Darren Franks | Chief Executive Officer

Darren Franks, Chief Executive Officer, TalentintheCloud

Darren Franks, Founder & CEO is a thought leader in talent acquisition strategies with a specialist focus on the African FinTech sector and launched TalentintheCloud in March 2016 to help improve the way African FinTech’s across the continent acquire and retain key talent. 
Darren’s passion for digitization, transformation and people analytics was the real catalyst behind creating TalentintheCloud. By combining the latest technologies from across the globe with a highly experienced team of international staffing and recruitment experts, TalentintheCloud designs, builds and operates talent acquisition programs and strategies for some of Africa’s fastest growing FinTech’s. 
Having developed a process to reach up to 93% of the talent across the African FinTech market, TalentintheCloud has quickly become the recruitment company of choice for some of the continents fastest growing FinTech companies. Their current customers include the Direct Pay Online Group, Interswitch, Opera, Venture Garden Group and Tala. 
Prior to launching TalentintheCloud, Darren was the Group CEO of an international technology and telecoms recruitment business with offices in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Darren is married with two children and spends his time between TalentintheCloud’s two office locations, London and Cape Town. When he’s not chasing around his two children, Darren’s an avid golfer and keen supporter of Tottenham Hotspurs. He supports numerous professional groups focusing on diversity and financial inclusion across the continent including being a strategic partner to the African Women in FinTech and Payments organization.


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last published: 31/Jul/20 16:05 GMT

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