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


Maria is a Senior Partner at Erevena and has fifteen years’ experience in executive search. Maria 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. 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

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Florence is an Associate at Erevena, previously she read Modern Languages at Durham University. She is fluent in French and Spanish and has completed a six month internship at IMG Artists in Paris, she also studied abroad at the Universidad de Cadiz.

Florence Bown


all_0001_Terry shaw - Partner

Terry is a Partner at Erevena and has led C-suite and Strategic Go-to-Market searches for Enterprise Software and Digital clients in EMEA, Americas, and APJ. He specialises in working with hyper-growth VC-backed businesses. Prior to Erevena, Terry was a Senior Researcher at European Leaders and was the first hire within the Executive Search practice of Propel London, a leading Digital Recruitment firm. Terry studied Geography at Kings College London.

Terry Shaw


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 to our clients. Dan has been involved in the build out of some of Industries most exciting companies.

Dan Hyde



Lilian Poilpot is a Senior Partner at Erevena.  Lilian joins Erevena from CTPartners where he led the firm’s TMT Services across the MENA. Lilian has over 20 years of experience in Executive Search internationally and has recruited board of directors, CEOs, CMOs, CIOs, CDO's, 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

all_0011_Kelvin Jones - Senior Partner

Kelvin Jones is a Senior Partner at Erevena and has over 15 years of Executive Search experience. Kelvin primary focus is on the Consulting, IT Services and Outsourcing sectors. Prior to joining Erevena Kelvin was a Managing Consultant at Korn/Ferry Futurestep. Kelvin was educated at Sandhurst and spent his early career in the Army.

Kelvin Jones

Senior Partner


Jon is a founding Director of Erevena with over fifteen years’ experience in executive search. Jon holds the position of COO with responsibility for business operations alongside managing client relationships and service delivery. Prior to Erevena, Jon played a leading role in the emerging technology practice at Penna Consulting Plc. Jon is a seed investor in a small number of early stage technology ventures and holds an MBA from Durham University.

Jon Irvine



Ellie is Team Assistant at Erevena supporting the Senior Partners. 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

Team Assistant

all_0019_Caroline Berry - Senior Consultant

Caroline Berry has over 15 years’ experience in technology executive search focussing was on commercial leadership roles in Enterprise Software/SaaS for predominantly for tech vendors on both sides of the Atlantic.  Caroline is a languages graduate of the University of Leeds.

Caroline Berry

Lead Principal


Phoebe is an Associate at Erevena and previously read Politics at Durham University, graduating with a First Class honours. Phoebe has undergone a variety of internships prior to her position at Erevena; gaining experience in companies such as Hiscox, Lockton and Beazley.

Phoebe Hitchcock


all_0014_Joe Abbott - Senior Associate

Joe is a Principal at Erevena and focusses on the delivery of senior commercial searches in the enterprise software/Saas marketplace. Over the past 7 years he has run searches for both VC-backed start-ups and publicly-listed corporations, across EMEA and the US.

Joe Abbott


all_0017_David Drury- partner

David has 15 years’ experience in executive search. He straddles Erevena’s Professional Services and Software practices and delivers senior level positions for start-up and well established consulting and software companies. David also works for PE/VC backed Bio/Pharma and related industry businesses, building out their executive teams. A significant amount of David’s work is international. Prior to Erevena David ran his own search firm for several years.

David Drury


all_0004_Sam wilkins - Senior Partner

Sam is a Senior Partner of Erevena with over 15 years’ experience in executive search. Sam assists technology driven companies needing to transform themselves and start-ups needing to scale by filling key gaps in exec and non-exec teams. 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 from the University of Plymouth.

Sam Wilkins

Senior Partner

all_0007_Natalia Buggs - Receptionist

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

all_0020_Michael Hickcox - Partner

Michael is a partner at Erevena specialising in executive search for technology and technology-enabled businesses. He comes to the firm with more than 15 years’ experience in Silicon Valley, including more than 8 years in the technology practice at Heidrick & Struggles, a global executive search firm. Michael holds a BA in Economics with Honors from Kenyon College and an MBA from Stanford University.

Michael Hickcox



Jamie is a Senior Associate at Erevena. Prior to joining Erevena, Jamie worked at McKinsey&Company where he was part of their in-house executive search team. He holds an MA (Hons) in History from the University of St Andrews and an MBA from the FOM University in Munich.

Jamie Duffield

Senior Associate


Estelle is Head of Talent at Erevena with the aim to bring together the employees and enforce cultural actions throughout the company. Estelle joins Erevena from Hall & Partners where she was Global Head of People, supporting a learning culture where everyone can teach, learn and grow. Estelle was in charge of hiring talent and dedicating time in rewarding and caring for the members of the team. 

Estelle Shepherd

Head of Talent


Chris is a Senior Associate at Erevena, and focusses predominantly on building the leadership teams of high growth, pre-IPO businesses such as London based Ebury and the US head-quartered Duo Security. Prior to joining Erevena, he worked in sales for an early stage digital business serving the global sports industry. Chris graduated from Loughborough University with a BSc in International Business.

Chris Warner

Senior Associate


Mariam is an Associate at Erevena. Mariam joins Erevena from Estee Lauder Companies where she had the role of Communications Trainee. Mariam has a Honours Degree in Business Administration from Canada's top business school, Ivey Business School at Western University.  

Mariam Shokrizadeh


all_0008_Max Levy - Associate

Max is a Senior Associate at Erevena. Prior to working at Erevena, Max studied Politics at the University of Leeds, before undertaking a Law Conversion (Graduate Diploma of Law) and multiple legal placements.

Max Levy

Senior Associate

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


Delyth is Team Assistant to the Partners 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

Team Assistant

all_0010_Kevin Elderfield - Senior Partner

Kevin is a Senior Partner at Erevena with 14 years’ experience in executive search. Prior to joining Erevena, Kevin was a founder member of two other technology executive search businesses, Lonmoor and Quorum International which was sold to Kenexa in 2008. He holds a BA in French, German and European Economic Studies from Bath University.

Kevin Elderfield

Senior Partner

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


all_0015_Jemma gueno - Operations Manager2

Jemma is currently the Operations Manager for Erevena running all aspects of office management and supplier management. She was previously PA/Office Manager at Byron. She has also worked at Bain and Gray, a boutique PA and Secretarial Recruitment Company, as an Office Manager and PA to the Directors. Prior to this Jemma studied at Quest Professional on their Graduate Training Programme and also has a degree in Glassblowing.

Jemma Gueno

Operations Manager

all_0006_Nicola Haines - Senior Consultant

Nicola is a Lead Principal at Erevena. Nicola’s core expertise is working with businesses to build out their commercial/GTM leadership teams in international territories; predominantly in Europe. Nicola particularly enjoys working in Germany where she can utilise her German language skills. Prior to Erevena, Nicola enjoyed a successful career with Korn/Ferry and Jordan Sheppard. Nicola has a BA in German with Film and Media Studies.

Nicola Haines

Lead Principal

all_0013_John Doonan- Senior Partner

John is a Senior Partner of Erevena with over 25 years’ experience in sales, technology and the capital markets. John is leading the Erevena initiative to bring fresh technology talent to address the challenges being faced by new market and business practises in the capital markets. Prior to joining Erevena, John was a Partner at Expand Research which was bought by Boston Consulting Group.

John Doonan

Senior Partner


Maria is an Associate at Erevena. She studied Economics and Psychology at the University of St Andrews and Le Grand Diplome at Le Cordon Bleu prior to joining Erevena. She also speaks three languages fluently and writes her own food blog.


Maria Sisci



Rob is an Associate at Erevena, who he joined in April 2015 after spending two years in contingency recruitment developing his interest in all things tech. A competitive cyclist outside of work, Rob runs a sportive - the Colomba Chemo Classic - in Yorkshire every November. Rob read English Literature at Oxford University, graduating in 2012.

Robert Knibbs



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

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