True Growth Continues with Partner Additions

MENLO PARK, CA, September 15, 2016 — True, the fastest growing global executive search firm, has welcomed three new partners to a rapidly expanding team: Shella Abe and David Ives.

Having spent the past 15 years in executive search, Shella Abe brings a depth of knowledge and expertise that will help build out True’s retail practice focusing on the fashion, beauty and consumer goods sectors. Most recently Shella worked with founder-led and PE and VC-backed consumer-focused companies including IT Cosmetics, StriVectin, Bliss, Reformation, Marbles: The Brain Store and Chan Luu, amongst others. Prior Shella grew her search career with CTPartners and Heidrick & Struggles. Shella is based out of New York City.

As a veteran C-level executive, David Ives has a wealth of expertise and practical knowledge of senior sales roles. David has served as a chief revenue officer for a variety of marketing and financial tech companies. Most recently, David led NewsCred’s revenue team from 9 to 90 people over two and a half years and participated in three rounds of successful financing totaling $90 million. David is based in True’s Philadelphia office.

“These new partners each bring unique, indispensable skill sets to our already great team of people,” said True managing partner and founder Brad Stadler. “Shella’s passion for, and focus on, retail strengthens our growing client-base in the space. David’s experience as a CRO is a significant advantage for our clients; he’ll be a great contributor to our team of partners focused on senior sales roles. We are excited to have both of these proven professionals on board,” Stadler added.

About True

True is a global executive search firm working with some of the most innovative technology companies and forward thinking investors in the world. The firm combines deep experience with a transparent, data-driven approach to place world class board directors, C-suite and direct report executives for high growth tech companies, as well as proven investment professionals for venture capital and private equity firms. Working in both the private and public sectors, True has offices throughout the U.S. and in the EMEA region. Since the late 1990s, the firm’s founders have refined their unique search process with a precise blend of data-centric insights, relationship-building, and experience to produce an unparalleled methodology that consistently improves hiring decisions and accelerates growth.

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