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: 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 Technology Officer

Sector: Enterprise Software and SaaS

Stage: Expansion

Investors: Project A, TA Ventures and Jolt Capital

Role: Chief Revenue Officer

Role: Chief Marketing Officer

Sector: Enterprise Software & SaaS

Stage: Early

Investors: Amazon, Ludlow Ventures, Venture51

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: 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: 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