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XL Engine, founded in 2016, is the latest brand of the Vertex Group (EST. 1997), operating Executive Search within the Digital Technology Sector across Europe.

We have quickly become one of Europe’s leading Digital Technology Search Firms, covering the full spectrum of Digital Technology Leadership, we supply high calibre resource across the world to scaling businesses in the European Tech Hubs, including Pre-IPO Unicorn Businesses and Household names. Our expertise spans across a large range of industries, however primarily focussed in the B2C and C2C markets.

Our clients’ needs typically stem from a need to hire someone into a strategic position to help their next evolution of growth, or at large scale and the need to have interim teams in place to help with the scale and transformation of their businesses. We have particular experience and a demonstrable track record of delivering Leaders into pioneering global businesses drawing on our global networks to attract the best, not necessarily the most visible.

XL Engine provide bespoke solutions for our clients by conducting searches for senior positions on a retained basis. We assess, construct and mobilise individuals and specialist teams to client needs.

Our approach

XL Engine have created a unique approach to executive search, understanding that sometimes companies are looking for valuable market intelligence and competitor analysis, whereas others just need to hire the right person into the seat.

We know it's not a one size fits all and every leadership assignment deserves it's own "Discovery" to fully understand the requirements, responsibilities and backgrounds to help you strengthen your leadership team.

XL Engine have built up marketplaces in the core Technology and Product leadership functions working with companies to identify and attract key CTO, CIO and CPO's and the management layer below them.

We dedicate one of the XL Engine Management team to handle the search all the way through from Discovery, Search, Interview, Hire and Start, so you'll always have someone available at every step of the hiring process.

Our reputation

We may be starting our journey, but we're already proving why we're one of the best Executive Search organisations in Europe and building a great reputation and work with some of the coolest companies and people in Europe.

We love what we do and we'll do what it takes to make things happen, which is why we're helping some of the best and brightest in the technology industry build great companies.

Don't take our word for it, take a look at some of the testimonials from some of our clients and candidates.

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