brett starr

Executive Search Partner

Brett has more than 25 years of industry experience in Executive Talent Acquisition, Business Development, Product Management and Finance.

Brett began his career in Accounting and Finance before moving over to Product Management where he was an integral part of the SkyTel team that launched the first 2Way Messaging service, known today as text messaging.  In 1998, Brett moved to Silicon Valley to join Brocade Communications as one of the first 90 employees.  There he was part of the team that delivered the Fibre Channel Switch Product Line which positioned Brocade as the leader in networked storage.  

Brett then spent the next 5 years in Sales and Business Development roles with Dell Inc. and Embrace Networks, an early stage Internet-of-Things software startup funded by Intel and August Capital. In 2005, Brett joined a national executive search firm where he placed executives in both privately-held as well as public companies.

Since 2009, Brett has built a successful executive talent acquisition practice having partnered with companies such as Atlantis Computing, Crossbar, Eucalyptus Systems (HP), Khosla Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, MCube, RMS, Tesla Motors, SkyBox Imaging (Google), Qnovo and Transphorm.

Brett holds a BS Degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland.