As one of the most highly respected executive recruit leaders in Silicon Valley, Irene Murphy has conducted more than 300 executive searches during her career. Known for her strong network of talented leaders in the technology sector, Irene is an exceptional consultative leader who works closely with clients to guide the search process, and identify and hire top executives who add transformative value their companies.
With more than 20 years in the executive retained search business, Irene applies a laser-focus, professional and thoughtful approach to C level, GM, and VP searches for enterprise software, SaaS, internet, and e-commerce clients. Some notable clients are Findly, Sunrun, Actiance, LiquidSpace, Yummly, Ellie Mae, Intapp, Cornerstone, CourseSmart, Actian, FileTrek, Agiliance, IP Infusion, RTI, and Moovweb. Irene also works closely with DFJ, Bay Partners, Bessemer, Sutter Hill, Walden International, and Mohr Davidow, as well as other private investors.
Irene was able to quickly grasp the essence of our business and the critical nuances of our company’s culture. In short order we had an exceptional panel of world class candidates. We ultimately closed our number one choice.”
—Mark Gilbreath, CEO Liquid Space
“Nobody is better connected to Silicon Valley executives. That said, she exceeded even my expectations on the most recent search. She had 4 candidates that all cleared the bar and met or exceeded the spec, and wanted the opportunity. That just doesn’t happen.”
—Brian Carr Chief Revenue Officer, Appcelerator
Prior to joining Vantage Partners, she was the founder of Prism Associates, and previously a Director at the BridgeGate Group. Irene received the “Most Valuable Player” award for ten consecutive years highlighting her number one firm-wide ranking for outstanding client satisfaction.
Irene holds a degree in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley.