Silversmith Capital Partners Welcomes Julia Frenette as Operating Partner, Talent

Former Salesforce recruiting executive joins firm to support portfolio companies as they scale teams and accelerate growth

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Silversmith Capital Partners, a growth equity firm focused on supporting the best entrepreneurs in technology and healthcare, today announced that Julia Frenette has joined the firm as Operating Partner, Talent. In this newly created role, Julia will work closely with entrepreneurs and leaders across the Silversmith portfolio to identify and recruit senior executives and board members, and provide strategic support for the portfolio’s broader talent needs.

“Building strong teams is critical to the success of our portfolio companies as they scale and grow,” said Silversmith Managing Partner, Todd MacLean. “We are thrilled to welcome Julia to help our portfolio companies expand their teams with world-class talent. Her experience facilitating successful executive placements for highly regarded Fortune 500 companies, as well as smaller public and private companies, will provide significant value to Silversmith founders and CEOs.”

As a seasoned talent executive, Julia brings extensive experience helping organizations accelerate their growth with high-impact executive talent. Most recently, she served as Senior Director, Executive Recruiting at Salesforce. In this role, Julia worked closely with the Salesforce executive team to identify, recruit and develop top talent for Salesforce as well as acquired companies Slack, Tableau and MuleSoft. Prior to Salesforce, Julia served in a leadership role at Heidrick & Struggles in Boston. As a member of the firm’s Global Technology & Services Practice, she focused on executing searches on behalf of various technology companies.

“I have learned throughout my career that culture can play a significant role in attracting and retaining great talent, and ultimately, company success,” said Frenette. “Culture is not only core to Silversmith as a firm, but to the companies we partner with. I am excited to be part of a team with shared values and look forward to working with leaders across the portfolio to fuel their growth with exceptional people.”

Julia earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Harvard University.

Learn more about career opportunities in the Silversmith portfolio here.

About Silversmith Capital Partners

Founded in 2015, Silversmith Capital Partners is a Boston-based growth equity firm with $3.3 billion of capital under management. Silversmith’s mission is to partner with and support the best entrepreneurs in growing, profitable technology and healthcare companies. Representative investments include ActiveCampaign, Appfire, Apryse, DistroKid,, Iodine Software, LifeStance Health, and Webflow. For more information, including a full list of portfolio investments, visit or follow the firm on LinkedIn.



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