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

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: 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. 

Role: VP Marketing, Programmatic Marketing Companies

Role: VP, People Strategy and Operations

Sector: Internet & Digital Media

Stage: Expansion

Investors: First Round, Venrock, Tribeca Venture Partners and Technology Crossover Ventures

“The Accelent team did a great job. They were thorough in getting to know us and our needs. The spec was a tough one, but they know the space and they were unrelenting in their pursuit of the right candidate. I also greatly appreciated their strong customer service orientation. They were always  available when we needed them.”

– Casey Birtwell, AppNexus, SVP & GM, Advertiser Technology Group 

Role: Chief Executive Officer

Sector: Internet & Digital Media

Stage: Early

Investors: Chernin Group

Role: Chief Technology Officer

Role: SVP, Product Management

Sector: eCommerce

Stage: Expansion

Investors: Canaan Partners, Tribeca Venture Partners, Thayer Street Partners

Role: SVP, Product

Sector: Internet & Digital Media

Stage: Expansion

Investors: DFJ, Blue Chip Venture Company, Mercury Fund, RPM Ventures and T-Venture

“Our search posed the challenge of finding a transformational executive with domain expertise in social, advertising, and data. In addition, we had steep culture needs. Accelent worked hard to understand us and then worked even harder to find that needle in a haystack. They ran a sharp process and the result was great.” – Kurt Abrahamson, CEO

Role: VP of Online Marketing

Role: VP, Talent Acquisition

Sector: Internet & Digital Media

Stage: Expansion

Investors: Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Jafco Ventures

“You guys did an extraordinary job for us. We needed qualified candidates immediately and you delivered. I wish all of our searches were done that well, that fast.”  Court Cunningham, CEO, Yodle

Role: Head of Brand Partnership & Sales/SVP, Pregnancy and Parenting

Sector: Internet & Digital Media

Stage: Mature Growth

Investors: NYSE: EVDY

“Accelent’s team understood our business and our market, ran a tight process, and delivered a great pool of candidates and an outstanding result. Only months into the job, our new head of sales is already making a significant and positive difference for the business.”

– Michael Rose, President Pregnancy & Parenting at Everyday Health