SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 17, 2016

Arete Partners Helps BlueVine Successfully Expand Leadership Team in 12 Months

Executive Search Firm Arete Partners Instrumental in Placing Talent for Online Provider of Working Capital Financing to Small Businesses.

Palo Alto, Calif., based BlueVine, a leading online provider of working capital financing to small businesses, has successfully ramped up its leadership team with placement assistance from Arete Partners. The news is announced today by Arete Partners, a leading provider of executive search services focusing on the technology market. Arete Partners placed seven executives for BlueVine since March 2015.

“After meeting Arete Partner’s Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Eóin O’ Toole, I was convinced that BlueVine’s talent search was in expert hands,” said Eyal Lifshitz, CEO & co-founder of BlueVine. “I was confident they would put the right people in place, and they have. That is why we continued to count on Arete Partners to find and place BlueVine’s leadership team.”
The first placement efforts started in March 2015, when BlueVine was in its Series B funding stage. By the end of the second quarter 2015, Arete performed searches for BlueVine’s Vice President of Business Development, its Directors of Inside Sales and Performance Marketing, and its Marketing Manager.

Arete Partners’ follow-up successes for BlueVine were completed by the end of the first quarter 2016, while the company was in its Series C funding stage, and included BlueVine’s Vice President of Finance & Strategy, Director of Product, and Business Development Manager.

“With visionary and decisive executive leadership, combined with solid funding, BlueVine is the ideal company for Arete Partners to represent,” said O’ Toole. “As the company reached key inflection points, we worked together to build out BlueVine’s critical mid-level management layer with highly qualified and perfectly suited leaders. Eyal, the CEO, has a high and exacting bar for talent, making each search a true headhunt that resulted in collective confidence that we were finding the best people for each role, not just the low hanging fruit. We are extremely proud to represent BlueVine and believe that they have the talent needed to drive the company to new heights and be the de facto market leader.”

News Highlights
Arete Partners performed seven mid-level management searches for BlueVine in a 12-month period. Positions included:

  • – Vice President of Business Development
  • – Vice President of Finance & Strategy
  • – Director of Inside Sales
  • – Manager of Performance Marketing
  • – Director of Product
  • – Business Development Manager
  • – Marketing Manager

About Arete Partners
Based in San Francisco, Arete Partners specializes in executive search services for senior director, director, manager and other high impact individual contributor positions in the technology industry. The company provides responsive, personalized service across the entire placement lifecycle – from creating job descriptions to identifying, attracting and placing the most qualified candidates. Working with a broad range of innovators in various funding stages, Arete Partners is particularly experienced with companies reaching an inflection point in growth that need to fill critical leadership roles, whether that leadership is technical or line of business. Since its inception in 2014, Arete Partners has completed over 50 successful placements nationwide that enable its clients to succeed now and into tomorrow. For more information, call (888) 342-3058 or visit

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Eóin O’ Toole
Managing Partner/Co-Founder
Arete Partners

Donna St. Jean Conti, APR
Public Relations Manager
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