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As companies evolve and change, so do their leadership needs. That's especially true for tech startups and high-growth businesses. When it's time to fill a key role, it's imperative to partner with an expert who knows how to tailor the executive search process to the unique considerations of your business.
Marissa Iteld provides authentic, relationship-focused executive search and leadership consulting to high-growth businesses and their teams. To complement the search process, Marissa offers leadership consulting to help companies meet and exceed organizational goals by attracting, assessing and developing successful leaders. With more than 20 years of industry experience, Marissa has earned her reputation as a trusted advisor to venture-backed technology startups and the executives who lead them.
Specialized Guidance for Tech Startups
When it comes to running a growing company, Marissa has seen what works and what doesn't, and she knows from firsthand experience that companies at different funding stages have different leadership needs. That’s what has made Marissa a sought-after search partner for VC- and PE-backed technology startups and scaleups that require dedicated and personalized executive search expertise. Marissa serves as a go-to consultant for companies who value an exceptional level of care, communication and collaboration.
Dedicated Executive Search
Searching for a key executive can be an arduous process. Marissa's goal is to remove roadblocks and eliminate as many pain points as possible through specialized solutions that deliver the exact level of support you need and a streamlined process that minimizes time to hire.
Marissa's customized executive search services begin with in-depth research to understand your company goals, structure and culture. She then refines the search parameters with consideration for both the current and future needs of your business. Through every stage of the process, Marissa works in lockstep with your executive and talent teams as a true extension of your talent brand in the marketplace.
With extensive knowledge of the executive talent landscape, a deeply cultivated professional network and unmatched recruiting expertise, Marissa is uniquely qualified to identify and engage world-class candidates that can help you move your business forward.
Customized Leadership Consulting
As you build your team over time, it helps to have a thought partner who has insight into the complex business challenges you might face and the acumen to help you strategize for long-term success. Through one-on-one leadership consulting, Marissa helps executives drive change, achieve strategic goals, improve team effectiveness and performance, facilitate productive workplace environments and overcome challenges.
Marissa offers leadership consulting as a component of search and as a stand-alone or ongoing service outside of your hiring cycles. In more than two decades of business, she's served as a trusted consultant to countless startup executives and executive teams.
About Marissa Iteld
She has been honored to partner with talented thought leaders and executives in hiring experts across the leadership spectrum. Her goal is to be a seamless addition to your team – someone who makes your life easier and your people challenges manageable.
With a professional start in the height of the Bay Area’s technology boom, Marissa worked inside tech startups for more than a decade before shifting her focus to consulting. Her direct communication style, coupled with her firsthand knowledge of high-level business operations, has established Marissa as a trusted, no-nonsense advisor to executive teams large and small.
Born and raised in New Orleans, Marissa received her undergraduate degree in biology from the University of California, Berkeley, and her master’s degree in advertising from The University of Texas at Austin. When not on a call or in front of her laptop, Marissa can be found exercising, practicing meditation, hopping on a plane to explore new cities or making entirely too many dinner reservations.