Chief Portfolio Talent Officer

Leah joined Balderton as Chief Portfolio Talent Officer in July 2023. She is responsible for supporting our portfolio on recruitment, culture and organisational strategy.

Prior to joining Balderton, Leah spent over seven years leading global human resources at Elastic (ESTC), where she led them through 10x people growth, including an IPO and six acquisitions. She has a passion for helping founders think about hiring and developing their leadership teams and scaling their organisations.

Prior to Elastic, she led HR at Plum Organics, a high-growth food start-up, through an acquisition by Campbell Soup Company; held various roles at Bloom Energy (BE), which included a stint in Bangalore as the HR leader for India and Asia Pacific; and was also a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa.

Leah holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and an MBA from Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. An adventurer at heart, she's happiest when playing in the mountains with her husband and teenage son.


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