Passions in Life
Since we believe in LOVE-ing your work but also LOVE-ing life.
- Travel is what I live for
- Delicious wine collector
- Daily meditation is everything
- Try my backyard veggies!
- Beach + Sun
- Dog Mom
Industry Expertise:SBT- Founder: 2015-presentTesla: Head of Recruiting/M&A- 2010-2015Aerotek: Account Recruiting Manager- 2007-2010
Marissa founded Silicon Beach Talent in 2015, a recruiting and advisory firm focused on venture backed companies in SoCal, as well as distributed teams nationwide. SBT is one of the few firms focused on starting with early stage startups and scaling them as they grow from super Seed through Series D and Pre-IPO. SBT works primarily in the areas of Frontier Technology/Hardware, Mobility, and Consumer and focuses on Executive Search in the areas of Engineering (hardware and software), Product, Design, Marketing, Operations and People.
Prior to founding Silicon Beach Talent, Marissa was in house leading Technical Recruiting and People at Tesla as well as part of the M&A team focused on strategically growing Tesla operations both domestically and internationally. Marissa started at the ground floor of Tesla and was instrumental in scaling the company to over 15k employees.
Before joining Tesla, Marissa was a headhunter with Aerotek, specializing in Science and Engineering.
A true early entrepreneur in high school, Marissa had a knack for creativity and design, making custom belt buckles and sewing custom skirts selling them to Fred Segal and students at her high school. Marissa then attended the University of Arizona where she was accepted to the top Entrepreneurship program in the country at Eller College of Management. Marissa graduated with a Dual Major in Entrepreneurship and Marketing, with an additional Certification in International Business.
Marissa is on the board of advisors to cutting edge companies in Los Angeles and is a key business strategist for high growth startups.
Advisory Board / Investment List
Blockforce Crypto Fund
Ready Set Food!
The Lox Club