May 13, 2021 – Global executive search and private equity advisory firm Renovata & Company has recruited Benjamin Von Schenck as chief financial officer of Outfittery, Europe’s biggest personal shopping service for men that helps them “unlock their true style” by providing curated selections driven by AI and personal stylists. “Benjamin will work across operational, commercial and strategic initiatives, offering insight and data to inform decisions and pursue opportunities that drive Outfittery’s international growth,” said Lisa Morgan, principal at Renovata & Company. “His experience in evolving international organizations and leading mergers and acquisitions activities is an asset to the leadership team.”
Mr. Von Schenck was previously senior vice president of finance for advertising platform solutions at ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, a European media company. Before that, he was managing director/chief financial officer in the same division, and he started at the company as director of mergers and acquisitions. He was also managing director and CFO at Smartstream.tv and is a member of the supervisory board of virtual minds AG.
“We used the pandemic year to lay important foundations for the future,” said Julia Bösch, co-founder and CEO of Outfittery. “With Benjamin, we have brought a very experienced CFO on board and I look forward to working with us. Our clear goal for Outfittery is further growth in existing and new customers and to achieve sustainable profitability. Benjamin will make a decisive contribution to this.”
“I’m looking forward to Outfittery,” said Mr. von Schenck. “After the successful merger with Modomoto, we are tackling with a strong team to open up the global market, which continues to grow after the pandemic.”
The search is the fifth appointment to the Outfittery board and C-suite over the past five years for Renovata & Company. “It’s been a pleasure working with the Outfittery team, and I look forward to our next collaboration together. In the meantime, I eagerly await my next delivery from the stylist team,” said partner Thomas Jepsen.
Private Equity Search & Advisory Firm
Renovata & Company is a global executive search and private equity advisory firm. The firm partners with financial sponsors, their portfolio companies, and public corporations to deliver leaders and investment insights. The search firm’s executive recruiting activities are focused on search assignments covering board-level mandates, which include board directors, CEOs, CFOs and other C-suite executives, as well as investment professionals and operating partners. The firm provides strategic counsel to clients across the technology, digital, business services, industrial, consumer and retail sectors.
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Renovata & Company has relationships with over 50 of the top 100 private and growth equity firms globally. Its private equity advisory services include diligence support, backable executive introductions and deal sourcing delivered by its affiliate, L Capital Advisors. The firm also makes equity co-investments alongside its private equity clients through its investment affiliate, L Capital. The search firm is privately held and operates from five offices across two continents: Boston, Hamburg, London, New York and San Francisco.
Mr. Jepsen is a co-founder of Renovata & Company. He has over 20 years’ experience in executive search across the SaaS, marketplace and B2C online spectrum. His focus is on working with the boards (founders and investors) of high growth businesses to attract the leadership talent that enable their companies to scale. In over a decade leading Renovata, Mr. Jepsen has worked with many of the leading B2B and B2C businesses across Europe.
Ms. Morgan is responsible for building management teams for venture, growth and private equity-backed digital and technology businesses. She also serves as the head of delivery for Renovata & Company.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media