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Upcoming Events

  • HVO Search Live: Wellness at Work
    HVO Search Live: Wellness at Work
    Thu, 29 Oct
    Online Webinar
    29 Oct 2020, 13:00 – 14:00 GMT
    Online Webinar
    29 Oct 2020, 13:00 – 14:00 GMT
    Online Webinar
    As we continue to evolve in the new normal, health and wellbeing have become a priority. So how are companies adjusting to this? Our expert panel will evaluate how the crisis has impacted the health and wellbeing of employees and develop key plans and priorities for 2021 and beyond.
  • HVO Search Live: Investing in the New World Order
    HVO Search Live: Investing in the New World Order
    Wed, 30 Sept
    HVO Search Live
    30 Sept 2020, 13:00 – 14:00 BST
    HVO Search Live
    30 Sept 2020, 13:00 – 14:00 BST
    HVO Search Live
    Join investors Miriam Lahage, Zach Duane, Gina Kirch, Patrick Schneider-Sikorsky and host Maria Hvorostovsky for a candid conversation about the new world order and what brands should be thinking about now.
  • HVO Search Live: Redefining the Customer
    HVO Search Live: Redefining the Customer
    Thu, 13 Aug
    HVO Search Live
    13 Aug 2020, 13:30 – 14:30 BST
    HVO Search Live
    13 Aug 2020, 13:30 – 14:30 BST
    HVO Search Live
    Join Sarah Curran-Usher (MD, True Fit EMEA), Lucy Aylen (Founder, Neverfullydressed), Darren Rajanah (CEO Ingenuity, THG) and Maria Hvorostovsky (Founder & CEO, HVO Search) for a candid conversation about redefining your customer base and engagement strategies for a new audience.

On Thursday 29th October at 13:00 GMT, Maria Hvorostovsky will be joined by

  • Elizabeth Cowper (Founder, The Ludo Partnership and Ex Global Head of Wellbeing, Tapestry)

    Laura Moore (Founder & CEO, Nell Health)

  • David Plans (Head of Research, Huma and former CEO, BioBeats)

In this live conversation, we'll discuss ways to gather insights and deepen understanding of employee wellness and the impact it has.


As well as ways to invest in wellness at work (mental, emotional, physical and psychological) and transform the way employees and employers work together. 

Our Panel
Elizabeth Cowper

The Ludo Partnership is a Consultancy providing coaching, HR support and wellbeing guidance. 


Elizabeth is also Founder of WoMo Network. WoMo supports working mothers and will shortly launch a tech platform to transform the world of the working mother for the company and the employee. 


Prior to this, Elizabeth spent her HR career working for brands such as Planet Organic, LVMH and most recently Tapestry. 


Tapestry own Coach, kate spade and Stuart Wietzman where Elizabeth was VP HR Europe and Global Head of Wellbeing. 


Elizabeth has been described as the ‘culture adjuster’ and has been listed in the HR Most Influential Awards for the last 5 years. 

David Plans

David was the CEO at BioBeats, an AI startup dedicated to improving mental health through technology. 


BioBeats won funding from UK Government and various venture capital funds, until its acquisition by Huma Life Sciences, where he is now the Head of Research and Scientific Dissemination.


He is also a Senior Lecturer in Organisational Neuroscience at University of Exeter, a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute, and a member of the Social Cognition Lab at University of Oxford, where he focuses on next-generation mental health digital therapeutics.

Laura Moore

Laura is the Founder & CEO of Nell Health. Nell Health provides actionable, personalised food & exercise insights based on your DNA.


Nell is on a mission to give every individual body intelligence, the deep understanding of which foods and exercise that suit their body. The platform offers genetic testing, video consultations and food recommendations as a corporate benefit or through professional partners. 


Laura has extensive consumer brand experience including Unilever and L'Oreal and was involved with her first startup at 19 years old. She is passionate about inspiring the next generation of female entrepreneurs. 

Maria Hvorostovsky

HVO Search is a specialist Executive Search, Talent Mapping & Advisory firm working at the intersection of retail, digital and technology.


Maria spent 7 years at some of the world’s leading consumer and fashion Executive Search firms before founding HVO Search in 2012 with the mission to make hiring the best people simple.


At HVO Search she developed a unique in-house methodology based on applied Behavioural Science. Its purpose is to streamline the executive search process and provide additional data points to enhance decision making.


Maria regularly hosts industry events, bringing together leaders in Fashion, Beauty, Luxury and Lifestyle this includes her “Women Who Win” series allowing female leaders to connect and share their insights and experiences.  

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