Lauren Howard

Client Director

Lauren Howard brings to Candidate Labs a unique background of both sales and search experience. As a recruiter, Lauren has completed several key searches for high-growth SaaS startups across a variety of functions including Sales, Marketing, Customer Success, HR and Operations. She has also made early placements for innovative startups including ChartHop, Codility, Airbase, Oomnitza, Conversica, ServiceChannel, Rhumbix and more.

Lauren started her career on the Sales side of the house, working her way up from an SDR role to an Account Executive and, most recently, a Regional Sales Manager. Upon joining Elevate Talent, a boutique recruiting firm based in San Francisco, she realized her sales acumen and “hunter” mentality transferred well to recruiting. While there, she was responsible for Account Management and full-cylce recruiting. She quickly became the highest-grossing recruiter on the team and was able to nearly double their client base through her business development efforts. She also established formal partnerships with GTM organizations such as Women in Revenue to help develop deeper connections across Sales & Marketing leadership. Lauren finds that her time spent in sales within startup environments similar to her clients' has enabled her to be more consultative and understanding of their needs.

Lauren is based in Pleasant Hill, California. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, cooking new recipes, bike rides (or Peloton rides depending on the weather), reading psychology books, and wine tasting.

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