Renaissance was founded in 2003 by Tony Willis, Ben Anderson and Sebastian Kayll when it was spun out of Renoir Christian & Timbers a boutique executive search firm, twice voted European executive search firm of the year. Prior to that Tony and Ben had been instrumental in building two of the most successful recruitment businesses in London; Harvey Nash and Robert Walters, both of which listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Today the company employs over 30 people across our two main offices in London and Menlo Park, making Renaissance Leadership one of the largest Executive Search boutiques in the Technology sector.
In 2018 the UK office was passed by the Founders into an Employer Ownership Trust (EOT) so that all employees are now shareholders in the business. We pride ourselves on the experience of our Partners and Research Directors and the EOT both acknowledges the contribution our longstanding colleagues have made to the business, whilst also providing a long term incentive to carry on growing Renaissance Leadership.
Tony and the team at Renaissance have done a great job in helping us build out our global leadership team at Hailo. They have been the most successful Executive Search firm we have worked with, by far. Great job!
I have been working with Tony and Renaissance on executive search projects for high growth start-ups for over a decade now. We have worked together extensively and I very much trust his judgement.
Sonali De Rycker
General Partner, Accel Partners
Tony, thank you very much for helping us find such a wonderful person for our Chief Digital Officer role so quickly. I shall definitely recommend you in future.
CEO, Abcam Plc.
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.
Founder and CEO, Transifex
Tony is the only Executive Search guy in London I would recommend. Rockstars stick together.
Founder/CEO, Pact Coffee
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