Jackie Xu joined Kleiner Perkins in 2013. She supports strategic hiring efforts for the firm’s portfolio companies and advises them on technical recruiting, compensation and team-building. Her passion is to connect talented people to innovative startups. Prior to joining KPCB, Jackie managed a bi-coastal team of engineering recruiters and partnered with executive leadership on strategic acquisitions for Twitter. As part of the initial recruiting team at Twitter, she helped the company grow from a startup of less than 100 engineers to a publicly traded company with over 1,000 engineers. Before Twitter, Jackie spent time at Facebook and in executive search placing senior executives at hedge funds. She began her career at Goldman Sachs in investment banking in New York. Jackie received her degree in finance from Carnegie Mellon University.