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Our expertise is leadership

Sherpa provides executive search and board advisory services to the cleantech and technology sectors. We are a source of creative, high impact and entrepreneurial talent for growth, change and innovation scenarios. We focus on CEO and board level appointments, almost exclusively for later stage, venture or PE funded businesses. Our recent experience includes search projects in the following segments :


Semiconductors, MEMS, Performance Computing, Enterprise Software, XaaS, Mobility, Analytics, IoT, AI, Robotics, Space & Defence.


Renewable Energy, Sustainability, Energy Efficiency, Eco-Mobility, Electric engines, Waste-to-Energy, BioFuels, Energy storage, LEDs, SmartGrid.

European base, global reach

We have specialised in global industrial sectors and by virtue of this focus, we have to be a global firm. We operate as a highly flexible, virtual team. We work cross-border, reach far and wide because our clients expect us to source the best talent wherever it is.


Over the years, we have had the privilege of working with some of the leading brands in the technology universe as well as assisting more modest beginnings.

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We have been associated with some of the most dynamic firms in the investment community, either through their portfolio companies or as a long term strategic talent partner.

Richard Eloli
Managing partner

Richard founded Sherpa in 2011. He has ten years’ experience with fast growth, privately-held, technology companies, working with two search boutiques focused on building board level teams. Prior to that, he worked for another ten years with many of the global leaders across the technology industry. Over that period, Richard was a member of Spencer Stuart’s international technology practice in Paris and London and a Consultant with Heidrick & Struggles in London, advising a broad range of technology clients in Europe, Asia and the USA.




Executive search
& board advisory services

Richard Eloli, London

Fixed +44 203 006 2553

Cell +44 7717 49 59 99

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