About us

Driving Innovation

XL Engine spun out of Vertex Solutions – so although we are new kids on the block, we’ve been doing this for much longer…..some of us more than 15 years!! 

Set up in 2016 by Jay and Mark, XL Engine are an Executive Search Consultancy for Digital Leadership across Europe.

Working primarily in Berlin, London, Amsterdam and Dublin, XL Engine have helped some of Europe’s leading Technology Unicorns, SME’s and Enterprises attract some of the best leaders in their field.

Driving Innovation, XL Engine are helping companies of all sizes achieve greatness (or at least get damn close). Understanding that every leader and leadership team is slightly different, we work closely with our clients and candidates to identify, attract and transition them into the new business’, helping them on their next stage of their journey!

We’re not the type to just sit in the wings and see what happens, we love seeing what makes you tick, getting intertwined in your business and solving problems. We're the team to call when everything else has failed, you need to go under the radar or you just need to know someones on the case to attract the best of the best into your business!



Our Stack

It works for you, why not us?

We know it's not a one size fits all in technology and just because you work in one industry, doesn't mean you'll stay there. XL Engine have built up marketplaces in the core technology functions, working with Leaders at C Suite and the management layes just below them. Hiring into one of these sectors, you'll have one of the XL Engine Management Team consult with you on the breifing, attraction, interview and hires, however if this falls within the gaps, we'll pull the appropriate team together to help you attract the right leaders for your teams.

Currently our teams focus are in the leadership functions within;


Country Management








Excellent Reputation

Yes Seriously! We're only young, but we already have 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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