Plaid

Evolve scale-up

Plaid’s mission is to empower innovators by delivering access to the financial system. Since 2012 they’ve helped tens of millions of consumers live a better financial life and over a thousand customers build a new financial future. Customers range from startups like Stripe and Coinbase to Fortune 500 enterprises like American Express and PayPal. Founded in 2012 and headquartered in SF, Plaid has raised $300M of capital from major venture capital firms such as Kleiner Perkins, Andreessen Horowitz, Index, Spark and NEA, as well as global financial institutions such as Goldman Sachs and Citi.


LocationEurope - London & AmsterdamProject length1 year - ongoingProject typeOnsite

The project

Plaid partnered with Evolve to support its market entry/expansion into Europe. Working onsite in London, Evolve successfully:

  • Hired across leadership, sales, growth, product, marketing, compliance, & policy for new offices in London & Amsterdam
  • Worked with leadership and SF HQ to help with prioritisation of roles and localisation of job descriptions
  • Worked with Legal and HR to localise contracts and benefits
  • Building the Plaid brand in Europe including attending events and recruiting happy hours
  • Weekly reporting & metrics on recruiting
  • MBA outreach: building partnerships with MBA schools, presented and visited INSEAD (Paris) and LBS (London)

The service

  • Executive search
  • Go to market

For the past year, Evolve Talent has been our embedded talent partner as we expanded into Europe. Jaime and Shannon were fantastic recruiting partners for Plaid in Europe. They helped our team grow 4x in a year while managing complex sourcing requirements & interfacing with an HR team in San Francisco. They truly work to understand the needs of a business and find really high quality candidates. They also became part of the Plaid family and were loved by the team. I highly recommend them for anyone trying to scale a team the right way!

– Keith Grose, Head of UK at Plaid

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