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Who are we

Providing a full range of staffing and consultancy solutions in Artificial Intelligence, Data, and Analytics.

Our main objective is to assist companies in scaling their operations and making data-driven decisions that contribute to positive social and environmental impacts.

At Bridgewater Partners we offer customized solutions and expert advice tailored to each client's unique needs. We are committed to delivering exceptional results every time and we pride ourselves on the ability to help clients navigate the ever-changing landscape of AI, Data & Analytics.

Our services include:

  • Technical and Strategy Consulting
  • Tailor-made Staffing solutions
  • Executive Coaching
  • LinkedIn Optimization Designed for Internal Recruitment

Bridgewater Partners consultancy services provide expert advice on all aspects of AI, Data & Analytics, such as strategy development, project management, and data governance. Our staffing solutions help companies find the right talent for their projects without time, quality or cost compromise. Our training services help businesses develop the skills and knowledge needed to leverage AI, Data & Analytics effectively.




Our mission is to show companies how to leverage AI, Data & Analytics to solve business problems.

We are dedicated to matching exceptional talent with organizations that require their expertise and delivering exceptional value to both our clients and our candidates. Through our commitment to excellence, integrity, and collaboration, we help organizations with the latest technologies and data-driven strategies to drive growth and success. Our culture of innovation and knowledge-sharing contributes to the advancement of the industry as a whole.



Our values reflect our commitment to:

  • Innovation - We strive to constantly push the boundaries of what's possible
  • Ethics - Committed to upholding the highest ethical standards in everything we do
  • Excellence - We believe in setting high standards for ourselves
  • Diversity & Inclusion - We create an environment that is welcoming to people from all backgrounds
  • Collaboration - We foster a culture for collaboration

meet the team

Bridgewater Partners is a team of highly skilled professionals dedicated to providing exceptional technical advisory and staffing solutions services to our clients. With experts in finance, software engineering, technology, and pharmaceuticals, we offer innovative solutions to meet your needs. Our Technical Advisory Board consists of seasoned professionals who keep us at the forefront of AI, Data & Analytics advancements.

Contact us at to learn more about our team and how we can help you achieve your business goals.


Arun Cowan

Co-founder & CEO
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Founder of Bridgewater Partners and cross-brand client relationship expert, Arun began his career in headhunting 9 years ago, with a specific focus on data and data systems. His ability to identify top talent and match them with companies in need of their skills has earned him a reputation as a leader in his field, having won multiple awards. 

He has a keen and active interest in the latest technology advancements, with unparalleled skills in leveraging the information to help his clients succeed. 


Tom Madeley

Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer
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Originally hailing from Manchester, Tom has been proudly calling Dublin home for the past decade. With 15 years of experience in Tech Recruitment, Tom has led large teams for global agencies and successfully launched several successful businesses into the Irish market. In 2020, he founded Realta Associates and later Co-founded Bridgewater Partners.


Rachel Hardwick-Cox

Coach to Executives
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  • - Group Technical Program Manager 
  • Bigpoint GmbH - Senior Development Director 
  • Zynga - Executive Producer 
  • Booyah - Studio Development Director 
  • Bioware - Development Director 
  • Trion World Network - Senior Producer 
  • AKQA - Senior Project Manager 

Rachel is an experienced Program Manager who possesses extensive knowledge in the areas of strategy development, program establishment and expansion, and collaboration with both technical and non-technical teams. She is skilled in planning and road-mapping, creating effective operating models, and mentoring and nurturing teams to achieve growth.


Sham Kashikar

Strategy Advisor
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  • Meta - Global Head of Data and Analytics 
  • DataStax - GTM, Analytics, Data Management 
  • Intel Corporation - CDO, Sales & Marketing 
  • McAfee - Senior Director, BI, Analytics & Data Management 
  • Vmware - Senior IT Manager, BI, Analytics, MDM 
  • Cisco Systems - Senior IT Manager 

Sham is a visionary industry leader with over twenty years of experience driving enterprise data strategy, product and services to enable top-line growth and customer experience.

His experience includes building world-class data organizations in large enterprise organizations as well as building a team from scratch from a start-up level.


Phanii Pydimarri

Strategy Advisor
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  • Stanley Black & Decker INC - Head of Commercial Products, AI & Advanced Analytics 
  • Sabre Corporation - Head of Enterprise Data & Analytics Products 
  • Dallas Area Rapid Transit - Head of Data & Analytics 
  • SunGard/Capco Consulting Services - Head of Information Management
  • PNM Resources - Data & Analytics Technical Leader 
  • Zinio Systems - Business Intelligence Leader 

Phanii is a Global Digital, Product, and Data Analytics Leader with over 17 years of experience in Digital Transformation, Commercialization, and end-to-end Data Management with key focus areas such as Strategy, Data Analytics, Business Transformation, Product Management, and Customer Success.


Jean-Christophe Lionti

Strategy Advisor
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  • Minzuho - Managing Director & CDO 
  • BNP Paribas - Managing Director & CDO 
  • Deloitte - Senior Manager 

JC Lionti is an accomplished business leader with extensive experience in financial services, including strategy, risk management, corporate finance, banking, data management, and investment banking. He has a successful track record of driving business development, transformation, and operational efficiencies in dynamic environment


Ron Thompson

Head of Consulting
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  • Quantum Space - Executive Director & CDO 
  • NASA - CDO & Deputy Digital Transformation Officer 
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture - CIO & Director of IT 
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - CIO 
  • U.S Department of Health and Human Services - Executive Director IT Engineering and Operations 
  • Internal Revenue Service - Director/Senior Technical Advisor 

Ron has more than 30 years of experience in leadership roles spanning the federal government and public sectors.  Throughout his career, he has been responsible for organizational transformation utilizing automation, data design, innovation, engineering, operational management, and governance of complex IT solutions to drive business outcomes. Ron’s breadth of hands-on experience in leveraging the power of AI and Data organizational design and transformation will bring valuable perspectives in partnerships and creative problem-solving.


Ian Thomas

Strategy Advisor
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Work Experience 

  • Chief Data Officer - Credera UK
  • Interim Chief Data Officer - KingMakers
  • Chief Data Officer - Publicis Groupe
  • Senior Director, Program Management, Marketing Data & Analytics - Microsoft
  • Principal Group Program Manager, Bing Data Mining - Microsoft
  • Senior Director, Microsoft Advertising - Microsoft
  • Founder/Chief Product Officer - WebAbacus

Ian Thomas is a twenty-year veteran of the Data and Analytics industry. He co-founded one of the industry's first Web Analytics firms and has held senior data leadership roles for Microsoft, Publicis Groupe and Credera UK dealing with some of the world's largest and most complex datasets, and building effective cross-functional teams to bring data to life. Currently, he works with CDOs and senior leaders across multiple industries to help them transform the value they derive from their investments in data, analytics, and AI.

benefits of working at Bridgewater Partners

We are constantly looking for top-tier talent to join our team and contribute to our ongoing growth and success. If you're interested in our work and think you have the skills we need, we'd love to hear from you! Please feel free to email us at

  • Cycle-to-work scheme

  • Two paid days of charity work a year

  • Flexible lunch for gym-goers

  • Birthday off

  • Menstrual Leave

  • Development courses

  • Remote working - work from anywhere in the world

  • Unlimited Annual Leave

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