Creditsafe, the global business intelligence experts, specialise in business credit checking and all round B2B solutions. Since its Scandinavian launch in 1997, the business has evolved into a global organisation, with 23 offices across 14 countries, employing approximately 1,300 people.
As the world’s most used provider of online business credit reports, they have changed the way business information is used worldwide through their passion and drive to deliver superior business data.
With credit information on over 365 million businesses across the globe, Creditsafe delivers the most accurate and up-to-date information available in an easy to use format for businesses of all sizes. All major credit insurers also endorse creditsafe, meaning their credit scores & limits are one of the most trusted in the industry. Creditsafe makes their company credit reports as simplified as possible, so everyone in a business can use them without a financial background. Thanks to ease of use, international reach and continuous improvement to their products, Creditsafe is proud to maintain a 95% customer retention rate.
Creditsafe was at a pivotal point in its evolution with ambitious plans to stay at the forefront of the use of technology to deliver integrated data solutions and to double new business acquisition and revenue over a five year period when they approached us in late 2019.
Creditsafe wanted to significantly enhance their leadership team. Additions to the leadership bench would become part of their burgeoning success story in a company that boasts some of the highest employee engagement levels across the globe, provides opportunity for personal growth and development and places a key focus on employee health and wellbeing in an environment built on the CEO’s original intent to “create a workplace where people WANT to come to work on a Monday morning”.
Throughout 2020 we supported Creditsafe in attracting the very best of talent across multiple verticals. Assignments that we successfully completed for Creditsafe include:
We were approached to identify and secure a world class Chief Technology Officer, reporting to the Group Chief Executive Officer with responsibility for leading and aligning technical architecture, infrastructure, internal and external technological environment with the needs of the business to realise ambitious commercial growth.
This role presented the right Technology Leader a fantastic opportunity to become part of the Creditsafe success story. Leveraging our market leading inhouse research team as well as our strong connections into the best Technology Leadership talent, we sought the very best of talent with a proven track record as a Chief Technology Officer in a comparable high customer volume, high growth, portfolio, and subscription-based technology focused organisation.
We scoured the relevant talent pool, comprehensively screening those with a proven track record of the pre-agreed competencies. Ultimately, we identified and secured a highly competent and capable individual with an impressive track record of success.
We were approached to identify and secure a world class Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, to direct and lead the sales, renewals, marketing and PR functions across the Global Group of Creditsafe companies. The successful candidate would drive performance and growth with overall responsibility for marketing strategy and sales plans. The Group’s plan to double revenues over the next 5 years represented a hugely attractive way to influence this growth for the successful candidate.
This role presented the right Commercial Leader a fantastic opportunity to become part of the Creditsafe success story. Leveraging our market leading inhouse research team as well as our strong connections into the best Sales and Marketing Leadership talent, we scoured the relevant talent pool focusing on those with experience of leading high performing Sales & Marketing teams. Following an extensive international search, we secured a high profile and well-respected industry leader.
We were approached to identify and secure a world class Group Marketing Director. The core remit for the successful candidate was to direct and lead all marketing and PR activity across the Global Group of Creditsafe companies.
This role presented the right Marketing Leader a fantastic opportunity to become part of the Creditsafe success story. Leveraging our market leading inhouse research team as well as our strong connections into the best Marketing Leadership talent, we sought out the very best of talent with a proven track record as a strategic marketing communications specialist. The ideal candidate needed to bring a passion for technology and brand building in a business to business, high volume customer portfolio, technology environment (ERP solutions sales, SaaS etc.).
Following an extensive search, we secured a proven senior Marketeer with vast SaaS knowledge and a background working with growth stage SaaS businesses.
We were approached to identify and secure a world class Programme Director, to lead the prioritisation process for work coming into the technology engineering organisation, evaluating its business impact, planning current capacity and future capacity. In Creditsafe’s phase of accelerated growth, the Programme Director would play a pivotal role in driving excellence of efficiency in delivery and continuous process improvement.
This role presented the right Programme Director Leader an outstanding opportunity to become part of the Creditsafe success story. Leveraging our market leading inhouse research team, as well as our strong connections into the best leadership talent, we scoured the relevant talent pool focusing on those with proven experiences across Project/Programme Management. Ultimately, the successful candidate came from a global SaaS business where they held full strategic accountability.
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Gareth Way, CHRO @ Creditsafe