Private Equity and VC-Backed Startups

Accelerate bottom-line performance through talent.


The entrepreneurial startup world can be incredibly competitive for high-performing executive leadership talent. Hiring right-fit candidates for a high-growth, performance-driven culture is critical to achieving aggressive revenue goals. But…

  • What do you do when you hire a trusted friend or family member who is underperforming?
  • Where do you turn when your investors exhaust their inner circle of top-performing leaders?
  • Do you have the right infrastructure to scale your recruiting and HR systems to support a growing workforce?
  • How do you mitigate turnover risk in business-critical roles during an M&A?

At TalentRise, we provide tailored talent optimization services to emerging and high-grow stage companies. Our approach to talent optimization consulting pairs your business and people strategies with data and analytics to drive business performance. Leveraging years of experience from our sister company, Viaduct, we’re well attuned to the challenges that come with hiring for startups. Our executive recruiters can help you find the best-fit interim or full-time C-Level leaders who possess the know-how and passion to enable business success.

As you experience high growth, develop new products, or expand into new markets, we will staff for the high-growth jobs you need to build the foundation for your next generation of leaders.

Elevate your leader, team, and organizational performance with help from your trusted talent advisors at TalentRise.

Optimize talent to boost business performance.

We specialize in these industries.

  • Professional Services
  • SaaS Technology & FinTech
  • Consumer/Industrial Manufacturing
  • Non-Profit & Associations
  • Healthcare & Medical Device
  • Financial Services
  • E-Commerce/Retail


Hunt Scanlon

TalentRise named to Hunt Scanlon Media’s list of 100 most prominent executive search firms serving the private equity sector.