Durga McCurdy

Vice President

Durga McCurdy’s executive search experience spans an array of industries with a focus on building out critical teams during growth mode. She comes with a unique perspective having industry experience as well as having been an entrepreneur herself. She successfully garnered utility patents, which she has since licensed. This experience gives her critical insight into key components to building a successful business.She initially started in search hoping to utilize the skills she learned running her own business, and it quickly led to her being recruited by a client; she took on the challenge as Head of Talent Acquisition at Alice + Olivia. She then moved to Janou Pakter, a boutique executive search firm, where she worked with a variety of clients, both B2C and B2B, across consumer goods, fintech, and retail tech. 

Durga has worked directly with Presidents and CEOs helping them execute their growth plans through various stages, ranging from Series A to IPO, on a variety of roles, from marketing to sales. She not only understands the business needs, but the nuances that come with placing creative team members.

Durga holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell University with a concentration in Business, as well as Textiles & Apparel.


  • Executive Search
  • Professional Services
  • Technology
  • Board/Governance
  • CEO/President
  • Marketing & Sales