Quaxitas

We are a trusted consultancy firm known for our principles of quality, empathy, and integrity.

  • We are a team of genuine humans who love fostering long-lasting relationships within finance and technology
  • We have an unwavering commitment to having a positive impact on everybody we work with
  • We seek to remove the sales and volume element from a conventionally low-standard industry
  • We are trusted by those we work with to always have their best interests at heart.

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We cover business strategy and talent acquisition for the foremost hedge funds and trading firms across the US, Europe, and Asia in:

  • Systematic Research & Trading
  • Discretionary Macro and Fixed Income Research & Trading
  • Machine & Deep Learning Research and Technology
  • Software Engineering (C++, Python, Java, Q/KDB+)
  • DevOps, Cloud, and Data Engineering

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Our Founder

Douglas Tang

Douglas Tang

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Quaxitas was founded on the principles of quality, empathy, and integrity. Douglas' vision was to create a team of people-driven, intelligent consultants whose primary drive is to have a positive impact on people.

Douglas spent 14 years as a cathedral organist, conductor, and keyboardist in the baroque, English choral, and operatic traditions. He built a reputation as one of the foremost performers in the space - touring globally and recording for radio, TV, and movies. However, in 2018, having been frustrated with the falling standards of classical music within the United Kingdom, and disturbed by its shift towards commercialism and marketing, he took a step back from the space.

Transitioning into the corporate sector, he utilised his academic degree from Cambridge, and exceeded expecations with his quality and research-driven approach; building and winning businesses for a tech and quantitative finance consultancy, before being headhunted to head up a department in Canary Wharf. However, the prevalence of sales and volume based recruitment tactics soon took its toll, and he decided to figure out a better way of doing things.

Having left his old firm in early 2023, he was approached by several clients who appreciated his human, quality-driven approach. With their support and help, he set up his firm - setting up a high frequency proprietary trading firm within several months, building out several equities and engineering teams for his clients, and receiving retained mandates from the C-Suite.

Currently, he is focussing on evangelising for a quality and people-driven approach to the recruitment space. He is focussed on delivering the best for his clients, and in training and building his stellar team of consultants to be the best that they can be.

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Testimonials

I had the distinct pleasure of befriending Doug, and he easily stands out as one of the most passionate and amazing recruiters. His approach pulses with humility, interest in others, and most importantly unique insights about the industry unparalleled by others. Above all, Doug is a unifier of people who radiates kindness. He has an insatiable desire to learn about everything and anything, and selflessly help others find their perfect fit. If you have the chance of working with him please do (and attend one of his organ concerts)!

Work with Douglas has been a true honor. What really stood out to me about Doug was his attention to detail. Doug set aside time to check in with me every week, encouraged me to keep going, and gave me advice and encouragement before each interview. Doug was there for me every week during the interview process to give me feedback and reassurance, even though it lasted for several weeks. His availability despite his busy schedule made the interview process more convenient. To sum up, I am grateful for the opportunity to have met Doug, a wonderful human being. Finding someone like him is incredibly challenging, so I hope to have the opportunity to work with him again in the near future.

It has been a great experience working with Douglas this year. Doug connected me with several hedge funds and prop shops and helped me get my dream offer at my dream firm. Doug was the ideal headhunter that I was looking for! Doug worked very closely and tightly with me. This helped me with my procrastination by keeping me on the track of different interviews. Otherwise, I would have not had prepared anything before those interviews. In addition, Doug is also a nice friend to chat with. After my job hunting, we also had catchups routinely. He shared his concert video with me and it was really good. I look forward to go to his concert in person!

Douglas has been an absolute pleasure to work with. Within a short period of time he was able to introduce me to the field of quantitative finance, help me with my preparation, and land me my dream role! I can honestly say the trajectory of my life is all the better for having met and worked with him. Throughout the whole process, Doug was only ever a phone call away. Given the intensity of the process and the competitive nature of the field, having regular catchups with him made all the difference, I wouldn’t have been nearly as well off had I gone it alone or with a more “run of the mill” recruitment service. Good headhunters are (ironically) difficult to find. Rest assured that with Douglas, you have found a GREAT headhunter. I look forward to working with him again in the future!

Douglas was recommended to me as a headhunter with top tier resources and ability. I was at first very intrigued with his unique life experiences and therefore had a good first impression of him. Later this impression was confirmed by our interactions. I have had horrific experience with headhunters before. It was always clear to me that they operate with their interest as priority and would sacrifice mine when needed. Douglas surprised me by making the client's interest his priority, which showed through salary negotiation in particular. On top of all this, Douglas has very interesting personalities.

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