Accelent provides superior executive search and accelerated talent integration services to early and mature stage software, digital media and eCommerce companies.

Role: SVP, Sales

Sector: Enterprise Software & SaaS

Stage: Expansion

Investors: Harmony Partners, Contour Venture Partners, Sigma Prime Ventures

Role: Co-founder & CTO

Sector: Enterprise Software & SaaS

Investors: Canaan Partners

“Accelent is different than other executive search firms because they approach a hire the same way a business does — not as a one-off event, but as the first step in a long relationship. The team focuses on defining long-term success in the role and so shows potential candidates a clear path to success in their new job. This translates to more, better candidates; the results are genuinely impressive.” – Ben Duranske, CEO, Beam Solutions

Role: Chief Revenue Officer

Sector: Enterprise Software & SaaS

Stage: Early

Investors: Amazon, Ludlow Ventures, Venture51

Role: Chief Executive Officer

Sector: Internet & Digital Media

Stage: Early

Investors: Canaan Ventures

Role: Chief Technology Officer

Sector: Enterprise Software & SaaS

Stage: Early

Investors: RRE Ventures, Greycroft Partners, ff Venture Capital

“PebblePost was at a critical juncture in the development of our technology and we needed a world class Mar-Tech CTO. We were under the gun, understaffed and experiencing hockey stick growth. I trusted John and his team to deliver as they did years earlier in my VC portfolio, and deliver they did; from sourcing, prepping to screening and interviewing for both culture and capabilities. The result just nailed it.”

– Lewis Gersh, CEO, Pebblepost

Role: Chief Technology Officer

Sector: Internet & Digital Media

Stage: Expansion

Investors: Valhalla Partners, Blue Chip Venture Company, G20 Ventures

“John and the Accelent team are search professionals of the highest order.  They created a terrific outcome for us for a vital C-level search, and the entire process could not have gone better.  John’s extensive network, combined with his expertise of our market, were ideally suited for our CTO search.  Accelent’s thorough and innovative methodology allowed us to complete our assignment in record time with the right person for the role.  We could not be more pleased with the outcome.”

– Lon Otremba, CEO, Bidtellect

Role: Chief Executive Officer

Sector: eCommerce

Stage: Early

Investors: Canaan Partners, Battery Ventures

“I’ve worked with Accelent a number of times over the last several years, which is why I chose them for this challenging CEO search. As always, Accelent’s expertise and intense focus created an outstanding result. When one of my companies has a critical need, I trust Accelent to get the job done and done well.”
– Dan Ciporin, General Partner, Canaan Parnters

Role: Chief Executive Officer

Sector: Internet & Digital Media

Stage: Early

Investors: Betaworks, Gannett Co., White Star Capital, Greylock Partners, Highland Capital Partners, Omidyar Network, Residence Ventures

“Accelent’s team came in having a deep understanding of the media business and so were able to get to work immediately. Their approach to partnership was exceptional. CEO searches are always tricky, but Accelent’s disciplined process and insight into Digg’s business produced a great outcome.”
– Joshua Auerbach, Interim CEO, Digg & Venture Partner, Betaworks Studio, LLC

Role: VP, Research and Response

Role: Head of Toronto, R&D

Role: Head of Platform & Cloud Engineering

Sector: Cybersecurity

Stage: Expansion

Investors: Accel Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Bezos Expeditions

“The Accelent team earned our trust and helped us secure the right executive who added value on his first day on the job. Accelent invested the time to understand our business and our unique needs and provided extraordinary service. We would look forward to engaging Accelent again in the future.”

– Amit Gupta, VP, Engineering, Lookout, Inc.