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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 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.
Rice University
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
Industry Experience
Legal and Professional Services
Life Sciences and Healthcare
What do you love about your work?

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.

What do you think is the most difficult part of executive search, and how do you respond to it?

People are unpredictable, and they are also our product. The best way to respond to this unpredictability is to always have a plan B.

What do you do to de-stress or have fun?

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.