Katie Bukstein Halimi

VP, Talent

Based in San Francisco

About Katie

As director of Talent, Katie works closely with Sapphire Ventures’ portfolio companies and leadership teams to advise and assist across talent and human capital topics. Katie leverages her operating experience in executive search and as head of people to understand the strategic needs of Sapphire’s portfolio companies and align them with resources within Sapphire’s network.

Prior to Sapphire Ventures, Katie was an executive search and talent consultant who partnered closely with founders, venture capital investors and executives to provide talent acquisition, executive search, and people consulting services to deliver company growth and scalability.

Previously, Katie was VP of People at Brit + Co, a digital media and commerce company, where she led recruiting, HR, talent strategy/planning, culture, facilities and internal communication efforts. Before Brit + Co, Katie was head of talent at Sailthru, a B2B marketing technology company headquartered in New York City and acquired by Campaign Monitor. Katie spent a number of years in executive search with Russell Reynolds Associates working with Internet, media, e-commerce, enterprise and consumer companies. Katie began her career in finance at JPMorgan.

Katie graduated magna cum lade from Bucknell University with a dual bachelors degree in economics and psychology. Katie lives in San Francisco with her husband and daughter.

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Focus Areas

  • Talent strategy
  • Executive talent
  • Organization design
  • Human capital
  • Executive compensation
  • Diversity, equity & inclusion