Durga McCurdy’s executive search experience spans a variety of industries with a focus on building out critical teams during a company’s growth mode. She comes with a unique perspective having been an entrepreneur herself. She successfully garnered utility patents, which she has since licensed – an experience that gives her critical insights into what’s needed to build businesses. She transitioned into talent search, leveraging these skills and experiences. She was then recruited by her client Alice + Olivia and became their Head of Talent Acquisition. She later moved to Janou Pakter, a boutique executive search firm, where she worked with a variety of B2C clients across consumer goods, fintech, and retail tech. Her experience covers both B2C and B2B clients.
Durga holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell University with a concentration in Business, as well as Textiles & Apparel.
I enjoy spending time with my family, introducing my twins to new things, anything creative that ties back to my design background, and finding new partners/licensees for my side hustle.
My dad owned a milk delivery business that I’d help out with in high school. When the drivers would call out sick I’d occasionally help with deliveries, running the milk out from house to house as he drove the truck. My goal was to get a glimpse of one of his customers, Michael Jordan, but sadly never that never happened.; However it did make for some quality father daughter time.