Erevena are headhunters working with high growth and established companies going through a technology driven transformation.

We build executive and non-executive leadership teams to conceive, then scale, novel digital products and services. These innovations disrupt established markets by building consumer and B2B brands at breakneck speed.  We also serve public companies transforming their businesses in response to this disruption.

Our international approach to building networks ensures that we attract the best global talent.  Our clients’ businesses are increasingly complex and often global in outlook. We believe that to advise them effectively requires a deep understanding of the entire ecosystem in which they operate.  That depth can only be achieved by bringing together a diverse, international team of experts in board leadership, product management, marketing, sales, strategy, technology and advisory services. Our relationships across the breadth of the technology landscape enable us to better serve our customers: through the insight we can offer, the talent we can access; and the collaboration we can foster.

Who We Are

all_0000_Dan Hyde - CEO

Dan is a founding Director of Erevena, with over 15 years experience in executive search.  In addition to his primary role of managing client relationships and service delivery, Dan holds the position of CEO with day to day responsibility for delivery across our clients. Dan's heritage is working with Technology Builders, appointing executive teams for some of the world’s fastest growing SaaS companies.  Today Dan works across all of our sectors, with particular focus on CEO, General Management, Chair and NED roles.

Dan Hyde



Jon is a founding Director and COO of Erevena with over 15 years’ experience in executive search. In addition to managing client relationships, Jon works with European and US technology vendors ranging from early stage, hyper growth VC and PE backed companies to organisations going through transformational change. Jon is an active seed investor in a number of early stage technology ventures and holds a BA in Business Studies and an MBA.

Jon Irvine



As a Non-Executive Director, Gavin brings a wealth of industry knowledge in the Financial Services / FinTech space. He is Ecosystem Development Partner with Anthemis and responsible for maximising the value of their ecosystem; spanning portfolio companies, advisory clients, investors, key influencers and future thinkers. Previously Gavin ran Financial Services across EMEA for Heidrick & Struggles, working in both London and New York.  He was of the youngest Partners in the firm’s history. Gavin has a BSc in Maths from Warwick, and an MBA from Cass.

Gavin Holland



David is a founder and Chairman at Erevena and brings 20 years of experience from within the technology sector. David is also CEO and Co-founder of Invenias, the world’s fastest growing provider of software solutions to the executive search and strategic recruitment sector.

David Grundy

NED and Co-Founder

all_0010_Kevin Elderfield - Senior Partner

Kevin has 16 years’ experience in international executive search. Areas of expertise include EMEA Board and senior leadership hiring within high-growth and PE backed businesses with a focus on technology vendors and corporates innovating through technology. Prior to joining Erevena, Kevin was a founder member of two technology search businesses, Lonmoor and Quorum International (sold to Kenexa in 2008). He graduated from Bath University with a BA in French, German and Economic Studies.

Kevin Elderfield

Senior Partner

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Kelvin is a Senior Partner at Erevena and has over 15 years of Executive Search experience. Kelvin’s primary focus is on the Outsourcing, Digital Transformation and Cloud Services sectors. Located in our London office, he works on appointments across the EMEA region and the USA. Prior to joining Erevena Kelvin was a Managing Consultant at Korn/Ferry Futurestep. He was educated at Sandhurst and spent his early career in the Army.

Kelvin Jones

Senior Partner


Maria is a Senior Partner at Erevena and has 15 years experience in executive search. Maria specialises in appointments for consumer facing businesses and works extensively with high growth Venture and Private Equity backed companies across a range of Executive and NED appointments. She also works with larger corporates on digital innovation. Prior to this, Maria was a Director at The Cornell Partnership and worked for MWM Consulting, a leading Board Practice Group. Maria graduated from Cambridge University with an MA in History.

Maria Josife

Senior Partner


Lilian is a Senior Partner at Erevena.  Lilian joined Erevena from CTPartners where he led the firm’s TMT and Technology Services across the MENA region. Lilian has over 20 years of experience in executive search internationally and has recruited board of directors, CEOs, CROs, CMOs, CIOs, CDO's, CSOs, Practice Leaders, Partners as well as Senior Executives responsible for leading Digital transformation across industries throughout EMEA. Lilian specialises in telecoms, information technology, consulting and PE or VC-backed companies.


Lilian Poilpot

Senior Partner


Sam is a Senior Partner of Erevena with over 17 years’ experience in executive search. Sam works across the Erevena portfolio building exec and non-exec leadership teams of VC, PE backed and public companies experiencing hyper-growth or significant transformation. His functional specialisms are the office of the CTO and CMO, where he has a long track record and deep international network across Europe and the US. Prior to joining Erevena, Sam had co-founded three executive search boutiques, one of which was sold to Kenexa Inc in 2008 and holds a BA Hons in International Business and French.

Sam Wilkins

Senior Partner

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David’s Executive Search experience spans 15 years during which he has recruited for Technology, Consulting and venture backed companies across EMEA, APAC and the USA, primarily across strategic, commercial and product functions. David has a particular focus on the Digital Health; Medtech and Life Sciences sectors. He also works extensively in the Management Consulting industry with a focus on strategy across industry sectors at Partner and Director levels.  Prior to Erevena David ran his own executive search business.

David Drury


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Terry is a Partner at Erevena, based in San Francisco. He joined Erevena in 2010 as a Senior Researcher and became a Partner in 2014.  He specializes in advising hyper-growth VC and Growth Capital backed technology firms on their Board and Leadership teams. Terry works with a range of Technology Builders, Adtech and Fintech clients.  Terry previously worked at 360Leaders and studied Geography at Kings College London.


Terry Shaw


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Tyson is a Partner at Erevena with over eight years of executive search experience in Silicon Valley. He joined from Daversa Partners, a technology focused executive search firm, where he worked across consumer and Software as a Service for VC-backed high growth companies. Tyson focused on go to market functions such as COO, CMO, CRO, and VP Strategic Partnerships in nascent technology categories.

Tyson Bennett


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Max is a Principal at Erevena, currently based in the San Francisco office. Max specialises in Executive appointments for consumer facing businesses and works extensively with high growth Venture and Private Equity backed companies across a range of commercial and NED appointments. Prior to working at Erevena, Max studied Politics at the University of Leeds, and Law at BPP in London.

Max Levy


all_0016_Harry Tolfree - Senior Associate

Harry is a Principal at Erevena focusing on the delivery of searches within the emerging technology and enterprise software markets. Harry has spent the last six years working on strategic build outs of commercial leadership teams for early stage high-growth tech companies through to key leadership appointments for some of the largest global software vendors across EMEA and the US. Prior to Harry’s career in executive search he worked in wealth management at St James’s Place.

Harry Tolfree



Ben is a Principal at Erevena in London with over 9 years experience within executive search. Ben specialises in global FinTech and InsurTech clients drawing on his background in the more traditional markets of Investment Banking, Private Equity and Insurance. Ben works with both traditional corporates on their digital development strategy and internal innovation as well as high growth Venture and Private Equity backed companies. Prior to joining Erevena in 2017 Ben was a Consultant at Caldwell Partners and Director with CTPartners.

Ben Erskine – Hill


all_0014_Joe Abbott - Senior Associate

Joe has worked in headhunting for 8 years, with a predominant focus on senior commercial leadership searches in the enterprise (applications) software/Saas industries. He has run searches for high growth start-ups and private equity backed businesses through to publicly-listed corporations across EMEA and the US. Prior to joining Erevena in 2012, Joe worked in the retained-search arm of a London-based digital recruitment business. He began his career as a research analyst for a Board-level, TMT Executive Search firm.

Joe Abbott


all_0002_Tamas Kosa - Senior Associate

Tamas is a Senior Associate at Erevena and focuses on the research and delivery of key mandates for businesses with technology innovation at the core of their business strategy. Prior to joining Erevena, he managed business development at a London-based software start-up. He began his career at Microsoft in sales operations. Tamas graduated from the London School of Economics with an MSc in Decision Sciences.

Tamas Kosa

Senior Associate


Chris is a Principal at Erevena, and joined the business in early 2014. He works on the delivery of searches for B2B market disruptors and Technology Builders with almost half of his work executed in the US. Prior to joining Erevena, Chris worked in sales for an international digital sports business, having graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in International Business.


Chris Warner



Florence is an Senior Associate at Erevena having joined in January 2016. She works primarily with UK headquartered B2C businesses and specialises in CMO and CTO appointments. She read Modern Languages at Durham University and is fluent in French and Spanish. She has previously completed a six-month internship at IMG Artists in Paris and also studied abroad at the Universidad de Cadiz.

Florence Bown

Senior Associate


Prior to joining Erevena in November 2015, Mariam was at The Richard Ivey School of Business in Canada and graduated with an Honours Business Administration degree. Mariam works on a variety of B2B and B2C searches in both in the UK and USA. Before joining Erevena, Mariam worked in PR & Communications at Estee Lauder and Strategy Consulting at Virgin Mobile Canada.

Mariam Shokrizadeh

Senior Associate

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Anastasiya joined Erevena in September 2016 and is an Associate. Anastasiya previously worked at Anthemis within the Talent division helping portfolio companies and external FinTech clients find the best talent. Anastasiya has a background in executive level appointments in the Financial Services industry across EMEA, and previously worked at a leading luxury group at the start of her career. She graduated in Management and Sustainable Development from the University of St Andrews and speaks fluent Italian, Russian and Ukrainian.

Anastasiya Giarletta


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Philip joined as an associate in February 2017 and is based in the San Francisco office. He primarily works with firms backed by private equity or venture capital. Philip obtained his Master’s in economics from San Francisco State University in 2016 and had previously interned building predictive algorithms for a fin-tech startup and later in government.

Philip Gundy



Annie joined Erevena as an Associate in February 2017. She read History at Durham University, with her final year dissertation being awarded a first-class mark, and graduated in 2014. Prior to joining Erevena, Annie spent two years at Nestle on the Supply Chain graduate program, completing several job rotations, and previously also spent a summer as a marketing intern at a technology SME.

Annie Saunders



Peter joined Erevena as an Associate in May 2017. He focuses on the research and delivery of key mandates for Professional Services clients investing in innovative and disruptive technologies across EMEA & the US. Peter previously worked for a London based search firm focusing on the Management Consulting industry. He studied at Newcastle University.

Peter Reddall


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James joined Erevena as an Associate in March 2017. He has a keen interest in tech, and specialises in the placement of Chief Technical Officers and Vice Presidents of Engineering. Prior to joining the company, James completed his Ph.D. in Classics at King’s College London, and has first-class undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Ancient History from the same institution.

James Ryan



Estelle is Head of Talent at Erevena; with more than 20 years’ experience in talent acquisition and development. Her role is to ensure that we hire the best people, build compelling careers whilst staying true to our values and guarding our culture. She has run her own executive search business and held senior positions within WPP & Omnicom companies.  Her functional expertise sits at the intersection of tech and marketing/advertising.

Estelle Shepherd

Head of Talent


Natalia is Finance Assistant at Erevena, helping with day to day admin support. She is a Finance and Business graduate from Bournemouth University. Prior to working at Erevena she interned at several Production and Agency firms, managing events and working in the creative sectors.

Natalia Buggs

Finance Assistant


Adelle joined Erevena in March 2017  as an Executive Assistant supporting the Senior Partners,  She has previously worked for the likes of Spencer Stuart, The Zygos Partnership and Heidrick and Struggles. Adelle holds a BA (Hons) Classics and Theology from The University of Surrey.



Adelle Gayadeen

Executive Assistant

Alethia Hill

Alethea joined Erevena in 2016 and is Executive Assistant to the Directors. Alethea started her career in the interior design industry, before moving to retail where she soon found a passion for organisation, and making sure things happen on time and in the most efficient way. More recently, Alethea has been responsible for ensuring the smooth running of executive offices having spent the better part of 10 years supporting at C-Suite level.

Alethea Hill

Executive Assistant


Ellie is an Operations Coordinator at Erevena. Ellie joined Erevena in 2015 from a Residential Sales property background in North London, Islington. Prior to this Ellie spent two years working in rural Australia with polo horses and driving large farm machinery during harvest after completing an Art Foundation Course at the University of Creative Arts, specialising in Photography and Fine Art. 

Ellie Simmonds

Operations Coordinator


Delyth is Operations Coordinator at Erevena. Delyth Joined Erevena in November 2015 and comes from an Event Management background having previously worked for a Corporate Events company who organised Corporate, PR and Private Events.  

Delyth Williams

Operations Coordinator

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Alicia joined Erevena in June 2017 as Marketing Coordinator. Alicia previously worked for a market-research consultancy, specialising in strategic communications in brand and product positioning, stakeholder engagement, and corporate reputation. Alicia has a BA in International Affairs from the George Washington University and is pursuing her MSc in Business Innovation at Birkbeck, University of London.

Alicia Burke

Marketing Coordinator

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