Renovata Partners | Executive Search
Renovata Partners is the leading transatlantic executive search firm for high growth and established Internet and software companies across Europe and the US. For over 15 years we have been recruiting Board and executive talent and are immersed in the VC, PE, Internet, mobile and software industries. As a result our clients benefit from the collective knowledge, skills, relationships and experiences of the whole team. Renovata Partners has offices in the UK, Germany, Sweden and the US.
Mannie Gill and Renovata Partners have conducted multiple projects for Blinkbox and Tesco. At Tesco, they were instrumental in helping us define and execute our digital transformation strategy. Renovata has a unique ability to unearth great digital talent. They find the candidates who aren't looking, who excel in their field and who end up being critical to fulfilling your digital goals. In a world of many who promise, they deliver.Michael Comish, Chief Digital Officer, Tesco & Founder-CEO, Blinkbox
Mannie Gill and Renovata Partners have done some great work for our portfolio companies (Skype, King, Criteo, Housetrip, Just Eat, Moo, Rebtel, Viagogo) and they are a great partner. They have a thorough and intimate understanding of the technology universe. They are a pleasure to work with and we look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.Danny Rimer, General Partner, Index Ventures
At MOO we are as passionate about our culture as we are focussed on bringing great talent into the organisation. Mannie did a fantastic job of finding the right person for us on both fronts. He has exactly the right balance of emotional insight, persistence and flair to sell to candidates without sounding like a salesman. It’s almost unnatural. I’d definitely work with him again.Richard Moross, Chief Executive & Founder, MOO
- Everyone I have met from Renovata Partners is a good person, with a really thoughtful approach. For our SVP Developer Relations search, Andrew did a great job of asking questions and iterating the profile with me. He demonstrated a genuine interest in finding the right candidate for the role and because he had done a great job interviewing and screening candidates, we were able to partner to identify a quality pool of candidates and close on our top candidate very quickly. I was surprised by how fast the search closed.
I had an excellent experience working with the RP team on our VP Product search. They presented a variety of high caliber candidates which helped me to narrow in on exactly what type of candidate would be best for us. We found our ideal candidate in the first batch of candidates. The process was very smooth and the search was closed in 44 days.Carl Smith, VP of Product & Customer Experience, Jet.com
The quality of advice and council I received throughout the process was fantastic. Renovata Partners never pushed one candidate more than the other and took a very balanced approach. The team was always available to us and we felt the full commitment from the entire RP team. They went above and beyond to understand us as a client, get to know our characteristics and how we think. They tailored their communication and chose candidates specifically for our team, not just for the job spec.
We’re thrilled to welcome such an accomplished and talented integrated marketing leader to our team, and applaud Renovata Partners for the focus and speed with which they executed the search. SVP Marketing search
Plated is building the world's best food company using technology, which is fundamental to everything we do. John's a successful and highly-regarded engineering leader, and we're thrilled to have him join our team to help accelerate the development of our technology platform. Renovata Partners continues to deliver exceptional talent for us. VP Engineering search.Josh Hix, Co-Founder / CEO, Plated
We had a terrific experience working with Renovata Partners. I'd used search firms before but none of them were as disciplined and effective at running a search process. We were looking to hire a VP level Sales leader with an unusual profile in our sector. Renovata Partners quickly amassed a deep list of potential candidates and then helped us narrow down until we found an ideal match. They moved fast with the process but at the same time were always actively listening to ensure that they were always narrowing in. It paid off for us in a big way.Eric Westendorf, Co-Founder & CEO, LearnZillion
We ended up with a great candidate - Renovata delivered the result and we are pleased with the search and the final candidate that we hired. This was a difficult search, we needed to fill a very narrow spec with someone who had two specific skill and experience sets. My experience working with RP was that of a great partnership, they provided valuable advice throughout the process and the team was very responsive 24-7 – which was important.Toby Williams, SVP, Chief Product and Strategy Officer, Ellucian
It's a pleasure to work with Renovata Partners. They understand strategy and our needs, do not over-promise and work hard to find the best. They never fail.
Renovata showed they knew our business with their customized, thoughtful, partner-style approach, and I trusted that Mannie and Andrew would represent our business well in the market. We ultimately ended up with two great candidates to choose from, that were both exactly what we were looking for. Renovata delivered on all counts.John Saroff, CEO, Chartbeat
In order to start a successful e-commerce venture you need good people. Mannie helped us identify, evaluate and close on the best candidates in the market. He's a top notch recruiter and an invaluable resource for any technology company. We recommend him highly and look forward to working with him for years to come.Eric H Baker, CEO, Viagogo (backed by Index Ventures)
I know Renovata Partners both as a candidate and a client. Renovata Partners were responsible for recruiting me and my CFO into Livebookings. The toughest part in recruiting a CEO for a VC or PE backed business is managing the expectations of the candidate and the numerous shareholders, and i must say Renovata Partners did a great job in this regard. Overall the process was quick and professional. I then hired them to recruit my VP Sales. Again, I believe Renovata Partners did a great job in evaluating and shortlisting a number of excellent candidates in a timely and efficient manner. I would have no hesitation in recommending the team to other high growth internet and technology companies.Colin Tenwick, CEO, Livebookings
At Scality we were born in Europe and have our entire R&D team in Paris, while we make a majority of our business in the US, with the executive team located in San Francisco. Bridging between European and American business cultures isn’t an option: it’s just who we are. Finding executive search firms who authentically understand this is rare. Renovata Partners do.
Also, we operate in the software-defined storage infrastructure space, a conservative industry which we disrupt radically. Here again, it’s not easy to find executive search firms who get it, who will partner with you at finding talent that is not only credible on the resume, but has a motivation and cultural belief system that matches ours as up&comers in a very established space. Mannie and his team at Renovata Partners get it.Erwan Menard, Chief Operating Officer, Scality
Renovata Partners offer a refreshingly different approach to headhunting assignments. Their ability to understand in detail the nuances, as well as the obvious, in candidate requirements marks them out from the crowd. The quality of preparation, analysis and feedback is exceptional. This means an organisation spends far less time in the educational part of the recruitment process and much more time face-to-face with a shortlist of very well qualified candidates, all of whom are extremely well briefed. I would thoroughly recommend Renovata Partners to any organisation that places a high priority on hiring the right candidate, first time.Geoffrey Finlay, Chairman, Cache Logic, Udex & others
I have worked with Thomas on a number of senior appointments in a broad range of companies. He has a deep knowledge of the technology sector and the team complements this knowledge with thorough research into the specific market of each engagement. This enables Renovata Partners to deliver value way beyond a good hire.Henry Sallitt, FF&P Private Equity
As a CEO operating in the global technology industry I have built a trusted relationship with Renovata Partners because of their open, pragmatic and professional approach.Shaun Gray. Former CEO, Dione (now sold to Lipman)
We hired Mannie Gill and the team at Renovata Partners to recruit a heavy hitting VP EMEA to help us launch Aliph in EMEA. From the outset it was clear that Renovata Partners were head and shoulders above their competitors when it came to their understanding of our market: the challenges in making this type of hire, their knowledge of the international telecoms sector and reach to the best candidates. As a result we ended up hiring a great candidate in EMEA. In short they did a stellar job and I would not hesitate to recommend them for senior level hires.Hosain Rahman, CEO, Aliph (backed by Sequoia Capital & Khosla Ventures)
Mannie has conducted a number of important searches for our portfolio companies. He has demonstrated an in-depth understanding of the needs of high growth technology businesses, at different stages of their development. He has helped us land some great talent and I would not hesitate in recommending Renovata Partners for any critical senior level appointments.Rina Shainski, Partner, Carmel Ventures
I have worked with Thomas on multiple occasions both as a candidate and client over the last 5 years. He has a great grasp of the key dynamics facing technology businesses coupled with an excellent understanding of what motivates potential candidates. He is available and responsive throughout the project and drives the process hard to get to a good result for all parties. These qualities mark him and Renovata Partners out from the rest of executive search players in the market. I have no hesitation in recommending Thomas and his team when it comes to conducting critical, senior level searches.Bryan Taylor, Chairman, Nomad; Non-Executive Chairman, Exor & Non-Executive Chairman, Axxia
I would recommend Thomas to be one of the most thoughtful, diligent and effective senior executive recruitment professionals in the UK market, and would always want to consult him when approaching a new search. He is also a delight to work with.Mark Simon, former CEO of Tuxedo
When we engaged with Mannie Gill and Renovata Partners to recruit a CEO for Commprove we knew that it would be a demanding assignment. We wanted to have access to global candidates of the highest calibre. Renovata Partners conducted a very complex global search which left us impressed by their intimate understanding of our requirement and the quality of their research and reach. Ultimately they found and closed on the right candidate. I would not hesitate in using Renovata Partners again for senior level headhunting assignments.Mauro Pretolani, Partner, TLcom Capital
SurfKitchen needed to transform its sales model and organisation and was looking to recruit a top notch SVP of WW Sales to lead this transformation. From day one, Mannie Gill had a strategic approach, spending quality time understanding our issues and needs and guiding us through the potential candidate profiles. Throughout the process he kept focused on our success and the right fit, not on the transaction, and helped us secure the best possible candidate. I strongly recommend Mannie Gill and the Renovata team, who are of a rare breed and calibre in executive recruitment.Michel Quazza, CEO, Surfkitchen (backed by Accel, Scottish Equity Partners, Add Partners and Argo Global Capital)
22 February 2017
Renovata Partners adds start-up technology executive to New York Office
Renovata Partners is delighted to announce the appointment of Michael T. McDonnell, who joins the New York practice as a Partner. Michael is a former Renovata Partners’ client.
01 February 2017
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Techcrunch reports that Take-Two Interactive, the primarily console-based games business behind the phenomenally successful Grand Theft Auto franchise, has bought mobile games specialist Social Point, for $250m plus earn-outs. Barcelona’s Social Point is a long-standing Renovata Partners client, backed by (among others), 83 North, Greylock and Nauta Capital.
26 January 2017
Renovata places new CEO for Apica: tech leader Carmen Carey
Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Apica is a leading provider of performance management and testing for cloud services across all platforms and technologies. Following an executive search by Renovata Partners, Apica has appointed Carmen Carey as CEO.