12th March 2019
ITC Secure hires Ade Taylor as their new CTO

Ade Taylor has recently been appointed as CTO at cyber security services business ITC Secure following the acquisition by C5 Capital. He is tasked with leading product strategy and innovation, aligning closely with client needs across an increasingly international customer base.  He was previously CTO at SecureLink, a managed services business trading in 30+ countries, and prior to this has worked with Juniper Networks and Dimension Data.

ITC Secure provides cyber threat advisory and managed security services that help organisations identify, understand and control their security risks. Specialising in cyber security, they provide clients with Information Security Management to keep their data safe.

For further information see www.itcsecure.com

This search was conducted by Graeme Bilsland and Phil Muggeridge.



12th February 2019
James Kellerman appointed as CTO at Forward

James Kellerman has been appointed CTO at Forward, joining the business at a key time as it extends its reach into the UK healthcare sector. James is tasked with aligning the technology roadmap to the business strategy, working with a focused leadership team to turn Forward into the “Slack for healthcare”.  James was previously VP Engineering at Healthtech company Touch Surgery having worked for a range of disruptive early stage businesses in the US.

Forward is backed by some of the investment team behind Zoopla, Pillpack and Deliveroo. Forward empowers healthcare professionals to communicate and collaborate effectively, resulting in frontline staff spending more time with patients and ultimately driving greater work satisfaction.

For further information see www.forwardhealth.co

This search was conducted by Graeme Bilsland and Hannah Hill.


Chief Revenue Officer

San Francisco, CA

4th February 2019
Michel Maeso Appointed as Chief Revenue Officer at Indeni

Indeni is a provider of a crowd-sourced automation platform designed to offer network and security infrastructure services. The company’s platform provides organizations with access to a living repository of automation scripts across maintenance, high availability, network visibility, security, compliance and vendor best practices from a community of certified IT professionals, enabling businesses to teach their team co-development processes, resolve issues across firewall, router and switches and to reduce total cost of ownership.


About Michel Maeso
Having generated over $1.3 Billion in share holder value in the last 10 years, Michel Maeso has had great success driving start ups and privately held companies to a successful outcome. Proven success in meeting revenue goals and growing business profitability in both established and start up technology firms. Demonstrated effectiveness in leading an organization to substantially increase their new business opportunities, revenue, expand margins and implement a strong strategic foundation. Equally effective as a dynamic leader, motivator and communicator developing individuals and teams. Strong strategic and change management skills.


For more information visit https://indeni.com/
This search was conducted by Mateo C’de Baca and Nick Michaels.


SVP Global Sales


31st January 2019
Freespee appoints Paul Albert as SVP Global Sales

Renaissance is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Albert as SVP Global Sales at Freespee.  Freespee is a leading Cloud communication platform for enterprise customers, making marketing, sales and service teams better at what they do. The business was founded by Swedish software engineers in 2009 and has subsequently raised over €20M investment.

Paul joins the business reporting to CEO Anne de Kerckhove, to lead global new business sales. Paul joins from ZappiStore where he built the go-to-market operations in EMEA. He previously launched Vision Critical in the UK and Europe.

For further information visit: www.freespee.com

This assignment was conducted by John Smith Kay Souter.


VP Engineering


30th January 2019
Joe Petersson appointed VP Engineering at Permutive

In January 2019 Joe joined Edge Processing DMP Permutive as VP Engineering.  He joined from Quantum Black, the McKinsey owned machine learning and AI business. He moved across to QB from his Associate Partner role at McKinsey.  Prior to McKinsey Joe was an Engineering Director at Microsoft, Engineering Lead at Skype and cut his teeth in engineering at Mozilla.

Permutive is a next generation data platform for edge processing. The first application of their platform has been within the world of publishing, where they’ve built the world’s first real-time data management platform.  Permutive are backed by some of the best investors and entrepreneurs in the world, including Y Combinator, EQT Ventures and Octopus Ventures, whose previous investments include Airbnb, Dropbox, SwiftKey and Zoopla.

For further information visit: www.permutive.com

This assignment was conducted by Graeme Bilsland and Hannah Hill.


Professional Services Vice President

Salt Lake City, UT

18th January 2019
Ilene Landon Appointed as Vice President of Professional Services at Hirevue

Hirevue is a developer of a talent interaction platform designed to offer digital screening and video interviewing of job applicants. The company’s platform offers a software that empowers managers across the enterprise to make smarter hiring decisions, leaning on predictive analytics, video and digital tools to provide deeper insight into talent success, enabling global enterprises to gain a competitive advantage in the modern talent marketplace with video interviewing, assessments and coaching tools.


About Ilene Landon
As SVP, Professional Services & Delivery, Ilene Landon is responsible for expanding HireVue’s professional services and broader implementation abilities to maximize client success, adoption, and time to value.

Prior to joining HireVue, Ilene served as SVP of Professional Services at MicroStrategy where she lead the North American Professional Services team, focusing on customer satisfaction, increasing revenue and margin and project management discipline. Prior to MicroStategy, she led Professional Services teams at SumTotal Systems and SuccessFactors, helping to grow and transform these teams into customer value-driven organizations. Ilene holds an MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Lafayette College.


For more information visit https://www.hirevue.com/
This search was conducted by Mateo C’de Baca and Nick Michaels.




9th January 2019
Spotahome appoint Cleo Sham as COO

Spotahome is the first platform designed for direct booking of accommodation of 30 days or more, taking away one of the biggest headaches for people planning to move abroad and making/finding a new home secure, transparent, fast and easy.  Spotahome operates in 10 European cities (Milan, Rome, London, Barcelona, Berlin, Dublin, Valencia, Lisbon, Brussels, Madrid), with a headcount of more than 270 people, most of who work in its headquarters in Madrid.

The company has raised significant investment, notable from US giant Kleiner Perkins and some of Europe’s leading ‘Founder / Investor’ venture capital firms including Nordic Makers, Samaipata Ventures, and Arthur Kostens, one of the Founders at Booking.com and currently one of Europe’s most successful growth stage investors.

Cleo joined Spotahome to oversee the overall performance and efficiency of the business, she joined after four successful years at Uber as Head of Regional Operations EMEA.

For more information please visit: www.spotahome.com




9th January 2019
Vic Darvey appointed as COO at Purplebricks

Vic Darvey has joined AIM listed Purplebricks as Chief Operating Officer, starting in January 2019.  Purplebricks announced that “Vic brings a proven record of technology delivery and leadership of cutting-edge data-led, customer-focused, commercial innovation”.

Before arriving at Purplebricks, Darvey has spent 20 years’ as a digital leader specialising in consumer brands.  His most recent role has been a five year stint at price comparison giant MoneySupermarket Group where he was Managing Director of its three key businesses MoneySuperMarket, TravelSupermarket and MoneySavingExpert, which Martin Lewis sold to the company for £87 million during Darvey’s time there.

Before that he held senior roles at online travel company LastMinute.com, starting out his career building a tech firm that is the power behind the websites of many leading travel firms including Expedia, Opodo, Thomas Cook, TUI and Kuoni.

About Purplebricks:

Purple Bricks is an online real estate agent that helps its clients to sell, buy, and let their properties.  Their mission is to be the world’s most innovative, caring and modern real estate agency that has their people and customers at the very heart of everything they do.

Founded in 2014 by two highly experienced industry professionals, Michael and Kenny Bruce, Purple Bricks has since seen phenomenal growth.  The Bruce brothers invested all of their money into building technology, employing an infrastructure, creating TV adverts and a brand in addition to the recruitment and training of Local Property Experts for launch. They then attracted further outside investment to scale quickly post launch. The company now operates in the UK, US, Canada and Australia.

Purple Bricks successfully floated on the London Stock Exchange in December 2015.  Since then the Company has expanded its market share considerably, launched into the £3.3bn Australian estate agent market in September 2016 and more recently into the US in September 2017 and Canada in 2018.

For further details: www.purplebricks.co.uk

This search was conducted by Tony Willis and Claire May.




17th December 2018
Couchbase appoints Huw Owen as VP EMEA

Renaissance are pleased to announce the appointment of Huw Owen as VP EMEA at Couchbase.

Couchbase is a leading enterprise transformation organisation using NoSQL database solutions. They are at the forefront of disrupting the $40B database market with a platform that revolutionises digital innovation. The solution delivers scale, performance and agility, enabling the most demanding organisations to fundamentally redesign and architect their digital architecture. Couchbase is currently used in over 20 of the Fortune 100 and has raised over $150M in funding from leading funding Venture Capitalists including Accel Partners, Mayfield Fund and Sorenson Capital.

The incoming VP EMEA, Huw Owen, joins from Tanium where he held the title RVP for Northern Europe. Earlier in his career Huw was number two in EMEA for Symantec, VP EMEA at Good Technology and ran the entire Services organisation for Lenovo in EMEA.

For more information visit www.couchbase.com



VP Sales


29th November 2018
Paddle appoint Adam Kay as VP Sales

Paddle is a UK headquartered software company that provides an all-in-one commerce platform for independent software vendors. Regularly cited as one of London’s fastest growing software businesses, Paddle is backed by a syndicate that includes Notion Capital, British Growth Fund and Kindred Capital.

Adam joined Paddle from Conversocial where he spent the previous three years running global sales. His task is to continue their exceptional growth rate both by revenue and team size.

For more information please visit: www.paddle.com