Press Release
09 May 2018

Renovata grows Nordics team with Aina Elnan

Renovata is delighted to announce the appointment of Aina Elnan as Senior Associate; covering Executive Search briefs for the vibrant Nordic startup scene from our Stockholm office.

Nobody can accuse Oslo-born Aina of lacking entrepreneurial credentials. At the age of 18, she founded her own beauty services business and by 21 had built up a sufficient client list that the business could be profitably sold.

Moving to London, she looked for a new career. “Any services business is as much about building relationships as providing the service itself. It’s about operating successfully and profitably while being considerate to the intensely specific needs of people and their organisations – so recruitment was a natural jump.”

It became her career when, in 2009, Aina found herself in a temp agency bringing in six times the revenues of her predecessor. “I’ve really found my calling”, she says. “And while I’ve moved progressively up the recruitment profession to C-Suite Executive Search for roles in Silicon Valley, London, Oslo, Stockholm, NYC, Madrid and APAC; that Contingent experience is something I still value. Knowing how to marry the urgency of Contingent work with the quality and process orientation of Search is ideal for today’s high-growth startups.”

After nine years in London, Aina is returning to Scandinavia for Renovata’s Stockholm office. She says, “I’m obviously excited to be returning to the Nordics, but even more so about what I can do there. Our Stockholm presence is still very new and having already been part of taking a business unit from £0 to £5M turnover, this is an ideal opportunity to shine.”

Michael McDonnell, Partner and leader of the Stockholm office, says “I’m delighted to welcome Aina to our Nordics operation. It’s a hugely exciting time for tech in this region and just as exciting for our business. Renovata clients here include Spotify which has just achieved an innovative IPO and a clutch of unicorns like Klarna.  Aina brings similar commercial excellence to our team here.”

We are hiring in London, New York, Berlin and Stockholm.  If you are interested in joining Renovata at the heart of digital transformation, please check out the Join Our Team page for more information.

About Renovata
Renovata is a leading international executive search firm focused on serving the world’s most ambitious businesses. For over 15 years, the team has worked with entrepreneurs, investors and corporates to recruit growth-driving boards and management teams throughout Europe and North America.  Renovata has offices in the UK, US, Germany and Sweden. 

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