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Chief Revenue Officer

London

1st August 2017
GoCardless appoints Andrew Gilboy as Chief Revenue Officer

Renaissance Leadership is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Gilboy as Chief Revenue Officer at GoCardless, the leading online payments solutions company.

Andrew joins GoCardless from enterprise cloud eCommerce solutions specialist Demandware where he was VP EMEA for five years, culminating in a successful acquisition by Salesforce in 2016 for $2.8bn.

Andrew has extensive experience in senior enterprise solution sales leadership roles prior to Demandware. He was VP EMEA -Enterprise at Oracle (moving across as part of the Stellent acquisition) and has also held key roles at BMC, Interlink and IBM.

During a highly impressive career to date Andrew has been involved in several IPOs and successful trade sales to global technology giants like IBM, Oracle and Salesforce. Andrew joins the GoCardless executive team working alongside founder CEO Hiroki Takeuchi and CTO / CPO Carlos Gonzalez-Cadenas. Andrew has a BSc in Management Sciences from the University of Manchester.

GoCardless was founded in 2011 and has quickly become the UK’s leading Direct Debit provider, simplifying direct debit and opening up access to companies who could never previously use it.

As one of London’s leading Fintech start-ups their client base is impressive ranging from organisations like small gym or scout groups up to enterprise customers like The Guardian and the UK Government. They have recently launched international operations in France, Germany and other European centres. Their latest funding round in 2016 saw them raise $13 million in investment led by Notion Capital. Other investors include Balderton Capital, Accel Partners and Passion Capital.

For more information visit www.gocardless.com

This search was conducted by Tony Willis and Claire May.

EVP and CRO

Waltham, Mass.

1st August 2017
Carbon Black Appoints Thomas Hansen to Lead Worldwide Sales

Carbon Black, the leader in next-generation endpoint security, today announced the company has hired Thomas Hansen as chief revenue officer and executive vice president.

A former global executive at both Microsoft and Dropbox, Hansen will lead Carbon Black’s worldwide sales, sales engineering, channel sales, customer success, and customer services.

Prior to joining Carbon Black, Hansen worked as Dropbox’s global vice president of revenue from 2015 to 2017 and played a key role in making the company the fastest SaaS company to reach $1B in revenue, according to IDC. During his tenure, Hansen led the company’s significant growth with a global, multi-channel, go-to-market strategy that helped Dropbox surpass $1B in annualized revenue run rate.

At Microsoft from 2001 until 2015, Hansen most recently served as the worldwide vice president of the SMB organization at the company’s headquarters in Redmond, WA, where he was responsible for a global team of sales, marketing, and partner management professionals and led a multi-billion dollar, fast-growing business. While at Microsoft, Hansen’s team recruited and built one of the world’s largest cloud ecosystem of partners.

“We’re excited to welcome Thomas to the Carbon Black team,” said Patrick Morley, Carbon Black’s president & CEO. “His extensive experience in managing and growing global teams will help Carbon Black accelerate our go-to-market strategy around the globe and guide our transition to becoming a leading cloud company.”

Born, raised, and educated in Denmark, Hansen has also lived in South Africa, Thailand, and Turkey. He holds a master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. He is married with three children and currently lives in Seattle.

“As the market leader in endpoint security, Carbon Black is well-positioned to empower customers around the globe to prevent, detect and respond to the most advanced cyberattacks,” Hansen said. “I am honored to be working with the Carbon Black team as we continue to grow our global footprint and mentor our employees to advance in their careers.”

About Carbon Black

Carbon Black is the leading provider of next-generation endpoint security. With more than 9 million endpoints under management, Carbon Black has more than 3,000 customers, including 30 of the Fortune 100. These customers use Carbon Black to replace legacy antivirus, lock down critical systems, hunt threats, and protect their endpoints from the most advanced cyberattacks, including non-malware attacks.

For more information visit www.carbonblack.com

This search was conducted by Ben Anderson and Mehrnaz Zuie

Chief Marketing Officer

San Francisco, CA

30th July 2017
Everwise appoints Anirban Datta as Chief Marketing Officer

Everwise, a platform that helps professionals boost their careers by connecting them with expert mentors,  appoints Anirban Datta as Chief Marketing Officer.
Anirban was previously Chief Marketing Officer at Boardvantage where he led all aspects of marketing. Previously, he was Co-Founder and CEO of Shopilly, a commerce start-up, and VP Product at MyWire, a digital media marketplace led by the founder of Webvan and Borders. Prior to that, Anirban had positions at companies including eBay, Skype, and Blue Marin Software, a leading eCommerce technology company that IPO’ed in 2000.
About Everwise
Everwise connects employees with the people, resources and feedback they need to be more productive and successful at every stage of their career. Over 250 customers include Visa, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, PayPal, Genentech, Twitter, Pinterest and Lyft. Everwise is backed by Sequoia and Canvas Ventures. For more information visit www.geteverwise.com
This search was conducted by Mateo C’de Baca and Mehrnaz Zuie

Chief Information Officer

London

28th July 2017
Addison Lee appoints Ian Cohen as Chief Information Officer

Renaissance Leadership is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Cohen as Chief Information Officer at Addison Lee, the premium car service and courier company.

Ian joins from insight consultancy Lumen 360 where he helped start-ups and growth companies scale out their technology and product organisations. His previous technology leadership roles include Group CIO at Jardine Lloyd Thomson, Group CIO/CTO at Associated Newspapers and CTO/Global IT Director for the Financial Times/ft.com.

Ian is a specialist in directing and delivering “digital enabled business transformation” and joins the leadership team at Addison Lee to work with CEO Andy Boland and his new executive team. Ian studied Chemistry at the University of London.

Founded in 1975, Addison Lee is a premium car and delivery services business operating out of its HQ in London, where it has a fleet of 5,000 cars and transports over 10m customers each year. It is the leading private hire car operator in the UK and has the biggest fleet of any operator across Europe where their business grew by 40% last year. The business now has a supply chain of executive car services across 80 countries, boosted by the acquisition of Tristar and Flyte Tyme. Recently the business has made a number of acquisitions to extend its reach in the UK and internationally. The business is owned by Private Equity Group Carlyle.

For more information visit www.addisonlee.com

This search was conducted by Tony Willis and Hannah Hill.

Chief Executive Officer, North America

Orlando, FL

21st June 2017
Magic Memories announces the appointment of George Reider as North American Chief Executive Officer

Magic Memories, the global leader in capturing, creating and sharing memories, today announced the appointment of George Reider as North American Chief Executive Officer. Reporting to Group CEO Chris Warhurst, George will be responsible for the growth and direction of Magic Memories’ operations in the United States and Canada. This announcement follows Magic Memories’ recent appointment of two Silicon Valley veterans to its board, Jeff Ryan and Sanjay Dholakia.

“George’s appointment marks another exciting milestone in the development of our North American operations,” said Warhurst. “The combination of his retail ecommerce experience with our growing business will create a solid foundation on which to build our future efforts.”

George is a highly experienced retail industry executive who has held senior leadership roles within fast-paced, digitally-driven environments. For the last three years, he has worked closely with retail technology and online apparel startups at various stages of development. Prior to his consulting role, George served as White House Black Market’s SVP of Stores and Operations where he oversaw both the full-priced and outlet divisions. He also previously held leadership roles at Ann Taylor Corporation, Polo Ralph Lauren and Gap, Inc.

Founded in New Zealand in 1995, Magic Memories is the global leader in helping guests capture, create and share their experiences at the world’s best-loved tourism, sport, cultural, and leisure attractions. We help 150 million guests share over 300 million memories each year. Now operating in 10 countries, Magic Memories continues to invest in the evolution of personalized experiences for guests at major entertainment venues across the globe.

Visit www.magicmemories.com for more information.
This search was conducted by Ben Anderson and Sean Nadir

VP Global Sales

San Jose, CA

20th June 2017
Infoworks appoints Greg Dennison as Vice President of Global Sales

Greg Dennison joins Infoworks.io, the industry leader in enterprise data warehousing on Hadoop, as their Vice President of Global Sales.

Greg is an Enterprise Software Sales Executive with 20 years experience. He has in-depth knowledge of how to create repeatable sales processes in established companies and fast growing start-ups at such as 1010data, Cloudera, Opsware, and Aster Data.

The Infoworks platform provides the market’s first and only automated, end-to- end solution for modern data warehousing on Hadoop. Infoworks provides complete functionality from data ingestion, data synchronization and building data models and cubes in a single platform — reducing the time to production from months to days. Based in Silicon Valley and founded by experts in data warehousing and Big Data, Infoworks is backed by Centerview Capital Technology and Nexus Venture Partners. For more information visit www.infoworks.io.
This search was conducted by Alec DeCherney and Sean Nadir

Board of Directors

New Zealand

14th June 2017
Magic Memories announces the appointment of Jeff Ryan and Sanjay Dholakia to its Board of Directors

“We’re thrilled Jeff and Sanjay are joining our Board as we continue to scale our North American operations and look for new opportunities to surprise and delight our guests,” said Mark Bowman, Chairman of the Board, Magic Memories.
Jeff serves as Senior Vice President of People at GoPro where he is responsible for global Human Resources. He joined the activity capture, photo, and video content company just prior to their public offering and has seen the business through rapid growth and change. Prior to joining GoPro, Jeff held senior leadership roles with Electronic Arts and CBS Interactive.
Sanjay most recently served as Marketo’s CMO for nearly five years, leading the marketing department through its worldwide expansion and IPO. He joined Marketo through the acquisition of social software company Crowd Factory, where he served as CEO. Prior to joining Crowd Factory, Sanjay held senior leadership roles at Lithium Technologies, SumTotal Systems, and McKinsey & Company and Andersen Consulting.
Founded in New Zealand in 1995, Magic Memories is the global leader in helping guests capture, create and share their experiences at the world’s best-loved tourism, sport, cultural, and leisure attractions. Now operating nearly 200 sites worldwide, Magic Memories continues to invest in the evolution of personalized experiences for guests at major entertainment venues across the globe.
Visit www.magicmemories.com for more information.
This search was conducted by Ben Anderson

VP Strategy

Mountain View, CA

13th June 2017
Tintri appoints Rohit Dube as Vice President, Strategy

Rohit Dube joins Tintri Inc. as Vice President of Strategy where he will work with the executive team to balance growth with profitability.

Prior to joining Tintri, Rohit spent several years in Information Security Product Management roles at FireEye and Cisco. At FireEye, Rohit’s contributions included setting pricing strategy and developing a plan to transition the product portfolio from a basket of point products to a platform. At Cisco, Rohit was responsible for software product management of the firewall product portfolio.
Tintri offers an enterprise cloud infrastructure built on a public cloud-like web services architecture and RESTful APIs. Organizations use Tintri all-flash storage with scale-out and automation as a foundation for their own clouds—to build agile development environments for cloud-native applications and to run mission-critical enterprise applications. Tintri enables users to guarantee the performance of their applications, automate common IT tasks to reduce operating expenses, troubleshoot across their infrastructure, and predict an organization’s needs to scale—the underpinnings of a modern data center. That’s why leading cloud service providers and enterprises, including Comcast, Chevron, NASA, Toyota, United Healthcare and 21 of the Fortune 100 companies, trust Tintri with enterprise cloud.
For more information visit www.tintri.com
This search was conducted by Ben Anderson and Mehrnaz Zuie

Commercial Director

London

7th June 2017
uSwitch.com appoints Mathew Shepherd as its new Commercial Director

Mathew joins the impartial comparison and switching service from energy and home services supplier SSE where he was Director of Propositions. Prior to that Mathew was Commercial Director for Laithwaites Wine, the world’s largest direct wine business. 

He also held senior commercial and marketing roles with Cigna Insurance, Hastings Direct, British Gas and RAC.

Mathew has a BA Hons from Durham University and a Marketing Diploma from CIM. 

 

Headquartered in London, uSwitch was founded in 2000 and is an impartial price comparison site for a range of energy, personal finance, insurance and communications services. Based on site traffic it is the third largest comparison site in the UK and in 2015 it was acquired by the Zoopla Property Group in a deal that valued the company at over £150 million.

 

For more information visit www.uswitch.com

 

This search was conducted by Steve Bishop

VP Marketing

Mountain View, CA

1st June 2017
Awake Networks appoints Rudolph Araujo as Vice President of Marketing

At Awake, Rudolph will be responsible for launching the company out of stealth and head all marketing functions.
Prior to Awake, Rudolph ran the Product Marketing team at FireEye where he focused on defining the messaging and go to market strategies for the portfolio. He started his FireEye career as one of the leaders of the Incident Response practice in FireEye Labs where he worked with customers to help them respond to breaches. Before FireEye, Rudolph was a Director of Professional Services at Intel Security where he was a leader in the Foundstone Services practice.
Rudolph is a contributor to a number of industry journals such as Software Magazine, where he writes a column on security. His work has also been published in academic journals like IEEE’s Security & Privacy Magazine. Rudolph has been honored for the last 14 years in a row with the Microsoft Security MVP Award in recognition of his thought leadership and contributions to the security communities. He has also written the foreword for the Microsoft Web Services Security Guide and is a contributing author / technical editor to the books Developing More-Secure Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 Applications and Gray Hat Hacking – The Ethical Hacker’s Handbook. Rudolph is a speaker at security and developer conferences such as OWASP, Microsoft Tech-Ed, SD West and SD Best Practices.
Founded in 2014, Awake Networks is a provider of a next-generation network security and analytics platform. The company’s next-generation network security and analytics platform allows re-imagining network security and offers visibility into network operations and security.
For more information, visit www.awakenetworks.com
This search was conducted by Ben Anderson