Tecknuovo hires Renee Hawkins as Chief Operating Officer

Jan 18, 2023
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Tecknuovo, an award-winning challenger technology consultancy, has appointed Renee Hawkins as its Chief Operating Officer.

Renee Hawkins joins Tecknuovo, which prides itself on being the antidote to traditional consulting with its Zero Dependency framework, with two decades of experience in the technology and consultancy space.

She brings with her a passion for creating, influencing and driving strategies around talent and operations management and an intrinsic belief that skills are a key differentiator, aligning perfectly with Tecknuovo’s Deliberately Different model.

Renee Hawkins previously headed up the Thoughtworks UK business and talent operations, focusing on optimising business value through every facet of the company. During that time she also became an executive sponsor for the UK Race and Ethnicity Affinity Group and has been recognised as Woman of the Year in Tech at the UK Women in Tech Excellence Awards.

Commenting on her appointment, Renee Hawkins said:

“From the first time I met Gus, it was clear the Tecknuovo proposition had the potential to disrupt the industry. The Zero Dependency model is true innovation in an industry that too often rests on its laurels. It was this Deliberately Different thinking which appealed to me, as did the opportunity to work with a diverse team of passionate professionals dedicated to Tecknuovo's scale-up journey. I'm also driven by delivering the highest possible service levels to clients and I'm excited by the opportunity to lead a team that shares this passion.”

Gus Sargent, co-founder and CEO of Tecknuovo, said:

“Renee has enjoyed a truly remarkable career to date that’s seen her make a global impact in the consultancy space, working everywhere from China and Hong Kong to India and throughout Europe. It’s this experience, and the consultancy pedigree that comes with it, that makes Renee the perfect fit for Tecknuovo as we continue our scale-up journey. She’ll play a pivotal role in driving our growth objectives, supporting our company culture and promoting the Zero Dependency model that ensures optimum value for our customers.”

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