DataExpert

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Partners & Consultants

Data Expert has more than 25 years of experience in leadership consulting. Not only started as a trend setter in the industry, we also became the best in class when it comes to Executive search. Our practices are designed to deepen the expertise at each industry/function we operate to deliver the utmost quality of service to our client organizations. Moreover as entrepreneurs and former business managers we are aware of the challenges you face.

Our team has developed networks in their industries and functions over decades and each individual has outstanding expertise in their fields. This brings a tremendous advantage to our clients when they need a special agile solution for their organization and industry. 


Hasan Altunkaya
Managing Partner
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Mr. Altunkaya, as being founder of the company, brings more than 35 years of Professional expertise to DataExpert. After working long years in managerial positions at a leading information technology company, Mr. Altunkaya decided to found “DataExpert” in late 1994, which would be one of the first Human Resources Consultancy company in Turkey, as the notion of HR can also be accepted as an emerging for Turkey’s market. As DataExpert shines over 25 years, Hasan Altunkaya has come up as one of the most reputed and respected HR consultants of Turkey. 

 

Within years, conducting diverse executive search projects, he developed an “Invaluable Network” with his sincere approach. Even so, his success not only stands on an invaluable network, but also  on an excellent local market know-how, assessment capabilities developed over years and especially on a passionate, ethical and reliable approach. Combining these essential skills with his experience, he has been praised several times by press as the “Exporter of CEO’s”, the “Talent Hunter” and as the most trusted name for the HR market of Turkey. 

 

Additionally Hasan Altunkaya is engaged as an active entrepreneur in Turkish Professional Life, being part of diverse projects. 

 

Mr. Altunkaya continues to orient the professional lives of the Executives of Turkey, as leading strategic projects for his loyal business partners, within DataExpert.

 

 

M. Yasin Altunkaya
Managing Partner
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Mr. Altunkaya holds an MA degree from Bahcesehir University in Marketing, BA degree from Istanbul University in the major of Business Administration. Additionally he studied at Brighton University on Psychology to gain knowledge about Human Psychology.  Since 2001, he has been working at DataExpert having Consultant, Senior Consultant, Business Development Manager and Partner positions respectively. Mr. Altunkaya specializes in searches at management levels, executive and non-executive board member positions.  He also provides board level management consultancy to companies. Additionally as the Shareholder & Founding Board Member in Keiretsu Forum Turkey and Board Member of Business Management Institute, Mr. Altunkaya devotes his efforts to improve entrepreneurship and governance within Turkish Business community as a social responsibility to parallel his position within DataExpert.  Mr. Altunkaya is fluent in Turkish, English with a basic understanding of German.

 

 

Nuran Durmaz
Partner
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Ms. Durmaz holds BS degree from Middle East Technical University in Department of Management. She also studied financial management for develeopment at the Giordiano Dell'Amore Foundation in Italy. Ms Durmaz spent almost 9 years in the banking indystry, she was the Vice President of Strategic Planning Department of a reputable bank until 2002. She led several teams including due diligence, M&A and strategy consulting in one of the international consulting companies until 2011.  Since 2013, she has been working at DataExpert as a Partner. Ms Durmaz specializes in searches at management levels, executive and non-executive board member positions. She also provides board level management consultancy to companies. Additionally, as angel investor of companies at early investment stage, Ms Durmaz also devotes her efforts to support enterpreneurship ecosystem in business community. Ms Durmaz is fluent in Turkish, English with a basic understanding of German and Italian.

 

 

Gamze Aksüt
Partner
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In 1989, Gamze Aksut had a university degree in Economics from Marmara University, Istanbul.

She worked at Banking sector almost 14 years by having upgrades status at Finansbank, BankExpres and Dışbank respectively. In year 2002, she joined Boyden Istanbul team as a consultant. She worked as General Manager at the beginning and then she was promoted to Managing Partner title in 2010. She managed many top-level recruitment projects successfully.  In April 2015 she joined HumanGroup - IRC Global Executive Search Partners as a Senior HR Consultant and led various projects. She advised local and international companies, highly specialized in C-Level and mid management recruitment projects. She is also experienced in assessment centre application, career consultancy for the professionals and talent management.Mrs.Aksut has been carrying on her career at Data Expert as a Partner since October,2020

Gamze Aksüt is trustee at Koruncuk Vakfı, which is a non-profit organization to protect the rights of vulnerable children in Turkey. She is dedicated to give support for the personal development and education of younger generations.

She is fluent in English and Turkish is her mother tongue.

Merih Gülseven
Senior Consultant
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Mrs. Gülseven holds a Computer Engineering BS degree from Boğaziçi University. She worked in the Banking sector for almost 15 years by having upgrades status at Akbank, Türk Ticaret Bank, and Garanti in the fields of Network and IT. After managing many top-level recruitment projects successfully; she joined Data Expert Team.  Since 2013, she has been working at DataExpert as Senior Consultant with a focus on the Technology sector and IT function. Mrs. Gülseven specializes in searches at management levels and Executive levels. Mrs. Gülseven is fluent in Turkish and English.

Güray Gültekin
Senior Consultant
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Mr. Gültekin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Guidance and Psychological Counseling from Middle East Technical University.Mr. Gültekin brings more than 18 years of experience in human resources leadership and organizational development to DataExpert. Since 2019, he has been working at DataExpert as a senior consultant and specializes in executive and mid management searches. Mr. Gültekin; having significant experience in holding companies, healthcare, hospitality, textiles and human Resources&Training companies; focuses on energy,  life sciences, industry and business services within DataExpert. Mr. Gültekin is fluent in English with a avarege understanding of German.

 

 

Özlem M. Tutkan
Senior Consultant
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Ms. Tutkan holds a BA degree from Istanbul University in the major of Chemical Engineering. She has worked in IT departments on various positions in different companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers and Adidas. She has worked as IT Director of Adidas EM-North (Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria) and member of Management Board. Since 2019, she has been working as Senior IT Consultant and recently joined to DataExpert. Ms. Tutkan specializes in searches at Information Technology roles, management levels, IT Management Consultancy. Additionally, she supports organizations as a volunteer about equal representation of women in tech as a social responsibility to parallel her position within DataExpert. Ms. Tutkan is fluent in Turkish, English with a basic understanding of German.

Gizem Çeçener
Consultant
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Gizem Çeçener graduated from Notre Dame de Sion French High School and Bahcesehir University Departmant of psychology. Since 2017, she has been working at DataExpert having Research Consultant, Associate Consultant and Consultant positions. Gizem specializes in searches at management levels  and Assisting Partners in C-Level projects. Gizem is fluent in Turkish, English and French.

 

 

Nazlı Deniz Kırağlı
Associate Consultant
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Mrs. Kırağlı holds an BA degree from Boğaziçi University in Philosophy,and also BA degree from Anadolu University in the major of Business Administration. Since 2018, she has been working at DataExpert as Research Consultant and  then Associate Consultant. Mrs. Kırağlı specializes in searches at management levels in the functions of sales, marketing and finance. Mrs. Kırağlı is fluent in Turkish and English.

 

 

Elvan Erfidan
Research Consultant
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Elvan Erfidan has BA degree from İstanbul Bilgi University in the major of Psychology. Additionally she studied at University of California Los Angeles on Psychology for summer school. Since 2019, she has been working at DataExpert having Research Consultant and Senior Research Consultant positions. Ms. Erfidan specializes in recruiting senior and mid-level managers roles. Additionally as the President of Dolmabahçe Rotaract Club, Ms. Erfidan produces social responsibility, leadership and professional development projects for young people. Ms. Erfidan is advanced in English.

 

 

Sena Başer
Research Consultant
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Sena Başer graduated form Galatasaray University in the major of philosophy. Since 2019, she has been working at DataExpert, having Research Consultant and Senior Reserach Consultant positions. Ms. Başer specializes in searches at senior and mid-level manager positions.  Ms. Başer is advanced in English and French.

 

 

Sevgihan Oruçoğlu
Research Consultant
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Ms. Oruçoğlu holds a BA degree in Sociology from Bogazici University. Upon graduation, she had completed Gender & Women’s Studies MA program in METU with a focus on cultural transformation, diversity & inclusion within the workspace. Since 2019, Ms. Oruçoğlu has been working at DataExpert as a research consultant and has experience in recruiting senior leaders in a vast array of industries, and took part in management/strategy consultancy projects. Ms. Oruçoğlu is native in Turkish, has excellent command in English, and as a firm believer in the necessity of continuous self-improvement she is currently learning German.

 

 

Sema Güngör
Research Consultant
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Mrs.Gungor got MA Degree from Istanbul University in Human Resources and BA Degree from Istanbul University in Translating and Interpreting.


Between 2012 and 2018 she worked at Business Management Institute as a Education Coordinator. Since 2018 she has been working at DataExpert as Senior Research Consultant.


Mrs. Gungor specializes in searches at IT, HR, Finance, sales & marketing in various sectors like production, logistics, consultancy, technology, start-up, e-commerce, finance, energy and construction. 
Mrs. Gungor is fluent in Turkish and English.