Marilena Placenti

Inhaberin, Director and Founder, Key People Int. Ltd - Tech Recruitment

Hamburg, Germany


People Management
Talent Management
Software Development
Business Process Management
IT Outsourcing
Agile Software Development


Professional experience for Marilena Placenti

  • Current 3 years and 8 months, since Aug 2019


    Mobykids & i-Heros

  • Current 17 years and 3 months, since Jan 2006

    Director and Founder

    Key People Int. Ltd - Tech Recruitment

    I founded Key People Int. to improve the delivery of tech resources to international corporations as well as regional companies. We wanted to provide recruitment as a service highly customised to the individual requirements of IT departments and HR accounts; and to the circumstances of candidates. The company, who never abandoned a lean and optimised approach to delivery, surpassed 1M € turnover after just two years from being founded.

  • 6 months, Jan 2019 - Jun 2019

    Interim Head of People and HR Advisor

    Wunder Mobility

    Wunder Mobility is one of Germany's fastest growing mobility tech companies. Due to their exponential growth and fast scaling targets, I was tasked with re-designing their HR processes and building a dedicated and performance oriented talent team.

  • 1 year and 6 months, Aug 2017 - Jan 2019

    MD and COO - Head of Operations, Delivery and HR

    DevelopX GmbH

    Truventuro Development (DevelopX), founded by German tech VC Truventuro, builds customised remote teams of software developers in Eastern Europe and the Balkans and supports its customers optimising their IT solutions and team structure in Germany and "near-shore". As the first employee of DevelopX and COO I defined the company's business strategy, hired the core team, built a client base and managed its operations including leading the talent acquisition team and DevelopX internal and freelance engineers.

Educational background for Marilena Placenti

  • 1 year and 6 months, Jan 2002 - Jun 2003


    Melbourne Business School

  • 4 years and 8 months, Sep 1995 - Apr 2000

    Bocconi University - Milan (Italy)


  • English

    First language

  • Italian

    First language

  • German


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