Head of Investment Practice
Suzanne joined SPMB in 2019 and leads the firm’s Investment Practice. She is focused on recruiting transformational leaders — including investors, operating partners, and functional leaders to Venture Capital, Private Equity, and Asset Management firms. Suzanne also spearheads the firm’s cryptocurrency and blockchain efforts. She joined SPMB from Caldwell Partners, where she ran the West Coast Financial Services team.
Before entering Executive Search, Suzanne worked for Merrill Lynch, Fidelity, and Piper Jaffray as an institutional salesperson. She holds a BA in Rhetoric & Communications from UC Davis. When not at work, you can find her on the side of a lacrosse field with her three boys or skiing in the Sierra, Wasatch, or Rocky Mountains.
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What is the most non-traditional job you have ever done?
While in college, I started out as a conductor on English double decker buses the city of Davis uses for its local transportation, but quickly moved on to getting a class B driver’s license and driving 40′ passenger buses.
What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
Recently 10 friends of mine and I ran a 24 hour relay from Sonoma to Santa Cruz – team name Moms of Mayhem. We were supposed to run with 12, but 2 fell out with injuries before the race began. Not only did some people end up running close to a marathon, but I was the driver/DJ that stayed up all night, playing music, and keeping everyone motivated. We were the second fastest women’s team behind the Stanford Women’s cross country team. Exhausting and exhilarating.
What is the one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
I played two sports in college – soccer and track. (High Jump)
Which three words would you use to describe yourself?
Engaged, Curious, Intuitive