Mattia Ciollaro: Senior Staff Machine Learning Engineer at PayPal
“I have worked with Charlie (Lenz) several times over the last 4+ years. I found that Starbridge Partners has a great understanding of the Machine Learning space, and are an excellent representative for their clients. I have worked with them as both a Client and a Candidate and would happily work with them again.”
Kiril Tsemekhman– VP of Data Science at Current
Michael Gerstein: Senior Manager, Data Science at Kohl’s
I’ve been fortunate to have worked with Ted (OBrien) on multiple occasions where he’s placed me in two great roles. Ted embodies everything that you would want in a recruiter. He has a deep understanding of the market for data science candidates across industries and company size. He invested the time to understand my career journey and worked with me to find roles that not only fit my skillset but also offered me the career growth that I was looking for. He is thoughtful, responsive, and has the candidate’s best interest at heart. Now, as someone tasked to help build out data science capabilities, I will be looking to partner with Ted to source top talent..
Pradipta Ray: Associate Director of Data Science, GBDS at Bristol Myers Squibb
On a personal basis, I can vouch for how carefully Kevin (Barnett) helped navigate me through a successful data science job search in the data science / AI space when I was trying to move out of academia to the industry in early 2022.
Anthony Sabelli: VP, Data Science at American Express
Working with Ted (OBrien) was an absolute joy. Ted brought expert knowledge, insight, and professionalism to every stage of the recruiting process. He thoroughly understood my background, skills, and what I was interested in. With that, he surfaced only highly relevant opportunities. He helped me understand the broader state of the market and was able to address all my concerns along the way. I could trust Ted to update me quickly with any developments; he helped make certain the process ran smoothly from end to end, from exploring to interviewing through negotiating and accepting an offer. I could not have asked for anything more from our interaction and would not hesitate to work with him again.
Stefano Vegnaduzzo: SVP Data Science at Integral Ad Science
Ted (OBrien) is outstanding at what he does. In my case, he is the first and only recruiter through which I actually got a new job. He is different from most other recruiters in the level of professionalism with which he supported me from beginning to end (and beyond). Based on an initial conversation to understand my interests, he proposed a few very good opportunities and suggested a couple to start from. He followed up constantly at every step of the process with the company I eventually got the job with, helping with communication even after I accepted the offer, always making sure everything proceeded as smoothly as possible and always generous with advice and recommendations. And he literally went beyond the end of the process by finding me a real estate broker to help me get an apartment in New York… Ted is a good recruiter and a good person, and I see myself working with him again when the time will come.
Tim Hare: VP, Head of Data Science, Medical Knowledge Group
Ted (OBrien) is an absolute pleasure to work with. He’s a proficient, accessible, action-oriented recruiter, with solid pharma/health care network connections. Five stars!
George Gemelos: SVP, R&D Data Science at Natera
Ted (O’Brien) is an excellent recruiter and first suggested Tapad to me. He demonstrated a desire to better understand what I was looking for and offered useful guidance throughout the entire process. Combined with the selectivity and confidence with which he presented opportunities made him a pleasure to work with.
Asieh Ahani: Head of Data Science, Customer Journey at MassMutual
Ted (OBrien) is an excellent recruiter and career consultant. He offers great guidance and he is very knowledgeable about data science. He understands people’s strengths and suggests good approaches to position data scientists in front of potential employers. He remains involved from beginning to end and provides valuable guidance throughout the application process. It was a pleasure working with him and I wholeheartedly recommend him.
Asit Sangode: Executive Director, Data Science & Wealth Management Analytics & Data at Morgan Stanley
Ted (OBrien) is an incredible recruiter with a great understanding of Data Science space. He invested a lot of time understanding my profile and zeroing down opportunities that fit naturally. He is very proactive, stays on top of the recruiting process, communicates how the opportunity is developing and provides useful guidance throughout the process. It was a great pleasure working with Ted and I highly recommend him.
Brian Suh: SVP Analytics at VaynerMedia
I recently worked with Starbridge Partners on my last career move where Ted was helping source candidates for my current company. The process was smooth, and he provides a lot of information to help me prepare for the various interviews. He was a great help in my decision to determine if the role was the right fit for me and for the company. I’d recommend working with Ted on advanced analytics searches in the Digital Media space.
Bennett Bullock: Head of Artificial Intelligence at Olivia AI
Before meeting Ted (OBrien), I had worked with a couple of recruiters, and my experiences have been diverse, to put it generously. But Ted is truly an excellent recruiter, by far the best recruiter I have ever worked with. He is extremely knowledgeable about data mining and NLP, and he took the time to really understand what my CV was about, going as far as to ask me about the details of my individual projects. He knew which companies would be the best matches, and which companies wouldn’t.
Moreover, I think the mark of a good recruiter is who they know inside organizations – many recruiters only interface with HR. He seemed to always be on the phone with people inside the companies, even going as far as attending a conference to put my name and resume out there. He set me up with a terrific job in NYC which. I cannot recommend Ted highly enough – he will work hard for you, and get you into the best opportunities.
Mikhail Lisovich: Senior Director, Global Data and Analytics Platforms at Walmart Ecommerce
Ted (OBrien) is an excellent recruiter, and it was a pleasure working with him. He invested the time to get to know me in person, understand my strengths, and discuss the best ways to position me as a candidate in front of potential employers. He was quick in matching me up with data science companies/positions that were a good mutual fit. I would absolutely work with Ted again and would recommend Ted to all candidates and hiring managers in the field of data science & analytics.
Ashish Agrawal: Lead Data Scientist / ML Engineer at Chewy
I have been working with Ted (OBrien) for a bit over 2 years now. He has only presented me with the best Data Scientist roles out there. Unlike many other recruiters, he keeps a note on what career path one wants to take and matches up opportunities accordingly.
He has been very helpful and understanding while setting up interviews and handling negotiations as needed. I would definitely work with him again in the future, and would also recommend Starbridge Partners to friends as well.
Richard Zhang: Software Engineer, Machine Learning at Meta
Kevin (Barnett) is a recruiter who takes a closer look into a candidate’s skill set in order to gauge a good fit. In doing so, he demonstrates an interest in both the candidate and the firm and ensures that the resulting matches are perfect for everyone. He is respectful, professional and a great person to work with.
Jose A. Alvarado-Guzman: Sr. Data Scientist at Neo4j
Kevin (Barnett) is an incredible recruiter with a great understanding of Data Science space. He invested a lot of time understanding my profile and zeroing down opportunities that fit naturally. He is very proactive, stays on top of the recruiting process, communicates how the opportunity is developing and provides useful guidance throughout the process. It was a great pleasure working with Kevin and I highly recommend him.
Jason Thompson: Director of Engineering at Advanced Agrilytics
Chris (McCabe) was a pleasure to work with. He has a good grasp of engineering within the Ag domain. He was timely with responses and advice. Thanks Chris!
Sanhita Sengupta: Senior Manager, Data Science at Bristol Myers Squibb
Ted (OBrien) was impeccable with all the detailed information and helpful at every stage of my interviews, right from making me feel comfortable to confident about the job application process. He was an absolute pleasure to work with, I would highly recommend Ted !