NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ExecThread, Inc., a venture capital-backed professional network of diverse, carefully vetted executives and the largest aggregator of unpublished executive career opportunities, has announced the appointment of Amy Vernetti to its Board of Directors.
Amy Vernetti is the Director of Leadership Recruiting for the Moonshots and Bets at Alphabet, the parent company of Google, where she works closely with the startup companies at X, including Driverless Vehicles, Balloon Powered Internet, Robotics, Drones and other confidential projects. Amy recruits CEOs and direct reports for the Moonshots as they transition from X into stand-alone entities. Since joining Alphabet, Amy's leadership has yielded outsized diversity results at the executive levels within Alphabet startups, a feat credited to her visionary approach to increasing the presence of underrepresented professionals in leadership roles.
Vernetti was previously a Partner in the San Francisco office of True Search, a boutique search firm focusing on venture capital backed startup companies. Prior to True Search, Vernetti spent eight years as a Managing Director at Taylor Winfield where she launched the Renewables practice, and was an executive recruiter at Heidrick & Struggles and Korn/Ferry International. Early in her career, Amy pioneered a portfolio approach to Human Capital as employee #20 at startup accelerator, Garage.com, and her "War for Talent" keynote address was the basis for the Human Capital section in Guy Kawasaki's 2005 book The Art of the Start.
"We are fortunate to have Amy Vernetti contribute her unique perspective to our Board of Directors," said Joe Meyer, Founder & CEO of ExecThread. "Amy's rich expertise, both in executive recruiting and in championing talent from underrepresented groups makes her a valuable thought partner and advisor as we forge the future of ExecThread. ExecThread is committed to shaping a more inclusive business world, reflective of the diverse communities it impacts. Amy will be an important asset in working to build that future."
"I'm delighted to serve on ExecThread's Board of Directors," said Vernetti. "ExecThread is well-positioned to lead a period of transformative change in business leadership, and I look forward to working together to support this diverse network of world-class executive talent. "
About ExecThread, Inc.
Founded in 2015, ExecThread, Inc. is creating the world's most diverse network of executives and leveraging their collective influence to solve pervasive workplace diversity and culture issues from the leadership ranks outward. It works by empowering a member community of over 32,000 distinguished executives - over half of whom are underrepresented leaders - with professional development tools, an active support network, and access to the most sought-after and elusive executive-level career opportunities. Through a unique crowdsourced model ExecThread has given its member community new access to a previously hidden job market. ExecThread also connects employers and recruiters with top candidates, thereby helping to surface the best candidates and reduce time-to-hire. To join the ExecThread community, click here.