Europe’s No.1 on-demand staffing platform Coople strengthens board
Coople announces the appointment of a new board member and board observers to strengthen its expertise across the technology, financial, operational and commercial sectors.
Joining the Board of Directors is David Klein from One Peak Partners. Fabio Selmoni and Humbert de Liedekerke join as board observers effective immediately.
Coople enables businesses to hire qualified staff in minutes through its mobile and web app. The company launched in the UK earlier this year after successfully scaling under the Staff Finder brand in Switzerland. One Peak Partners, a specialist private equity firm investing in growth stage technology and tech-enabled companies in Europe, led the growth investment in the company together with Goldman Sachs Private Capital last year.
Fabio Selmoni, an investor and advisor based in Switzerland and former head of Google’s European Sales and Operations, brings more than 20 years of experience in developing, leading and investing in large-scale tech companies.
Fabio led Google’s entry into Europe, starting with a small office on London’s Soho Square and quickly growing to managing a large Pan-European network of national teams across the Continent. He was attracted to Coople for its similarities to the early Google as a faster and more accurate search provider – in the case of Coople – for jobs and workers to match.
“Throughout my career, including whilst leading Google’s European Sales and Operations team, I have been responsible for successfully identifying and implementing game-changing actions to make things work far better than ever thought. I strive to ensure my teams have the best access to mentoring and are able to act as a cohesive force when it comes to trend-spotting, positioning, and taking effective actions. This is the same mentality I will bring with me to Coople, especially as the company expands across current and new regions.”
One Peak’s founding partners David Klein and Humbert de Liedekerke will bring more than 25 years of combined investing and operating experience in global technology companies. Prior to founding One Peak, David was a senior investment professional at Summit Partners, whilst Humbert was responsible for technology investments at AnaCap Financial Partners. Previously, both were growth investors at Morgan Stanley Principal Investments in London.
Humbert and David said:
“Coople’s hassle-free recruitment model benefits all sizes of companies, from large multinational organisations to small and medium-sized businesses, spanning a wide range of sectors. What is so exciting about Coople’s model is that it fundamentally changes the way companies recruit, plan and manage their workforce in today’s marketplace. We are thrilled to advise Coople as the company grows and expands into new territories.”
Christian Resch, Executive Director at Goldman Sachs Private Capital a shareholder in Coople said:
“Coople provides a powerful solution by using technology to match job seekers and employers. Coople has a proven track record to allocate its resources most efficiently in order to gain a sustainable edge in the marketplace. Investing in technology and talent is key to reaching the right people, at the right time.”
Goldman Sachs Private Capital provides long-term capital to growth and middle market companies across Europe with significant expertise for both equity and debt financing.
Viktor Calabrò, Founder and CEO of Coople, commented:
“We look forward to working with the board as we believe their collective knowledge, extensive network and vast experience in scaling growth companies will add huge value as the business expands internationally.”