Foundation’s seasoned and savvy team members work from eight offices across the world. We draw on deep experience and extensive networks within the venture capital and high-technology ecosystems to connect Foundation clients with dynamic, high-impact talent.
Worked as a Recruiting Account Manager for Insight Global
Attended Towson University
Roots for the NY Giants
Enjoys hanging out with friends and playing basketball
Kyle is an Associate in the New York office. Prior to joining Foundation Talent, he worked as a Recruiting Account Manager for Insight Global, a staffing and services company that specializes in sourcing IT, Accounting, Finance and Engineering professionals.
was a Business Technology Administrator with The Vanguard Group
has a BA in Finance from West Chester University
Is a Flyers and Eagles fan
Enjoys biking and trying new restaurants
Before coming to Foundation, Greg was a Business Technology Administrator with The Vanguard Group. He worked as a liaison between IT and Vanguard Brokerage Services overseeing the development, testing and elevation of technology enhancements.
Greg has a BA in Finance from West Chester University. In his free time he enjoys biking, watching the Flyers/Eagles and trying new restaurants.
Supports the Managing Director of the firm in an administrative role
Was previously an Engagement Administrator at executive search firm True
Her two children are her greatest accomplishments
Kathleen brings more than 13 years of administrative experience to the team. As an Administrative Assistant, Kathleen provides valuable support to the firm’s executives. Kathleen previously worked as an Engagement Administrator at Foundation Talent’s sister firm, True. Prior, she spent 10 years at Medco Health Solutions (now Express Scripts) as an executive assistant, where she participated in multiple process improvement and employee satisfaction projects.
Kathleen lives in Voorhees, NJ with her husband and her two greatest accomplishments: her children.
Plays strategic role in IC, director, & VP-level placements across various functional specialties
Began his career with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
Golf enthusiast with an impressive handicap of 20
Die hard Philadelphia Eagles and Flyers fan
Principal Gil Cosnett plays a strategic role in IC, Director, & VP level searches across various functional specialties for companies in the high-growth technology space including eCommerce, SaaS, financial technology, and mobile. Prior to joining Foundation as an associate, Gil spent time working in corporate sales at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, where he was part of an award-winning sales team and was selected as a member of the employee council.
Specializes in marketing, product, engineering, business development and sales
As senior recruiter at salesforce.com, helped double the size of the CMO’s organization in 2 years
Formerly an award-winning architect
Has lived in Germany and Spain
Doesn’t think Silver Linings Playbook misrepresents his fellow fanatic Philly sports fans
Before joining Foundation, JC was a lead senior recruiter at salesforce.com, helping double the size of their Chief Marketing Officer organization within two years. Prior to salesforce.com, JC was a managing partner of VonChurch, the world’s largest digital technology talent hub where he launched and led their Create division. JC started his career in architecture, where he designed buildings in Edinburgh, Hamburg and Cincinnati, and helped reshape the skyline of San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood with the Foundry Square project. JC is originally from Reading, Pa. and has lived in Germany and Spain. He currently resides in the Bay Area with his wife, Andrea, and children Owen and Lilly.
Began her career on the agency side where she partnered with various Bay Area startups in scaling their sales teams.
Led business operations recruiting for the West Coast and South Central regions at Counsyl, a DNA testing company.
Serves as the Fundraising Lead for Beats4Boobs, a local nonprofit that supports breast cancer survivors in the Bay Area.
Enjoys running in the Presidio, going to music festivals, and watching Shark Tank.
Ashley joined Foundation Talent with a background in sales and marketing recruiting. She began her career on the agency side where she partnered with various Bay Area startups in scaling their sales teams. Most recently, she led business operations recruiting for the West Coast and South Central regions at Counsyl, a DNA testing company.
Leads the HR and finance practice for Foundation
14+ years of experience in finance, HR, and sales/marketing
Recently completed searches for Lending Club, Quirky, and AdRoll
Has completed two 60-mile, 3-day breast cancer walks
Cooking and food enthusiast who dreams of owning an island bistro.
Favorite snowboarding vacation spot: Aspen!
Before becoming a partner and leading the Finance and Human Resources practice for Foundation Talent, Jennifer was a recruiting manager for Robert Half Finance and Accounting, an international staffing firm specializing in finance and accounting functional roles. Jennifer accrued 12 years of successful full-cycle sales and recruitment experience with RHI and grew an extensive network of clients and candidates. In addition to being a leading sales producer, Jennifer successfully held multiple roles within Robert Half, including management of both administrative and accounting temporary divisions. Outside of the office, Jennifer pursues a philanthropic commitment to finding a cure for breast cancer.
Focuses on Product, Sales and Marketing roles.
Located in San Fransisco
Enjoys running through Golden Gate Park.
Plays golf and pick-up soccer games.
Seth Funahashi hails from the Central Valley in CA and is a Senior Associate for Foundation Talent, focusing on Product, Sales and Marketing roles. Prior to joining Foundation Talent, he discovered his passion for recruiting at Premier Staffing as an Account Director in San Francisco, focusing primarily on sales roles. In addition, Seth was Director of Research & Recruitment at a biomechanics research lab called Heeluxe and physical therapy aide.
When Seth isn’t in the office, you can find him running through Golden Gate Park, attempting to play golf, looking for a pick-up soccer game, or enjoying drinks with friends.
Based in the London office
Helps build Foundation Talent's RAP practice across EMEA
Has 10+ years of search and in-house experience
Is a dual US/UK Citizen
Retired Wedding Singer
Mother of a crazy toddler and two crazy dogs
Based in the London office, Talia helps to build out Foundation Talent’s Recruitment Acceleration Program (RAP) across EMEA, with a deep understanding of the hiring community and HR challenges, while maintaining a sense of urgency and pace. Talia has over 10 years of experience from search agency, RPO and in-house environments. She began her career in the City of London Banking industry and moved into Software and Infrastructure in 2009. For the past 7 years, Talia has worked with some of the world’s largest vendors including EMC, IBM, CA Technologies and Juniper Networks. Most recently, Talia has led an Executive Search team of 12 within a world leading RPO business. Talia’s experience spans tech projects successfully completed to SVP level across all global regions. Talia, a dual US/UK citizen, has a B.A. in Music. She retired from her short career as a Wedding Singer, but remains a huge music enthusiast. Talia is the owner of two crazy dogs, a proud mother of one crazy toddler and wife of a very patient husband.
Was most recently Head of Talent Acquisition for a video advertising company that grew from 23 to 88 in 13 months
Led sales recruiting for a digital marketing SaaS company
Spent a few years in software sales
Hails from Portland, Oregon
Played College Basketball
Has traveled to 7 states to support his favorite college football team, the Oregon Ducks
Sam joins us from working for various stage startups over the last 4 years in San Francisco. Most recently, he was heading up Talent Acquisition for a video advertising company that grew from 23 to 88 in 13 months. Prior to that, he headed up sales recruiting for a digital marketing SaaS company and spent a few years selling software as well. As his career has progressed, he has found himself back on the recruiting track (5 years previous agency experience) and could not be more excited to be joining such a strong and character-driven organization.
Sam is a huge Portland, Oregon homer which is where he lived for almost 20 years with the exception of attending the University of Oregon. He’s a huge Ducks fan and has traveled to Michigan, Virginia, Texas, Arizona, Washington, Utah, and Tennessee to watch them soar.
Previously oversaw all the sales recruiting for healthcare technology company, Zocdoc, leading teams in both New York City and Phoenix offices.
Worked for a boutique technology recruiting firm, Connections of New York.
Received his Bachelor of Arts from Williams College in Massachusetts
Loves Bruce Springsteen.
Enjoys attending Soul Cycle classes.
Ryan Lupo is a Principal in the New York office. Prior to Foundation, Ryan oversaw all the sales recruiting for healthcare technology company, Zocdoc, leading teams in both New York City and Phoenix offices. Over his tenure, the company grew from 100 to over 700 employees at its peak. Ryan also previously worked for a boutique technology recruiting firm, Connections of New York.
After receiving his Bachelor of Arts from Williams College in Massachusetts, Ryan moved to New York City, where he still resides with his fiance. Ryan loves a good meal, a nice beer, Bruce Springsteen, and attending Soul Cycle classes.
Prior to joining Foundation, began her recruiting career with TEKsystems, an IT staffing and services company
Graduated from West Chester University
Lives in Philadelphia but is originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania
Enjoys reading and browsing her favorite skincare and fashion blogs
Prior to joining Foundation, Kylie Lush began her recruiting career with TEKsystems, an IT staffing and services company. Over the last five years, she served in Delivery, Execution and Client relationship-building roles in Recruitment and Account Management. Over the last two years, her main focus has been supporting Comcast’s DevOps engineering and research teams.
Previously oversaw internal hiring for Allegis Global Solutions
Focuses on Marketing and Technology
Lives in Stamford, CT with his wife Morgan and two daughters Joey and Georgia
A long suffering Knicks and Jets fan
Has a passion for real estate and boating
Bob spent most of his career with Allegis Group as a top performing recruitment leader in both their RPO and Executive Search divisions. With focus on Marketing and Technology, Bob has been successful in large scale build outs of Digital teams for Starwood Hotels and Hilton Worldwide, along with a history of placing top creative and technical talent with firms including Visa, American Express, MasterCard. Most recently he oversaw internal hiring for Allegis Global Solutions RPO business leading teams in NYC, Detroit, and Phoenix.
Bob lives in Stamford, CT with his wife Morgan and two daughters Joey and Georgia. A long suffering Knicks and Jets fan with a passion for real estate and boating.
Has worked with multiple agencies in San Francisco
Graduated from the University of Oregon
Plays blues guitar
Enjoys exercising at the gym
Originally from the Bay Area, Jacob started his professional career in recruitment shortly after graduating from the University of Oregon in 2015. Jacob has worked with multiple agencies in San Francisco including sales and recruiting role with JobSpring Partners and placing individual contributors at Fortune 500 companies with TalentBurst, Inc. He has experience recruiting for both technical and non-technical roles locally and nationwide.
Launched EMEA operation in 2015
20+ years technology recruitment experience, predominantly with high growth start ups
Headed up the internal recruitment teams across EMEA at Yahoo!, Betfair, and Lucent Technologies
Married to actress Davina, whose credits include both Broadway and West End shows. Daughter, India, born in 2014.
Director of Rugby at London Cornish RFC, one of the fastest rising amateur clubs in London
Keen follower of national hunt horse racing, and the San Francisco 49ers!
Dickon launched Foundation in EMEA in 2014, and is responsible for building the organisation in London and across Europe. He brings with him multi level experience of building in house and agency recruitment teams over two decades, servicing high growth technology companies across the region. He has managed some of the largest ever volume multi-site recruitment campaigns in Europe on behalf of a series of Fortune 500 and FTSE companies, and takes much pride in having helped build a series of companies from the ground up. Dickon has a BA (Hons) in Humanities from Greenwich University, where he also gained a Diploma in Business Studies.
Heads business development and client management
Co-founded the first national online delivery service (10 years too soon!)
Experienced deal-maker and relationship builder
Married father of 4 active children
Used to be found on the golf course, now likely found coaching a youth sports team
Before becoming a partner at Foundation, Gary was executive vice president at Site Development, Inc. He was responsible for the new market expansion of several large retail clients in the Eastern U.S., where he successfully negotiated transactions in excess of $250M. Prior to SDI, Gary was a co-founder and director at Ez2get.com, the nation’s first web-based, rapid satisfaction and fulfillment-company; providing 1-hour delivery of retail goods to residential and business clients. Based in San Francisco, Gary led all activities in the Western U.S., including expansion into 10 new markets and the acquisition of several competitors. Gary was also a member of the leadership group that secured $42M in private placement funding.
Previously worked in tech sales
Has primarily focused on operational and sales roles
Graduated from the University of California, Berkeley
Volunteers her time with the Spinsters of San Francisco
Alyssa joined Foundation Talent after working in tech sales for the past 3 years. Prior to that, she spent 3+ years in high end retail working her way up to managing two million dollars in volume and a team of 5 salespeople. She made the jump from sales into the world of recruiting at Shift Technologies, where she primarily focused on operational and sales roles.
Alyssa is originally from Orange County, CA. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley where she studied History of Art. In her free time she enjoys wine tasting, volunteering her time with the Spinsters of San Francisco, and traveling.
Joined the London office as an Associate in October 2015
Formerly an acting teacher and acting school Director
Worked as a professional actor performing on London’s West End stage
Driving a passion for music, Amy performs in blues band MACK
Amy joined the London-based EMEA team at Foundation Talent as an Associate in October of 2015. Prior to launching a career in search, Amy worked in the field of Operations Management at several establishments, leading as Director of GSA Saturday School. Amy also formally worked as a drama teacher for students age 6 to 60. After graduating with a BA (Honors) in Musical Theatre at Guildford School of Acting, Amy focused many years on her acting career, which took her from the West End stage to international theatre tours. Productions in which she has been featured include Cabaret, Annie Get Your Gun and the Monty Python musical, Spamalot!
Provides key insight and research across various searches as a Senior Associate
Previously served as an Account Manager for TEKsystems
Graduate of Dickinson College
Huge fan of Bruce Springsteen and Jerry Seinfeld
Prior to joining Foundation, Ben spent two years as a Recruiter and Account Manager at TEKsystems, an IT staffing companying. Most recently, he’s been a Senior Associate instrumental in supporting Engineering, Finance and HR roles for emerging tech companies in Boston, NYC, SF.
Ben graduated from Dickinson College where he met his wife. He now lives in Haddonfield, NJ, and spends his free time with his dog, golfing and being an avid Bruce Springsteen fan.
First of the team to be based in Ireland
Builds teams and individual contributor roles for high growth companies
14 years of in-house experience in tech
Holds a Business Studies degree with a specialization in HRM
Spends her free time with friends and family, reading and cooking
Bikram Yoga enthusiast
Barbara was the first of the Foundation Talent team across the wider company to be based in Ireland. She specializes in sourcing, assessing and closing top talent and building teams and individual contributor roles for Foundation Talent’s high growth client companies. Barbara comes to Foundation Talent with 14 years of in-house Tech industry experience. Having worked for Oracle, Yahoo, Adroll and PayPal, she holds a proven track record in direct recruiting at all levels across EMEA. Barbara has successfully placed within the customer care, sales, business development, HR, finance, technical and business analysis disciplines. Barbara graduated from Dublin City University Business School with a degree in Business Studies, specializing in Human Resource Management. In her free time, Barbara likes to spend time with family and friends, read, cook and do Bikram yoga.
20+ years of experience in talent acquisition/recruiting
Understands what it means to work in high growth, fast paced tech companies
A stickler for superior client service and the candidate experience
Originally from Denver, Colorado
Would rather be outdoors than in
Makes fabulous guacamole
Was a full cycle Executive Recruiter for CyberCoders, focused on highly technical engineering roles.
A mother of two very active children
Loves a challenge
During her 15 years in sales and recruiting leadership roles, Vanessa spent most of her career with an international staffing giant, Randstad US, as a top-performing sales and recruiting leader for their Accounting and Finance division. Most recently, Vanessa held a Senior Associate role with Argosight, a startup where she helped build out the direct hire/retained recruitment practice, successfully focusing on engineering, sales/marketing and operations roles.
Outside of the office, Vanessa enjoys spending time with her two very active kids and extended family in the Boston area. She has successfully completed multiple marathons, loves to surf/ski, anything outdoors and anything with a challenge.
Previously a kindergarten teacher and private school Director
Graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Elementary Education
Relocated to San Francisco from Philadelphia
Loves to travel and spend her summers on the beach
Avid PSU football fan
Lisa recently moved from Philadelphia to San Francisco. Prior to Foundation Talent, Lisa was a Kindergarten teacher and the Director of a private school in South Philadelphia. Although Lisa loves the world of education, she is very excited to jump into recruiting. Prior to teaching, Lisa graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Elementary Education. In addition to rooting for PSU football and (of course) the Philadelphia Eagles, Lisa loves to spend her summers at the beach as well as traveling and exploring new areas. The move to San Francisco has allowed Lisa to travel, explore new restaurants, and meet a ton of new amazing people!