SEATTLE, Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Madrona Venture Group announced today the appointment of Kerry Van Voris to the position of Director of Talent. In this role, Kerry will work with Madrona's portfolio companies to recruit talent and strategically plan and manage resources to ensure growth and success. Kerry comes to Madrona from Amazon.com, where she most recently led executive recruiting for Amazon Web Services.
"Finding and retaining the best talent is crucial for young companies," said Scott Jacobson, Managing Director at Madrona. "Our team sent more than 600 candidates to portfolio companies last year, from engineers and data scientists to product managers, marketers and senior executives. Kerry has a strong track record building and leading elite recruiting teams to attract and place a broad spectrum of candidates. She is a perfect fit to help us take our game to the next level in 2015 and beyond." Kerry succeeds Robin Andrulevich, who left Madrona to join Juno Therapeutics in late 2014.
Van Voris brings a strong track record collaborating with executives and entrepreneurs to assess their talent needs and find and place the right talent. Her Seattle roots stretch back over a decade to Microsoft, where she played a key role in acquiring and integrating talent through acquisitions.
"The Seattle tech economy is booming, and I'm excited to join the Madrona team, which plays a key role in our region helping early-stage technology companies start and grow," said Kerry Van Voris. "Working with founders and executives to attract top talent and build their companies' people management muscles, while they are just getting started or growing by leaps and bounds, is a really exciting opportunity. I'm looking forward to diving in!"
About Madrona Venture Group
Madrona (www.madrona.com) has been investing in early-stage technology companies in the Pacific Northwest since 1995 and has been privileged to play a role in some of the region's most successful technology ventures. The firm invests predominantly in seed and Series A rounds across the information technology spectrum, including consumer Internet, commercial software and services, digital media and advertising, networking and cloud computing, and mobile. Madrona manages approximately $1 billion and was an early investor in companies such as Amazon.com, Apptio, Isilon Systems, Extrahop, and Redfin.
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