Takumi is the largest Instagram influencer network in the UK and is quickly becoming the largest Influencer marketing platform in the world.

Their platform allows brands and agencies to work effortlessly with large numbers of micro-influencers on social media campaigns. Having launched in November 2015 and recently securing £5 million funding, Takumi now has offices in London, Reykjavik, Berlin and New York.

What sets them apart from other creator or influencer services? They let creators pick campaigns and deliver the whole campaign as a service, instead of simply providing a database of influencers and letting you do all the work.

The project

Takumi approached expand in June 2016 to initially help build their UK team with experienced Sales Directors. Following the success of two excellent hires, expand soon began building out the account and campaign management team.

Since these UK based hires joined the business, expand have helped expand Takumi across the globe, with offices and staff on the ground in Berlin and New York.

At the start of 2017 Takumi was so pleased with the service Dan and expand provided, they chose to extend the partnership to all global appointments through 2018. Expand are now delivering a hiring plan to fill 30 new heads before the end of this year.


The Chief Revenue Officer at Takumi said:

“Working with Dan and the Expand Executive Search team has been an absolute pleasure. Not only did they place me in my dream job initially, they have also helped me significantly with the hiring of a fantastic sales team globally. Dan’s level of enthusiasm, his understanding of my brief and our culture, as well as the market globally has helped Takumi cultivate the best working environment I have ever been involved with. His attention to detail and level of pre-qualification for the roles I give him are without comparison and they are light years ahead of the curve, so much so that we decided to retain their services on a yearly basis. I can’t recommend Dan and the team at expand executive Search enough. Takumi is growing with pace and conviction and Dan and his team have been very much part of that. We look forward to continuing in this vain.”

To find out how we can help with your 2017 hiring needs, contact Daniel Openshaw, expands’ influencer marketing expert.

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