May we introduce ourselves?
Behind Taxonomics is a team of talented (if we say so ourselves) data scientists, data architects, and data analysts. Also known as extremely gifted brainy folks with a penchant for figuring out data-shaped problems and making sense of ridiculous amounts of confusing facts and statistics. Naturally, we never do any of this while drinking vast quantities of artificial stimulants (known as coffee to some) because we really are surprisingly calm and composed about the whole thing. Promise.
We specialise in taking big ecommerce brands from "doing pretty well" to "doing phenomenally well and making millions more in revenue while they're at it." We do this by employing our aforementioned sciencey brains in all manner of complicated tasks, which you can find out more about on our what we do page.
Doug's our big gun. Teeth cut at IBM in the 80's and Cisco from 1991. Entrepreneurial digital activities from 1997. Video over the internet from 2000 (pre-Youtube). Social enterprises more recently with Localgiving.com and Bath's Craneworks. INSEAD alumnus (if you have an MBA that means something, apparently). Has a Rolodex (that's a pre-digital metaphor. Don't understand it? Then you are probably too young to be one of our customers) unlike any we've seen before, and he knows how to use it.
Founder, Head of Client Services
Steve cut his business teeth in pre-web bookselling, but with a science education behind him, the lure of the digital proved too much. Always a bit of an early adopter, he's been working in the web services industry since 1994, in search engine optimisation since 2001, and is now, since 2014, bringing you a data science perspective on adding value to your organisation.
Founder, Head of Data Science
Liam's our mad scientist, in a really good way. He worked in web development, web usability and web accessibility for ten years before diving head first into search strategy in 2006 with Steve. He's also actively involved in search science research, and is a specialist in text mining, data visualisation and semantics. It's probably his fault we've started Taxonomics.
Senior Data Scientist
James is our übergeek. We have to keep him away from the office most of the time, otherwise the atmosphere between him and Liam starts generating an electric current. He has a first class computer science degree from Cambridge University and has spent fifteen years in cryptography (which is a bit like a prison for really clever people). 'Nuff said.
Rosemary heads up our ever-growing team of analysts, combining a flair for research, analysis and visualisation with an invaluable serenity under pressure. She keeps everything straight. We love her.
Airan's a data architect who works across multiple coding languages, platforms and database paradigms, to bring our powerful, unique analysis tools to life. It's all very complicated and impressive.
Iwein's a search consultant with an extensive background in the technicalities of web design, web development, user experience design, and search engine optimisation. Want things to work properly, but carry on looking nice? Get Iwein on the job.
Will de Bolla
Will used to be a proper big time consultant (unlike the rest of us, who are making it up as we go along). He can handle the toughest data analysis, create beautiful visualisations, and can even write code. Nothing fazes Will in his quest to fly data science outside its envelope.
Head of Business Development
Michael is responsible for growing our sales and business development functions. He's a veteran in technology with experience and skills from startup to IPO. Mike has been building great businesses for years and we have stolen him from Dell. Michael is the expert on helping customers get what they really want (and need) from us.
The advisory board
Simon's currently on the board of Ecotricity, after working in director roles for Sainsbury's, Tesco and DSG International, and at a voice-recognition start-up which was sold to Nuance in 2010. He's an accomplished thing, is our Simon.
Steve and Liam are the authors of Random House's popular 50 Ways to Make Google Love Your Website. The book is so good it's been published in Spanish and Russian (as all the best fine literary works are).
Enough with the introductions already
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