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, a fast-growing leader in the emerging Customer Data Platform (CDP) and Internet of Things (IoT) Analytics markets, 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 unifies data at scale – from edge to action – making the right data available across the business. The Treasure Data Customer Data Platform (CDP) unifies data from multiple sources so that enterprises can engage customers anywhere – online, at the store, or even via IoT devices. Founded in 2011 in Mountain View, California, with offices in Japan and Korea, Treasure Data is backed by Sierra Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, IT Farm, SBI, INCJ, Bill Tai, and Jerry Yang’s AME Cloud Ventures, among others.
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
This search was conducted by Mateo C’de Baca and Mehrnaz Zuie
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
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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
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Chief Executive Officer
St. Louis, MO1st September 2017
RGAx, the innovation accelerator of Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA) announced the appointment of Dennis Barnes, Jr. as Chief Executive Officer. He is responsible for global leadership of RGAx and is a member of RGA’s Executive Committee.
Dennis has more than two decades of experience as an entrepreneur and innovator in insurance direct marketing. His company Marketing Direct, Inc. (MDI), an integrated healthcare marketing services company which he founded in 1997, was acquired in 2010 by WPP, the world’s largest provider of marketing and communication services. There, he was president of Wunderman St. Louis and Chief Client Officer of Wunderman Health, a digital agency for life insurance, pharmaceutical, medical devices and other health and wellness verticals.
RGAx is a wholly-owned subsidiary of RGA (Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated) a leader in the global life reinsurance industry. RGA serves clients from operations in 26 countries around the world, delivering expert solutions in individual life reinsurance, individual living benefits reinsurance, group reinsurance, financial solutions, facultative underwriting and product development.
For more information, please visit www.rgax.com
This search was conducted by Ben Anderson and Alec DeCherney
San Francisco, USA2nd August 2017
Renaissance is delighted to announce the appointment of Alastair Mitchell, co-founder and CEO of Huddle – the B2B SaaS business – as Managing Partner of EQT Ventures, with the remit of establishing and managing the West Coast advisory office of this Stockholm and London based fund.
Alastair spent nine years building Huddle into one of the leading enterprise document collaboration businesses, starting in London and then building out in the US from their base in San Francisco. This experience in building out a European technology business in the US will be an invaluable resource and offer unique insight for EQT Ventures and the European early stage companies they are funding.
The launch of the €566 million EQT Ventures fund earlier this year is one of the most exciting developments in the global venture capital industry. Founded by a group of the industry’s most experienced investment advisors, most of them company builders themselves, EQT Ventures is part of EQT, a global private equity group with a proven track record of developing companies – with more than 150 investments and 70 exits and an exceptional long-term growth focused strategy in place.
For more information, please visit www.eqtventures.com
This search was conducted by Shane Burgess and Holly Welstead.
Chief Revenue Officer
London1st August 2017
Renaissance Leadership is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Gilboy as Chief Revenue Officer at GoCardless, the leading online payments solutions company.
Andrew joins GoCardless from enterprise cloud eCommerce solutions specialist Demandware where he was VP EMEA for five years, culminating in a successful acquisition by Salesforce in 2016 for $2.8bn.
Andrew has extensive experience in senior enterprise solution sales leadership roles prior to Demandware. He was VP EMEA -Enterprise at Oracle (moving across as part of the Stellent acquisition) and has also held key roles at BMC, Interlink and IBM.
During a highly impressive career to date Andrew has been involved in several IPOs and successful trade sales to global technology giants like IBM, Oracle and Salesforce. Andrew joins the GoCardless executive team working alongside founder CEO Hiroki Takeuchi and CTO / CPO Carlos Gonzalez-Cadenas. Andrew has a BSc in Management Sciences from the University of Manchester.
GoCardless was founded in 2011 and has quickly become the UK’s leading Direct Debit provider, simplifying direct debit and opening up access to companies who could never previously use it.
As one of London’s leading Fintech start-ups their client base is impressive ranging from organisations like small gym or scout groups up to enterprise customers like The Guardian and the UK Government. They have recently launched international operations in France, Germany and other European centres. Their latest funding round in 2016 saw them raise $13 million in investment led by Notion Capital. Other investors include Balderton Capital, Accel Partners and Passion Capital.
For more information visit www.gocardless.com
This search was conducted by Tony Willis and Claire May.
EVP and Chief Revenue Officer
Waltham, MA1st August 2017
Carbon Black, the leader in next-generation endpoint security, today announced the company has hired Thomas Hansen as Chief Revenue Officer and Executive Vice President.
A former global executive at both Microsoft and Dropbox, Hansen will lead Carbon Black’s worldwide sales, sales engineering, channel sales, customer success, and customer services.
Prior to joining Carbon Black, Hansen worked as Dropbox’s global vice president of revenue from 2015 to 2017 and played a key role in making the company the fastest SaaS company to reach $1B in revenue, according to IDC. During his tenure, Hansen led the company’s significant growth with a global, multi-channel, go-to-market strategy that helped Dropbox surpass $1B in annualized revenue run rate.
At Microsoft from 2001 until 2015, Hansen most recently served as the worldwide vice president of the SMB organization at the company’s headquarters in Redmond, WA, where he was responsible for a global team of sales, marketing, and partner management professionals and led a multi-billion dollar, fast-growing business. While at Microsoft, Hansen’s team recruited and built one of the world’s largest cloud ecosystem of partners.
Carbon Black is the leading provider of next-generation endpoint security. With more than 9 million endpoints under management, Carbon Black has more than 3,000 customers, including 30 of the Fortune 100. These customers use Carbon Black to replace legacy antivirus, lock down critical systems, hunt threats, and protect their endpoints from the most advanced cyberattacks, including non-malware attacks.
For more information visit www.carbonblack.com
This search was conducted by Ben Anderson and Mehrnaz Zuie