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News 2016

December 2016 – MD EMEA Retained Search won for innovative 300 employee Web Analytics and Personalization SaaS business.

November 2016 – VP EMEA Search completed for a leading provider of cloud Trade Management software.

November 2016 – Symbiosis Search wins Retained Search to hire a VP Product Marketing based from either East Coast US or Northern Europe for a CRM SaaS company.

October 2016 – Retained Search begins to hire a Director of Professional Services Europe for a leading Digital Marketing platform player.

September 2016 – Large-scale Retained EMEA hiring project commenced, consisting of 12 hires phased over 6 months for recently IPO’d Enterprise SaaS vendor. Roles include five in leadership at VP-level across four countries.

September 2016 – GM EMEA Retained Search won for the leading Enterprise Mobile Marketing vendor. The role will report to the US-based Chief Revenue Officer and lead the current 25 headcount business.

August 2016 – Symbiosis Search selected to lead the Retained Search to hire a London-based SVP Worldwide Sales for a leading Data Management software vendor. The competition for the Search included several global Executive Search players, including Korn Ferry and Russell Reynolds. Symbiosis selected primarily due to focus on and understanding of high-growth Software/SaaS vendors.

August 2016 – Multi-hire Search project comes to a successful close with leading SaaS Talent Management and broader HCM vendor. The project has focused on building presence in Northern, Central and Southern EMEA regions.

July 2016 – VP Customer Success International Retained Search won for a leading provider of SaaS solutions driving growth for Affiliate Marketing partners.

July 2016 – Symbiosis Search retained to build EMEA Enterprise Sales teams for a Web Personalization SaaS vendor and a CRM/Revenue Management SaaS leader. Multiple first-on-the-ground hires will be made in France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and the UK.

June 2016 – VP of Solution Sales EMEA hired for CEM-focused enterprise SaaS vendor – a newly created role to focus on building go-to-market strategies across Europe, Value Engineering and targeting the largest global enterprises.

May 2016 – VP Northern Europe Search completed for a SaaS Marketing platform vendor.

May 2016 – Sales and Service Directors hired in the UK and France for fast-growth Web Search vendor.

April 2016 – Retained Search assignment to hire a CFO in Switzerland for a leading Series B-funded Fintech SaaS company which is in international expansion growth-phase.

April 2016 – Retained Search won to hire a Sales Director in Central and Northern Europe for the leading Technology Business Management SaaS vendor.

April 2016 – Retained Search completed to hire a UK-based MD Northern Europe for the leading eCommerce Marketplace SaaS platform vendor. The new leader will grow the region and build out a go-to-market team.

April 2016 – Signed major retained contract with Venture Capital company to support the growth of portfolio SaaS companies. The first Assignment is to build a substantial EMEA Enterprise Sales organization for a fast-growth Financial Services-focused GRC software vendor. Hires will be made in Switzerland, Germany, UK and France.

March 2016 – Retained Searches completed for both enterprise-class Sales and Presales roles in France, Germany, UK and Netherlands for an up-and-coming SaaS company using AI to reinvent Marketing Campaign Management.

March 2016 – Fast-growth SaaS company revolutionizing the Global Mobility Management space and creating a software category retains Symbiosis Search to hire an International Sales Director based from London.

February 2016 – Search completed to hire a DACH Managing Director based from Munich for a Digital Marketing “Unicorn” in hyper-growth mode.

February 2016 – Completed Retained Search for a Paris-based Regional VP Southern EMEA for a Private Equity-backed Supply Chain Management SaaS player.

February 2016 – Sales Director EMEA Retained Search won for a fast-growth Content Management SaaS vendor disrupting traditional WCM players.

January 2016 – Retained Search Assignment commences to hire an entire EMEA Enterprise go-to-market team for the leading Social Media Marketing SaaS Company.

News 2015

December 2015 – Regional Sales Director Asia Search commences with Defence industry-focused software vendor.

November 2015 – Searches won across Europe with France-based GRC SaaS vendor, including first in-country hires in the UK.

November 2015 – Retained Searches signed for multiple EMEA Go-to-Market hires at Enterprise-level with leading Social Marketing SaaS platform player.

October 2015 – VP Southern Europe based from France hired for leading BI/Analytics SaaS vendor.

October 2015 – Search completed to hire a DACH Director for a leading Infrastructure SaaS “Unicorn”. The regional leader will grow the team substantially in 2016.

September 2015 – Retained Searches for Enterprise Sales individual contributors commence with five Clients across different SaaS markets and in four different geographies. In total, eight hires need to be made.

August 2015 – VP Professional Services hired for major SaaS household name still experiencing 60%+ annual growth across the international Services business.

August 2015 – Director of Sales APAC Search won with innovative and leading Mobile CRM SaaS platform vendor. The Regional leader will be based from Singapore.

July 2015 – Retained Search project to hire a head of Solution Consulting EMEA for a leading Analytics SaaS vendor out of Zurich is completed.

July 2015 – First Enterprise Sales in-country Searches commence with leading eCommerce Marketplace vendor.

June 2015 – Retained Executive Search Assignment won to hire a Business Development Director EMEA for the leading CEM vendor.

June 2015 – Framework Agreement signed with major international investor and funder of B2B Enterprise SaaS start-ups. Symbiosis Search will be the Retained Search partner of choice for leadership hiring within the portfolio of invested companies. Initial Searches commence with three portfolio companies.

May 2015 – Sales Director EMEA Search completed for Digital Marketing SaaS start-up.

May 2015 – GM EMEA Search completed for Mobile Marketing platform SaaS vendor.

May 2015 – The close of another successful financial year with a 100% completion rate on our Search Assignments.

April 2015 – Search completed and first hire made in APAC for 1,000+ employee SaaS vendor. The role will lead growth in the region and build out the team from regional HQ in Australia.

April 2015 – Retained Search won to hire a VP Services for one of the fastest ever growing SaaS vendors. The role will be based from the UK with another Search for a Director of Services to be based elsewhere in Continental Europe.

April 2015 – Retained Search won to hire a Director for MEA (Middle East & Africa) Sales for specialist Communications software vendor.

April 2015 – Searches completed in Germany and Sweden for Country Managers for two Symbiosis Search clients – both high-growth SaaS vendors.

March 2015 – new Go-to-Market Searches comprising high-level Enterprise Sales and Presales individual contributors won in Germany, France and the Netherlands.

March 2015 – Retained Search to hire a Quality & Documentation Director for a niche and highly successful UK-based SaaS vendor is completed.

March 2015 – Retained Search Assignment to hire a VP Mid-Market Sales EMEA for the leading HCM SaaS player is won.

February 2015 – Retained Search won with high-growth Gambling/Gaming sector SaaS vendor to hire a Sales leader for EMEA.

February 2015 – Retained Search for VP Marketing EMEA won with leading Digital Marketing SaaS “Unicorn”.

January 2015 – Symbiosis Search Client - Box - successfully IPOs with a multi $billion market capitalization. Since EMEA start-up mode two years ago, Symbiosis Search has supported growth of the Enterprise side of the business across Europe – recruiting first Sales leader in-territory in three countries, as well as other management and high-level individual contributor roles.

January 2015 – Retained Enterprise Sales Searches won in Turkey, France, Netherlands, UK and Sweden for three new software Clients

January 2015 – Southern Europe Regional VP hired for leading SaaS Collaboration player to grow the France, Italy and Spain regions. The role will be based from the new Paris regional office.

News 2014

December 2014 – New Retained Enterprise Sales Searches commence in Spain, Italy, France and the UK for leading Customer Experience Management (CEM) SaaS vendor and for Europe’s leading Product Information Management (PIM) software player

December 2014 - GM Europe Search completed for Digital Marketing Analytics SaaS vendor.

November 2014 – Multiple Enterprise Sales Searches completed in the UK and France for hybris and Box.

November 2014 – Regional VP Northern Europe hired for CRM SaaS vendor, based from the UK.

November 2014 – Symbiosis Search retained to hire a VP EMEA for a leading Social CRM SaaS player. The new hire will expand the existing small UK-based EMEA team quickly and start new businesses in major European countries within the next 12 months.

September 2014 – Nordic Regional Sales VP Search won with leading CRM software vendor. The Search will be cross-border with the successful recruit being based in either Sweden or Denmark.

September 2014 – New Retained Searches for Enterprise Sales and Presales individual contributors won in the UK, Finland, Switzerland and France.

September 2014 – Retained Search won to recruit a Chief Operating Officer for an AIM-listed UK-based Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) SaaS vendor. The new Executive will support the CEO and Board in growing the company dramatically in 2015.

August 2014 – Four new Searches won with leading Supply Chain Finance Analytics SaaS player to build their DACH presence from Germany. The new Central European business will grow quickly as this new and unique solution “crosses the chasm” and large Enterprises invest in the potentially huge ROI derived from the software.

August 2014 – Multiple retained Searches won in the UK, France and Germany for hybris, the leading global eCommerce vendor. Since 2009, Symbiosis Search has hired in excess of 50 people for hybris across 11 countries and has completed Searches for many of the senior management team as well as a large proportion of the Sales, Marketing and Presales organisations. During this period, hybris has grown from a 90 employee fast-growth EUR 20m business centred around the DACH region to a truly international global leader with EUR 300m revenues. This enormous success led to a successful sale of the company to SAP in the largest eCommerce software transaction ever.

July 2014 – Presales Searches completed in Switzerland, Germany and Denmark for leading B2B Pricing Management software vendor and leading B2C eCommerce Platform vendor.

July 2014 – VP Europe hired for Enterprise-class Cloud Storage vendor. The new Executive will drive revenue and footprint growth in EMEA at 100%+ per annum.

July 2014 – First person in the Netherlands recruited for hyper-growth Collaboration SaaS vendor. The new Sales Director Benelux will lead efforts to grow the territory and build an Amsterdam-based regional team.

June 2014 – Sales Director DACH Search commences for PaaS leading player. Symbiosis Search has already built the entire Germany-based team, including Geschäftsführer (Managing Director).

June 2014 – Retained Searches won in France and the UK with Digital Marketing SaaS player as part of new country entry plans for 2014.

May 2014 – Another financial year ends successfully, with a 100% completion rate on Retained Searches and the business growing organically. Existing Clients have returned to Symbiosis Search time and again, appreciating our “never-fail” approach to critically important and difficult-to-make hires. New Clients have also been attracted – mainly via word-of-mouth – given the tight labour market and need for quality execution, which the Recruitment industry so often lacks. This financial year has also seen the acquisitions of two of our main Clients – ExactTarget (Salesforce) and hybris (SAP). Over a six year period, Symbiosis Search has worked with both from start-up through hyper growth, multiple new country entries and IPO (ExactTarget), to becoming the leading vendors in their respective software sectors and with multi $billion valuations. In total, Symbiosis Search has to date hired nearly 100 key employees for both organisations. We are proud to have been closely involved in two incredible success stories, working with some amazing Executive teams.

May 2014 – Retained Chief Commercial Officer Executive Search won with niche international Communications software vendor headquartered in the UK.

May 2014 – First Enterprise Sales hire in France made for leading Cloud Collaboration player, with new Search commencing to achieve the same for the Benelux region.

April 2014 – New Sales and Presales Searches signed with Mobile Marketing Analytics vendor starting-up in Europe.

April 2014 – Business Development Director EMEA Search commences with leading Market Research SaaS vendor.

April 2014 – VP EMEA Search won for Sequoia-backed SaaS player to grow the existing small team to beyond 100 people.

February 2014 – Retained Searches won to expand the EMEA Sales and Presales footprint of fast-growth Customer Experience Management (CEM) SaaS vendor as they grow from 30 to 80 people in the region.

January 2014 – Retained Search won to hire a Marketing Director for the leading UK-based eCommerce software vendor.

January 2014 – New Searches won via relationship with major Venture Capital company, Sequoia. Symbiosis Search will support Sequoia companies in Europe through the timely addition of leadership and Enterprise Sales talent.

News 2013

December 2013 – Retained Presales Searches signed-up for Switzerland and the UK with Revenue Management software leader.

November 2013 – Enterprise Sales Searches completed for Digital Marketing SaaS vendor and Social CRM SaaS vendor in the UK, Italy, France and Sweden.

November 2013 – Director of Global Partnerships and Director of Accreditation Searches completed for British Chambers of Commerce.

November 2013 – Retained Executive Search won with leading Product Information Management (PIM) vendor to hire a Director of Alliances based from either Germany or the UK. The role will report to the CEO.

October 2013 – Retained Executive Search won to hire a Regional Director for the leading Public Security/Safety software vendor globally. The role will focus on building highly specialised business with Law Enforcement, Border Control and Government Agencies across South and Eastern Europe and will be based from Italy.

October 2013 – Symbiosis Search completes Search assignment to hire for the leading cloud-based Storage and Document Management vendor – one of the world’s best funded pre-IPO hyper-growth technology plays and a very hotly anticipated potential IPO. The new Director will open-up the Nordic region, building business and teams across the Nordic countries. The successfully hired Executive previously performed the same role for Salesforce.com with great success.

September 2013 – Symbiosis Search selected for Retained Search project for several senior-level roles for a UK Government –sponsored programme at the highest level. The programme focuses on dramatically improving international trade performance.

September 2013 – Retained Executive Search won to hire an MD & GM Europe for the leading Construction industry software specialist. The role will inherit a sizeable existing business with the goal of investing and structuring it for rapid growth over the next 3 years.

August 2013 – Sales Director hire made for Marketing software vendor to lead a $20m and 15-strong team on a high-growth trajectory in Europe.

June 2013 – Further retained Searches won to hire pan-European enterprise-class Sales and Presales individual contributors for the leading Social Marketing SaaS vendor.

June 2013 – Financial year 2012/13 closes with solid growth and Symbiosis Search set to expand further in the next 12 months. According to Andrew Parker, Managing Director: "Symbiosis Search continues to be seen by our Clients as a vital partner helping enable their EMEA growth. The market values very highly the focus we have as a highly specialised and niche Executive Search boutique helping fast and hyper-growth software and SaaS companies expand across Europe through making game-changing and critically important hires. Time and again our Clients turn to us as trusted advisor to help them scale and enter new markets. We help them identify, target and attract the very best talent they can and are determined to remain laser-like focused on delivering our retained commitments to them. Our highest quality delivery focus has resulted in over a decade of growth for Symbiosis Search and means we look ahead to a very bright future indeed – one where we continue to make an enormous impact on our Clients businesses as they start-up and scale their European operations."

May 2013 – Retained Search won to hire a Director of Operations & Data Centre Europe for a leading Digital Marketing SaaS vendor. The new Data Centre will help the business to grow across Europe – particularly in Germany where data privacy concerns have negatively impacted uptake of Cloud systems handling consumer data.

April 2013 – Leading PDM vendor hires a high-level pan-EMEA sales specialist to build an entirely new market via Symbiosis Search.

April 2013 – Retained Searches won to hire Sweden-based Sales and a Regional Director for the Nordic region for a leading Retail/CPG software vendor.

April 2013 – Key Sales and Account Management Searches won with hyper-growth Social SaaS vendor as part of a fast expansion strategy in EMEA.

March 2013 – Managing Director Central Europe Search completed in Munich for the leading Digital Marketing software vendor globally.

March 2013 – Retainer won to execute a VP EMEA Executive Search for a fast-growth CRM software vendor.

February 2013 – FY2013/14 Q3 closes with record quarterly revenues - +30% on the previous record.

February 2013 – VP APAC Search won to hire a Singapore-based Executive to lead the region for a SaaS Video Analytics leader.

February 2013 – Sales Director EMEA hire completed for SaaS B2B Commerce/Data player focused on the Tier-1 CPG sector.

February 2013 – Multi-hire retained Search project won to hire Sales Executives, Presales and a European Alliances Director for one of the leading MDM software vendors globally.

January 2013 – Retained Search won to hire a VP EMEA for a niche VC-backed Predictive Analytics Marketing SaaS vendor. This will be the first hire on the ground with a remit to build the business and team in Europe.

January 2013 – Completion of Sales Director Search for GTM/SCM software leader, as well as several other hires as part of an on-going partnership.

January 2013 – European Sales Manager Managed Services hired for eCommerce leader – the 34th Search executed by Symbiosis Search for this company in the past four years.

January 2013 – VP EMEA hired for Life Sciences-focused CRM software vendor to drive growth of a new area of the business competing with EMC Documentum.

News 2012

December 2012 – UK Sales Director hired to manage and expand the UK business for the market leading B2C/B2B eCommerce vendor in Europe. The successful candidate was approached and recruited from the leading competitor organisation – significantly disrupting their business.

December 2012 – Global Strategic Accounts Director Search completed for a Compliance software vendor along with a Head of Quality & Documentation, reporting to the CTO.

November 2012 – Sales Director Southern EMEA hired in France for a hyper-growth CRM SaaS vendor.

November 2012 – Symbiosis Search is retained to launch a leading VC-backed Social Marketing SaaS vendor in the EMEA region. The launch team will grow across Europe and will include a Regional VP.

October 2012 – Retained Searches won to hire Sales and Presales high-level individual contributors for two UK-based technology vendors – one in the Communications space and the other in Predictive Analytics SaaS.

October 2012 – Global Head of Development Search completed for VC-backed GRC SaaS vendor in addition to other members of the senior leadership team hired by Symbiosis Search.

September 2012 – Retained Executive Searches won to hire Presales Solution Consulting hires across Europe for a leading CRM/SFA vendor and a major eCommerce vendor.

September 2012 – Germany-based Central Europe Sales Director Search completed for software services leader.

August 2012 - UK-based Marketing Director EMEA Search is successfully completed for Forrester Wave-leading Marketing Automation SaaS vendor.

August 2012 - Retained Search to hire senior-level individual contributor Presales talent is won by Symbiosis Search with the leading global Retail vertical Analytics software vendor.

July 2012 - Retained Presales Director Southern Europe Search completed with the hiring of a Paris-based individual for our Predictive Analytics software client.

July 2012 - New six-figure long-term managed service contract signed with fast-growing cloud-based Governance, Risk and Compliance software vendor to manage all senior-level individual contributor hiring and management recruitment on a monthly retained basis. Symbiosis will report to the Executive team and will manage all candidate sourcing channels, with a particular focus on the proactive headhunting of top-performing individuals within GRC markets.

June 2012 - Retained Searches won for Revenue Management software leader and covering Sales roles across multiple verticals and an Industry Marketing Manager.

June 2012 - Sales Director hired for leading Regulatory Compliance SaaS vendor to manage and grow a team - initially in the UK and then across Continental Europe.

May 2012 - Symbiosis Search achieves record Q4 revenues and record FY2011/12 end-of-year revenues – a +40% increase on FY2010/11. The year-end marks ten years of consistent profit growth for the business and enables further investment for future growth in FY2012/13.

April 2012 - A record month for Symbiosis Search with Presales resources hired across EMEA for a leading SaaS Web Analytics player as well as Sales hires made across Europe for a CRM/SFA vendor plus nine other hires for different Clients.

April 2012 – CTO retained Search won for highly praised and leading UK-based technology vendor as the company goes through an investment round and positions the senior management team for future growth.

March 2012 – Northern Europe Sales Director and Central Europe Sales Director hires made for Global Trade Management software leader.

March 2012 – Sales Executive hire completed for fast-growth CRM SaaS leader in the Life Sciences space with the targeting and then recruiting of Oracle’s top Pharmaceutical vertical performer in Europe.

February 2012 – Multiple retained Searches initiated with Pricing/Analytics software vendor to hire in France, Germany and the UK. Roles include Sales, Presales and Industry Marketing leads.

February 2012 – Worldwide VP Sales Search won in competition with Russell Reynolds and Egon Zehnder to hire for a private equity backed Collaboration / Communication SaaS player.

February 2012 – Symbiosis Search completes the build-out of a major Enterprise Sales team in Europe for a hyper-growth SaaS vendor by making the ninth hire in the team in addition to the Sales Director.

January 2012 – Presales VP EMEA Search completed with leading fast-growth cloud-based vendor with Presales teams across 6 different European countries.

January 2012 – Germany market entry Search completed to hire the first Sales Executive in Central Europe for niche SCM software vendor.

January 2012 – Channel Director Northern Europe hired for leading enterprise eCommerce software and SaaS vendor to build new channels and alliances at both enterprise and mid-market levels.

News 2011

December 2011 – Sales Director Europe hired for eProcurement software vendor.

December 2011 – Marketing Director EMEA Executive Search won by Symbiosis to focus on field marketing activities and team-building across the region.

November 2011 – Executive Search assignment won to build a 5-strong team for market-entry in Germany for the world’s largest privately-owned SaaS vendor - to include a Director, Sales and Presales.

October 2011 – VP Marketing APAC hire completed for major Commerce software platform vendor.

October 2011 – UK-based Sales Director Life Sciences Search completed for boundary-pushing Pricing Management software vendor.

September 2011 – CTO Executive Search won by Symbiosis Search for VC-backed Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) software group in the UK - working alongside the investment team and selected against the major international C-level Executive Search brands.

September 2011 – UK Enterprise Sales Searches completed with multiple hires for the largest Digital Marketing SaaS player.

July 2011 – Sales Directors for the Nordic and Central Europe regions hired for the leading Global Trade Management software vendor.

July 2011 – Symbiosis wins UK Sales, Account Management and Presales Searches for the leading cloud-based Talent Management software vendor and the leading Trade Promotion Management (TPM) software vendor for the CPG and Retail sectors.

June 2011 – Germany and Netherlands market-entry Sales hires made for start-up Predictive Analytics software vendor.

June 2011 – Professional Services VP EMEA hired for the leading Workforce Management (WFM) software vendor.

June 2011 – Country Manager Italy Search completed for the leading European eCommerce software vendor along with Search completions for a Sales Executive to cover the DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) region for the major Master Data Management (MDM) software vendor and a Sales Director France for a leading Customer Experience Management (CEM) software vendor.

May 2011 – FY10/11 for Symbiosis Search closes +28% in revenue terms on the previous year – another record year of growth.

May 2011 – Multiple Searches won to hire pan-EMEA Sales Director and Solution Consulting hires for category-creation enterprise software vendor in the Revenue Management and Optimisation space.

May 2011 – All EMEA cross-function senior management and high-level individual contributor Enterprise Sales and Presales hiring outsourced to Symbiosis Search by one of the world’s largest cloud-based application vendors. The project will result in 30+ new EMEA high value-add hires over 18 months.

May 2011 - Sales Director Search assignment completed for fastest-growing Marketing Automation software vendor. The new Sales Director will lead substantial team and revenue growth in the Europe-region.

April 2011 - Enterprise Sales hires made in the UK to cover Northern and Southern Europe for leading eCommerce software vendor.

April 2011 - Executive Search project won to hire a UK-based Senior VP International (EMEA & APAC) for niche Communications technology vendor.

March 2011 - Retained Search project won to hire a Sales Manager DACH for the leading Global Trade Management software vendor.

March 2011 - EMEA Presales Manager hired for Predictive Enterprise Asset Management software vendor - the 8th hire in Europe and the 5th executed by Symbiosis Search.

February 2011 - Symbiosis Search wins European Services Director Executive Search assignment to hire for a hyper-growth SaaS player. UK-based Presales Manager and enterprise-level Presales individual contributor Search projects are also completed successfully.

January 2011 - European Marketing Director Search won to hire a Netherlands-based marketing leader for the worldwide leading Trade Management software vendor.

January 2011 - Sweden-based Nordic sales team hired after completion of Search project to hire across Europe for leading HR applications software vendor.

News 2010

December 2010 - UK-based enterprise sales team hired for fast-growth CRM SaaS vendor.

December 2010 - Symbiosis Search is appointed by the UK's leading Tech-focussed VC organisations to manage an Executive Search assignment to hire a CEO for one of their recent investments in the Governance, Risk & Compliance software space.

November 2010 - Sales Managers in Spain and UK hired for the fastest growing SaaS vendor in the enterprise Learning Management space.

November 2010 - Global Business Development Director for Telco hired for Gartner Magic Quadrant-leading Commerce software vendor.

September 2010 - Retained Search to hire an enterprise Presales team in the UK for a B2C eCommerce vendor is won.

September 2010 - VP Europe Search completed for Offshore Development and Consulting organisation.

September 2010 - Presales Director Europe hired for Digital Marketing software vendor.

August 2010 - Retained Search to hire a VP Professional Services EMEA for a leading SCM and WFM software vendor is won by Symbiosis Search. An Industry Solution Director Search is also completed successfully for the same Client.

July 2010 - Retained Search to hire a Sales VP for the leading Retail-vertical Customer Analytics software vendor is won by Symbiosis Search.

July 2010 - Nordic Sales Manager hired for leading PIM software vendor, based from Sweden.

July 2010 - Symbiosis Search begins investment in a new era of planned long-term growth with the hiring of two new Executive Search Consultants. Ricky Mills joins from IBM Software where he was a Sales Executive and Andy Sellers joins with seven years experience in the recruitment industry. Both new Consultants will play a significant role in the business as Symbiosis expands organically over the coming months and years.

June 2010 - Major new long-term contract signed with the leading Multi-Channel Marketing SaaS vendor to provide Retained Executive Search services for their International business across the UK and Continental Europe. Search work will focus on senior management and enterprise sales hiring.

June 2010 - Sales Director Oil & Gas EMEA hired for "bleeding edge" EAM software vendor.

May 2010 - Symbiosis Search undertakes a complete IT refresh, upgrading desktop PCs, servers, networking, remote access for employees and recruitment search and database software as an initial investment and basis for planned significant employee and business growth over the next five years.

May 2010 - Symbiosis Search closes FY09/10 - its eighth full financial year - with record revenues up +38% on the previous high (FY07/08) and a massive +77% increase on the last fiscal year (FY08/09), when performance was significantly impacted by the global "Credit Crunch" and subsequent deep recession in the UK and across Europe.

April 2010 - Retained Search to hire a UK Partner Sales Manager commences with the global leading PLM software player.

April 2010 - Enterprise Presales Executive Search assignments won to hire in the Central Europe region - specifically Austria and Switzerland - for one of Germany's fastest growing software vendors.

April 2010 - Paris-based Managing Director Southern Europe Executive Search project completed for Europe's leading Retail/CPG Commerce software vendor.

March 2010 - UK Enterprise Sales hires made for niche Web Analytics / eCommerce SaaS vendor. Additional hires to be made in Continental Europe during the next two Quarters.

March 2010 – Marketing Director Northern Europe and Regional VP Sales Southern Europe hired for B2C/B2B eCommerce software player.

February 2010 – Retained Executive Search project commences to hire a new Nordic team based from Sweden for an exciting fast-growth vendor of enterprise business applications. The team will comprise of Sales, Presales and Professional Services.

February 2010 – UK-based EMEA Life Sciences Practice Director hiring project completed for international Consulting company.

News 2009

December 2009 – Symbiosis wins Pan-EMEA recruiting project to hire multiple Sales Executives and a Marketing Manager for a niche Web Analytics software vendor.

November 2009 – UK Public Sector Sales Director is hired for major Systems Integrator.

November 2009 – Alliances Director EMEA Executive Search Assignment is completed for Data Warehousing market leader.

October 2009 – Symbiosis successfully hires Sales Director for Process Industries for a major global Consulting and Outsourcing services company.

October 2009 – Symbiosis completes retained Search to hire two Germany-based Account Executives for a leading international PIM (Product Information Management) software vendor.

September 2009 – UK Country Manager hired for specialist IT Outsourcing / Offshore Development company.

August 2009 – Long-term Recruiting contract agreed to manage all European Sales, Presales and Management hiring on a retained and exclusive basis for the leading Price Management software vendor. Initial hiring focuses on multiple Sales and Presales hires, as well as two Regional Directors.

July 2009 – Executive Search assignment for VP Europe successfully completed for enterprise CRM software vendor to build their sales team and drive new license revenues.

May 2009 – Multiple UK-based Client Solution Directors and senior Sales Executives hired for two major Consulting Services organisations targeting a range of verticals - Public Sector, CPG, Retail, Utilities, Telecoms and Pharmaceuticals.

March 2009 – Symbiosis confirms Framework Agreement with European eCommerce market leader to manage hiring across the EMEA region. Initial Search assignments cover Sales, Presales and Country Manager roles across Continental Europe - Germany, France, Switzerland, Spain, Italy and the Benelux region.

January 2009 – Symbiosis hires start-up specialist sales hunter for growing enterprise integration software vendor to lead EMEA growth.

January 2009 – New recruiting project commences for unique and fast-growth new-technology Predictive EAM (Enterprise Asset management) software vendor targeting asset-intensive industries such as Power Generation and Oil & Gas production. A Northern Europe Sales Director and Solution Architect (presales) will be the first key hires.

News 2008

November 2008 – ENOVIA’s EMEA sales footprint is increased with the addition of several enterprise sales hires in France and Italy to target the Hi-Tech & Semiconductor and Automotive verticals. Other sales and presales recruitment campaigns near completion in the Netherlands, UK and Germany.

September 2008 – Symbiosis successfully hires key Paris-based European marketing hires for Dassault Systemes ENOVIA, including: two EMEA Industry Marketing Managers for the Hi-Tech & Semiconductor and CPG & Process Industries verticals; an EMEA Events Marketing Manager; and an EMEA Marketing Director. The Searches for these roles were carried out across several European countries.

August 2008 – Symbiosis completes project to hire a VP Europe for MDM (Master Data Management) software leader, Siperian. The business is in fast-growth EMEA start-up phase.

June 2008 – Symbiosis hires two UK New Business Sales Executives for Retail & Financial Services business/technology consulting specialist Conchango (now a subsidiary of EMC).  

May 2008 – Symbiosis Search ends FY07/08 with record revenues – an increase of 10% on the previous high.

May 2008 – Symbiosis hires VP European Sales for the leading enterprise business applications vendor specialising in the Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences verticals.

April 2008 – Symbiosis wins search to hire a senior Presales Consultant in Germany for CAS, the leading CRM software vendor for tier-1 CPG companies.

March 2008 – Major new long-term Managed Service contract is signed with $400m revenue ENOVIA, whereby Symbiosis operates as the company’s internal recruiting function and manages all European management, sales, presales and marketing hiring – managing all candidate channels including direct applicants, internal employee referrals and candidates submitted by 3rd party recruiters.

February 2008 – Symbiosis completes another key hire for ENOVIA – the leading enterprise PLM software vendor worldwide and a business of $2.5bn Dassault Systemes, Europe’s 2nd largest software company. On this occasion, a specialist Presales Manager is hired for the niche PLM growth market of Footwear & Apparel.

February 2008 – Symbiosis successfully completes the search for InfoNow’s 2nd Europe-based employee – a senior-level Presales Executive. InfoNow is a VC-backed SaaS CRM vendor for channel-based markets.

January 2008 – Symbiosis wins project to hire sales and presales executives for hyper-growth Financial Services-vertical Price Optimisation software start-up, Nomis Solutions. Additionally, Symbiosis successfully completes the search for an EMEA Sales Director for the company.

News 2007

December 2007 – Symbiosis hires a UK Marketing Manager and Financial Services-vertical Account Executive for a major Infrastructure software vendor.

December 2007 – pan-European Account Executive hired for leading enterprise Supply Chain software vendor, Red Prairie.

November 2007 – Symbiosis manages Executive Search project to hire a VP EMEA for the B2C e-Commerce software market leader.

October 2007 – Symbiosis retained to hire a Netherlands-based Benelux Presales lead for ENOVIA MatrixOne, the high-end enterprise PLM division of Dassault Systemes.

September 2007 – Symbiosis completes Search project for SocialText to hire the first EMEA Sales Manager and to initiate growth in Europe. SocialText is an enterprise Wiki software start-up.

July 2007 – Symbiosis hires European Sales Executive for leading enterprise e-Commerce software vendor, ATG.

June 2007 – Symbiosis wins retained Executive Search assignment to hire Presales talent for Europe’s second largest software vendor.

May 2007 – Symbiosis Search completes its fifth financial year with strong full-year revenues and a record Q4.  

April 2007 – Symbiosis wins Search project to rebuild the Northern European  sales organisation of the world’s leading PLM software vendor.

April 2007 – Symbiosis completes search to hire pioneering EMEA Sales Executive for OunceLabs – a leading-edge start-up in software security.

March 2007 – Symbiosis hires EMEA Presales resource for enterprise eLearning software leader, Saba Software.

February 2007 – Symbiosis wins retained European Sales hiring project for three heads with Enterprise Data Management software vendor.

January 2007 – Symbiosis hires Microsoft Partner Manager for niche consulting company, Conchango.

January 2007 – Symbiosis wins retained Executive Search to hire a Presales Manager EMEA for leading NASDAQ-quoted Infrastructure software vendor.

News 2006

December 2006 – Symbiosis hires further UK-based sales resource for leading Web-based Collaboration software vendor, Interwise.

November 2006 – Symbiosis wins retained Executive Search to hire initial European sales resource for VC-backed enterprise business software vendor,  MissionMode.

September 2006 – Symbiosis wins retained Executive Search project to hire senior sales roles, a Regional Director North America and a Regional Director Asia/Pacific for UK-based Management Consulting organisation.

September 2006 – Symbiosis hires EMEA Enterprise Presales Executive for Collaborative software vendor.

August 2006 – Symbiosis hires Regional Sales Manager Europe for London-based high-end consulting company.

July 2006 – Symbiosis hires Retail vertical-focussed Business Development Manager for leading Systems Integrator.

June 2006 – Symbiosis grows FY 05/06 revenues by 36% year on year – a new growth record for the business since its inception in 2002.

June 2006 – Symbiosis wins retained Executive Search project to hire a VP Europe for a fast-growth IP Intelligence software and services vendor.

May 2006 – Symbiosis hires Account Executive and Presales resource for leading Web Collaboration vendor, Interwise.

April 2006 – Symbiosis hires Marketing Manager and Alliance Sales resource for leading technology consultancy.

March 2006 – Symbiosis hires Sales Executives for start-up enterprise software vendor, Office Shadow.

March 2006 – Symbiosis wins retained Executive Search project to hire a Head of EMEA Channel Sales for a Desktop Publishing software vendor.

February 2006 – Symbiosis moves to prestigious new headquarters outside London reflecting four years of above target growth.

January 2006 – Symbiosis hires EMEA Presales resource for Demandtec – an exciting Demand Management / Price Optimisation enterprise software vendor.

News 2005

December 2005 – Symbiosis hires EMEA Alliances Manager for leading Revenue Management and Billing software vendor, Talgentra. 

November 2005 – Symbiosis hires high-end Business Consultant for global PLM vendor, UGS.

September 2005 – Symbiosis partners with Skillslink to hire European Channel Sales Manager for Security software vendor, BlackSpider.

August 2005 – Symbiosis hires EMEA Alliances Director and Netherlands-based Presales resource for Business Engine – Enterprise Portfolio Management software.

July 2005 – Symbiosis hires European Sales and Presales resource for leading enterprise Price Optimisation software vendor, Profitlogic.

June 2005 – Symbiosis wins retained Executive Search project to hire a Head of Partner Sales for WebEx.

June 2005 – Symbiosis ends third successful financial year since start-up with solid revenues and new Clients.

May 2005 – Symbiosis wins retained Executive Search project to hire a Board-level Sales Director for e-Procurement specialist, Ukprocure.

April 2005 - Symbiosis hires two Sales Executives and an Alliance Manager for Retail and Financial Services-focussed technology consultancy, Conchango.

January 2005 – Symbiosis hires Sales resource for Ukprocure (e-Procurement ASP) and Vecta (CRM software).

January 2005 – Symbiosis wins Executive Search to hire a VP EMEA for the 120-person European business of MatrixOne, a leading enterprise PLM software vendor.

News 2004

December 2004 – Symbiosis wins retained Executive Search with major division of Siemens to hire a Head of ISP Sales.

November 2004 – Symbiosis hires EMEA Presales resource for start-up Metadata Information Management software vendor, Unicorn.

October 2004 – Symbiosis hires a Board-level Marketing Director for BlackSpider – an Email Security software vendor.

September 2004 – Symbiosis engaged to hire senior-level Architects, Project Managers and Programme Directors for two leading IT Services players.

August 2004 – Sales hires made by Symbiosis in the Demand Management software and Business Consulting spaces with two leading organisations.

July 2004 – High-Touch Sales hires made with leading global outsourcer, SBS (Siemens Business Services).

July 2004 – Spain and Southern Europe Country Managing Director hired for leading Energy sector Billing and ERP vendor, Excelergy.

June 2004 – Symbiosis wins major retained Managed Service recruiting project to make key sales and presales hires across Europe for leading Webconferencing vendor, WebEx.

April 2004 – Key Sales hires made for niche e-Procurement vendor in the UK.

February 2004 – Retained Executive Searches won with Siemens Business Services (leading global Outsourcer) and a major Systems Integrator for several key Sales and Presales hires.

News 2003

December 2003 – Symbiosis wins Retained Executive Search to hire an EMEA Sales Director for Webconferencing leader, WebEx.

November 2003 - Symbiosis hires a VP EMEA for start-up Metadata Information Management software vendor, Unicorn.

September 2003 – Symbiosis hires a Head of Nordic Region Sales for WebEx EMEA – the global Webconferencing leader.

July 2003 – Symbiosis hires a Netherlands-based VP EMEA for leading Energy sector Billing and ERP vendor, Excelergy.

June 2003 – Symbiosis hires Sales resource for Indian Offshore Development and BPO specialist, Mastek.

June 2003 – Symbiosis completes Year 1 ahead of Business Plan and having firmly established itself as a quality pan-EMEA Executive Search provider to enterprise software and services companies.

March 2003 – Symbiosis hires France Country Manager for Business Process Management software vendor, Pegasystems.

March 2003 – Symbiosis hires an EMEA Marketing Director and EMEA Finance Director for Webconferencing leader, WebEx.

January 2003 – Symbiosis hires enterprise Sales Executives for Webconferencing leader WebEx across the UK, Germany and France.

News 2002

December 2002 – Symbiosis hires Germany Managing Director for Utility sector Billing and ERP software vendor, Excelergy.

November 2002 – Symbiosis wins retained Executive Search to hire a Senior ISV Alliances Manager for Microsoft UK.

September 2002 - Symbiosis hires Italy Managing Director for Utility sector Billing and ERP software vendor, Excelergy.

August 2002 – Symbiosis wins retained Executive Search to hire a Managing Director for the $100m+ revenue UK business of ECI – a leading provider of technology to the Telecoms sector.