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

Role: Chief Technology Officer

Role: Chief Product Officer

Sector: Enterprise Software & SaaS

Stage: Expansion

Investors: Canaan Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners and GV

Role: Chief Technology Officer

Sector: Enterprise Software and SaaS

Stage: Expansion

Investors: Project A, TA Ventures and Jolt Capital

Role: Co-founder & CTO

Sector: Enterprise Software & SaaS

Stage: Early

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: SVP, Sales

Sector: Enterprise Software & SaaS

Stage: Expansion

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

Role: SVP, Human Resources

Role: Chief Marketing Officer

Sector: Internet & Digital Media

Stage: Expansion

Investors: Atlas Venture, Pelion Venture Partners, August Capital

“Our experience working with Accelent was outstanding. They provided a great service and were very hands on and delivered timely results. Their process is comprehensive and we were able to identify exceptional candidates quickly. The service ultimately made our hiring decision much easier. As a result of their hard work, strong sense of urgency and professionalism, I would not hesitate to use Accelent again and to recommend them to others.”

– Scott Knoll, CEO, Integral Ad Science

Role: Chief Revenue Officer

Role: Chief Marketing 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 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