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Valor Partners is a top executive search firm for technology clients. Their goal is to always exceed expectations, create trust, and instill confidence with their clients to the degree that they do not want to work with any other search firms. The firm specializes in helping high growth technology companies achieve their goals by obtaining the critical talent they need to reach the next level of success.

Over the last decade the firm has completed over 600 searches for their clients, ranging from the c-suite to individual contributors. Their typical search time is less than three weeks from start to short list of qualified candidates. In many cases, the firm has recruited candidates ready to interview within the first week.

Valor Partners track record is 100%
They are especially proud of the fact that 100% of their clients are repeat customers. Their success rate is over 90%.

How does Valor Partners do it?
Their clients care that they work as an extension of them – they represent them professionally in the recruitment process, they don’t waste their time with unqualified candidates, and they deliver the right people quickly. While they have a unique process and tremendous network that allows them to reach the best talent quickly, their true differentiator is their judgment. The firm feels that the make-or-break component for new employees is not only a reliable background and track record, but also how well their candidates will fit into the culture of their client’s company.

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Valor Partners holistic approach allows them to create meaningful, long-term client relationships and to play an important role in the growth and success of the companies they partner with.

Solutions And Expertise

Valor Partners is an extension of their clients at every step of the process, sharing marketplace details as well as search and recruitment strategy to ensure their clients have the best opportunity to acquire the people who will allow them to successfully build their organizations and grow!


News Briefings

Valor Partners Recruits Head of Talent Acquisition for Starburst Data

Doug Johnson of Roanoke, VA-based executive search firm Valor Partners has placed former Datastax executive Jenna Connell as head of talent acquisition for analytics company Starburst Data in Boston. Mr. Johnson said that his client wasn’t necessarily looking for someone with Ms. Connell’s qualifications to fill the role. “They were looking for someone at a

Press Releases

Jenna Connell, Global Head of Talent Acquisition, Starburst Data

June 2, 2020 – Jenna Connell has joined Starburst Data as the Global Head of Talent Acquisition. Valor Partners is pleased to announce that Starburst Data, the leader in open-source Presto, has acquired the talents of Jenna Connell who recently joined the company has the Global Head of Talent Acquisition. Jenna joins from Datastax where

Kevin Mackay, Director of Enterprise Sales, Panaseer

April 2, 2020 – Kevin Mackay has joined Panaseer, a Pioneer in Continuous Control Monitoring, as the Director of Enterprise Sales. He brings a deep expertise of 20+ years in cyber security and risk management and compliance. Previously, Kevin held positions as a Regional Sales Director at well-known cyber security companies like BitSight, IBM and

Rapid7, Vice President of Product Marketing Search

March 26, 2020 – Valor Partners worked closely with Rapid7 to conduct and complete a search for Vice President of Product Marketing. In collaboration with Carol Meyers, the cybersecurity platform’s chief marketing officer, and the Rapid7 executive talent team, Valor successfully mapped top talent in the market, conducted recruitment conversations, and introduced highly qualified candidates.

Brett Gordon, CISSP, Director of Sales Engineering, Panaseer

March 25, 2020 – Cybersecurity sales expert Brett Gordon has been named Director of Sales Engineering at Panaseer, a pioneering cybersecurity technology platform. With a focus on the critical importance of consistent monitoring and timely response, Brett has previously served as a pre-sales engineer/architect, a public sector account manager, and an end-user account specialist for

Ani Gujrathi, Chief Technology Officer at Zenoss

March 24, 2020 – Ani Gujrathi has joined Zenoss as Chief Technology Officer, bringing to the IT operations management platform his vast experience in the design, development, and delivery of multi-tenant SaaS platforms and mobile apps. In previous positions as vice president of engineering and IT director for a range of eCommerce platforms, Ani demonstrated