Digital & Disruptive Connections | DandDC
Founded by Jerry Daniels a head-hunter with 15 years’ experience of working with digital clients within the corporate and start-up world.
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Our experience is founded on working with digital start up / high growth clients and corporate clients looking to deliver growth, by connecting with the right digital talent to innovate and disrupt. We have networks across the UK and the European digital startup and corporate landscape. Supplemented by mentoring at TechStars, judging with MassChallenge, active advocacy at TLA, panels selection @ London Innovators and many direct entrepreneur relationships.


We believe whether a client is a global corporation or start up, the right senior talent is a key differentiator to future success.

We understand the needs of clients at various stages of their growth curve,; whether a 5 man start up looking to hire a CTO to ensure they develop a scaleable MVP, or a business which has progressed through series A and is already scaling domestically and internationally, seeking to bring in greater rigour, process and structure into their management team without quashing speed and entrepreneurial spirit.



We work with two types of clients, helping them grow through talent led connections:


including seed stage and series A clients, looking to scale often towards a capital event. We help and have specifically tailored services in 3 areas:

Talent Connections:

Hiring advisory and leadership talent for seed stage companies & non exec, c-suite and senior management for clients scaling across Europe.

Angels & Family Fund Connections:

We have personal and select networks across digital Angels, family funds and other series A investors.

Corporate Innovator Connections:

Through 15 years of digital headhunting we make informal introductions to corporates looking to collaborate with digital start ups.


Collaboration with startups:

We provide connections to leading accelerators and start ups globally

Innovation through Culture Change:

We partner with a range of innovation partners looking to stimulate innovation through leadership development and culture exposure to a network of 3,500 global entrepreneurs.


We provide full retained search services across EMEA specifically targeted at hiring innovation focussed digital talent, with experience of agile product and business model development balanced with experience of the challenges of driving new business model change in multi stakeholder often matrix organisations. This can be in the form of a permanent or advisory hire / board.


Jerry DanielsInitially a head-hunter with 15 years’ experience of working with digital clients within the corporate world, sitting on the board of a medium sized international head-hunter, Jerry left this environment in 2013. Seeing the significant digital innovations being delivered in the start-up world he formed D&DC to deliver talent and other connections to this world. To learn the ropes and walk in the shoes of true entrepreneurs Jerry mentors @TechStars & Start-up Next, judges @MassChallenge and helps @LondonInnovators. This enables him to work a lot with pre series A companies with talent & connection challenges, helping them through series A and beyond. Bringing real depth of expertise in growing senior management leadership teams and helping digital companies scaling through A,B,C & D rounds hire & retain the right leadership talent.

Tom CrowfootA research expert with 20 years’ experience in executive search who also leads our technology and operations. A former Army Officer, Tom has executed numerous senior-level appointments and market intelligence mandates for a broad range of clients from start-ups to multi-nationals.

Joy LacdaoA highly motivated and energetic coordinator with over 11 years experience who possesses excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively on all levels within an organisation. Can participate effectively into teamwork and highly capable of working on own initiative when required. A flexible individual who enjoys the challenges of meeting deadlines and targets.


We believe corporate innovation is routed in cultural and behavioral change, core to this is collaboration with experienced entrepreneurs and leaders of digital innovation. We have selected partners who focus on the delivery of commercial and operational impact through digital innovation, these include:

OneLeap ...

OneLeap helps the world’s greatest companies and their leaders be more entrepreneurial. Specifically they help you grow, cut costs, and go faster by:

Building your own innovative new ventures and business models;

Building a more entrepreneurial organisation in which employees have the skills, systems and culture to be entrepreneurial and innovative;

Developing entrepreneurial leaders and senior managers that makes it all happen.

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PACT Global Search ...

Formed through a JV partnership with other senior experienced head-hunters to bring clients the best in boutique service and networks without huge overheads driving exorbitant fees. We deliver leadership roles across functions, with deep expertise in CRM & data, Digital, CTO (& Product), CMO, CCO, HRD, non-executives and advisors. With great depth of experience in Agency, Travel, Telecoms (mobile), eCommerce, Media, Technology, eHealthcare.


Comotion ...

Comotion help clients build ‘customer-led’ businesses. Their approach and solutions are based on the philosophy that companies are built on logic but managed by emotion. Commerce + Emotion = Comotion. They combine the rational methods of traditional consultancy with the engagement, branding and communications skills provided by agencies to deliver better results for clients.

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DWC ...

Whether your business is in e-commerce, payments, gaming, entertainment, business intelligence or something else. Big or small. DWC can assist you think through your digital strategy. Work with you to execute it with the right resources and plans and help you accelerate, grow and monetise your opportunity.

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iDisrupted ...

Born of the book iDisrupted, the blog of the same name is focused on bringing news and commentary of disruptive technology – it’s political/economic and commercial ramifications – across a range of sectors from advertising to energy to health to travel. Our business extends from books to blogs to conferences to exhibitions, connecting innovators with corporates to stimulate and catalyse change.