Dave Carvajal is an intrepid builder of billion-dollar businesses and a thought leader in executive search. As CEO of Dave Partners, a boutique executive search firm serving the high-tech sector, Dave leads an elite, special forces recruiting team that extracts and secures the executive leaders that drive high-growth at venture capital & private equity-backed companies.
In 1997, he co-founded HotJobs.com and power-built the fledgling startup to 650 employees, $125M in revenues, and a $1.2B market cap after its IPO. Dave continued his success at Ladders.com, swiftly building it to 400 employees and $85M in revenues. He founded Dave Partners in 2009 as both a capstone venture and labor of love to help build the workplaces that create a better future for us all.
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I’ve had the pleasure of working with Dave for several years, during which he provided superior care and service as both a candidate and client in leadership transitions, as well as with colleagues and teammates his organization placed for me. Above all, I was impressed with Dave’s dependability and dedication as a trusted advisor. I confidently recommend Dave as an asset to any client.
When we were first recommended to Dave, he was described as the “best kept secret in NYC tech.” He has since proven to be an invaluable partner in helping us scale the business with the right leadership talent. His team does the amazing work of truly understanding the unique culture, values and mission of a company and then delivering the best possible candidates. We are happy to recommend Dave and his team to anyone with high growth needs and more importantly, to those who value the importance of cultural contribution.
There is no wonder why Dave is such a trusted partner and adviser. His team does exceptional work of engaging and delivering the right leadership talent to help grow and scale a business. They build and nurture long-lasting relationships. They take the time to really understand core values and culture fit. And deliver leadership candidates that were unrecruitable.
The Dave Partners team is exceptional at nurturing relationships and a process that achieves high excellence in results. They operate with noble intent. This is true of all who perform at the highest level of their craft and the reason that Dave Partners is so well respected for board and executive level recruitment services.
Dave Carvajal’s leadership is exceptional at building relationships and nurturing the high touch process of shepherding board appointments. There is no mystery in why he is so highly regarded in the high-growth technology space.