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Sarah Mitchell has more than 20 years of recruiting experience, the majority of which have been with The Alexander Group. As a member of the San Francisco office, she focuses on legal, marketing, human resources, finance and information technology leadership positions across a broad range of industries, with an emphasis on life sciences, professional services and not-for-profits.
Ms. Mitchell has also worked in-house as a recruiter for Amazon.com in Seattle. When she’s not busy finding top talent for our clients’ most critical positions, she can be found on a hike in the Berkeley hills with her husband, in a yoga or Pilates studio, or on stage as a theater actor.
We are a small firm with a hands-on approach and commitment to excellence and ethics. When you engage The Alexander Group on a search, you get a true team member and partner.
I love that my job is part hunter, part therapist, part detective, part matchmaker and part copywriter—and that the percentages change from day to day. I find people endlessly interesting, and I enjoy learning about new companies, industries, nuances and dynamics.
People are unpredictable, and they are also our product. The best way to respond to this unpredictability is to always have a plan B.
Next to recruiting, theater is my passion. I can be seen on stages in the San Francisco Bay Area in about two productions each year, and I love being part of a thriving, supportive, ambitious theater community. When working on a play, my job is to understand my character, including her motivations, flaws, fears and relationships to others. I then bring that to life while telling a story that makes an audience feel, think and expand their minds. I use a lot of the same skills in executive search–it’s all about people, relationships and figuring out why we do what we do.