Executive Search Solutions for

Scale-Ups

When you’re ready for the next phase of growth: maturing the organisation to enable scalable and repeatable models, you need a different set of skills on the Team to what you’ve had so far.

Oftentimes, you’ll look for those who’ve “been there, done that”, have a track record of success in winning scaleup, know what the next stage should look like and know how to get you there. Last but not least, arguably most important of all, they have the appetite to do it all over again.

Other times, you will bet on someone extraordinarily brilliant who has the potential to “grow with the business”, but it’s their first rodeo.

Whichever path you take, we’ve got your back.

Solving Scale-ups toughest hiring challenges

Over the last 10 years, we’ve been building winning leadership for some of the biggest scale-up success stories out there.

Typical Roles we’ve placed for our scale-up clients

Commercial
Product
Engineering
Finance
Operations

Chief Sales Officer

VP Sales

Head of Sales

Chief Commerical Officer

Managing Director

General Manager

Country Head/Lead

VP of Growth

Head of Growth

Chief Growth Officer

Chief Marketing Officer

Head of Marketing

VP of Marketing

Chief Revenue Officer

Chief Product Officer

Head of Product

VP of Product

Principal Product Manager

Head of Product Innovation

Product Owner

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Product & Technology Officer

VP of Technology

Head of Enginnering

VP of Engineering

Engineering Director

VP of Finance

Chief Finance Officer

Finance Director

Head of Finance

VP of Investor Relations

Chief Operations Officer

VP of Operations

Head of Operations

Head of Customer Success

VP of Customer Success

General Manager

Local knowledge,
international coverage

Check out some of the recent key hires we’ve made for scale-ups across UK and Europe.

Germany

- VP of Engineering | VP of Engineering

- Director of Sales | Digital X enterprise SaaS

Poland

- Global VP of Customer Service | HealthTech

- Business Owner | HealthTech

Greece

- VP of People | Digital X SaaS

Sweden

- Chief Commercial Officer | Enterprise SaaS

UK

- Operations Director | 3D Gaming

The Netherlands

- VP of Marketing | HealthTech

Finland

- Chief Marketing Officer | Mobile Gaming

Brands we are proud to have supported

Testimonials

Don’t just take our word for it

Tomasz Domino
Aneta and KeyHire have been instrumental in elevating our talent acquisition process at Infermedica, successfully connecting us with exceptional candidates ...
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Tomasz Domino | COO
Infermedica
Aneta and KeyHire have been instrumental in elevating our talent acquisition process at Infermedica, successfully connecting us with exceptional candidates for our leadership positions. Their profound understanding of the executive landscape and personalized approach to recruitment have significantly contributed to our team's growth and success. We highly recommend KeyHire to any organization looking to enhance their leadership team with top-tier executives.  
Tomasz Domino
Tomasz Domino | COO
Infermedica
Lucek Samulowski
KeyHire helped Docplanner on a senior search a while ago. They are a partner rather than a provider. They understand ...
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Lucek Samulowski | Co-Founder and Chief People Officer
Docplanner
KeyHire helped Docplanner on a senior search a while ago. They are a partner rather than a provider. They understand what good looks like and have a relevant international network. If we had not internalised exec search in DP, I would have been thrilled to continue our working relationship. Keep rocking it!
Lucek Samulowski
Lucek Samulowski | Co-Founder and Chief People Officer
Docplanner
Joel Kemp
KeyHire was retained to conduct a search for the Head of Studio for Lockwood Publishing. I like the very...
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Joel Kemp | Co-Founder
Lockwood Publishing
KeyHire was retained to conduct a search for the Head of Studio for Lockwood Publishing. I like the very calm, controlled and curated approach they took to approaching potential candidates. I felt KeyHire made sure they were representing our company in a very sensitive and professional way and yielded excellent results as they approached the candidates in a respectful way. I felt that KeyHire was looking after our interests. Trust is key here as you often feel other recruiters can be inflating salaries and feeding back information that you don’t feel is often the full picture. I would fully recommend using their more curated approach.  
Joel Kemp
Joel Kemp | Co-Founder
Lockwood Publishing
John Broome
I worked with KeyHire to find a talented Head of UX based on our company needs. Through developing a common ...
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John Broome | Head of Product Management & UX
Syncron
I worked with KeyHire to find a talented Head of UX based on our company needs. Through developing a common understanding of what our priorities were and our Vision, KeyHire helped us to be successful in finding the right candidate. I would have no hesitation in working with KeyHire again to find the right person to join our company.
John Broome
John Broome | Head of Product Management & UX
Syncron
Christian Sæterhaug
We’ve worked with KeyHire on a number of executive search and senior recruitment projects for Gelato. The search work...
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Christian Sæterhaug | VP North America,
Gelato
We’ve worked with KeyHire on a number of executive search and senior recruitment projects for Gelato. The search work was conducted to the high standards required by Gelato and as such I would recommend KeyHire as an effective and reliable search partner to growth startups. KeyHire are fast and they manage the communication very well.
Christian Sæterhaug
Christian Sæterhaug | VP North America,
Gelato
Gaëtan Gachet
I’ve had the chance to work with KeyHire on a particularly challenging req (sales leadership for a technical SaaS product)...
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Gaëtan Gachet | Chief Strategy Officer
Algolia
I’ve had the chance to work with KeyHire on a particularly challenging req (sales leadership for a technical SaaS product) that we needed to fill in Europe. I’ve worked with several external recruiters in the region and KeyHire has really blown me away by how spot on the candidates they introduced us to were. Our requirements were very challenging and they still managed to find profiles who would perfectly fit these requirements. I only have good words to share on their work.
Gaëtan Gachet
Gaëtan Gachet | Chief Strategy Officer
Algolia
David Darmainin
I had the pleasure of working with KeyHire on placing key exec roles at Hotjar. They introduced us to...
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David Darmainin | CEO & Founder
David Darmainin - HotJar
I had the pleasure of working with KeyHire on placing key exec roles at Hotjar. They introduced us to great matches, and their communication and work ethic is impeccable. KeyHire also invested time to truly understand our needs and what we were looking for. Because of this we’ve given them more roles and they have become a critical part of our overall hiring efforts.
David Darmainin
David Darmainin | CEO & Founder
David Darmainin - HotJar
Tomasz Domino
Aneta and KeyHire have been instrumental in elevating our talent acquisition process at Infermedica, successfully connecting us with exceptional candidates for our leadership positions. Their profound understanding of the executive landscape and personalized approach to recruitment have significantly contributed to our team's growth and success. We highly recommend KeyHire to any organization looking to enhance their leadership team with top-tier executives.  
Tomasz Domino | COO
Infermedica
Aneta and KeyHire have been instrumental in elevating our talent acquisition process at Infermedica, successfully connecting us with exceptional candidates for our leadership positions. Their profound understanding of the executive landscape and personalized approach to recruitment have significantly contributed to our team's growth and success. We highly recommend KeyHire to any organization looking to enhance their leadership team with top-tier executives.  
Tomasz Domino
Tomasz Domino | COO
Infermedica
Lucek Samulowski
KeyHire helped Docplanner on a senior search a while ago. They are a partner rather than a provider. They understand what good looks like and have a relevant international network. If we had not internalised exec search in DP, I would have been thrilled to continue our working relationship. Keep rocking it!
Lucek Samulowski | Co-Founder and Chief People Officer
Docplanner
KeyHire helped Docplanner on a senior search a while ago. They are a partner rather than a provider. They understand what good looks like and have a relevant international network. If we had not internalised exec search in DP, I would have been thrilled to continue our working relationship. Keep rocking it!
Lucek Samulowski
Lucek Samulowski | Co-Founder and Chief People Officer
Docplanner
Joel Kemp
KeyHire was retained to conduct a search for the Head of Studio for Lockwood Publishing. I like the very calm, controlled and curated approach they took to approaching potential candidates. I felt KeyHire made sure they were representing our company in a very sensitive and professional way and yielded excellent results as they approached the candidates in a respectful way. I felt that KeyHire was looking after our interests. Trust is key here as you often feel other recruiters can be inflating salaries and feeding back information that you don’t feel is often the full...
Joel Kemp | Co-Founder
Lockwood Publishing
KeyHire was retained to conduct a search for the Head of Studio for Lockwood Publishing. I like the very calm, controlled and curated approach they took to approaching potential candidates. I felt KeyHire made sure they were representing our company in a very sensitive and professional way and yielded excellent results as they approached the candidates in a respectful way. I felt that KeyHire was looking after our interests. Trust is key here as you often feel other recruiters can be inflating salaries and feeding back information that you don’t feel is often the full picture. I would fully recommend using their more curated approach.  
Joel Kemp
Joel Kemp | Co-Founder
Lockwood Publishing
John Broome
I worked with KeyHire to find a talented Head of UX based on our company needs. Through developing a common understanding of what our priorities were and our Vision, KeyHire helped us to be successful in finding the right candidate. I would have no hesitation in working with KeyHire again to find the right person to join our company.
John Broome | Head of Product Management & UX
Syncron
I worked with KeyHire to find a talented Head of UX based on our company needs. Through developing a common understanding of what our priorities were and our Vision, KeyHire helped us to be successful in finding the right candidate. I would have no hesitation in working with KeyHire again to find the right person to join our company.
John Broome
John Broome | Head of Product Management & UX
Syncron
Christian Sæterhaug
We’ve worked with KeyHire on a number of executive search and senior recruitment projects for Gelato. The search work was conducted to the high standards required by Gelato and as such I would recommend KeyHire as an effective and reliable search partner to growth startups. KeyHire are fast and they manage the communication very well.
Christian Sæterhaug | VP North America,
Gelato
We’ve worked with KeyHire on a number of executive search and senior recruitment projects for Gelato. The search work was conducted to the high standards required by Gelato and as such I would recommend KeyHire as an effective and reliable search partner to growth startups. KeyHire are fast and they manage the communication very well.
Christian Sæterhaug
Christian Sæterhaug | VP North America,
Gelato
Gaëtan Gachet
I’ve had the chance to work with KeyHire on a particularly challenging req (sales leadership for a technical SaaS product) that we needed to fill in Europe. I’ve worked with several external recruiters in the region and KeyHire has really blown me away by how spot on the candidates they introduced us to were. Our requirements were very challenging and they still managed to find profiles who would perfectly fit these requirements. I only have good words to share on their work.
Gaëtan Gachet | Chief Strategy Officer
Algolia
I’ve had the chance to work with KeyHire on a particularly challenging req (sales leadership for a technical SaaS product) that we needed to fill in Europe. I’ve worked with several external recruiters in the region and KeyHire has really blown me away by how spot on the candidates they introduced us to were. Our requirements were very challenging and they still managed to find profiles who would perfectly fit these requirements. I only have good words to share on their work.
Gaëtan Gachet
Gaëtan Gachet | Chief Strategy Officer
Algolia
David Darmainin
I had the pleasure of working with KeyHire on placing key exec roles at Hotjar. They introduced us to great matches, and their communication and work ethic is impeccable. KeyHire also invested time to truly understand our needs and what we were looking for. Because of this we’ve given them more roles and they have become a critical part of our overall hiring efforts.
David Darmainin | CEO & Founder
David Darmainin - HotJar
I had the pleasure of working with KeyHire on placing key exec roles at Hotjar. They introduced us to great matches, and their communication and work ethic is impeccable. KeyHire also invested time to truly understand our needs and what we were looking for. Because of this we’ve given them more roles and they have become a critical part of our overall hiring efforts.
David Darmainin
David Darmainin | CEO & Founder
David Darmainin - HotJar

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