Ben Dewar

Partner, Head of People + Talent Practice San Francisco Email LinkedIn

Ben Dewar brings 17 years of search experience leading CxO searches across all functions, with a focus on G&A roles. At True, Ben leads the People + Talent and Legal practices. He is also a member of our Investment Professional practice, recruiting investors and talent partners to venture and private equity firms.

Ben joined True from TalentSky, a venture-backed search technology and services company. Previously, he was a senior search consultant with Russell Reynolds Associates and Chadick Ellig.

Prior to his search career, Ben practiced corporate law in New York with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and with Davis & Gilbert. Ben earned a JD from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and a BA in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University.

Noteworthy Clients:

“Ben did a great job on everything. Good blend of advocating for a candidate and also pushing back when appropriate. Ben is at the top of his game.”

– Steven Gatoff, CFO, PagerDuty


Background leading CxO searches across all industry verticals

Has led more than 200 executive searches

Co-developer of a talent intelligence search application

Won Russell Reynolds Associates' Highest Client Feedback Award in 2010

Prior to law school, earned MSB (Master of Ski Bumming) in Aspen

Rocked the stage of NYC’s world-famous CBGB as lead singer/guitarist of The Beat Hotel