Meet Change Digital/

Our friendly team consists of professionals deeply embedded within the world of digital and technology. Their extensive network and skillsets make them the perfect match for tackling any recruitment challenge thrown their way.

Andrew Finlayson

Director – Tech & Digital

I joined Change in 2015 to grow the digital & tech team. I’ve been in tech recruitment space for over 20 years, spending four years in Australia and the rest based in Scotland’s tech hub in Edinburgh. Driven by technology changes and skill demands I’ve recruited into more than 20 countries worldwide.

It’s very exciting and motivating to know that the people we place make a real difference to tech innovators and engineering labs in Scotland.  Leading our team of talented digital and tech recruiters I make sure we have a deep knowledge of all our markets and stay relevant to a rapidly evolving talent market.

I hold membership with the CIPD association and as a lifelong learner I have just completed certification in Cyber Response Management. I’m currently studying towards CIPD Level 7 in Resource and Talent Management.

Phone: +44 (0) 131 473 4948
Mobile: +44 (0) 7534 324599

David Smith

Senior Consultant – Digital

I joined into Change in 2011 and in a previous life, I worked in sales support for both an investment and an IT business. From digital analytics to product management, UX/UI and PMs and BA’s, that insider view helps me understand how I can really help clients and candidates on their journey.

The buzz you get from knowing you’ve made a difference to someone’s career and life – it’s like no other. It’s also pretty rewarding to see digital teams change and grow, after someone you’ve placed has made their mark on the business.

I’ve recently completed an Agile PM certification via the APMG, and I’m a member of the Agile Business Consortium. I like to take on any training and personal development that I can. It’s part of what drives me. That, and water sports, my family and trying out new eateries.

Phone: +44 (0) 131 473 4923

Eddie Barclay

Lead Consultant – Cloud/DevOps

I’ve been a technology recruiter since 2003, largely in Scotland with a short period in London.  I’m happiest when talking to great people about great companies with great products. That notches up when I find talented people with niche skills.

I’m constantly curious about innovation and trends and a dedicated lifelong learner like the rest of the Change Digital team. Currently, I’m studying towards an AWS Certified Solutions Architect qualification.

Outside of work I’m a Munro hiker & bagger, vintage motorcycle restorer, and Morris Minor owner.

Phone: +44 (0)141 566 8689

Gary Simpson

Principal Consultant – Data Analytics

I joined Change in 2018 as a Principal Consultant in the digital and tech team, specialising in the BI/data/analytics space, working with clients ranging from tech start-ups to global blue-chip companies. I have a great network of Data professionals and like to keep abreast of the latest technologies. I’m committed to gaining certifications in this field so I can help my clients get that perfect candidate fit.

Outside of the office, I split my time between family, continuous study and mountain biking. My next course is focused on Artificial Intelligence for Business.

Phone: +44 (0) 141 566 8922

Keith Patterson

Principal Consultant – Digital

I joined Change in 2014 and have been a technology recruiter for over 13 years, working for two agencies during my time. I have consistently been in the top three performing consultants throughout my career.

I specialise in Software Engineering within the digital sector and have built up a fantastic network across a number of different industries. For me, what makes it worthwhile is knowing candidates’ value what we do as recruiters, and that placing them into new positions helps develop their careers.

Outside of work my passion is trail running, cycling, and competing in events. I have placed in the top 20 in various ultra-marathon’s and love nothing more than to be deep in the wilderness of the Scottish Highlands – either running or on my Gravel bike.

Phone: +44 (0) 131 271 9304

Leo Teixeira

Senior Consultant – Software Engineering

I joined Change Recruitment in early 2020 after relocating from my hometown in Cambridge, with a focus on Software Engineering roles across Scotland. Before joining the world of recruitment I worked as a C++ Software Engineer for a big gaming company based in Canada.

My background allows me to go into technical conversations with all clients and candidates I interact with and gain a good understanding of what they need, what they want and what matches their experiences. Lifelong learning is my biggest motivation and I always try to take something out of every person I speak to, every job I work on and everyone I work with.

I’ve always enjoyed being outdoors, especially around mountains and forests, so relocating to Scotland is perfect for me. But, when I’m indoors I’m passionate about gaming, coding and technology!

Phone: +44 (0)141 566 8984

Mitesh Fatnani

Senior Consultant – Cyber Security

I joined Change in 2018 as a specialist SME consultant for Cyber & Information Security and Infrastructure roles across Scotland, placing professionals into contract and permanent roles within SME’s, Financial Services and IT Consultancies. I pride myself on providing the highest quality of service to both candidates and clients, by offering a consultative and deeply thorough approach to understanding their requirements.

For me it is very humbling and motivating to know that I have played a small part in changing people’s lives by getting them their ideal job.

Out of the office my passions are my family and cricket, plus, I’m poised to defend my title as Taranata Table Tennis Champion once we can all be together in the office.

Phone: +44(0)131 473 5024

Jason Jederon

Senior Consultant

I’ve been recruiter for over 20 years and joined Change Digital in June 2021 at an exciting time for the business. I’ve recruited in different sectors in the past with the most recent being charity and not for profit.

I must admit that some of the technical things that I’m now working on are new to me and I’m going through a steep learning curve, however I’m a firm believer that it is people that are at the heart of the recruitment process and that listening to the needs of both clients and candidates and building strong relationships ultimately leads to successful outcomes in the recruitment lifecycle.

Technology is constantly evolving and is at the heart of many of the things we do every day. Being able to work with people and organisations that positively impact the changes in technology is hugely exciting and something that I’m really looking forward to contributing to.

I relocated to Scotland with my family in 2018 and have loved my time here. Outside of work family come first but I am a sports enthusiast with Rugby and Football being my main interests. Music is also something I have a big interest in with 70’s and 80’s Soul my personal favourites.

Phone: +44(0)141 264 2480

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