I am passionate about people and building great company culture. As a Recruiter I do this by partnering with founders and hiring managers to build great teams. 

OVEROPS, san francisco, ca - 08/2017-present

code reliability platform


I joined OverOps as the first internal HR/Recruiting resource in the US. The US side of the business involves all of our go-to-market teams so I primarily hire for Sales, Solution Engineering, Professional Services, Sales Operations, Solutions Engineering, Customer Success, Marketing, and G&A. First up was bringing an ATS to the team (Lever) and updating recruiting workflows so that there is consistency and stakeholder alignment. 

Dealpath, san francisco, ca - 11/2016-08/2017


Lead Recruiter

I joined Dealpath as the first dedicated recruiting hire (and 20th overall hire). Here I worked to grow the entire organization, with a special focus on the business side - Sales, Marketing & Customer Success. I pivoted the recruiting strategy to relieve a dependency on outside recruiting agencies and instead incorporated a better distribution of inbound/outbound candidate outreach. I also spent time auditing and re-vamping interviewing and reporting processes. 

GILD (acquired by citadel llc), SAN FRANCISCO, CA - 10/2015-10/2016

saas recruiting platform

Director of People + Talent

I joined Gild to lead recruiting and support the HR function, and quickly ended up in charge of both. In addition to helping to grow our various teams (Product, Data Science, Sales, Marketing, Customer Success), I put recruiting best practices in place to better scale our processes and to continue building trust into recruiting. Other things that I worked on include employee onboarding, putting together salary bands and employee leveling tables, and developing and implementing the company's first ever 360 reviews. I also had the opportunity to work with our product team as the company's biggest power user of our own product and to give feedback to help improve our platform. I helped streamline a merit calibration and review committee to ensure fairness in all parts of our employee lifecycle. On the other side of things, I also ran point on all terminations/RIFs and ensure that they happened in the best way they can.

Gild was acquired by Citadel LLC in October of 2016.

Published article: http://hcmessentials.com/five-ways-to-interview-for-a-long-term-hire/

Gild Blog posts I authored: https://www.gild.com/blog/author/gild_brittany_presta

Panel I participated in: http://www.peoplegeeks.com/geekups/2016/7/san-francisco

The Sourcery, san francisco, ca - 4/2014-8/2015

Technical Recruiting Agency

Sr. Lead, Recruiting Operations and Enablement

After a reorganization of the company, I moved into a new leadership role within the recruiting team. In this role my focus is on supporting the Recruiting and Client Services teams to achieve better results. I do this by owning systems and processes to ensure everyone can be effective, and analyzing data to make decisions. I design and develop the training and development programs for all recruiters and regularly give advanced classes. I also managed a large transition from our proprietary system over to Greenhouse and updated all of our workflows for each department so we could use it within an agency setting. As a liaison between the clients and the recruiters, I frequently attended client on-boarding and req troubleshooting meetings to help advise and bring back knowledge that could help the teams internally.

Sr. Team Lead, Recruiting Services

I was promoted into a leadership role within the recruiting team. In addition to sourcing and screening candidates for client roles, I also ran our internal recruiting including headcount planning and budgeting, interview design, and on-boarding of new employees. I managed and developed the largest team of recruiters which consistently exceeds company goals, and spend much of my time training and mentoring newer recruiters.

Technical Recruiter then Sr. Technical Recruiter

Sourcing passive candidates using boolean searches in Google and LinkedIn as well as leveraging my personal network and attending networking events. Creating a delightful candidate experience from initial outreach, to introductory phone screen, to hire. Roles ranged from software to hardware to non-technical roles, and clients ranged from stealth-mode startups to large, publicly traded technology companies. I led the pack in total number of submittals and total number of hires for our clients and consistently exceeded recruiting goals.

Dropcam, san francisco, ca –10/2011-01/2014 (LATER ACQUIRED BY NEST, A GOOGLE COMPANY) 


HR Manager

My duties shifted to focus primarily on growing our team and supporting our current employees. I handled all things HR and recruiting including: benefits, leadership training, 360° reviews, employee development programs, college recruiting, some sourcing and screening for technical and non-technical roles, negotiating offers, and on-boarding employees across the organization. We grew from <10 to around 100 while I was there.

Office Manager, Marketing Manager & Executive Assistant

As the 9th employee of a growing startup, I wore many hats. I managed the office and administrative team, represented Dropcam at many media events, assisted with the company’s rebranding, and worked to ensure we had a best-in-class team and culture.

Patriot Properties, New Light Realty, Clarin Realty, BAY AREA, CA– 2008-2011


Licensed Real Estate Agent, Office Manager, Property Valuation Specialist

Prior to my time in startups, I worked in real estate. I started in valuations and became a licensed agent. This time allowed me to gain skills in negotiation and sales. 

BS Business Administration - University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 2008