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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

Non-Executive Chair
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Elmodis is a VC-backed (Intel Capital) technology company operating in the area of Industrial Internet of Things. The company sought an Independent Chair of its Supervisory Board. The ideal candidate needed to have experience as a Chair or member of a Board of a high-growth company and have a strong understanding of challenges specific to growing a technology or industrial company.In just five days the Nurole platform identified Kelvin Harrison, Chairman of the Traveltek Group.

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"What I like about Nurole is you have complete autonomy over the types of roles you hear about – and often they’re opportunities I would not have heard about through traditional channels. The process itself was efficient and transparent – all in all a unique and highly effective approach to search!"

Kelvin Harrison, Chairman, Traveltek Group Ltd

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"The feedback from the team was that the Nurole platform was user friendly with fantastic customer support. We had many high quality candidates, Nurole proved very good value for money and we would certainly use them again."

Róża Szafranek, HR Manager, Elmodis

Non-Executive Director
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Founded in 2008, Optegra is a true pioneer in eye health care with private dedicated ophthalmic hospitals. Optegra's vision is to be the most trusted and recognised private eye health care provider offering a full spectrum of ophthalmic procedures and services. They sought a NED with deep marketing knowledge of high-touch services and the gravitas to challenge a heavy-hitting board.In a little over a month Nurole surfaced Alison Sagar, the CMO and Head of Consumer at PayPal UK, Chair of PayPal Giving Fund, former Senior Independent Strategy & Marketing Consultant at Eden McCallum and former VP Marketing at American Express Europe. Although her extensive marketing career involved working with large multinationals, her most cherished roles were the ones where she contributed in a meaningful way to growing or opening a market or launching a new product line. Additionally, her interest in healthcare and desire to broaden her board experience, made her the ideal candidate for the role.

Read Alison Sagar's interview here

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"Nurole is the future of headhunting. It has the blend of the digital side and a few really targeted, timely, highly relevant calls with advice... It’s a great platform that can break down boundaries...traditional headhunters are so country specific but the way businesses will scale is by growing across country, so the right candidates won’t always be in the country where the appointed headhunters are based."

Alison Sagar, UK CMO and Head of Consumer, PayPal

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VC-backed ParkBee is a tech company providing private car parks through an innovative keyless and cloud-based solution. They sought to appoint a Chair and were looking for someone who could help them achieve their growth objectives in the coming years, including international expansion. The successful candidate needed to have previous VC experience, a track record of scaling an early-stage business and extensive technology experience.In one month, Nurole identified Mikko Suonenlahti, notably the shareholder and former chair of a 16-year-old’s penny auction site which we now know as DealDash, and Finland’s IObox Oy, a pre-revenue business which was acquired for €230 million by Telefonica 18 months after funding. Sounenlahti, having served on 100 different boards, had more than 35 years of start-up experience and more than 25 years as a venture capitalist in both the US and Europe.

Read Mikko-Jussi Suonenlahti's interview here

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"Nurole has an incredible network, and some tremendous operational management to recruit. Nurole scales because of their tech platform!"

Mikko-Jussi Suonenlahti, Shareholder & Former Chair, DealDash

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"Nurole offers a genuinely differentiated approach to search. They delivered a strong and diverse shortlist of candidates and were on hand to support throughout the process - we’re delighted with outcome and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them."

Tom Buchmann, Managing Director,

Oxford Flow
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Oxford Flow, a manufacturer of innovative pressure control equipment using technology developed at Oxford University's Department of Engineering, wanted to hire a Chair. They were looking for someone with previous CEO/Chair scale-up and fundraising experience to help the business through an exciting phase of growth.Within weeks Nurole's system selected Steve Churchhouse, an accomplished former Director of Supply Chain and Logistics for the Rolls-Royce Civil business, Chair of GeoSpock Ltd and serves on the board of both Paragraf and Mind Foundry.

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"I found the Nurole process to be an inclusive and open one, not despite but because it is a technology/criteria based tool. The process is highly scalable - ‘job opportunity flow’ is maximised for candidates and ‘candidate flow’ maximised for recruiters. The initial round of matching is not about who you know or where you come from. There is a balance of standardised digital process and the human touch. Taking on the role of Chair at Oxford Flow has been an exciting one, I’ve enjoyed bringing my experiences to the table and I look forward to the development going forth"

Steve Churchhouse, Chairman, Geospock Ltd

The smart way to find talent

Why Nurole is perfectly suited for venture-capital backed businesses:

The network effect

Nurole’s technology knows no boundaries - sourcing candidates from our global network and their recommendations.

Human + machine

Nurole combines clever technology and human expertise to offer you the best of both worlds.

Candidate assessment software

Use our software to manage the entire hiring process from start to finish.

Speed & price

Our technology-driven approach allows you to meet candidates in days and is more cost effective than traditional search.

Quick and to the point

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.

Non-executive director compensation report

Nurole's 2021/22 independent director compensation report includes total cash compensation, equity awards and time spent per role.

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VC Chair compensation report

Nurole's 2020 VC chair report includes total cash compensation, equity awards and time spent per role.

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Get in touch with our VC team

Our Head of Venture Capital, Ned Cummings, can be reached on +44 203 637 1012.

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