Carrie brings a wealth of experience to Ventura Partners, having spent the past eighteen years in executive recruitment following a successful career in Retail and Consumer Products. In addition to working extensively as a freelance executive recruiter and consultant for large global firms such as Korn Ferry and Diversified Search, Carrie has served her own portfolio of clients, recruiting senior executive talent for well-known consumer brands including Glamour Kills, Lucky Brand, TOMS and Zumiez. She works principally in the Consumer and Retail vertical markets and her record of success includes strength in the Action Sports, Digital Media and Leisure and Hospitality sub-verticals. Having a soft spot for emerging contemporary brands, she loves to work with start-up, entrepreneurial companies in new phases of growth. Carrie’s early career was spent in store development, operations and human resources at Gap Inc. and working for the Head of Strategic Growth at Amazon.com back when Jeff Bezos used to walk his dog in the halls. In her off hours you will find Carrie unplugged, hiking the Big Sur coastline, huddled with a pile of books in a cabin or taking long walks on the beach with her cat, Benjamin Franklin. She is also an avid bike rider and was named Public Bikes Most Inspiring Customer of 2014.