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 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

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Florence joined Erevena as an Associate in January 2016. She previously completed a six month internship at IMG Artists in Paris. Florence read Modern Languages at Durham University. She is fluent in French and Spanish and also spent 6 months studying abroad at the Universidad de Cadiz.

Florence Bown


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

all_0001_Terry shaw - Partner

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


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



Lilian Poilpot is a Senior Partner at Erevena.  Lilian joined 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 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


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



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 has over fifteen years’ experience in executive search. Caroline has a strong understanding of B2B Technology builders and works in particular with SaaS vendors across the UK, Europe and the US.  Her focus is on General Management, Sales and Marketing leadership hires and she has a track record in working with VC-backed Series A and Series B growth businesses.   Caroline is fluent in French and graduated from The University of Leeds with a BA Hons in French.

Caroline Berry

Lead Principal


Phoebe joined Erevena as an Associate in October 2015. Prior to this she read Politics at Durham University, graduating with a First Class honours degree. 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 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_0017_David Drury- partner

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


all_0004_Sam wilkins - 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

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 joined Erevena in 2015 as a Senior Associate. He has a background in executive level appointments in the Professional Services industry, and has experience working across both the EMEA and APAC regions. Prior to joining Erevena, Jamie worked at McKinsey & Co. where he was part of their Experienced Professional recruiting 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 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

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


all_0008_Max Levy - Associate

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_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 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

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 works with international technology builders and professional services firms.  Nicola has experience with global middleware and data software vendors that are scaling rapidly. She works with clients in consulting and outsourcing. Nicola works from the London office and primarily executes against mandates across Europe including DACH, Benelux, Nordics and France.  Nicola has lived in Italy and Germany and is fluent in German. Before joining Erevena, Nicola worked for Korn/Ferry Futurestep and Jordan Sheppard and graduated in Foreign Languages and Media Studies.

Nicola Mann

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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