Head of Engineering, Product & Design Executive Search and Head of Go-To-Market Executive Search   |   UK/EU   |   29th June 2022

Two impressive senior hires for Sequoia Capital

LONDON

Sequoia Capital expand their European People and Talent team with two impressive senior hires - Franky Roberts joins as Head of Engineering, Product & Design Executive Search and Ollie George as Head of Go-To-Market Executive Search.

Sequioa Capital, the leading venture capital firm is responsible for backing some of the greatest companies of all time including Apple, PayPal, Google, Oracle, Airbnb and Dropbox. Having invested over $130bn across over 2,000 funding rounds and with over $1.2tn in value in their current portfolio they have investments in the digital, healthcare, manufacturing, mobile, nanotechnology, financial service, internet, energy, media, and retail sectors. Over the years Sequoia have helped a number of daring founders build legendary companies and are rightly viewed as one of the truly top tier VC firms in the world today. Founded in 1972 in Menlo Park, they opened their London office in 2021 and are actively expanding their European operations, having recently added these two key hires to their Europe team.

Franky Roberts joins as Head of EPD Executive Search. She started her career in Executive Search with La Fosse, who specialise in product and technology leadership hiring. She then spent five years with the boutique firm Gordon & Eden, growing into a leadership role where she built the Research team from scratch. More recently she was with Stripe and as the first executive recruiter outside the US delivering engineering and product leaders to the business, she is well placed to engage with the Sequoia portfolio companies with her specialism in these specific assignments. Franky joins Sequoia from Checkout.com, where she was leading Executive Search for EMEA.

Ollie George joins Sequoia as Head of GTM Executive Search to provide executive search support and advice to their portfolio founders, when hiring early & growth stage Go-To-Market leadership talent. Ollie joins from Google where he spent over three years as a member of their in-house executive search team, focussed on leadership roles for Google Cloud throughout EMEA. Prior to Google, Ollie spent three years with the technology focused search firm Up Group, handling a variety of commercial hires for early stage start-up businesses.

For more information, please visit www.sequoiacap.com

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