Mackenzie is currently Vice President, Portfolio Talent & People Strategy with Sapphire Ventures. He brings over a decade of experience partnering with leaders and teams across industries to build and scale complex people and business strategies through transformational phases in an organization’s evolution. Mackenzie brings a hybrid background of both HR Business Partnering and leadership recruitment across Engineering and Go-to-Market teams, and supports our investing teams, portfolio, and Sapphires broad network across an array of core HR disciplines, such as leadership development, organizational design, performance development, leadership recruitment, DEI, and compensation.
Prior to joining Sapphire Ventures, Mackenzie spent four years with Atlassian. During his time as an HR Business Partner, he supported global product engineering leaders and teams through a time of hyper growth, helped drive the shift to fully-distributed work, scale culture, building bespoke and scalable strategies, and coaching leaders and managers. Before joining the Global HRBP team, he built and established an internal executive search capability to scale internal best practices during a time of aggressive international expansion, product offering evolution, and internal change.
Before embarking into the world of all things Enterprise, Mackenzie held TA leadership roles with a pre-ipo Sonos, in the executive search world working with HR functional leaders across Fortune 1000 companies, and as an HR consultant supporting global multinationals build out capability to support N. American operations.
Mackenzie currently resides in San Francisco and holds an MA from the University of Colorado, Boulder.