Maximise your culture
Hire the right people

CultureGene is the next generation hybrid executive search and company culture consultancy.

In today’s increasingly competitive business environment companies
are looking for ways to leverage their workplace culture to:
- Hire the right people (who match the company values)
- Increase employee engagement
- Reduce staff turnover
- Improve team building and team work
- Differentiate from the competition

Companies experiencing rapid growth no longer have the luxury of time to evolve their culture. In order to build a high-performance culture companies need to be deliberate in their approach to culture development - defining their core values, mission and vision statements as early as possible and ensuring that the team live the values daily.

. The CultureGene Culture Development Process is designed to prepare high-growth companies for scale.

Where We Can Help

We work with early stage and high-growth tech  companies:

Design & build a great culture

We want to develop our culture but don’t know where to start
Our culture has developed by default, not design
We feel that we have a great culture but it’s not defined
We don’t know what our values, mission or vision are
How do we ensure our culture is an asset, not a liability
We are ready to scale up but our culture isn't defined yet
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Hire the right skills & culture match

How do we build a standardised data-driven recruitment process?
The next senior hire is crucial to our success, we can't get it wrong!
How can we use our culture as an effective tool during interviews?
How do we differentiate our business against the competition?
How do we recruit for culture match as well as skills & experience?
We lose good candidates to the competition
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How we work

Executive Search

Culture Consultancy

Hybrid Model: Executive Search and Culture Consultancy

“Corporate culture is the only sustainable competitive advantage that is completely within the control of the entrepreneur.”
–David Cummings, Co-Founder, Pardot

What People are Saying


“Working with Brett to define the Runway East company culture has been a pleasure, we've seen a clear ROI”


"Great recruiter, great person and I enjoying working with Brett and have no hesitation in calling him first"


"Brett is at the cutting edge of company culture. He is leading the way in understanding how high-growth companies leverage their culture and build exceptional businesses"


“It’s fascinating to see how you break down the culture piece and put it at the centre of every action or decision the company makes. Almost like a framework for how to be successful!”


"It was a pleasure to work with Brett on filling one of our open positions. He understood our needs and executed laser focused"






"The CultureGene hybrid model is fantastic. Brett helped us hire a new CEO while guiding our team through the culture development process, which had an immediate and positive impact on our business."


Strong company cultures result in increased trust, employee engagement, low staff turn-over and environments where people can make a difference and fulfil their potential.

Our Recent Interviews


Brett Putter

Brett is the founder and CEO of CultureGene a culture consultancy. Prior to founding CultureGene Brett was the Managing Partner at a leading London based Executive Search firm where he successfully completed CxO, VP and Director level searches for hundreds of high-growth companies in the UK, US and across EMEA.

He has interviewed more than 5,000 senior executives over the past 16 years and has successfully completed searches for VC & PE backed companies across every major sector.

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Laurel Steyn

Prior to joining CultureGene Laurel founded Summit Staffing Solutions in 2002, providing search and recruitment solutions to the South African and Sub Saharan marketplace.Laurel has extensive experience in Human Resources, Recruitment and Executive Search. She has successfully placed Senior Executives in South Africa, Botswana, Nigeria and Kenya and has ensured long-term mutually beneficial relationships with her business partners.

Transform your culture from invisible and subconscious to a leverageable business asset


Latest Blog Posts

What great companies are doing to define, embed and reinforce their culture.

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Let's Talk About Your Culture & Recruitment

9/10 companies have not invested the time to define their company culture, yet culture is their greatest asset.

The CultureGene Culture Management Process is a proprietary methodology for defining, embedding and leading your culture.

With our Values Based Hiring methodology we can help you build an A+ senior executive team.
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