Shannon Anderson

Shannon Anderson draws from over 25 years of talent acquisition, executive search and leadership experience, including 14 years as a corporate recruiting practitioner.  She loves to solve unique talent challenges presented by companies at progressive inflection points.

She was a staffing director during the hyper growth years at Microsoft. Shannon created and led the Strike Team, the first ever corporate sourcing function. She also created Microsoft’s Annual Global Recruiting Symposium where top recruiters received hands-on, intensive, actionable skills training.

She was the founding Talent Partner at Ignition Partners Venture Capital, now the largest Seattle VC with $3B under management.  In this pioneering role, Shannon taught Ignition’s portfolio companies to compete and scale in super competitive talent marketplaces.   After Ignition, she co-founded two executive search firms whose clients include Amazon and Google, and many emerging stage startups.


  • Evidenced Based Interviewer Training
  • Hiring Manager Training
  • Executive Search Best Practices
  • Recruiting Process Consulting



» Meet Shannon in person


  • SourceCon
  • Talent42
  • HR Summit
  • LadyCoders
  • Executive Search Academy
  • Microsoft Global Recruiting Symposium


  • Vulcan
  • Big Fish Games
  • Activision
  • GM Financial