Empowering the world’s change makers.

Building high-performing teams in fast-growing technology businesses, globally.

About us

Zeren exists to empower the world’s change makers.

Sourcing and retaining the right people and teams is one of the biggest barriers to high-growth technology business achieving their purpose.


Your hiring plans require specific people with specific skills, who need to be sourced, engaged and convinced that your company is right for them. And that’s what we do.

Proudly part of the Renovata family.

Renovata & Company is a global executive search and private equity advisory firm and has been delivering Board, C-suite, and functional leadership talent to drive growth for VC & PE communities globally, for over 15 years

UK & European Office

41-44 Great Queen Street Covent Garden, London WC2B 5AD Contact

US Office

880 Third Avenue New York NY, 10022 Contact

What we do

Cross-functional Expertise.

Working with investors, founders and management teams globally, we identify and place Individual Contributors, Managers, Directors and VP-level talent and have an extensive track record across the UK, EMEA, USA and Asia Pacific.

  • Commercial


  • Technology


  • Operations


We’re sector experts:
  • Consumer Apps
  • Digital Platforms
  • Healthcare & BioTech
  • FoodTech & AgriTech
  • eCommerce and Marketplaces
  • Gaming
  • Fintech & Payments
  • MarTech & AdTech
  • B2B SaaS
  • Cyber Security
  • Big Data


Businesses whose trust we’ve earned.

We work efficiently and provide clarity  because uncertainty leads to frustrations and unnecessary delays. It’s this approach that is essential to establishing trust and building meaningful relationships that we care about.


Spanning a range of sectors across UK, Europe and USA, here are just some of the clients our team have worked with recently.

Our Team

Finding exceptional individuals takes individuals with exceptional insight.

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Matt Evelt is the Managing Director of the US Zeren business. Matt has 20+ years in building global recruitment businesses and specialises in consulting with clients to assist with rapid growth. His background ranges from large-scale EPC Engineering projects to the high-growth tech space including BioTech, FinTech, Tech Dev. and Tech Sales.

Matt Evelt Managing Director, USA

With 15+ years of recruitment experience gained working in UK, Europe and Greater China for Page Group and Odgers Berndtson, Chris has provided permanent, interim and consulting talent solutions across all major functions for corporate and investor-backed clients around the world.

Chris Preston CEO

Matthieu brings nearly 15 years of recruitment experience, gained across APAC and Europe, helping fast-growing companies scale their Technology, Product, Marketing and Sales teams. He has also built and led several, high-performing recruitment teams in both Asia and Europe.

Matthieu Pirouelle Managing Director, DACH

Rob brings 15+ years executive search experience recruiting for VC/PE funded Technology companies and brands; from leading retained firms on both coasts, to running his own successful search practice in NYC. Focused on identifying the best Revenue/Business Leaders on a national basis, he is driven to secure this top 10% talent.

Robert Samet Partner, USA
+1 646 690 2918

Harry is an executive-level search specialist, placing senior hires into many of the leading global VC and PE-backed Technology companies. Additionally, he started, developed and raised funding for two businesses in the digital space, and has extensive knowledge of the hiring challenges faced by technology companies globally.

Harry Lewis Director, UK and Europe
+44 20 3906 7902

With 10 years of search experience, Hannah leads research and service delivery. Previously, she headed up commercial talent acquisition at KKR-owned Trainline and executive search at BGL Group (comparethemarket). Hannah has particular experience hiring across Technology, Operations and Commercial.

Hannah Vincent Director

Paul is an expert in Product recruitment and has built a career in partnering with leading global VC and PE backed technology companies and has developed an extensive network of the highest calibre candidates. At Zeren, Paul leads the Product function building out client teams whilst taking on senior leadership mandates.

Paul Nicholls Director

Chris is a Director at Zeren, and specialises in Technology and Engineering and has an extensive track record of working with start-ups, SME and Corporate clients.  Over the last 15 years he has focused on placing candidates in VP and Director positions, building out teams across Engineering, Architecture, Data and Cloud.

Chris Batters Director

Tom is a Director at Zeren, leading the Marketing practice, partnering with B2C and B2B digital companies to help build best-in-class marketing teams. Tom has specialized in marketing recruitment for the last 7 years, previously helping build one of the leading London tech agencies.

+44 20 3893 8370
Tom Pearce Director
+44 20 3893 8370

With global research experience spanning Corporate, PE and VC sectors and a multi-functional track record, Olivia has over 5 years of experience identifying the highest calibre of accomplished candidates. Previously, she acted as the Head of Research at IRG Executive Search, focusing on Strategy and Professional Services.

+44 20 3893 8374
Olivia Lee Research & Marketing Manager
+44 20 3893 8374

Liam specialises in Sales and Commercial recruitment, working with a broad range of Technology companies across UK and EMEA.  He is extremely well networked particularly through the SaaS space and is passionate about building best-in-class teams for his clients.

+44 20 3893 8351 / +44 77 9209 9244
Liam Peoples Senior Consultant
+44 20 3893 8351 / +44 77 9209 9244

Josue is a Consultant in Zeren’s Engineering and Data practice and works within the high growth technology sector. Josue partners with businesses going through Data scale journeys and has over 2 years of commercial recruitment experience, including mid-senior level mandates and team build-out projects.

Josue Ngandu Consultant

Jen heads up the Interim & Consulting business at Zeren and has almost 15 years of experience providing specialist, Executive-level talent. She assists start-ups, high-growth scale-ups and large multinational corporates to fill critical gaps or carry out major change and transformation projects.

Jennifer Brook-Botfield Director, Interim & Consulting

Dan is an expert in senior appointments, helping businesses hire exceptional leaders and build high performing teams across People, Finance and Operations functions. Dan has over 10 years of experience, working with a broad range of clients including high-growth start-ups and investor-backed businesses, globally.

Dan Briselden Director

Pierre is an Associate in Zeren’s DACH region. He brings over one year recruitment experience and is supporting the Head of DACH across all functional focus area for Zeren. He specialises on mid-to-senior level technology roles and helps B2B SaaS clients scale across the DACH region.

Pierre Malabag Associate, DACH

Sefik is an Associate at Zeren. He brings a year and a half of recruitment experience within Information Technology sector across various industries and partners with a range of clients across the DACH region.

Sefik Sacirovic Associate, DACH

London born, with over 20 years’ experience working in Finance, Acrelda has previously been involved in many diverse industries from accountancy to the music business. She currently divides her time between Zeren and our sister company, Renovata.

Acrelda Farrell Head of Finance

Hetal is the CFO at Zeren leading all aspects of Finance and Operations across the business. Hetal brings over 20 years of experience in business and financial management focused on the recruitment sector as well as broader, Private Equity backed companies.

+44 20 7440 4000
Hetal Panchal Chief Financial Officer
+44 20 7440 4000

Based in London, Thomas is a co-Founder and Partner of Renovata & Company and a non-Executive Board Director at Zeren. He brings 25 years of expertise supporting investors and technology companies across the Venture, Growth and PE landscape from seed to IPO.

+44 20 7440 4001
Thomas Jepsen Non-Executive Director
+44 20 7440 4001

Based in New York City, Mannie is a co-Founder and Partner of Renovata & Company and a non-Executive Board Director at Zeren. He brings 25 years of expertise supporting investors and technology companies across the Venture, Growth and PE landscape from seed to IPO.

+1 646-930-4205
Mannie Gill Non-Executive Director
+1 646-930-4205

Thibault is a Senior Consultant at Zeren and has many years of experience placing senior & mid-level commercial  hires. He has been helping high growth businesses from Series A to Unicorn to IPO grow their Sales, Channel, Customer Success and Pre-sales teams with the best talent in the EMEA market.

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Thibault Lamy Senior Consultant
+44 20 7440 4005 /

Kayla is an Associate with Zeren in the US, where she focuses on Sales, Marketing, Customer Success, Sales Operations, and Business Operations roles on a national basis. She is deeply passionate about sourcing the right talent to help build-out successful teams within Tech-enabled businesses.

Kayla Pjatak Associate, USA

Oli is a Consultant with Zeren, based in London, with a proven track record of building out commercial teams across the UK, EMEA and the US for high-growth B2B/B2C software vendors. Previously, Oli ran his own business for 10 years, before successfully exiting. Oli is experienced in delivering commercial hires from Senior IC to VP level.

Oli Clarkson Consultant

Amir is a Senior Consultant with Zeren, and is based in the US. He is a seasoned Sales professional with a love for developing successful relationships through world-class service, focusing on building top-tier Sales and Marketing teams.

Amir Amroussi Senior Consultant, USA

Kyle is a Consultant with Zeren, and is based in the US. Kyle consults with Executives helping them with their next career growth move. Kyle enjoys the talent space and has attended numerous Executive Talent functions to continuously learn about new market trends.

Kyle Elliott Consultant, USA

Oscar is member of Zeren’s Product Management practice. He works closely with high growth companies, typically VC or PE backed, that are looking to build out their Product function: Product Managers, Leads and Head of Product. Oscar has experience working on mandates in both EMEA and the US.

Oscar Miller Associate

Michelle brings an incredible track record as a senior Managing Director at Page Group, CEO of the highly successful Gemini People and more recently as an experienced NED and Chair of high-growth recruitment businesses in both Europe and the USA.

Michelle Watson Board Advisor


Whenever we have insights that we think are worth sharing, you’ll find them here.

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Contact us

We have an exceptional track record and truly global reach.  Get in touch to discuss how we can help.

+44 20 3906 7900