GfK is a global data and market insights specialist with an industry-leading, AI-powered market intelligence and analytics platform.
Their SaaS platform leverages a cutting-edge technical stack and elite engineering talent, servicing over 10,000 clients and 100,000 retailer partnerships across 60 different countries.
La Fosse has a long-standing relationship with GfK, having both partnered with and shaped their leadership team (placing a Head of Engineering, Interim Head of Engineering, and Director of Infrastructure) along with their core engineering team of permanent and contract engineers.
As a result of our previous successful placements, La Fosse was engaged on an exclusive basis by the CTO and Head of Engineering to deliver an entirely new platform engineering team of 25 contract engineers (including 5 SDETs, full-stack software engineers, data engineers, DBAs, and product owners) as they continue to expand their SaaS platform.
To date, we have placed over 90 hires into the company across contract, permanent, and executive roles.
“I’ve worked with La Fosse for about 15 years, but recently brought in the La Fosse Solutions team to help me build a new digital transformation unit in London. They’ve helped advise, design, shape, and now deliver. It’s very different from a traditional model — it’s not just a transactional relationship. I get an advisor that works with me and cares about my business outcomes. We’re very honest with each other; we get feedback on where we’re failing and they’re helping us learn where our weak spots are. That open frankness is something that’s very refreshing. La Fosse has a very respected brand within the London tech community, and it’s important for me and GfK’s brand to be associated with that. That’s further developed into partnering on a number of events, including a very successful diversity event.” BEN JONES, GROUP CTO