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“I’ve worked with a bevy of exec-recruiters and the team at 3FORTY3 are some of the best out there. They’re really smart, know their functional areas inside out, are consultative, operate with high integrity, and will work with you to find a good match rather than overselling you on candidates. I wholeheartedly recommend their team.”

Ali Ghodsi, Founder/CEO,

Funded by:

a16z, NEA, Battery Ventures

Industry/Market:

Enterprise, SaaS, Open Source

“We were looking for a transcendent leader as our CMO – someone that uniquely fit our culture, who was passionate about our product / vision, empathetic to the challenges of our customers and adaptable to the complexities of our biz model.  The 3FORTY3 team understood the high-bar and subtle nuances and they delivered a positive outcome that my team, Board and I are thrilled with. I would highly recommend to any Founder/CEO.”

Sid Sijbrandij, Founder/CEO,

Funded by:

Khosla, Google Ventures, Y Combinator, August Capital

Industry / Market:

Open-source, DevOps, SaaS, Enterprise

“They did a great job working with us to understand our executive needs and our team. They placed a great leader who is making a huge impact.”

Chris Wanstrath, Founder/CEO,

Funded by:

a16z, Sequoia, IVP, SV Angel, Thrive Capital

Industry/Market:

Enterprise, Dev Platform, Cloud Computing

The 3FORTY3 team rocks! In short order they were able to engage and close our top candidate. They are also a lot of fun to partner with – I highly recommend them for tough GTM searches.

Jason Gardner, CEO,

Funded By:

ICONIQ Capital, Goldman Sachs, IA Capital Group, Visa, 83 North, Granite Ventures, Commerce

Industry/Market:

FinTech, Enterprise, SaaS

We partnered with 3FORTY3 on a recent marketing leadership search and we’re very pleased with their process and the end results. 3FORTY3 got into the market quickly and they were developing compelling candidates right from the start. Even though it was a tough search, we landed a phenomenal candidate and would highly recommend them for executive GTM focused searches.

Alex Austin, CEO,

Funded By:

NEA, Founders Fund, Playground Ventures, Samsung Ventures, Pear Ventures, Cowboy Ventures, Madrona Venture Group

Industry / Market:

Mobile, Enterprise, SaaS, Analytics

“We had great experience with 3FORTY3 recently on an ambitious CMO search. The team spent a lot of energy up front getting to know us at a granular level and quickly delivered a high-quality pipeline of differentiated candidates that gave us a great sense of the market. They ran a thoughtful and highly effective process from launch through hire and they’re also a lot of fun to work with. I would highly recommend the 3FORTY3 team to any entrepreneur looking to hire world-class executive talent.”

Ara Mahdessia & Vahe Kuzoyan, Co-Founders,

Funded By:

Bessemer, Index Ventures. ICONIQ Capital, Battery

Industry/Market:

Home Services, SaaS, Software

As someone who has worked with a few headhunters in the past, 3FORTY3 is by far the best firm we worked with. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with them; quickly developed a deep connection and were better aligned than any other search firm we’ve worked with in the past. We look forward to a lasting relationship with the 3FORTY3 team. Highly endorse.

Tomer Tagrin, CEO & Co-Founder,

Funded By:

Bessemer Venture Partners, Access Industries, Blumberg Capital

Industry/Market:

Commerce Marketing, Content, Social Media Marketing

“3FORTY3 are the best executive recruiters that I have used for marketing and business development leader searches period (I’ve used 10 different firms over the last 15 years). They bring in great candidates, are candid about their skills and responsive to changing criteria. Their “time to first high-quality candidate” is amazing. They understand our unique company culture so well that sometimes I forget that they are not a member of our team.”

Munjal Shah, Founder/CEO,

Funded by:

CRV, a16z, First Round, Greylock, Menlo Ventures

Industry/Market:

Consumer, Biotech, Healthcare, Life Insurance

“Best retained search process we’ve experienced and we landed our #1 choice for our new CMO. 3FORTY3 was an invaluable partner, arming us with detailed / transparent candidate and market insights along the way. We had a highly competitive and accelerated candidate close, and the coordination between teams to insure success was exceptional. I would highly recommend the 3FORTY3 team.”

Manish Sood, Founder & CEO,

Funded by:

NEA, Crosslink Capital, Sapphire Ventures, .406 Ventures

Market/Industry:

Data Integration, MDM, PaaS, Analytics

“The bottom line is that 3FORTY3 exceeded our expectations! They were a joy to work with and delivered multiple finalists to choose from, a true testament to how well they understood our business and the mission of the role. If you have the opportunity to work with 3FORTY3, you won’t regret it.”

Norman Happ, SVP Sales, Partnerships, & Customer Success,

Funded by:

Sequoia, Morgenthaler Ventures, Meritech Capital

Industry/Market:

Information Services, Mobile, SaaS

“We recently engaged the 3FORTY3 team on a tough C-level search and they didn’t disappoint. Their intimate knowledge of our industry and the candidate pool was unmatched. In short order, they developed a number of highly-credible executives for us to speak with, and their streamlined process helped us land our first choice quickly. I would highly recommend 3FORTY3.”

Jaspreet Singh, CEO,

Funded by:

Sequoia, Nexus Venture, Riverwood Capital

Industry/Market:

Enterprise, Data Storage, SaaS

“We had a fantastic experience with the 3FORTY3 team. Their network access was impressive and their counsel throughout the process was immensely helpful. I saw seven high-caliber executives in the first 4-weeks, all uniquely suited for the role. Being able to compare/contrast candidates side-by-side in a short window of time gave me the confidence to make an informed decision. I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome. I’m a big fan.”

Rajeev Behera, Founder/ CEO,

Funded by:

TPG Growth, Lightspeed, a16z

Industry/Market:

Enterprise, Employee Reviews, SaaS

“Members of 3FORTY3 worked with us on a challenging VP, Product search, helping find a candidate with specialized experience in the areas we were looking for. Their team was great to work with through the entire process, from early definition, right through to integrating the candidate with our team. I’d highly recommend.”

Stephen Lake, CEO/ Founder,

Funded by:

Intel Capital, Spark Capital, Y Combinator, First Round

Industry/Market:

Consumer Electronics, AR/VR, Wearables

“From start to finish, the search process with 3Forty3 was strategic and consultative. They truly understood our business, dynamics and culture. We set the bar high and our parameters were tight, but they delivered a stellar panel of candidates, any one of which could do the job. In the end, we closed our #1 choices. Thank you to the team for a job well done.”

Doug Lebda , Founder & CEO,

Funded by:

NASDAQ: TREE

Industry/Market:

FinTech, Banking, Credit, Finance, Personal Finance

“3FORTY3 changed my perception of the value of retained search. They spent the time to really understand our business and what was important to me and my co-founder They have become more of a partner than a consultant.”

Brian Thomas , Cofounder/ CEO,

Funded by:

Sequoia, Brick & Mortar, Resolute

Industry/Market:

Consumer, Self Storage, Service Industry

“As a CEO / Founder you worry about any 3rd party vendor being able to tell your story as well as you can.  3FORTY3 truly became an extension of our team.  They spent the time to understand our business & culture and embodied the passion required to tell our compelling story to candidates who showed up to interviews prepared and excited to discover more.  We landed a real difference maker in our new CMO.  I would highly recommend the team at 3FORTY3.”

Vijay Balasubramaniyan, CEO/Co-Founder,

Funded By:

Andreessen Horowitz, Citi Ventures, Felicis Ventures, CapitalG, GV, IVP and Vitruvian Partners.

Industry/Market:

Risk Management, Security

Experience

3FORTY3 embraces a white glove, bespoke servicing approach for our clients and candidates. We ensure projects are over-resourced and employ a velocity-based, highly transparent and data-driven approach. Find out more about our experience.

“3FORTY3 helped us land the best CMO on the market! They exceeded expectations and were our trusted advisors throughout the process; tireless, great work ethic, on top of the details – over communicating along the way. Based on our amazing experience, 3FORTY3 is now our executive recruitment firm of choice.”

Ariel Cohen & Ilan Twig, Co-Founders,

Funded By:

Andreessen Horowitz, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Zeev Ventures

Industry/Market:

Business Travel, Computer, Software

“The team at 3FORTY3 were an incredible partner landing our ‘first choice’ CMO. Our bar was unapologetically high; the team was relentless in pursuit with access to the very best in global marketers.”

Rhys Hughes, VP Global Talent,

Investors/Funded By:

Greylock, Lightspeed Ventures, Bain Capital, Khosla Ventures, IVP

Categories / Industry / Market:

Enterprise, Software, Cloud Data Management, Security

“I only have the best things to say about 3FORTY3! From the professionalism to the network, to maintaining the highest bar throughout the search, even when it seemed tough – outstanding client experience and result.”

Ryan Chan, CEO & Founder,

Categories / Industry / Market:

Enterprise, SaaS, CMMS, EAMS

Investors/Funded By:

Y Combinator, Emergence Capital, Battery Ventures

“The team at 3FORTY3 delivered a fantastic search. They were thoughtful about the kinds of candidates they surfaced and why they were being presented. They supported our team throughout the hiring process with smart advice, and data, which kept things on track. We landed a world-class CMO who was our universal top-choice. We enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend the team at 3FORTY3.”

Anant Kale, CEO/Founder,

Funded By::

Lightspeed Ventures, Redpoint Ventures

Industry / Market:

Enterprise, SaaS, AI, Expense Auditing

“They are fantastic to work with – responsive, diligent, and informed on the market. Great process that balanced getting to know us, our business and what was key to success in the role. They brought us the right kind of quality candidates quickly and consistently. We landed an impactful executive. I would highly recommend the 3FORTY3 team.”

Greg Murphy, President & CEO,

Categories / Industry / Market:

Enterprise, SaaS, Security

Investors/Funded By:

Wing, TenEleven Ventures, Unusual Ventures

“They brought us a tremendous number of super high-quality candidates. Additionally, they kept at us to keep the process moving forward when things got super busy on our end. Somehow they were able to find that perfect balance between annoying and too relaxed, and we kept things moving forward. I highly recommend.”

Mike Farley, CEO,

Funded by:

Bessemer, GGV, Khosla

Industry/Market:

Consumer Electronics, Mobile, IoT

“I would have to call this the best first 2 weeks I have ever seen from a new top executive joining my org. I couldn’t imagine a better fit for what we needed – greatly appreciate their support on this critical executive hire. Highly recommend.”

Phil Fernandez, CEO,

Funded by:

Battery Ventures, IVP, Mayfield, Storm, InterWest

Industry/Market:

Enterprise, Marketing Automation, SaaS

“The 3FORTY3 team has been searching partners of ours for the past few years. They are very hands-on and took the time to deeply understand our business and culture and weren’t afraid to challenge us on what we thought we were looking for. Their candor, transparency and thoughtful counsel has made them a joy to work with. I would highly recommend the 3FORTY3 team.”

Mehul Patel, CEO,

Funded by:

Sierra Ventures, Lumia Capital, Crosslink Capital

Industry/Market:

Enterprise, Recruiting, Marketplace

“I conducted multiple searches with Steve and the 3FORTY3 team. Each search resulted in solid, long-term hires that were excellent fits for Coupa. Their attention to detail, organizational skills, and 24/7 availability made our work together highly productive. I endorse without hesitation.”

Rob Bernshteyn, CEO,

Funded by:

Battery Ventures, Blue Run, Eldorado, MDV, Crosslink Capital, Meritech

Industry/Market:

Enteprise, eProcurement, SaaS

“Their team is highly consultative and extremely well networked. Honest, personable and they were a true partner across several key searches for Chef; highly recommend.”

Barry Crist, CEO,

Funded by:

Battery Ventures, DFJ, Ignition Partners, Scale Venture Partners

Industry/Market:

Enterprise, DevOps, SaaS

Outcomes

Great companies and candidates trust 3FORTY3 because we work with the highest integrity. We understand the underlying dynamics around executive placements, business culture, and industry trends. Get to know the 3FORTY3 team.

From beginning to end, I knew I had retained the right search firm. There is a finesse to their approach and delivery – from aligning key stakeholders on level, skills, and compensation, to supporting the search with data and market-based knowledge, to managing a collaborative process and coordinated close; all made for an incredible experience and partnership. 3FORTY3 hit it out of the park for us, and I recommend without hesitation.

Ravi Khatod, CEO,

Funded by:

Norwest, Scale Venture Partners, Dell, Alloy Ventures

Industry/Market:

Enterprise, Cyber Security, SaaS

“We quickly learned the 3FORTY3 Operations team capitalizes on an unparalleled depth of experience, not only in the world of executive search but as true operations professionals. They have expert knowledge of the market, speak the language, and understand our operational needs. Adding value above and beyond the standard executive search, we’re fortunate to have such a trusted partner to help build an exceptional leadership team.”

Elram Goren, Co-Founder & CEO,

Categories / Industry / Market:

E-commerce, Supply Chain Management, Robotics

Investors/Funded By:

Corner Ventures, Playground Global, Aleph, Innovation Endeavor

It was a pleasure to partner with 3FORTY3 on our recent CMO search. They invested the time upfront to fully understand our unique business and culture and helped us land our number one choice, in short order. Highly recommend using them for tough GTM searches.

Jay Lee, Co-Founder & Co-CEO,

Funded By:

Battery Ventures, Mucker Capital, Wavemaker Partners

Industry / Market:

Enterprise, SaaS

I thoroughly enjoyed working with 3FORTY3 on our CMO search. The candidates surfaced were fantastic. Their attention to detail and sense of urgency was exceptional. We are thrilled with the outcome. I’d highly recommend the 3FORTY3 team.

Suresh Vasudevan, CEO,

Funded By:

Insight Partners, Accel, Bain Capital Ventures

Industry/Market:

Security / Cloud Computing / Open Source

The team at 3FORTY3 brought the domain and functional expertise, rigorous process, and extensive network that we were looking for in our search partner. They took the time to understand what is mission-critical for our business and our culture and in the end, we landed a top tier candidate. We are very pleased to recommend them to anyone looking for the best.

Jesse Levey, President,

Funded By:

Inventus Capital Partners, Menlo Ventures, Globespan Capital Partners, IA Capital Group

Industry/Market:

Consumer, FinTech, Credit, Finance

“What I appreciated about 3FORTY3’s process and unique team approach was their thorough review of our business and the underlying dynamics of our executive leadership needs. This early work really set the tone for the search and aligned the key decision makers around the right candidate experience and level quickly. We ultimately landed our top choice and she’s been making an immediate impact. 3FORTY3 is also a lot of fun to work with….I’d highly recommend.”

Jim Zemlin, Executive Director,

Funded by:

Non-Profit

Industry/Market:

Enterprise, Open Source, Non-Profit

“The team at 3FORTY3 took an interest in getting to know our business, our culture, and our recruitment needs. They internalized this and quickly went to work, bringing us a pipeline of high caliber candidates. The team has an extensive network and was highly collaborative, translating into a successful search. I would highly recommend.”

Kavitha Mariappan, Chief Marketing Officer,

Funded by:

Accel, Lightspeed, Sway Ventures

Industry/Market:

Enterprise, Developer Tools, SaaS

“I had heard great things about 3FORTY3 from my investor group and they didn’t disappoint. They introduced us to an impressive roster of candidates and ran a thorough/rigorous process. 3FORTY3 found us an amazing CMO. I would absolutely work with them again.”

Gus Robertson, CEO,

Funded by:

NEA, e.ventures, Index Ventures, Telstra Ventures

Industry/Market:

Enterprise, App Delivery Platform

“3FORTY3 felt like an extension of our team. Their passion and enthusiasm from kickoff through to close was undeniable. As with most exec searches, we had a Swiss-Army-Knife set of requirements for the role. They were patient, listened carefully and introduced us to a solid panel of highly relevant candidates. Their counsel was thoughtful and helped us navigate the process to hire a leader who has been a superb addition to Okta. I would highly recommend 3FORTY3.”

Eric Berg, CPO,

Funded by:

a16z, Sequoia, Greylock, Khosla, Floodgate

Industry/Market:

Enterprise, Identity Management, SaaS

“3FORTY3 ran a thorough and expeditious search. They were able to quickly align on the ideal profile and introduced us to an impressive group of candidates culminating in landing a great leader. From their original pitch to me, to candidate closure, they were highly competent, dependable and consistent. I strongly recommend the 3FORTY3 team.”

Roman Stanek, CEO,

Funded by:

General Catalyst, a16z, Intel Capital, Tenaya

Industry/Market:

Enterprise, Analytics, SaaS

“As a CEO, hiring key executives is one of my top priorities, but as an entrepreneur, the thought of paying a retained search firm was hard to rationalize. After several months of pouring through my network, my advisors encouraged me to enlist outside help and recommended 3FORTY3. We landed our top candidate who is making an immediate impact – I couldn’t be more satisfied with the outcome/process and would highly recommend the 3FORTY3 team without reservation.”

Michael Papay, Co-Founder & CEO,

Funded by:

FundersClub, Lighter Capital

Industry/Market:

Enterprise, Crowdsourcing, SaaS

“In a short amount of time, they were able to connect us with several very high caliber people, and we ended up hiring an amazing executive. What impressed me most was their accessibility – they took calls, texts, emails even when on vacation. They were also very helpful in closing the candidate.”

Art Agarwal, Board Member/Founder,

Funded by:

a16z, Great Oaks, Lerer Hippeau Ventures

Industry/Market:

Consumer, Automotive, Marketplace

“They helped us recruit our first ever CMO and delivered in spades. They not only landed us a great CMO, but they also helped our game in terms of hiring senior talent in general. Their patience, persistent, and willingness to coach us made for a great experience. #winning”

Amanda Lannert, Founder/CEO,

Funded by:

Sigma Partners, Updata Partners

Industry/Market:

Enterprise, Employee Benefits, SaaS

“3FORTY3 changed our opinion on the value of retained search. They took the time to truly understand what we were looking for in a candidate. As a result, they were able to find, and help us hire a candidate who was exactly what we were looking for.”

James Rogers, Founder & CEO,

Funded by:

a16z, DBL Partners, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Industry/Market:

Biotechnology, Sustainability

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