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VP Digital Technology


31st May 2019
Carlos Morgado appointed VP Digital Technology at Lilium

Carlos joined Lilium in May 2019 after seven highly successful years with Just Eat as CTO, the unicorn food ordering and delivery service which successfully IPO’d on the LSE in 2009.  Carlos built the technology function at Just Eat to a peak of 800 engineers.

Carlos holds a Ph.D in High Energy Particle Physics from the University of Bristol.

Lilium enables you to travel 5 times faster than a car by introducing the world’s first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jet. You won’t have to own one, you will simply pay per ride and call it with a push of a button. Its mission is to make air taxis available to everyone and as affordable as riding a car, while preserving the environment and working towards a sustainable future.

Able to fly distances of up to 300km at a speed of 300km/h and operated without the need for runways or airports, it is the technology that will change travel forever.  Lilium’s quiet aircraft enables access to city centres via the air. A large network of small landing pads and central places in cities will allow passengers to fly quickly to and from many locations.

The business is backed by leading global investors Atomico and Tencent, and has a stellar Board.

For further information visit: www.lilium.com

This assignment was conducted by Graeme Bilsland and Hannah Hill.



1st May 2019
7digital appoints John Aalbers as CEO

7digital is delighted to announce the appointment of John Aalbers as CEO. AIM listed 7digital are global leaders in end-to-end B2B digital music solutions, providing robust and scalable infrastructure to create music streaming services for a diverse range of enterprise customers.

John has significant scale up and exit experience having previously built and sold Arts Alliance Media and Volubill as CEO.

For further information visit: www.7digital.com

This assignment was conducted by John Smith and Kay Souter.

Sales Vice President

San Francisco, CA

30th April 2019
Ariel Myers Appointed as Vice President of Sales at Concord

Concord is a developer of a contract management software designed to streamline the contract life cycle management process. The company’s software offers double authentication, unlimited storage, free and unlimited electronic signatures, enabling independent contractors, and small and medium businesses to collaborate easier on documents internally and with third parties across the entire contract life cycle.


About Ariel Myers

Across his career scaling SaaS ventures, Ariel has earned a reputation for launching initial sales and marketing operations and infrastructures, building top-talent sales teams from scratch, and developing end-to-end training programs that lay the foundation for exponential revenue growth. In addition to launching revenue-generating sales and marketing machines, Ariel has helped companies successfully complete Series A & B fundraises with investors and VCs and have transformed business models from SMB-focused accounts to high-value, upper-market enterprise contracts.

Recent career highlights include increasing ARR by 108% and ACV by over 124% as Chief Revenue Officer for Apollo.io, delivering 650% ARR Growth (from $4M to over $30M) as Vice President for Global Sales at Recurly, as well as scaling operations from just 7 people to over 150 and increased sales from $1M to $17M annually as the Managing Director for Vendini.


For more information visit https://www.concordnow.com/
This search was conducted by Mateo C’de Baca and Nick Michaels.

Chief Operating Officer


15th April 2019
Tim Critchley appointed as COO at Squared Up

Squared Up is delighted to announce the appointment of Tim Critchely as Chief Operating Officer. Tim will work closely alongside Founder and CEO Richard Benwell to further accelerate the dramatic growth of the business. Squared Up provides market leading enterprise application monitoring and visualisation solutions to more than 500 enterprise class customers in Europe and North America.

Tim joins from Semafone where as CEO, he supported the Founders from an embryonic stage to build a significant business in Europe and North America.

For further information visit: www.squaredup.com

This assignment was conducted by John Smith and Jo Clasper.

Business Development Vice President

San Jose, CA

31st March 2019
Stuart Laidlaw Appointed as Vice President of Business Development at Whatfix

Whatfix is a developer of a SaaS-based performance support platform designed to simplify training and support efforts with easily accessible contextual information. The company’s platform is simple, context-aware, personalized, secure, reliable and provides real-time, in-app help, quick and easy access to information, needed at the time a task is being performed, enabling businesses to quickly adopt any software application thereby eliminating the time spent in referring multiple resources for help and support.


About Stuart Laidlaw

Stuart is a global business development leader with demonstrated success in developing and managing strategic partnerships from technology licensing/OEM deals to go-to-market/channel alliances with ISVs, Systems Integrators, Service Providers and Resellers. He is passionate and highly effective at evangelizing game-changing/emerging technologies and building deep partner engagements across sales, marketing and product which accelerate market traction and drive revenue growth. Stuart is adept at cultivating relationships with and influencing executive stakeholders in both start-ups and Fortune 500 companies for complex, cross-organizational partnership deals. He is results-driven, analytical, creative, collaborative, and decisive, with the ability to move quickly from strategic planning to execution.

At Whatfix, Staurt is responsible for creating and managing global partnerships with ISVs who integrate Whatfix’s Digital Adoption platform into their SaaS applications and SIs/Consultants who build libraries of interactive learning walk-throughs for clients to drive increased end customer adoption & retention and significantly reduce support costs.


For more information visit https://whatfix.com/

This search was conducted by Ben Anderson and Nick Michaels.



29th March 2019
Toby Keech appointed as RVP UK&I / MEA at Zscaler

Nasdaq listed cloud security vendor Zscaler are delighted to announce the appointment to of Toby Keech as RVP UK&I /MEA. Zscaler created the first security-as-a-platform now used by more than 5,000 leading organisations, including over half of the Fortune 500. The business is expanding rapidly throughout EMEA and Toby will drive accelerated growth in the core region of UK and Ireland.

Toby joins from NetApp having been acquired into the business through SolidFire. He previously helped build 3PAR in EMEA prior to their acquisition by HP.

For further information visit: www.Zscaler.com

This assignment was conducted by John Smith and Jo Clasper.

Chief Revenue Officer

San Francisco, CA

4th February 2019
Michel Maeso Appointed as Chief Revenue Officer at Indeni

Indeni is a provider of a crowd-sourced automation platform designed to offer network and security infrastructure services. The company’s platform provides organizations with access to a living repository of automation scripts across maintenance, high availability, network visibility, security, compliance and vendor best practices from a community of certified IT professionals, enabling businesses to teach their team co-development processes, resolve issues across firewall, router and switches and to reduce total cost of ownership.


About Michel Maeso
Having generated over $1.3 Billion in share holder value in the last 10 years, Michel Maeso has had great success driving start ups and privately held companies to a successful outcome. Proven success in meeting revenue goals and growing business profitability in both established and start up technology firms. Demonstrated effectiveness in leading an organization to substantially increase their new business opportunities, revenue, expand margins and implement a strong strategic foundation. Equally effective as a dynamic leader, motivator and communicator developing individuals and teams. Strong strategic and change management skills.


For more information visit https://indeni.com/
This search was conducted by Mateo C’de Baca and Nick Michaels.

SVP Global Sales


31st January 2019
Freespee appoints Paul Albert as SVP Global Sales

Renaissance is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Albert as SVP Global Sales at Freespee.  Freespee is a leading Cloud communication platform for enterprise customers, making marketing, sales and service teams better at what they do. The business was founded by Swedish software engineers in 2009 and has subsequently raised over €20M investment.

Paul joins the business reporting to CEO Anne de Kerckhove, to lead global new business sales. Paul joins from ZappiStore where he built the go-to-market operations in EMEA. He previously launched Vision Critical in the UK and Europe.

For further information visit: www.freespee.com

This assignment was conducted by John Smith Kay Souter.

VP Engineering


30th January 2019
Joe Petersson appointed VP Engineering at Permutive

In January 2019 Joe joined Edge Processing DMP Permutive as VP Engineering. He joined from Quantum Black, the McKinsey owned machine learning and AI business. He moved across to QB from his Associate Partner role at McKinsey.  Prior to McKinsey Joe was an Engineering Director at Microsoft, Engineering Lead at Skype and cut his teeth in engineering at Mozilla.

Permutive is a next generation data platform for edge processing. The first application of their platform has been within the world of publishing, where they’ve built the world’s first real-time data management platform.

Permutive are backed by some of the best investors and entrepreneurs in the world, including Y Combinator, EQT Ventures and Octopus Ventures, whose previous investments include Airbnb, Dropbox, SwiftKey and Zoopla.

For further information visit: www.permutive.com

This assignment was conducted by Graeme Bilsland and Hannah Hill.

Professional Services Vice President

Salt Lake City, UT

18th January 2019
Ilene Landon Appointed as Vice President of Professional Services at Hirevue

Hirevue is a developer of a talent interaction platform designed to offer digital screening and video interviewing of job applicants. The company’s platform offers a software that empowers managers across the enterprise to make smarter hiring decisions, leaning on predictive analytics, video and digital tools to provide deeper insight into talent success, enabling global enterprises to gain a competitive advantage in the modern talent marketplace with video interviewing, assessments and coaching tools.


About Ilene Landon
As SVP, Professional Services & Delivery, Ilene Landon is responsible for expanding HireVue’s professional services and broader implementation abilities to maximize client success, adoption, and time to value.

Prior to joining HireVue, Ilene served as SVP of Professional Services at MicroStrategy where she lead the North American Professional Services team, focusing on customer satisfaction, increasing revenue and margin and project management discipline. Prior to MicroStategy, she led Professional Services teams at SumTotal Systems and SuccessFactors, helping to grow and transform these teams into customer value-driven organizations. Ilene holds an MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Lafayette College.


For more information visit https://www.hirevue.com/
This search was conducted by Mateo C’de Baca and Nick Michaels.