Senior Associate



The Company

Founded in 2015, Will Reed is the only executive search firm built exclusively for early-stage founders. We recruit the best go-to-market (GTM) leaders for Seed through Series C companies backed by leading venture capital firms like Andressen Horowitz, Sequoia, GGV, Insight, NEA, etc.

We believe early-stage founders are shaping the future. At Will Reed, you can be part of a team that plays a meaningful role in helping great founders hire the right talent to bring good things to the whole world. Learn more at

The Role

Will Reed is looking for a Senior Associate who wants to strategize and execute a consultative search process. In this role, you will work directly with early-stage founders who will rely on your counsel and industry expertise to hire their first GTM leaders. (These first hires can make or break a company, so we’re looking for someone who takes personal pride in a job well done and likes the idea of running their own book of business in the near future.)

As a Senior Associate, you are a full-cycle Executive Recruiter. You will lead multiple searches per quarter. You find purpose and enjoyment in the below activities:

  • Research and strategy: Understanding the client, role, market landscape, candidate pool, etc.
  • Sourcing: Using strategic tools (e.g. LinkedIn Recruiter) to find applicable candidates
  • Messaging: Utilizing various mediums and creative tactics to get in touch with candidates
  • Screening: Vetting candidates to qualify their experience and create excitement for the role/client
  • Coaching: Guiding candidates through the interview process and overcoming objections as needed
  • Selling: Knowing how to properly showcase a candidate’s experience to a client
  • Closing: Reviewing offers with candidates and providing any additional information they might need to make an informed decision

And let’s be real, we’re still a startup, so don’t be surprised if you get pulled into various strategic projects.

The Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3+ years of outbound sales or recruiting in a high-growth environment (preferably SaaS)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Wicked strong organizational/administrative skills - there’s a lot of balls to juggle!
  • Executive presence
  • Scrappy and strategic problem-solving skills

The Perks + Benefits

  • Unlimited PTO
  • 401k + medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Phone and technology stipend
  • Joy Days
  • Annual company retreat & in-person recalibrations
  • And more!

See our full list & our perks/benefits philosophy on our Careers page


Will Reed is an equal opportunity employer and encourages everyone to apply to join our team.

We embrace diversity and inclusivity for every individual that walks through our doors or interacts with our team. We will always seek to recruit, train, retain, and empower the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.