I was introduced to Cindy at EquityChair when we were looking to add an NED/ member of the Investment Committee to our Board.

The selection of candidates put forward was excellent and actually resulted in us hiring two from the shortlist.

Matthew Aubrey, Bethnal Green Ventures

We asked Cindy Casciani of EquityChair to help source a Chair for a new deal we were working on.  We had a pretty specific brief and were delighted that Cindy was able to identify and attract an excellent candidate who has subsequently joined the board as Chair. 

Mike Clarke, Investment Director, YFM Equity Partners

We were delighted with the role that EquityChair  played in our recruitment of a new Non Exec Director with precisely the skill set that we had been seeking. 

Geoff French, Non Exec Chair, Nexus Infrastructure plc

Cindy and her team performed extremely well on the mandate we had given them to help us find a great NXD. The brief was demanding, but the Equity Chair team generated many highly-qualified candidates. In the end, we had a very difficult choice between two outstanding individuals. I found that working with Cindy was efficient, easy and effective and I would recommend the firm.

Rodney Schwartz, Chief Executive, Clearly So

Working with Cindy, and Equity Chair, has been one of the most simple, enjoyable and productive experiences we've had with an outside consultant. On first meeting Cindy she was able to quickly understand our business and she instantly had talented people interested and available to meet with us. Through Cindy we have met some incredibly impressive people. Cindy found us a fantastic non-executive Director and we believe that this new hire will lead to substantial growth for Ruroc.

Daniel Rees, Co-Founder and CEO, Ruroc

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