Who We Are
Ben is CEO of New Peak Partners and founded the company in September 2016.
He has extensive experience of working with founders, leadership teams and investors shaping hiring strategies for some of the world’s most innovative companies. With over 20 years executive search experience in the technology industry, Ben specialises in advising VC & PE backed B2B and B2C companies. Ben has successfully led searches for key leadership hires and built entire go-to-market teams across EMEA and the Americas.
His recent clients include WhiteHat (backed by Lightspeed & Index) Gainsight (Lightspeed, Insight & Bessemer) and Lucidworks (Francisco Partners, TPG Sixth Street Partners, Top Tier & Shasta)
Prior to founding New Peak Ben was a Partner with Erevena where he delivered key leadership hires across sales, marketing and customer success.
Sachin is a Partner at New Peak Partners and joined us in September 2017.
He leads the New Peak Partners Fintech (Payments, RegTech, Blockchain and InsurTech) and Proptech practice. Sachin has a demonstratable record in partnering with early stage seed/Series A businesses through to large, global institutions – with expertise across commercial and key leadership functions.
His recent clients include Ebury (backed by 83North, Vitruvian), Helix (Andreesen Horowitz, Temasek) and Bleckwen (Ring Capital)
Prior to joining New Peak Partners, Sachin spent ten years within executive search focused on Global Capital Markets, working closely with several derivative and technology-driven trading desks. He has a degree in Applied Business Management from Imperial College London.
Chris joined New Peak Partners in 2017 as the first employee and is now a Partner in the business.
He specialises in supporting high-growth, disruptive tech businesses to build out their go-to-market teams on a global basis, with expertise in recruiting strategically important sales and marketing roles.
His recent clients include Xeneta (a Series-B SaaS business funded by Smedvig Capital), Markforged (a Series-D funded 3D printing business), a multi-hire programme for Veritas (Carlyle Group owned business) and a European sales team build out for Transporeon (Sold to Hg in 2019).
Prior to joining New Peak Partners, Chris spent 7 years recruiting for technology start-ups as well as Partner hiring projects for Deloitte and PwC.
Chris is a graduate of the University of Bath and holds a BSc in Business Administration.
Ali is a Principal at New Peak Partners, leading our searches for B2B enterprise sales leaders and contributors. He joined the business in 2018 and has over 6 years’ experience hiring strategic leaders and building teams for some of the tech industry’s most recognisable brands. This has included work for both VC-backed start-ups and established corporates.
His recent clients include Collibra (backed by CapitalG, ICONIQ Capital, Index Ventures, Dawn Capital and Battery Ventures), Avora (Crane Venture Partners and Albion VC), Humio (Accel), Usermind (Andreesen Horowitz) and MindBody (acquired by Vista Equity Partners).
Ali is a graduate of the University of Newcastle with a degree in Marketing and Management.
Jack is a Principal at New Peak Partners and joined us in 2018.
He executes searches for hyper-growth SaaS vendors and technology-driven B2B companies. Jack leads our searches in operations, pre-sales, customer success and product. These are often first-in-function hires for early-stage VC-backed companies.
His recent clients include Permutive (backed by Y-C, EQT), Arkivum (Oxford VP, IP), Andjaro (Balderton) and Vortexa (Notion).
Prior to New Peak, Jack worked at a Birmingham search firm hiring commercial leadership.
Jack read History at Gonville & Caius, Cambridge. He is an Associate of the Royal Schools of Music.
Philip is a Senior Associate at New Peak Partners and joined us in 2018.
He has a proven track record of delivering searches covering product, engineering and data science across the USA & EMEA. Typically Philip supports business who are between Seed – Series C funding rounds. He has extensive experience helping build technical teams for early stage founders
His recent clients include Hummingbird Technologies (backed by the ESA, EQT, Downing Ventures), Unomaly (EQT), Cytora (EQT), and The Dots (Atomico).
Prior to joining New Peak Partners, Philip worked in recruitment across Financial Services, Technology and Fintech in London. He has lived and worked in Paris, Dublin, Detroit and London and is fluent in French. Philip attended Indiana University and the Institut Supérieur de Gestion in Paris to study international business and obtained a degree in Sound Engineering whilst studying in Dublin.
George Drakesmith is a Senior Associate at New Peak Partners having joined in March 2019.
He specialises in advising high growth tech start-ups and global technology companies on senior enterprise sales hires. George has successfully executed searches to build out disruptive B2B and B2C sales teams across Europe and North America. He also works on VP Marketing searches for VC and PE backed software companies.
His recent clients include Andjaro (backed by Balderton Capital), WhiteHat (backed by Index Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures) and Tibco Software (acquired by Vista Equity Partners for $4.3 billion).
George graduated from the University of Exeter in 2017 with a Law degree.
Ella De Ahna
Ella is an Associate at New Peak Partners, having joined us in early 2020.
Participating in the complete project lifecycles, Ella’s principal responsibilities are market research and candidate identification. She works cross-functionally, from go-to-market leadership through to engineers, and supports projects in multiple territories.
Ella is a graduate of the University of Southampton, holding a BA in Business Management.