Team Build Outs

Building winning teams

At Renaissance we have many years of experience in helping our clients create successful teams. Below are some examples of clients who we have collaborated with, through different stages of their business, to create success.

Digital team build out: Skype

Skype rose to prominence in the mid-2000s as one of the first VOIP providers, which route phone calls over the Internet, and was bought by EBay in 2005 for $2.6 billion. The company has over 170 million subscribers, 600,000 new registrations a day, and 207 billion minutes of chat time. Its name has become synonymous with Web-calling.

We were initially retained by Josh Silverman, the CEO  appointed by EBay to spin off the company through an IPO or trade sale.  We continued our work following the Silver Lake acquisition alongside Andreessen Horowitz, culminating in the sale of Skype for $8.6bn to Microsoft.  The executives we recruited into Skype made a profound difference to the performance of the technology, operations and commercial functions leading up to the exit to Microsoft.

  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief of Staff
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • Head of Data and Customer Analytics
  • Head of Strategy and M&A
  • Chief Product Officer
  • Head of Agile Development
  • Chief Revenue Officer

Digital team build out: Seatwave

Founded in 2006, Seatwave was recently voted No.1 in the Guardian’s “Tech Media Invest 100” and the company has fast become Europe’s largest online ticket marketplace.

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Marketing Director
  • VP Sales
  • VP Customer Services
  • Product Director
  • Head of Corporate Sales

Digital team build out: Jobrapido

Jobrapido is one of fastest growing job sites in the world, aggregating job searches globally for job boards and recruiters across four continents. It helps job seekers search from a single place through millions of vacancies posted all over the web and enables recruiters to rapidly reach millions of candidates through its search engine.

“To facilitate fast growth and international expansion at Jobrapido, we started to build a new leadership team with the help of Renaissance. Through their professional and client focussed service, deep knowledge of our sector and strong international network, Renaissance was able to help us find and hire exceptional leaders and complete our team in a timely manner.”

Rob Brouwer, CEO

  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Chief Purchasing Officer
  • HR Director

Digital team build out: MOO

Moo are an online print and design company that is passionate about great design and the difference it can make to their customers and the world. MOO launched back in 2006 with the aim to disrupt the $640 billion global print industry and make great design available to all by combining professional design with the accessibility and reach of the web.

They wanted to set a new standard for print, with remarkable new products that bring great design and uncompromising, high standards to the web. Whilst many other printers have chosen to use new technologies to simply reduce the costs of printing (and often the quality), Moo strive to make print not only cost-effective but better than ever before.

  • Chief Technology Officer
  • VP Engineering
  • Platform Director

Digital team build out: Hailo

Hailo is the leading mobile taxi app now launched in twelve cities worldwide. The business is backed by some of the world’s leading investors including Atomico Ventures, Wellington Partners, Accel Partners & Union Square Ventures. Over the past four years Renaissance worked closely with the Founder Jay Bregman, to build out their leadership team in Technology, Marketing and Operations – in London & New York.

So far this has resulted in six successful hires.

“Tony & the team at Renaissance have done a great job in helping us build out our global leadership team at Hailo. They have been the most successful Executive Search firm we have worked with, by far. Great job!”

Jay Bregman, Founder

  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Head of Engineering
  • Head of Infrastructure
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • Global Head of Customer Relationship Management
  • UK Operations Director
  • HR Director

Digital team build out: Songkick

Songkick is the great live music startup and biggest independent concert site in the world. They help fans track their favorite artists so they never miss them live, they help artists sell more tickets: on their own site, on Songkick and across a wide range of partners, including Spotify, YouTube and BBC Music. More than 10 million fans use their platform each month across both web and mobile.

“Renaissance were recommended to us by a board member to help us build out a world class management team. Tony and his team not only have helped us find some of the most talented people out there, from businesses like Google and Apple, but they’ve also developed a great understanding of our culture and vision and have become a trusted partner for recruitment. I have recommended Renaissance to several businesses and look forward to continuing our successful relationship.”

Ian Hogarth, Founder & CEO

  • Chief Technology Officer
  • VP Communications
  • Global Head of Operations