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Madrona Venture Group hires David Rosenthal and Todd Davis

Tue, 15/07/2014 - 10:09

Madrona Venture Group, an early-stage venture capital firm based in Seattle, has hired David Rosenthal as principal and Todd Davis as senior talent professional. 

Rosenthal returns to Madrona after completing his MBA at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.  As a principal, Rosenthal will be primarily responsible for sourcing and evaluating new investments and will work closely with Madrona's managing directors to help accelerate the growth of existing portfolio companies. 
 
Rosenthal first joined Madrona in 2010 as an associate. He led the diligence process on several investments and participated as a board observer for several portfolio companies.  While at Stanford, Rosenthal worked at Meritech Capital Partners, a late-stage venture capital firm in Palo Alto, and was a member of the accelerator programme team at StartX, a non-profit accelerator for start-ups founded by Stanford students, faculty and recent alumni. 
 
"We could not be more excited to welcome David back to our team," says Greg Gottesman, managing director of Madrona Venture Group.  "He is such a unique talent.  Our entrepreneurs just raved about working with him. We are confident he will make a big impact for Madrona and the broader entrepreneurial community."
 
Davis joins Madrona in the talent group, with a focus on fulfilling engineering positions at Madrona's portfolio companies. He comes to Madrona with more than a decade of experience in technology and start-up talent sourcing.  He was most recently at ADP as a technology recruiter.  Prior to ADP, he ran his own recruiting business, working with technology companies including Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo. 
 
Davis joins Hakon Verespej, an engineer turned recruiter, in the Madrona talent group headed by Robin Andrulevich.
 
"Our companies have told us that finding truly great engineers is their biggest, most important challenge," says Robin Andrulevich, talent director at Madrona Venture Group. "Bringing on Todd is our response to helping companies address that recruiting challenge.  He takes our technology recruiting efforts to that next level, and he has already helped some of our companies make some great hires."


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