Lea joined SPMB to help launch the firm’s Product and Technology practice and quickly established herself as a team leader and firm mentor. Today, she remains an integral part of that practice and an accomplished executive recruiter specializing in product and engineering searches across our high growth enterprise and consumer clients. With nearly 10 years of search experience, Lea has partnered with some of the industry’s most exciting disruptors, including ChartHop, Neo4j, Cohesity, Dapper Labs, Axonify, MVMNT, Hipcamp, Ready Education and Tackle.io, among others. Through the grit, professionalism, and consistent execution she brings to her search work, Lea has built an outstanding reputation within client and candidate communities alike.
Prior to joining SPMB, Lea worked at two Bay Area startups, Zenefits and Weebly, on their in-house recruiting teams. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and French from UC Santa Barbara. Outside of the office, you can find Lea enjoying the outdoors or attempting a new recipe.
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Where have you traveled and where would you still like to go?
I have traveled to several countries in Europe (including France 25 times), Central America and sailed around the Caribbean. Next on my bucket list is to explore the great outdoors of Thailand and South America.
What sports star would you most like to meet?
Tim Hudson or Zinedine “Zizou” Zidane. Both are my childhood favorite sports stars from the A’s and the French national soccer team.
What is the one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
I love to build things, I even find putting Ikea furniture together therapeutic.
What character in Game of Thrones are you most like?
I love Daenerys, but more because I want to be Emilia Clarke’s best friend.
Who would you trade places with for one month?
Anyone who can play the guitar or ukelele well, and has a voice!