We enable world-class
talent to lead high-growth companies

Argyle represents young professionals from leading global private equity, management consulting and investment banking firms and matches them with specially curated leadership opportunities in pioneering businesses

Argyle Search Partners is the talent arm of Guild Capital

Guild Capital is an early-stage venture capital firm. Guild typically backs founders as their first institutional investor and Argyle provides talent acquisition, employee engagement, and succession planning services to them.

Talent Team

Our executive search team focuses on world-class talent in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, London, Mumbai and Pune.

Caitlin McDonald

Caitlin has 7+ years of experience in talent acquisition, retention as well as account and operations management. She is the Lead Talent Consultant for Argyle

Janessa Mangone

Janessa has 5+ years of experience in retaining talent and leadership in an early-stage business in the West Coast

Kelly Strömmer

Kelly oversees talent acquisition and retention at Argyle. In her past roles, she managed the chairman's office at Guild and worked as a stem-cell researcher at the Federal Polytechnic University of Lausanne

Kristi King

Kristi has 10+ years of experience in event operations and client relationship management with a strong focus on retention. Kristi is a Lead Talent Consultant for Argyle

Kavita Krishnamurti

Kavita is responsible for managing operations at Argyle. In her past roles, she managed the Chairman's Office at Guild for 5+ years and worked as a Senior Service Coordinator at NCR Corporation for ~3 years

Neha Alexander

Neha has 6+ years of experience in executive recruiting for private equity and venture capital clients in Mumbai

Shahzeb Alam

Shahzeb has 4+ years of experience in professional recruiting for investment banking and venture capital clients in Mumbai

Leadership Team

Jennifer Abrahamsen Vice President

Jennifer has 10+ years of experience in finance, entrepreneurship, management consulting and talent acquisition in New York. She has worked for companies such as McKinsey & Company, Ramius Capital Group, and Graham Capital Management. At Argyle, she leads client management and recruitment efforts in the US.

Apoorv Gautam COO

Apoorv has 10+ years of experience across management consulting and operations strategy. Before joining Guild in 2017, he served as the Head of Strategic Initiatives at Rivigo, Vice President of Business at Paytm, Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Co., and Consultant of Strategy and Operations at Deloitte. He also has entrepreneurial experience as a co-founder of PurplTree.

Iain Shovlin Chairman

Before forming Guild Capital in 2009, Iain was a venture capitalist with Technology Crossover Ventures in Palo Alto, California for six years. Prior to venture capital, Iain was a management consultant with Bain & Company.

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