Ignition Partners snags Rachel Chalmers for Silicon Valley expansionPosted by admin on July 19, 2013
VC firm Ignition Partners has brought on Rachel Chalmers, a long-time IT analyst from The 451 Group, to boost its Silicon Valley presence.
7/19/2013 – GigaOM
Ignition, based in Bellevue, Wash. has a lot of Microsoft DNA in general partners John Connors, a former Microsoft CFO, and Frank Artale, a former Windows GM. Earlier this year, it brought on Nick Sturriale, a VC veteran from JAFCO Ventures, and Sevin Rosen to launch its Palo Alto office, where he and Chalmers will hold down the fort.
Chalmers, who spent 13 years at The 451 Group, had already worked with many of the Ignition folks. “We got in the habit of working with Nick who’d pull me in for strategy and consulting work on their investments,” Chalmers said in an interview. With this hire, they’re formalizing that collaboration.
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