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Connecting Talent for Mission Driven Companies

Mission Driven

We work with companies focused on creating a healthier world. We partner with innovative, fast growing companies creating sustainable products across the Agriculture, Food & Nutrition and Materials marketplaces.

Ingredients & Specialty Chemicals

Our networks are broad, from early stage venture backed businesses through to large corporates. Our strong global network at Board, Investor and Executive levels provide access to talent pools across the following specialized industries.

  • Food, Health & Wellness Ingredients
  • Agri-tech
  • Food-tech
  • Bio-based Chemicals, Materials & Polymers

Consumer Goods

We partner with fast growing disruptive consumer branded businesses creating sustainable healthy products for a healthier world.

  • Food & Beverage
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Personal Care
  • Homecare


Simon and his team did a great job in helping us recruit a top level Chief Business Officer. In helping us shape the requirement, through to presenting a very strong short list of candidates for the position, and in closing out our preferred candidate. He is a true professional and I would recommend him highly.

Alex Zanghellini
Chief Executive Officer, Arzeda

Simon and his team did a great job in helping us recruit a world class Chief Technology Officer.  He presented an excellent short list and his ability to attract top talent was essential in helping me grow the company. He is a great collaboration partner and  I would recommend him highly.

Ed Fuchs
Chief Executive Officer, Folium

Simon and his team have worked on a number of senior assignments for our business. These have included a Chief Technology Officer and a Sales Director. Simon demonstrates a great drive, and passion in really helping attract top level candidates into our business. He is a true business partner and a delight to work with.

Philippe Lavielle
Chief Executive Officer, Fermentalg

Case Studies


Our client, an early stage Biotechnology company creating novel enzymes and speciality chemical products, had recently announced a successful Series A funding round of USD 15M.  In order to accelerate the business they needed to hire a Chief Business Officer, a key position to help the organisation develop a systematic approach to corporate development, who would lead  all commercial activities, driving revenue growth, whilst broadening the companies commercial capabilities, visibility and expertise.


We worked with the executive team to:

  • Define an effective assessment of how to define success within the position.
  • Create a culture and competence personal profile for the ideal candidate.
  • Investigate the talent landscape through marketplace mapping.
  • Perform detailed leading edge psychometric profiling.


The client would have hired all three candidates on our  shortlist selection. Since hiring the preferred candidate, the company has experienced accelerated growth, increased commercial activities and accessed new opportunities.


Our client is an early stage biotechnology start up developing a new generation of microbiome modulators with  the potential to reduce waste and disease in the food chain. The company needed to hire a Chief Technology Officer to lead the technology development at the organization in order to attract fundraising needed to accelerate growth.


We worked with Board and CEO to:

  • Create a performance profile that captured the mixture of competence, experience, and market knowledge for ideal talent profiles.
  • We leveraged our global network to find  3 passive candidates whom we were able to attract to the position.
  • Conducted rigorous interview and shortlist process


We worked with the client to construct a suitable offer, managed the candidate through the resignation process as well as helped with the transition and onboarding process.

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