Holmstrom, who will be based in Highland’s Palo Alto office, will lead the firm’s talent program in Silicon Valley with a focus on supporting portfolio companies in recruiting, retaining, and developing key managers and employees.
A Canadian native, she will work in concert with Craig Driscoll, a Talent Partner based in Highland Capital’s Cambridge office, to further enhance the firm’s national talent network.
At Facebook, Holmstrom has developed a deep network of relationships across the Valley. As the social network grew, she built out the engineering executive search team in addition to hiring technical leaders across the company. Holmstrom also closely collaborated with the founders of Instagram and Oculus to strengthen each group’s core leadership and management functions.
Before Facebook, she was a Director at San Francisco-based Riviera Partners, an executive search firm focused on recruiting engineering, product and marketing leadership for fast growing venture-backed technology companies. Prior to Riviera, she was a Senior Associate at Schweichler Price Mullarkey & Barry, a San Francisco-based technology and energy focused talent search firm.
Founded in 1988, Highland Capital Partners invests in early-stage and select growth opportunities in enterprise and consumer technology. The firm, which has $3 billion under management, is currently investing its $400m ninth fund.