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Saville Assessment appoints Jim Darragh as Executive Chair

Today, European tech investor Tenzing announced the appointment of Jim Darragh as the new Executive Chair of Saville Assessment. Jim’s arrival marks a significant milestone in Tenzing’s ongoing commitment to accelerating growth and innovation within this market-leading talent assessment and development platform.

Jim brings a wealth of experience to his role as Executive Chair, with a track record of leading and scaling private equity-backed tech companies. His career began in software sales and has since seen him successfully lead five international software businesses, including Totalmobile, Ipanema Technologies, and Zeus Technology. Notably, during his tenure at Totalmobile, Jim led the company through two investment cycles.

As Executive Chair, Jim will play a pivotal and hands-on role at Saville Assessment, actively driving critical initiatives for the company’s continued success. These include enhancing the product delivery platform to elevate the customer experience, increasing investment in sales and marketing to hone the commercial proposition, expanding the company’s international presence and developing a robust M&A strategy.

Fiona Beresford, Investment Lead at Tenzing, expressed her enthusiasm for Jim’s appointment, saying: “We’re incredibly pleased to have Jim on board as Executive Chair. Drawing on his extensive experience in successfully scaling companies globally, Jim’s practical knowledge will prove invaluable in our current phase of rapid transformation, aimed at delivering market-leading talent assessment and development software to our customers.”

Jim shared his thoughts on the move: “Following its recent acquisition by Tenzing, Saville Assessment is poised for significant growth, thanks to extensive investments in our products, services and people. It’s an incredibly exciting time to be part of this journey, and I’m very much looking forward to supporting the team in achieving our shared vision.”

Tenzing completed the investment in Saville Assessment in late July 2023. It is one of eighteen businesses in the firm’s portfolio.


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