To put it lightly, Stephanie is a people person, which is what led her to a career in executive search. In 2016, Stephanie joined SPMB as an Associate on Lee Schweichler and Mike Doonan’s team, where she spends her time searching for talent in the tech sector, from startups to large tech behemoths. Prior to SPMB, Stephanie was part of the recruiting machine at Zenefits, where she experienced the excitement of a startup first hand.
Born and raised in Long Beach, California she graduated from USC (Fight On!) with a degree in Public Relations. In her spare time, Stephanie can be found in her kitchen trying new recipes out on her friends (which they pretend to enjoy), indulging in reality TV with a nice glass of pinot (or two), foraging estate sales for home decor, and tackling her San Francisco Bucket List.
What are your three favorite books?
East of Eden. How Did You Get This Number? Harry Potter (all seven, because it’s impossible to pick a favorite!)
What Game of Thrones character are you most like?
I don’t watch GOT, but I’d say Peter Dinklage because we share the same shoe size.
Which band would you love to tour with?
Spice Girls. It’s been a dream of mine to dust off my bell-bottoms and platforms to hang out on the tour bus from Spice World—so posh.
Where have you traveled and where would you still like to go?
On my most recent trip I spent two weeks traveling across the islands of Indonesia and had an amazing pitstop in Japan. My favorite part of the trip was hiking through a remote island called Flores, which is home to Komodo Dragons. It’s one of four tiny islands in the world where these animals exist, and on the hike I got within five feet of one—it was terrifying! Next on my list is Italy, where I plan to become a gelato aficionado.
What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
I grew up camping with my dad and spent every summer hiking through Yosemite and many weekends rock climbing in Joshua Tree—they’re two of my favorite places in the world. My most challenging and rewarding hike was to the top of Half-dome. The view was incredible and definitely worth the scary cable-climb.