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Capp recruits Rob Davis as CTO; Executive Search by Renovata

Founded 2005 and based in London and Birmingham, and with offices in New York and Sydney, Capp is an innovative talent assessment and development technology business. We are very pleased to announce that following a successful search by Renovata, the business has appointed Rob Davis as CTO.

Capp’s vision is to “match the world to their perfect job” and has therefore focused on designing better ways of assessing people. The business is premised on a unique “Strengths methodology”, proven to increase engagement and motivation, leading to better performance, productivity and improved retention.  Innovations include the development of time-recorded (rather than time-limited) tests, the introduction of Virtual Reality-based assessments, and immersive, integrated online assessments that take a candidate through real-world simulations to assess likely performance in-role.  Following a recent growth equity investment in the business, Renovata were retained to hire a CTO; a role which, given Capp’s focus on technology and  innovation, will be critical in the company’s next phase of development.

In an almost thirty year career in technology, Rob has spent over 20 years with one of the UK’s most successful technology business, Sage. During this time, he has managed the company’s technology evolution during periods of dramatic growth; including leading and recruiting teams and managing the delivery of major infrastructure projects. Most recently, as VP Product Engineering, Sage One Global (2016 –2018) Rob led the engineering function across global development centres on Sage One, the company’s flagship small business cloud accounting product, a key cloud development for the business. In late 2017, Rob also took responsibility for Sage’s Worldwide Payments and Banking and Accountants Cloud Product Engineering teams across North America, South Africa and Europe.

Reporting directly to CEO, Dr Alex Linley, Rob will be wholly responsible for driving Capp’s technology strategy, building out the technology team and delivering on the company’s platform vision and focus on innovation.

Consultant at Renovata, Anne Lucas, says “Rob has shown throughout his extensive career that getting the best out of technology teams requires not just current and constant investment in skills but also a commitment to building an engaging and motivating culture. Capp has been built from the ground up to encourage the best from its customers’ teams, and in Rob they have a technology leader who will encourage the best from his teams.  We are thrilled to have played a part in bringing Rob to Capp as the company enters an exciting phase of growth in the UK and internationally”

More about Capp

Headquartered in the UK, and with offices in New York and Sydney, Capp is a highly innovative global talent assessment and development technology business, applying market-leading, proprietary and robust science, data and technology to assess the strengths and therefore potential of people from graduate level to executive leadership.

Capp partners with organisations across the entire candidate and employee lifecycle. From attracting the very best talent to supporting more experienced individuals seek out their next career move, the company provides new and innovative products that deliver exceptional results for partner organisations.

Capp approaches talent assessment with authenticity – meaning that it is focused on “measuring the right things and in a fair and transparent way”.   As a result, Capp has been the recipient of numerous industry awards, recognising the company’s contribution to diversity, fairness, inclusion and social mobility. Today, Capp partners with organisations across the entire candidate and employee lifecycle, with global reach and an enviable client retention rate of over 90%.

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