Since 2010, I have been leading the Executive Search Practice at the Triad Group and have partnered with leading Silicon Valley
Venture Capitalist and Startup leaders.

Our clients are at the center of technology and are fundamentally changing the world through rapid innovation.

Rita recently did a great job for one of our companies filling the need for
VP of Engineering.
— Noel Fenton, General Partner at Trinity Ventures
Rita has been an extremely valuable resource during my time at Joyent, as well as in my current role. She placed a VP level Product Leader for me at Joyent and it has been a great partnership. She really understands the complexities of the search profiles and is able to see the bigger picture.
— Bill Fine, VP Product at Serverless
Rita was recommended by our Board. She placed several key people on the Dotloop Leadership team. If you are looking for a true partner on your most important Leadership searches you need to talk with Rita.
— Austin Allison Founder, CEO, Chairman
I’m now on my second and third hires through Rita and Triad Group. Rita’s approach is thoughtful, considerate, and tailored to the needs of her clients.I won’t make a mid-to-senior level hire without her again.
— Scott Drexel CEO & Co-Founder at rentl, Inc.
It was a real pleasure working together. I am not sure if I ever mentioned this, but we went through several recruiters including our search for a CEO. You are the only one I’d actually look forward to working with again.
— Adam Waters, Senior Director Open Innovation Lab, Office of the CTO at EMC; Co-Founder and COO at Cloudscaling
As we were building the start-up we went through many executive recruiters, it was not until we were introduced to Rita that we were able to get a good pipeline of valid candidates for our long open positions. Rita’s ability to locate (even across the US) and attract top talent is second to none. One thing that is key is that Rita understands the market space (cloud computing, start-ups, and high tech), she understands the companies within the space where they have been and their future vision which helps draw in top candidates. She has long-lasting relationships with people she has worked with in the past and quickly develops relationships with new clients. Rita is able to quickly understand the goal and challenges we were trying to solve as a company which helped her source and places the top of the class candidates. She stayed in constant communication playing not just a traditional recruiter but an executive advisory leadership role to ensure it was a right fit for the company and the recruit. I look forward to working with Rita when our next vacancy arrives as she has become a trusted advisor and my go-to person for talent needs.
— Anica Godwin Staunton, VP Product and Special Projects, VidScale
Rita has been an amazing resource and partner for me at Liquidplanner. She has strong intuition, market savvy, and negotiating skills. If you are looking an efficient, connected and effective executive recruiter, you need to talk to Rita.
— Liz Pearce, Entrepeneur and former CEO at Liquidplanner
When it comes to exec hires, Rita is the gold standard. It is refreshing to have a partner like Rita, who takes the time to truly understand your business and your needs, and deliver results. She is all about quality rather than quantity. Only a few candidates are presented, each thoroughly vetted and a likely hire. She adds value throughout the process from introduction to close. I would not hesitate to use her again.
— Jan Arendtsz, CEO at Celigo
Rita was recommend by one of our Board members. Rita placed our Director of Demand Generation on our Leadership team in a short period of time! Not an easy search, but she put a lot effort into it and got us a great a result. It was a partnership and I look forward to working with her again.
— Nils Bunger, Product and Technology Leader
Rita is one of the best (if not the best) recruiters I had the pleasure to work with. She has an outstanding ability to understand and to communicate the needs of both the company and the candidates, and she knows how to ensure seamless communication between them during the recruiting process. On top of that I found Rita’s responsiveness second to none, and I can
wholeheartedly recommend her.
— Sven H. Dummer, B2B Digital Marketing and Strategy: Product/Technology/Content
Rita has done fantastic job of finding great candidates for me. She spent the time to deeply understand what my needs were, she wasn’t just looking to ‘fill a spot’. She has succeeded in finding top notch candidates for a very hard to fill position.
I would recommend her to anyone looking to do any, including difficult technical hires.
— Dave McCory, VP of Software Engineering for Machine / lloT (Wise.io) GE at Digital
Rita was very helpful finding us a Director of Product. We had very specific needs and requirements for the role and she found us multiple very capable candidates. The candidate that we ultimately hired
proved to be a wonderful addition to our team.
— Ian Sweeney, GM of Trov Mobility, Entrepreneur, Investor
Rita has been instrumental in bringing world class talent to us - both executive and individual contributor levels. This ‘one stop shop’ is super important for growing companies like Cloudscaling. She spends time upfront to understand our needs/requirements and quickly sources outstanding candidates. During the entire recruiting process, she is always available to ensure smooth sailing for both parties - and ensuring the needs of all parties are met.
— Azmir Mohamed, Product Management at Splunk
Over my 10+ years in the Bay Area I’ve had occasion to work with a great number of search professionals. There is a reason I continue to go back to Rita. She is smart, relentless, and authentic. My portfolio companies very regularly have search needs and I refer Rita without hesitation. I know the search will get and get done well.
— Jonanthan Lowenhar, President ETW Advisors
Rita has a fantastic ability to connect top talent and develop highly effective organizations, especially in the startup ecosystem. She is a great advocate for women in tech and has been a key member of the CloudNOW (Cloud Network of Women) community.
— Jocelyn DeGance Graham, Founder, Board Member/Philanthropist
In just a few months, Rita helped us staff several key positions at dotloop to enable us to achieve our business goals for the year. Rita is a true pro who values long term relationships. I’ve noticed her on several occasions go out of her way to do the right thing — even if there was a personal cost for her.
— Justin Hu
Rita is leading our Cloud/Virtualization and Storage Practice. With cloud technology changing how the world views and utilizes technology, Rita is a key resource in working with technology visionaries in this space. She has her hand on the pulse and the key human resources that are pushing this fast paced technology to the marketplace.
— Jim Mercer, President Triad Group, Owner