Derek Shaw

Bay Area
Finance & Accounting (Direct Hire & Retained Executive Search) | 415-374-8856 | LinkedIn Profile

What were you doing prior to working at CVP?

The allure of the dot-com boom hooked me after college in the late ‘90s. My company scaled fast, went through an IPO and had an equally fast contraction during the bust. I fell into recruiting in 2001 and have been in the business ever since.

What is your favorite thing about recruiting?

Working with many growth-stage companies and funds here in the Bay Area, it affords me the opportunity to work with passionate builders and visionary investors. Every day I hear about something new and speak with people accomplishing amazing things.

When you are not working, what can you be found doing?

Planning and/or en route on a new trip to get out and experience something new to meet people and hear the stories of the world. Perhaps… chasing a BeerAdvocate’ top ranked beer or settling into a seat at a game in a stadium/arena that I haven’t been to prior. The planet is small and life is short. Expand one’s horizons.