Partner Human Capital at Viola Group
Jeff Shapiro is a Partner human capital with Viola Group, responsible for Human Capital operations across Viola’s portfolio. With more than 25 years of experience, Jeff is a veteran executive recruiter for technology and life sciences companies. Jeff joined Viola in 2021 to spearhead a dedicated talent acquisition operation that will assist portfolio companies in their search for experienced executives, both in Israel and globally, particularly at the VP and C-level.
Jeff joined Viola from Kingsley Gate Partners, a global executive recruiting firm specializing in senior-level executive and Board of Director placement for corporate clients in the US, LATAM, Europe and Asia. Jeff was a Senior Partner at KGP and helped lead their Global Life Sciences Practice.
Prior to Kingsley Gate, Jeff helped co-found an Israeli-based global headhunting firm called Everest Search Partners in 2008. Everest grew to be one of the premier global executive search firms helping Israeli hi-tech companies recruit senior executives around the world. Everest was acquired by Kingsley Gate at the end of 2019.
Jeff began his career with some of the largest global headhunting firms in the world including Korn/Ferry International, Egon Zehnder and CTPartners.
Jeff has worked extensively with many of Israel’s leading technology companies and funds, at every level of growth – from pre-revenue seed stage to mid-sized growth, to post-IPO hyper-scale. He has long-standing relationships with all kinds of executives as well as recruiters in Israel, the US and Europe.
THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT JEFF
He has a passion for food and is an amateur chef. You will regularly find him in the kitchen preparing everything from Prime Rib to Asian cuisine.
He is also a guitarist and trained singer. Having been part of bands in high school and college, Jeff still enjoys pulling out the instruments to jam with his kids.
He grew up in Stamford, Connecticut and has been travelling to Israel regularly since childhood. He moved to Israel with his family in 2005 and currently lives in Jerusalem with his wife and 7 kids.
He regularly spends time with programs like RavTech/Avratech, geared toward helping the Haredi sector integrate into the overall workforce but particularly in hi-tech.