Todd Gitlin is the Managing Partner & Founder of Safire Partners, the most active executive search firm in Southern California focused on emerging growth companies.

Safire was founded in 2006, takes on 50 searches annually, and has invested in over 25 start-ups as an angel investor. Todd has been a recognized leader in executive search since 1999 completing over 500 assignments.

A sampling of Safire’s clients are: Hautelook, SoleSociety, LegalZoom, TrueCar, LiveNation/Ticketmaster, SpinMedia, Goldstar Events, M-GO, Adconion Media Group, DogVacay, Dogswell, MyLife,,, The Search Agency,, OpenX, NastyGal, WilliamMorrisEndeavor, Onestop Internet, FileTrek, Break Media, Wilshire Axon, ElevatorLabs, Rubicon Project, Machinima, DocStoc, uSamp, LiveOffice, Central Desktop, SocialVibe, Touch Commerce, ICON Aircraft, Cake Marketing and Talus Labs.