Renovata & Company Recruits Chief Technology Officer for OAG Aviation Worldwide

May 29, 2024 – Global executive search and private equity advisory firm Renovata & Company has placed James Cameron-Williams as chief technology officer of OAG Aviation Worldwide Ltd (OAG). “James is a dynamic CTO and boasts an impressive 13-year tech journey,” said Lisa Morgan, principal at Renovata. “His experience will be a great asset to OAG as they enter their next phase of growth. We wish James the best in his new role.”

“Mr. Cameron-Williams has several years of experience driving transformation for leading global information services companies will prove invaluable in accelerating OAG’s next phase of growth,” the company said.

For the last 10 years, Mr. Cameron-Williams was with global information services company Experian, most recently serving as CTO. “Renovata introduced me to a fascinating opportunity with a company that powers seamless travel through the use of data,” said Mr. Cameron-Williams. “I’m fascinated by travel, technology and data, so helping such a big and vibrant industry recover from huge macro geopolitical disruption and of course, a pandemic, is an exciting and rewarding challenge.”

Founded in 1929, and backed by leading technology investor, Vitruvian, OAG works with the most impactful data sets on the planet and has become the key enabler for the travel ecosystem by collecting and sharing the richest real-time data set with businesses operating in the space. Headquartered in Luton, U.K. with offices in multiple global geographies including Copenhagen and Lithuania, OAG services over 1,000 diverse clients and deploys over 5 million updates daily, with feeds covering 98 percent of flights globally.

Renovata & Company 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.

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.

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.

CTOs in High Demand

Demand for top technology executives continues to gain momentum and executive search firms have been there to meet this demand. Here is an overview of some top firms working with organizations to fill their needs for technology executives from the Hunt Scanlon archives.

Chicago-headquartered executive search firm Lantern Partners has assisted in the recruitment of Greg Tracy as chief technology officer of Wondr Health in Dallas, TX. “We are pleased to announce that digital health industry veteran, Greg Tracy, has joined Wondr Health, where he will be responsible for leading the company’s product development and engineering efforts,” Lantern Partners said in a LinkedIn post. “We are excited to have an established health technology and innovation leader join our team at a time of great momentum and market expansion for the organization,” said Scott Paddock, CEO of Wondr Health. “Greg brings extensive experience leading technology and innovation teams that deliver transformative solutions to large employers and health plans.”

SPMB Executive Search, which helps find transformative executives throughout Silicon Valley, has recruited Samir Kapoor as the new chief technology officer of NYSE-traded Arlo Technologies, Inc., a smart home security brand in San Jose, CA. The search was led by Sean Lucq and Lea Hagglund from SPMB’s engineering and product practice. “As Arlo looks forward to its next stage of growth, we are excited to welcome Samir into Arlo’s executive leadership as its new chief technology officer,” said Matthew McRae, CEO of Arlo. “Samir brings a proven track record of leading complex engineering organizations that bring together hardware, software, and services into a holistic, complete solution, and Samir is uniquely positioned to lean in and excel in this challenging role.”

Matt Mooney and Jake Espenlaub of ON Partners have helped to place Sathish Gaddipati as chief technology officer of Victory Live, a Clearlake Capital Group backed  technology platform. “I am honored for Sathish to join Victory Live as CTO,” said Sam Soni, founder of Victory Live. “Sathish is an experienced  executive that will help propel our engineering and product teams – and our company as a whole – to new levels of growth and sophistication.” Mr. Gaddipati brings technology leadership experience to Victory Live, having spent over 20 years designing and building distributed platforms, SaaS products, and data & analytics platforms across verticals that include media & entertainment, financial technology, and transportation, among others.

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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