VP, Head of Talent (Talent Partner)
Left Lane Capital, an early-growth stage Consumer Tech VC firm, closed a $1.4B Fund II about 2 years after a $630M Fund I. The Managing Partners wanted to bring in a Talent Partner who embodied the meteoric rise of Left Lane and the value they are adding to their portfolio companies, advising + building extraordinary teams. The Managing Partners were all on the same page, recognizing the significant value that this VP, Head of Talent will have on the growth and success of their portfolio – so finding the right balance of someone who has and can lead the charge at Left Lane was a challenge only suited for a few people.
Working with the founding partners and the VP, Head of Platform we tackled this challenging search head-on and with complete transparency. We set the ultimate target to secure a remarkable talent leader with the experience of building many of the best (high growth) companies’ executive teams and also assembling their boardrooms. Someone who gets involved pre-investment to not only evaluate founding teams but to help founders setup an organizational growth plan to drive scale and efficiencies that enable them to lead the market and accelerate their path to reaching escape velocity.
Within 3 weeks we had identified and engaged with the ideal prospects (and all finalists) who not only had the right experience but who also perfectly fit Left Lane’s mission and values. While we continued to network and build out a pipeline of potential prospects, the ideal candidate and hire was made from the people we identified and engaged within the first two weeks. We completed the search and the most amazing Talent leader and addition to Left Lane Capital’s team was hired within 80 days.