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
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Vice President Marketing
Menlo Park, CA12th October 2017
Aviso, the leader in AI-powered sales forecasting and visibility, today announced that Thomas Victory has joined the company as vice president of marketing. Mr. Victory will be responsible for building overall awareness and scaling demand for Aviso Sales Vision™, the company’s flagship sales forecasting and visibility platform. In this role, Mr. Victory will apply his expertise in demand generation, digital marketing and marketing communications to help the company transition to the next level of growth and become the recognized industry leader in sales forecasting and visibility solutions.
Prior to joining Aviso, Mr. Victory served as vice president of marketing at SugarCRM where he helped build brand awareness and managed programs that helped the company establish a stronger market presence and acquire strategic enterprise accounts. Under his leadership, SugarCRM adopted a strong challenger marketing strategy which enabled it to successfully compete against much larger vendors. Prior to his role at SugarCRM he spent several years at LiveOps and Oracle in various leadership roles in Product Marketing, Field Marketing and Demand Generation. Before he began his career in marketing Mr. Victory served for five years as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps.
Aviso offers the industry’s most powerful AI-driven forecasting and sales visibility platform. Armed with Aviso, executives, managers, reps and sales operations leaders in large, multi-level sales organizations at Xactly, HubSpot, Nutanix, RingCentral, Splunk, Pandora, and others, take control of sales performance and make informed decisions that accelerate sales growth. Only Aviso leverages Artificial Intelligence to provide data-driven forecasts, 360-degree visibility into sales performance and pipeline health, an automated rollup, and machine learning insight into deals and pipeline value to provide a clear path to achieve both current and future goals. Aviso is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA.
For additional information, visit at www.aviso.com
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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
This search was conducted by Steve Bishop.
Vice President Marketing
San Mateo, CA9th October 2017
Adherium, the global leader in digital health technologies which address sub-optimal medication use in chronic disease, appointed Vik Panda as its new Vice President of Marketing
Vik has senior experience with direct-to-consumer marketing where he has built communities of millions of users. Prior to joining Adherium, Vik gained extensive experience in both the data and wellness sectors. Most recently, he was CEO at Findyr, a crowdsourcing data collection platform, and before that, he was Chief Marketing Officer at Fitocracy; he has also worked at Citigroup, Nokia and others. Vik has a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD, a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from New York University, and has completed the Chartered Financial Analyst program.
Adherium is a provider of digital health solutions. The Company develops, manufactures and supplies patients, pharmaceutical companies, healthcare providers and contract research organizations with the broadest range of “smart” medication sensors for respiratory medications to address sub-optimal medication use and improve health outcomes in chronic disease.
For more information visit www.adherium.com
This search was conducted by Mateo C’de Baca and Alec DeCherney
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.
London8th October 2017
Renaissance Leadership is pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Murray as COO at Swoon Editions, one of the UK’s fastest growing furniture brands. Murray has 20 plus years’ experience in managing and directing commercial operations for blue chip companies. Swoon Editions said he would strengthen the business’ functionality to ensure it is efficiently scalable as the organisation continues to grow.
Murray joins from Tyres on the Drive, the UK’s leading mobile tyre fitting service where he ran their operations teams, including its network of technicians across the country, its distribution centre in Birmingham and its call centre in Holmes Chapel.
Prior to Tyres, Andy spent time at Dixons Carphone, where he was the Programme Director of the group’s operations process for its joint venture with Sprint USA. Previous experience also includes roles at Method Products, Kingfisher and Charles Worthington, after starting his career at Black and Decker as a graduate trainee.
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 Steve Bishop.
Vice President of Marketing
San Francisco, CA5th October 2017
Hearsay, provider of Advisor Cloud solutions for the financial services industry, is extending its executive leadership team with the appointments of Chris Mills as its new Vice President of Marketing.
Mills is an executive with over 20 years of experience in Marketing, Product Management, Business Development and Strategy in the software and technology industry. He is specialized in delivering complex software and services to customers across a variety of industries.
Hearsay Systems offers leading Advisor Cloud solutions for financial services, empowering advisors to efficiently and compliantly use social media, websites, text and email to engage with customers, build stronger relationships and grow their business. Its prescriptive technology processes and prioritizes data from across digital channels and data systems, providing actionable suggestions for advisors on how they should engage with customers next. Built for the enterprise, Hearsay connects these advisor-client interactions and data to corporate CRM systems and digital marketing programs, and provides efficient compliance supervision and review workflows – all on a secure, enterprise-ready platform.
For more information, visit www.hearsaysystems.com
This search was conducted by Ben Anderson and Mehrnaz Zuie.
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.