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My British parents moved to the US for dad’s career with ExxonMobil two months before I was born. I grew up in the suburbs of Houston. My sisters and I were the girls with the parents that talked funny. Looking through my parents’ eyes, I grew up with an outsider’s view of the world around me, which I think gave me an inquisitive and critical mindset.
I showed up in San Francisco with the dotcom boom in 2000, along with everyone else. Those were fun and weird times! I was a recruiter for Amazon.com and Pets.com during periods of intensive growth. I prefer the diversity and consultative role of executive search to working in house, but I’m so glad I got the client side perspective.
There is a palpable rush when I meet the right candidate for my client. Sometimes I just know I’ve found “the one” and I can’t wait to tell my client about him or her. It’s especially exciting when they aren’t a conventional candidate on paper, but the intangibles are all there.
I love the ideas of being nutritionist, helping individuals make the right food choices to be as healthy and respectful to the earth as they can be. Hmmm...that kind of sounds like search doesn't it?
When I was with Amazon, I covered the Christmas rush by packing boxes in Reno, Nevada on the graveyard shift. During my 3 a.m. lunch break I learned that Jeff Bezos was announced Time Person of the Year.