What we do

We recruit outstanding leaders for Seed to Series C Startups & VCs

Recent placements

Executive search

Finding world class executive talent for VC backed Startups is hard. But we love the challenge of unearthing exceptional leaders, who can have an exponential impact for our clients. 

Partnership is at the heart of our approach. We invest time really getting to know our clients’ business, culture and requirements. We ask the hard questions, help shape the brief and ensure clear alignment before kicking off any search. 

We then identify the best and most diverse talent, leveraging an extensive global network built over 15 years, as well as conducting  in-depth market mapping, led by a team of expert Researchers.

We also utilise the knowledge and expertise of our Board of Advisors in every search, who are a mix of Founders, Operators and Investors for firms such as Uber, TIER Mobility and Stride.VC. They bring a client and candidate lens to searches, as well as providing high quality referrals. 

We love what we do and bring energy and pace to every search, without ever compromising on quality. And we don’t rest until we’ve nailed the brief.

Executive Search

We specialise in roles like these

Experienced hire

We have curated a network of some of the best up-and-coming talent from the worlds of consulting and tech, placing them into Strategy, Operations and Commercial roles from Associate to Director level.

A large percentage of our talent pool come from top tier consulting and investment banking backgrounds, bringing the pace, rigour, and urgency they need to succeed in the startup world.

We also have an extensive network of professionals who’ve already earned their startup stripes, ready to add instant value to your business with their experience and insight.

In short, we are well placed to help our clients secure the right talent who will have a profound impact on your business. The Top 10%. The movers and shakers.

But we are more than a curator of Talent. We give back to our community with regular and value-add content to help guide them in their careers, e.g. our 40 Minute Mentor podcast, our Chief of Staff Secrets video series and various whitepapers. 

This is why top-talent continues to come to us

So, whether you’re looking for someone with 2 or 10 years experience, we’ll connect you to the very best and brightest minds


We specialise in roles like these

Get exceptional talent on your team in a matter of days with SOS

We’ve been at the forefront of placing interim, fractional & advisory talent since 2018.

Our flexible hiring solution, SOS, has placed over 100+ Operators into the fastest growing startups, helping Founders de-risk executive search by hiring quickly and flexibly.

Remove risk by hiring top talent for a finite, full-time period. This gives both you and the executive the chance to “try before you buy.”
Add gravitas to your exec team, at a fraction of the usual cost. Bring in an Exec for a couple of days a week and sit back to see their impact.
Access the most impressive Board-level Operators. You’ll gain expert advice as an ongoing service or for discreet and high-impact projects.

Recent placements

0 %
of our SOS placements in the last 12 months converted to a permanent role

Client & Candidate Stories

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one perfect hire at a time


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S.E. Asia General Manager

Urvashi Gupta

Regional VP, APAC

“James was a pleasure to work with, and very thorough in his approach throughout, from our first chat and understanding what I was looking for. He was always very thoughtful about sharing relevant opportunities that would be a good fit. He worked with me closely throughout the recruiting process, as a result I had a very good understanding of the role / interview process. Would highly recommend James and have been doing so to my peers already!”

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