Since co-founding AlpinaSearch in 2000, Gary has helped dozens of high growth North American & European technology ventures to identify and attract high impact leaders; Exec and Non-Exec Directors & Advisory Boards; and sales, marketing, business development and delivery teams.
Prior to his career in executive search & selection, Gary worked at Lucent Technologies. Responsible for Lucent’s partnerships with European mobile internet start-ups, Gary gained exposure to the strategic and tactical challenges faced by emerging technology vendors. This insight, combined with a far-reaching network of contacts and a rigorous search & selection process, enable Gary to deliver global searches for talented, entrepreneurial individuals who will deliver sustainable growth to early stage technology ventures.
Gary, an enthusiastic mentor within the European venture community, has supported several leading start-up programmes as a mentor, panelist and expert reviewer including Astia, Innovate!Europe, The European Venture Academy and The Guardian’s Tech Media Invest 100.
Gary enjoys sharing his passion for fine European wines and gourmet foods with his colleagues, clients and candidates – whilst in his spare time Gary coaches the local Under 11’s soccer team.
Daiva is one of the senior partners involved from the conception of this international award winning executive search and selection business, to motivating a team in providing the global end-to-end solutions to leading edge technology clients.
Prior to her career in executive search and selection, Daiva held senior national and international management roles at Marks & Spencer plc. She was responsible for introducing strategic market and innovative technology initiatives across M&S Group which transformed the company’s profitability, marketing strategy and product mix & enhanced the shopping experience for all M&S customers.
Her earlier career encompasses various new business development roles internationally at Logica plc and SCI. She holds a Master of Arts (Linguistics and European Literature) degree from Vilnius University.
Daiva is very passionate about entrepreneurial networking in Europe. She also acts as investor/advisor to the Founders & CEO’s of high growth ventures and sits on the Advisory Boards of young companies with global ambitions.
In her spare time Daiva plays tennis, golf, enjoys music, takes a keen interest in latest scientific discoveries on human behaviour and studies Feng Shui.