Having recently completed a successful Series A funding round, we were introduced to EquityChair to help us recruit our first Chair. RevLifter personalises deals for retailers using AI to understand real-time signals from users to deliver the right deals to customers for retailers. 

We were looking for a Chair who understood the dynamics of our business who could work with us as we scale our rapidly growing international business. Cindy Casciani presented a strong list of relevant candidates, enabling us to select our excellent new Chair.  We were very pleased with the service and delivery from EquityChair.

Simon Bird, Co Founder and CEO, Revlifter

A high growth edtech business, BibliU is a first-of-its kind digital learning platform that brings online course materials to life, making information affordable and accessible for students of all backgrounds. BibliU works with more than 40% of universities in the United Kingdom and several in the United States with over 2,000 individual publishers to bring a complete catalogue of digital content to institutions.

We asked Cindy Casciani at EquityChair to work with us to recruit a new Chair for the next exciting phase in BibliU’s growth.

Cindy quickly understood both our requirements and those of our investors (using the EquityIQ to ensure alignment) and was able to deliver an excellent shortlist of highly relevant candidates in a timely manner. Cindy managed the process very efficiently resulting in the successful appointment of our new Chair.

Dave Sherwood, CEO, BibliU

Cindy helped us make two appointments to our board, having identified a top-notch selection of high quality candidates. She combined an excellent understanding of our requirements with clear communication throughout, which helped us achieve a successful outcome. I would highly recommend EquityChair to other organisations in our field – and we won’t hesitate to work together on future searches.

Nick Temple, Chief Executive, Social Investment Business

Encompass is a fast-growing, international, founder-run business. It transforms KYC processes through intelligent process automation and AI. We asked EquityChair to work with us to recruit a Non-Executive Director who understood the international market in which we operate, that could also bring additional strategic input to the board as we continue to expand. Cindy Casciani understood our requirements well and delivered an excellent shortlist of qualified candidates, resulting in a successful board level appointment.

Roger Carson, Co-Founder, Encompass Corporation

Cindy did a great job for us across two separate searches that resulted in five appointments. The time taken to clearly understand the brief combined with thoughtful input resulted in her putting forward a broad range of high quality candidates. Communication was timely and efficient throughout, and as a result the process was a smooth one.

Benjamin Rick, SASC

BSC and SI2 commissioned EquityChair in early 2020 for a difficult assignment: recruiting a Non-Executive Director to jointly represent them on the Board of Spacehive, the leading community crowdfunding platform in the UK.

The challenge arose from the rare combination of experience and skills that was desired, along with the need for this NED to work productively with both investors and the management of Spacehive.  It was important to find someone with extensive venture experience, as well as a deep understanding of community organisations and the public sector.  Strong communication skills also were essential given the numerous stakeholders around this particular NED role. 

Cindy Casciani at EquityChair understood these requirements very well and led an extensive search that surfaced several strong candidates. We were delighted and ultimately appointed a candidate who met all the criteria.

Spacehive

Thanks for your help on this Cindy - Pete will be a real addition to us as Chair at Big Issue Fund Management and brings a genuinely complementary skill set to us.

Danyal Sattar, Chief Executive

I engaged Cindy at EquityChair to work with me to find a Chair for my business. 

Cindy was quick to understand my requirements and was able to produce a high quality list of relevant and interesting candidates at an impressive speed. She was key in the success of the beginning of my business and I enjoyed working with her and would be happy to recommend EquityChair.

Anna Campos-Roe, Capital100 Ltd

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