All of us at Wing are incredibly excited to welcome Sunil Chokshi as our Talent Partner. In this role, Sunil will proactively develop and support key talent relationships across a variety of functional areas, with the goal of helping our early-stage portfolio companies scale. He will help grow the broader Wing network and ecosystem, lead our advisory services related to talent, and work closely with our Founders/CEOs to provide best practices, process guidance around hiring executives, connections to industry and functional experts, and more.
Sunil joins us from Andreessen Horowitz, where he spent the last five years as Partner on the Executive Talent team focused on helping the firm’s early-stage and later-stage enterprise companies make Director-level and Executive-level hires. During his tenure there, he proactively built long-term relationships with over 1000 executives across the Go to Market, Business Operations and Finance functions and helped produce the firm’s annual executive search compensation study – drawing on deep datasets from and relationships with search firms.
One of Wing’s core founding principles is supporting founders long term as they build enduring profitable businesses. Talent is perhaps the most meaningful area of support. We have deep existing networks in multiple industry segments within technology, across functional areas, that we leverage to help our companies, as well as great relationships with a number of search firms. With over 30 active companies in the portfolio, Wing is at a scale and complexity where a Talent Partner will be an impactful and differentiated resource for Founders and CEOs.
We are lucky to have found Sunil, who has a rare combination of all-round skills to run Talent. Sunil has incredible people skills which we will lean on for relationship building, as well as analytical, financial, and business skills he developed in his venture, investment banking, and corporate development roles at a16z, CODE Advisors, Disney, JPMorgan – all of which are a huge addition to our team. His startup mentality, his focus on first order issues, and meticulous organizational ability are a perfect fit for what we do best at Wing: clearing the decks to achieve maximum impact with the equivalent of a single match. We have also caught a glimpse into his creative side – seems like he can do quite the turn on the dance floor. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have him on board.
Sunil, A very warm welcome to Wing!