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Press Release
16 April 2018
UKTN: “Property Partner founder Daniel Gandesha steps down as CEO”

UKTN (UK Tech News) reports on Property Partner, a Renovata client and the UK’s leading property crowdfunding business, whose founder Daniel Gandesha has announced that he is standing down.

Gandesha has built the business from scratch to its current pre-eminent position, including raising more than £22m from investors including Index Ventures, Seedcamp and Octopus Ventures. He will remain a board member.

News
09 April 2018
From the Penthouse to the Ground Floor

Matching exceptional talent to exceptional companies is about a meeting of minds: attitude, culture, skills and specialisms, and expectation. The ambitions of candidates is therefore as important as the trajectory of the business. Many senior executives come to us because they have cut their teeth in corporate life and are now looking to bring their experience to a high-growth startup. But just like an investment, sometimes "past performance is not an indicator of future value". Here is our primer for top corporate performers considering the move to a startup...

 

News from our clients
09 April 2018
Financial Times: “Four takeaways from Spotify’s market debut”

Hot on the heels of Dropbox’s market debut; on April 3rd, Spotify, the music streaming innovator and Renovata Partners client, hit the New York markets.

Spotify’s arrival was not guaranteed to be smooth: having disrupted (and possibly saved) the music business, Spotify has disrupted the IPO process too; opting for a “direct listing” without the assistance of an investment bank for financing, underwriting  or market advice.

Press Release
Anne Lucas
26 March 2018
Renovata London adds Anne Lucas to the team

Renovata is delighted to announce the appointment of Anne Lucas as a Consultant in the London office.

Anne has worked in recruitment for 18 years, consistently tackling the most complex executive search assignments – to the extent that one consultancy dubbed her – gratefully – “The Nutcracker”, for her ability to handle the most challenging recruitment puzzles.

News from our clients
26 March 2018
Crunchbase: “Dropbox Prices IPO Above Expectations At $21”

Two Renovata Partners clients, Dropbox and Spotify, hit IPO within a fortnight of each other – and we are not the only keen observers of their market performance.

There has been a significant cooling in progress towards IPO, and several candidate companies are consciously remaining in private hands. 2014 saw 62 tech companies go public; since then no year has seen more than half that rate of throughput.

Press Release
19 March 2018
Gary Higham takes WonderBill VP Eng. role following search by Renovata.

Founded in late 2016, London’s WonderBill is rapidly becoming the modern consumer’s champion; making managing utilities and other consumer services easier and cheaper than ever. We are delighted to announce the latest appointment at this fast-growing business; where after a successful search by Renovata Partners, Gary Higham has taken the role of VP, Engineering.

Report
12 March 2018
Guide: Recruiting for Product Roles

Product can be one of the most challenging roles for business leaders seeking to recruit. The technologies, talent pool and remuneration expectations are changing all the time. We keep on top of this shifting landscape to give our clients clear, actionable advice  - and in  this Guide, we bring you our condensed assessment of best-practicce approaches to date. If we can help you further with recruiting the best in Product expertise, do get in touch.

News from our clients
07 March 2018
The Drum: “Coty focuses on AI with growth accelerator competition”

Marketing industry bible, The Drum, reports on the launch of Coty’s second annual accelerator programme, designed to expose the business to the best digital startups in exchange for bounties of between $10,000 and $50,000.

News from our clients
28 February 2018
Finextra: “NMI to buy Creditcall”

Finextra reports on the signing of a definitive agreement by Renovata client, Creditcall, to be acquired by NMI.

Based in Bristol, Creditcall is a leading provider of EMV (chip-enabled) credit card services. Renovata has conducted several senior executive searches for the company.

Press Release
28 February 2018
Phoebe Holland joins Renovata Partners as EA/Project Co-ordinator

Renovata Partners is delighted to welcome Phoebe Holland to the team. She joins as Executive Assistant to Managing Partner, Thomas Jepsen, and will also support Renovata consultants as a Project Co-ordinator.

Phoebe has a first-class Honours degree in Law with American Studies from the University of Sussex; as part of which she spent a year studying Law at the University of California, Berkeley. She is also currently pursuing a part-time Masters.

Press Release
22 February 2018
Renovata Partners continues to build out Market Logic Sales Team

Renovata Partners is delighted to announce the addition of another talented leader to the Market Logic senior sales team. Following Kevin McShane’s appointment as Chief Sales Officer, based in Chicago; we have concluded a further successful search with the appointment of Nick Sharp as SVP Sales, EMEA and APAC, based in London.

Press Release
14 February 2018
Renovata Partners places Rupert Spiegelberg as new CEO for IDnow

Based in Munich, Germany, IDnow is the DACH regional leader in customer identification and Know Your Customer (KYC). We are delighted to announce the appointment of Rupert Spiegelberg as CEO; following a successful executive search led by Renovata Partners.

News
05 February 2018
Worthy of Westeros: why businesses are like empires

Civilisations rise and fall. From the Mayans to the Romans, history has proven that size and resources are no protection from the forces of scale and complexity.

Businesses are the same. Particularly given today’s feverish rate of innovation and development, recent business history is littered with tales of household giants which have fallen by the wayside: Borders, Lehman Brothers, Polaroid, Enron.

Report
30 January 2018
Renovata Partners CFO Remuneration Report: 2017 – 2018

Renovata Partners has been publishing remuneration reports across key roles in the digital and technology sectors since 2007, and this latest edition focuses on CFOs. 

Press Release
21 December 2017
Oden Technologies lands John Turek for CTO role

Oden Technologies, the global manufacturing data and analytics SaaS provider headquartered in New York City, has appointed John Turek to the role of CTO, following a successful executive search led by Renovata Partners.

News from our clients
19 December 2017
City AM: “A stake in tech star IP Solutions has been snapped up by private equity firm LDC”

City AM has reported on an investment by LDC (the highly successful private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group) in IP Solutions, the innovative UK communications technology firm and Renovata Partners client.

News from our clients
12 December 2017
Index Ventures launches guide to stock options for European startups

Leading Venture Capital investor, Index Ventures, has launched a much needed guide to the incentivisation of talent in European startups.

Remarkably, Index says, “In Europe, startups aren't sufficiently rewarding the risk people take by joining them. On the whole, they’re not offering enough people a meaningful stake in the business. As a result, Europe is currently failing to attract and retain the talent it needs to produce the next global tech giant”.

News
05 December 2017
Recruitment Guide: Chief Product Officer

Product roles are some of the toughest hires in technology businesses today. It’s a mission-critical function, talent is scarce and demand high. High-growth businesses must recruit with foresight and clarity for this role.

In this guide, Renovata Partners Consultant, Andrew Utrup, collates the insight from our many CPO and Head of Product executive search processes over the past couple of years to give you perspectives for an optimal outcome. He explains the key competing priorities for a CPO and how to recruit for skills that will balance those priorities in your organisation.

Press Release
27 November 2017
Renovata Partners welcomes Sarah Clark as EA/Project Co-ordinator

Renovata Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Clark to join our growing support team. Sarah will serve as EA to Partner, Kate Harrison, and provide additional support to the Renovata consultants in the London office.

Having earned a degree in English from Leeds University, Yorkshire-born Sarah has worked in recruitment for her whole career, consistently increasing her knowledge and skillset.

Press Release
27 November 2017
Renovata finds VP, Logistics and Operations for MakeSpace

Founded and based in space-poor New York City, MakeSpace is the market-leader in the ‘full service’ storage business. Renovata Partners is delighted to announce the appointment of Jesus Flores del Bosque to the role of VP, Logistics and Operations.

Press Release
24 November 2017
Orit Meidan heads Data Partnerships at zeotap

zeotap is a Berlin-headquartered Big Data platform which delivers highly granular mainly mobile-sourced data assets to the digital advertising market. Following a successful executive search conducted by Renovata Partners, Orit Meidan joins the company in the role of Director of Data Partnerships, UK.

Press Release
02 November 2017
Miles Williams joins JW Player as Chief Marketing Officer

JW Player, the world’s largest network-independent video platform, today announced the appointment of Miles Williams to Chief Marketing Officer, following a successful search by Renovata Partners.

Press Release
27 September 2017
RP's third leader for Fuse Universal: Tim O'Donoghue joins as CTO

Renovata Partners is delighted to announce a third appointment to the senior team at London-based blended learning platform, Fuse Universal. Taking responsibility for the platform at the heart of Fuse’s learning engagement offering, Tim O’Donoghue joins as Chief Technology Officer.

News from our clients
26 September 2017
The Street: “LittleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit Named To TTPM Most Wanted List”

Renovata Partners client, LittleBits, is the leader in invention-based learning. The company’s simple yet multi-functional electronic blocks unlock a world of creativity with a very low bar to engagement.

News from our clients
26 September 2017
TechCrunch: “Vimeo acquires Livestream, launches its own live video product”

TechCrunch reports on the acquisition of Livestream, the live video streaming platform and Renovata Partners client, by hosting and streaming leader, Vimeo.

Press Release
25 September 2017
Pat Shores joins Shapeways as Chief Commercial Officer; search by Renovata Partners

Based in New York City, Shapeways is the world's leading 3D printing and manufacturing community and online marketplace. Following an executive search led by Renovata Partners, the business has appointed Pat Shores as Chief Commercial Officer.

News from our clients
22 September 2017
Fortune: “Albertsons Challenges Amazon and Buys Meal-Kit Startup Plated”

Several sources have reported on the acquisition of Plated, the fast-growing meal-kit business and Renovata Partners client, by national grocery chain, Albertsons. The full terms have not been disclosed, but the deal values Plated anywhere between $200m and $300m.

News from our clients
04 September 2017
Finsmes: “Apica Raises USD$12M in Funding”

Finsmes, the Private Equity and Venture Capital newswire, reports that Sweden’s Apica, a Renovata Partners client, has secured a further $12m in funding.

News
21 August 2017
How important is Talent to the Founder/CEO?

Ask any CEO what the most important piece of their business is, and most will say our “talent & people”. That’s ahead of security, technology, sales, the lot. Yet look at the “Our Team” section of early/earlier stage/growth technology companies’ websites, and you will probably find an HR leader who is a process/functional HR Generalist, and who rarely, if ever, reports to the CEO. Why?

Press Release
21 August 2017
Renovata deepens Fuse Universal relationship with CRO search

Renovata Partners is pleased to announce its latest successful executive search for Fuse Universal, the high-growth, London-based blended learning platform: Rob Harrison joins the company as Chief Revenue Officer.

News
24 July 2017
Who’s going to help you build a billion dollar company?

Before you read this as a ‘how-to-manual’, let’s be clear: if there was a paint-by-numbers way to reach $1B, everybody would be doing it. There isn’t a magic formula. But you can build a team with the structure and skills to dramatically improve your chances of success.

News from our clients
20 July 2017
VentureBeat: “Receipt Bank raises $50 million to help bookkeepers automate data extraction from invoices”

VentureBeat, along with much of the tech press, reports on London’s Receipt Bank, which has raised a $50M B-round from sole investor, Insight Venture Partners.

News from our clients
11 July 2017
Samsung: “Meet Samsung NEXT’s MD of Europe, Felix Petersen”

Samsung NEXT is the Korean technology giant’s innovation partnership, designed to help grow and scale new businesses which can help the Samsung ecosystem continue to thrive through an entrepreneurial culture.

Press Release
11 July 2017
Daryl Paton joins Universe Group plc as CFO

Universe Group plc (UNG.L), a leading developer and supplier of point of sale, payment and on-line loyalty systems, is pleased to announce with immediate effect the appointment of Daryl Paton as Chief Financial Officer of the Group.

News from our clients
27 June 2017
TechCrunch: “Visa takes a strategic stake in Klarna, the finance startup out of Sweden”

Finance sites (Bloomberg, FT), the Fintech press and TechCrunch have all reported on Visa’s investment in Renovata Partners client, Klarna.

Press Release
26 June 2017
Renovata welcomes new Partner, marketing specialist Kate Harrison

Renovata Partners is delighted to announce the appointment of Kate Harrison, who joins the London office as a Partner.

News from our clients
22 June 2017
Pitchbook: “Farfetch nets $397M as China targets Europe's young guns”

Pitchbook reports that Renovata Partners client, Farfetch, is capping an exceptional month with a $397M investment from Chinese retailer JD.com.

Press Release
16 June 2017
Renovata Partners welcomes Lisa Morgan to London office

Renovata Partners is delighted to announce the appointment of Lisa Morgan, who joins our European team based in London.

Press Release
14 June 2017
Peter Dille joins littleBits as Vice President, Marketing

littleBits, the open-source electronics manufacturer that enables everyone to become an inventor, has appointed Peter Dille to the position of Vice President, Marketing, following an executive search led by Renovata Partners.

Press Release
13 June 2017
Insurance pioneer Lemonade appoints Tim Bixby to CFO role

Lemonade, the transformative property and casualty insurance company, has appointed Tim Bixby, to the role of CFO following a successful search led by Renovata Partners.

News from our clients
06 June 2017
Bloomberg: “Snap Said to Buy Placed for $125 Million to Track Ad Effects”

Bloomberg reports on Snap’s acquisition of Placed, the Renovata Partners client that measures the offline success of digital advertising campaigns.

News from our clients
30 May 2017
Private Equity Hub: “Market Logic racks up funding from Sycamore, Summit and GENUI”

The PE Hub Network reports that Market Logic, the marketing information platform and Renovata Partners client, has secured a new £45m round of funding.

Press Release
30 May 2017
Peter Smith and Megan Galbraith join Centric Digital

Centric Digital, a leading digital transformation company serving the Fortune 500 with offices in New York and San Francisco, has appointed two key regional leaders following executive searches led by Renovata Partners. Peter Smith takes the role of VP, Central, and Megan Galbraith is appointed VP, East.

Press Release
29 May 2017
Carina Moran joins Renovata Partners NYC office as Senior Associate

Renovata Partners is delighted to announce Carina Moran’s appointment as Senior Associate; she will work in our New York office.

Press Release
23 May 2017
Alex Gayer joins Receipt Bank as CFO

Renovata Partners is delighted to announce the appointment of Alex Gayer FCA MBA as CFO of Receipt Bank, the finance function automation platform based in London, UK.

News from our clients
17 May 2017
Business Insider: “TransferWise says it is on track to do £100 million in revenue this year and is profitable”

Business Insider reports that TransferWise, a Renovata Partners client, is on track to break £100m in revenues for 2017 and is operationally profitable.

Press Release
28 April 2017
Vanessa Dill boosts Renovata Partners' German ambitions

Renovata Partners is delighted to announce the appointment of Vanessa Dill as a Consultant in the European team.

Press Release
20 April 2017
Renovata welcomes newest member of Research team, Alex Zaharia

Renovata Partners is delighted to welcome Alex Zaharia to our world-class Research team. 

News from our clients
11 April 2017
BusinessWire: “Coty Appoints Sean Foster as Global Senior Vice President of eCommerce”

Renovata Partners conducted the executive search which led to the appointment of Sean Foster as SVP, eCommerce at Coty.

Coty is one of the world’s largest beauty companies with approximately $9 billion in revenue; the global leader in fragrance, a strong number two in professional salon hair color & styling, and number three in color cosmetics.

News from our clients
05 April 2017
Logistics Business Review: “BluJay Solutions buys UK firm Blackbay”

LBR reports on the purchase of logistics mobile platform and Renovata Partners client, Blackbay, by supply chain software and services provider BluJay Solutions.

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