Koller Search Partners Expands West Coast Practice: Appoints Kristin Tucker as West Coast Practice Lead; Names Jory Des Jardins and Samer Hamadeh as Special Advisors.

March 5, 2018 (New York, NY): Koller Search Partners (KSP), a retained executive search firm focused on consumer and enterprise/B2B, is expanding its capabilities on the West Coast. Kristin Tucker has been appointed to lead KSP’s West Coast practice. Originally from San Diego, Kristin joined Koller Search Partners in 2013 and relocated from New York to Los Angeles in November 2017. Jory Des Jardins (Co-Founder, BlogHer and Partner at Tribal Advisors and INDEX Growth Accelerator) and Samer Hamadeh (Founder and CEO, Zeel) have been named Specials Advisors to Koller Search Partners.

In 2017 and continuing into the first quarter of 2018. Koller Search Partners saw a significant increase in search activity from West Coast (and East Coast) companies in consumer platforms, SaaS, commerce, mobile technology. In addition, KSP experienced growth in 2017 in its core practice areas of go-to-market, Chief Digital Officer, content and operational leadership for consumer and enterprise/B2B businesses in content, technology, information and commerce.

According to Jory Des Jardins: “There is such a wealth of startups here in Silicon Valley and Silicon Beach, and so much opportunity for Koller Search Partners to tap into its legacy of placing strong leaders with scale experience. And they can help West Coast startups build East Coast sales and marketing teams.”

According to Samer Hamadeh: “I have worked with Koller Search Partners for more than 10 years on go-to-market leadership hires. They consistently deliver top talent combined with a well-run search process, and the KSP team are experts in their practice areas.”