Beth LeBeau

Director of Engineering, Sqreen

Previously

Engineering Manager, Google

Software Development Manager, Amazon

Company

Sqreen are a Paris head-quartered SaaS company offering Application Security Management to developers. They have recently raised a Series A round of $14 million, led by Greylock, with existing investors Y Combinator, Alven and Point Nine also participating.

Search Background

Sqreen's founding team were formerly in leadership engineering roles within Apple, so they set a very high bar for technology talent! It was quickly apparent that the right candidate would likely need to be relocated, given the scarcity of this talent in the French market. Erevena was hired to execute an international search across Europe and the USA to access leaders of the calibre required.

Requirements

Sqreen is a good example of the trend of building ‘agents-based software’ to replace laborious manual tasks. The founders wanted to bring someone into the engineering leadership team who had built agents-based tools that supported developers on a global scale.

Result

Erevena performed an international sweep of all ‘agents-based’ development teams, securing Beth LeBeau. Beth began her career in start-ups before spending 5 years with Amazon building payment functionality into Amazon.com. She then spent 5 years leading Google’s Kirkland SRE office, building tooling agents for Ads Teams. We were delighted to relocate someone with such a wealth of relevant engineering leadership and also enabling further gender balancing of the Leadership Team.

Testimonial

The Erevena team pushed for information and discussed potential dream candidates but also potential trade-offs. They set expectations very well at the beginning – very smart. Sam worked like crazy and went beyond the financial rationale. If we were less picky we could have done it sooner, but we are delighted with the end result of relocating Beth from Google, Seattle. They have set the bar very high for other search firms.

Pierre Betouin

CEO at Sqreen