13th March 2018
In The Style hires Jon Cleaver as CTO

Jon Cleaver has been appointed as the first CTO for In The Style, one of the most talked about, rapid growth stories  in the fast fashion business. Jon was previously CTO at Sofology and oversaw the transformation of this ecommerce champion up until the acquisition by DFS in 2017.

In The Style is a trend-led, fast growing fashion e-tailer. Focused on online-only fast fashion, In The Style launches new collections every four to six weeks and lists 200 new items each week, ensuring that the business is always trend led and able to respond to rapidly changing customer demands. In turn, the firm’s celebrity collaborators are able to benefit from a successful business partnership that allows them to launch their own individual collections, reflecting their own unique style. In The Style is backed by Livingbridge, an award-winning mid-market private equity business with a string of successful investments in retail and ecommerce.

For more information, please visit www.inthestyle.com

This search was conducted by Graeme Bilsland and Hannah Hill.


Head of Product Marketing

Seattle, WA

5th March 2018
Qualtrics appoints Sahil Sethi as Head of Product Marketing – Research Core

Qualtrics, single system of record for all experience data, managing customer, product, employee and brand experiences on one platform, appoints Sahil Sethi as Head of Product Marketing – Research Core

Sahil Sethi joins Qualtrics after a successful run as Director of Business Development for Cloud Technology Partners. Prior, Sahil spent 4 years at Microsoft working his way up the Cloud and Enterprise groups in product management and product marketing roles. His previous success includes leading the product and marketing strategy for Microsoft’s engagement with MSP’s around Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Private Cloud offerings as well as conducting ongoing analytics on adoption metrics to drive data-driven decision making while leading marketing programs that accrued millions in incremental revenue.

About Qualtrics
Qualtrics is the provider of the world’s leading insight platform. They have transformed the way businesses collect, analyze and act on valuable insights that drive better decision-making. Qualtrics currently has more than 7,000 enterprise clients worldwide and they employ over 700 people. They have raised over $220m over two rounds of funding from leading venture capital firms Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners and Insight Venture Partners.
For more information, visit www.qualtrics.com

This search was conducted by Ben Anderson


Vice President, Product Marketing

Palo Alto, CA

28th February 2018
Confluent appoints Gaetan Castelein as Vice President of Product Marketing

Confluent, real-time data platform for open source messaging system Apache Kafka, appoints Gaetan Castelein as Vice President of Product Marketing

Before joining Confluent, Gaetan served as Head of Product Marketing at Cohesity. Prior to this role, he was the Senior Director of Product Marketing and Product Management at VMware. He joined VMware in 2008 as the Group Manager and held a Product Management role as well. Gaetan also has experience at companies like Azul Systems and The Boston Consulting Group.

About Confluent
Confluent, founded by the creators of open source Apache Kafka™, provides the streaming platform that enables enterprises to maximize the value of data. Confluent Platform lets leaders in industries such as retail, logistics, manufacturing, financial services, technology, and media, move data from isolated systems into a real-time data pipeline where they can act on it immediately. Backed by Benchmark, Data Collective, Index Ventures, LinkedIn and Sequoia Capital, Confluent is based in Palo Alto, California.
To learn more, please visit www.confluent.io
This search was conducted by Ben Anderson and Mehrnaz Zuie


Head Business Development

San Francisco, CA

26th February 2018
Soul Machines Appoints Rich Kaspar as Head of Business Development, North America

Soul Machines, developer of intelligent, emotionally responsive avatars as a user interface for Artificial Intelligence (AI) platforms, appoints Rich Kaspar as Head of Business Development, North America.
Rich is a member of the go-to-market team responsible for spearheading new business development, account management, channel partnerships, professional services, and client success for Soul Machines across North America.
The University of Auckland spin-out company was founded based on the BabyX technology created by Dr. Mark Sagar and his engineering research team at the University’s Laboratory for Animate Technologies at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute.

For more information, visit www.soulmachines.com

This search was conducted by Ben Anderson




6th February 2018
Steve Johnson appointed COO at Zuto

Steve Johnson joins market leading online car financing business Zuto as Chief Operating Officer.  He joins from Virgin Money where he was Digital Director responsible for teams across five locations in the UK.  Prior to Virgin he was Group Head of Digital at The Co-Operative Group and has also held senior digital roles at BG / Centrica, Alliance Boots and Dixons.  He will wok closely with Founder CEO James Wilkinson at Zuto as they look continue their rapid expansion.

Zuto, with its headquarters in Manchester and main operations centre in Macclesfield, is the leading on-line car financing business in the UK, with over 300 employees across the two offices. Their mission is to completely transform the car financing experience for customers, changing the industry as a result. Zuto  was founded in 2006 and is building on strong foundations to bring about industry transformation by applying internet economy business methodologies to completely re-define the customer experience and reset expectations, with the ultimate goal of reducing the process, which currently can take days, to one hour or less.

Once perfected in the UK they believe that the business model can be replicated internationally and that Zuto can become a global enterprise.  Zuto is backed by SEP, the London and Edinburgh based venture capital fund.

For more information visit http://www.zuto.com

This search was conducted by Tony Willis.




5th February 2018
Jason Green appointed CTO at Wowcher

Jason Green joins Wowcher, part of the Excalibur Group that comprises LivingSocial, Secret Sales as well as Wowcher, at a time when the group is looking to exploit the growth opportunity following the successful acquisition journey of the last two years.

Jason is one of the brightest and most respected CTOs in Europe right now and has recently returned from Berlin where he spent five years working with some of the fastest growing business within the Rocket Internet family.

Backed by Exponent, Wowcher is a leading provider of online discount deals in the UK and Ireland. The business secures deals at a significant discount from merchants, which it publishes across email, website, and mobile platforms to a database of subscribers.

For more information, please visit www.wowcher.co.uk

This search was conducted by Graeme Bilsland and Hannah Hill.


Enterprise Director UK&I


5th February 2018
Apple Appoints Matt Key as Enterprise Director, UK&I

In 2010 Apple’s iconic Founder Steve Jobs, was not entirely enthralled with the enterprise. In fact he is famously quoted as saying ‘What I love about the consumer market, that I always hated about the enterprise market, is that we come up with a product, we try to tell everybody about it and every person votes for themselves.’  Fast forward five years and during Apple’s Q4 2015 earnings call Tim Cook, the now CEO, said the following ‘We estimate the enterprise markets accounted for about $25 billion in annual Apple revenue in the last 12 months, up 40% over the prior year and they represent a major growth vector for the future.’

Renaissance Leadership were delighted to be asked to assist Apple in this new focussed initiative of building out their enterprise organisation.

Matt Key joins Apple from ARRIVAL Ltd, a manufacturer of smart electric commercial vehicles, where he led the commercial operations. Previously as Commercial Director, he held global responsibility for the M2M Enterprise Group at Vodafone, this was following a promotion from Commercial Director for Vodafone UK’s Large Corporate Enterprise business. He joined Vodafone via the acquisition of Cable & Wireless Worldwide, where he held the position of Managing Director, Enterprise. Earlier in his career Matt was CEO Sales, North West Europe for Siemens Business Services and Commercial Director, Business Service at Capita Plc.

This search was conducted by Sebastian Kayll and Jo Clasper.


Vice President of Sales

San Mateo, CA

30th January 2018
Adherium Appoints Tim Houchin as Vice President of Sales

Adherium, a digital health company that improves medication adherence and patient outcomes, has appointed Tim Houchin as Vice President of Sales.

Tim Houchin brings over 15 years of senior sales leadership experience. Prior to Adherium, he served as Head of Enterprise Sales at Pebble Tech. He was responsible for building the enterprise business division, bringing consumer smartwatches into the enterprise. Prior to this role, he was the Enterprise Sales Leader for the Eastern U. S. at Lookout. Earlier he served in similar positions at Aruba Networks, ITema Inc, Secured Marine Trust, Emerging Money Corp, Reconda, DSL.net, and Avidia, among others.
About Adherium
Adherium is a provider of digital health solutions and a global leader in connected respiratory medical devices. The Company develops, manufactures and supplies patients, pharmaceutical companies, healthcare providers and contract research organizations with the broadest range of connected medical devices for respiratory medications to address sub-optimal medication use and improve health outcomes in chronic disease. Adherium operates globally from bases in the USA, Europe, and Australasia.

For more information, please visit www.Adherium.com
This search was conducted by Mateo C’de Baca and Mehrnaz Zuie




29th January 2018
Steve Beard appointed CTO at Swoon Editions

Steve Beard joins online furniture designer and retailer Swoon Editions as CTO.  This completes a leadership team build at Swoon by Renaissance which includes a new CFO, COO, CCO and CMO.

Steve joins from online cards and gifts giant Moonpig (part of the Photobox Group).  Steve was Engineering Director at Moonpig and prior to that held senior technology leadership roles at Trainline and Sporting Index.  He has a track record of producing high performance, scalable and reliable business systems and is an agile and lean development expert.  He holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Southampton University.

London based Swoon Editions was founded in 2012 by former Telegraph Media Group colleagues Brian Harrison and Debbie Williamson, after each became frustrated with the cost of stylishly furnishing their homes. They set up Swoon Editions to offer consumers high quality, craftsman-made furniture designs, at affordable prices.  They design, make and sell furniture, using technology at the heart of the business to build a forward thinking, innovative company.

Swoon Editions is backed by funding from Octopus Investments and Index Ventures.

For more information visit http://www.swooneditions.com

This search was conducted by Tony Willis and Hannah Hill.


Vice President, Product Marketing

San Mateo, CA

25th January 2018
Medallia appoints Sheri Kahn as Vice President of Product Marketing

Medallia, the enterprise leader in customer experience management, appoints Sheri Kahn as Vice President of Product Marketing.

About Medallia
Medallia is the Customer Experience Management company that is trusted by hundreds of the world’s leading brands. Medallia’s Software-as-a-Service application enables companies to capture customer feedback everywhere the customer is (including web, social, mobile, and contact center channels), understand it in real time, and deliver insights and action everywhere—from the C-suite to the frontline—to improve their performance. Founded in 2001, Medallia has offices in Silicon Valley, New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Sydney, Buenos Aires, and Tel Aviv.

For more information, visit www.medallia.com
This search was conducted by Ben Anderson and Mateo C’de Baca