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Nurole in Private Equity

Selected success stories

Interactive Investor
Digital Non-Executive Director
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Interactive Investor ("II") is the second largest UK-based online retail investment platform with £20bn AUA (assets under administration), and has the ambition to become the leading direct investment platform in the UK. After a majority investment by J.C. Flowers in late 2016, to drive the growth over the next 3-4 years, they were seeking to appoint a new Non-Executive Director with strong B2C digital pure-play marketing credentials.In one month Nurole identified John Veichmanis, Chief Marketing Officer at Farfetch and former Vice President of Global Search Marketing & Consumer Acquisition at Expedia.

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"I’m excited to start working with JC Flowers and rest of the Interactive Investor Board. The Nurole experience has been excellent. Candidate-led search makes so much sense and is a refreshing change."

John Veichmanis, CMO, Farfetch

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"The quality of applications we received from B2C digital pure-play CMOs across a range of industry leaders and disruptors through Nurole were phenomenal. I can’t think how else we would have been able to access this talent pool so quickly. And because Nurole’s approach is candidate-led, there is no need to sell the role. Candidates have already decided that your opportunity is the one they want, which was fantastic for us as the client."

Hugo van Vredenburch, Chairman, Interactive Investor

Bregal Freshstream
Non-Executive Chair
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Bregal Freshstream sought a non-executive chairman for their portfolio company Lunch Garden, a Belgian restaurant chain they were looking to buy. They required candidates with experience as CEO of a European consumer facing retail or restaurant business to help with the development of the company’s strategy both domestically and potentially internationally. They needed to keep news of the search confidential given it was pre-investment.In two days with an anonymous posting the Nurole platform identified Kevin Higgins, former Non-Executive Director at Dominos Pizza Group PLC and President of EMEA for Burger King.

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"I found Nurole and its platform very easy to use, and I would use it again. I have recommended a few people for other roles."

Kevin Higgins, Chairman of Remuneration Committee, Dominos Pizza Group plc

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"The volume of high quality candidates that we received through the Nurole posting well exceeded our expectations, as did the quality."

Rayhan Davies, Managing Partner, Bregal Freshstream LLP

Star Capital - Synergy LMS
Finance Director
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Star Capital sought a strategic FD for their portfolio company Synergy LMS, which provides sterile linen and laundry management services to hospitals and other healthcare providers. They wanted a strategic finance director with relevant sector experience who could could help a £40m turnover business with 700 employees grow and was comfortable working in a flat structure and being hands on.In six days the Nurole platform surfaced Andy Holdcroft, former CEO of Rehabworks, a leading integrated provider of holistic health & wellbeing services including rehabilitation, preventative, assessment, EAP and occupational health, who previously served as FD at Oasis Healthcare.

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"I’m often approached directly by search firms but what I like about the Nurole concept is that it gives you access to high quality private equity CFO roles with minimal effort whilst preserving your anonymity."

Andy Holdcroft, Former CEO, RehabWorks

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"The number of quality applications we received for the FD role we posted far exceeded our expectations. We had trouble narrowing them down to a short list! The system was user friendly and the Nurole team were supportive."

Laura Carballo, Partner, Star Capital Partners

Inflexion - Ocorian
Chief Commercial Officer
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Ocorian (previously Bedell Trust) is recognised for unbiased expertise, transparent advice and longstanding client relationships in the areas of fund, corporate, private client, family office, international finance, and employee incentives administration services. They needed a Chief Commercial Officer and worked with a traditional headhunter using Nurole's platform.Two of the candidates on the headhunter's shortlist were sourced through Nurole. One was Claudia Rose, who successfully undertook similar business development and commercial strategic leadership roles over her 25 year career in two parts of the financial services industry and organisations including Barclays, Lex Autolease (part of LBG) and private equity owned Zenith Vehicle Solutions.

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"Nurole offers its members the opportunity to put themselves forward for roles for which they might not otherwise get considered. I am a great example of how the platform’s unique process fosters greater diversity and maximises the chance of identifying a broader range of candidates."

Claudia Rose, Sales Director, Zenith Vehicle Solutions

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"We had a fully mapped search done for this position looking into two sub-sectors. Nurole highlighted the importance of interviewing candidates from outside the target pool as well. We ended up hiring a great sales director from the vehicle leasing sector."

Flor Kassai, Partner, Inflexion

Advent International - Equiniti
Non-Executive Director & Chairman of the Remuneration Committee
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Advent-backed Equiniti, an outsourcing business focused on financial and administrative services, sought a Remuneration Committee Chair. They were interested in candidates who had prior Remuneration Committee Chair experience in FTSE 100 and 250 financial sector companies who could oversee the development of a remuneration policy and control functions and were suitably qualified for a (partially) FCA regulated business ahead of a potential IPO.In three weeks, Nurole identified Dr Tim Miller, formerly Director of Property, Research and Assurance, Group Head of Human Resources at Standard Chartered, and Remuneration Committee Chair at Michael Page PLC.

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"I was very impressed by how straightforward the application process proved to be and also the swiftness, but thoroughness, of the selection process itself. I would certainly recommend it to others, both as candidates and clients."

Tim Miller, Former Director, Property, Research, Assurance, Standard Bank; Former NED, PageGroup

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"We were very impressed by the calibre and range of applications. The software Nurole offers for managing the process and communicating feedback with the rest of the recruitment team enabled the whole process to run incredibly smoothly."

Kevin Beeston, Chair, Equiniti

Non-Executive Chair
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24 Haymarket backed Syrinix, an award-winning provider of intelligent pipeline monitoring solutions for water utility pipelines which operates across North America, the UK and in Australasia, were looking for a Non-Executive Chairman. They wanted to find candidates who could offer both an international experience and a track record of leading early and mid stage companies to a successful exit.In three days Nurole identified Adrian Ringrose, former FTSE 250 Interserve PLC CEO who had run businesses in over twenty countries and was part of the senior management team exiting CVC’s investment in Building & Property Holdings.

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"Whole process went very well. It’s a really efficient process that saves you the 3 hours spent on the round trip to London visiting a headhunter which generates the same outcome."

Adrian Ringrose, CEO, Interserve PLC

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"Nurole gave us great access to a level of seniority we would otherwise have struggled to achieve. We’re thrilled with the result."

James Dunning, CEO, Syrinix

Silverfleet Capital - IPES
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Silverfleet Capital is a leading, independent, European private equity firm with global reach specialising in mid-market buyouts. They required a chair for portfolio company Ipes. Founded in Guernsey in 1998, Ipes is one of Europe’s leading providers of fund administration and outsourcing services to the private equity industry.Through Nurole they identified James Faulds who spent his executive career in advertising, founding Faulds Advertising, and growing it to become Scotland's largest advertising agency in 2002, when he exited from the business. Since selling his marketing services group in 2002, James has been involved in several successful private equity deals including Wood Mackenzie and Giles Insurance Brokers. He currently serves as Chairman on the board of BGF backed Jumpstart, WRG Worldwide and Change Recruitment.

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"As the founder of Scotland's largest advertising business, I am privileged to hear about lots of fantastic opportunities for NED roles where I can help with my experience of having successfully grown a business. Nonetheless, I have been surprised and delighted by Nurole's efficient technology platform and the quality of the opportunities. I highly recommend the Nurole experience."

James Faulds, Former Chair, Wood Mackenzie

Global reach

Across every sector

A perfect match

Why our innovative platform works brilliantly for PE

1. Unmatched scale

Private equity searches often have the most particular specifications. The odds of finding exactly what you need are so much greater because we access candidates on an unprecedented scale.

2. Outstanding talent

Our candidate pool is hand-picked to ensure the highest quality. Candidates are invited by top private equity headhunters or recommended by other members.

3. Precision fit

Our unique, candidate-led platform allows brilliant people to propose themselves or others. They know they not only meet your requirements but also bring high engagement for your role.

1 x 2 x 3 = Exponentially effective search

The scale, quality and candidate-led magic combine to deliver exceptional shortlists, with a calibre and breadth that has surprised and delighted many private equity firms. Especially those with the most demanding searches.

Reassuringly straightforward

How it works

1Preparing your role

1Preparing your role

We work with you to understand the competencies that the successful candidate must have, as well as the culture and values of your organisation.

2Sourcing candidates

2Sourcing candidates

We cast the net wider. We notify all members who want to hear about roles like yours. If the role is a perfect fit, passionate candidates put themselves forward. If not, members can recommend great candidates from their own networks.

3Creating your shortlist

3Creating your shortlist

Candidates provide detailed evidence against each of your required competencies. We can handle feedback and rejections, leaving you to interview the strongest candidates.

4Finding the perfect fit

4Finding the perfect fit

Our simple, secure online process ensures candidates can be thoroughly evaluated. Up to date information is always available, allowing the best candidate to stand out.

The result is that you make exceptional hires from talent that only we can source.

Designed for private equity

Why PE firms prefer Nurole


If your role is sensitive or you are in the middle of a deal, or just want to keep the search under wraps, you can post it anonymously. Roles can be posted without the firm being identified and this does not deter candidates, who understand the reasons why not all roles can be public.


Some roles are uber-critical or a great outcome is needed fast. You can choose to take a 'belt and braces' approach by using us in parallel with a traditional search. We support the pace needed by PE firms, with the successful candidate typically being identified within two weeks.


Our series of processes ensures that you can see all candidates or only review those absolutely relevant and appropriate for your role. Many of our private equity clients are too busy to review everyone and prefer to see our selected short-list of between 10 and 20 candidates.

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Our model is perfectly placed to meet private equity needs; very particular and exacting searches, fast, with low risk on cost. In addition to success-dependent pricing, we will refund you 100% if you are not happy with the quality of candidates.

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