HOW WE THINK
Executive Search is part process and part instinct. A successful search requires a well-thought-out strategy and unerring instincts. It also requires grit, passion, perseverance and an insatiable curiosity. Plus, it doesn’t hurt to own the obsessive gene. Relentless pursuit of excellence, total commitment and a hands-on approach to every phase of each search is what yields success. It’s not magic. Therefore, we limit the number of assignments and clients we serve at one time. The payoff is high-quality work that garners superior results and our clients’ trust.
WE SET A HIGH BAR
We provide a highly professional and effective search campaign that delivers an extraordinary level of service and high-caliber, qualified candidates. We only consider a search successful if two criteria have been met:
* The search was completed with an outstanding candidate in place
* Our client had a great experience along the way
WE STAND BEHIND OUR WORK
We guarantee a replacement search at no-charge should our successful candidate not remain employed for one year and our client believes that the circumstances are a reflection of the caliber of our work.
Paula Seibel Associates specializes in the recruitment of executives with a proven record of growing businesses. Partnering with Fortune 500’s, private equity firms, venture capitalists and start-ups, we lead C-level, Senior Vice President and Vice President searches across a range of functionalities and industries.
OUR TRACK RECORD
98% OF OUR SEARCHES HAVE BEEN COMPLETED SUCCESSFULLY.
99% OF OUR SEARCHES COME FROM REFERRALS.
95% OF OUR BUSINESS COMES FROM REPEAT BUSINESS.
PAULA SEIBEL / PRESIDENT
Learning the search discipline from the ground up, my executive search career began in the New York office of a UK-based, global generalist firm. In 1997, at the frontier of the digital revolution, I established the company’s internet practice working with trail blazing start-ups including Yahoo!, CompareNet (sold to Microsoft), Women.com (sold to iVillage), Move.com (Cendant), theGlobe.com and Music Boulevard Network (acquired by CDNow).
In 2000, at the height of the dot.com boom, I joined as Partner of a premiere boutique technology firm. My client base expanded to include traditional companies such as Barnes & Noble, Citigroup, Scholastic, Virgin Group, Time Life, IDG, The Ford Foundation and Kaplan.
In 2005, I founded Paula Seibel Associates specializing in retained, senior-level searches for digital businesses. In January 2019, my practice expanded to include the burgeoning cannabis industry.
A graduate of The Juilliard School’s American Opera Center, prior to entering the business world, I enjoyed a career as an international opera singer and soloist performing with major opera companies and orchestras in the U.S. and throughout the world.
My unorthodox path to a career in executive search was fueled by the experience and knowledge I gained of the business world when I invented a pharmaceutical product for which I was awarded two patents.
CHRISTINA BURZ / HEAD OF RESEARCH
Christina has been recruiting senior executives for established and respected search firms both domestically and internationally for over 15 years.
From 2003 until 2007 she was a Vice President in the Media & Entertainment Practice at Diversified Search Ray & Berndtson. From 2001 until 2003 she was a Co-founder and Managing Director of Lex Media Solutions, based in New York City. Christina was previously a Vice President with Bishop Partners recruiting executives at the CEO, and COO levels and helped build senior management teams for start-up companies.
From 1990 to 1993, Christina was an independent consultant managing assignments in a wide variety of industries from retail, publishing, and entertainment through financial services, biotechnology, and manufacturing. She began her career in the executive search industry at Johnson, Smith & Knisely, a recruiting firm in New York City.
Christina received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
A NOTE FROM THE FOUNDER
I had a front row seat to the digital revolution. When I say front row, I mean going to Yahoo! in the mid ’90s and meeting David Filo who was barefoot, unshaven and wearing a Netscape tee shirt. I was fortunate to be part of that rocket-ship ride.
Like the Internet in 1997, the Cannabis industry is a boom industry that will play a part in our culture. Once again, I’m excited and looking forward to being among the earliest to be “up close and personal” in another cultural revolution.