• Start-up, Scale-up, Venture Capital & Innovation

    We believe that short-term solutions results in long-term problems. That organisations need to consider and value their human capital with the same strategical mindset they apply to their financial capital. We believe a proactive and long-term approach put companies in a position to act, instead of react, on the talent market. By this approach we give you the best start-up and scale-up executives all over the globe.

With our extensive experience of advising early stage investors and startups in executive search and board search as well as organizational advisory regarding growth and innovation, this practice group brings a deep knowledge of partner solutions with VC-firms as well as family offices to the InterSearch table.

Being a central part of the network economy, we are also able to match entrepreneurs with investors. InterSearch’s global reach gives us a unique position in helping scale-ups to execute global business plans when it comes to global competence sourcing.

The practice group also offers intrapreneurs to established companies in need of disruption or re-definition. Intrapreneurs have the ability to identify possibilities and the courage to execute initiatives outside of the the company’s primary agenda – but that are vital to their survival. An intrapreneur stands out through an extraordinary ability to organise and create resources, in order to achieve extraordinary results.

Successfully executed assignments:

  • CEO series A financed deep tech scale-up within robotics

  • CEO listed innovation scale-up within lightning technology

  • CMO scale-up foodtech

  • CFO scale-up foodtech

  • CEO series A financed eyetracking medtech scale-up

  • CEO-pool VC fund matching potential entrepreneurial executives with potential investments
  • CEO listed probiotic company, our candidate has managed the company from a market cap of 10 MEUR to 500 MEUR in 5 years

We thrive off co-operation. When we work closely with our customers and are allowed to challenge old notions of skills, capabilities and what it takes to not only achieve, but exceed goals. Together we create the result you want to see.

  • Samantha Robinson
    Samantha Robinson
    Managing Director - Middle East

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Samantha Robinson
Managing Director - Middle East

Sam is the Managing Director – Middle East & youngest female Board Member of InterSearch Worldwide. She also leads the Global Practice for Banking & Financial Services & is very passionate member of Diversity & Inclusion Practice Group worldwide, especially with regards to a strong commitment to Women and GCC Nationalisation into executive leadership across the Middle East region.

Born in Kuwait, educated in Australia, she is a seasoned expat that has lived and worked in Australia, London, Canada and last 15 years in the Middle East.  She has over 20 years of diversified global executive search and large multi-national corporate recruitment experience across both developed and emerging markets of Middle East, Europe, Africa, APAC & Americas.

Previously in London UK, she worked within the Global HR teams of Merrill Lynch Investment Bank and BP International. In the Middle East, she also worked with Standard Chartered Bank as the Regional Talent Acquisition Specialist, Middle East, Pakistan & Africa (MEPA); focused on the global diversity & inclusion agenda to attract Arab, African & female talent across the region.

InterSearch Middle East growth strategy over the last 5 years has been to expand across the GCC with four dedicated offices and teams in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman & Riyadh.  It is very important to stay connected to clients and candidates across the region but also become part of the community in each geography.

Sam holds a Bachelor of Science, with a major in Psychology, from the University of Melbourne in Australia.