Wildcat Venture Partners is excited to announce that industry veteran and HR executive, Jennifer (JT) Trzepacz, has joined our team as Chief People Officer and Operating Partner.
JT has more than 20 years of experience implementing human resources 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 human resources, legal, facilities, IT, business operations, and internal communications.
In her role, JT will focus on connecting talent, people strategies, and operations to accelerate performance in our portfolio companies. She will also act as the Executive Director of the Traction Gap™ Institute, which we founded to help startups successfully scale.
We recently sat down with JT to get to know her better
Q: What drew you to a career in the tech industry?
A: The pace, innovation, caliber of talent, the curiosity to solve complex problems with a simple experience and the constant change.
Q: What is your favorite thing about working with startups?
A: The belief, resilience and tenacity that founders, executive teams and employees have around their concept, product and customers. It is contagious.
Q: What do you listen to in the car during your commute?
A: NPR, Deepak Chopra or Rock & Roll
Q: What was the last book that you read?
A: Personal: The Girl in Cabin 10; Professional: I am in the middle of reading “An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization” but I have high anticipation for the future book release of The Traction Gap, by Bruce Cleveland.
Q: If you were a super hero, what power would you have?
A: This is not necessarily a super power, but I would actually like to have the Transporter technology used in Star Trek to teleport and boldly go where life will take me.
We are thrilled to have JT as a key member of our team, bringing her expertise to our firm and the Wildcat ecosystem. Please join us in welcoming her to the Wildcat family and you can reach her via LinkedIn or email at firstname.lastname@example.org