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Growing a start-up or SME business is an extremely exciting period for its founders. However, the intense pressure that accompanies rapid growth is an often underestimated factor. The founders are all too often wearing multiple hats and may not have the bandwidth and / or expertise to focus on a growing organisation’s critical growth ingredient – its talent.
Ren Advisory was established specifically to serve the needs of rapidly expanding start-ups and SMEs with all-round Human Talent consulting services. In a business context, we strongly believe that CULTURE + TALENT = SUCCESS.
This is reflected in our logo, where the two brush strokes within the circle – the piě and the nà, – represent Culture and Talent, respectively. The eloquent circular brush stroke that fuses the two together represents Success, which is achieved when talent and culture are blended in right proportions.
As a result, our MISSION is to help businesses achieve success through exceptional talent management strategies leading to a high performance culture.
Meet our founder
Founder, Managing DIRECTOR
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“Although I had more than 15 years of prior corporate experience, leading a startup requires a different set of executive skills. With Kris Sasitharan’s help, I started to better understand the skills required, my strengths as well as what gaps I needed to focus on, as a leader.
At the beginning of the programme, we worked together to define goals and action items to achieve those goals and on a bi-weekly basis, we reviewed the progress and analyzed the entire development.
Kris follows a very methodical process and pays very careful attention to details. We used to talk a lot about real issues and challenges I faced during my day-to-day execution. His past experience allows him to understand complicated situations and provide appropriate guidance.”
“Kris Sasitharan from Ren Advisory was able to ask all the right questions in the discovery phase. This enabled him to come up with appropriate, effective and commercially-minded solutions that helped address our key human talent challenges in a timely manner. I also found Kris to be flexible - a key success factor in a startup environment. Additionally, Kris always went the extra mile. I found that Kris was interested in building longer term, sustainable client relationships rather than focussing on being transactional.”
Kris was outstanding as a Talent specialist….knowledge of talent available, accurate understanding of job requirements and effective assessment of skills and potential of candidates. As an HR partner, he focussed on strategic issues, succession planning and people development. His strength lay in being able to ask the right “big” questions regarding individual talent as well as the collective organisation.
Kris is commercially astute with the ability to come up with creative solutions to business challenges. He is able to operate strategically and operationally with equal dexterity. His global experience makes him adept at working across cultures.
Kris has a calm demeanour and exercises good judgement when making difficult decisions. He has the ability to be creative as well as create followership when pushing through initiatives. He is particularly good at making things happen with elegance, humanity and great respect for all parties. He will thrive in small and big company environments as he adapts to change very quickly.
Kris is a board level operator, has an international track record and has the rare ability to think in terms of growth and transformation strategy, for start-ups, rev-ups and large corporations. He is particularly adept at tuning the leadership strategy for a fast growth company in line with its corporate goals.
I had the pleasure of working with Kris during the roll out of a Wealth Management Private Bank in Europe. Kris stepped in at very short notice as interim Group Head of HR and came up to speed on the projects and tasks very swiftly. He is unafraid to engage and roll up his sleeves and make things happen – this also applies to driving staff and taking ownership of complex HR issues and onboardings. I can recommend Kris and think his agility and positive attitude is an asset. He applies his experience and knowledge effectively and intelligently ands feels like part of the team instantly.