“Never judge someone until you walk a mile in their shoes because then you have their shoes and you’ll be a mile away.”
Paul is the CEO and founder of Sage. He started his career in technology with stints in software development, immunology, research and sales. Prior to founding Sage in 2009, Paul ran global recruiting teams for AKQA, Crispin Porter+Bogusky and Robert Half Technology. At Robert Half, he managed the largest technology recruiting division in San Francisco. At Sage, Paul developed an efficient recruiting model and methodology to better align incentives for candidates and employers alike, helping make Sage one of the most value driven recruiting firms in San Francisco, the US, and Europe.
Paul holds a master’s degree in organizational development from the University of San Francisco, and a bachelor’s degree in economics with a concentration in computer science from the University of California at San Diego. He also has certifications in executive coaching and yoga.
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”
Smita joined Sage in 2016 after a 15-year stint in technology and corporate communications, where she worked for global and midsize PR firms, including Weber Shandwick, Burson Marsteller, and others, in both Silicon Valley and NYC. She’s worked on communications strategy for clients such as Qualcomm, Symantec, Microsoft and many others. At Sage, Smita oversees operations and finance, and also serves as the lead recruiter for communications and PR clients. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics with a minor in psychology from the University of California at Irvine.
"The struggle you are in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up."
Dan has been with Sage since 2010 after a highly successful career in mergers & acquisitions and sales & general management for large and mid-size technology providers. Prior to Sage, Dan held the position of Director of Enterprise Sales at Netapp, where he helped transform the company salesforce from primarily technical selling into a consultative relationship building organization. Previously, Dan was also a professor at University of San Francisco and taught Corporate Strategy and Organizational Development. Dan is adept at all types of searches from technical positions to Director/VP leadership roles for management consulting, technology and life sciences firms. He holds a bachelor's degree in finance from University of Illinois, as well as an MBA from University of Chicago.
“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”
Michael joined Sage in 2018 after a long career in recruiting and IT. A native of Silicon Valley, Michael started as a recruiter, first at AppleOne before moving to Elan International. Michael later joined Kaiser Permanente as an IT Project Manager, where he oversaw the implementation of Kaiser’s revolutionary ‘HealthConnect’ enterprise software. Michael switched back to recruiting in 2016, working as an in-house recruiter for Satmetrix, followed by his current role at Sage Talent.
Michael graduated with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of California at Berkeley before pursuing a Master’s in Public Policy in Science and Technology Policy from Georgia Tech. He now lives in Foster City with his partner, two daughters, and guinea pig Miso. He enjoys acting, painting, golfing, and reading – just not simultaneously.
“Never judge someone until you walk a mile in their shoes because then you have their shoes and you’ll be a mile away”
Lisa Dedrick has over a dozen years of experience helping companies in the Silicon Valley find, employ, and retain top talent and was most recently Senior Director of Human Resources at HR Wizards. Lisa earned a Executive Masters HR Certification in Human Resources Management and Services (MSHR) from Cornell University.
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