Testimonials

What our clients say

“We have been using Renaissance for some key leadership hires at Matchesfashion.com. Tony and the team at Renaissance really spend the time to understand our personality in order to maximise the success of each search. Some of these key roles report to me directly and because Tony really understands my management style we were able to secure some great hires!”

Ulric Jerome, CEO, MatchesFashion.com

“Renaissance has proved instrumental in hiring a wide variety of Senior Vice President roles for Big Bus Tours. They’ve been able to source some top candidates, all with deep digital expertise, excellent academics and strong leadership and people skills. Steve and the team have developed a clear understanding of the special profile needed to join a very traditional and operational business and have the capacity to help transform it into a 21st century enterprise.”

Alex Payne, Chief Customer Officer, Big Bus Tours

"Seb is as good as they come in the executive search world.  For me he has been a great thought partner, an organised thinker, and has relentlessly pursued and achieved our desired outcomes.  His sense of urgency and understanding about the need to hold a very high bar are impeccable."

John D'Agostino, SVP Worldwide Sales, Qualtrics

"Zoopla prides itself on the strength of its senior management team and since our launch in 2008 Renaissance has played an important role in helping us fill some key positions within that team. Tony and his team have a good understanding of the skills required to fit into a fast-paced startup environment and have introduced candidates who have fast become an integral part of our business."

Alex Chesterman, Founder and CEO, Zoopla

“We just completed an exceptional VP EMEA search with Renaissance. From initial engagement, through to the closing and referencing of the selected candidate, the speed, sense of urgency and attention to detail has been nothing short of excellent. Even when unforeseen circumstances arose during the search, the team reacted swiftly ensuring the process remained on track and was driven to a successful conclusion. I have been working with recruiters for some 20 years and can tell you this has been as good an experience as I have had in my career in partnering. I am delighted with our new EMEA VP and would not hesitate to work with Sebastian and Vania again”.

Ed Filippine, EVP WW Sales and Operations, Carbon Black

'Ben has done some incredible work for a number of our companies (FireEye, Ravello and others), and is extremely connected in our industry. In addition to recruiting, Ben really does an excellent job understanding and coaching his clients on exactly what they need (in terms of hiring and other operational challenges and opportunities), and guiding them from beginning to end. He is not only an amazing and connected executive level recruiter, but a talented coach and resource to all executives and clients.'

Kate Belding, Partner, Norwest Venture Partners

"It was an absolute pleasure to work with Sebastian. He has an impeccable professional approach and yet a driven mindset 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 really also 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."

Shekhar Iyer, SVP Worldwide Sales and Field Operations, Couchbase

"Renaissance completed well over 15 searches for me at Atlas Ventures and never dropped one. They are very easy to work with, extremely proactive and are especially strong during closing cycles. In searches that might have failed (they took in some tough mandates) they went back to the drawing board and rebuilt us a list from scratch without a complaint - rigorous"

Fred Destin, General Partner, Accel Partners

"Tony and 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, Hailo

“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 Job Rapido

“I have been working with Tony and Renaissance on executive search projects for high growth start-ups for over a decade now. We have worked together extensively and I very much trust his judgement.”

Sonali De Rycker, General Partner Accel Partners

"At onefinestay, we are building a disruptive, upscale accommodation service with some very specific challenges ahead. We are very pleased with the way Renaissance conducted the search for a CTO from start to finish. We felt that Renaissance developed a strong understanding of our business and were able to shape the search accordingly.”

Demetrios Zoppos, Founder and COO, Onefinestay.com

"Tony, thank you very much for helping us find such a wonderful person for our Chief Digital Officer role  so quickly.  I shall definitely recommend you in future."

Alan Hirzel, CEO, Abcam Plc.

"We want to thank you and congratulate you for a very well run process to secure a Managing Director for BeMate. It was very good that we were able to end the process with three good candidates that made the decision far from easy. Thank you for your help and professionalism. We are very happy with the outcome."

Kike Sarasola – Founder / President of Room Mate Hotels and Be Mate

"Finding great leadership is extremely difficult and critically important to creating sustainable growth in any company. Seb and Renaissance Leadership makes that task much easier. Seb does a very good job of understanding and calibrating with what is needed for each role, the company objectives and culture, and experience needed to ensure the candidate and company are successful. He does not just send you resumes or use the same bench of talent. His thoughtful and purposeful approach separates him and the firm from any of firm I have used in Europe."

Steve Rowland, Ex-SVP WW Sales and Operations, Apigee

"Ben, please thank the Renaissance team on my behalf once again. Your hard work in finding and helping us hire Garrick has been instrumental for our last quarters, where we've been consistently breaking all our company records. Couldn't be happier."

Dimitris Glezos, Founder and CEO, Transifex

"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 and CEO, Songkick

"Tony is the only Executive Search guy in London I would recommend. Rockstars stick together."

Stephen Rapoport, Founder/CEO, Pact Coffee

“In a world where most recruiters are borderline worthless, Tony is one of the few outstanding people. He knows the London tech scene better than anyone and really gets companies and people. He placed me at Songkick and is our go to guy for senior technology leadership hires.”

Dan Crow, Former CTO, Songkick

“Since Seatwave’s launch in 2007, Renaissance has been integral to the creation and development of a strong management team. As a growing business striving to be a leader in our marketplace, we have relied on Tony and his team’s expertise to help us find the right people to match the fast paced environment we operate in. They have consistently delivered high calibre candidates who are right on brief and who have proved to be real assets to the business. We would highly recommend Renaissance to others. ”

Joe Cohen, Founder and CEO, Seatwave.com