As an award winning, specialist boutique in the commercial education sector for over 15 years, Spencer Group has seen significant shifts in the education talent landscape over the last 24 months. This is requiring organisations across the education spectrum to build their digital expertise, and we see this trend continuing to rapidly evolve as edtech becomes an ever-increasing central focus for all types of education provision.
Globally, edtech venture capital reached three times pre-pandemic investment levels in 2021 and Covid changed the conversation around edtech from a question of ‘if’ to a question of ‘how’, and Spencer Group will continue to address these changes. With the right people, institutions and companies can take a proactive stance when facing the challenges created by the virus, strengthening trust, connection, and engagement. In 2021, Spencer Group were proud to lead this direction of travel, assisting a major schools group to appoint a Chief Digital and Information Officer, the first of its kind on its Executive Team.
We have also supported private equity backed, rapidly scaling edtechs to secure CEOs to drive UK and US expansion agendas, CFOs to support scaling for further investment, and CTOs to support the professionalisation and scaling of technology teams to deliver product roadmaps at pace. We have secured commercial leadership and regional talent across the OPM space, to support their growing digital partnerships with universities, as well as Non-Executive Directors to support recently publicly listed higher education businesses. Spencer Group has continuously accessed market leading talent in this highly competitive and restricted talent pool
More of these openings in the market are expected, not only to galvanise the current digital learning experience but also to support longer term digital learning capability as things return to ‘normal’. 2022 presents an exciting opportunity for us all to meet these demands head on and drive sustainable transformation across the education landscape.