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

How to Partner With an Executive Search Firm

In today’s dynamic talent market, aligning with the right executive search firm can be the difference between merely filling a position and truly transforming your leadership landscape. However, the efficacy of this partnership hinges not only on the capabilities of the search firm but also on the behaviors and actions of the clients themselves, according

SPMB Executive Search Recruits CEO for Suralink

Bianca Moreno, Will Leach and SPMB Executive Search’s CEO practice, have placed Evan Fitzpatrick as the new CEO of Suralink, a client interaction platform for professional services firms. “From all of us at SPMB Executive Search, it was a pleasure to partner with Suralink and Luminate Capital on this important search,” the firm said. “We look

Evolving Life Sciences/Healthcare Sector Busier Than Ever for Recruiters

Search consultants continue to say that there is an unprecedented opportunity for visionary healthcare/life sciences leaders to redefine the future of the industry. A shifting economic climate and the rapid pace of innovation have fueled many changes in the healthcare industry through acquisitions, divestitures, and new company formations. The pandemic accelerated the adoption of technologies

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

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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