Willis Towers Watson today announced a group hire of the entire team from Hong Kong-based human capital analytics and software company, Jobable.
Former Jobable CEO Richard Hanson and co-founder COO Luke Byrne join WTW as joint global head of data science for talent & rewards. In their new roles, Hanson will continue to be based in Hong Kong, working to identify and capture global revenue opportunities, while actively contributing to WTW's thought leadership initiatives. Byrne will help drive the transition process.
The team brings to WTW its expertise in human capital data science and software development. Combining the capabilities of Jobable and WTW will enhance the company’s leadership in helping organisations drive digital transformation and uncover the insights within their human capital data.
Mark Reid, global leader of work and rewards at WTW said, “Throughout our partnership with Jobable, we experienced first-hand, their capabilities across data science, software design and development. The Jobable team often provided a valuable point of differentiation to our clients’ work. While we have already shared numerous commercial successes together, the prospect of building on this proven track record, discovering new synergies and fully leveraging on Richard and his team’s expertise is truly a compelling one.”
For Byrne and Hanson, the team move marks the beginning of a new journey from founding their start-up to growing the business significantly.
Byrne remarked, “We are tremendously proud of Jobable’s achievements over the past six years. Joining WTW is the perfect way for us to ensure that we can amplify the impact of our work going forward. We are truly excited to see how our combination of skill sets and experience can benefit WTW’s clients and their people for years to come.”