Case Studies & Testimonials

Skyscanner – Chief of Staff

Skyscanner – Chief of Staff

As you might expect, we get a lot of digital leaders contacting us to help them with their job search as they look for the next progressive opportunity and challenge. We have always worked hard to try and respond to everyone and to register their interest with us, so...

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Octopus – Growth GM Investment Platforms

Octopus – Growth GM Investment Platforms

Key Criteria  Position: General Manager - GrowthCompany: Octopus GroupSectors: Venture Capital, Investment Management, FinTechCountries searched: UK, Germany, France & Sweden (northern Europe) Headhunt Headline When £8billion fund management company Octopus...

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Fredensborg – Chief Experience Officer

Fredensborg – Chief Experience Officer

Executive Search Case Study:   Chief Experience Officer, International Real Estate Chief Experience Officer Recruitment  Princedale Partners was retained as digital headhunter by the founders of Oslo based Fredensborg. Fredensborg is a successful residential...

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WeWork – International Marketing Director

WeWork – International Marketing Director

Overview WeWork is one of the great disrupters of our time: few other businesses have experienced such hyper-growth and it’s only eight years since they were founded in New York by Adam Neumann in 2010 and recently valued at c$42bn. We’re proud...

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QuantumBlack McKinsey – Data Science & Analytic Directors

QuantumBlack McKinsey – Data Science & Analytic Directors

QuantumBlack blends science and art; working at the intersection of human insight and machine intelligence with razor-focus on advanced performance. Part of McKinsey, it helps companies use their data to make transformative yet sustainable performance improvements,...

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Zalando – UK Managing Director

Zalando – UK Managing Director

Intimate knowledge of the UK online fashion sector Within a few short years, Zalando has grown to become one of Europe’s most successful online fashion retailers posting revenues in excess of €3 billion largely within the DACH region. International expansion is seen...

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Boohoo, Digital Marketing Director

Boohoo, Digital Marketing Director

Appointing a strategic leader for an AIM-listed retailer Boohoo is a UK based online fashion retailer that targets young men and women. They are the most talked about AIM-listed ecommerce business, with a share price that has quadrupled over the last 3 years and with...

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LoveHoney, Chief Technology Officer

LoveHoney, Chief Technology Officer

We were contacted by Richard and Neal, the co-founders of Lovehoney to advise them on what we felt they needed in a modern CTO, as they looked ahead to their next phase of growth. The pureplay ecommerce business has quietly grown over the last 16 years to c£100m+ in...

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The Body Shop, Chief Digital Officer

The Body Shop, Chief Digital Officer

Internationally minded and commercially focused In 2015 we were approached by The Body Shop to appoint their Chief Digital Officer reporting into their CEO Jeremy Schwartz. Following the sale to L’Oréal, the business has primarily focused on international expansion...

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Secret Escapes, Merchandising Director

Secret Escapes, Merchandising Director

Driving up to the minute relevance and conversion Secret Escapes is the UK’s biggest members only website specialising in accommodation flash sales, and backed by some of the leading VC’s (including; Index, Octopus and Atlas Ventures). The co-founders asked us to hire...

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Photobox, Director of Customer Insight

Photobox, Director of Customer Insight

Helping the business better understand their customers In April 2016, we were commissioned by the newly appointed new Chief Operating Officer of online retailer PhotoBox to support the recruitment of their Director of Customer Insight. The group of businesses...

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Holland & Barrett, Digital Director

Holland & Barrett, Digital Director

Delivering significant online revenue growth In 2015, we were engaged by Holland & Barrett International’s Chief Commercial Officer, to conduct a search for their Ecommerce Director. Owned by NBTY and the Carlyle Group, H&B operates largely in the UK &...

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Habito, Managing Director Mortgages / COO

Habito, Managing Director Mortgages / COO

Appointing a Managing Director for Mortgages/COO We were approached by Daniel Hegarty, Founder & CEO of robo-advisory start up Habito to help with a particularly specialist leadership hire. A large amount of preliminary research had to be carried out our end, as...

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Coca-Cola, Digital Transformation Leader EMEA

Coca-Cola, Digital Transformation Leader EMEA

Appointing a digital transformation leader Appointed by the VP Sales & Marketing at Coca Cola Enterprises (Europe), Princedale Partners had the challenging task of appointing an effective digital transformation leader who could both bring perspective and...

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Audio Network, Chief Product Officer

Audio Network, Chief Product Officer

During the search we assessed over 120 digital and Product leaders from the online music publishing and streaming space across London, New York and California. The search lasted approximately 6 weeks over the course of the summer. We recommended a highly talented...

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