A little bit about us

A little bit about us

The destination for experts with a digital, technology and data skill set, the Open Search Network empowers and brings together the best minds in the business. Our network of over 30,000 members are a community of data scientists, data engineers, devops, biodata data architects, research scientists, cyber security experts, from consultants to directors, up to the executive level. We work with individuals and organisations across financial services, professional services, technology and the public sector. Headquartered in London, we manage an international talent pool to find experts for the Italian market. Since its founding in 2013, Open Search Network, member of the Italian National Association of Artificial Intelligence (AIIA), has served an ever-growing number of clients in different industries.Over the years, Open Search Network has learned that most of the problems enterprises may face are related to the so-called 3 Ps: People, Products and Project. So far, Open Search Network has only dealt with People. But now, thanks to our knowledge of the Italian Data market, we have decided to expand our activity to include the other two Ps, Products and Project.

We offer three primary services

Headhunting
SW Development
Advisory

Across three areas

Data Science

Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence

Data Engineering

Engineering Management, Data Architecture

Data Strategy

Blockchain, Cyber Security, Cloud Transformation

For three prime pools of talent

Executives
Senior Management
Middle Management

We Are

Specialised

The only recruitment company specialised in Data Profiles for Italian job openings in Italy and abroad.

Innovative

The first recruitment company to run Data Challenges and Data Hackathons to assess candidate skills.

Certified

The first recruiters to be specialised in this specific field of Search, which makes us “not just sales”.

OUR APPROACH

OUR APPROACH

We’re a network

Over the years, we’ve met and worked with experts from fields including artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, cyber security and cloud transformation. Tapping into this network keeps us abreast of industry intelligence and enhances the value we create working in the data community.

We’re recommended

We have long standing relationships with all our contacts as they build their careers and often our candidates go on to become clients. It’s therefore no surprise that most of our work is with returning contacts or referrals through recommendations.  Not only do our contacts come back, they tell others about us too.

We’re forming the future of search

The only consultancy that use out of the box recruitment methods tailor made to the data industry. Our popular Data Challenges and Hackathons are pushing boundaries and innovation in the recruitment and head hunting industry.

Our team

All our head hunters are certified in data and market specialists. Couple this with over twenty years recruitment and head hunting experience means we’ve got the perfect skills to gather a fuller understanding of your needs, requirements and experience. This enables us to both qualify candidate experience correctly and match career aspirations to the right opportunity at the right time.

Meet the team

Marcella Marzona

Welcome to my profile, my name is Marcella, I am from Milan, Italy. Before recruitment, I have been an entrepreneur and before that a business analyst in Organisation. I love people and I stand for everyone gets their greatness. 

I have joined Open Search Network in 2017, where I work as a headhunter with candidates specialised in Cyber Security and Robotic Process Automation. I also work on mandate on ultra-niche and rare IT skills.

I have recruited entire teams and hard to find IT professionals across Europe since the beginning of my recruitment career. I had the chance to work for the IT teams of Blue Chip companies and other global leaders by placing directors of business units and functions, senior managers and junior professionals too. I am currently working on the making of the teams of the Centres of Excellence of global Big 4 consultancies and for innovative fast growing, startups using the state of the art technologies.   

I love my job because it allows making a difference in the recruitment experience of both candidates and clients. I believe that communication is key to build good long-term relationships and so do expect a phone call from me right after you gave me your phone number. In my calls, I am up to discovering what you enjoy the most about your role, what makes you tick and what is really important to you so that I can match your ambitions to the best role I have available.

We will look into every role together and I am here to support you through the whole process from the beginning to your first day of work. From call to call and through interview preparations and feedback, I take every mandate as a mission to create the best match possible to have you happy with a job you love and your new manager and teammates happy to have you as their new colleague.

Marcella 's favorites

Pop-Corn

Sunbathing

Help others

Home-decorating

Reading

Marcella 's Highlight

International experience

Entrepreneurship as second nature

Tech and Life Sciences recruitment experience

Teams' recruitment

Fluent in English, French and Italian

Annarita Amatomaggio

Welcome to my profile, my name is Annarita I am one of the headhunters here at Open Search Network LTD. 

I have arrived in Open Search in 2017 where I have brought dedication and spirit of enterprise, two features that I have nurtured during my life and my career, in particular during my experience in the Italian Army. 

My educational background in cognitive and criminal studies together with the incredible experience in the army developed in me a particular interest in people’s happiness. What I try to do with my job at Open Search is to fulfil part of this happiness. 

This is why I want to know candidates in every aspect of their life, I want to know what they like, their expectations and what stands behind their CVs or their cover letters. I try to understand the person, not his résumé. 

I follow all the applicants from the beginning to the end of the selection process, furthermore, I try to guide them on their path, never leaving them alone. I know how it is hard to find the right job and how it is hard to be alone in doing it. I am a headhunter and this is my mission.

As I mentioned, one of the secrets of my job is to understand people, this means that I need to know also their field of expertise and their subjects. 

Through my passion and curiosity for the world that stands behind the technology, I have started to build a professional knowledge of data science. Following numerous courses, I have created a strong knowledge of this fascinating subject. Now, my headhunting service here at Open Search network is mainly focused on the research of Data Scientists.

Annarita's favorites

Travelling

Going to the seaside

Dogs

Food & Wine tasting events

Hammock

Annarita's Highlight

Specialized in Cognitive Sciences

Dedication and spirit of enterprise

Executive Data Science Specialization

Passionate and empathic to working in a team

Very professional and serious

Michela Pollazzon

Hello, I am Michela and thank you for coming to see my personal story. 

As all the other member of Open Search, I am Italian but I live and work in London since 2011. 

Here, I cover the role of Manager since I was one of the first members to join Aldo in this start-up. Anyway, I still work as a headhunter. In fact, I help the other headhunters in their selections of profiles, giving them advice and listening to their issues.

I have studied for a Bachelor's Degree in Social Science at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan and since then I have always worked in H&R. For a few years, I have worked in Italy, anyway, thanks to my experience in Page Personnel, I have decided to move to London. The reason? I wanted to develop an international career.

Here I have been HR Consultant and a business developer for the financial and accounting division for nearly two years. This work experience finished in 2011 when I have decided to come to London in order to develop my international career and learn English. In London, I have joined Executive Surf where I have started to focus my work on the Italian recruiting market. 

Later, influenced by my love for new technologies and for the people that develop and create this advanced world I joined Open Search Network in 2015. Since then, I have brought to Open Search my positive attitude and my belief in people’s honesty and goodwill.

Michela's favorites

Dogs

Focaccia

Reading

Travelling

Walking around

Michela's Highlight

Moved to the UK in 2011

Passionate about people

Worked in start ups and big multinational

Developed an international career

In love with technology and innovation

Aldo Razzino

Hello everyone and welcome to Open Search Network LTD. 

My name is Aldo, I am an Italian Headhunter with a great passion for technology. I can consider myself as an addict to all the social channels from Linkedin to Twitter, but not in a “wasting time” way. I love socials for the opportunities that they can give you and for their revolutionary power. I have graduated in Italy in Milan at the Bocconi University in Business Administration and since 2007, when I was employed at Michael Page, I have devoted my career to headhunting. 

In 2013, thanks to my adventurous spirit (I love backpacking around the world) and my baggage of professional experience in headhunting I decided to start my own business, Open Search Network LTD.

What I wanted to do with OSN was not a common headhunting agency. The market is already full of them.
I wanted something different, a headhunting company able to deliver an outstanding service. To do this, you need to focus your work on a specific job market and on a specific profile. A competitive business needs a clear and straight view, there are no doubts.

For me and for my business, these starting points were two, Italy and the Digital and Data field. Why?

Easy, firstly, I am Italian and I know how Italian professionals work and how Italian market is developing. Secondly, because my expertise is that of Data science. In the beginning, I was the only member of my startup and my own house was my only office, sometimes working from London and sometimes from Italy. Today, my business has grown up and we are a team of six people with a real and well-functioning office based in London able to provide the best headhunting service in the field of Data.

Aldo's favorites

Backpacking

Travelling

Going to concerts

Develop something new

Apple Addicted

Aldo's Highlight

Lived in Spain and UK

Supported the Digital Team of the Italian Government

Living in UK since 2010

Startup OSN on his own in 2013

Crazy for starting up and apply innovation

Alessia Cavaliere

Welcome on my personal page. I am Alessia headhunter at Open Search Network.   work in human resources since 2016 after an academic path in criminal studies. 

At first sight, these two fields seem to be very different. Anyway, skills like interrogation techniques and the ability to read non-verbal expressions are essential for my position.

I came to London in 2017 and, in the same year, I joined Open Search Network. Here, my skills and experience were immediately appreciated.

Why? Probably because for me a headhunter is not a machine that selects candidates,  but a friend able to suggest and advice people. With my job, I want to start a perfect long-standing relation between people and companies. A relationship that can be fruitful for both.

That is why I always keep in touch with candidates. After they start their new job, I always want to know their first impressions, their point of view and if it matches or not their own expectations. 

As a headhunter of Open Search Network focused on data profiles, I always go the extra mile thanks to my great passion for all that it is technological. I crave for all the latest technological innovations and brand-new devices ( I am Apple addicted). Moreover, I followed courses about data science in order to have a professional knowledge of this field.

In conclusion, I can say that my job at Open Search Network is distinguished by these two main features: confidence and passion for technology.

Alessia's favorites

TV Series

Pizza

Apple

Travelling

Shopping

Alessia's Highlight

Specialized in Criminological Sciences

Determined in achieving the objectives

Executive Data Science Specialization

Passionate about technology

Enthusiast for Analysis of facial expressions

Benedetta Arinci

Hi, I am Benedetta and thank you for visiting my profile.

I am a friendly headhunter specialized in the Data Science field, here at Open Search Network. I am always keen to speak with outstanding specialists in order to understand their needs and, together, to find the best career solutions. My professionalism, honesty and transparency are really appreciated from both my clients and candidates and this is what makes me proud about doing my job.

Now let me tell you something about my past.

I have an educational background in economics and in human resources management and I gained my MSc from the University of Florence. I have started working in recruitment since my graduation in 2015. My first experiences have been 2 internships in Italy. The first one at Manpower Italia and the other one in the Targetti SpA’s Human Resource offices.  

During the summer 2016 I moved to London because I felt the need to gain international experience and, before starting my career in Open Search Network, I worked as Recruitment Specialist at SEC Recruitment, one of the European leading providers of talent acquisition services for the pharmaceutical market.

Through all these experiences I had the opportunity to build up my recruitment and HR management expertise and a lot of other skills that I am always applying, not only within the working environment. Without mentioning the amazing people that I met that are still good friends of mine. Now that you know me a bit more, it would be great if you want to get in contact with me. Even for a simple career/opportunity advice.

I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Benedetta's favorites

Football

Travelling

Reading

TV Series

Playstation addicted

Benedetta's Highlight

Human resource management specialization

Permanent recruitment experience

Client/Candidate journey management

International experience

Bilingual Italian - English

Riccardo Ghezzi

Hi people! I am the supervisor for the social media and the communication of Open Search Network. My name is Riccardo since my BA in Product Design at the NABA (Nuova Accademia delle Belle Arti di Milano) my career is focused on the universe of design. I am an expert in branding, communication, graphic, exhibition design, photography and of course social media.  

I collaborate with Open Search Network to implement an efficient and incisive strategy of communication. I organize and create contents for all the social media accounts of Open Search Network such as Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin. I follow trends and news from the world of data science and technology so that the staff and the company can be always well informed and update with the changes and the novelties.


Thanks to my specialization in Strategic Product Design I advice Open Search Network in their branding and marketing activities. Together with my expertise and experience, Open Search Network is a start-up that can rely on a dynamic marketing strategy. This is important to succeed and develop a successful business.

Riccardo's favorites

Cooking

Walking

Reading

Thinking

Looking at nature

Riccardo's Highlight

Specialised in design and branding strategy

Lived in the Netherlands and UK

Start Up a Design company (Milan - 2005)

Coordinated a Guinness World Record project (2007)

Worked as barman, house painter, Dj

Values

We share a determination to create an open search network, a skills and intelligence community of talented individuals and organizations. Our values underpin the positive impact we create in the data community.

Collaboration

We are committed to working in partnership with our network to further the digital agenda in Italy and build strong teams.

 

 

Passion

We share a determination to create an open search network, a skills and intelligence community of talented individuals and organisations. Our values underpin the positive impact we create in the data community. 

Transparency

We believe in open communication. This makes us easy, direct and trustworthy to work with. Our team’s sense of humour, and engaging personality is a bonus.

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We’re always on the lookout for fresh talent. If you’re passionate, motivated and good with people, get in touch with our MD Aldo Razzino.

Our HR Policy include smart working, flextime, benefits such as Virgin Active membership and MOOC Training Courses.