Our Firm

Our history

Renaissance was founded in 2003 by Tony Willis, Ben Anderson and Sebastian Kayll when it was spun out of Renoir Christian & Timbers a boutique executive search firm, twice voted European executive search firm of the year.

Prior to that Tony and Ben had been instrumental in building two of the most successful recruitment businesses in London; Harvey Nash and Robert Walters, both of which listed on the London Stock Exchange.

For over a decade we have been building Board and Leadership teams for some of the most exciting start-ups and fast growth companies, often VC or Private Equity backed. We also work with leading corporate organisations in the technology sector, and those undergoing rapid technology or digital transformation, from our bases in London and Silicon Valley.