Saydeah Howard  she/her

Board Member

Saydeah Howard is the Chief Talent Officer at IVP, a premier late-stage venture capital firm. In this role, she is responsible for advising the firm’s portfolio companies on human capital issues including executive search strategy, leadership, talent development, and a number of other services. She also leads talent internally and is responsible for all recruiting and human resources matters for the firm. 

Prior to joining IVP, Saydeah served as Vice President of Human Resources & Organizational Development at LeapFrog Enterprises. With global human resources and facilities responsibility, Saydeah successfully implemented a new performance management approach, employee recognition program and rebuilt the recruiting department. 

Previously, Saydeah served as an Associate at Russell Reynolds Associates, an international executive search and assessment firm, where she led senior executive searches for technology and media companies. Prior to Russell Reynolds, Ms. Howard served in various roles at Turner Broadcasting System where she managed client relationships with cable operators including Comcast, Time Warner, and Cox Communications. Early in her career, Saydeah was the Director of Client Services at Truis Corporation where she provided customer intelligence services to leading technology companies including Microsoft, Business Objects, and CNET. 

Saydeah received a B.A. in History from Stanford University and a Master of Science in Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco.