Executive Search for
Startups & Scale-Ups

Executive search designed for high-growth startups and scale-ups. We build high-performing C-suites for Europe’s leading tech and product companies through specialised leadership recruitment.

Startup-minded leaders are hard to find

Too many startups fail because of the wrong executive hires. Only leaders with the right skills, mindset, and culture fit can help your company scale, but how to find them before business growth stalls? Only an expert approach will do.

Executive recruitment done right

We connect Europe’s top-funded tech startups and scale-ups with international C-level talent to scale their business, build successful teams and execute their vision. Here’s how:

Hire leaders who fit your startup’s culture

We have a deep understanding of startup culture and your unique business needs. You’ll receive executive candidates with the right cultural fit and experience who can hit the ground running in a fast-paced environment.

Tap into an international pool of tech leaders

Our network of leaders from across the globe allows us to screen efficiently and present a variety of profiles. We’ve placed tech and product candidates from 43 different nationalities in leading VC and equity-backed European startups.

Enjoy discreet collaboration

Thanks to our extensive network, we can run executive searches without advertising publicly. Present your executive hire to investors and employees once the deal is done.

Save time with fast candidate delivery

We kick-start the leadership recruitment process with data-driven selection and high-quality screening to produce the right candidates who convert into executive hires.

Access industry insight

We guide you every step of the way. From guidance on salary benchmarking to sharing market knowledge, you’ll have clear expectations and the knowledge you need from the get-go. 

Rest easy with a partner you can trust

Leverage 12 years of experience in tech and product recruitment. Our friendly approach and professional results have won over clients like, Skyscanner, and Spotify. 

The leaders we find for you






Engineering Director

Product Director

VP of Engineering

Head of Design

Head of Infrastructure

Our process

We work as an extension of your team because executive hires are critical to startup and scale-up success. Our proven executive recruitment framework engages C-level management candidates who match your company culture. Here’s how we work to find your next executive hire:

Connect. We conduct a deep-dive meeting to understand the executive role, organisational context, and candidate qualifications. We then set regular follow-up dates and create bespoke sourcing and selection strategies based on your specific needs.

Frame. We use data-driven methods to identify potential candidates from a global network. We then share sample profiles of the types of candidates we would approach to ensure we’re on the same page. 

Engage. We create tailor-made content for each candidate so they have a professional first impression of your company. Outreach is always discreet.

Identify. We screen and select candidates through expert-led video calls or in-person meetings.

Deliver. We provide detailed summaries of each potential candidate to facilitate your selection. We then organise the interviews for you. 

Guide. We collect and share post-interview feedback with you and the candidates.

Confirm. We negotiate and extend offers on your behalf. We can also assist candidates with relocation and provide post-placement care.


Case Study


Placing a CISO

Nederlia’s expert advice was invaluable at every stage: from candidate shortlist all the way through to making the final offer. Throughout the process, they adapted particularly well to our way of working and we managed to synchronize beyond expectations. We will 100% work with Nederlia again and would thoroughly recommend partnering with them to hire Executive Leaders who’ll make a real impact.

Ramón Egea Hernansanz, Head of Tech Talent Acquisition at Jobandtalent


Hire a CISO for Jobandtalent


Jobandtalent is the world’s largest and most successful job platform and one of the fastest-growing scale-up companies in Europe. 


Jobandtalent has raised $1.3 billion to date. 


7 candidates presented, 3 final interviews, 1 hire.
In less than 60 days, Nederlia placed a CISO working remotely from the UK. Learn more

Supporting Europe’s leading tech startups with executive search service

We’re building the best C-suites for Europe’s top tech startups and scale-ups with executive search. Find your next Head of Product, CISO, or other tech or product leader today. 

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