales team with responsibility for the coverage and build out of key customer relationships across both sell side banks and buy side institutions in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH). This position will be located in London and will require the successful candidate to travel extensively to the DACH region. The successful candidate will have broad experience in financial markets, account management and the ability to manage complex sales cycles and client relationships. Candidates must have a proven track record selling complex software solutions. Specific responsibilities include: Generation of sales pipeline for new business and upselling to existing clients Accurate and timely update and maintenance of the clients Work Collaboratory with the Account Management teams to identify new business opportunities and develop sales strategies for the target market and geography Drive sales opportunities from initial pipeline generation, through to negotiating successful contractual agreement with clients whilst maintaining strong relationships throughout the process. Develop "trusted advisor" relationships with key regional accounts. Take responsibility for building and keeping the product knowledge to a high standard and a referral standard for the clients other product lines and remain aware of any future development. Active participation in Sales Conferences/ Special Events sales collateral production, client entertainment; association memberships. It is expected that you will help drive these activities for their product line so as to maximize sales revenue and retention MUST have a degree and at least 5 years new business sales experience.

Posted 2 days ago

QA Analyst - Tester / Testing / Software / Automation

London, England

£70000 - £500000 per annum

This is an opportunity to work for a leading financial institution, based in central London, as an Automation Tester. They are in the process of upgrading their testing processes, from manual to automated. They are looking for an experienced Automation Tester to build out the automation frameworks they will be using going forward. Role and Responsibilities: Build out Automation Frameworks Execution of Automated System Integration Test Cases Experience in creating TDD/BDD test cases Execute software tests. Review and evaluate results to determine if software is working correctly Further develop test scripts as software evolves to accurately reflect current software capability Effectively and efficiently report software defects and work closely with developers to resolve these issues Required skills and experience for the role: Execution of Automates System Integration Test Cases Passionate about testing software Continuous integration experience Excellent communication skills both written and verbally Understanding of various financial products Able to work within a team and also independently

Posted 2 days ago

Business Analyst - Leading Financial Institution

London, England

£70000 - £85000 per annum + competitive package

Key Responsibilities Liaise with senior stakeholders from buy-side clients and core internal development teams to gather requirements for the application. Enhancemen requirements and communicate with developers to facilitate the development process. Provide financial reports to Senior Management and Investment Professionals on product development. Identify root source of data which is disputed through investigating the calculations of financial data (including risk exposure, performance and other statistics.) Provide technical assistance to end users with regards to the understanding of company reports, data and tools. Key Skills and Experience Business Analysis experience, having worked on Portfolio Management or OMS technology. Experience of producing business analysis documents including BRDs, FRDs, Use Cases and Roadmaps. Experience of having worked in, or significant exposure to the Buy Side. A broad experience across multiple asset classes. Demonstrable experience of having worked alongside technical/development teams. Strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to forge relationships with stakeholders at all levels of an organization. Prior technical experience (e.g. software application design, testing, some development) is a plus.

Posted 2 days ago

Java Developer SIGMA Munich

München (81249), Bayern

Up to £0.00 per annum

Java Developer required for a leading global asset management firm, who manage investments and develop solutions across the full spectrum of investment strategies and vehicles including fixed income, equities, commodities, real estate, asset allocation, ETFs, hedge funds and private equity. This role will develop applications utilised by portfolio management and trading activities. The focus for this position will be in delivering complex platforms that enable decision making and employ AI techniques to optimise investment decisions. The technology team is organised into small, focused agile groups that work closely with business units to deliver value or develop core technologies that lever the product teams. This environment fosters innovation and promotes an entrepreneurial spirit. My client used top of the line tools, as they realise the paramount role of tech now and in the future and invests in technology accordingly. Responsibilities Design and develop trading systems using Java Work with project managers, technical leads and business owners to understand business processes and workflows Able to translate business requirements into functional requirements and technical design Support functional and operational aspects of the systems being delivered to the business Position requirements BS/BA degree in computer Science, engineering or Math 5+ years hands on development experience in Java (Core Java), Spring Experience implementing Serive Oriented Architecture (SOA) using rest Services (Jax-RS), Clustering and mechanisms that promote high availability and scalability Hands on experience in Database programming (DB scripting, stored procedure, complex join queries, Optimisation / Query tuning) in oracle Experience working within an Agile Environement Experience in Financial Industry would be a big plus and front office technology would eb highly preferred

Posted 2 days ago

Big Data Engineer


up to £ 80 000 + benefits

If you have the desire to learn and adapt into the latest Big Data, and Cloud Computing Technologies with this exciting business, as they will be moving as a team to integrate these into the program, then this may the role for you. A thriving commodities business is looking for a Big Data Developer to work on high-quality software solutions. Based in the heart of the city, this role will play a key role in the successful delivery of global software solutions. Within this role, you will work on a variety of projects across the trading and data analytics systems including architecture, design, and development. The ideal candidate for this role will have proven expertise in Python and SQL. To really stand out for this role, you would have additional experience in at least one cloud services provider like AWS, Azure or GCP. You thrive within a fast-paced environment and have previous experience in big data technologies such as Spark, Hive, and Kafka. If you can code in Python, have a passion for big data and want to work on innovative projects, then get in touch!

Posted 3 days ago

Business Development Senior Associate

London, England

£60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus

The successful candidate would have demonstrable experience in being part of the delivery of end-to-end corporate strategy and growth projects, who is familiar with market needs and skilled in advising, negotiating and reporting, thus being able to offer commercial and strategic vision. Responsbilities: Support the Business Development team in all project work, conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis and recommendations Helping with new business and product opportunities, development of the exchange's structure Develop an understanding of relevant business models from an operational, commercial and regulatory perspective Create impactful reports and presentations to communicate with senior management and external stakeholders Supporting the delivery of identified projects from conception to launch Identify business opportunities through active member / market engagement and strategic review of commercial and regulatory developments Identifying the right resources in the business to work on the project Work closely with the Business Change team and the IT Project Manager, identifying gaps and stress points in the delivery process and engaging and negotiating with key stakeholders to ensure successful and timely project execution Be the subject matter expert on the specific topic and engage with members and clients to explain / promote the new initiative Developing close relationships with member firms, clients and other external stakeholders at all levels to identify product or service development opportunities Skills Required: Demonstrable strong skills in financial modelling, research and analysis Strong verbal and written presentation skills with ability to present information and facts in a logical and analytical manner Demonstrate keen commercial awareness Good communicator and active listener - ability to communicate at all levels Build and develop positive working relationships both internally and externally Ability to work on multiple parallel projects, both independently and as part of a team depending on project requirements If this sounds like a good fit - please feel free to get in touch!