Commercial Director

Opportunity

Eden Search & Select were delighted to be retained by Hummingbird Technologies, an exciting young tech agribusiness developing A.I. services, as their executive search partner when seeking to appoint a Commercial Director to manage their rapidly expanding commercial activities across the UK. Led by a dynamic senior team and due to their innovative technology applications the business has grown substantially over a very short time so now it was time to find a unique, commercially strong, driven individual to lead and develop the commercial offer in this specialist fast paced business.

Overall, I was pleased with Eden’s efficient and rigorous process in helping us to find the right Commercial Director candidate. As a fast moving tech company in the traditional farming sector, it was never going to be straightforward identifying candidates that would culturally fit. We were fortunate to have Eden’s experience to guide us throughout. Will Wells, CEO

Our approach

Utilising Eden Search & Select’s strong sector knowledge our Head of Agribusiness guided our in-house Research Team to focus particularly on technology companies where the right individual may be found who would have strong commercial skills as well as experience of a niche agricultural software market. This blend of knowledge and experience could only exist in a small number of potential candidates across the UK. Once in full command of the brief the Research Team identified and engaged with technology driven professionals who could deliver the customer promise and take responsibility for the commercial performance of the business.

The results

As the breathtaking pace and high tech culture of the business is quite unique, delivering an excellent shortlist of potential candidates who would fit and who could meet the technology demands but have experience of taking a complex software product to the agricultural market would be the key to our success with this project. Eden Search and Select delivered five excellent candidates and Hummingbird Technologies have found their new senior team member who will take the business forward in their next phase of development.

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