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 an in-depth induction and training programme and support them with one day per month of continuous professional development. Sherpas are coached by our Entrepreneurs Panel 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:

  • Leading on diligence and execution of a bolt on acquisition
  • Implementing customer success automation technology
  • Building data room and organising contract data in preparation for an exit from the Tenzing portfolio
  • Running the weekly management team meeting on behalf of the CEO
  • Taking ownership of the Credit Control team and implementing organisational and process improvements
  • Leading on and online partner development to bring in new  revenue streams
  • Increasing product up-sell by analysing customer and product data
  • Building a business plan for international expansion
  • Revamping internal technology and systems
  • Developing new pricing and subscription models
  • Vendor selection and procurement for new finance system
Richard is doing an amazing job driving discipline and execution into our expansion projects - both acquisition evaluation, partnerships and special projects. He added value from his first week. He has come down the learning curve incredibly quickly. A great find and thanks for running a great programme.”

Andy Monshaw
CEO at Ticketer

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 Saville Assessment
Ed supports Saville Assessment on strategic projects, working to grow the existing customer base while also looking at some exciting international acquisition opportunities.
Greg focuses on growing and scaling portfolio companies in the DACH region and is excited to be venturing out as the first “local” Sherpa based out of Germany.
Henry supports the high-growth businesses within our portfolio. He is currently awaiting his first placement.
Sherpa at Gravita
Simon is one of two Sherpas at Gravita and is leading a number of areas of their Finance Transformation.
Miles is a Sherpa helping to drive growth through marketing, sales and operational efficacy. He’s currently awaiting his first placement.
Sherpa at MNI
Reuben is supporting MNI on its next exciting growth stage as it launches new products and expands worldwide.
Sherpa at Mandata
Clive works closely with Mandata’s Leadership Team across several strategic projects, including completing a strategic review of its marketplace product offering and supporting the Directors on executing on growth opportunities.
Sherpa at activpayroll
Israel is honoured to be a Sherpa at activpayroll. He is the second Sherpa there following Anna Jackson who was promoted to be Chief Commercial Officer.
Sherpa at PSSG
Hillary works with Eric Dunmore, CEO at PSSG, to drive operational excellence.
Sherpa at CitNOW Group
Duncan works closely with the leadership team at CitNOW Group to support them with scaling their commercial function and operating model.

Sherpa Alumni

Chief Commercial Officer at Ticketer
Richard joined Ticketer as a Sherpa in September 2020, supporting the Leadership Team on strategic partnerships and M&A. He was promoted to the Exec Team as Chief Commerical Officer (UK) in October 2022.
VP of International at MPLC
Clare graduated from the Sherpa Programme in April ’23 and is now VP of International at MPLC, where she’s driving the company’s goal of rapid, sustainable and profitable growth.
Chief Commercial Officer at activpayroll
Anna started as a Sherpa and, less than a year after joining the Programme, was promoted to Chief Commercial Officer at activpayroll, where she is responsible for sales and marketing.
Min graduated from the Sherpa Programme in ’23 and went on to set up and run a single Family Office for two successful entrepreneurs based in Berlin, where she gets to do everything from Investment Strategy to Operations.
CFO at The Mothership
As a member of the founding team at The Mothership, Obi leads the finance function and plays a key role in M&A diligence and execution as well as fundraising. In November 2022, he was promoted to CFO.
Sherpa Alumni
Sayen graduated from the Sherpa Programme in ’23 and went on to an exciting growth-focused role at an Impact Fund. 
Rory joined MPLC as a Sherpa in Summer ’20 and became CEO in December ’21. He is leading the business through a period of change to improve efficiency, culture and drive growth.
“Bringing a quality person into our team to help with the myriad of projects that I can't get to, or my team can't get to, as CEO, has been one of the biggest advantages of dealing with Tenzing. It has helped me scale myself. A Sherpa is an asset that instantly gave me the reach I didn't have before.”

Robbie O'Brien
Founder & CEO, MetaCompliance

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 a fantastic package both financially and in training, development and coaching, making this one of the most exciting places to develop your PE portfolio career.

The Sherpa induction, monthly training, weekly mentoring, and day-to-day work supporting the CEO have made me challenge and question the frameworks I learned in business school. No amount of frameworks or textbook models will really grow a business; the Sherpa Programme has shown me that scaling a business requires you to continually question things, genuinely care for your customers and products, and ultimately it is your people that matter the most.”

Clive O'Sullivan
Sherpa at Mandata

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