Outra recruits Holt to head up business development

Stewart Holt, OutraData science consultancy Outra is continuing to bolster its senior team with the appointment of a new business development director to meet its ambitious expansion plans.
Stewart Holt, who joins from Oracle, will work alongside Outra’s existing business development team and will be responsible for driving the organisation’s planned and structured growth, particularly among data-heavy sectors such as insurance, retail, automotive, utility, gaming and charity.
Prior to Oracle, Holt worked at IgnitionOne and EagleEye Solutions in business director roles; he has also had spells at data and marketing services organisations REaD Group and Acxiom.
Outra chief operating officer Caroline Worboys said: “Stewart’s background is perfect for this role. His business development experience, combined with his domain knowledge, is a rare find and we are delighted that he has chosen to join our team which is committed to helping organisations derive value from data, AI, machine learning and data science.
“We’ve already made significant investment with the recruitment of three new data scientists, so Stewart’s appointment is an extension of our ambition to grow the business.”
Holt added: “We are at the brink of an exciting period of business transformation, with data becoming increasingly important. Through the application of cutting edge technology I believe brands can gain competitive advantage by extracting the maximum value from their data. I am excited to be joining a team that innovates and develops solutions that genuinely break the mould.”

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