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Chief Product Officer

Waltham, MA

27th December 2016
Carbon Black appoints Ryan Polk as Chief Product Officer

Ryan joins Carbon Black from CA Technologies, where he was responsible for the engineering and product management team as well as the leader of three main products. He joined CA Technologies through the acquisition of Rally Software in 2015 for $533M. Ryan also has experience working at VMS Gaming, Trans World Heath Services, Washington Mutual, Chateau Ste Michelle, and Truckee Meadow Community College. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Psychology from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
Carbon Black delivers the industry’s most complete endpoint security platform. “Whatever your endpoint security needs and goals, and wherever you’re starting, we can help.” Carbon Black is privately held and based in Waltham, Mass.

For more information visit www.carbonblack.com
This search was conducted by Ben Anderson and Mehrnaz Zuie.

Commercial Director - B2B and International Development


21st November 2016
Addison Lee appoints Robert McGinn as Commercial Director – B2B and International Development

Addison Lee, the premium taxi and delivery services business, has appointed Robert McGinn as Commercial Director B2B and International Development.

Robert joins Addison Lee from Experian (the international credit and information Services group) where he was Sales Director EMEA returning the region to top line growth with revenues of over $200m. Prior to his role at Experian Robert worked in senior commercial roles for BT Global Services and Verizon.

Founded in 1975, Addison Lee is a premium taxi and delivery services business operating out of its HQ in London, where it has a fleet of 5,000 taxis and transports over 10m customers each year. Addison Lee is the largest private hire car operator in the UK and has the biggest fleet of any operator across Europe.

The business has a staff of 700 and is owned by Private Equity Group Carlyle.


Global Head of Sales Development


21st November 2016
Just Eat appoints Siddarth Bajeva as Global Head of Sales Development

Just Eat, the FTSE listed global consumer internet company, has appointed Siddharth (Sid) Baveja as Global Head of Sales Development.

Sid joins Just Eat from Viagogo (the online ticket marketplace) where he spent five years, most recently as Director of Sales Operations and New Markets, where he launched the Sales Operations Group across 14 countries. Prior to Viagogo Sid worked as a financial analyst with Goldman Sachs out of their Houston office. Sid studied in the U.S. and attended the Tuck School of Business.

Just Eat is one of the most successful global consumer internet companies to launch in Europe in the past decade. The business is approaching $4.5bn in valuation and has continued to expand its global footprint since their IPO. This role gives a rare opportunity to play a lead role driving the international expansion of a European headquartered internet company.

In his new role Sid will influence growth strategy across Just Eats’ global markets by supporting, leading and managing initiatives to bring a more data centric, innovative approach to driving revenue growth.


Global Commercial and Industrial General Manager


20th November 2016
ATG Media appoints Ricardo Barcellos as Global Industrial and Commercial General Manager

Ricardo joins ATG Media from Globe Telecom where, as Head of Globe Europe, he set up their UK operations from scratch. Prior to his role at Globe Telecom Ricardo worked at Google (Motorola division) and Bain & Co. Ricardo holds an MBA from Insead and a BA in Electrical Engineering.

ATG Media is the global provider of live webcast and timed auctions with offices in London and Seattle. As pioneers in the industry, ATG Media saw an opportunity to bring together buyers and sellers online, launching the-saleroom.com in 2001 and i-bidder.com in 2007. With the acquisition of BidSpotter in 2013 the company has continued with its strategy of rapid growth. The business has further plans to grow through potential acquisitions, organically, as more categories are added at auction, and as they develop white label auction platforms for auctioneers not currently using their brands.

In June 2014 ECI partnered with ATG Media and existing investor Mobeus Equity Partners to take the business forward. The investment will enable the company to continue with the international acquisitive expansion strategy pursued under Mobeus’s tenure.


Chief Revenue Officer

Pasadena, CA

16th November 2016
Green Dot appoints Brett Narlinger as Chief Revenue Officer

Green Dot announces the appointment of Brett Narlinger as Chief Revenue Officer. “We welcome Brett from Mercury Payments, the high growth and leading FinTech merchant processor where Brett served as Chief Revenue Officer prior to its sale to Vantiv. Before Mercury, Brett served as Executive Vice President at Bank of America Merchant Services, and prior to that spent over 17 years leading the enterprise sales efforts for First Data Corporation. Brett is a deeply experienced sales and revenue leader, who is known to be an aggressive, highly accountable and highly ethical business builder, who has a strong track record of success in recruiting and managing world-class revenue teams. Brett is someone who will be a great fit in the Green Dot’s performance culture, and we both look forward to him starting his new role on November 28” said Steve Streit, CEO of Green Dot.


Green Dot is a leading prepaid financial services company providing simple, low-cost and convenient money management solutions to a broad base of U.S. consumers. We sell our cards and offer our reload services nationwide at approximately 50,000 retail store locations, which provide consumers convenient access to our products and services. Our technology platform, Green PlaNET, provides essential functionality, including point-of-sale connectivity and interoperability with Visa, MasterCard and other payment or funds transfer networks, and compliance and other capabilities to our Green Dot Network, enabling real-time transactions in a secure environment. The combination of our innovative products, broad retail distribution and proprietary technology creates powerful network effects, which we believe enhance the value we deliver to our customers, retail distributors and other participants in our network.


For more information visit https://www.greendot.com/

This search was conducted by Mateo C’de Baca and Sean Nadir



14th November 2016
Currency Cloud announce the appointment of Ed Addario as CTO

Ed Addario joins market leading foreign exchange platform Currency Cloud from Misys where he was Global Head of Architecture and Integration. Prior to Misys Ed was SVP Technology with Monitise.

Currency Cloud provides a market leading foreign exchange platform. They are aiming to fundamentally change the deliverable FX market. The company has developed a powerful foreign exchange and international payments technology platform. By making the market transparent, cheap and simple to access via this platform, their clients can deliver any foreign exchange payments related service to their own customers or facilitate their own cross border payments requirements.

Currency Cloud currently processes over $10 billion in payments per annum across multiple currencies through 150+ accounts. Current processing volumes have doubled in the past year to over 100,000 payments a month and should double again by year-end. They are regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority.

The company is backed by leading investors including; Atlas Ventures, Sapphire Ventures (formerly SAP Ventures), Notion Capital, Anthemis and Rakuten.


This search was conducted by Sebastian Kayll and Vania Pickles

SVP Global Sales

Newark, CA

2nd November 2016
Zephyr appoints Ron Gupta as Senior Vice President of Global Sales

Zephyr, a leading provider of enterprise test management solutions, today announces the addition of Ron Gupta, Senior Vice President Global Sales. As Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Gupta will be tasked with refining and executing Zephyr’s sales strategy. Prior to joining Zephyr, he held leadership and executive positions at companies such as TIBCO, Edifecs, Pegasystems and CSC.

“These additions to the management team will provide the organization with the experience and vision necessary to strengthen our position as the leader in the enterprise test management software space,” said Scott Johnson, CEO of Zephyr. “Each person was carefully chosen to boost product adoption across enterprise organizations on a global scale.”

Zephyr is a leading provider of on-demand, real-time enterprise test management solutions, offering innovative applications, seamless integrations and unparalleled, real-time visibility into the quality and status of software projects. Zephyr products are the fastest growing agile test management products in the world, with more than 10,000 global customers in 100 countries. The company’s feature-rich products address today’s dynamic and global needs across a variety of industries including finance, healthcare, media, mobile, IT services and enterprise software. Zephyr is headquartered in Newark, CA with offices in Europe and India.

For more information visit http://www.getzephyr.com/

This search was conducted by Randy Kehrberg and Sean Nadir



13th October 2016
Couchbase appoints Rowan Scranage as VP EMEA

Couchbase is a leading provider of NoSQL database solutions. They have raised $150 million in funding from leading venture capitalists, including Accel Partners, Mayfield and Sorensen Capital.

The incoming VP EMEA Rowan Scranage has joined from Amdocs where he led global sales for their Big Data division.

Commenting on the assignment the SVP WW Sales and Field Operations, Shekhar Iyer, said: “It was an absolute pleasure to work with Sebastian. He has an impeccable professional approach and yet a driven mind set to get things done quickly. His ability to understand the real elements of the search, mobilize the network and move things forward are exceptional. I also really appreciated his flexibility as this is critical in the global world that we operate in. I have the highest praise for Sebastian and would not think twice in working with him again.”

This search was conducted by Sebastian Kayll and Vania Pickles

Chief Marketing Officer

Sunnyvale, CA

30th September 2016
Clari announces the appointment of David Karel as Chief Marketing Officer

Karel joins Clari from LinkedIn, where he was Head of B2B Marketing for the company’s Marketing Solutions business. Prior to LinkedIn, David was VP of Product Marketing at SuccessFactors and then CMO at Bizo, where he was responsible for building out the company’s marketing effort which helped scale revenue to a $50M+ run-rate before being acquired by LinkedIn.

“As we build on our current momentum in the market, it will be critical to build out a high performing marketing engine to fuel our growth,” said Andy Byrne, CEO of Clari. “David is a world-class strategic marketer with a proven track record of doing just that for high growth companies, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome him to the team.”

Karel brings to Clari over 20 years of experience in B2B marketing, sales and business development and will lead Clari’s global marketing strategy as the company scales through its next phase of growth.

Clari is the leading provider of sales execution and forecasting solutions. Sales teams from industry leading companies like Box, Juniper Networks, Symantec, Palo Alto Networks, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise use Clari to drive forecast accuracy and show their sales teams where to focus to close more business, faster. Combining data science and bot-driven prescriptive insights, the Clari platform gives execs confidence in the forecast, make sales managers better coaches, and puts sales reps in position to crush their numbers every quarter. Clari is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. For additional information, visit us at Clari.com and follow us @clarihq.

For more information visit http://www.clari.com/

This search was conducted by Ben Anderson and Robert Carter.

Group Brand Director


29th September 2016
Treatwell announces the appointment of Joanna Christie as Group Brand Director

Joanna joins from the revolutionary fashion and technology platform Lyst, where she held the position of Global Head of Brand and Communications. Arriving as the company’s first brand guardian, she was responsible for defining their brand strategy across Europe and the US.

Coming from a luxury background – immediately prior to Lyst Joanna worked for the Richemont Group in various Global PR and Brand related roles, and her early career was spent at London’s leading fashion and beauty PR agency Modus.  

Ines Ures, Chief Marketing Officer at Treatwell said “We are delighted Joanna chose to join the Treatwell business. Her background and knowledge of both the beauty and luxury markets, combined with her depth of experience around brand and digital marketing will be key in strengthening our brand – helping us to create a consistent communications strategy across all our markets”.

 Joanna commented “I am delighted to join the Treatwell team as Group Brand Director. Opportunities like this are so rare – to find an innovative and vertical defining business at such a key time in its global brand evolution, with not only a brilliantly commercial but also creatively spirited team. I’m excited to get started and continue their magic.” 

Formerly Wahanda, today Treatwell is the largest hair and beauty bookings website in Europe. We’re an eclectic group of 500 people working in offices throughout Europe, with over 20,000 local partners. It amounts to one amazing company: a 24/7 beauty bookings platform that puts customers and salon managers in control, lets you book at times and prices that suit you, and gives you all the style know-how you need to look and feel amazing. For more information visit www.treatwell.co.uk

This search was conducted by Steve Bishop and Claire May.