Brian Waivada

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Brian brings over 19 years of executive search experience to True. He spent significant time building and leading in-house executive search functions at a number of firms including Citigroup Alternative Investments, Patriarch Partners, BlackRock and most recently McKinsey-RTS. Brian began his career in research with TMP Worldwide and spent his early career at several boutique alternative investment focused retained search firms. Brian later moved to Heidrick & Struggles’s global financial services practice where he focused on Private Equity and Financial Officers.

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Over 19 years of executive search experience

Specializes in recruiting CxO, Board and other senior strategic roles for PE firms and their portfolio companies

Built and led three separate in-house executive search platforms

Experience working with both PE and VC firms such as Accel, Apollo, Blackstone, Goldman PIA, General Catalyst, KKR, Spark and Warburg Pincus

Owner of thoroughbred race horses for over 15 years

Proud husband and father to three amazing children (and a dog)

Fascinated with the science of enology, AKA the study of wines