Brent Hurtig

Managing partner & Founder


Brent has led C- and V-level searches on behalf of Sequoia Capital, Accel, Lakestar, Redpoint, GV (Google Ventures), Andreessen Horowitz, Earlybird Venture Capital, DFJ, and other top-tier VCs. His global assignments since 2007 include clients such as Google, Eventbrite, Skyscanner, Nubank, Unity, Zalando, Qualtrics, D-Wave, SoundCloud, and YouTube. Prior to launching Motive in 2015, he was a Partner with Parker Remick, where he contributed significantly to the firm's growth and its VC relations in the US and Europe. Previously, he cofounded and led a Bay Area ecommerce startup that achieved a Number 1 ranking by BizRate — topping Amazon, Overstock, and 4,000+ other retailers in overall customer satisfaction. With two decades of Silicon Valley experience as a founder, COO, and product leader, Brent especially loves serving innovative startups. He has also published over 200 articles for Wired, Outside, National Geographic Adventure, and other outlets. Originally from Canada, Brent holds a dual-major in Sociology & Urban Studies from Brandeis University.

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