Tenzing brings entrepreneur Glenn Elliott into the team to support portfolio growth

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London, 30th March 2020 – We’re excited to announce the appointment of entrepreneur Glenn Elliott to our team. Glenn has been hired to develop a growth function that supports our CEO’s and management teams to help their companies grow.

We think it’s the first time in the UK that a PE company has hired an entrepreneur rather than a consultant to build a growth function. This very deliberate choice is evidence of our understanding of and commitment to Founders, entrepreneurs and management teams.

Glenn is a serial entrepreneur and brings two decades of CEO experience to Tenzing. In 2006 he founded the fast growth HR Tech business Reward Gateway and he led that through two periods of private equity ownership before stepping back as CEO and taking a well earned rest in 2017. He has chaired Tenzing’s Entrepreneurs Panel since it started when we raised our first fund.

Glenn will recruit and develop a team that helps portfolio company CEOs and management teams to grow their businesses. He will continue to lead the Entrepreneurs Panel and play a vital role in Tenzing’s development into becoming the best home for the UK’s most talented and ambitious technology entrepreneurs.

I’m delighted to join the Tenzing team who I’ve been close to for some time. They are genuinely building something unique in private equity with an unwavering support for the most ambitious entrepreneurs. We have a fantastic portfolio of companies and a strong and focussed mission. It’s truly an honour to be able to work with and support the next generation of successful tech entrepreneurs with the team.”

Glenn Elliott
Entrepreneur in Residence at Tenzing

Glenn will report directly to Guy Gillon, Managing Partner.

Guy commented: “It is the toughest time right now for all entrepreneurs navigating this current crisis. However, entrepreneurs are both resilient and creative and with the right support, they will make it through these challenging times. This appointment underlines our commitment to entrepreneurship in the UK and demonstrates how we continue to support our management teams.”

-ENDS-

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Liv Simpson

Liv Simpson

Liv looks after Tenzing’s own investors, keeping them informed on progress. She runs our fundraising events and AGM.