Group Data and Analytics Director
United Kingdom14th October 2017
Jeremy Snyman joins Zoopla from leading car and home insurance comparison website Comparethemarket.com. At CTM he was Associate Director of Data Solutions for over two years with responsibility for influencing business transformation and a change of culture into a data-led organisation. Whilst at CTM, Jeremy successfully grew the data team from 9 to 42 permanent staff.
Jeremy has extensive experience within the business intelligence industry. Prior to Comparethemarket.com he was Group Head of Business Intelligence at Amazon for four years, as well as holding key roles at Keystone Business Solutions and LoveFilm.
Jeremy joins Zoopla as Group Data and Analytics Director.
Zoopla Property Group (ZPG) was founded in 2007 and has since been one of the fastest growing websites in the UK, attracting over 50 million visits per month. It has become the UK’s most comprehensive property website, focused on empowering consumers with the resources they need to make better-informed property decisions. ZPG owns and operates some of the UK’s most trusted digital brands including Zoopla, uSwitch, PrimeLocation, The Property Software Group and Hometrack.
ZPG helps its users make sense of the residential property market by combining property listings with market value data, local information and community tools. By enabling users to search for homes and do market research, they have become the favoured online marketing partner for UK estate agents, letting agents and property developers. The business listed on the LSE in 2014.
For more information visit www.zpg.co.uk
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Chief Technology Officer
United Kingdom13th October 2017
Renaissance Leadership is delighted to announce the appointment of Dhruv Kumar as CTO into fast growth beauty brand Charlotte Tilbury Beauty. Dhruv joins Charlotte Tilbury Beauty from The Hut Group where he was Group Engineering Director responsible for all retail systems and a team of 200.
Prior to The Hut Group he spent two years with HP Autonomy in their software engineering, research and development organisation.
Founded by world renowned make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury, Charlotte Tilbury Beauty is revolutionising make-up with easy to choose, easy to use and easy to gift skincare and color products. The brand has won more than 110 industry awards, and is recognised for its social, community-based marketing strategies. It is also strategically focused on innovation, introducing the augmented reality “Magic Mirror” to Westfield London and the brand’s Covent Garden shop, launching a virtual reality perfume experience involving Kate Moss, and creating the “Hot Lips x Women for Women” lipsticks.
Sequoia Capital, which is based in Menlo Park and has previously backed Airbnb, Alibaba, Apple, Dropbox, Google, Instagram, JD.com, WhatsApp and YouTube has recently invested an undisclosed sum, while Charlotte Tilbury’s other investors include Venrex Investment Management, whose other investments include Samantha Cameron’s new brand Cefinn, Orlebar Brown, Astley Clarke and Lyst.com.
For more information, please visit www.charlottetilbury.com
This search was conducted by Tony Willis and Claire May.
Director of Data
United Kingdom11th October 2017
Renaissance Leadership is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Anning as Director of Data at GoCardless, the leading online payments solutions company. Jim is tasked with building a team of data scientists & analysts to take data from £4 billion worth of transactions for over 30,000 organisations across the UK and Europe, his new function will build the data-heavy products that will underpin GoCardless’s rapid growth plans.
Jim joins GoCardless from British Gas Connected Homes where he held the title of Head of Data and Analytics. His team managed all aspects of data from Connected Homes’ products including Hive Active Heating and MyEnergy, analysing it to help improve services and developing machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms to give customers the best experience from connected products.
Originally an electronics engineer, Jim has held a variety of technology and leadership roles in the BBC, the Oil & Gas, Education and Utilities industries.
As one of Europe’s leading Fintech start-ups, GoCardless is rapidly creating a new international payments network to rival credit and debit cards. It is breaking down barriers so businesses can quickly and easily take payments from anyone, anywhere in the world. Their API powers recurring payments for companies like the Guardian, Thomas Cook and the UK Government, and also enables partners such as Xero and Sage to help tens of thousands of small businesses to save countless hours spent chasing customers for payments. The business has recently launched its international operations in France and Germany, and has just raised another substantial funding round of $25M million led by Notion Capital. Other investors include Balderton Capital, Accel Partners and Passion Capital.
For more information visit www.gocardless.com
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Chief Product Officer
Berlin9th October 2017
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.
VP EMEA North
United Kingdom4th October 2017
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
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Chief Marketing Officer
Mountain View, CA3rd October 2017
Treasure Data announced today that Rob Glickman has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer. As CMO at Treasure Data, Glickman will manage all aspects of marketing including go-to-market strategy, demand generation, corporate, product, partner and industry marketing. A modern and metrics-driven marketer, Glickman has seen first-hand the critical need to unify customer data from multiple silos by creating and maintaining an accurate customer profile.
Before joining Treasure Data, Glickman was Vice President of Audience Marketing at SAP, where he led a global team of marketers chartered with driving modern marketing demand generation programs globally. He brings nearly 20 years of marketing experience ranging from lean startups to large enterprises, including running product marketing for Symantec, as well as seven years at eBay and PayPal where he held various marketing leadership roles.
Treasure Data is a fast-growing leader in the emerging Customer Data Platform (CDP) and Internet of Things (IoT) Analytics markets. For more information visit www.treasuredata.com
This search was conducted by Mateo C’de Baca and Mehrnaz Zuie
Head of Growth
United Kingdom27th September 2017
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.
Salt Lake City, UT17th September 2017
HireVue, the leading provider of video intelligence solutions that help top global companies identify the best talent, faster appoints Kimberly Simms as Senior Vice President of Customer Success.
Simms brings over ten years of customer success expertise to fuel HireVue’s next phase of its evolution and growth.She previously led the customer success function at Anaplan where she facilitated the overall success of customers with the solutions. Prior, held various success and solutions positions at companies like IBM and Level 3 Communications.
HireVue’s video intelligence software combines digital video with deep learning analytics to help companies identify and grow the best talent, faster. HireVue was named among the top 10 “America’s Most Promising Companies” by Forbes, “Best Place to Work for Millennials” by Fortune, and was recognized as five-time winner of “Top HR Product of the Year” by HR Executive Magazine.
For more information, visit www.hirevue.com
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Chief HR Officer
United Kingdom12th September 2017
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
San Francisco, CA7th September 2017
Sauce Labs, Inc., provider of the world’s largest cloud-based platform for automated testing of web and mobile applications, announced the appointment of Tucker Callaway as Chief Revenue Officer; he will be responsible for driving strategy and execution across the company’s global sales and solutions engineering function.
Callaway brings nearly two decades of enterprise software sales experience to his role at Sauce Labs. Prior to Sauce, Tucker spent four years as Vice President of Worldwide Sales for IT automation company Chef where he sustained high double digit growth for 4 consecutive years. Before Chef, he led sales in a variety of capacities at CA Technologies, most recently as Vice President, Americas Sales for CA/Nimsoft. Before joining CA, Tucker held multiple sales positions at Mercury Interactive for nine years, including three years post-acquisition by HP.
Sauce Labs provides the world’s largest cloud-based platform for the automated testing of web and mobile applications. Its award-winning service eliminates the time and expense of maintaining an in-house testing infrastructure, freeing development teams of any size to innovate and release better software, faster.
For more information, please visit www.saucelabs.com
This search was conducted by Alec DeCherney