Executive Recruiters For Venture Capital

Hiring the right talent for your Venture Capital backed SaaS company is perhaps the single most critical aspect of your role as a SaaS leader. People are the lifeblood of any business and SaaS is no different, so part of your challenge is finding the right Executive Search firm that can support your current Retained Search requirements.

VC backed SaaS firms looking to develop first class winning teams have worked with Intrinsic Executive Search for over 20 years as their go to Retained Recruitment firm and Headhunter partner to identify, attract and recruit critical SaaS leadership talent in the UK, EMEA and North America.

The Directors of Intrinsic Executive Search have been immersed in the SaaS market (we used to call it Software!) since the 1990s. Since then, Intrinsic has continued to support numerous Private Equity backed SaaS firms with their most critical recruits and SaaS leaders can be totally assured that they are working with a firm that truly understands the demands of Private Equity firms in gaining rapid return on investment.

SaaS has proliferated across every aspect of both our business and personal lives and every company wants to be a digital business. Intrinsic Executive Search is a Recruitment partner of VC backed SaaS leaders as well as the VC firms directly that are seeking to hire the very best and proven executives for critical senior level commercial positions as well as providing up to the minute thought leadership and insight.

With digital transformation initiatives set to grow exponentially, the global demand talent will continue at a similar rate. Intrinsic is your long term value partner that can introduce you to talented executives that we have built relationships with over many years that will take our call about your VC backed SaaS company.

The Challenge

Demandware started working with Intrinsic soon after the company was formed. Demandware was looking to work with a search firm that truly understood the eCommerce, retail tech and digital landscape and how the sector was experiencing great change and disruption with the next phase of B2B2C eCommerce platforms launching at this early stage of cloud deployment. Demandware was the SaaS eCommerce company and had plans to develop a global SaaS business. Demandware needed to attract and hire exceptional talent to take their proposition to market at this early stage of the SaaS revolution.

The Solution

The directors of Intrinsic had been working in the eCommerce sector since the late 1990s at the earliest phases of what was to become the eCommerce revolution. This early experience in hiring for other VC backed eCommerce companies such as ATG and Broadbision gave Intrinsic a leading edge. Intrinsic used it’s extensive market knowledge and consulting closely with the major stakeholders at Demandware and made the first senior commercial leadership hire outside of the USA and Germany. This first critical hire paved the way for many more.

The Outcome

With growing interest in SaaS technologies, differentiated propositions and the exponential growth in eCommerce, Demandware’s growth followed a similar path. Intrinsic needed to understand how Demandware was differentiated and articulate the Demandware proposition within the candidate pool. Intrinsic worked on critical search assignments in the UK, France, Germany, Nordics and the Benelux and hired executives that truly made a positive impact that helped Demandware to become the tremendous success that it became with an IPO in 2012 and then acquisition by SF.com in 2016.

Intrinsic Search recruits for a variety of venture capital clients

We recruit for venture capital positions

Vice President Sales
Vice President Marketing
Vice President of Professional Services
Vice President of Customer Success
Vice President of Channel & Alliances
Chief Revenue Officer
Managing Director
Chief Executive Officer
Sales Leadership
Customer Success Manager
Marketing Director
Product Management Director
Regional Sales Directors
Senior Sales Executive
Pre Sales Executive

See what our venture capital clients are saying about us

“I first engaged Paul and the Intrinsic Executive Search team in the early days of Demandware, as we were building our European team. From that first engagement, I was deeply impressed with the level of professionalism and diligence they exhibited in helping us to find those critical initial hires. Since that time, they’ve proved to be an invaluable partner as we scaled our team throughout Europe and North America, on the journey to an IPO and ultimately an acquisition by Salesforce.

I wholeheartedly recommend Intrinsic as an executive search partner for any high growth technology business looking to add critical operational leadership. This is a team that digs in to really understand your business, your culture and your specific requirements. They do their homework and consistently deliver top notch talent. A+”

Jeffrey Barnett, former Salesforce Commerce Cloud CEO / Demandware COO


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