The Team


Paul French

Managing Director

Paul was the founding Director of Intrinsic Executive Search having commenced his Executive Search career with Hall Kinion Associates in 1996, where he was fortunate enough to have experienced working for a rapidly growth Pre IPO software and services business that then floated on NASDAQ. This early career experience shaped his future career as Paul has headhunted for many hundreds of software companies ranging from large corporates, mid caps to VC backed start up’s. Paul also mentors and supports several start up software companies as well as spearheading Intrinsic’s offering for psychometric profiling. Outside of work, Paul is interested in all matters nautical and sails whenever he can.


Ben Watkins

Managing Director

Ben co-founded Intrinsic Executive Search and has enjoyed a 17 -year career in Executive Search. Earlier in his career, Ben spearheaded the EMEA focus in the early adopter eCommerce Platform sector for Hall Kinion & Associates (NASDAQ-HAKI), securing their position as the number 1 player in that space. Ben also worked for FairMarket, an eBay SAAS company selling auction-based eCommerce solutions to Retailers.  Ben specialises in supporting mainly Retail / CPG, Marketing, Analytics and eCommerce specific software companies that are expanding in Europe with their senior commercial hires.  When he is not working, Ben follows many sports, learns languages and loves to travel internationally.


Darrell Rosenstein

Director, Americas

Darrell is based in California and is one of the most respected Executive Headhunters in the North American software market. Having held a glowing career at Robert Half, Darrell joined Hall Kinion and won numerous accolades for exceptional performance. In more recent years Darrell has focussed in the Martech and eCommerce sectors supporting software vendors hire in the top 5% talent pool. When he is not working, Darrell can be found messing about on the water or fishing.

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