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Ep. 4 – Exploring every single opportunity to succeed with Peter Hannaford – Great Business Minds

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Updated July 07, 2021 / Original July 07, 2021

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By João Marques Lima

Founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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July 07, 2021 | 11:02 AM BST

Our guest this week is a data centre legend and he is the man responsible for matching talent with the right job, setting the foundations for hundreds of data centre businesses to succeed.

Peter Hannaford has worked for Societe Generale, Waterfields, Schneider Electric and Datacenter People amongst others, and today runs Portman Partners, a boutique executive search and strategic advisory firm focussed on the digital infrastructure sector worldwide.

In this week’s episode he shares his journey from how he landed his first job in digital infrastructure to how he became a household name in the sector, having launched several disruptive projects that remain crucial to how data centres function today.

Hannaford also goes over the skills needed to enter this sector and how things are shifting in terms of requirements and diversity. 

You will also learn and listen to critical advice and tips on how to break into the digital infrastructure space.

Here at the GBM podcast, we hope you enjoy this episode and do leave us a review and share it with your contacts. We invite you back again for next week’s episode with another big name in the internet space.

If you want to get more from the definitive podcast for the business of digital infrastructure, make sure you subscribe to Great Business Minds.

See you next week!


This episode features our commercial partner Enboarder, the first Experience-Driven Onboarding platform and the new way businesses onboard. Check them out here.


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