Kris Snodgras

VP, Talent, Norwest Venture Partners

Board, Advisor, C-level, & VP leadership talent mapping maven connecting people to growth opportunities across the Norwest consumer portfolio. We invest in seed- to late-stage founders at Casper, Common co-living, Grove.co, Jet.com, Madison Reed, Minted, Modsy, Opendoor, Ritual, Udemy and at growth equity-backed entrepreneurs from Kendra Scott, PCA Skin, and The Learning Experience.

10+ years retained executive search placing go-to-market and tech execs across Marketing, Finance, Engineering & Product, Operations, and Sales for Enterprise and Consumer Internet clients like Cloudera, vArmour, Solera Networks, Mint.com, Stella & Dot, Chegg, Wine.com, CafePress, and Lending Club.

Started retained executive search career at packaged goods and consumer boutique firm Bialla with a brief hiatus at worldwide executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles in San Francisco after seven years in tech sales at pioneering Internet start-ups Netscape, RealNames, and VeriSign. Spent two years living in Chelsea, New York, for a brief stint in the fashion industry. Lived the expat life in Frankfurt, Germany, at the beginning of my career in International Marketing for a privately-held systems integrator.

Lifelong student of skiing. Favorites are Zermatt, Crans-Montana, Squaw Valley, Vail, and Breckenridge. Airbnb Superguest prospect. Former expat. Gunn High School graduate. French and German speaker.

My Sessions

Seizing Board Opportunities in PE Backed Next-Gen Companies

Following up on our popular Ascendant series, Building your Career in Retail, we’ll discuss what it takes to get on a private equity backed board and the remit necessary to make meaningful contributions. Using the theme of speed as our framework, we’ll help you accelerate your journey by revealing the crucial steps you’ll need to […]