I’m very happy to welcome Kristin Richards and Elisa Schreiber to Greylock. Kristin is joining us as VP of Talent, working with Jeff Markowitz on our executive talent team. Elisa is joining us as VP of Marketing, working to support our portfolio companies and oversee all marketing for Greylock.
We constantly push ourselves to create value for our portfolio companies above and beyond our financial commitment. We strive to leave every entrepreneur more armed for success after an interaction with us — whether officially in the Greylock family or not. It’s an important part of who we are, and Kristin and Elisa embody this ethos.
As VP of Talent, Kristin has already started to work closely with executive search firms and our portfolio companies to place executive talent. Our executive and core talent teams have set the bar very high for all team members. Jeff and his team have been hard at work populating the boards of our portfolio companies with impressive talent. They have also facilitated the hiring of about 90 executives at our portfolio over the last couple years. Maybe more importantly, they have become trusted advisors to many of our CEOs. The core talent team averages an offer every other day from one of our portfolio companies. As you get to know Kristin, you’ll be convinced, like we are, that she’ll continue to raise the bar.
Most recently, Kristin was at Spencer Stuart working in the Technology, Communications & Media and Board Services practices. Prior to Spencer Stuart, Kristin spent four years as director of executive recruiting at Accel-KKR where she focused on building the senior management teams of the firm’s portfolio companies, designed executive compensation and equity structures, and recruited portfolio company board members.
In the newly created VP of Marketing role at Greylock, Elisa will build capabilities and programs to support Greylock entrepreneurs on their marketing efforts, as well as manage all marketing activities for the firm. She brings with her a long operating history of brand building, marketing, communications for innovative entrepreneurs and companies. We are excited for Elisa to continue to innovate for Greylock and our portfolio.
Elisa has spent the last three plus years as the head of communications for Hulu where she served on the executive team. While there, Elisa launched Hulu Plus, the fastest growing online video subscription service in US history, which grew to more than 5 million paid subscribers in the time she was there. She was also on the founding team for the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation at the University of Southern California, where she was an advisor to early-stage USC start-ups. While at USC, Elisa partnered with the TED Conferences to create and launch the global TEDx program. And her Trojan roots run deep — Elisa also earned her MBA from USC.
Welcome Kristin and Elisa. We are excited to build great things with you!
“We strive to leave every entrepreneur more armed for success after an interaction with us — whether officially in the Greylock family or not. It’s an important part of who we are, and Kristin and Elisa embody this ethos.”