Sandhill Talent Capital is a Silicon Valley retained executive search firm based in Palo Alto, CA. We cater to lower to mid-market Private Equity (PE) firms and acquire exceptional and proven talent for their portfolio companies.. With every client, we develop a meaningful relationship to understand your unique leadership mandate, needs, and requirements. Our goal is to be a trusted advisor for the candidates, and a talent growth partner for the clients fostering long-term relationships that contribute to the success and growth of the businesses we serve.

We UNLEASH, EMPOWER, and ENABLE people, teams, and businesses to set forth peak performances.

We have the right knowledge, vast professional network, broad expertise, and enormous bandwidth to cater any potential leadership talent needs. We act as a talent growth partner for our clients and help with the keep strategic leadership talent needs.

About our firm:

  • Sandhill Talent Capital is a Bay Area based premier boutique executive retained search firm (primarily focused on growth-centric PE backed companies) that undertake high performance C suite executive searches.
  • Guided by the principles of TRUST, INTEGRITY, KNOWLEDGE, and PROFESSIONALISM.
  • Cater senior executive roles in three functional areas as SALES, MARKETING, and ENGINEERING across different industries.
  • Notable searches include CPO, CCO, CRO, VP of Engineering, and VP of Marketing etc.
  • Working with growth intensive PE firms and with disruptive and cutting-edge space VC backed startups as Khosla Ventures, Helion Ventures, Nexus Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Insight Ventures, and Emergent Ventures etc.

What sets us apart:

  • We minimize hiring risk and maximize revenues for companies
    • 180-day replacement guarantee (as compared to 90 days by the competitors)
    • Guaranteed closure in 60-90 days (as compared to 90-120 days by the competitors)
  • We deliver stellar results with a deep understanding of the domain
    • Several success stories in Sales, Marketing and Product Management domains
    • Repeat business with all our customers
  • We build a strong personal working relationship with CEO and hiring managers
    • No bait and switch approach (as a boutique firm, delivering results is key to us)
  • Profoundly believe in quality over quantity


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Sandhill Talent Capital is a top executive search firm founded in 2016 by Sanjiv Mittu. We deliver exclusive retained searches for PE-backed companies, Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists, Enterprises, and Startups. Guided by the principles of trust, integrity, knowledge, and professionalism, we guarantee the highest quality standards.

We understand and recognize the pedigree of talent required for leadership placement with PE portfolio companies. Specializing in C-level and Board Member search, we are experts at finding the right executive leadership talent you need the most.

Solutions and Expertise

It’s no secret. The true capital of any PE firm or Silicon Valley is not just venture capital funding – it’s people! Human capital, the leadership talent of the brightest people on the planet, is what our clients demand and what we deliver. To do that, we go beyond traditional executive recruitment and placement. These are the kind of bold leaders Sandhill Talent Capital cultivates in our elite network of Silicon Valley’s best thinkers and doers.

  • Advisory Services
  • Assessment
  • Board Services
  • Career Services
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Leadership Consulting
  • Leadership Develop.
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • On-Demand Recruiting
  • Onboarding
  • Org. Chart Mapping
  • Recruitment Research
  • Succession Planning
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  • Commercial Banking
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  • Cybersecurity
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  • Manufacturing
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  • Private Equity
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  • Venture Capital
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  • Board/Governance
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  • CEO/President
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  • Finance/Accounting
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  • GM/Operations
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  • Investment Management & Banking
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Research & Develop.

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Unemployment Rate Holds Steady at 3.9 Percent

Employment rose by 175,000 in April as the U.S. unemployment rate rose slightly to 3.9 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The number of unemployed persons was 6.5 million in April. Job gains occurred in healthcare, in social assistance, and in transportation and warehousing. Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rate for