Katie Sherman

Talent Acquisition | Executive Search

Finding and hiring the best talent for innovative, high-growth companies. I'm currently consulting with a portfolio of clients on their strategic hiring needs. My engagement models include both retained executive searches and embedded recruiting. Please get in touch if you'd like to partner together! katie@kdstalent.com

Katie Sherman


  • KDS Talent Advisory

    KDS Talent Advisory

    Executive Recruiter & Founder

    Jan 2023 - Present

    KDS Talent Advisory is a boutique talent acquisition consulting & executive search firm focused on high-growth software companies.

    • Sample Clients: Dental Tech, MarTech Platform, RegTech Platform, Digital Media & AdTech Platform, Executive Search Firm, Trading Firm, SEO Platform
  • Fractal Software

    Fractal Software

    Talent Acquisition Lead

    Feb 2022 - Dec 2022

    Fractal develops and finances the next generation of vertical SaaS start-ups

    • Achieved 133% of Q4 hiring goal
    • Sourced, interviewed, and closed CEO and CTO candidates for Fractal incubated companies
    • Led Talent Associate in identifying & engaging top talent through various sourcing channels including extensive market mapping, geo-specific events, diversity programs, and primary & secondary referral channels
    • Worked cross-functionally with Operating Partners and Research Partners to sell candidates on the benefit & success of Fractal’s business model and Vertical SaaS diligence
  • Codecademy


    Senior Business Recruiter

    Aug 2021 - Mar 2022

    Building the education the world deserves.

    • *Acquired by Skillsoft*
    • First Business Recruiter partnering directly with executive stakeholders to revamp hiring for the B2B organization, working on both nascent and evergreen roles
    • Managed full life cycle recruiting efforts including sourcing, screening, and closing candidates across Sales, Account Management, Marketing, Business Operations, Finance, People Operations, and Strategy
    • Achieved 228% of annual hiring goal
    • Doubled the size of the Finance team, increased Talent team by ~300%, and increased Sales team by ~250%
    • Developed bias training materials and one pagers on interview best practices, and rolled out all resources over 15+ live training sessions across departments
    • Coached interviewers on closing techniques and best practices, through team specific trainings and workshops
    • Implemented Lunch & Learns for the talent team, including sessions on Codecademy’s B2B suite of products, data in recruiting, and strategic sourcing
    • Evaluated partnerships with various diversity programs and events, including attendance at Grace Hopper & Afrotech
  • Codecademy


    Business Recruiter

    Oct 2020 - Sep 2021

  • AC Lion Digital Executive Search

    AC Lion Digital Executive Search

    Senior Executive Recruiter

    Jul 2019 - Nov 2020

    AC Lion Powers Innovation by Bridging the Digital Talent Gap. For over 25 years, AC Lion has been a trusted top provider of talent in the digital landscape, focusing on revenue recruiting. Our reach spans from innovative, venture backed startups to enterprise level organizations and big brands.

    • Successfully partnered with hiring managers to proactively identify and solve complex recruitment challenges ranging in level from Associate to C-suite across Customer Success, Sales, Marketing, Operations, and Solutions Engineering
    • Consistently exceeded revenue quotas, averaging 113% to goal with a ~60% increase in goal YoY and 20-30 full-time placements annually
    • *For four years running, AC Lion has made Forbes’ list of Best Executive Recruiting Firms*
  • AC Lion Digital Executive Search

    AC Lion Digital Executive Search

    Executive Recruiter

    May 2017 - Aug 2019

  • AC Lion Digital Executive Search

    AC Lion Digital Executive Search

    Recruiting Associate

    Jun 2016 - Jun 2017

Similar Members

  • Danielle Smith profile image
    Danielle Smith
    1. Hiring
    2. Advisor
    3. Recruiting
    4. Coaching
    5. Strategic Vision & Leadership
    Fractional Talent & People Leader. Have led growth teams 10x company HC and laid out all Talent and People Ops foundation
  • Jenny Fauteck profile image
    Jenny Fauteck
    1. Recruitment Marketing
    2. Mentoring
    3. Performance Management
    4. Training
    5. Process Mapping
    Senior Recruiter | SHRM Certified
  • Latasha Smith-Edwards profile image
    Latasha Smith-Edwards
    1. High Volume Recruiting
    2. Proficient in Various Applicant Tracking Systems
    3. College Recruiting
    4. Resume Writing
    5. Job Fairs
    Talent Acquisition Leader/Recruitment Consultant & Job Search Educator

Send me Talent

Chat with the founders of Go Fractional to learn what problems you could be solving tomorrow.