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Brighter. Stronger. Further. Together.

Wynden Stark is a collection of innovative and high-performing companies operating at the forefront of the talent and technology sectors.

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We are a group of doers united by shared values: ambition, adventure and accountability. We are principled. Our founding principles are conscious capitalism, fairness & meritocracy and continuous improvement. We believe in self-determination and that good work can drive economic prosperity and create meaningful experiences. We make our mark on the world by connecting motivated people and purposeful work in pursuit of self-actualization and a brighter future for all.

To advance together surrounded by exceptional people, those that we started the journey with and the many more we’ll meet along the way. To grow stronger, increasingly more robust and more resilient. To build an even brighter future ahead of us, filled with new achievements and life experiences, and to create a platform on which all those who choose success can realize it. And always, to go further. We didn’t come this far only to come this far.

What Drives Us


The engine that drives our growth is an exceptional combination of technology, marketing innovation, strategic business, driven by a team of extraordinary talent. Thanks to our people, we have achieved much in a short time. Unparalleled market knowledge, unwavering drive, and steadfast efficiency are what defines our success.


Specialization. Collaboration. Innovation.

Unparalleled market knowledge, unwavering drive and steadfast efficiency are what define our success. Our leadership team are at the forefront of our business, collaborating across teams, divisions, offices, and the world to discover and deliver strategic business results.

Steven Talbot

Steven Talbot



Alex Gardner

Finance, CFO

Ed Donner

Ed Donner

Technology, CTO

Khashayar Shahmiri

Khashayar Shahmiri

Sales, Director

Matthew Kent

Matthew Kent



Caroline Zakariasen

Finance, Associate Director

Hugo Sugden

Hugo Sugden

People, Managing Director


Janie Trice

Legal, General Counsel


Jon Krohn

Technology, CDS (Data Science)


Matthew Bennet

Learning & Development, Associate Director


Invested. Intelligent. Innovative.

Our companies are all disruptive, self-started, and self-scaled. We are hands-on, providing our group companies with proven management expertise and insightful strategic guidance. Through our relentless drive for excellence, our companies have grown exponentially.

By the numbers.

Empowered. Energized.

Our holdings deliver exceptional results and boast many accolades. GQR is a proud holder of the LinkedIn Most Socially Engaged List award and is one of the fastest-growing permanent recruitment services providers in the U.S. as ranked by the 2016, ’17 and ’18 Inc. 5000. Of the 19 staffing and talent acquisition firms that consecutively made the list for the past three years, GQR ranks highest, due to an impressive 438% growth in revenue.

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Work with us.

Challenging. Rewarding. Accountable.

The success of Wynden Stark depends on our ability to recruit and retain the highest quality talent. As a hyper-global business, we are in search of individuals who are committed, tenacious, hardworking, and unsatisfied with the ordinary. We are excited by people excited to build global businesses, who possess entrepreneurial spirits, and are motivated to be intrapreneurial stars. We offer various career possibilities within Wynden Stark and our investment portfolio.

Join the Team


Whether you’re looking for highly specialized talent to join your team or are searching for a highly specialized position for yourself, Wynden Stark can help you get there.

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