About Us

EXECUTIVE SEARCH FOR INNOVATORS

We connect top executive talent to the world’s best and fastest-growing innovators across the country.

Who We Are
SPMB builds executive teams that ensure venture capital and private equity-backed game-changers achieve scale, and position multi-billion-dollar public companies to unlock innovation.

  • We specialize in recruiting upper management and board members to growth-oriented companies in technology, consumer, media, financial, health, transportation, and sustainability industries.
  • Best of both worlds — we bring the knowledge of a large, global firm and combine it with the personalized service and attention of a boutique.
  • Closing hundreds of C-level searches annually, we’re maniacally focused on achieving results for our clients.

Where We Came From
For over 40 years, SPMB has worked alongside our clients through tech booms & busts, market peaks & troughs, and rapid digital transformation. Our industry longevity and Silicon Valley heritage has equipped us to successfully:

  • Partner with some of the world’s most transformational companies to build strong leadership teams and lasting client relationships. Some of our earliest clients remain clients today!
  • Earn a unique and in-depth perspective into executive roles—how they’ve evolved over time and how they continue to evolve in real-time.
  • Grow alongside our clients to meet their unique and developing needs.

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Our people are what differentiate us. SPMB has a long history of not only developing and attracting some of the industry’s most skilled search professionals, but also retaining them—the average tenure of an SPMB partner is 10 years! We understand the incomparable value of human capital to our own organization and to those we serve.

Solutions And Expertise

Specializing in technology and innovation, we recruit upper management and board members to growth-oriented companies in tech, consumer, and sustainability industries.

Solutions
  • Board Services
  • Executive Search
  • Recruitment Research
Industries
  • Agriculture
  • Alt. Investments
  • Asset Management
  • Automotive
  • Clean Tech./Sustain.
  • Cloud Based
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data & Analytics
  • Devices
  • Energy
  • FinTech
  • Healthcare Services
  • Hedge Funds
  • High Tech
  • Internet
  • Luxury
  • Machine Learning
  • Manufacturing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Medical
  • Medical Devices
  • Mobile
  • Oil & Gas
  • Payments/Processes
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Supply Chain
  • Transportation
  • Travel, Hosp. & Leisure
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
Functions
  • Board/Governance
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Communications/PR
  • Consumer Services
  • Data/Analytics
  • Development
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Invest. Mgmt./Banking
  • Investor Relations
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Medical/Clinical
  • Research & Develop.
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

AI Leadership: Driving Cross-Disciplinary Innovation

As a partner at SPMB, Natalie Ryan has observed the transformative impact of the newly formed chief artificial intelligence officer (CAIO) role within the modern business ecosystem. “Far from being confined to the realms of technology alone, the CAIO has emerged as a vital driver of innovation across diverse organizational domains, including marketing, sales, customer

SPMB Executive Search Recruits Chief Technology Officer for Arlo Technologies

SPMB Executive Search, which helps find transformative executives throughout Silicon Valley, has recruited Samir Kapoor as the new chief technology officer of NYSE-traded Arlo Technologies, Inc., a smart home security brand in San Jose, CA. The search was led by Sean Lucq and Lea Hagglund from SPMB’s engineering and product practice. “As Arlo looks forward to its

SPMB Executive Search Recruits CFO for Secure Code Warrior

SPMB Executive Search, which helps find transformative executives throughout Silicon Valley, recently placed Jim Stuebner as the new CFO of Secure Code Warrior. The assignment was led by partner Steven Popper. “We’re pleased to congratulate our client Secure Code Warrior and our placement Jim Stuebner who joins the leadership team as chief financial officer,” SPMB said. “Cheers to an exceptional

SPMB Recruits President for Omnidian

Todd Greenhalgh and Gina Burns of SPMB Executive Search’s innovation & sustainability practice, have placed Minesh Shah as president of Omnidian in Seattle, WA. “After an exhaustive and careful selection process, we are pleased to welcome Minesh to our team,” said Mark Liffmann, co-founder and CEO of Omnidian. “His demonstrated leadership skills and alignment with our values

Press Releases

SPMB Lands Head of Investor Relations for Cordillera Investment Partners

SPMB Executive Search’s Investment practice is thrilled to congratulate our client Cordillera Investment Partners and Rachel Levi who joins as Head of Investor Relations. With deep expertise in client services and strategic business development, Rachel is a powerful addition to Cordillera’s high caliber team. On behalf of search leaders Suzanne Heske and Rosalie Lovy, thank you for your partnership on this search

SPMB Recruits VP of Sales for Udemy

On behalf of search leaders Chris Penner and Dave Mullarkey, SPMB Executive Search is pleased to congratulate our client Udemy — a leading education technology company — and our placement Molly McKinstry who joins as VP of Sales. As a results-focused & people-driven revenue leader, Molly has a track record of helping teams develop and customers succeed. Thank you to David Laszewski for your partnership on this search — and

SPMB Lands CMO for Prodigy Education

Congratulations to Rohan Mahimker, Alexander Peters, Georgia Ilios, and the entire Prodigy Education team on welcoming Sarah Welch as your new Chief Marketing Officer! As a seasoned CMO with a proven track record of scaling startups into market leaders like CarGurus and TripAdvisor, Sarah will be a powerful addition to the leadership team. On behalf of the SPMB Executive Search team, we look forward

SPMB Recruits CFO for Secure Code Warrior

On behalf of Steven Popper and SPMB Executive Search’s financial officers Practice, we’re pleased to congratulate our client Secure Code Warrior and our placement Jim Stuebner who joins the leadership team as Chief Financial Officer. Jim’s career spans 20+ years as a finance executive in SaaS, software and other growth-oriented technology companies. As CFO, he’ll lead Secure Code Warrior’s finance, accounting,

SPMB Announces New Client Partner Emily Wallach

SPMB recently announced their new Client Partner, Emily Wallach. Emily joined SPMB in 2021 to co-lead the firm’s Investment practice alongside Suzanne Heske. She partners with venture capital and private equity firms, as well as hedge funds and multi-asset funds, to recruit senior investor talent. In addition to her investor search expertise, Emily is a

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