Ranging from Series A start-ups gaining traction to publicly traded companies and everything in between, we help executives design, execute and measure all aspects of their HR operations and people strategy to drive sustainable growth and value creation.
CEO at Medium, Co-Founder and Former CEO at Twitter
“I want to publicly thank Nancy and Beth for their time here. When Nancy started we were nowhere near set up from an HR perspective for the size of company we are today. We didn’t even know the degree to which we weren’t prepared. Nancy took us to north of 100 employees on a whole host of complicated issues from compliance, to on-boarding, to recruiting, to many other things she both identified and solved. Nancy has been a reliable adjunct member of the executive team and kept us out of choppy waters time and again. As for recruiting, Beth has repeatedly been hailed as one of the best recruiters many people have ever worked with. Thanks again to you both. Twitter would not be where we are today without your help.”
Former Co-Founder and CEO at Acompli (acquired by Microsoft)
"I’ve been fortunate to work with Nancy and her team since the start of Connery Consulting. Together we have built and scaled two companies in two very different and challenging markets.
Having Connery on board at Hyperic & Acompli helped us not only recruit and retain excellent people, but also develop a solid plan for evolving our organization through various stages of growth. Their unique model and unparalleled depth of HR expertise has been instrumental in helping me personally excel as CEO. I could not have done what I did without Connery by my side."
General Partner at Accel Partners
"I am reluctant to openly support Nancy with a quote because until now she has been a secret weapon. Nancy is one of those rare HR professionals who doesn't think transactionally about placing people, but rather can think proactively and strategically about architecting and managing a team. Her network is fantastic and executives seem to trust her and value her counsel in a way that seems unique in this business."
Chairman of the Board and CEO at salesforce.com
"I have had the pleasure of working with and knowing Nancy Connery for over 20 years. Nancy is a seasoned human resources executive with experience and capabilities that complement companies in all growth stages. Nancy is unique in her ability to move quickly to meet the demands of companies in formative stages targeting hyper-growth markets while simultaneously implementing policies and procedures that lay the foundation for sustainable growth. Nancy was one of the key players that helped build salesforce.com from the ground up. If I were to start another venture, Nancy would be one of the first people I would want on my team."
General Partner at Benchmark Capital
“I have had the fortunate opportunity to work with Nancy since the early Facebook days where she played an instrumental part in coaching our People Ops Team. I tried to hire her, but she said no. Ultimately the fact she said no was a blessing as I have watched and supported Nancy as she has built an amazing HR consulting practice that plays a critical role in scaling the best of the best in tech. They have been there, done that and seen it all to the point that the impact they have on so many companies is unparalleled. Nancy is one of the first people I turn to for support and expertise.”
Co-Founder and CEO at Zendesk
“Nancy and her team were our HR and recruiting function taking us from 12 employees to several hundred. When we moved to San Francisco we wanted a partner that could help educate us about the talent landscape and set us up for a tremendous employee brand. Connery Consulting helped with everything. As entrepreneurs think about scaling companies both well and quickly, they should not hesitate to work with Connery. Zendesk is a worldwide public now with 700+ employees and we still call on them for critical guidance and projects.”
Co-Founder at Octant, Former General Counsel at Dropbox and Google
"Nancy and her team have been instrumental in bringing Dropbox from 30 people to a global company of over 1000. They have been with us every step of the way and have always been there for us as if our challenges were their challenges. And beyond the team's technical expertise, maybe more importantly, Nancy has been a key advisor to us in all of our challenging people situations."
Talent Partner at Andreessen Horowitz
“I started working with Nancy Connery in 2010 while we were still building out our Talent and People Practices at Andreessen Horowitz. She and her firm already had a robust practice and deep expertise in building start-ups. Since then, I have had the privilege of working with Thanh Nguyen on many portfolio projects. They have helped me stay current on compensation trends in the fast-changing environment of Silicon Valley, and Nancy and her team are one of the first resources I introduce to our portfolio companies when they need HR consultants, Nancy has become an incredible partner for me and my team.”
Former CFO at Dropbox
"I've worked hand in hand with Nancy since 2010, and she has been a cornerstone contributor to our people ops and recruiting efforts. Nancy has helped us build those orgs from scratch and develop important HR processes to help us scale. She has also served as a mentor to many of the folks on our team. Most importantly, Nancy has been a trusted advisor to the management team through many challenging situations. I cannot recommend someone more highly."