Executive search firm True has expanded its San Francisco office, adding three new senior team members Mark Jacobsen, Rhoda Longhenry and Mike Mangini. True specializes in placements for venture and growth-stage software and internet companies backed by interntaional technology investors.
True, a leading executive search firm specializing in placements for venture and growth-stage software and internet companies backed by the most accomplished technology investors in the world, today announced that it has expanded its San Francisco office, adding three new senior team members: Mark Jacobsen, Rhoda Longhenry and Mike Mangini.
“Mark, Rhoda and Mike bring years of search experience and wide networks in this market that are invaluable to the growth of our business and to our clients.”
“We’re continuing to build out our team and resources in the Silicon Valley area, as the growth or our firm is driven by the continuing strong demand from our clients for tech executive talent,” said Bradford Stadler, managing director and co-founder, True. “Mark, Rhoda and Mike bring years of search experience and wide networks in this market that are invaluable to the growth of our business and to our clients.”
Mark Jacobsen has been named a Partner in True’s San Francisco office, specializing in Product, Marketing and Engineering searches for companies in the Consumer Internet, Ecommerce, Mobile and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) sectors. Jacobsen brings more than a decade of experience partnering with Founders, CEOs, Boards of Directors and Investors to recruit word-class leadership for their venture and private equity-backed companies. Prior to joining True, Jacobsen founded Ignition Talent Group, a data-driven talent acquisition firm that helped high-growth companies recruit elite talent. Earlier in his career, Jacobsen served as a Partner at Barlow Group and a Senior Associate at leading boutique and multinational search firms. He began his career at WSGR working on high tech venture financings, M&A and public offerings.
Rhoda (Lau) Longhenry has been named a Partner in True’s San Francisco office, bringing over 12 years of search experience. She joins True from Heidrick & Struggles where she was Partner-in-Charge of the San Francisco office and a member of the Global Technology Services Practice and Private Equity and Venture Practice. Prior to her career in executive search, Longhenry was an equity research analyst at Merrill Lynch.
Mike Mangini joins True as a Principal in the San Francisco office. He will focus on executive recruiting and talent research in Consumer Internet, eCommerce and SaaS. Mangini joined True from Ignition Talent Group where he completed Partner and Executive in Residence searches for Tier 1 Venture firms as well as Director, Vice President and CxO searches for public and private organizations. Prior to Ignition, Mangini was founder and CEO of National Sports Exchange, an award-winning fantasy sports company that was acquired by Citizen Sports and ultimately became part of Yahoo!
“Our people are the backbone of our success, and as search professionals we understand the importance of hiring the right people,” said Joe Riggione, managing director and co-founder, True. “Not only do Mark, Rhoda and Mike have access to the top of the candidate pool and the expertise we look for, they share our vision and approach to recruitment.”
True is an executive search firm that recruits top talent for growing technology companies that are backed by the most accomplished investors in the world. True takes a unique “Business Intelligence for Search” approach to recruiting that leverages more than a decade worth of experience, networking and research in the technology industry. The True Approach combines extensive market intelligence, elite access to the top of the candidate pool and a data -driven decision making methodology that consistently yields the recruitment of top executive talent. Founded in Philadelphia, PA in 2012, True has more than 20 professionals across Philadelphia, New York, Boston and Silicon Valley.
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