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Tech Scale-Ups, VCs and Enterprises

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However strong your technology, your people will make a huge difference to your success.

We exist to elevate your human capital. 

Our deep knowledge of the technology sector and extensive relationships across it enable an optimal time-to-hire whilst maintaining the highest of standards.

Because it matters who you work with.


VC & PEs

Emerging tech scale-ups

Accelerate growth with top-bracket leaders and impactful self-starters

Venture Capital and Private Equity

Top-bracket executives to lead your portfolio companies and top-rated investors, principles & partners for your firm


Meet hiring deadlines and objectives, whatever scenario the market throws at you

Emerging Tech Scale-Ups

Having specialised in executive search for scale-ups for over a decade at board level and across all lines of business, we know the people and recognise what truly great looks like.

Leverage our exclusive networks to hire the most impactful executives, getting ahead of the curve and accelerate your growth.

⊕ Hire senior executives who fit your strategic goals.

⊕ Maintain culturally consistent hiring as you quickly scale.

⊕ Get guaranteed results with our outcome-based model.

“I really enjoy working with Recognition One. I’ve known Jay and the team for nearly 10 years, as a result it’s a true partnership and I know we can trust them. They are structured but flexible and clearly committed to presenting the top talent. The profiles are excellent and they really understand our requirements and our business. I can only rave about them.”

Craig Beddis, CEO, Hadean

Venture Capital & Private Equity

Hiring the most impactful top-bracket executives perfectly fitted to your firm takes a highly specialised approach.

Matching exact skills and specific domain experience is key, but going the extra mile to deeply understand personality, short- and long-term motivations and then reliably linking that to your unique culture and business trajectory takes real expertise, and it’s here that we truly excel.

Our unique methodology and due diligence mean that we’re able to guarantee success, and it’s why we’re trusted by so many.

⊕ Recruit executives able to reliably adapt to new market conditions.

⊕ Reduce hiring risk by only interviewing the top calibre executives.

⊕ Save time with talent projects delivered ahead of deadlines.

“The Recognition One team was extremely responsive and sensitive to our hiring requirements. What most impressed me was the detailed initial call to understand our needs for each of the roles.  And even though the roles we were looking for were in a niche area and one at C-Level, the candidates they introduced fit our criteria very well and were presented quickly”

Stephen de Vries, Founder & CEO, IriusRisk

Enterprise Software

Of the many challenges that technology enterprises face, hiring and retaining top talent is the most difficult. That’s not just our opinion. PwC conducted a nearly 400 C-level executive survey in 2014 to discover which barriers inhibit innovation in technology companies. And when asked what concerned them most, they replied that finding and retaining the best talent was their biggest challenge.

We’ve spent years working across C-Suite, IT, the Business & HR at Global 2000 technology companies. We’re trusted because we understand the need to deliver results every time in a super-competitive marketplace. And we are proven at doing so.

⊕ Engage senior candidates with strong track-records of navigating through turbulent markets.

⊕ Augment internal talent teams during periods of intense hiring demand.

⊕ Meet your deadlines and objectives, whatever scenario the market throws at you.

“I’m very pleased with Recognition One. They understand my needs and work fast in an extremely competitive environment to provide quality talent every time.”

Bjarne Rasmussen
CTO, EMEA Enterprise, Broadcom


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Pre-IPO and 2 Global 1000 tech organisations as customers

It matters who you work with


"Recognition One have been the 'go to' whenever I have needed to recruit into the team. They have consistently found great candidates for sales leadership roles, advised me really well and then tenaciously driven to get them onboard. Couldn't recommend Recognition One more highly."

Willo Chapman: Sales Director, XebiaLabs

"Having used Recognition One many times over the past decade I can unreservedly recommended them for senior leadership vacancies as well as any senior level contributor hires. They’re dependable, discreet when needed, quick to act and accurate. Also an excellent ambassador to our brand. Very highly recommended."

Zahi Yaari: Chief Revenue Officer, Privitar

"I’m very pleased with Recognition One they understand my needs and work fast in an extremely competitive environment to provide quality talent every time."

Bjarne Rasmussen: CTO, EMEA Enterprise, Broadcom

They delivered excellent candidates in a short timeframe and a provided a positive experience for all. I will definitely use Recognition One again."

Bas Nijjer: VP EMEA, QASymphony / Tricentis

"Following a relatively short search and a very strong and relevant round of interviews with successful executives from our domain we secured two excellent candidates and could have offered more. An excellent service, highly recommended and we’ll absolutely engage with Recognition One again."

Charley Whaley: Sales Director, ECS Digital

We work across geographies, niches and talent ecosystems to bring you exactly you need. We provide a range of recruitment and talent search services to solve many of the challenges organisations find themselves facing.

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