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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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 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 Managing Partner

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

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 European network of the highest calibre candidates.  At Zeren, Paul leads the Product function building out client teams whilst taking on senior leadership mandates across Europe.

Paul Nicholls Director

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

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

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, whilst always focusing on providing his clients with the best possible experience.

Matthieu Pirouelle Director & Head of DACH

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

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 Panchal Chief Financial Officer
+44 20 7440 4000
Thomas Jepsen Non-Executive Director
+44 20 7440 4001
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.

Before Zeren, Thibault worked at Mercer Young, where he started his recruitment career. Thanks to his linguistic abilities he successfully built Sales teams from the first person on the ground to multiple hires all around Europe for some of the best-known high growth start-ups and with a focus on Germany, France, Nordics & UK markets.

Thibault is an excellent communicator, which allows him to build strong relationship with his clients, enabling him to rapidly develop and scale Sales teams. He is passionate about high growth software businesses in the Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence and wider SaaS space and is based in Zeren’s London office.

+44 20 7440 4005 / +44 75 7725 5714
Thibault Lamy Senior Consultant
+44 20 7440 4005 / +44 75 7725 5714

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
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

Chris is a Director at Zeren and part of the Leadership Team.  He 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 and enabling his clients to run extensive digital transformation programmes.


Prior to joining Zeren, Chris was the Head of Technology at Broster Buchanan and was previously a key member of the UK Technology business at Robert Walters and SThree.  Chris is deeply embedded in the European Technology scene and is based in Zeren’s London office.

Chris Batters Director, UK and Europe


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