I’ve been a people leader at four venture-backed companies that have scaled to unicorn+ status
where I built and led the people strategy through hypergrowth.
I advise CEOs, People Leaders, and Venture Capital Firms. I specialize in
helping Series A to C companies, teams of 50-500+, scale their people functions while creating
Clients industries range across Enterprise SaaS, Fin Tech, Health Tech, eCommerce,
On-Demand, People Tech, Data Analytics, Cyber Security, Real Estate, and more.
Clients are supported by top VCs, including Accel, Lightspeed Venture Partners,
Sequoia Capital, Forerunner Ventures, Felicis Ventures,
and SemperVirens Venture Capital.
Area of Expertise
People Leadership Advisement
I can advise on all aspects of your talent strategy and each moment across the employee lifecycle, such as global hiring, onboarding, compensation & benefits, internal communications, learning & development, diversity, equity & inclusion, employee engagement, performance management, and compliance.
Remote & Distributed Work
As many organizations consider transitioning their workforce
to fully distributed or hybrid working models, I can advise on remote-first culture, communication & collaboration norms,
goal setting, and tools to enable a highly engaged & productive workforce. I bring years of experience building a world class culture at one of the largest fully distributed companies in
I am a people tech geek! I advise people technology companies to support their product-market fit and long-term success. I also support my corporate clients on their HR tech stack decisions at any stage of growth, having been the people SaaS decision-maker at four high-growth unicorns.
Remote Work Playbooks
Learn How to Build a Thriving Distributed Workforce
I built these playbooks for companies that:
Want to build best-in-class people
programs but don’t know where to start
Want to use my tactical secrets to
leapfrog the maturity of their people programs, moving faster and making fewer mistakes
Are self-starters and can use
the playbook as a guide to build programs internally
Are feeling stuck and need fresh ideas
Shelby is the ideal mix of thought partner and hands-on company builder. She uses her experience scaling Invision, one of the preeminent distributed companies, to empower founders building world-class teams. Shelby’s knowledge is an invaluable resource for companies adapting to a remote-first world or those starting out distributed from day one.
- Luke Beseda,
Partner @ Lightspeed Venture Partners