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June 2017

Benchmark Capital’s First Female General Partner

Sarah Tavel

Sarah, previously the first product manager for search and discovery at Pinterest, has joined Benchmark Capital as its first female general partner. Tavel joined Benchmark from Greylock Partners, where she had been the only female partner on the firm’s investing team. In a press release, the partners at Benchmark stated, “It is clear that Sarah will get in front of breakout companies early, challenge our thinking on new markets, help us make sharper decisions, and be an incredible partner for the entrepreneurs we back.” With the addition of Tavel, Benchmark now has six equal partners. View profile ↓

 

Capitol Hill Veteran Joins Public Relations Firm

Sarah V. Swinehart

Sarah V. Swinehart, who graduated from James Madison University in 2008, is a vice president on the media services and strategies team at Edelman. Before joining the firm, Swinehart held a series of positions on Capitol Hill. In 2008, she started as a staff assistant on the House Ways and Means Committee and worked her way up to become communications director in 2013. Swinehart also worked under Representative Dave Camp (R-MI, 4th) and former Speaker of the House John A. Boehner. Swinehart’s last role in Congress, before joining the firm, was director of media affairs for the Office of the Speaker of the House. View profile ↓


 
 

 

 

 

  

 

Sarah Tavel

General Partner

Benchmark Capital

988 Market Street, 8th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102

Tel: (650) 854-8180

stavel@benchmark.com

https://medium.com/@sarahtavel

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Leadership® People ID 2016860690

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General Partner, Benchmark Capital

Start Date: 2017

Location:

988 Market Street, 8th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102 
Tel: (650) 854-8180
stavel@benchmark.com
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https://medium.com/@sarahtavel

 

 

Bio

 

Education: Harvard 2004 AB

 

 

Career History

 

Partner, Greylock Partners (2015-2017)

 

Product Manager, Search and Discovery, Pinterest, Inc. (2012-2015)

 

Vice President, Bessemer Venture Partners (2006-2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah V. Swinehart

Vice President, Media Services and Strategies

Edelman Washington, D.C.

International Square, 1875 Eye Street, NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20006

Tel: (202) 371-0200

sarah.swinehart@edelman.com

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Leadership® People ID 2008271294

Positions

 

Vice President, Media Services and Strategies, Edelman Washington, D.C.

Start Date: 2017

Reports to: Caitlin Hayden, Executive Vice President, Media Services and Strategies, Edelman Washington, D.C.

Location:

International Square, 1875 Eye Street, NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20006 
Tel: (202) 371-0200
sarah.swinehart@edelman.com
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Education: James Madison 2008 BA

 

 

Career History

 

Director of Media Affairs, Office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives (2015-2017)

 

Director of Media Affairs, Office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, John A. Boehner (R-OH, District 8), United States House of Representatives (2014-2015)

 

Press Secretary, Office of Representative Dave Camp (R-MI, District 4), United States House of Representatives (2014)

 

Communications Director, Committee on Ways and Means, United States House of Representatives (2013-2014)

 

Press Secretary, Committee on Ways and Means, United States House of Representatives (2010-2013)

 

Communications Director, Office of Representative Dave Camp (R-MI, District 4), United States House of Representatives (2012-2013)

 

Treasurer, Republican Communications Association, United States Congress (2010-2011)

 

Press Assistant, Committee on Ways and Means, United States House of Representatives (2009-2010)

 

Staff Assistant, Committee on Ways and Means, United States House of Representatives (2008-2009)