Group-CEO, DE for PE-backed E-commerce Portfolio Company Group

Group-CEO, DE for PE-backed E-commerce Portfolio Company Group

Digital Future was responsible for filling a high-class position as Group CEO for a buy&build project of a well-known private equity. The role is responsible for scaling and growing, directing it long-term to a positive exit. The Group CEO heads the relevant teams to consistently pursue the goal of becoming the leading platform for online retailers. In addition to the integration of the individual assets, the most important tasks include increasing organic growth, in particular sales and EBITDA at an operational level.

Private Equity Portfolio Companies
Group CEO


As a trustworthy partner in the international market, Digital Future was able to create a tailor-made market mapping based on existing contacts and recommendations in the field of E-Commerce and “fast-moving-Companies”-market. Digital Future located and addressed direct competitors through a list of target firms. A candidate map consisting of 13 high-profile candidates was presented just four weeks after the start of the search. 9 of them received positive feedback. After further qualification on the client’s side, two candidates made it to the offer stage.


The search was particularly challenging due to the high level of activity on the job market and the fierce competition for exceptional talent. Furthermore we had to moderate competitive market salaries and changing expectations & demands of candidates.

Successful Placement

As a German executive search boutique, Digital Future filled an impactful position successfully and to the complete satisfaction of our client. The commitment to understand the unique needs of the client contributed to the placement of the candidate in a timely and effective manner.