Case study: Operator

Operator is a start-up founded by early builders of Facebook, Twitter and Uber and backed by premier VCs such as Greylock Partners. An iPhone App, Operator connects you to expert “Operators” to help find you what you want, when you want it.

Operator retained us to find their first business leader in Europe. We spent time at the San Francisco headquarters to understand their culture and international business strategy before launching this search. The role required a very precise international profile and languages combined with retail and other business sector experience, plus a top business degree. After an extensive international search, the successful candidate was found with luxury brand background as well as financial services experience. Having graduated from ESSEC in the top 1%, she also speaks multiple languages and has an MBA from London Business School.