Our Sherpas help you find your way

Like the guidance Tenzing Norgay gave Sir Edmund Hilary as he summited Everest, your dedicated Sherpa will support you as you climb and overcome your own Everest.

We start by recruiting highly commercial, top talent. Then we develop them in a three-week induction and training programme and support them with one day per month of continuous professional development. Sherpas are coached by our Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Glenn Elliott and a vibrant online Sherpa community enables them to share ideas and learnings so you get the best of a truly high performing team.

A Sherpa works directly for you, the CEO, at the heart of value creation to help you grow your business faster. Projects and priorities are decided on by you and your board – not us.

Real example projects include:

  • Deciding on the location of a new USA outbound sales call centre
  • Increasing revenue from resellers by analysing high performing regions
  • Increasing product up-sell by analysing customer and product data
  • Building a business plan for international expansion
  • Improving sales effectiveness with a CRM implementation
  • Revamping internal technology and systems
  • Improving contract renewal performance by implementing customer health scoring
  • Analysing opportunities for quick revenue gains by completing unfinished product development projects
Having a Sherpa to look at growth prospects, away from the distractions of the day to day running of the company, gives fantastic freedom to really explore and scale new peaks that would otherwise not be possible. An invaluable asset to the company’s objectives.”

Mike Weatherley
Former CEO of MPLC

Meet the Sherpas

Highly commercial all-rounders, who we plug into your business to work by your side to help embed and execute new projects, and deliver strategic insights and recommendations, at your direction.

Sherpa at Smoothwall
Min is supporting Smoothwall’s CEO in improving renewals through developing and designing a customer health score and also identifying and implementing a Customer Success platform.
Sherpa at Ticketer
Clive has been supporting the Founder & CEO at Ticketer since 2019. He supported the acquisition of FARA and his most recent project has been a commercial analysis of Ticketer’s products. He is now looking at new opportunities for the group.
Sherpa & Chief of Staff at MPLC
Rory works directly with the leadership team to support the company as it grows and evolves under PE ownership. His focus, so far, has been on driving international expansion and developing MPLC’s digital marketing capabilities.

Become a Sherpa

Tenzing’s Sherpa Programme is a real accelerator to a career in PE-backed companies. Sherpas are MBA-level, whether by education or experience, and often have 2-3 years of consultancy experience followed by 3-7 years of experience in a PE-backed or VC- backed company.  We offer:

  • Generous salary
  • A 3-week induction programme with 30 external presenters, 20 of them CEOs or former CEOs
  • A full day of continuous professional development every month
  • Monthly 1-2-1 and coaching with Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Glenn Elliott
  • Access to the Sherpa Cross-Portfolio Slack Network to collaborate with your peers
  • Mentoring opportunities with our Entrepreneurs Panel
  • Continuous training and support from our Subject Specialists
I love that my job is supporting the CEO to be as successful as possible, working closely with them on their high-priority, value creation projects. I feel incredibly lucky to be on the Sherpa programme – I couldn’t ask for a better mentor than Glenn, I have an amazing cohort of Sherpas to go on this journey with and I have access to so many inspiring and lovely individuals within the Growth Network."

Min-Hwee Lim
Sherpa at Smoothwall