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Christine Kull

Christine Kull

Managing Director

As a part of the founding team of Vantage Partners in 2001, Christine rejoined the firm in 2013 to accelerate several strategic searches for clients. Christine has a proven track record of completing hundreds of key executive level searches in Engineering, Data Science, Customer Success, Marketing, Product and Sales for venture funded and public companies in a variety of market segments. Christine has also led her own full-cycle search practice (Austin Search Partners and SF Search) where she built a successful track record partnering with startup, scale-up venture-funded and private equity-backed companies to achieve their growth goals with a search process that results in exceptional hires for the long term. Additionally, Christine has served in Head of Recruiting/HR and Chief of Staff roles in several venture-funded startups .

In addition to her executive search and recruiting expertise, Christine has broad experience as a product manager, marketing and business development professional in pre-IPO and public software companies. Christine’s well-rounded professional background enables her to quickly grasp a client’s organizational challenges in order to provide valuable guidance to steer the recruiting and hiring process. High integrity, professionalism and strong business and market acumen are among Christine’s top strengths.

Christine is currently based in Austin, TX, has an MBA and J.D. from Santa Clara University, and a B.S. in Computer Science from UC Irvine, and is also a licensed, but not currently practicing attorney in California. During the pandemic, she earned a Data Science Certificate from UC Irvine, and spends her free time brushing up on her French language skills.

Jodi is one of the most talented senior recruiters that I have had the privilege to work with. Jodi understands the importance of collaborating with HR with one shared goal in mind, which is bringing the most qualified candidates with the best cultural fit into the organization. Jodi understands that the employee experience begins with the recruitment process, and she treats each and every candidate respectfully. She fosters very strong relationships with her hiring managers and truly cares about the quality of candidates that she introduces to them. She is responsive, articulate, and execution oriented. Jodi has constantly exceeded my expectations, as her manager and her client. I’m convinced that Jodi will be successful wherever she goes.

Sr. Director, Human Resources, AtHoc

Jodi is simply a terrific recruiter. She is great at understanding the needs of hiring managers, identifying candidates, managing the interviewing process efficiently and closing the deal. I believe Jodi would be an asset to any company, large or small, looking to broaden and deepen a workforce.

Builder, leader, mentor, coach

Jodi is a passionate and effective sleuth for talent. I challenge her with hard to find position requirements and she reciprocates with a plethora of well screened, talented candidates. She makes it seem easy and fun (which is farthest from reality).

Director, Global Trade Compliance

Jodi’s credibility as a recruiting leader was very evident the minute I walked into Better Place. She clearly develops strong relationships and has the respect of the entire team which made it so much easier for me to ramp up and deliver what the business needed.

Director, Global Talent Acquisition, Astreya

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