International expansion

What we can do for you

For a company international expansion comprises of many crucial choices, in particular countries of focus, target customers/channel partners and access to talent.

Over the last decade we have helped numerous non-domiciled technology companies with their market insertion and expansion activities. During this time we have had the privilege of working with some of the most innovative and well funded organisations from the US, Israel, Europe and Australasia.

We have an excellent track record in accelerating the growth in EMEA for US headquartered businesses in preparation for their IPO. We have a number of case studies where EMEA’s growth rate has had to outstrip the US parent to ensure maximum PE ratio at the point of flotation.

Having been executing international searches for the last 15 years we have built and refined an extremely successful and swift process for the delivery of these assignments.


"Seb is as good as they come in the executive search world.  For me he has been a great thought partner, an organised thinker, and has relentlessly pursued and achieved our desired outcomes.  His sense of urgency and understanding about the need to hold a very high bar are impeccable."

John D'Agostino, SVP Worldwide Sales, Qualtrics

“We just completed an exceptional VP EMEA search with Renaissance. From initial engagement, through to the closing and referencing of the selected candidate, the speed, sense of urgency and attention to detail has been nothing short of excellent. Even when unforeseen circumstances arose during the search, the team reacted swiftly ensuring the process remained on track and was driven to a successful conclusion. I have been working with recruiters for some 20 years and can tell you this has been as good an experience as I have had in my career in partnering. I am delighted with our new EMEA VP and would not hesitate to work with Sebastian and Vania again”.

Ed Filippine, EVP WW Sales and Operations, Carbon Black

'Ben has done some incredible work for a number of our companies (FireEye, Ravello and others), and is extremely connected in our industry. In addition to recruiting, Ben really does an excellent job understanding and coaching his clients on exactly what they need (in terms of hiring and other operational challenges and opportunities), and guiding them from beginning to end. He is not only an amazing and connected executive level recruiter, but a talented coach and resource to all executives and clients.'

Kate Belding, Partner, Norwest Venture Partners

"It was an absolute pleasure to work with Sebastian. He has an impeccable professional approach and yet a driven mindset to get things done quickly. His ability to understand the real elements of the search, mobilize the network and move things forward are exceptional. I really also appreciated his flexibility as this is critical in the global world that we operate in. I have the highest praise for Sebastian and would not think twice in working with him again."

Shekhar Iyer, SVP Worldwide Sales and Field Operations, Couchbase

"Finding great leadership is extremely difficult and critically important to creating sustainable growth in any company. Seb and Renaissance Leadership makes that task much easier. Seb does a very good job of understanding and calibrating with what is needed for each role, the company objectives and culture, and experience needed to ensure the candidate and company are successful. He does not just send you resumes or use the same bench of talent. His thoughtful and purposeful approach separates him and the firm from any of firm I have used in Europe."

Steve Rowland, Ex-SVP WW Sales and Operations, Apigee

"Ben, please thank the Renaissance team on my behalf once again. Your hard work in finding and helping us hire Garrick has been instrumental for our last quarters, where we've been consistently breaking all our company records. Couldn't be happier."

Dimitris Glezos, Founder and CEO, Transifex