The Harper James new video series Enabling Success talks to leaders who are at the top of their game and explores the experiences and insights they’ve had along the way. Natalie Salunke has a lot to say on the subject of what success means to her. A head of legal by 27, Natalie now heads up legal for RVU, a group of online companies that work to empower consumers by helping them compare home services and financial products. As a member of the O Shaped Lawyer movement, Natalie is an impassioned believer in putting the human into the practice of law. In this candid interview, Natalie tells us why becoming successful often means an acceptance of failure, as well as reflecting on the importance of being open to taking a path that’s different to the one you imagined.
It's about being open-minded about my own failures, being authentic about them and not talking about my limitations, but how I can enable others off the back of what I've learned.Natalie Salunke / Head of Legal for RVU
Natalie is a member of The O Shaped Lawyer committee and the Head of Legal for RVU, whose leading brands, Uswitch, Money, Save on Energy and Bankrate exist to empower the consumer to make more confident financial decisions. Previously, Natalie carried out similar roles for global payments company Fleetcor, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and US-listed cloud software provider, NetSuite (now part of Oracle). She rose to become Group Head of Legal and Company Secretary of Venda, a UK-based eCommerce SaaS provider, at the age of 27.
Natalie's three-year tenure at Venda subsequently culminated in her leading the successful sale of the business to NetSuite. Before then, she worked in Travelex’s legal team based in London, having trained at international city law firm, Taylor Wessing.