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Gett, a technology platform for Ground Transportation Management, hires Mandeep Bajwa as Chief People Officer via Clark Smith

Gett, the leading B2B marketplace and corporate Ground Transportation Management (GTM) platform, announces the appointment of Mandeep Bajwa as Chief People Officer as the business expands.

“Mandeep is a highly-respected people leader and brings years of experience from across the technology ecosystem. Her role will be of paramount importance as the business transitions and expands its corporate Ground Transportation Management solution globally, and I am excited to have her on board to oversee our talent.”


Gett, the leading ride-hailing business, hires Erinn Leahey as Global GM of SaaS using Clark Smith

We are excited to welcome Erinn Leahey, our new Global General Manager of SaaS

It’s official — a new player has joined our management lineup. We’re thrilled to introduce Erinn Leahey as our new Global General Manager of SaaS, and an exciting addition to our senior leadership team.

Erinn is an experienced commercial leader, and kicked off her SaaS career at Buddy Media, as the VP of International Sales in New York. Following the acquisition of Buddy Media by Salesforce, Erinn moved to Europe in 2010 — and went on to run various business teams as Regional VP in Salesforce’s Enterprise Business Unit.


Clark Smith completes searches for Traum-Ferienwohnungen

October 2020 – Clark Smith continues to fill important roles for Traum-Ferienwohnungen, a Germany-based vacation rentals company acquired by OYO Vacation Rentals. The latest positions filled: Philipp Hahn as Head of Commercial, Ruud Smeets as CEO and Olga Szoke as Head of SEO. James Highett-Smith, founder and MD of Clark Smith, led the searches.

Clark Smith partners with enviolo again for Board Member appointment

August 2020 – Cycling component firm, enviolo, has appointed a new board member. Mathias Seidler, ex-CEO of Derby Cycle, joins enviolo’s board in Amsterdam.

Traum Ferienwohnungen (part of OYO Vacation Homes) hires Ruud Smeets as CEO via Clark Smith

OYO Vacation Homes has appointed the Dutchman Ruud Smeets as CEO of Traum-Ferienwohnungen. From April 1st, he will be responsible for developing and implementing the company’s development strategy.
In addition to his role at Dream Vacation Rentals, Ruud Smeets will join the global leadership team at OYO Vacation Homes in the role of COO Marketplaces.


Ruud Smeets is the new CEO of the online marketplace Traum-Ferienwohnungen. With more than 20 years of experience in management positions at international level, R. Smeets will concentrate on managing dream holiday homes in order to further strengthen the company’s position in an increasingly competitive environment. In his new position, R. Smeets will be the head of Traum-Ferienwohnungen. The company is one of the leading European online marketplaces


OYO Hotels UK hires James Condie as Director of Legal

October 2019 – Clark Smith leads, and subsequently completes, the search for a legal director at OYO UK. James Condie started his role as Director of Legal in London on 5th December 2019.

Goldman Sachs Antonia Benfield joins Softbank Vision Fund in Investor Relations via Clark Smith

September 2019 – Clark Smith has placed Antonia Benfield as Investor Relations Associate at Softbank’s Vision Fund.

enviolo makes leadership hires using Clark Smith

enviolo appoints senior staff to lead product & business development.

Cycling component firm, enviolo, has appointed three new department heads to further strengthen its core business pillars, due to a successful first half of 2019.

Peter Kreuder, Richard Hilgart and Koen van der Weerd have been appointed as department heads to lead product and business development within the business. (more…)

Steve Hargreaves joins OYO Hotels UK expansion as GM North, helped by Clark Smith

Jun 2019 – Clark Smith has placed Steve Hargreaves as GM North for OYO Hotels UK as they continue their aggressive expansion in the UK since landing in November 2018

Clark Smith assists OYO Hotels in Italy

May 2019 – Clark Smith has assisted in the placement of Gianluca Cocco as Country Manager Italy.