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Startups and Unicorns

Whether your organization is among new startups with 50-100 employees —now hiring your first People leader—or a “tech unicorn” company with over 500 employees in exponential growth mode preparing for an IPO, you’ll benefit from Frederickson Partners’ HR consultants for startups.

We have expertise and experience from working with over 400 venture-funded startups in the past 25 years. We place companies’ first Heads of People, upgrade the Heads of People role to Chief People Officers, and build out HR teams with other key HR roles. This includes placing Heads of Talent Acquisition and Heads of Total Rewards, as well as providing interim People and HR leaders while conducting the search. Our HR consultants for startups have helped companies in virtually every hot tech space to grow by having the right HR strategy and HR leaders. We also provide venture capital investments and advisory to many.

Within technology, we’ve worked with over 50% of the leading companies in each of the following categories: Internet, e-commerce, Ad Tech, EdTech, construction technology, Health Tech and social media. We act as HR consultants for startups to:

Client Case Study:

Bringing Silicon Valley to a Global People Team

HR consultants for startups and unicorns will help build your People/HR team.

Executive Roles

Global Head of Talent Acquisition

HRBP, Engineering

People–International Expansion, Global Sourcing

Senior HRBP, Mexico City



Largest FinTech in Latin America


The Chief Human Resources Officer at Brazilian unicorn company, Nubank engaged with Frederickson Partners to help build out and up-level Nubank’s HR organization.

Frederickson Partners worked with Nubank’s leadership team to determine the role requirements and recruitment process for these candidates. The Frederickson search team met onsite in São Paulo to understand firsthand what the culture of Nubank and São Paulo, Brazil was like. The chosen person had to be able to craft clear, consistent, and cross-functional approaches to identify, engage, and hire the best talent for this organization from across the globe.

The result was hiring a Global Head of Talent Acquisition in Sao Paulo, plus other key People/HR executives in Brazil and Mexico City.

Frederickson Partners is one of the top-rated HR Executive Search firms, with expertise in placing Chief People Officers (CPOs), Chief Human Resources Officers (CHROs), Human Resources Business Partners (HRBPs), Chief Diversity Officers (CDOs) and other HR leaders. We have access to the broadest network of People and HR executives in the world, and a 25-year reputation as a human resources talent search firm and HR Advisory provider.

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