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Community-driven executive search, delivering tomorrow's leaders, today.

Atara Partners was born out of the desire to move away from the deficiencies surrounding the outdated way executive search is carried out. Away from the limited database, away from the concept that you can’t be a good headhunter until you’ve been around for 45 years. Away from promising clients one thing and giving them something else entirely.

How about networking on a global scale with high-level industry executives?  What about building actively engaged C-Level communities and then actually engaging with them?  What about enriching our clients and their leadership teams by helping them gain knowledge, contacts and interacting with other leaders, as well as providing them World-leading talent?

Atara Partners is on a mission to transform the executive search industry for the future with our community approach. We’re partnering with our clients to build lasting relationships, aid in the development of their leadership teams and deliver truly game-changing executive search.  We are the future of executive search, today.

Our support

We invite our clients' leadership team into a peer-2-peer global community, through our exclusive partnership with the C-Level thought leadership platform HotTopics.ht.

Our network

We have built the most engaged community for the technology industry, consisting of the World’s most talented executives, not just a database.

Your results

Our community-driven executive search approach, wider network and
constant engagement with the technology industry, means we deliver the most talented and culture-fit ready executives for our clients, time and time again.

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Case Studies

Atara Partners was born out of the desire to move away from the deficiencies surrounding the outdated way executive search is carried out.  Away from the limited database, away from the concept that you can’t be a good headhunter until you’ve been around for 45 years.  Away from promising clients one thing and giving them something else entirely.
CASE STUDY

Klarna CFO

We can design your most wild ideas but not only that we can also make the development of them no matter if that is an app or a web service.

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Hunt for Lightspeed CTO

We can design your most wild ideas but not only that we can also make the development of them no matter if that is an app or a web service.

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Deeptech Labs CFO landed.

We can design your most wild ideas but not only that we can also make the development of them no matter if that is an app or a web service.

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We Managed to Increase Revenue 250%

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We Build an Interactive Web Experience

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The Team

The team behind Atara Partners has 60 years of experience partnering with many of the Worlds fastest-growing technology, privately and publicly owned, listed companies.
Jody Saunders
CEO & Co-founder
As the CEO & co-founder of Atara Partners, Jody is on a mission to disrupt the sector and improve the reputation of the executive search industry.

As a former COO of a leading technology executive search company with 15 years of experience, he has a clear understanding of exactly what needs to be done.
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Robert Taylor
Partner & Co-founder
A co-founder of Atara Partners, Robert has built a reputation for delivering executive search for some of the fastest-growing privately and publicly owned companies.

Robert's passion is partnering with clients throughout their journey to deliver competitive advantage and fulfil clients’ business goals.
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Ellie Glover
Senior Principal
With nearly 10 years' experience in the Tech Executive Search field, Ellie has developed specialist experience across the entire C-Suite and with trusted Venture Capital Partners.

Ellie has built lasting professional relationships across her entire career by injecting her unique passion and personality into every conversation.
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Greg Divall
Principal
Over his career, Greg has developed a real passion for the disruptive and innovative nature of the tech industry, centred around establishing long-lasting, meaningful relationships and adding real value to clients.
 
Greg has considerable experience finding top exec level talent for tech companies across a broad range of sectors, with a specific focus on super-high growth, VC-backed tech start ups and scale-ups.
 
In his spare time, he is also a keen triathlete, having been selected to represent Team GB at the Age Group Euro and World Championships.
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Anya Breen
Principal
Anya has extensive experience delivering executive, C-suite and board level positions for fast growing tech companies across a range of sectors. 
 
She is passionate about the global impact of technological innovation, and believes the fundamental driving force behind any company’s success is its talent. Committed to quality-driven executive search processes, Anya brings valuable research and delivery skills to Atara Partners.
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Chris Osadebay
Associate
Chris has joined Atara Partners as an Associate with a passion for Technology and Research.
 
With an MBA in Political Economy, Chris has a deep interest in the way organisations operate and interact within the global economy and has a desire to work closely with some of the fastest growing Tech companies in the World to help effect change.
 
Outside of work, Chris has a passion for football and honing his Vegan cooking skills.
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Sheetal Mehta Walsh
Advisory Partner
Sheetal has 25 years of experience as a global founder, investor and board member. She is especially passionate about technology that positively delivers and affects global communities.

Currently Sheetal serves as Chief Strategy Officer for the Government of Alberta focussed on Innovation and previously she served as Deal Maker by appointment to the British Government’s Global Entrepreneur Programme.
 
She created the World’s first corporate innovation arm for Microsoft in Silicon Valley and scaled the operations in EMEA with a base in London.
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Philip Randerson
Chairman
Philip is a serial entrepreneur and former CEO & Founder of a number of leading technology executive search firms. 
 
Today he is the Founder & CEO of HotTopics.ht the thought leadership platform that connects a global community of 15K C-Level executives through content and events.
 
He also sits on the board of a number of companies including tech start-ups.
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Why Atara Partners?

Community approach

Our relationship with HotTopic.ht gives us access to unrivalled global C-Level communities

Transparent fees

Working on fixed fees ensures you know how much your hire will cost and removes any bias from the process

Sprint based research

We work with start-ups, like start-ups, aligning our pace with yours, because momentum is key

Industry leading guarantee

We offer a six-month free replacement on all of our placements for your peace of mind

Team

We promise you a full recruitment team at all stages from start to finish of your hire

Communication clarity

How do you communicate? Slack? Teams? We align with what’s best for you every time

What people Say

See what other people have to say about our company
“The Atara team have supported our search for a US Global Head of sales across our business units. We were able to quickly get a compelling set of candidates and work through the shortlist resulting in a very successful hire”
Giles Whiting
COO, Forsta
“They are extraordinary partners in helping you find great people to add to your team”
Adrian Valeriano
Senior Vice President & MD EMEA, Lightspeed
“The early litmus test was to understand Robs nous on both retrospective and forward looking growth outside of what the business was looking for in a new candidate. This was evident early and bred confidence into the overall process"
Roy Jugessur
EVP EMEA & APAC, Thunderhead

Features and news

Our thought provoking and informative series of interviews and features with some of the most innovative, influential, and outright interesting leaders and organisations out there today set us apart. ​Our friendly journalist, Casper Barnes, delves deeply into the backgrounds and experiences of our guests and finds out what has driven and influenced  them on their extraordinary journeys to becoming some of the best Business Leaders in the World today.​