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12th August 2019
Abdul Hummaida joins Concentra as CTO

Abdul Hummaida joins Concentra as CTO having established a strong reputation for building and leading outstanding engineering teams in the SaaS marketplace. He joins Concentra at a key time following investment from PE firm One Peak.  With a first-class degree in Computer Science from Manchester University, Abdul has carved out a successful technology leadership career via IBM and Appsense and will play a critical role in establishing an outstanding engineering culture and capability to support Concentra’s global expansion.

Concentra Analytics is a fast-growth SaaS company with award-winning software products that enable businesses to capture, manage, and analyse data to improve their operations and execute strategies more effectively.

For further information see www.concentra.co.uk

This search was conducted by Graeme Bilsland and Hannah Hill.



30th June 2019
Jonathan Howell joins Cazoo as CTO

Jonathan Howell is widely recognised as one of the foremost CTOs in the European digital and ecommerce scene and has played a key role in building out the engineering functions at both Huddle and Made.com.  He joins Alex Chesterman and the newly created leadership team at Cazoo as they look to transform the £50bn used car market.

Having raised over £55m in funding, making it one of Europe’s best-funded start-ups, Cazoo is planning to launch by the end of 2019. It aims to make buying a used car no different than buying any other product online today by letting consumers select from thousands of cars, have them delivered to their door, and offering a risk-free returns policy.  Alex Chesterman Founder & CEO of Cazoo said: “We are delighted to welcome Jonathan to the Cazoo team. His retail experience and customer-centric approach to technology will help us deliver a simple and seamless digital used car buying experience for UK consumers when we launch later this year.”

For further information visit www.cazoo.co.uk

This search was conducted by Graeme Bilsland and Hannah Hill.

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 2014.  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 search was conducted by Graeme Bilsland and Hannah Hill.

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.



12th April 2019
Alex Bailes joins Brockton Everlast as CTO

Alex Bailes has been appointed as the first CTO for the newly created Brockton Everlast business. He will be tasked with building a technology platform that will support the continued growth and success of the new business.

Previously he led digital transformation at CBRE for two years and has played an advisory role on several Proptech start-ups as well as working with largescale property businesses including Countrywide.

Brockton Everlast is a real estate investment company formed in 2018, focusing on the purchase, improvement, construction, management, and maintenance of commercial rental properties in the UK. Since its inception, it has acquired four office buildings in central locations in London with a total investment of £415 million.

For further information visit www.brocktoneverlast.com

This search was conducted by Graeme Bilsland and Hannah Hill.



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.



12th March 2019
ITC Secure hires Ade Taylor as their new CTO

Ade Taylor has recently been appointed as CTO at cyber security services business ITC Secure following the acquisition by C5 Capital. He is tasked with leading product strategy and innovation, aligning closely with client needs across an increasingly international customer base.  He was previously CTO at SecureLink, a managed services business trading in 30+ countries, and prior to this has worked with Juniper Networks and Dimension Data.

ITC Secure provides cyber threat advisory and managed security services that help organisations identify, understand and control their security risks. Specialising in cyber security, they provide clients with Information Security Management to keep their data safe.

For further information see www.itcsecure.com

This search was conducted by Graeme Bilsland and Phil Muggeridge.


12th February 2019
James Kellerman appointed as CTO at Forward

James Kellerman has been appointed CTO at Forward, joining the business at a key time as it extends its reach into the UK healthcare sector. James is tasked with aligning the technology roadmap to the business strategy, working with a focused leadership team to turn Forward into the “Slack for healthcare”.  James was previously VP Engineering at Healthtech company Touch Surgery having worked for a range of disruptive early stage businesses in the US.

Forward is backed by some of the investment team behind Zoopla, Pillpack and Deliveroo. Forward empowers healthcare professionals to communicate and collaborate effectively, resulting in frontline staff spending more time with patients and ultimately driving greater work satisfaction.

For further information see www.forwardhealth.co

This search was conducted by Graeme Bilsland and Hannah Hill.

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.