Who We Are
We’re a team of talent Sherpas who specialise in guiding SaaS start-ups and scale-ups.
Founder of Eximium. Iman believes that the right people, coached properly, are the cornerstone of any successful business. Iman works face to face with you to help your company grow and be successful.
Director of Eximium, Michel is an expert in helping start-up companies make the move to international markets. His areas of expertise include setting up entities and employee contracts and payroll.
Co-founder of Eximium, David’s extensive knowledge in go-to-market strategies for start-ups helps companies address tactical challenges, guiding them to access top talent and achieve company goals.
"We guide SaaS start-ups and scale-ups on their journey towards the next round of funding."
Eximium | Iman Lamrani
"A team of talent Sherpas who specialise in coaching, recruiting, and building high-performing teams of top tech talent."
Eximium | Love Lyskova
"Our partners have years of experience scaling successful tech companies. We’ll support and challenge you on your journey towards achieving your people, culture, and talent goals."
Eximium | Michel Vanhoonacker
Eximium was founded in 2016 by Iman Lamrani and for the first three years was a successful recruitment and headhunting firm. In 2019, Eximium merged with two new partners, Michel Vanhoonacker and David Du Pré. This move brought new skillsets and a huge amount of experience and helped Eximium Talent LTD develop our management consultancy offering.
Our team works with you, your leadership and middle management teams to improve your offering and grow your business fast. Once you have received your Series A or Series B funding, we will integrate into your business as your very own expert HR Department. From there, we will gain a deep understanding of your company’s functionality and the strengths and weaknesses of all your teams. Then, we help you develop a business strategy that will help you scale the highest peaks and assist with recruitment of a team that will drive your SaaS start-up or scale-up on to the summit.
Leading from the front and driving your SaaS start-up or scale-up towards the peak, Iman is passionate about people and loves to work with the brightest talent in the tech industry. She has an instinct for matching the right talent with the right role, bringing together the fastest growing start-ups and scale-ups and the people that can accelerate that growth. Iman is an exceptional map reader and knows exactly which direction your business needs to grow so it can succeed.
Day to day, Iman delivers talent audits and creates personalised talent strategies for fast-growing start-ups and scale-ups across the UK and Europe. Iman will work closely with you to help develop a stronger understanding of your business and its needs. This will help her match the right talent to your tech start-up and build a high-performing team that help you hit the heights in even the most competitive global markets.
Eximium means everything to Iman. She understands just how difficult it can be to grow a start-up, but she also knows that with the right people and strategies in place, anything is possible. With the experience and know how Eximium has to offer, the first steps to growing your company and successfully guiding you on the treacherous path to your next round of funding are just a conversation away.
Michel has the kind of business experience most people only dream of. He’s overseen the successful setup of over 200 businesses in the UK and has an extensive network of contacts throughout Europe and the US. He knows just how hard it can be to hit the right path and get your business where you want it to be. With the experience and the connections he’s made, Michel is the right person to help your SaaS start-up or scale-up flourish on the international stage.
To help your business succeed on its journey to the next round of funding, Sherpa Michel will work directly with you to gain a better understanding of the challenges you face on the road to the top and deliver solutions that will drive success. He knows how much your business means to you. So, the close working relationship that Michel will forge with you will help build the trust you need to allow him to guide you towards meeting your targets and reaching the summit.
Love is your go-to person at Eximium and Iman’s right-hand woman. She makes sure that everyone has exactly the support they need and keeps the business ticking along on a day-to-day basis. If you need anything at all, she’s the one to ask.
New to the UK, Love has previously worked in the United Arab Emirates where she helped in the opening of three different companies which are still going from strong to stronger. She is still in contact with her previous employers and offers guidance and advice whenever they need it.
Love has brought a fresh perspective to Eximium due to her background, and despite her already extensive array of abilities, she continuously strives to better herself and develop new skills. Love’s creativity, positive outlook, and administrative acumen are vital to the successful running of the Eximium business.
David Du Pré
Sherpa David has a wealth of experience helping fast-growing start-ups and scale-ups build towards their next round of funding. His previous posts include VP Sales of tech company Showpad, and founder of coaching specialists Silvercore, where his team helped guide SaaS start-ups and scale-ups in marketing, demand generation, leadership, and go-to-market strategy.
Using the experience gained in his previous roles, David will coach you on your leadership skills and go-to-market strategies. He’ll help your company address strategic and tactical challenges, making it easier to access top talent and achieve your long- and short-term goals. David will help your team get ready to face even the toughest challenges on your route to the top.
By optimizing and enhancing your culture, collaboration, and dynamics, David, and the rest of the team at Eximium, will help create high-performing teams that will bring fast growth and success to your start-up or scale-up. He’ll be your go-to-market Sherpa, supporting and challenging you during a period of exponential growth for your business.
Marika is Eximium’s Talent Consultant. In her role, she becomes part of your business, discovering your needs and finding HR and recruitment solutions to help you build high-performing teams. She is an expert in recruitment and HR, but she also has substantial experience in office management and health and safety, which helps her to further identify and understand your business’s needs.
Working with people is Marika’s passion. So much so, that she doesn’t view her journey as work because she loves it so much. Throughout her career, Marika has been helping businesses find and maintain their best talent. She loves to connect people with their dream careers, then coach them and see them grow and succeed on their path to the summit.