Erevena are head hunters working with high growth and established companies.

We build and advise leadership teams for businesses creating leading edge technology. We also support those disrupting established markets through technology, and Corporations transforming their business models in response to innovation and disruption.

Innovation today is driven principally by technology. An organisation’s response determines its survival, not just its success. We’ve helped shape some of the world’s most successful start-ups, building category winning teams across the B2B and B2C landscape. We also partner with some of the best known consumer and enterprise brands on innovation, venturing, and digital transformation.

Our clients’ businesses are increasingly complex. We believe that to advise them effectively requires an understanding of the entire ecosystem in which they operate. 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_0014_Joe Abbott - Senior Associate

Joe is a Senior Associate at Erevena and focuses on the research and delivery of key mandates for clients in the software and SaaS market-place. He began his career with a boutique Executive Search firm. Joe has spent four years hiring senior sales and management personnel into ecommerce and enterprise software vendors across EMEA, as well as into the digital practices of large SI/consulting firms.

Joe Abbott

Senior Associate

all_0019_Caroline Berry - Senior Consultant

Caroline Berry has over 15 years’ experience in technology and digital executive search. Caroline’s early career was at Corporate Executive Search and then Harvey Nash PLC where her focus was on commercial roles in Enterprise Software for predominantly for US businesses head quartered on the US West Coast.

Caroline Berry

Senior Consultant

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


all_0012_Jon Irvine - COO

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


all_0001_Alex Burtenshaw - Senior Associate

Alex is a Senior Associate at Erevena and focuses on the research and delivery of mandates for technology companies as well as the dedicated CIO functional practice. He began his career as an Engineer before joining the executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles. Alex graduated from Oxford University with an MEng in Engineering Science.

Alex Burtenshaw

Senior Associate

all_0003_Serena Dyer - Personal Assistant to CEO & COO

Serena is Executive Assistant to Dan Hyde, CEO and Jon Irvine, COO. Serena joined erevena in 2014 after having graduated from Northumbria University, Newcastle with a BA Hons in Fashion Marketing. Serena has worked in Milan in the Fashion industry and has done various internships within the creative sector. Serena is an avid linguist, speaking three languages.

Serena Dyer

Executive Assistant

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_0001_Ben Davies - Partner

Ben is a Partner of Erevena with 15 years’ experience working within the technology and executive search industries. Ben specialises in building technology companies globally. His clients range from early and mid-stage technology companies to publically quoted enterprise solutions vendors. Prior to Erevena, Ben was a Consultant with the technology practice at Harvey Nash executive search division and studied Business at Northumbria University.

Ben Davies


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

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_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_0007_Natalia Buggs - Receptionist

Natalia is Operations 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

Operations Assistant


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_0006_Nicola Haines - Senior Consultant

Nicola is a Senior Consultant 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

Senior Consultant

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


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

all_0009_Maria Josife - Senior Partner

Maria is a Senior Partner at Erevena and has over twelve years’ experience in executive search. Prior to joining Erevena, Maria was a Director at The Cornell Partnership and before this worked for MWM Consulting, a leading Board Practice Search Boutique. Maria graduated from Cambridge University with an MA in History.

Maria Josife

Senior Partner

all_0005_Robert Knibbs - Associate

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


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

all_0008_Max Levy - Associate

Max is an 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


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_0016_Harry Tolfree - Senior Associate

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

Harry Tolfree

Senior Associate

all_0018_Chris Warner - Associate2

Chris is an Associate at Erevena, he has focussed on the research and delivery of key mandates for some of the fastest growing businesses in the UK and EMEA; including Ebury, Socialbakers and Virtual1. Prior to joining Erevena, he worked in sales for an early stage digital business within the global sports industry. Chris graduated from Loughborough University with a BSc in International Business.

Chris Warner


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

Who We Work With

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  • 24 June 2015 / Appointments

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  • 17 June 2015 / Appointments



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  • 15 June 2015 / Appointments

Erevena support Omnico group with the appointment of Victoria Rose as Vice President of Sales Retail. Victoria has extensive Sales […]



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