The go-to search partner for venture capital and growth equity firms and their portfolio companies, Mercedes co-founded Artico with Matt Comyns to lead the growth executive search team. Mercedes is passionate about diversity and inclusion across investor and operating roles. She has deep expertise across consumer, fintech, security, SaaS and other transformative technologies. Mercedes has completed over 75 CEO searches as well as partner, principal, and other CXO level assignments. She led the venture capital practice at firms including Caldwell Partners, Heidrick & Struggles, and Highland Partners. A graduate of Boston University, Mercedes is based out of San Francisco, with offices in Austin and New York.