Originally from the East Coast, Carleigh joined SPMB’s San Francisco team in 2015 and has since partnered with clients ranging from early stage, VC-funded startups to larger, growth stage companies. Carleigh’s functional expertise focuses largely on GTM (sales, marketing, customer success). She also supports strategic projects for the firm’s CEO and board placements.
After spending 5+ years at SPMB’s HQ, Carleigh moved back to New York City to co-lead the firm’s East Coast practice and bridge the gap between Silicon Valley & East Coast talent.
Carleigh earned her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the American University in Washington, D.C. where she was Co-Captain of the Women’s Varsity Soccer Team. While Carleigh has hung up the cleats (for the most part!) she is an avid snowboarder and enjoys lake fishing.
Beyond her affinity for the outdoors, Carleigh has spent 10+ years volunteering for the National Psoriasis Foundation. She sat on the volunteer board for the Northern California Division for six years and helped spearhead San Francisco’s Annual Walk for Psoriasis to raise money and awareness for those affected by the disease.
What is the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
I finished a grueling 14-hour Special Forces endurance training called a GoRuck “Tough” here in San Francisco. It was a team event where you wore backpacks (rucks) with 25 pound bricks inside and got beat up by a Special Forces Cadre starting at 9 PM, ending the next morning. Safe to say, I loved it.
What sports star would you most like to meet?
Serena Williams. She is a powerhouse on and off the court, never settling for anything less than greatness.
What are your favorite books/movies?
Books: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (all 4!), All the Light We Cannot See, The Hobbit
Movies: The Bourne Trilogy, Wedding Crashers, Out Cold, The Quiet Man
Who would you trade places with for one month?
Anthony Bourdain. I’d love to travel, meet people and learn about the world’s food and culture. Lucky him!
Which band would you love to tour with?
If I could build a time machine and hop in…The Grateful Dead.
What is the one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
My grandparents on my father’s side are both deaf so I grew up signing my whole life.