Dave Carvajal

Location: New York NY

Dave Carvajal is an intrepid builder of billion-dollar businesses and a thought leader in executive placement. As CEO of Dave Partners, a boutique executive placement firm serving the high-tech sector, Dave leads an elite, special forces recruiting team that extracts and secures the executive leaders that drive high-growth at public, venture capital & private equity-backed companies.


In 1997, he co-founded HotJobs.com and power-built the fledgling startup to 650 employees, $125M in revenues, and a $1.2B market cap after its IPO. Dave continued his success at Ladders.com, swiftly building it to 400 employees and $85M in revenues. He founded Dave Partners in 2009 as both a capstone venture and labor of love to help build the workplaces that create a better future for us all.