Travis DeMar

Client Director

Travis spent the first half of his career in collegiate athletics in a variety of operational and fundraising roles. This experience sparked his passion for building winning teams and highlighted the importance of putting the right talent in the best position to succeed. At Candidate Labs, Travis partners with disruptive companies to identify key executives to scale the organization.

Travis joined Candidate Labs from The Bowdoin Group where he was a leader in their digital health practice. He completed seven CEO searches and countless C-level searches across the commercial, product, and finance functions for innovative startups backed by leading venture and private equity investors. 

Travis previously worked in executive search and talent attraction roles at WinterWyman and Pegasystems, a publicly traded software company. He prides himself on embedding himself with clients to truly understand their business and advising them on their most critical talent needs.

As a native Iowan, Travis combines his Midwestern work ethic and values with the pace of the East Coast. He actively serves his community and is a board member of Rebuilding Together Boston, a non-profit dedicated to providing safe and healthy housing to homeowners in need. While not working, you will find Travis cooking (and eating), traveling, quoting movies, and engaged in any sort of competition. 

Travis graduated from The University of Iowa and is a hopeless Hawkeye fan.

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