March 10, 2016 – London-based executive search firm Erevena has opened its first U.S. office, establishing a new location in San Francisco. The office is being led by partner Terry Shaw and principal consultant Max Levy, who relocates from London. Further additions the office are expected in coming months.
Mr. Shaw has led C-suite and strategic go-to-market searches for enterprise software and digital clients in EMEA, the Americas, and Asia Pacific. He specializes in working with hyper-growth VC-backed businesses such as Zendesk, Yammer, Huddle, RhodeCode, Ebury, Socialbakers and Stack Exchange. He previously served as a consultant at Propel Executive, an executive search division within Propel London.
“We are delighted to formalize our presence in San Francisco,” said CEO Dan Hyde. “Last year we did over 30 percent of our work in North America, and our clients and their investors have been asking us for some time to establish a local presence.” He said the firm will invest heavily to make San Francisco an important location for Erevena, in order to meet the rising demand the firm is experiencing.
“We have global practices across technology verticals, so have always had a foot here, but it’s fair to say that it has accelerated massively of late which is why we’re here,” said Mr. Hyde.
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Founded in 2003, Erevena is a technology-focused executive search firm that partners with consumer and enterprise brands on innovation, venturing, and digital transformation. The firm has recently filled senior positions for a number of technology companies, including Qinec, Cloud66, RES Software, Prodigy Finance, LS Retail, LLamasoft and Dashlane.
Across the pond, Erevena bolstered its staff in London just recently. In January, it hired recruiter Lilian Poilpot as a senior partner to further strengthen the firm’s European, Middle Eastern & African divisions. Mr. Poilpot specializes in telecommunications, information technology, consulting and private-equity or venture-backed companies. He joined Erevena from CTPartners where he led the firm’s technology, media and telecom service sector practices across the Middle East and North Africa. Before that, he founded and served as managing partner of Leadership Capital Group. He has over 20 years of experience in executive search.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media