Business Talent Group is launching BTG Europe with the acquisition of UK-based Hillgate, a talent marketplace that provides agile workforce solutions to multinational Fortune 500 companies. The move expands BTG’s international footprint, scale, and position as the leading global marketplace for on-demand, high-end independent talent.
The London team and operations will integrate seamlessly into BTG’s own operations, giving Fortune 1000 companies—including more than 40% of the Fortune 100—even greater access to vetted, high-end executives, subject matter experts, and independent management consultants around the world. Top independent talent, meanwhile, will have more opportunities to help leading companies solve their most pressing business challenges. Hillgate CEO Andrew Lecocq will join BTG as Head of EMEA, leading BTG Europe’s London team in providing talent for clients across EMEA and worldwide.
“Combining BTG’s proprietary technology platform, data, compliance capabilities, and customer success process with Hillgate will accelerate BTG’s growth in Europe and allow us to scale rapidly and better serve our clients around the world,” said Jody Greenstone Miller, BTG’s Co-founder and CEO. “Operating under Andrew Lecocq’s skilled leadership, Hillgate has built a top online talent marketplace of the world’s brightest business minds, and its track record serving clients in Europe will build on BTG’s powerful international position to firmly establish our global leadership in this rapidly growing market.”
Together, the two companies will be a truly global player in this space, offering executives the agile workforce solutions they need to work smarter, faster, and more flexibly. “We are incredibly excited to join the BTG team,” said Andrew Lecocq. “Jody Miller and Amelia Tyagi pioneered the on-demand talent market, and, together with their team, have built a world-class company that is a leader in the space. The close alignment of the culture, mission and goals of our two companies are very closely aligned which makes this a great opportunity for us.”
Jody Greenstone Miller is the Co-Founder and CEO of Business Talent Group, the leading provider of on-demand business talent for project-based work. An outspoken thought leader on the future of work, Jody has been featured in outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune, Fast Company, Business Insider, The Economist, The Financial Times, CNN, Stanford University, Fox Business and Bloomberg. Clay Christensen in the Harvard Business Review cited BTG as a “disrupter” of the traditional consulting model and Fast Company referred to Miller as a “workplace innovator.” Along with her husband, Matt Miller, Jody wrote the “Big Idea” feature for the Harvard Business Review, “The Rise of the Supertemp” which observers cite as the definitive analysis of the independent professional talent trend.