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Choosing to Join Zeren, By Nick D’Ambrosio

Calendar icon 10th May 2022

By Nick D'Ambrosio. Nick is a Partner at Zeren, and is a member of our US team, leading our Commercial hiring vertical from the West Coast.

Having owned my own search firm for over 20 years, I have been approached often regarding new roles; none really piqued my interest.


From my first call regarding the chance to join Zeren, I knew that this opportunity had potential. Having placed hundreds of people at start-up businesses, I always advised interested candidates to “dig-in deeper” if they believed a particular role had potential.


So, I took my own advice for once!


Several calls with Matt Evelt, Mannie Gill, Chris Preston and Rob Samet later, and I was hooked!


It took a short while to convince Matt why I would leave my own firm, but I liked how much he shared to try to offer a realistic view of what I was stepping into. On the flip-side, I was disappointed to hear that Chris wasn’t a Chelsea supporter, but I went forward to join the team nonetheless!


Here I am now, incredibly excited and ready to help Zeren continue this amazing growth journey, and be part of something I am confident is going to be big!



Zeren exists to empower the world’s change makers. We do this by building high-performing teams in the world’s most innovative businesses, to accelerate growth by connecting visionary leaders and ambitious talent.


We are a leading global Executive Search & Recruitment firm with teams and offices in San Francisco, Houston, New York, London, Berlin and Frankfurt.


We partner with both high growth, VC/PE backed businesses and ambitious Corporate brands placing senior leaders, building exceptional teams, or providing critical interim and consulting talent.