Vice President of Talent and Venture Services
Saydeah Howard joined Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) in 2014. Saydeah is responsible for advising the firm’s portfolio companies on human capital issues including executive search strategy, leadership, and talent development.
Ms. Howard brings extensive human resources and recruiting experience to IVP. Prior to joining IVP, Saydeah served as Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development at LeapFrog Enterprises. With global human resources responsibility, Saydeah successfully implemented a new performance management approach, employee recognition program, and rebuilt the recruiting department.
Prior to LeapFrog, Saydeah served as an Associate at Russell Reynolds Associates, an international executive search and assessment firm, where she led senior executive searches for technology and media companies. Prior to Russell Reynolds, Ms. Howard served in various roles at Turner Broadcasting System where she managed client relationships with cable operators including Comcast and Time Warner. Early in her career, Saydeah was the Director of Client Services at Truis Corporation where she provided customer intelligence services to leading technology companies including Microsoft, Business Objects, and CNET.
Saydeah received a B.A. in History from Stanford University and a Master's in Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco.