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Rob Samet on Joining Zeren

Calendar icon 25th January 2021

I recently joined Zeren as a Partner to help grow the US business and team.  


About Me

 It all began for me when I started work with a retained executive search firm on the West Coast for early-stage VC backed digital/tech companies. After a really enjoyable time learning and developing my skills, I moved back to the East Coast and started the sales and marketing practice for a large search and staffing firm in NYC. Following this, I left to set-up and run my own search company for a number of years, specializing in mid-to-senior level placements within the tech industry. While historically my time has been spent working with US tech companies placing candidates across North America, I also recruited US Leaders for European based tech companies looking to expand in to North America.  In my many years of recruiting, it has been exhilarating to watch next generation tech companies surrounded by high impact executives evolve into best-in-class organisations.  In recent years I have been aware of the growth of both Renovata and Zeren and, while running my own business has been immensely fulfilling, when the opportunity presented itself to join a high caliber team like Zeren,  I was excited to be part of the journey.


The Company

Zeren is part of Renovata & Company, a leading Retained Executive Search & Private Advisory Firm.

Zeren is a global recruitment firm with offices in London and New York, focused on the build out of the  “Sub-Board” teams (Leaders, Directors, and Managers) for Venture Capital/Private Equity funded Technology portfolio companies. The focus is on three core functional areas:


  1. Revenue/Business (Sales, Marketing, Business Development, Customer Success)
  2. Technology (Engineering, Data, Product)
  3. Operations (Finance, HR, Legal)


Renovata & Company provides executive search services at the Board and C-suite level for PE/VC funded tech companies. Zeren was created as a firm to address talent needs for companies seeking Future Leaders and to provide the same best in class search practices globally at the Sub-Board level.


Given my extensive background in mid market recruitment I am familiar with all of the key players, who delivers great work – and who doesn’t – as well as the opportunities that exist to differentiate and partner closely with the leading firms in their continual search for exceptional talent.  Zeren was designed to fill exactly this mission and as part of a larger global ecosystem alongside Renovata, the two firms cover both sides of the Atlantic and are building an incredible track record.  The future is bright and I’m really excited to be part of the team in the most vibrant technology market in the world – leading the way on securing exceptional talent for our clients.


Please do get in touch – I would be delighted to hear from you-