Team

Our Team

Leadership

David Windley
President
dwindley@iqtalentpartners.com | 408-215-1224

David Windley is the President of IQTalent Partners and oversees the firm’s strategic direction and day to day operations. Prior to joining IQTalent Partners, David was the Chief Human Resources Officer at Fusion-io and Yahoo! Inc. David also held executive HR positions at Microsoft, Intuit and Silicon Graphics, Inc. where he co-led the HR function. Earlier in his career, David worked in HR management positions in the construction/engineering, insurance, and entertainment/video gaming industries.

David is currently a board member at the Tennant Company and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). He is also a Governance Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). David earned an MBA from San Francisco State University and a B.S. from San Diego State University.

Chris Murdock
Senior Partner
chris@iqtalentpartners.com | 408-774-4058

Chris Murdock is the Co-Founder and Senior Partner of IQTalent Partners. Chris has over 12 years of executive recruiting experience and leads search execution and client relationships along with supporting searches across the firm. Prior to Founding IQTalent Partners, Chris was a Sourcer with Yahoo!’s internal Executive Recruiting team in the corporate offices in Sunnyvale, California. Previous to Yahoo!, Chris was an Associate in the Menlo Park, California office of with Heidrick & Struggles, where he recruited for software, hardware, professional services, and semiconductor clients. Before Heidrick & Struggles, Chris worked in the Retail Practice of TMP Worldwide in Atlanta, Georgia. While with TMP Worldwide, he worked on CEO, General Merchandise Manager, and various VP and Buyer level searches. Chris earned a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University.

Tom Milic
Managing Partner
tmilic@iqtalentpartners.com | 408-774-4059

Tom Milic is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of IQTalent Partners. Tom manages all of the firm’s operations, and leads search execution and client relationships along with supporting searches across the firm. Prior to Co-Founding IQTalent Partners, Tom was a Senior Investment Analyst with Health Care Service Corporation in Chicago, Illinois, where he helped to manage the fixed income investment portfolios for the life insurance subsidiaries. Previous to Health Care Service Corporation, Tom was an Associate with the Fixed Income Operations group of JPMorgan in Chicago, Illinois. Tom earned a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University.

Strategic Advisors

Scott Levine
Strategic Advisor

Scott Levine is a Strategic Advisor to IQTalent Partners. Scott is currently the Director, Human Capital for Parthenon Capital Partners. He has over 20 years of experience working with private equity, public, middle market, and emerging technology companies. As a member of Parthenon Full Potential Team, Scott oversees human capital and executive recruiting efforts for the portfolio companies, as well as, the human capital due diligence on new investment opportunities, eventually driving recruiting and talent acquisition strategies post-transaction. Prior to joining PCP, Mr. Levine was a Principal with Silicon Valley Human Capital (SVHC), a boutique retained executive search firm, focusing on Board and CEO assignments for private equity and venture backed, middle market companies. Scott began his career in executive search with Heidrick & Struggles International based in Menlo Park, California, where he was a member of the firm’s Private Equity, Board, and International Technology Practices. His search work focused on CEO, Board of Directors, and senior high-level executives in public and venture backed technology companies. Scott is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island where he received a B.A. degree in Communications with a minor in Business. He also participated in an overseas study program at Tel Aviv University in Israel.

Sada Chidambaram
Strategic Advisor

Sada Chidambaram is a Strategic Advisor to IQTalent Partners. Sada has 30 + years of industry experience and 16 years of venture investing, including strategic business development and cross-border experience. He has managed two venture investment entities in Silicon Valley and is currently serving as an advisor to several technology start-ups. He is also currently on several boards and committees (Palo Alto Tennis Club, United States Tennis Association, Diversity Committee and the San Francisco-Bangalore Sister Cities Initiative, The San Francisco Asian Arts Technology Advisory, etc.). An early player in the PC arena, Sada was associated with the launch of Tandy’s TRS-80 micro-computers and building it into a $1 billion business. He went on to become the President of ASCII of America. After successfully managing ASCII Ventures, he founded Prospero Ventures where he was the President and Managing Partner. Sada has served on the boards of several companies, including ASCII Corp.(Tokyo, Japan), Informix, Macromedia, Information Storage Devices, 8X8, Inc., International Datacasting Corp. (Ottawa), Nexgen/AMD, Power Computing, Salon.com, Cyberbills and nCommand, as well as on the boards of Kiwi Ventures, Milan, the first Italian technology fund, and the Angels’ Breakfast Club of Silicon Valley. M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan; B.Sc. in Applied Chemistry from Loyola in Chennai, India.

Jonathan Gleason
Strategic Advisor

Jonathan Gleason is a Strategic Advisor to IQTalent Partners. Jonathan has more than 15 years of experience advising high-growth technology companies and more than 12 years of management experience in professional services and partnership operations. Jonathan is currently the Director of Practice Management and Strategy at Gunderson Dettmer – a 200 lawyer international firm serving the emerging technology and venture capital markets. Jonathan is responsible for design and implementation of firm and office growth initiatives, including evaluation of new partners, market opportunities, service delivery innovation, and strategic projects. Jonathan also manages the capital introduction process and has advised hundreds of technology clients on business and fundraising strategy. Prior to joining Gunderson Dettmer, he managed sales and channel partnerships for an engineering and manufacturing company. Jonathan holds an MBA in Management and Entrepreneurship from Santa Clara University and a BA in International Security from Claremont McKenna College.

Recruiting Team

We have over 50 recruiting professionals with expertise in various industries and functions. Our recruiters have experience working for top Fortune 500 companies, and fast growing start-ups.

IQTalent Partners has also built a world class sourcing team based in Nashville, TN. We call this team the Nashville Executive Research Division (NERD). NERDs undergo a thorough training process to ensure they are comfortable using all the tools and methodologies of the recruiting trade.