Today, True’s deep, talented team works in seven offices across the U.S. and EMEA – drawing on proven track records and years of tech search experience. Each professional shares a commitment to perfecting True’s open, collaborative and data-driven approach to tech recruiting. And to personally elevating the experience we provide to our clients every day.
Engagement Administrator to Managing Director & Founder
Has worked in the search industry since 2008
Organizes company events
Married and lives in Bucks County, PA
Frequents the drag strip with her husband (as a spectator, not a driver!)
Adrienne Tarabokia brings more than 15 years of executive assistant experience to True. She provides project and business administration support to the search team to ensure a successful and positive experience for all clients. Adrienne also assists in coordinating all company meetings and functions. Adrienne joined True from Heidrick & Struggles, where she worked in the Technology and Venture Capital practice. She began her search career at Iron Hill Partners where she supported the team as an executive assistant. Prior to Iron Hill, she was the senior executive assistant to the Chief Financial Officer at Siemens.
Adrienne earned a B.S. in Human Services from Elon University. She is married and living in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Sources prospective talent within the technology landscape
Formerly a recruiter with AppNexus, building out its commercial branch
Hails from Houston, TX
Loves modern art and live music
Having joined the team as an Associate in Summer 2015, Ali works closely with partners by sourcing prospective talent within the technology landscape. She began her career in recruiting at AppNexus, where she helped to build out their Commercial Branch. Prior to joining AppNexus, she served as a Customer Success Manager at Ghostery.
Ali holds a B.A. in International Relations and Religion at Colgate University, where she was an active member of Student Government and Konosioni, the Senior Honors Society.
Was an educator, helped design curriculum for educationally underserved communities
M.A. in English, B.S. in English Education from Columbia and Boston Universities
Spends her summer weekends in Avalon, NJ
An Associate in the Philadelphia office, Allison comes to True from the nonprofit sector as an educator for KIPP, a national network of public charter schools serving students in educationally underserved communities. There, Allison helped develop and design the national literacy curriculum. Additionally, Allison taught secondary education English for six years in Boston, New York City and West Philadelphia as a KIPP classroom teacher.
Prior to teaching, Allison earned a M.A. in English from Columbia University and a B.S. in English Education from Boston University. For fun, Allison enjoys coaching basketball, reading her Kindle, gluten-free cooking and spending summer weekends in Avalon, NJ.
Leads True's EMEA practice
Focuses on internationalization, global search campaigns for product, technology and marketing leadership and board appointments
Significant Everton FC supporter as his Grandfather played for the team
Passions for music, travel and modern art
Andrew leads True’s EMEA presence from London as a managing director. He specializes in leadership searches for Internet, software and telecommunications investments of leading private equity and venture capital firms. He also focuses on selected board and non-executive appointments for privately held and publicly traded technology and technology-enabled businesses during periods of transformation and change. Prior to joining True Andrew led the technology practice at Blackwood Group, a leading London-headquartered search boutique.
Previously, he was a partner in the London office of Calibre One, an international search firm serving global technology markets. Andrew studied Geography at The University of Nottingham.
Serves as an accountant with finance team at True
Earned an MBA in Finance and Accounting from Drexel University
Loves tracing genealogy and uncovering family history
Once snuck on stage for a full concert with the Allman Brothers
Hardest job of all….raising three kids at home for 14 years
Before joining True, Ann served as an account with a Philadelphia-area CPA firm and with an energy demand response provider. In both roles she was responsible for accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and financial reporting and analysis. Ann also formerly worked as a programmer and as an 800 network designer for AT&T.
Ann received her B.A. in computer science from Rutgers University and her MBA in Finance and Accounting from Drexel University in Philadelphia.
Has led more than 150 executive searches
Co-developer of a talent intelligence search application
Won Russell Reynolds Associates' Highest Client Feedback Award in 2010
Prior to law school, earned MSB (Master of Ski Bumming) in Aspen
Rocked the stage of NYC’s world-famous CBGB as lead singer/guitarist of The Beat Hotel
Ben Dewar brings more than 12 years of search experience to the True team. With a background leading CxO searches across all industry verticals, Ben draws upon a diverse skill set to bring expert client service to all engagements. Ben joined True from TalentSky, a search technology and services company. Previously, he was a senior search consultant with Russell Reynolds Associates and Chadick Ellig.
Prior to his search career, Ben practiced corporate law in New York with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and with Davis & Gilbert. Ben earned a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University.
Specializes in board and CEO searches for growth-stage tech companies
Founded and sold IronHill Partners to Heidrick & Struggles (NASDAQ: HSII)
Philanthropic commitment to juvenile diabetes research
Dad to two sets of twins + 1
Brad is a founder and managing partner, bringing more than 15 years of experience to select board and CEO searches for growth stage technology businesses. He is also responsible for managing and overseeing True’s strategic direction. Before founding True, Brad built and sold IronHill Partners, a national retained search firm that became one of the fastest growing in the U.S. within a five-year period. Global executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles (NASDAQ: HSII) acquired IronHill in 2008, at which point Brad joined the firm as a partner in the Venture Capital and Technology Practice. He began his professional career as a senior consultant at Arthur Andersen. Brad, his wife, and their five children reside in New Jersey. He is a graduate of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
Specializes in recruiting CxO, Board and other senior strategic roles for PE firms and their portfolio companies
Built and led three separate in-house executive search platforms
Experience working with buy-out firms such as KKR, Apollo, Blackstone, Goldman PIA and Cerberus
Owner of thoroughbred race horses for over 15 years
Proud husband and father to three amazing children (and a dog)
Fascinated with the science of enology, AKA the study of wines
Brian brings over 17 years of executive search experience to True. He spent significant time building and leading in-house executive search functions at a number of firms including Citigroup Alternative Investments, Patriarch Partners, BlackRock and most recently McKinsey-RTS. Brian began his career in research with TMP Worldwide and spent his early career at several boutique alternative investment focused retained search firms. Brian later moved to Heidrick & Struggles’s global financial services practice where he focused on Private Equity and Financial Officers.
Focused on engaging and introducing into True only the most highly ethical, inventive, collaborative, and respected search leaders who possess an exemplary track record of connecting best-in-class talent to emerging technology clients
Leads True’s search feedback program so the firm can continue to learn from our clients and further strengthen our reputation as a connector to dynamic talent
After an athletic career (in the pre-steroid era) that never produced an extra-base hit, three-pointer, or touchdown, Bruce has evolved into a perennial "Coach of the Year" nominee as he coaches his son in baseball, basketball, and flag football
Avid Twitter user, firmly believing he has a global legion of followers (who just have not yet revealed themselves)
Stays healthy by occasionally cycling and constantly engaging in spirited political discourse
Bruce Marro brings 20 years of experience in client engagement and project management to True. For the first half of his career Bruce was a fundraising executive to not-for-profits leading multi-million dollar capital and annual giving fundraising campaigns. He also spent time increasing market share and revenue via front line sales for Randstad and Merck. Bruce then pivoted in 2007 to executive retained search when he joined IronHill Partners, a national venture capital-focused retained search firm. He was part of the 2008 acquisition of IronHill by Heidrick & Struggles and spent the next three years as a Senior Associate in the Venture Capital, Technology, and FinTech Practices. In late 2011 Bruce became a Principal with Allegis Partners, a global executive search boutique, and for the next 4+ years focused on business development, client management, and driving execution on a wide array of executive retained searches. He is thrilled to reunite with his fellow IronHill alumni and collaborate with new colleagues who share a common commitment to always doing what is right for one another and for our clients and candidates.
Bruce is an alumnus of Holy Ghost Preparatory School and earned his B.A. from The Saint Joseph’s University. Bruce is the proud father of a highly inquisitive son and the fortunate husband of a highly patient wife. He resides near New York City in Westfield, New Jersey.
Supports the team on a variety of executive focused searches to ensure all engagement with clients and candidates run meticulously
Former Executive Marketing Assistant for a global technology company in Silicon Valley
Passionate about fashion and lifestyle blogging
Born and raised in Chicago, IL
Caitlin is an Engagement Administrator based in San Francisco. She provides integral support to various executive searches. Caitlin joined True from a high growth technology company in Silicon Valley, where she supported a variety of senior-level executives. In that role, she also assisted the marketing team with logistical planning for world-wide conferences.
Former broadcast news anchor and reporter for ABC affiliates in VA and NC
Managed national and foreign press at the 2000 Al Smith Dinner for Vice President Al Gore and Governor George W. Bush
Classically trained ballet dancer turned aspiring yogi
Married and mom to three great kids; the youngest of whom was born in a car
True’s VP of Marketing, Channa Green is responsible for leading the firm’s marketing and communications strategy. She brings deep experience in marketing communications specializing in the venture capital and technology industries. Channa earlier served as senior director at Tenor Communications where she developed, executed, and managed marketing and public relations initiatives for several clients including the National Venture Capital Association and OpenView Venture Partners. She was formerly a senior director at The Weiser Group, where she designed and launched the agency’s broadcast communications practice. Channa earned her B.A. in Mass Communications from James Madison University.
Supports True's EMEA Partners and Principals
Berlin Office Manager
Passionate about music, theater, languages and culture
Has lived in the UK, New York, Paris, Geneva and Berlin
Charis is an Engagement Administrator in True’s growing Berlin office. In this role, she supports the EMEA Partners and Principals on executive searches and manages the office in Berlin. Previously, Charis worked as an opera director, assistant director and arts administrator for several UK-based music institutions, including the Welsh National Opera and the Royal Academy of Music.
Charis earned a Bachelor’s degree in Theology and Religious Studies and a Master’s in Musicology from the University of Bristol. She moved to Berlin in early 2015 with the intent to learn the German language and fell in love with the city.
Experience with top-tier emerging managers at companies in NYC and SF/SV
Worked directly with the co-founders of two separate billion-dollar companies to build their new technology venture
Addicted to golf
Self-proclaimed grill master
Lives in NYC with his wife, Mary, and son, Leo
Christian, a principal based in True’s New York office, draws upon a diverse background and areas of expertise to executive searches across a range of industries. Christian joined True from Lincoln Square Advisors, an independent advisory firm that focuses on the alternative investment and technology industries. Prior to joining Lincoln Square, Christian spent more than six years with Egon Zehnder International, where he was responsible for the development, execution and completion of retained search assignments, talent management surveys and market study projects.
Christian received his B.A. in English and Philosophy from Regis University and has studied abroad extensively. He has also completed graduate coursework at Fordham University.
Has 10 years of EA experience
Has worked in the past within the technology & specialized accounting industries
Loves to be in the sunshine, especially at the beach
Enjoys learning new ways to use food & nature as medicine
Christina joined True in February 2016 as an EA in the Los Altos office, bringing with her over 10 years of experience in Silicon Valley. She possesses a diverse background, not only having experience in supporting executives, but also recruiting and coordinating top candidates in the technology and specialized accounting industries.
Christina is a San Jose native and earned her Bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University with an emphasis in Justice Studies. Christina is most passionate about her family, which includes her husband, 3-year-old daughter and 6-year-old french bulldog. When left to her own devices, Christina stays as active as possible and would rather be in the sunshine, preferably at the beach.
Spent 2 years recruiting graduate talent to professional internships
Earned a B.A. in Geography from the University of Southampton
Has trekked to the peak of Machu Picchu and cycled the world's most dangerous road
Spent 3 months traveling South & Central America
As an Engagement Administrator based in London, Danielle brings critical research and organizational skills to various client accounts across the EMEA region. Her job description includes serving as liaison between candidates and clients, coordinating interviews, meetings and travel arrangements. Prior to joining True, Danielle spent two years recruiting graduate talent into internships and recently spent 3 months traveling South and Central America. Danielle possesses a B.A. of Geography from the University of Southampton.
20+ years in FinTech & Marketing Technology
Formerly CRO at NewsCred & IDAnalytics
Extensive CRO experience in venture-backed tech firms, serving on executive committees and direct dealings with board of directors
Lives in Connecticut with his wife and three children
Hobbies include playing golf and hockey, and now the busy parenting life
David comes to True with an extensive background as a C-level executive, having been a CRO in Marketing and Financial Technology industries for the last 12 years. Formerly with NewsCred, a VC-backed SaaS company, he led the Revenue team from 9 to 90 people over two and a half years and participated in three rounds of successful financing totaling $90 million. Prior to NewsCred, David was based out of San Diego as the CRO of IDAnalytics, which was later acquired by LifeLock, and was with LifeLock during their IPO. His previous years were in sales management for FinTech companies including Dealogic, Multex and Thomson Reuters.
David lives in Connecticut with his wife, Kelly, and three children, Owen, Lyla and Ryan. While a very busy parent, he enjoys playing golf and hockey.
Supports the London-based True team
Earned law degree from the London School of Economics
Worked at the world famous Emirates Towers in Dubai
Spent childhood in Iran, speaks fluent Persian and loves the culture
Participated in debates at the United Nations as part of selection to the Global Young Leaders’ Conference
Dela is the marketing and operations coordinator in the EMEA region, assisting the London-based team across a variety of projects. Prior to joining True, she was a senior sales associate at Selfridges. Dela also formerly worked at Archer, a global oilfield services provider, as a corporate legal assistant. Dela briefly worked in Dubai for Lime Rock Partners LLP. Dela has law degree from the London School of Economics, and has completed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in London.
Graduate of London School of Economics
Provides key research support to EMEA-based clients
Avid traveller whose goal is to visit each continent at least once
Has so far visited North America, Africa, and Asia
Edith Paulger serves as an Analyst in True’s Berlin office. In her role, Edith is responsible for lending detailed research support across various executive roles and industries. She graduated from the London School of Economics where she received her BA (Honors) in Social Anthropology.
Noteable searches include ClassPass and Shutterstock
Active in placing Consumer Functions such as Operations, Human Resources and Sales
Trustee of the Alice Paul Institute
Avid reader and lover of dogs
As a principal, Elizabeth is a significant member of the True team, contributing to searches across a range of disciplines including operations, sales, marketing, and engineering. Her work spans both the consumer and enterprise sectors for top companies, such as ClassPass, Timehop, Shutterstock, Andela and RSam.
Elizabeth graduated with honors from Rowan University and holds a Master of Social Policy from the University of Pennsylvania. In her free time, Elizabeth serves as a trustee for the Alice Paul Institute and is an avid reader and dog-lover.
Focuses on C-suite and CEO searches in both the consumer and enterprise spaces
Contributed to searches for Head of Product at Goop and VP of Sales at Ticketfly
Avid skier and trail runner
Frequenter of San Francisco's many farmers markets and restaurants
Emily’s executive search experience includes a number of CEO, Heads of Product, and VP Sales roles for companies within consumer and enterprise spaces such as Ticketfly (acquired by Pandora) and Goop. Prior to joining True, Emily spent close to a decade leading a range of recruitment functions at Teach For America.
She graduated from Brown University with dual degrees in American History and Commerce and Organizations & Entrepreneurship. A former D-1 track and field athlete, Emily remains active by running trails of Marin County and skiing the slopes of Tahoe. Emily also enjoys San Francisco’s many farmers’ markets and dim sum restaurants.
Contributes to C-suite searches for VC firms, enterprise, consumer and healthcare IT companies
Holds a B.A. in Psychology from Wesleyan University
Competed on collegiate varsity rowing team
Boston native, relocated to San Francisco
Eva contributes to C-suite searches in a variety of functions for venture capital firms, enterprise, consumer and healthcare IT companies including Mayfield Fund, Jet.com and Ticketfly (acquired by Pandora).
Prior to True, Eva received her B.A. in Psychology from Wesleyan University. Outside of work, you’ll either find Eva tasting her way through the cuisines of San Francisco’s disparate neighborhoods or running along the Bay dreaming up mediocre puns.
Active in the Internet and Digital Media sector for companies like Shutterstock and Photobox
Previously worked for European search firm Blackwood
Works as an advocate for Human Rights issues in the UK Parliament
Has volunteered with the International Justice Mission
As a Senior Associate based in London, Gerard is active in the Internet and Digital Media sector of True’s client base, which includes Shutterstock, Photobox and Time Out. He previously worked for Blackwood, a European search firm operating across the financial services and corporate sectors.
Gerard received a B.A. in Theology from Oxford University before training as a barrister at Nottingham Law School. He is also a trained first responder with the Salvation Army, works part-time for a member of Parliament and is a regular contributor to a politics show on Share Radio.
Serves as liaison between candidates and clients coordinating interviews, meetings and travel
Moonlights as “Lost Item Locator / Master of Toy Repair & Organization”
French fry junkie
Heather entered executive search in 2003 as an Executive Assistant at a boutique technology search firm. She later joined Diversified Search’s Life Sciences practice in the same capacity. She deviated from recruiting to manage clinical trials for the Optic Nerve Research Center and start a family. Heather joined the True team in 2012 as an Engagement Administrator, serving as liaison between candidates and clients.
Heather earned her A.A. from Camden County College and lives in New Jersey with her husband and two sons.
Has worked in the search industry since 2001, focusing on technology and healthcare C-suite and Board opportunities
As an Air Force brat and former Marine’s wife, has lived all over the world
Has two teenaged sons who served as motivation to start a boys’ youth lacrosse program, which has reached 250 participants
Huge Parrothead (Jimmy Buffett fan)
Heather Procida has worked in the search industry for over 13 years and currently provides administration support to Brad Stadler. As an Engagement Administrator, she maintains calendars, coordinates meetings between clients, candidates and True, and provides the support necessary for a successful placement. Heather began her search career in 2001 with one of the fastest growth retained executive search firms in the country before joining Diversified Search in 2003. She remained at DS for seven years before accepting a supporting role to Brad at Heidrick & Struggles. She later joined Brad at True in 2012. Heather attended Greensboro College in Greensboro, NC. She currently resides outside Atlanta, GA, with her husband and two boys.
An early member of the True team
Noteable searches include BuzzFeed, Bonobos, TripAdvisor and UnderArmour
Key member of VC and PE investment professional searches
Ran two marathons while contributing to the Team to End AIDS
Classically trained musician; plays the flute and piccolo
Helen is a leader and contributor to various C-suite searches across venture, growth and public company roles. As an early member of the True team, she has closed searches for BuzzFeed, Bonobos, InVision, TripAdvisor and MyFitnessPal (UnderArmour). In addition, she is a key member of VC and PE investment professional searches for firms like Greylock, Battery Ventures, Warburg Pincus and General Catalyst.
Helen graduated with Honors from Smith College with dual degrees in American Studies and Government. She is a runner, having completed two full marathons while fundraising for the Team to End AIDS, as well as a food enthusiast. Helen has lived in seven U.S. states and two countries.
A decade of global search experience
Extensive placements across both Life Sciences and Technology
Former digital video professional, actor, director, and lighting designer
Over the last 10 years, J.J. has completed global CxO and VP level searches for companies that range from Series A ventures to Fortune 500 multinationals. J.J. joined True from CTPartners where he was a Director in both the Technology and Life Sciences practices. His Life Sciences clients have included biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, as well as alternative energy ventures. In Technology, he has worked with companies spanning Enterprise SaaS, Consumer Internet, and AdTech.
J.J. earned a B.A. in Drama from Vassar College and an MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. A native New Yorker born in Manhattan, he now resides in Boston.
Serves as True’s HR Associate
Worked at Global as their HR Manager for three years
Health and Fitness Enthusiast
Enjoys running and has completed three half marathons and counting
Jackie is True’s HR associate and handles everything from benefits and employee relations to employment law. She graduated from Rutgers University with her BA in Psychology. She was hired with Global Home Improvements right out of Rutgers and was promoted after three months to the HR Manager where she developed all HR Processes and Procedures. She is currently studying for her Masters Certification in HR management at Villanova University and plans to continue her education to develop her skills in HR management and development!
Focus on SaaS, Consumer Internet, Mobile and Security
Once found employee #1 for a company with no name, no product and no location
Graduated law school, passed the bar in two states yet never practiced a day of law
Avid golfer and college basketball junkie
With 10 years of search experience to his credit, Jared specializes in recruiting for True clients in the areas of SaaS, Consumer Internet, Mobile, Big Data, and Finance Technology. Prior to joining True, Jared was with JM Search, where he was dedicated to building the firm’s venture-backed technology practice. In this capacity, he worked on numerous executive searches, specifically in the areas of SaaS, Consumer Internet, Mobile and Security. Before joining JM Search, Jared was the founder and president of JKO Consulting, a boutique recruiting firm placing sales, marketing and operations talent with technology companies across North America.
Jared earned a B.S. In Marketing from Syracuse University as well as a JD and MBA from Temple University. Despite the accomplishments above, his proudest moment remains the birth of his children, Emma and Max.
CPA with deep experience in public accounting
Specializes in tax compliance and accounting services
Enjoys being a soccer mom and chef for her kids
Loves yoga and her Kindle
Jennifer Bagin is a graduate of Rowan University and has worked as a CPA for many years in public accounting, servicing small business clients on many levels including tax compliance and accounting services.
Jennifer resides in South Jersey, where she was born and raised, with her husband and three sons. She is an active member of a local triathlon club and loves yoga and her Kindle!
Engages clients and candidates during a search, in a variety of spaces
Formerly was the Executive Assistant to the SVP of Philanthropy at Lahey Health
Member of Delta Mu Delta, the international Business Administration Honor Society
Mother of a four-year-old son
Jennifer is based in True’s growing Boston office. Formerly, she was the Executive Assistant to the SVP of Philanthropy at Lahey Health. Jennifer also worked for CSL Consulting where she managed several construction projects that were based throughout the Harvard University campus. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Salem State University. Jennifer enjoys spending time with her four-year-old son, Christopher, and traveling the New England area for great food, craft beer and wine.
Was the second member of True's West Coast team
Key contributor to C-suite searches for enterprise software growth companies
Many high-profile clients, including Pandora Radio, SignalFx and Twitch
Formerly a golf teaching professional
Volunteers as a "Big Brother" for San Francisco's Big Brother, Big Sisters chapter
Enjoys Tahoe year-round and spends summers with his family on Carmel beaches
Joe joined True as an Associate and the second member of the West Coast team shortly after the firm was launched. Currently, as a Principal, Joe has been a key contributor to a number of C-suite and CEO searches, predominately with enterprise software growth companies. Some notable clients include Egnyte, MongoDB, Mirantis, Pandora Radio, Shape Security, SignalFx, Twitch (acquired by Amazon) and Zenefits.
Prior to True, Joe founded a real estate software analytics company in Austin, TX. He earned a B.S. and MBA from the Pennsylvania State University. Outside of work, Joe and his family can be found enjoying the summers and winters in Tahoe or the beaches of Carmel, CA.
Leads searches for public and private C-suite executives and VC and PE firm investment professionals
Founded and sold IronHill Partners to Heidrick & Struggles (NASDAQ: HSII)
Voracious reader and moviegoer
Serial entrepreneur driven by a passion for pushing the boundaries forward
As a founder and managing partner, Joe brings to True more than 15 years’ experience in executive search within the venture capital, private equity and technology industries. In addition to leading select client engagements, Joe oversees the strategic direction and management of the firm. Previously Joe was a partner with the Technology and Venture Capital Practice at Heidrick & Struggles (NASDAQ: HSII), the global executive search firm to which he sold Iron Hill, a venture capital-focused retained search firm he founded and quickly grew into a leading national practice. Joe transitioned to the executive search industry from AT&T, where he managed the financial accounting operations for the company’s $5b data and Internet services business. Joe resides in the Philadelphia suburbs with his wife and four children.
Founding partner of True
Focuses on Software/Internet
Has been snowboarding in two countries and seven U.S. states. He's still adding to that list so check back often for updates.
He and his wife have two little girls being groomed to be princesses and/or mobile app developers.
Josh brings 10+ years of experience to executive searches for True clients in the software and Internet sectors. A True founder, Josh joined in starting True because he recognized his clients’ need for a firm focused on transparency, data, and a collaborative approach. He also believes in building strong relationships with up and coming talent and with established leaders in today’s disruptive technology companies.
Before starting True, Josh held consultant roles with Heidrick & Struggles, Howard Fischer and CTPartners.
He has a B.A. in Communication from San Diego State University.
Has recruited executives across the U.S. and in Europe, Asia, Latin America, North Africa, and the Caribbean
15+ years’ experience in search with a passion for Marketing, Finance, and Legal roles
Speaks fluent Spanish and French and rusty Japanese
Lives in Cambridge, MA, with her family and their 100-pound lab-Pyrenees mix
Julie Puckett has built a strong network of executive relationships in the global media, consumer web, and technology space, across functions and geographies. Her expertise and passion include Marketing (Brand, Communications, Social Media, Acquisition), Display Sales, Account Management, SEO, SEM, Analytics, Product Management, Finance, M&A, Partnerships, HR, Recruiting, Operations, and Legal. Julie believes in building a strong pipeline of top talent by being assertive, respectful, and opportunistic in all aspects of life, especially when it comes to meeting exceptional, open-minded, and interesting people who love to raise the bar.
Julie formerly served as global executive recruiter at both Vistaprint and TripAdvisor, and worked for retained executive search firm Korn/Ferry. She has a BA in Political Science from Northwestern University and an MBA from Northeastern University.
Focuses primarily on Board, CEO and Functional go-to-market searches within the B2B enterprise sector
Key contributor to high-growth companies including Whitehat, JAMF, Adaptive Insights and Zenoss
Formerly a D1 athlete and 4-year starter for Bucknell Women's Soccer team
Fanatic of all Philadelphia sports teams
As a Principal, Kelli focuses primarily on Board, CEO and Functional Go-to-Market searches within the B2B enterprise sector, and has been a key contributor on a number of True’s searches with high growth businesses such as WhiteHat, BigCommerce, JAMF, FieldAware, Adaptive Insights and Zenoss.
Prior to joining True as an Associate, Kelli began her professional career in recruiting at Philadelphia-based Insight Global, an IT and technical staffing firm. She joined the company as a technical recruiter and was promoted to account management within her first year. Kelli received a B.A. in Economics from Bucknell University.
Focuses on CEO, CTO, VP Product and VP Engineering searches for VC and PE-backed companies
Previously ran the New York City office for Riviera Partners
Enjoys snowboarding, prose writing and listening to his vinyl record collection
Pet parent to a wheaten terrier named Tucker and an English bulldog named Angie (after The Rolling Stones song)
Kevin joins True from Riviera Partners where he specialized in placing senior engineering executives. Previously, Kevin was a Director at Daversa Partners where he completed more than 60 executive searches spanning the C-suite. Throughout his career, Kevin has worked with several top tier firms including Benchmark Capital, Greylock Partners, Accel Partners, NEA and First Round Capital.
With a depth of experience across various industries, Kevin focuses on CEO, CTO, VP Product and VP Engineering searches for venture capital and private equity-backed businesses. His industries of expertise include advertising technology, healthcare IT, enterprise software and consumer. He holds a BA in Communication and Psychology from Rutgers, where he graduated with highest honors.
Serves as True’s VP of Finance and Administration
Entrepreneur at heart who loves the challenge of a startup
Volunteers in youth sports and with various community organizations
Proud father of four; ages 13 - 22
Kevin serves as True’s VP of finance and administration, responsible for all of the firm’s financial activities. He has more than 15 years’ operational experience in a host of industries. Previously Kevin spent the last several years working in public accounting, where he specialized in Corporate Tax and Small Business Services. Prior to that he served as director of operations for a regional restaurant chain, overseeing unit and sales growth, throughout his tenure. Kevin also has business ownership, acquisition and start-up experience. He graduated from Rutgers University with a B.S. in Accounting.
Focuses on C-suite finance searches
Previously employed at Park Square Executive Search
Spends as much time as possible on the beach
One of the few NY Yankees fans in Boston
With an emerging focus on C-suite finance searches, Kim is a key contributor to a number of True’s clients. Kim joins True from Park Square Executive Search, where she focused on research and candidate development for high-growth companies across the life sciences and technology verticals.
Kim graduated from Hamilton College in central New York where she majored in psychology and played on the basketball team. She enjoys fitness, spends as much time as possible on the beach, attempts to cook, and suffers as one of the few Yankees fans in Boston.
Founded WCU Dress Drive, an ongoing service event at WCU that collects formalwear for underprivileged female youth around the world
Graduated magna cum laude with honors from West Chester University '15
Performed the national anthem for an address by President Barack Obama in 2010 at Lehigh Carbon Community College
Is heavily involved in civic engagement
Loves all things girly
Kim graduated from West Chester University (WCU) with honors, a B.A. in Communication Studies and a concentration in Event Management. Kim comes from a family of four, hailing from the small town of Whitehall, Pennsylvania, just north of Allentown. During her college career, Kim held executive board positions for various student organizations as a coordinator for events, fundraising or public relations. She is also a member of Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Honor Society.
Kim also has an extensive background in the performing arts, specifically in voice, that includes singing the national anthem for President Barack Obama and progressing through the first round of the tenth season of FOX’s American Idol. Currently, Kim devotes much of her free time to her friends and family, singing at various events and serving communities and causes that she holds close to her heart.
Supports a variety of go-to-market and technical searches
Former superintendent for large-scale construction projects
Jersey shore lover
Enjoys yoga and shopping at Philadelphia's Italian Market
Lauren is a Senior Associate at True and supports a mix of go-to-market and technical searches for companies including Jet.com, NewComLink, TruSignal and Steton. Lauren brings a technical background and strategic approach to search, having worked as a Superintendent for large-scale construction projects in a previous role.
Lauren attended the University of Virginia and graduated with a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Responsible for True’s internal recruitment strategy and professional development
Served as the sole recruiter for BCG’s Philadelphia office since it opened in 2007
Enjoys quality time with young son, Carter and good food and wine with husband, Jordan
Huge Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins fan
Lisa is True’s Director of Talent and Organizational Development. She joins the firm from The Boston Consulting Group where she spent the last seven years in their Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia offices. Most recently, Lisa was BCG’s Industry and Expert Hire Recruiting Coordinator for North America and Canada. She started her career at BCG as a Recruiting Assistant in D.C., was promoted twice, then relocated to Philadelphia to build out that office. Before BCG, Lisa spent two years recruiting for the Corporate Executive Board in Washington, DC. She received her BA in Mass Communication and an outside concentration in Management from Miami University of Ohio.
Worked for DHR International focusing on recruiting C-level executives across all industries
Maintained the French client base as a Project Manager for Atheneum Partners
Moved from France to Berlin
Studied Franco-American law at universities in both Paris and San Francisco
Maëlys is an Associate at True in the Berlin office. Prior, Maëlys acquired first experience in executive search in France, while working for DHR International and focusing on recruiting C-level executives across all industries. After moving to Berlin, she worked for Atheneum Partners, an Expert Network providing market knowledge to leading investors and consulting firms. As a Project Manager, she was responsible for leading and mentoring a team of analysts as well as developing and maintaining the French client base.
Maëlys studied Franco-American law at Nanterre University in Paris and San Francisco’s Golden Gate University. She holds a Master’s degree in International Business Law, as well as an LLM in US Legal Studies.
Brings unique insights to client engagements due to breadth of expertise within technology and life sciences industries
17 years' search experience
Can be found skiing with family in the New Hampshire slopes nearly every weekend from Thanksgiving to Easter
As a partner at True, Mark taps deep multi-industry expertise to conduct searches for True clients across the life sciences and technology industries. Before joining True, Mark was with Heidrick & Struggles in the Global Technology and Venture Capital Practice. He joined that firm in 2008 upon its acquisition of IronHill Partners, a venture capital-focused retained search firm. Previously, Mark was the Human Capital Partner for St. Paul Venture Capital, an early stage venture capital fund. Mark began his professional career at Arthur Andersen.
Specializes in CEO, sales, product and marketing searches
Industries include Consumer Internet, eCommerce, Payments, Mobile and SaaS
Began career at WSGR working on high tech venture financings, M&A and public offerings
Avid outdoor enthusiast who loves running, hiking and snowboarding
Happily married, lives in the Peninsula, and proud new dad to daughter Jilian
Mark is a partner specializing in product, marketing and engineering searches for companies in the Consumer Internet, eCommerce, Payments, Mobile and SaaS sectors. Prior to joining True, Mark founded Ignition Talent Group, a data-driven talent acquisition firm that helped high-growth companies recruit elite professionals. Earlier in his career, Mark served as a partner at executive search firm Barlow Group. He also earned a reputation as a top performer at leading boutique and multi-national search firms where he lead, managed and executed executive level searches.
Mark earned a B.A. in English from Tufts University and has completed graduate coursework at UCLA and UC Berkeley.
Formerly worked at Spencer Stuart, where he focused on technology financial officer searches
Worked in business development for HR software company Enwisen
Started his career at IMG
Majored in Economics at Whitman College
Was a six-time NCAA All-American tennis player
Won two cars, a trip to France and a watch on The Price is Right
Matt, a Principal in the San Francisco office, comes to True from Spencer Stuart where he focused primarily on technology financial officer searches. Prior to Spencer Stuart, Matt worked in business development for Enwisen, an HR software company which was acquired by Lawson Software.
Matt graduated from Whitman College where he majored in Economics and was a six-time NCAA All-American tennis player.
Focused on CxO and functional go-to-market searches across consumer marketplaces and enterprise software companies
Began executive search career after 7 years as a higher education recruiter
Connecticut by birth, Philadelphia by marriage
Currently on a mission to visit Philly's Top 50 Restaurants
Matthew works closely with True’s partners to place executive talent at both consumer and enterprise growth-stage technology companies. Among Matthew’s clients are CoachUp, DigitalOcean, Everything But The House, Grovo and Mark43. He has a range of functional expertise including CxOs and VPs of Product, Sales and Deployment. Previously, Matthew worked as a recruiter in higher education for Fairfield University.
He graduated with a B.A. in History from Gettysburg College and an M.A. in Communication from Fairfield University. Matthew is also a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.
More than a decade of senior-level and operational search experience across three continents
Primarily focuses on privately held, high-growth technology companies
First business development employee for Custommade.com
Speaks fluent German
Proud and thankful cancer survivor
Matthew has over 12 years of search, business development and marketing experience for high-growth technology companies across the U.S. and Europe. Matthew joined True from Korn/Ferry, where he was a member of their Global Technology and Financial Officer practices. There, he focused on critical engagements for public and private software, SaaS, consumer internet and biotechnology companies. Prior to Korn/Ferry, Matthew was the vice president of Corporate Development for Custommade.com, a venture-backed online marketplace for custom goods.
Matthew earned a B.A. in Economics from Wesleyan University and an MBA from Boston College. Born and raised in New York City, but now based in Boston, he is reluctantly raising his two sons as Red Sox fans.
Serves as an engagement administrator across a range of executive searches
Previously served as an assistant at Permira Advisers in New York City
Passionate about trivia
Enjoys the journey of her victorian home restoration project
As an engagement administrator, Megan brings critical research and organizational skills to various client accounts. Her previous experience includes working as a Staffing Coordinator for a Sales Performance Management company and as an assistant at Permira Advisers in NYC.
Megan lives in Moorestown, NJ, with her husband, Jim, and dogs Burt and Bandit. She’s also passionate about trivia and her victorian home restoration project
Integral to enterprise sales searches for companies such as Chartbeat and CarGurus
Works closely in the engineering and COO/GM functions on the enterprise side
Successfully ran and completed 3 half marathons
Passion for cooking and creating healthy, new recipes
Melanie plays an integral role in many of True’s enterprise sales searches for companies such as Chartbeat and CarGurus. Melanie also works closely in the engineering and COO/GM functions on the enterprise side. Before joining True, Melanie started her career as a legal assistant with a prominent law firm located in Center City Philadelphia.
Melanie received her B.A. in Communication from Rutgers University. Outside of the office, Melanie loves staying active, spending time at the beach and testing out new recipes.
Part of the EMEA team based in London
Has conducted Director, VP and CxO level searches for public and privately held technology businesses globally
Earned a Masters Degree from the University of Birmingham
Avid traveller with a passion for great food and wine
Nick joined True as a Principal in our London office, and was recently promoted to a Partner. He comes from The Up Group where he was a Consultant responsible for the CFO practice. Nick focuses on financial officers work as well as supporting execution across EMEA.
He read History of Art at Newcastle University and has a Masters from the University of Birmingham.
Expertise in placing C-suite and VP-level executives in SaaS, Internet, and digital media sectors
Firm founder with 10+ years search experience
Die hard Boston Red Sox fan
Avid golfer with a single digit handicap
Backup career is a writer for “Saturday Night Live”
As a founder of True, Pat draws on more than 10 years of experience in executive recruitment for venture capital and private equity-backed companies. He has deep experience building executive teams for market leaders in the SaaS, Internet and Digital Media sectors. Previously, Pat was part of the early team at IronHill Partners, a venture capital-focused retained search firm that he helped grow into a nationally recognized brand and that was eventually acquired.
Pat spent his early career in business development roles for venture capital-backed startups such as Paytrust.com and LogicWorks. Pat lives in New Jersey with his wife and two daughters.
Expertise centers around C-level marketing and finance searches
Former corporate recruiter for The Boston Consulting Group
Fan of all Boston sports teams
Was centerfielder and captain of the Bates College baseball team
Patrick’s expertise centers around C-level marketing and finance searches, with a broadening focus on CEO and GM roles for companies such as Shopkeep and Thinkingphones. Patrick joins True from The Boston Consulting Group where he worked in corporate recruiting.
He graduated from Bates College where he majored in American History and minored in Sociology. In his free time, Patrick roots for all Boston sports teams, enjoys eating donuts, and when the weather warms up, visiting his home state of Maine.
Well known and respected for placing CFOs, among other positions
Spent 12 years at Heidrick & Struggles, most recently as the leading San Francisco partner
Began career as an equity research analyst at Montgomery Securities and Merrill Lynch
Avid hiker, having climbed Mount Kilimanjaro
Passionate about wine and food, and almost pursued a culinary career
Mother of two, named Storm and Breeze
Partner Rhoda (Lau) Longhenry brings over 13 years of search experience to the True team. Although well-known and respected for placing CFOs at growth-stage technology companies, Rhoda has a wide range of executive search expertise. She joins True from Heidrick & Struggles where she was partner in charge of the San Francisco office and was a member of the Financial Officers Practice, Global Technology Services Practice and Private Equity and Venture Practice. Prior to her career in executive search, Rhoda was head of investor relations at DoveBid and an equity research analyst at Montgomery Securities and at Merrill Lynch.
Rhoda holds a B.S. degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is the mother of two young children– son, Storm and daughter, Breeze.
Focuses on technology companies that are VC and PE-backed, as well as public
Conducted searches for a variety of functional roles, including engineering, finance, HR & marketing
Spent 9 years as a professional soccer executive, launching two Boston franchises
Enjoys spending time on the beaches of the South Shore with his wife and their four children
Longtime education and youth sports volunteer
Hopelessly addicted to U2 and proud fan of all Boston sports teams
Rick Faubert is a partner of True, working from the Boston location. Before joining True, Rick was a principal at The Onstott Group, a boutique executive search firm located in Greater Boston. Previously, Rick was a partner and Chief Administrative Officer for AGC Partners, a technology-focused investment bank in Boston. In his earlier career, Rick spent 9 years as a professional soccer executive, helping to launch both the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer and the Boston Breakers of the Women’s United Soccer Association.
Rick is very active in his community of Marshfield, Massachusetts, where he lives with his wife and their four children. He is the president of the Marshfield Education Foundation and a long-time board member and volunteer coach for Marshfield Youth Soccer. Rick holds a B.A. from Middlebury College and an M.B.A. from Babson College.
Led North American Executive Talent Acquisition for Vistaprint
Has led 100+ executive searches in North America, EU and APAC
Developed the Employee Value Proposition for a 1BB eCommerce firm
Avid guitar enthusiast constantly searching for unique guitars to add to his collection
Rick Harris brings to the True team over 10 years of experience attracting world class CxO and vice president talent to emerging and high-growth technology, Internet media and eCommerce companies. Rick joined True from Vistaprint, one of the largest eCommerce firms in the world, where he led Executive Talent Acquisition in North America. During his tenure at Vistaprint, he rebuilt the executive recruiting process, developed the North American Employee Value Proposition, and hired leaders across all functions, including General Management, Product Management, Global Marketing, Finance & Strategy.
Previously, Rick was a member of the Global Technology and Financial Officers Practices at Korn/Ferry, conducting searches primarily for high-growth technology, consulting and software firms. Rick graduated with an A.B. in Modern Culture & Media from Brown University.
Leads True's Berlin office
Extensive experience leading global searches
Focuses primarily on board and C-suite placements for VC and PE-backed technology companies
American national who has lived and worked in Germany and the UK for the last decade
Complete tech geek who enjoys literature, traveling and good films
Sam manages the Berlin office for True, contributing to Board and C-suite placements for high growth technology companies. Before joining True, Sam served as a Consultant for Renovata Partners, an international executive search firm focused on the Internet, mobile, and software sectors. Initially working out of London, Sam moved to Berlin in 2013 to continue working on international mandates with high growth companies, with a particular focus on consumer Internet and enterprise software companies.
Sam earned his BA degree in History from the University of Oregon and his MA from University College London.
Contributor to several C-level and VP-level placements across multiple sectors
Counts BuildDirect and Mohr Davidow Ventures among clients
Spent time as an English teacher in Taiwan
Avid skiier, golfer motorcyclist and traveler
Has lived on 3 continents
Since joining True in early 2014, Sean has contributed to several C-level and VP-level placements across multiple sectors counting BuildDirect and Mohr Davidow Ventures among clients. Prior to True, Sean worked in finance as a derivatives trader and spent time in Asia as an English teacher.
Sean has a B.A. in Economics & Political Science from the University of Wisconsin where he was a National Merit Scholar. In his free time, Sean is an avid skier, golfer, motorcyclist and traveler, who has lived on three continents.
Has engaged in searches for Synchros, MongoDB and Exinda
Possesses a Bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania
Fenced on multiple US national teams, traveling to World Cups in Hungary, Poland and Germany
Die-hard Boston sports fan
Sean is beginning his career in executive search at True as an analyst, supporting searches for multiple functions. He has been engaged in searches for Synchros, MongoDB and Exinda. Prior to True, Sean worked for the City Parks Association of Philadelphia.
Sean received a B.A. in Science & Technology from the University of Pennsylvania. As a former starter for Penn’s varsity men’s fencing team, he still supports his alma mater and lifetime sport as an alumnus. Sean also has a deep appreciation for literature and film, with extensive collections of both.
Worked for 10+ years in scientific research and technology management
Formerly in charge of operations and grant research at an early-stage startup
Has managed projects in over 25 countries
Holds Bachelor's, Ph.D. and MBA degrees
Has traveled all over the world
Enjoys long hikes, paddleboarding and coffee
Shawn joined True in 2016 after working for over ten years in scientific research and technology management. Formerly in charge of operations and grant research at an early-stage startup, Shawn brings a passion for technology and growth. He has managed projects in over 25 countries, with some of the world’s top scientific minds, including Nobel Prize winners.
Shawn has a B.A. in Physics from Boston University, a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from UC Berkeley and an MBA from London Business School. He has traveled all over the world and enjoys a long hike on an isolated trail, paddleboarding down the coast and a great cup of coffee.
More than 200 executive searches completed
Focuses on Board, C-level, Sales and Marketing searches within enterprise software space
Extensive experience placing VC firm professionals from associates to general partners
Coaches sons’ little league basketball team, including CA state championship game
Coached son’s little league all-star baseball team that went to the Northern CA championship game
Drawing on over 15 years of experience, Teague focuses on a range of executive functions for enterprise software companies including board members, CxOs, Sales, and Marketing professionals. He also has deep experience placing venture capital and private equity firm investment professionals counting Battery Ventures, Greylock, Highland Capital, Comcast Ventures, and Khosla Ventures as clients. Before joining True, Teague was a senior member of two boutique search firms. Earlier, he served as managing director and a member of the executive committee at a national recruiting firm. There, he was instrumental in helping start and build that firm’s Silicon Valley office into one of the most reputable venture-focused search practices in the nation.
Teague earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Arizona in Tucson. Raised in Silicon Valley, he currently lives in Los Gatos, California, with his wife, Melissa, and sons Tommy and Trent.
Entrepreneurial mindset and deep understanding of business strategy
Founded an executive search business at age 25
Ran the Paris Marathon in 2012
Embarked on a round-the-world trip through most of Asia, New Zealand and South America
Thomas is a Principal at True in London, where he conducts searches for True clients across a broad range of sectors. Prior to joining True, Thomas was the director of a retained search firm focused on hiring leadership in transformation and change management across all sectors in EMEA. Earlier in his career he was a key member of the EMEA team at Pacific International, a leading specialist recruiter, where he managed the team in charge of French-speaking territories.
Thomas studied European Business Management at Westminster University in London.
Firm founder with deep expertise across a range of executive functions and sectors within the tech industry
Geographically diverse executive search expertise having successfully placed candidates in both coasts as well non-traditional tech markets including Boise and Kansas City
Ran the Broad Street 10-Mile Run, Philadelphia Half Marathon, and Philadelphia Marathon all in 2010. Hasn’t laced up the running shoes since but is gearing up for a comeback
Recreational soccer player and youth sports coach
Married for 13+ years and proud father of 10 year old twins Connor and Kaitlyn
Tim is a founder of True with deep expertise across a range of executive functions within a host of industries. These include Software/Cloud/SaaS, Internet and Mobile, and Digital Media/Advertising Technology. He has more than 10 years’ experience in executive recruitment for venture capital and private equity-backed technology companies. Before founding True, Tim was the first employee at IronHill Partners, a national retained search firm focused on the venture capital, private equity and technology industries. While there, he served as a key member of the team that built the firm into one of the fastest-growing of its kind in just five years. Upon IronHill’s sale to Heidrick & Struggles, Tim served in the H&S Global Technology Practice.
Tim began his career in sales and management for a variety of emerging technology companies. He has a B.A. in Marketing from Saint Joseph’s University.
Joined True from eBay’s Enterprise e-Commerce technology organization
Was founder of Barlow Group, leading national boutique executive search firm
Founding member of InterWorld, an e-commerce software company and led its worldwide expansion through an IPO (peak valuation $2.9bn)
Old school hip hop aficionado and is known in the office as “Shuffl Z”
Coolest wife in the world
LOVES his clients
A tech growth-company builder for more than 20 years, Todd Zangrillo conducts a range of CxO searches for True clients across a broad number of sectors. Prior to joining True, Todd served as the Human Resources Business Partner with eBay’s Enterprise commerce technology organization. Before that, Todd founded Barlow Group, an executive search firm specializing in designing and building leadership teams for the technology industry. He also served previously as managing partner at Redwood, an international advisory firm that provided executive search, investment banking, and private equity to technology companies. Todd is also a founding member of InterWorld, an e-commerce software company and led its worldwide expansion through an IPO (peak valuation $2.9bn). Todd and his cool wife reside in New York and Charleston.
More than a decade of high-level search operations/support experience
Worked on one of the largest criminal anti-trust matters ever prosecuted by the U.S. DOJ
Red Cross volunteer
In the role of engagement administrator, Virginia supports True partners in all aspects of search, from business development to candidate lead generation to placement. Virginia joined True from SignalFire, a business intelligence and venture development platform company located in San Francisco. As director of operations, she was responsible for all operational matters, including human resources administration, finances, office management, legal compliance, accounting compliance and personnel supervision. Prior to SignalFire, Virginia served in operational leadership positions at a number of other top search firms, including Ignition Talent Group, Barlow Group and The Directorship Search Group. She began her career in the legal sector. In her spare time, Virginia serves on the Advisory Board, PFAC – New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Leads True’s Stockholm office
Focuses on board and senior management appointments for publicly and privately held technology companies
Significant experience hiring investment, operating and fundraising professionals for PE, growth and VC funds
Avid traveller, aspiring chef and awful golfer
Completed Vasaloppet twice. 2015/6 candidate for En Svensk Klassiker
William leads True’s Stockholm office and works with Internet, software and life sciences businesses across Europe, as well as in the regional Nordic & Baltic markets. He often focuses on CEO, Board, financial officer, operational executive and technology leadership searches for companies undergoing or preparing for international expansion. William also has extensive experience in appointing investment, operating and fundraising professionals to leading private equity, growth and venture capital funds.
Prior to True, William worked at Heidrick & Struggles in London and New York as a member of the Private Equity & Venture Capital and CEO & Board practices. William completed a Masters in the History of International Relations at the London School of Economics & Political Science after reading Politics & International Relations at The University of Southampton.