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.


Chief Revenue Officer


20th January 2018
Profinda appoint Rob Hill as CRO

We are delighted that Rob Hill has agreed to join ProFinda as their Chief Revenue Officer.  Rob has spent over 20 years in the Human Capital Management space and his arrival coincides perfectly with the acquisition of a number of leading tier one customers.  We believe the combination of his experience, the quality of the product and these initial customers, will be the perfect combination.

ProFinda is an innovative London headquartered SaaS company.  They use artificial intelligence and machine learning to build an accurate knowledge base of the skills and experiences of employees, contractors and alumni for major enterprises.  This is combined with matching algorithms that enables organisations to connect the right people to the right projects with exceptional efficiencies from both the time and financial perspective.

For more information visit www.profinda.com

This search was conducted by Sebastian Kayll and Jo Clasper.


Vice President Marketing

Palo Alto, CA

2nd January 2018
Infoworks appoints Todd Goldman as Vice President of Marketing

Todd Goldman joins Infoworks, the industry leader in enterprise data warehousing on Hadoop, as Vice President of Marketing.
Todd has over twenty years of experience in marketing and general management. Prior to Infoworks, Todd served as CMO at Waterline. Prior, he was the COO at Bina Technologies, a large data genomics software company and Vice President and General Manager for Enterprise Data Integration at Informatica where he was responsible for their PowerCenter software product line. Todd has also held marketing and leadership roles at companies, including Nlyte, Exeros (acquired by IBM), ScaleMP, Netscape AOL, and HP.
About Infoworks
The Infoworks platform provides the market’s first and only automated, end-to-end solution for modern data warehousing on Hadoop. Infoworks provides complete functionality from data ingestion, data synchronization and building data models and cubes in a single platform — reducing the time to production from months to days. Based in Silicon Valley and founded by experts in data warehousing and Big Data, Infoworks is backed by Centerview Capital Technology and Nexus Venture Partners. For more information visit www.infoworks.io
This search was conducted by Ben Anderson




20th December 2017
Will Edward appointed CCO for Autologyx

Will has joined Autologyx to take responsibility for their commercial activities at this exciting point of their development.  He is highly qualified for the role having previously run EMEA for Bizagi, another leading RPA vendor.  Prior to this he enjoyed a highly successful six years at PROS, initially running Northern Europe and ultimately with responsibility for both EMEA and APAC.

Autologyx is a UK headquartered provider of a robotic process automation platform (RPA).  Autologyx is the only provider that enables organisations to use RPA at the systems level enabling tasks to be designed and run over multiple databases and systems.  Autologyx was founded in 2011 and initially focussed on cloud based applications for the HR and staffing industry.  It is only since 2015 that they have started to raise external funding to enable the push into RPA.

For more information visit www.autologyx.com

This search was conducted by Sebastian Kayll.


Chief People Officer

San Jose, CA

12th December 2017
Quantenna appoints Pete Hilliard as Chief People Officer

Quantenna Communications Inc., a leader in high-performance WiFi solutions, has appointed Pete Hilliard as Chief People Officer. Pete is responsible for establishing and implementing people practices, talent strategy, and workplace culture initiatives.
Pete has over 20 years of human resources leadership experience. He has deep experience in the following corporate life cycle stages: High Growth, Public Transition Phase, Mergers & Acquisitions, Down Market Conditions, Restructuring, Management Changes and Market Transitions.
Previously, Pete served as the SVP HR & Chief Administrative Officer at SGI and prior to that spent 7 years with Harmonic as the SVP HR, in a very engineering-centric culture. He has a broad background in several technical sectors, as well as spending time at Agile Software, Metromedia Fiber Network (MFN) and SiteSmith (acqd by MFN).
About Quantenna
Quantenna is a global leader and innovator of leading-edge performance Wi-Fi solutions that offer superior performance, and establish benchmarks for speed, range, efficiency and reliability. Quantenna is Wi-Fi Perfected.
For more information, visit http://www.quantenna.com
This search was conducted by Ben Anderson and Mehrnaz Zuie


Vice President Sales

Denver, CO

30th November 2017
Accelo appoints David Taggart as Vice President of Sales

David Taggart joins Accelo, cloud-based business management software, as Vice President of Sales. David brings over ten years of sales and sales leadership experience to his role at Accelo and a track record of developing highly successful sales organizations. Prior to Accelo, Dave served as the Head of Sales at Cartasite. Previously, he held sales positions at companies including Wowza Inc., and Intuit, and Homestead Technologies.
About Accelo
Accelo, the pioneer of Service Operations Automation (ServOps), streamlines operations from prospect through to payment through their integrated, cloud-based platform.
Thousands of businesses use Accelo to run their critical client service delivery, boosting revenue and productivity and doubling profit margins. Accelo is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.
For more information visit www.accelo.com
This search was conducted by Mateo C’de Baca and Sean Nadir


Vice President Customer Success

Palo Alto, CA

27th October 2017
Confluent Appoints Sarah Sproehnle as Vice President of Customer Success

Confluent, real-time data platform for open source messaging system Apache Kafka, appoints Sarah Sproehnle as Vice President of Customer Success.
Sarah joins Confluent to lead the Customer Success function across the company. Prior to Confluent, Sarah was the Vice President of Customer Success at Cloudera. She spent the past decade building world-class technical and professional training teams after a brief career as an engineer and taught students from most of the Fortune 1000 through her involvement with education at Oracle and Hewlett-Packard.

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