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Saydeah Howard is the Senior Vice President, Talent & Venture Services at IVP, a premier late stage venture capital firm. She is responsible for advising the firm’s portfolio companies on human capital issues, including executive search strategy, leadership, and talent development.


Prior to joining IVP, Saydeah served as Vice President of Human Resources & Organizational Development at LeapFrog Enterprises. With global human resources and facilities responsibility, she 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, she held various roles at Turner Broadcasting System and was the Director of Client Services at Truis Corporation, where she provided customer intelligence services to technology companies.


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

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