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.
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:
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.
Specializing in technology and innovation, we recruit upper management and board members to growth-oriented companies in tech, consumer, and sustainability industries.
SPMB, an executive search firm that helps find transformative executives throughout Silicon Valley, has assisted in placing Mila Ferrell, a founding member of Zoom’s product team, as the first female partner at the early-stage venture capital firm Cervin. Suzanne Heske, who heads SPMB’s investment practice, led the assignment. Ms. Ferrell brings deep product expertise, as
SPMB, an executive search firm that helps find transformative executives throughout Silicon Valley, has assisted in placing Chetan Chaudhary as a partner with Burlingame, CA-based venture capital firm NewView Capital (NVC). Suzanne Heske, who heads SPMB’s investment practice, led the assignment. Mr. Chaudhary is a seasoned executive, with more than 20 years of experience driving
SPMB, an executive search firm that helps find transformative executives throughout Silicon Valley, has assisted in the placement of Sheila Vashee as chief marketing officer for Ethos, the largest term life insurance provider in the U.S. Partner Dean Nacey led the assignment. Ms. Vashee joins Ethos from early stage investing firm Basis Set Ventures. Prior to
Tremendous opportunity lies ahead in integrating a set of distinctive human capital solutions that will deliver exponential value to private equity firms and their portfolios. At the core of this drive are private equity talent leaders and executive recruiters who are developing solutions to help clients navigate change and power value creation early in the
(Aug. 12, 2021) SPMB is pleased to announce and congratulate our new Client Partner, Carleigh Morba. Carleigh joined SPMB in 2015 and has since partnered with clients ranging from early stage, VC-funded startups to larger, growth stage companies. Her functional expertise focuses largely on GTM (sales, marketing, customer success), and she also supports strategic projects for
(July 29, 2021) SPMB is pleased to announce and congratulate our new Client Partner, Sarah Auten. Sarah joined SPMB in 2018 and today co-leads the firm’s Financial Officers Practice, with a strong track record serving consumer-oriented companies. Sarah also launched SPMB’s General Counsel (GC) Practice — an area that she is uniquely qualified to lead having
(July 16, 2021) SPMB is pleased to announce and congratulate our newest Partner, Damon Zeligs. Damon joined SPMB in 2016 as an Associate and has since become one of the firm’s fastest-tracked employees, being named Client Partner in 2019 and Partner in 2021. Today, Damon and Managing Partner Eamonn Tucker lead the firm’s Infrastructure GTM technology
(June, 2021) Sam joined SPMB’s Colorado team in 2017 to focus on building executive leadership in the Mountain West and Midwest’s emerging tech markets. Since then, she has launched the firm’s footprint in geographies like Chicago, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Bozeman, Phoenix, Edmonton, and Toronto, while continuing to work with clients in Denver/Boulder, Austin, Salt Lake
(Feb. 28, 2019) SPMB, the top-ranked executive search firm in Silicon Valley, announces new partners, Suzanne Heske from The Caldwell Group, and Bianca Moreno from Bespoke Partners. SPMB has over 40 years of experience in technology executive search, and is the top-ranked firm in Silicon Valley, according to Forbes 2018 Best Executive Recruiting Firms, and