The only european search boutique exclusively moving C-level commercial executives into VC-backed businesses

Our Clients

  • We found Forme to be consultative and delivery focused. Our brief required a deep understanding of the sector and the shortlist was exactly on brief. Forme Partners is a differentiated concept and one we would support.

    Investor, Leading VC

  • Searches have always been efficiently run with Forme. Their challenge around a role and candidates is of a high standard. My network who know of them say they are stand-up advisors and I would agree.

    CEO, SaaS VC Backed Business

  • Working with Forme has helped us on several occasions get the brief right from the beginning, deliver exceptionally strong shortlists and results. They manage key stakeholders well. I would recommend Forme Partners highly on this basis.

    Investor, Leading VC

  • Forme know their stuff - they have a good feel for business and the best fit. I regularly call them for there take on the market, ideas on different types of candidates and would certainly mandate them on relevant C-level searches.

    CEO, Private Equity Backed Tech

Our Model

We are search professionals who:
  • Spend more time upfront challenging the client on want vs what they need
  • Use our network to reference, source extensively resulting in more successful outcomes and placements
  • Act as sounding boards for clients who need advice on best structure, cultural fit and roles required within management team
  • Work to the founders timeframes and ways of working
  • Act as an extension of the client brand

Principals

KATE ZATLAND

MANAGING PARTNER

Kate is managing partner of Forme, founded on the principle that having real, defined expertise helps our clients and us to achieve greater solutions and results. Kate is a well-regarded advisor to UK and European entrepreneurs of mobile and Internet businesses and their VC investors. Prior to Forme, she built two executive search practices successfully both in consumer board and digital.

QUENTIN OERLEMANS

CONSULTANT

Quentin is an international search Consultant with an expertise in commercial and technical roles across technology. A strong track record working with clients from early-stage through to large multi-nationals has also included a broad range of commercial and Non-Executive assignments. Quentin joined Forme Partners in 2016, with 10 years of search experience with leading global retained firms.

join us

We are always looking for like minded and passionate individuals with proven experience in relevant markets to join our team.

We are building a special brand and believe that we can add real value to our clients, proving this through business success and the longevity of our relationships. The search industry has a negative reputation because it is reactive, transactional and less about understanding the markets our clients are in. This is where we have a tremendous opportunity to build our brand on advising, partnering with and holding our client’s hands through appointing the most exceptional talent. Working with us, you will learn about executive search, be mentored and part of a brand our clients trust and rely on. 

Address

The Shepherds Building Central
Charecroft Way
London, W14 0EE
United Kingdom

CONTACT

  • Phone
    +44 (0) 20 7549 1600
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