CEO designate


In September 2021, Compass Executives were mandated by EnableAll – a start-up eCommerce venture looking to address the digital inequalities that exist for 22% of the world’s population in terms of accessibility to the online marketplace.

Owing to financially backing from opco, CareTech Holdings PLC, the organisation was looking to appoint a CEO designate who would be responsible for accelerating the launch of the platform in time for a significant industry event.

The successful candidate needed to have an established eCommerce background, with strong expertise for planning channels to market, demonstrable commercial expertise, and be an exceptional communicator in order to communicate complex technical considerations to senior stakeholders.

Compass Executives ran a thorough market search alongside conversations with existing contacts in our immediate network to present a strong shortlist of candidates closely matching the brief – having worked with EnableAll to advise on the process, appropriate candidate profiles, and suitable concurrent industries from which to target. This resulted in a very strong final interview stage before the successfully identified candidate was offered, and accepted first time.




Subsidiary of CareTech Holdings PLC


CEO designate

Sector Specialism

Digital Inclusion

Year Founded



£0 - 25m


A new venture requires the right type of candidate. For us, it was an individual steeped in the world of e-commerce; with an ability to be very hands on; see the bigger picture; and want to work for an organisation that sees commercial opportunities and social impact as equals. Abigail found five of these individuals. Her diligence and conversations with me meant she knew exactly what she was looking for. She didn’t disappoint. And it was the hardest but best senior executive appointment I have been involved in. Six months on the successful individual is thriving. The new venture has come to market and will be huge. And the unsuccessful candidates are still in touch following our progress, and genuinely wishing us well. Real class. Again the whole process was professionalism personified and I knew we would find the stellar individual. I would highly recommend Compass Executives and Abigail if you are interested in finding that talented individual for your business.