Paula Lerzak is an executive search professional who possesses significant experience working with venture-backed start-ups and publicly traded companies in the technology and consumer industries. Her understanding of the nuances of technology roles and client needs enables her to quickly identify talent fitting critical roles. Prior to joining Kinsley Sarn, Paula was a partner at a Silicon Valley based boutique search firm where she placed key executive talent and engineering team roll-outs requiring quick ramp-ups. Her experience includes recruiting technical roles in SaaS, IT, professional services, hardware, and software spaces. Paula brings demonstrated success in full lifecycle recruiting, including identification, assessment, offer negotiation, and closing. Her proven client management and trusted advisor experience enables her to manage and effectively balance key relationships with candidates, corporate executives, and peers.
Prior to moving into search, Paula held executive positions in marketing, marcom, and strategic alliances. Her experience building and leading cross-functional teams, including sales, marketing, and technology, has equipped her to target and deliver the perfect candidate in those fields and beyond. Paula began her career at Apple Computer as a product management specialist and helped to introduce the LaserWriter. She moved to Forsythe Solutions to become a National Services Manager, scaling the team and ultimately leading 40 technical consultants that generated $1.2M in gross product margin. A California native, Paula earned a BA from UC Santa Barbara.