UK/EU Team

Tony Willis

Executive Chairman

Tony has over 20 years experience in building and managing executive search businesses across Europe. That experience includes two successful IPO’s on the London Stock Exchange.

He co-founded Renaissance in 2003 spinning it out as an independent boutique after the merger of Renoir Partners and US search firm CT Partners.
At Renaissance Tony leads the Digital Practice and has completed many Board and Senior Management search assignments for a range of early stage and high-growth companies. The Digital Practice also works with US businesses expanding across Europe and leading FTSE organisations undergoing digital transformation.

Tony’s early career was spent in publishing before joining recruitment firm Harvey Nash in 1992 in the company’s forming stage. He was a member of the Management Team that listed the Company on the London Stock Exchange in 1997. Tony also co-founded one of the first online recruitment portals in 1996. This became Stepstone and listed on the London Stock Exchange and in Oslo in March 2000 at the apex of web 1.0.

In 2011 Tony rejoined forces with former Stepstone investor and Renoir Partners founder Ben Anderson, to create Renaissance Leadership and bring the team together again.


To talk to Tony please call on +44 (0)1628 897 310

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