True Names Kate Vanek as Global Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

HADDONFIELD, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–True, the fastest-growing international platform of modern expertise administration merchandise and companies, introduced in the present day Kate Vanek has been named international chief working officer and chief monetary officer. Kate has deep expertise main operations and finance for complicated, multinational corporations. She joined True earlier this yr as basic supervisor of its EMEA and APAC companies, which she is going to proceed to supervise. Going ahead, Kate can be answerable for rising and scaling True’s international investments and making certain operational excellence throughout the agency’s worldwide staff and 21 workplaces in North America, EMEA and APAC with the intention to proceed to drive unparalleled worth for purchasers and candidates. 

Experienced Operations, Finance and Investor Relations Executive

Kate’s professional experience spans strategy and business operations, finance, M&A, investor relations, DE&I initiatives and leadership development. She took the helm of True’s EMEA and APAC operations in April after departing BlackRock, the place she was COO of world finance and CFO of EMEA. Previously she served as Nielsen’s CFO of their U.S. media enterprise and as SVP of world investor relations.

True co-CEO and co-Founder Brad Stadler mentioned, “Kate is a confirmed strategic COO and a high-impact finance government who will assist solidify our operational maturity, which can finally profit our purchasers, groups and candidates. Kate’s experience can even guarantee we proceed to be essentially the most modern and environment friendly agency in our trade whereas sustaining our distinctive tradition.”

“In addition to her skilled expertise, Kate has a management fashion that motivates and conjures up,” mentioned Joe Riggione, True co-CEO and co-founder. “She enhances our excellent operational management staff and steps into her new function as an already-trusted companion with a deep understanding of how we’re reshaping the expertise administration trade to be extra clear, people-focused, and technologically refined.”

As international COO and CFO, Kate could have management tasks for each the EMEA and APAC companies as properly as the entire agency’s purposeful departments and will share her information and technology-forward viewpoint of function as a world agency and increase the success of True SearchAboveBoardThrive and TrueBridge.

“True is at an thrilling inflection level the place we’re constructing on immense progress and actively establishing the expertise administration agency of the long run we imagine would be the trade customary,” mentioned Kate Vanek, True international COO and CFO. “Through all of it, we’ve maintained a people-first focus and continuous funding in new information applied sciences that can push the boundaries of what an government search agency could be. I’m thrilled to proceed this journey with True and assist notice that dream.”


True is a platform of merchandise and companies driving the intelligence behind expertise administration:

True Search

Global recruitment for board members, c-suite executives, VPs, administrators, and different strategic expertise. We concentrate on funding companies, their portfolio corporations and public corporations looking for transformative progress.


Collaborative, real-time expertise relationship administration software program and info companies for search companies, in-house recruiters and VC/PE companies trying to make higher hiring choices.


TrueBridge connects skilled executives to fractional and interim roles at high-growth corporations.


A multi-layered strategy to government assessments, which mirrors the methodology used for elite navy items to judge management functionality and potential throughout high expertise.


True co-founded AboveBoard, a diversity-focused startup bringing unparalleled options to the vital have to carry extra ladies and executives of colour to management roles. With AboveBoard’s two-way platform, members get distinctive visibility to tons of of alternatives whereas corporations get entry to certified candidates.

True Equity

True Equity gives publicity to high-quality enterprise capital and progress fairness investments. As a value-added expertise companion, True Equity makes direct investments alongside premier traders. True Equity Fund I is $55m and is targeted on Series A and B investments. True Equity Growth Fund II is $100m and targeted on late stage enterprise and progress fairness investments.


Vera is a household of funding funds that backs distinctive entrepreneurs and corporations devoted to altering our collective future by expertise on the pre-seed, seed, early, and late levels.

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