Having completed the exit of my previous company, I was looking to speak to people who could advise me on building a non-executive portfolio.  I approached Cindy Casciani at EquityChair following a trawl of the internet. 

Cindy responded promptly to my unsolicited email.  I found our initial meeting to be very productive as  Cindy gave me some great advice on how to present myself online and through my cv. She went on to introduce me to a number of relevant people who helped me to define and find the type of role and engagement I was looking for.  Cindy's positive and friendly approach was a great confidence booster as I ventured into the new world of Chairmanship.

I approached a number of other organisations at the same time, but Cindy and EquityChair stood out as the one firm that went that extra mile and delivered tangible results.

Eight months after first meeting EquityChair, I am now fully occupied with an exciting portfolio. However I will be keeping in touch with Cindy to look for any fresh engagements in future.

I would definitely recommend engaging with EquityChair. 

Giles Middleton

Cindy at EquityChair really went above and beyond when I needed to hire additional resource into the exciting tech company where I am Chairman.

She not only supplied a great candidate for the role, she also ensured that there was smooth process around his hire, and offered excellent advice and counsel on a number of associated discussion points.

Patrick Johnson, Chairman, Affectv

Cindy at Equitychair has been working with Big Society Capital for a while now helping us to build a pool of talented, commercial Non-Executives for our funds and their investments. When we were looking for a partner to work with on this we explored lots of different options. As soon as we met Cindy we were clear that she was the person we wanted to partner with as she is truly excellent. She has a very good network, is extremely experienced and is a real pleasure to work with. She is a partner in the true sense. When we needed to find a new Non -Executive Director for the board of Big Society Capital itself, Cindy was an obvious choice to help. 

She ran a very thorough and professional process delivering an excellent long list on time and to spec. The interview stage resulted in a difficult decision due to the quality of candidates presented. A successful appointment was made on time and to the great delight of the board.

Sarah Davies, Talent Specialist

Thanks for your work on this Cindy – I don’t think had we had a blank sheet of paper, we could have written a CV for a more suitable candidate.

 

 

Christine Chang, Big Society Capital

We were seeking a non-exec chairman for an existing portfolio company. Cindy made a number of high quality introductions that were "on brief" from which we are delighted to have made an appointment. The whole process was straightforward, efficient and effective.

 

John Hudson, Spring Ventures

We were in exclusive discussions on a private equity deal and were keen to have a Chairman lined up prior to completion.  Through EquityChair’s Swift Network Access, Cindy Casciani quickly identified a number of quality candidates, one of whom was of particular interest and relevance.  Within a matter of days we were able to meet with him and he has since been appointed as Chair of HFH Healthcare.  We would certainly use EquityChair again for future appointments.”

Alex Brebbia, Manging Partner

We were introduced to Cindy Casciani at EquityChair by one of our investors, ETF to work with us to find a Chairman to join the board of Voltea. We are a VC backed technology business providing award winning technology that desalinates brackish water at a lower economic and environmental cost than any other available technology.

As an international business (headquartered in The Netherlands) but selling globally, we were looking for someone who had real experience of truly global businesses. Cindy and EquityChair did a very thorough and professional job of covering the market across the US and Europe. She was able to deliver a very strong shortlist and a very difficult choice for us. We would definitely recommend Cindy and EquityChair as an excellent recruitment partner.

Bryan Brister, CEO, Voltea

I work in recruitment so I know how poor some recruiters can be, Equity Chair delivered exactly the service they said they would, on time and with professionalism.  I really would recommend them.

Andy Hogarth, Staffline Group plc

Having worked with Cindy over many years when we were both at different organisations I was well aware of the quality of her work and so when we were looking for a new Advisory Board Member she was the obvious choice. It was a difficult assignment as we had a very specific requirement in mind and the target pool is small and specialised.  Cindy very quickly grasped the nature of our requirements and importantly the particular skill set we were seeking. In few days she produced a short list and we very quickly zeroed in on our preferred candidate.  Cindy’s capacity to identify and engage with high quality candidates was outstanding and we have been delighted, but not surprised by the outcome. We would have no hesitation in recommending her and her team.

Roy McKelvie, Founding Partner, Schiehallion Partners

Total Capital Partners worked with EquityChair to recruit a Chairman for our recent investment in Meter Provida.  Cindy Casciani was careful to listen and understand what was needed not only in terms of skills and experience but also cultural fit.  She provided an excellent short-list of candidates, all of a very high calibre. Throughout the process, Cindy provided continued support as we made our decision.  We were very impressed with the service provided – and we would recommend it to others. We will certainly look to work with EquityChair in the future.”

Natalie Eastham, Managing Partner, Total Capital Partners