Business Review 2020- European B2B Product Leadership Roles

The Erevena B2B Product Team

Grant Hayward

Partner

Patrick Anderson

Principal

Annie Saunders

Principal

Nicholas Roberts

Senior Associate

2020 is going to go down as the annus horribilis for most of the world’s population as COVID-19 unexpectedly took the reins of our daily existence.  Despite the impact of the pandemic the B2B Product practice remained busy working with amazing clients and placing great product leaders. Our clients continue to share one thing in common – they are amongst the fastest growing in the world, using technology in innovative ways to tackle complex problems from detecting Breast Cancer to Organisational Planning.

The clients we have worked with over the last year are backed by some of the world’s most respected and successful investors, including Index, Accel, Lightspeed, Benchmark, Bessemer, EQT, Balderton Capital and Atomico. We have continued to see an increase in demand for modern, scaled Product leaders alongside a shortage of product talent in Europe which means we have taken advantage of the extensive Erevena network across Europe, the USA and further afield.

I would like to extend my thanks and gratitude to our clients, Investors and the global Product community, here’s to a great 2021.

For more information on the Erevena Product Practice please contact me at grant.hayward@erevena.com

Grant Hayward, Partner

2020 Product Leadership Hires

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Chief Product Officer

Chief Product Officer

Chief Product Officer

VP Product

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VP Product

Chief Product Officer

We’re delighted to share some of the recent feedback that we’ve received from clients
Scott Chow, Chief Product Officer, Beamery
“This was our third search with Erevena and in a function that is notoriously difficult in Europe. In Scott we found a great Chief Product Officer, he has applied his experience of building world class, autonomous product, user research and design teams, and has been able to combine our vision as founders and couple it with the market sentiments to set a product roadmap that will position Beamery as category leaders over the next 2 years and beyond. Erevena produced a diverse shortlist and we were able to close out with Scott quicker than we were expecting. All in all, we felt it was a great experience.”

Sultan Saidov, Founder & President at Beamery

Christopher Osborne, VP Product, DeepL
“The Erevena team worked tirelessly on what was a tough brief. Their process was consistent and had good pace with regular and thorough communication each week. I was always up to speed on where we were and in Christopher Osborne, they found a great Product leader who combines both leadership and seniority with the ability to be hands-on. He has a good pedigree from Booking.com and I’m sure will be a great addition to the team. I’d have no hesitation in working with Erevena again. They are a pleasure to work with.”

Jaroslaw Kutylowski, CEO

Shaun Puckrin, Chief Product Officer, GPS
“We were delighted with Erevena’s ability to execute against the brief. We were looking for a best-in-class Product leader in Payments and met a strong shortlist of candidates.  In Shaun Puckrin they found us an exceptional Product leader who brings a deep understanding of Payments, and has both Engineering/Technical depth, as well as the strategic aspects we were looking for. 

We worked with Erevena on two additional key hires at C-Suite and continued to have an extremely positive experience. We would not hesitate to recommend Erevena as an Executive Search Partner and were delighted with the relationship.”  

Joanne Dewar, Chief Executive Officer, Global Processing Services

Ossama Soliman, Chief Product Officer, TrueLayer

“We partnered with Erevena to find our CPO and were delighted with their approach and execution of the search. We were impressed by the content and search strategy they presented in what can be a notoriously difficult function to hire.

We were delighted with the overall quality of the candidates we met, giving us confidence that we were choosing from the best world class talent available. In Ossama Soliman, we found someone who stood out from this group as a genuinely exceptional Product leader in Payments, and a fantastic fit with our culture and values”.

Vaso Parisinou, Head of People, TrueLayer