Meet Our Leadership

Ron Harrison, Chief Executive Officer


Connect: Email | LinkedIn |  Phone: 408-733-5082

Ron has been in the headhunting business since 1995. In his hands-on leadership role he is responsible for business development, strategic alliances and partnerships, as well as managing select client’s staffing needs. Jivaro’s focus and commitment to building strong relationships through collaboration and teamwork stems from Ron’s experience as a collegiate athlete. He has spent his career building relationships with several of the Bay Area’s venture capital firms. Prior to founding Jivaro in 1999, he held various positions at Emersoft Staffing and was pivotal in growing the organization from six to 150 recruiters.


Sarah Gardner, Chief Financial Officer


Connect: Email | Phone: 408-733-5082

Sarah has been with Jivaro since the beginning. She is responsible for all of the day-to-day financial and office operations. Before joining Jivaro, she was an entrepreneur having founded and managed a shipping business that was later acquired. Sarah holds a BA from the University of Utah.


Josh Bear, Chief Operations Officer


Connect: Email | LinkedIn | Phone: 408-733-1576

Josh has been involved in headhunting since he joined Jivaro as its head of Client Research division in 1999. In addition to his day-to-day headhunting responsibilities, he also manages multiple teams of recruiters that focus on high tech placements and handles operations for one of Jivaro’s four regional offices. Josh has forged strong relationships with several top-tier venture capital firms. While his focus is on assisting them staff executive positions at their portfolio companies, he has also helped many startup companies obtain funding through his VC relationships.


Erik Lisk, Director, Client Services and
Business Development


Connect: Email | LinkedIn | Phone: 408-627-4902

Erik has worn many hats at Jivaro since joining in 2004. Through his career he has established himself as a top Technical Recruiter, Group Manager, and also launched Jivaro’s Sales and Marketing division. Most recently, he is heading the Contract and Recruiting On Demand teams at Jivaro. An avid skier, mountain biker, and traveler, Erik holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Colby College in Chemistry and Environmental Science.


Brock Schroeder, Senior Headhunter


Connect: EmailLinkedIn | Phone: 408-733-5093

Brock has been with Jivaro since 2005. He leveraged his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Idaho to quickly become one of the top recruiters within Jivaro. Through his years of recruiting, Brock has developed strong relationships with several top-tier venture capital firms in the Silicon Valley and their portfolio companies. He enjoys mentoring junior recruiters to help them understand the needs of their clients. Brock enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and volunteering for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.


David Croft, Legal Counsel


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David R. Croft is a member of the law firm of Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLCC, Wheeling, West Virginia. He concentrates his practice in the areas of estate and tax planning, and commercial transactions. Croft is a graduate of West Liberty State College, and West Virginia University College of Law. He is admitted to the United States District Court of the Southern and Northern Districts of West Virginia, West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, and all West Virginia Circuit Courts. Croft is a member of the Ohio County and American Bar Associations, the Upper Ohio Valley Estate Planning Council, and West Virginia State Bar. Mr. Croft received the Thomas N. Chambers Award in Taxation from the West Virginia Tax Institute in 1999.