In 2022 we were proud to partner on an executive search to find a CTO for the inspired multinational Education technology venture Adventus. Adventus is democratizing access to global education by indexing the inventory of thousands of the world’s leading Universities and making that inventory transparently discoverable to aspirational students across all markets. Where previously, students in emerging markets might only be exposed to a dozen or so institutions through traditional regional brokers, now agents and students can intelligently curate and explore more than 80,000 courses at more than 1500 Universities worldwide.
Explore Adventus on Linkedin: “Adventus.io is transforming the way the world accesses international education. We’re a B2B2C marketplace for the international student recruitment market. Enabling institutions, recruiters, and service providers to seamlessly find and transact with each other, anywhere in the world. Ultimately, helping students make confident study decisions through a trusted platform. > 6,000+ recruitment agents > 1,500+ institutions > 400+ team members > $22M+ Series A funding > Cover all major study destinations and source markets.”
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In 2022 MitchelLake executed an Executive Search for a startup CEO at SVEN Jobs. SVEN is a full-stack platform and marketplace for casual and seasonal job-provider and job-seeker challenges. It is an eco-system centered around working holiday travelers, students, casual, and gig economy workers.
Sven Jobs Find qualified casual staff fast or resolve labor shortages quickly and efficiently with casual staff that fit your requirements. Sven takes the guesswork out of award interpretation, breaks, minimum wage, entitlements, and allowances, ensuring you are compliant with Fair Work. We have digitised the end-to-end flow, from vetting workers to shift management and payment. We look after everything – from award interpretation and pay, to worker insurance and contracts. Risk-free, stress-free. Sven Travel With on-demand bookings for flights and accommodation allowing travelers the freedom to explore on their terms. We make it easy to find the best deals on travel and accommodation, so young travelers can focus on having the time of their lives. Sven Money A dedicated wallet including a virtual card. At home or abroad, our smart technology, digital wallet, and virtual debit card give travelers, students, and workers greater flexibility to manage their money.
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Historical placement: In 2014 MitchelLake partnered on a ‘first in-country” hire via an executive search for fintech, Square. At the time Square was one of the world’s highest-profile pre-IPO startups. Our mandate was to find a driven and entrepreneurial executive to be head of APAC. This hire supported their initial strategy for expansion into the Australian Marketplace and served as an anchor for their growth into the broader region.
“With the launch of Square Reader in Australia, we’re empowering local sellers with the tools they need to start, run, and grow their businesses,” Jack Dorsey, CEO and Co-Founder of Square. “Our launch in Australia is an important step for our company and an exciting moment for a market so committed to innovation and an entrepreneurial small business community.” – Jack Dorsey
Full story via Delimiter here: Square’s low-cost credit card reader launches in Australia
Find out more about Square on Linkedin: “Square builds common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses. When Square started, it was difficult and expensive (or just plain impossible) for some businesses to take credit cards. Square made credit card payments possible for all by turning a mobile phone into a credit card reader. Since then Square has been building an entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products including Square Capital, Square Terminal, Square Payroll, and more. We’re working to find new and better ways to help businesses succeed on their own terms—and we’re looking for people like you to help shape tomorrow at Square. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Francisco, Square is currently available in the United States, Canada, Australia, the UK, and Japan. Square offices are located in San Francisco, Oakland, Seattle, New York, Atlanta, St. Louis, Scottsdale, Dublin, London, Toronto, Melbourne, and Tokyo.”
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In 2022 MitchelLake completed an executive search for travel-technology venture Rome2Rio. From startup through scale up and now part of Kinnevik-backed Omio, Rome2Rio was seeking to appoint a Head of Product for their geo-integrated search engine for point-to-point travel optimisation.
Find out more about Rome2Rio on Linkedin: ” Rome2rio, based in Melbourne, Australia, is busy helping people get from A to B around the globe safely. We offer a multi-modal, door-to-door travel search engine that returns itineraries for air, train, coach, ferry, mass transit, and driving options to and from any location. We are a globally recognised, profitable business and work collaboratively with our parent company Omio, based in Berlin. We pride ourselves on the can-do, engineering-centric culture built by our founders, and are passionate about our consumer focussed product used by millions worldwide.”
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MitchelLake was mandated to executive an executive search for IoT, data, and space-tech venture Myriota.
Myriota sought to appoint a commercially-minded Chief Revenue Officer to lead the company’s sales and marketing strategy while driving revenue growth. The primary remit of the role would be to continue to expand in the market, build the sales process and structure, leverage and coach the existing team, and drive an increase in conversions and new client partnerships.
Explore Myriota on Linkedin: “Myriota has pioneered a new way to retrieve data from anywhere on earth, either on land or at sea. In a landmark partnership with Spire Global, Myriota will deliver near real-time IoT connectivity by the end of 2022! Leveraging years of customer-focused R&D and an extensive suite of patented innovations, Myriota delivers secure, low-cost, long battery life, satellite IoT connectivity.”
Media coverage for Myriota via Business Wire “With high demand for the Myriota Network from our partners, who are rolling out products at an ever-accelerating rate, this agreement is a game changer for our business,” said Dr. David Haley, CTO, and Co-founder, Myriota. “By leveraging Spire’s constellation, Myriota will rapidly improve its services, and enter new markets such as Europe. Spire is a perfect partner for extending our global reach.”
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Executive Search SaaS, Dropbox Managing Director ANZ (historical placement). In 2014 Dropbox was a fast-growing, pre-IPO Unicorn Software as a Service venture looking to take on the world. Australia became a key market to support regional expansion and Dropbox sought an experienced growth executive to be first feet on the ground and to drive the first horizon of operations and strategic growth. MitchelLake successfully delivered an executive search for Dropbox’s founding Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand in 12 weeks.
Media coverage: How $1 billion software giant Dropbox came and conquered Down Under – Smart Company Magazine
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MitchelLake was appointed to execute a targeted executive search for HR-tech unicorn Culture Amp. The mandate was to hire a Design Director to bring to lead and grow a world-class design team. The Director of Design would be responsible for creating culture, attracting and retaining the best design talent in the market, refining internal systems and processes, and advocating for design at an executive leadership level.
Explore Culture Amp on Linkedin: “Culture Amp revolutionizes how over 25 million employees across 5,000 companies create a better world of work. As the global platform leader for employee experience, Culture Amp empowers companies of all sizes and industries to transform employee engagement, develop high-performing teams, and retain talent via cutting-edge research, powerful technology, and the largest employee dataset in the world. The most innovative companies across the globe, such as Salesforce, Unilever, PwC, KIND, SoulCycle, and BigCommerce, depend on Culture Amp every day. Culture Amp is backed by 11 years of innovation, leading venture capital funds, and offices in the U.S, U.K, and Australia. Culture Amp is recognized as one of the world’s top private cloud companies by Forbes and one of the most innovative workplace companies by Fast Company. Learn more about how Culture Amp can help you create a better world of work at cultureamp.com.”
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In 2022 we successfully executed an Executive Search for Crypto exchange and insights platform Cointree. We helped the founders and board recruit a Chief Financial Officer as they continued to scale the business and grow market share.
Explore Cointree on Linkedin: “Cointree makes buying, selling, and trading bitcoin and digital currency easy for everyone. Founded in 2013, our service is easy, fast, and safe. Our low fees and 170+ cryptocurrency coins make us one of Australia’s best and most trusted bitcoin exchanges. We are passionate about everything blockchain, the latest technology, smart innovation, and providing exceptional service to our customers. Our goal is to make bitcoin easily accessible to everyone.”
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