Ryan Adams


I am the CEO of Signify Technology. I have been working in the tech industry for over 14 years but I still love it like it's my first day.
Signify is a multi-award-winning staffing agency focused on Functional programming. We believe in being a true niche specialist and focussing on one thing and doing it well, I love all things Functional with a huge focus on Scala.
Over the last 5 years, we have grown 100% year on year, we have successfully helped 1000+ Engineers to secure new jobs, with 250+ tech companies across 20 countries globally.
We are currently a team of 80+ full-time staff split across four offices in London, Manchester, LA and Austin.
A big motivation for me personally is to help diversify the tech industry and the recruitment industry. Signify are a minority-owned business, 47% of our staff are women and 25% of our staff are BAME.
Some of the clients who trust us include Twitter, Capital One, Amazon, ITV, Sky, Activison, eBay and Lightbend, and many fast growth start-ups.
I love helping those around me, dedicated to training and development, with a big emphasis on progressing team members to senior roles. I get a kick out of inspiring and motivating team members to fulfil their potential.
Outside of growing Signify, I am a proud husband and Dad, I love sports (football/soccer), keeping fit, travelling, running charity events, keeping up to date with tech, music events and reading.
I recently relocated to LA to continue our global expansion, if you are thinking of moving to the USA I am always open to give you some advice.
Personal Awards;
Recruitment Industry Entrepreneur of the year 2021- Recruiter Awards- Shortlisted
Recruitment Leader of the year 2020- Recruiter Awards
Most Inspiring recruitment agency leader 2020- Investing in Talent
CEO of the year 2020- RDLC Awards

Ryan Adams's specialties
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