Safire Partners is a research-based retained executive search firm headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. We work with emerging growth, venture capital, private equity and angel backed companies in digital media, technology, online advertising, eCommerce, clean energy, and consumer products sectors.

Todd Gitlin founded Safire Partners in 2006 to realize a vision that relationships are the most important asset to an emerging growth company. These introductions have helped companies not only build our clients executive teams, but also reach customers, angels, investors, industry partners, and alliances. Safire Partners was founded to support businesses in this formative stage when relationships are most critical.

For every search Safire Partners conducts a thorough analysis of an industry, and systematically identifies every qualified candidate in the marketplace. This process of sourcing generates a concentrated list of candidates without regard to their interest in a career change. Only through this process will our clients gain momentum with candidates who would have never responded to a job advertisement or been found through a personal network.

Safire Partners continually looks for opportunities to invest in their clients, and since 2006 has invested over $4M. Since the firm was founded in 2006 Safire Partners has placed approximately 350 executives.


For the clients below Safire Partners has successfully searched for CEO, COO, CFO-VP Finance, Co-founder, CRO-VP Sales, CMO-VP Mktg, CPO-VP Product; CTO-VP Engineering; VP Business Development; General Managers; Head of Operations, GC-VP Legal, VP HR, and Board Directors.


todd-gitlinTodd Gitlin (Managing Partner & Founder) has been a recognized leader in executive search since 1999 completing over 500 assignments. From 2002 to 2006, Todd was a Principal Consultant with one of the larger retained executive search firms in Southern California. From 1999 to 2002, Todd worked as a Search Consultant with a top retained search firm exclusively engaged to recruit Chief Financial Officers for the tier-one venture community. Earlier in his career, Todd founded and served as CEO of CareerCreations.com, a venture-backed software company that focused on leveraging technology to develop integrated recruitment programs and job search methods for college students. Todd has a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management from California State University, Chico. Todd is also a founding member of the Los Angeles Mayor’s Council on Industry and Innovation (LAMCII), and a mentor at local accelerators: MuckerLab, AmplifyLA, and LaunchpadLA.

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To reach Safire Partners by email, please send your correspondence (ideally w/ resume) to info@safirepartners.com.
One of our Recruiters or Partners will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

Safire Partners
269 S. Beverly Dr. Suite 1213
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Todd Gitlin
Managing Partner & Founder
Office: (310) 800-2402