Todd Gitlin

Todd Gitlin

Talent Advisor

Todd Gitlin is the Managing Partner & Founder of Safire Partners, one of the leading search firms focused on emerging companies with offices in NY and LA. Safire was founded in 2006, has a team of 25 people and takes on 100 searches annually. Todd has been a recognized leader in executive search since 1999 completing over 800 assignments. Since 2006, Todd has invested in 48 companies and advised countless others in the TenOneTen portfolio.

Hometown + Education

Los Angeles, CA

Chico State is where I went to college, but I learned more from every day in the streets

Founder of

Safire Partners, CareerCreations + a few others 

Best business lesson learned?

Failing at scale, which put me back to business service and product being good

Earliest business?

Collecting coins and baseball cards

What brought you to LA?

Born and raised

Best piece of advice

When you think you know everything, you know nothing. When you realize you don't know anything, you know everything. The difference is that you now ask questions.

Any instant deal breakers?

The word “never” 

Favorite LA company/founder?

Idealab, Bill Gross

What tech gets you endlessly excited?

Time travel 

What are some traits of founders that get you most excited?

A strong network

Why did you join TenOneTen?

David 🙂