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About

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.

Clients

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.

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Team

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Todd Gitlin
Managing Partner & Founder 

Todd 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. Show MoreFrom 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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Aaron Zeeb
Recruiting Partner

Aaron has more than 15 years of experience building and scaling high-performing teams across emerging technology companies. Prior to Safire Partners, Aaron was the Head of Talent Acquisition at Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) Show Morewhere he helped scale the organization from less than 500 employees to over 4,000 in total headcount. While there he also led executive searches for their finance, manufacturing, and engineering teams while managing a team of more than 20 talent acquisition professionals. Before joining SpaceX, Aaron helped build and establish Google's presence in Southern California scaling their engineering design center by a factor of 3. Aaron has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas.

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Jason Turner
Recruiting Partner

Jason is a dynamic and accomplished entertainment, digital media, business development, and integrated marketing executive with over 15 years of proven expertise and achievement in leading and monetizing high profile brand exploitation through licensing, driving interactive campaigns, Show Morecreating digital distribution, and fostering high level relationships with licensees, advertisers, sponsors, and publishers. Jason is responsible for helping revolutionize the way audiences engage with entertainment- from “teaching America how to text message”, on shows like American Idol, to monetizing audience participation from PSMS campaigns on Deal or No Deal, Turner is one of only a handful of executives in America to have successfully driven revenue from multi-platform interactive entertainment. His leadership at companies such as Playboy Enterprises, Endemol and FreemantleMedia, as well as, his role as a mentor at Mucker Labs bring a unique and valued skill set to our team. Jason has a Bachelor of Arts from Boston College.

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Regina Bliss
Operations Partner

Regina has over 20 years’ experience helping Fortune 500 companies recruit and retain the best and the brightest talent pool. Prior to Safire Partners Regina was Founder and CEO of Work Life Benefits. She developed a nationwide, 24/7 call center, staffed by highly skilled care consultants Show More who assisted corporate employees with all aspects of balancing their work and personal commitments. Clients included companies such as Toyota, NBCUniversal, Warner Bros and Microsoft. Accor acquired WLB and bundled into their hotel and “benefits services” group. Regina was also a nationally recognized consultant, trainer and educator. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from California State University Northridge.

 

Contact

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
www.safirepartners.com

Todd Gitlin
Managing Partner & Founder
Office: (310) 800-2402
tg@safire.la