Jason Van Voorhis
Peter Van Voorhis
Jason Van Voorhis
Jason Van Voorhis is CEO and Founder of V3 Talent Partners Inc. and believes in changing the way agencies are viewed in the tech industry.
As Head of Engineering Recruiting for Snap Inc., Jason was deeply concerned with how agencies “spray and pray” the market and lacked basic fundamentals to recruiting. V3 is the evolution of that bad practice. While at Snap, Jason scaled engineering from 30 to 1500 people, and managed Diversity & Inclusion, University Programs, and was involved with Leadership hiring and M&A research.
Prior to Snap Inc., Jason worked at Google hiring Software Engineers across all Google’s key product areas as well as managing the integration of Nest M&A talent acquisition strategy. He considers Google and Snap Inc. his Ph.D. in recruiting.
In his spare time, Jason enjoys taking his dog Toby to the park, taking friends fishing around the Catalina Islands, getting his butt kicked at Jiu-Jitsu, and saying YES to things that put him far outside his comfort zone. Jason embodies authenticity, vulnerability, and being a loving person. These are core values he brought to V3 that have led to successful partnerships throughout his career.
Jake Flohr is the Co-Founder and COO of V3 Talent Partners and General Partner of V3 Ventures. He leads the internal V3 recruiting team, works on strategic searches for our clients, and leads investments in our top cohort of clients through V3 Ventures.
Jake’s been recognized as one of the Top 10 Recruiters in the Fintech industry by Business Insider and continues to partner with top-tier startups across all industries and funding stages to scale their teams. He believes that trust and transparency are paramount for a successful recruiting relationship, and loves to work in lock-step with magnetic founders to strategically build their high-performing teams.
Jake earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo and now calls Southern California home. In his spare time, he enjoys exploring the world with his wife and daughter, playing fetch with his dog, and relaxing on the beach. A relentless work ethic, honesty, and kindness are core to Jake’s beliefs and he strives to live by these every day in both his professional and personal life.
“It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.”
Kristen is responsible for driving strategic initiatives at V3 Talent Partners. She oversees high-level operational and HR duties, analyzes and improves organizational processes both internally and with our clients, and works to improve the quality, productivity, and efficiency of the V3 team.
As a seasoned recruiter with a background working internally for companies such as Amazon and SpaceX, Kristen also leads searches for a variety of both technical and non-technical roles. Kristen’s career in recruiting has spanned multiple industries including progressive tech, Aerospace, Management Consulting, and University Programs. She has led a variety of recruiting strategies from high volume (10K+) to highly technical.
In her career, Kristen has managed multiple programmatic initiatives related to performance management, diversity and inclusion, candidate experience, training and development, employee onboarding, and benefit administration. Kristen leverages her extensive experience to provide strategic guidance to our clients.
Kristen is a New York native who enjoys elevating her culinary skills alongside her husband Oliver, competitive cycling, and traveling the world seeking new adventures.
Back in 2019, Shannae flew 14 hours to join the V3 team. She is a seasoned recruiter and HR Business Partner who has gained invaluable experience partnering with Senior Leaders, Executives, and Founders within the tech industry.
Through effective stakeholder management and building strong internal relationships, she aims to advise, guide, and assist managers on best practice recruitment. She is experienced in helping hyper-growth startups scale by securing the best talent, at all levels, across engineering, marketing, and sales.
Having worked as an HR Business Partner, she understands the importance of finding the right “fit” for both the company, the team, and the candidate.
Outside of work, Shannae loves to travel. She believes that opening your mind, heart, and arms to new experiences and uniting in differences provides invaluable growth, in both a personal and professional sense. She loves to build relationships, wants to see everyone succeed, and understands the trials and tribulations in relocating for an incredible opportunity. Helping others to land their perfect ‘next step’ is why she loves recruiting.
Ryan joined V3 Talent Partners to tackle recruiting efforts for some of the most innovative startups in the San Francisco Bay, New York City, and Los Angeles areas. As an experienced technical recruiter, he has had the opportunity to work with accomplished engineers across the globe.
Before joining the recruiting world, Ryan earned his BA in Business from the University of Oregon and sold software solutions. He loves talking to people and values meaningful relationships over transactions. On a day-to-day basis, Ryan collaborates with C-suite and executive members to effectively scale engineering teams. Few things make him happier than introducing talented candidates to ambitious hiring managers.
Ryan is also a proud Executive Member at Costco, makes world-class avocado toast, and is a part-time culinary student at HelloFresh University. When he’s not working, Ryan likes to think about exciting places to travel to, occasionally take his friends’ money in golf, and consider all the exciting things he could build if only he himself knew how to code.
Peter Van Voorhis
Peter joined V3 Talent Partners in 2020 after working in public relations and marketing for most of his career. He focuses on delivering the best candidate experience and working with internal stakeholders to achieve their hiring goals across engineering and sales organizations. He also assists with our venture arm, V3 Ventures, and helps drive our marketing efforts.
Prior to joining V3 Talent Partners, Peter was the principal of Magnum Strategies, a full-service public relations firm serving business and non-profit clients. In that capacity, he booked clients on a wide variety of national television and radio programs, as well as developed comprehensive PR strategies to help clients achieve their business goals.
He received his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from UC Irvine, and outside of work, enjoys finding the best way to BBQ, making new friends, and spending time with his dog Henry.
Johnny Certo is a recruiter with V3 and brings a robust sales and recruiting background to the team. As a Technical Sourcer at Riviera Partners, he developed a love for the recruiting process which led him to become a part of V3. In his previous role, Johnny helped various companies hire niche engineering roles and assisted in closing the firm’s first Lead QA Engineering role.
Prior to joining Riviera Partners, Johnny worked for Trade Risk Guaranty as a Senior Account Executive and provided trade solutions to importers. He made hundreds of cold calls per week as he learned about the Customs Bond and Marine Insurance market. Johnny quickly became a leader on the sales floor as he consistently brought in high revenue while maintaining an exceptional level of customer experience.
Johnny received his Bachelor’s Degree from Montana State University, studying Business Administration and English Literature. He works from the heart of Big Sky Country in Bozeman, Montana. In high school, he developed a passion for writing and is a regular contributor to fishing websites. When he’s not working Johnny can be found fishing or skiing with his wife Natalie and their son Charlie.
Prior to joining the V3 team, Sarah spent time recruiting and coaching college track and field, serving in athletic administration in both the collegiate and private levels, and also had a stint with another recruiting firm, Riviera Partners. Through her various roles, she gained a passion for getting to know people and helping them find the next step that is right for them.
Outside of work, Sarah loves to workout, and coach fitness classes. She truly believes in the commitment to growing as an individual in order to better serve others in both personal and professional capacities.
Mary has almost a decade of recruiting experience working with teams nationwide, mainly focusing on the Bay Area and Southern California tech markets. In this time, she’s enjoyed supporting engineering, product, human resources, and finance teams across multiple industries.
Prior to joining V3, she was the owner of Wizard Staff, a professional IT and technology talent recruitment firm focused on building mutually rewarding client and candidate relationships. Her focus was on matching passionate, responsive, and talented individuals to successful and exciting companies.
Mary is a California native now living in Oahu with her husband Sevren and daughter McKenna. When she’s not recruiting, Mary enjoys traveling (even with a toddler), exploring Hawaii’s outdoors, and playing the cello.
Walker joined V3 after working in sales and business development at Anheuser-Busch for the majority of his career. Through his time with AB, Walker developed exceptional customer service and people skills, learning to work with a wide variety of personalities and business owners to promote success on both sides of the relationship. He’s excited to be working in the recruiting world and eager to continue building exceptional candidate and client experiences.
Originally from Kailua, Hawaii, Walker is a proud graduate from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and currently calls Santa Monica, CA home. Outside of work, Walker enjoys surfing, running, playing basketball or soccer, cooking, and spending time with his fiancé, Seline, and 2-year-old Labradoodle Riley.
Kelsey comes to V3 from Riviera Parters recruiting firm where she was a technical sourcer. During her time at Riviera she discovered a passion for recruiting. The chance of enriching the careers of others and finding an opportunity to grow in her career led Kelsey to V3. Before joining the recruiting world she was an Insurance Producer for State Farm for over 5 years. Kelsey has a passion for helping clients find their perfect fit while maintaining top notch service.
Outside of work, Kelsey loves to spend weekends with her husband and three children at the motocross racetrack. Her husband has been racing for many years, and it is a huge part of their lives. She also loves to spend time exploring her beautiful home state of Montana with all the hikes and hidden lakes it has to offer.
Erica is an Executive Recruiter with V3 and for the last 7 years has been actively recruiting executives for VC- and PE-backed companies, placing startup leaders across all functions. She is passionate about using data to inform the search process while not losing sight of the human element. She loves partnering with Founders and CEOs to help them scale their business by finding the right leaders at the right time.
Erica is a Texas native and received her Bachelor’s from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a certified yoga instructor and in her free time enjoys biking, gardening, cooking, and spending time with her family.
Lauren Frazier joins V3 as a seasoned recruiter who has spent almost a decade identifying top talent and connecting them with the perfect next step or opportunity. She started her career as one of the youngest NCAA Division 1 Women’s Soccer coaches where her passion for recruiting and developing talent was quickly established.
Lauren brings this passion and a strategic approach to hiring to the tech industry and has gained valuable recruiting experience at top companies including Google, Dropbox, and DoorDash. Driven by building meaningful relationships with stakeholders and candidates, she aims to understand individual motivations and align them with the mission and vision of hyper-growth startups.
Lauren graduated from Texas State University and calls Austin home after her move to the tech industry. In her spare time, she can be found exploring the outdoors with her Goldendoodle, confirming top-ranked taco and BBQ joints around Austin, or having friends over for game night. Lauren believes in finding every opportunity to laugh and enjoy life, and strives to find the best in every situation in both her personal and professional worlds.