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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.


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.

Marissa was an incredible partner and led the search for our Head of Marketing and Chief Revenue Officer. She presented a wide swath of candidates and then systematically narrowed them down based on our unique criteria. Marissa carries herself with incredible professionalism but is not afraid to have fun and take what can be a painstaking process and make it personal and enjoyable. She's one of the best that I have worked with in support of executive hiring.
Matthew Woods
CEO of Apartment List
I've been working with Marissa for the last three years. Her approach to talent acquisition is detailed and curated – she makes you think deeply and honestly about your needs so that she can bring forth a pristine pipeline of candidates, which she always does.
Jasmyn Farris
Chief People Operations Officer of iSeatz
I’ve worked with Marissa on several engagements, from mid-level to senior VP hires. She makes the effort to understand the hiring manager's needs, company culture and what’s been lacking in the past to fill the needs of the future. Marissa has shown repeatedly that she is able to get very good candidates excited about our company and to take that important initial call. She treats candidates like her own clients and is very effective at reaching outcomes that work for both parties.
Kevin Singerman
CEO and Co-Founder at AutoFi

About Marissa Iteld

Marissa is passionate about people and playing a key role in the arc of her clients’ growth stories.

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.

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