Laura Kinder


Laura Kinder

Since joining the firm in 2005, Laura has defined herself as one of Daversa’s top executive headhunters. At 28, she became the youngest woman in Daversa’s history to make Partner and is recognized as one of Crain’s Most Notable Women in Tech.

As President of the firm today, Laura continues to serve her client base, as she has built one of the firm’s largest and most successful search practices. Over the last 15+ years, Laura has completed more than 1000 executive searches for both consumer and B2B businesses and serves as a trusted partner to top investors like Bond, Thrive, Venrock, NEA, A16Z, and Inspired Capital. Additionally, she has built the leadership teams for transformative companies including Square, Nike, Dapper Labs, Airtable, Peloton, Modern Fertility, Dataminr, Dandy, CB Insights and Oscar.

Laura graduated from Penn State University with a degree in communications and business management.  She lives in New Canaan, CT with her two young children and husband, Chris. When she’s not working, Laura enjoys making pizzas with her kids and spending time on the lake in Skaneateles, NY.

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
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