Chief Revenue Officer, Chief Revenue Officer – as – A.I. – Service
Chief Commercial Officer, Wejo
Sales Director, Groupe Renault


TomTom is the leading independent geolocation technology specialist which is on a mission to make digital navigation accessible for everyone. TomTom has a 3800 strong team and offices in 30 countries. Their technologies are trusted by hundreds of millions of drivers, businesses, and governments worldwide.

Search Background

TomTom was looking for an exceptional SVP Sales to lead the Automotive business through a period of transition. Having had a track record of successfully working with Erevena before they approached us to run the search. Reporting to the CRO, this was a key leadership role within TomTom Automotive and the wider business. This person would be responsible for all business development activities and securing and building partnerships with high-profile Automotive customers. They would be accountable for 100s of millions in revenue and ~50 FTEs globally.


The successful candidate would bring a blend of commercial and operational experience and have a strong understanding of the automotive industry. They would be familiar with negotiating complex and strategic partnerships, coupled with an existing network across global OEMs and tier one suppliers at C-level.


Erevena conducted a global search, prioritising commercial leaders within the automotive domain. This led to the placement of Benoit Joly who brings in-depth domain knowledge, as the former Chief Commercial Officer at Wejo, the smart mobility platform, as well as 5 years working on the OEM side for Renault where he gained exposure working with mapping and navigation technologies. Benoit joins the TomTom team on 1st March 2024.

Mike Schoofs

Chief Revenue Officer

We chose to partner with Erevena because they could clearly assess the complexity of the candidate profile we were looking for. They came ultra-prepared to the screening, with concrete candidate resumés where we could finetune the search and move quickly. The process was smooth, fast, and enjoyable, and we found a suitable candidate in a matter of weeks. I would choose Erevena again for this kind of assignments.

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