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), (sold to iVillage), (Cendant), and Music Boulevard Network (acquired by CDNow).

In 2000, at the height of the 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 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.