Meet the team

Globally distributed with local knowledge, Tquila has deep expertise and connections in the global tech industry. 

James McHugh

Founding Partner

James has set up multiple businesses within the recruitment and technology consultancy industries with businesses in the UK, USA, Japan, and Australia covering Salesforce, SAP, Pegasystems, and UiPath.

Mark Hutchinson

General Partner

Mark is a 32-year veteran in technology and consulting, including spending 14 years as a partner at EY and KPMG, where he led the consulting business in both the UK and EMEA. He is an Advisor and Investor in a range of high-growth technology businesses.

David Gillard

Operating Partner

David has 20 years of consulting experience, including growing build-operate-transfer businesses in Salesforce and data sciences specialisms.

Michael McCannon


Michael has over 20 years experience in mergers and acquisitions, commodity trading, and finance. He has built and led deals across Europe and Asia.

Rob Fiddaman

Talent Partner

Rob has 24 years technology and consulting recruitment experience. Previously, he led the global sales strategy for K2 Partnering Solutions and has built practices across Europe, Americas and Asia.

Leo Readman

Operating Partner

Leo has built and led digital, data and technology teams for some of the world's biggest brands. He previously led Publicis Media's data-informed, tech-enabled biddable practice before joining Tquila as an advisor.

James Costello

Finance Partner

James is a chartered accountant. He gained considerable funds and securitization experience with EY, RBC & Ogier in the Channel Islands, playing a pivotal role in the establishment and growth of an in-house fund that grew to £250m during tenure, as well as growing the finance department of a large fiduciary business.