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Chief Revenue Officer


20th January 2018
Profinda appoint Rob Hill as CRO

We are delighted that Rob Hill has agreed to join ProFinda as their Chief Revenue Officer.  Rob has spent over 20 years in the Human Capital Management space and his arrival coincides perfectly with the acquisition of a number of leading tier one customers.  We believe the combination of his experience, the quality of the product and these initial customers, will be the perfect combination.

ProFinda is an innovative London headquartered SaaS company.  They use artificial intelligence and machine learning to build an accurate knowledge base of the skills and experiences of employees, contractors and alumni for major enterprises.  This is combined with matching algorithms that enables organisations to connect the right people to the right projects with exceptional efficiencies from both the time and financial perspective.

For more information visit www.profinda.com

This search was conducted by Sebastian Kayll and Jo Clasper.



20th December 2017
Will Edward appointed CCO for Autologyx

Will has joined Autologyx to take responsibility for their commercial activities at this exciting point of their development.  He is highly qualified for the role having previously run EMEA for Bizagi, another leading RPA vendor.  Prior to this he enjoyed a highly successful six years at PROS, initially running Northern Europe and ultimately with responsibility for both EMEA and APAC.

Autologyx is a UK headquartered provider of a robotic process automation platform (RPA).  Autologyx is the only provider that enables organisations to use RPA at the systems level enabling tasks to be designed and run over multiple databases and systems.  Autologyx was founded in 2011 and initially focussed on cloud based applications for the HR and staffing industry.  It is only since 2015 that they have started to raise external funding to enable the push into RPA.

For more information visit www.autologyx.com

This search was conducted by Sebastian Kayll.

SVP Technology


23rd October 2017
Eurosport appoints Gordon Castle as SVP Technology

Gordon Castle is appointed SVP Technology at Eurosport, part of the ever expanding Discovery Communications business. Gordon was previously CTO at Turner Broadcasting and latterly ran the media strategy team at Ericsson in Sweden before relocating to Paris for this critical transformational leadership role.

The acquisition of Eurosport by Discovery Communications resulted in the combined goal of revitalising and revolutionising sports coverage across Europe and beyond. Discovery sees enormous potential in Eurosport and has the financial firepower and strategic vision to reach these goals. Eurosport has recently delivered its first Olympics coverage at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang following the deal to secure TV rights two years ago. The business is undergoing a significant shift in the way it creates and delivers outstanding content across multiple media channels.

For more information, please visit www.eurosport.com

This search was conducted by Graeme Bilsland and Hannah Hill.

Chief Product Officer


9th October 2017
Oberlo appoints Davide Vitiello as Chief Product Officer

Renaissance Leadership is pleased to announce the appointment of Davide Vitiello as Chief Product Officer at Oberlo, the leading marketplace for entrepreneurs to search and find products to sell online.

Davide has been recruited to drive end-to-end product strategy and execution for Oberlo. Managing, developing and expanding the current product teams he will be strongly contributing to an overall strategy which is successfully flipping the ecommerce market upside down.

Davide joins from the Berlin based streaming platform SoundCloud where he led their listener experience division as a Product Director. Prior to SoundCloud, Davide spent time in the tech entertainment industry with Aspiro in Norway and has also worked at a number of Norway’s darling tech companies such as Opera Software, Telenor, and 1881, as well as international brands like Oracle, Compaq/HP and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Oberlo is the leading business for finding and selling ecommerce products. The platform connects merchants with suppliers who ship products directly to consumers. This method, known as dropshipping, significantly lowers the barrier to entry for entrepreneurs. Since the company’s founding in September, 2015, Oberlo merchants have sold over 85 million products around the world.

For more information visit www.oberlo.com

This search was conducted by Steve Bishop and Kay Souter.


United Kingdom

4th October 2017
Code42 appoints Richard Agnew as VP EMEA North

Renaissance Leadership is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Agnew as VP EMEA North at Code42, the leading endpoint security provider.

Richard joins Code42 from Veeam Software, the back-up virtualisation software company where he held the role of VP Northern Europe. Richard has extensive experience in the infrastructure software segment having previously been the Regional Director UK&I at VCE, the virtual computing environment company owned by EMC, Cisco and VMWare. Earlier in his career, he held Sales Management positions at NetApp and EMC.

Richard has been hired by Mike Robins, Code42’s new SVP Worldwide Sales and is tasked with growing EMEA’s revenues in line with the incredible success already being achieved by their North American organisation.

Code42 is a global Enterprise SaaS provider of endpoint data protection and security solutions to more than 39,000 organisations, including the most recognised brands in business and education. Their highly secure Cloud solutions enable IT security teams to limit risk, meet data privacy regulations and recover from data loss whatever the cause. Code42 has raised $140M over 2 rounds of funding from a world leading syndicate consisting of Accel Partners, JMI Equity, New Enterprise Associates and Split Rock Partners.

For more information visit www.code42.com

This search was conducted by Sebastian Kayll

Head of Growth

United Kingdom

27th September 2017
Fora Space appoints Sam Gregory as Head of Growth

Renaissance Leadership is pleased to announce the appointment of Sam Gregory as Head of Growth at Fora, the revolutionary new concept in premium pro-working residencies.

Sam joins Fora having spent the last year running his own successful independent consultancy business supporting SMEs with growth strategies and digital marketing services.

Sam’s senior marketing career stretches more than 12 years’ working both technology and client side. As Head of Customer Acquisition at OVO Energy he built a high-performing team from scratch that transformed their website into the most profitable channel for new customer acquisition. At Google, he helped global businesses maximise their revenue growth and customer engagement objectives through innovation and digital excellence.

Designed to meet the needs of all businesses, from start-ups and SMEs through to global corporates, Fora has the ambition to become a category challenger and is leading the way with its revolutionary new concept it calls ‘pro-working’. Fora is reimagining the office experience by employing premium hotel-style service and design, innovative technology and a curated approach to resident activity. Their spaces, service, design and tech ensure the wellbeing of business, people and culture, while the flexibility of their terms ensures residents are controlling their own financial risk.

For more information visit www.foraspace.com

This search was conducted by Steve Bishop.

Chief HR Officer

United Kingdom

12th September 2017
MotorK hires Klarna’s Martin Kemp as Chief HR Officer

Renaissance Leadership are pleased to announce the recent hire of Martin Kemp, who joins MotorK as Chief HR Officer from Klarna. Martin will play a key role in building out the HR and Talent function at MotorK as the company expands rapidly.

Martin joins from Klarna, the consumer payments solution business where he was VP HR responsible for the global build out of the HR capability of the eCommerce payments business backed by Sequoia, GA and Atomico. Prior to Klarna Martin held senior Global and EMEA Talent Acquisition roles at Betfair and Dell.

Founded in 2010, MotorK is an international company focused on sales and marketing for the car industry and has quickly become one of the most important players in the digital automotive arena. Started in Italy, it has rapidly expanded its business in Spain, France, UK and Germany and is now entering other European and extra-European markets.

With a unique mix of digital knowledge, online marketing expertise and strong technological background, MotorK has developed and consolidated a broad offering of products and services for the automotive industry such as DriveK, DealerK and Internet Motors. The company has now more than 200 people in Europe.

For more information, please visit www.MotorK.io

This search was conducted by Shane Burgess and Holly Welstead.

Chief Revenue Officer

United Kingdom

20th July 2017
MotorK hires Criteo’s Phil Coxon as Chief Revenue Officer

Renaissance Leadership are pleased to announce the recent placement of Phil Coxon who joins MotorK as Chief Revenue Officer, moving from his previous role as Vice President of Central Sales and Sales Operations at web marketing giant Criteo. Phil will play a key role in assisting the company in its mission to digitise the automotive sector across its wide range of touch points including direct to consumers, via manufacturers and through the dealerships.

At MotorK Phil will be in charge of the company’s revenues and operations with the remit of developing the international sales teams. He will be implementing both internal and external training strategies to ensure the company’s explosive growth as the go-to provider of digital services to the auto trade is supported by the continued improvement of internal business management processes.

“We are delighted to welcome Phil to MotorK. The company is experiencing rapid growth following successes throughout Europe in helping companies in the motor trade to grow their business through digital strategies. Phil’s experience at Criteo and, previous to that, Microsoft and Yahoo! will prove invaluable both internally and externally for our clients,” said Marco Marlia, Co-Founder & CEO of MotorK.

Founded in 2010, MotorK is an international company focused on sales and marketing for the car industry and has quickly become one of the most important players in the digital automotive arena. Started in Italy, it has rapidly expanded its business in Spain, France, UK and Germany and is now entering other European and extra-European markets.

For more information, please visit www.MotorK.io

This search was conducted by Shane Burgess and Holly Welstead

Head of Digital Product and Head of UX & Design


25th June 2017
Sky Italia hires Chei Amlani as Head of Digital Product and Giovanni Spagnoli as Head of UX & Design

Renaissance Leadership continues its successful partnership with Sky Italia with two key appointments to their Digital Hub in Milan. Chei Amlani joins as Head of Digital Product and Giovanni Spagnoli as Head of UX & Design, reporting to Aldo Agostinelli, Chief Digital Officer.

Chei adds real digital product management depth and business transformation expertise, introducing the necessary structure, process and leadership skills needed to grow the digital product team in Milan. He was previously responsible for leading the successful transition to digital at the Telegraph Group.

Giovanni brings with him extensive experience in designing and implementing customer led UX and Design solutions for some of the most recognised global brands such as Alfa Romeo, Lavazza and Google. His career to date includes work experience in Milan, New York and more recently London. Giovanni has worked mainly agency side on complex and ground breaking online and digital solutions.

Sky is Europe’s leading entertainment company with 21 million customers across five countries: Italy, Germany, Austria, the UK and Ireland. Sky offers the best and broadest range of content, delivering market-leading customer service and using innovative new technology to give customers a better TV experience, whenever and wherever they choose. Sky Italia, established in 2003, has a 4.73 million subscriber base and is part of Sky plc. Sky Italia has always pursued cutting-edge technology as a means to enhance its subscriber viewing experience. It was the first company in Italy to broadcast in High Definition and to introduce a channel entirely dedicated to 3D broadcasting.

For more information visit www.sky.it/

These searches were conducted by Graeme Bilsland and Kay Souter.

Commercial Director


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