Wildcat Venture Partners Hires JT
February 14, 2018
PUBLISHED BY Wildcat Venture Partners
Wildcat Venture Partners today announced that industry veteran and human resources (HR) executive Jennifer (JT) Trzepacz has joined the firm as chief people officer and operating partner.
In her role, JT will focus on connecting talent, people strategies and operations to accelerate performance in Wildcat’s portfolio companies. She also will act as the executive director of the Traction Gap™ Institute. The Traction Gap Institute was founded by Wildcat Venture Partners to help startups successfully scale.
“We are excited to have JT as a key member of our team, bringing her expertise to our firm and the Wildcat ecosystem,” said Bill Ericson, a founding partner of Wildcat. “One of the four key Traction Gap pillars is Team. JT is an expert in building great teams as the foundation of great companies. She brings operational excellence to our firm and portfolio companies.”
“I am thrilled to be joining the Wildcat team and to work alongside a strong, innovative and impressive group of portfolio companies,” said JT. “With talent being such a critical aspect of a company’s velocity and success, I am excited to be contributing in such a high-impact position.”
JT has more than 20 years of experience implementing HR strategies at several transformative and industry-leading companies, including LivingSocial, Salesforce, Electronic Arts, Yahoo! and CNET Networks.
Prior to joining Wildcat, she was the executive vice president at Rocket Fuel, where she oversaw global HR, legal, facilities, IT, business operations and internal communications.
“JT was a critical member of my team,” said Randy Wootton, formerly CEO of Rocket Fuel and now CEO of Percolate. “She guided us through significant and challenging corporate issues. She was a fantastic thought partner and force multiplier; the type of HR leader every CEO dreams of having on their staff. JT will be a fantastic resource for Wildcat and its portfolio companies.”
In 2017 Wildcat made seven new investments in emerging technology companies and hosted several industry-focused events, including Traction Gap-focused panels, fireside chats and workshops.
About Wildcat Venture Partners
Founded in 2015, Wildcat Venture Partners is a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm that invests in early stage technology companies. Wildcat invests in B2B and B2B2C startups leveraging key technologies such as Machine Learning/AI, IoT, and Cloud & Mobility in the following markets: Digital Health, EdTech, Enterprise SaaS and FinTech.
The Wildcat team brings decades of entrepreneurial experience, venture experience, and deep domain expertise to help early stage companies effectively navigate through the Traction Gap® and go on to scale.
Wildcat’s current investment portfolio includes companies such as: Aceable, Amplero, C3, Carrum Health, Clover Health, GreenFig, KEY Concierge, LeaseLock, Obo, Tuition.io, Ritual, Vina, Vlocity, what3words, and Zebit.