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Summary

Successfully completed over 100 executive searches. Deep exposure to enterprise SaaS,  mobile, big data, digital media, ecommerce, gaming, and other tech verticals.

Personally managed the searches that placed C-level executives at top companies including Airbnb, GitHub, Cloudera, Benefitfocus, HotelTonight, Mixpanel, Lending Club, OpenDNS, FireEye, Spiceworks, Pixar, Citrix Systems, Acquia, Couchbase, Anki, AnchorFree, Infusionsoft, Sunrun, GoodData, Telltale Games, Art.com, and the Golden State Warriors.

Work experience

January 2007 Present
SPMB

March 2015Present

Vice President, Financial Officer Practice

  • Promoted to Vice President in recognition of my firm-wide leadership, mentoring, and  development of my own book of business
  • Personally managed entire search process from origination, to conversion, and execution.
  • Originated and executed on $1.2 million worth of business in 2016, $1.1M in 2015
  • Manage top-down process and all client communications on up to 8 concurrent projects.
  • Successfully originated and completed 20+ C-Level and VP-Level placements in Finance
  • Interviewed, hired, trained, and managed a team including a highly-skilled recruiter, an analyst, and an executive administrator to execute a search load of meaningful size.
  • Continued to be hands-on in recruiting outreach, often at the top of SPMB's list of most outbound calls/emails.
  • Worked closely with our CRM vendor to implement a metrics-based tracking system to analyze the output and effectiveness of each member of my team and the firm at large. 
Jul 2012Apr 2015

Director, Financial Officer Practice

  • Completed over 50 retained searches and gained significant exposure with the world's top private investors (Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia, Accel, NEA, Greylock, Kleiner Perkins, Goldman Sachs, Francisco Partners).
  • Origination and execution
  • Hired, trained, and mentored 5 analyst and associate-level hires.
  • Managed teams of recruiters working across various projects simultaneously
  • Learned adeptness at quick and effective knowledge and skill transfer
  • Awarded “Schweichler Rockstar Award," a biannual award given to a single person within the firm for outstanding performance
Dec 2009Jun 2012

Associate, Tech and Financial Officer Practice

  • Co-Founded SPMB Financial Officer Practice as right-hand to Partner
  • Responsible for the creation and execution of all materials related to the positions of need including marketing materials and job specifications
  • Personally contacted and developed a rapport with hundreds of senior-level executives(CEO, COO, CFO, EVP, SVP, and VP-level) to obtain their interest and assess their qualifications for retained searches
  • Interviewed, hired, onboarded, trained, and managed multiple new analyst hires and helped create new companywide on-boarding standards
Jan 2007Nov 2009

Senior Analyst, Cleantech Practice

  • Led research and outreach for the top-billing Managing Partner within a top-tier executive search firm
  • Produced extensive and comprehensive industry reports identifying, assessing, and enumerating the top companies in industries as varied as enterprise infrastructure, application software, mobile, solar, chemicals, fuels, energy services, video games, and utilities.
  • Responsible for lead generation on dozens of retained searches including CEO searches for multimillion-dollar public companies
  • Designed and executed numerous PowerPoint presentations for use in client meetings and business development/pitch meetings
  • Instituted a new format for tracking research using Excel that was adopted as a firm-wide standard
  • Spearheaded research efforts in Cleantech - an entirely green-field vertical for the company.
  • Responsible for numerous administrative duties including maintaining contacts, scheduling meetings, and preparing large sets of documents for use in client meetings
Aug 2005Nov 2006
Amodeo Entertainment (nka Manifeste Marketing)

Project Manager

  • Amodeo was a startup, independent agency involved in media production and direct marketing
  • Wrote copy and assisted in creating design elements for three distinct direct-mail packages for Answer Financial, Inc.(an online insurance broker)
  • Completed competitive market analysis and assisted in branding a cutting-edge product for the Intuit Corporation
  • Assisted in the production and editing of several short films to be used as promotional materials
Sep 2003May 2005
University of California

Research Assistant

  • Involved in research analysis and design in UC Berkeley Psych Lab
  • Completed Honors Thesis: Hypomania and the Expression of Facial Emotion

Education

20032005
University of California Berkeley

B.A. Psychology

  • Graduated High Honors (3.96 GPA), Dean's List
  • Member Phi Beta Kappa
  • Member Psi Chi (National Psychology Honors Society)