A Software Executive Search and Talent Acquisition Firm
Helping Companies. Enhancing Careers.
Improving Lives.™
Terran Systems is a professional talent acquisition firm
specializing in retained and contingency placements
of technology executives, data scientists and software engineers.
The following pages include a few testimonials,
as well as philosophies and quotes that
we believe should be pertinent
to all successful ventures and careers…
Vinod Khosla "Pat's strength is in assessing technical talent and sourcing them for us. We have hired a number of exceptional referrals and even started a company with one of his referrals. In short, I would recommend Pat to anyone who is trying to build a great team."

- Vinod Khosla, Khosla Ventures
Ethan Anderson "I highly recommend the retained talent acquisition team at Terran Systems, specifically Pat Ross, Anita Sahagun, Megan Hanson and Tom Hanson. After I presented them with a job description, both written and verbal, for an urgent Chief Technology Officer opening, they presented ten very well-qualified candidates, where I interviewed four, before hiring an exceptionally qualified PhD Cloud/SaaS expert. From the date I engaged Terran Systems, to the offer being accepted, it took less than five months, and I’m thrilled with this software executive. I can’t recommend Pat and his team enough."

- Ethan Anderson, CEO, MyTime
David Ehrlich "Terran Systems recently helped us locate and find 2 great Director level engineers (UI and Machine Learning). After listening carefully to what we were looking for, they methodically searched and presented us with fewer than 10 candidates over the following 1.5 months, before we selected two. We couldn’t be more satisfied with these results and we are happy to recommend Pat Ross, as well as everyone else at Terran Systems."

- David Ehrlich, CEO, Aktana
Jason Bross "Terran Systems is one of the best in the business."

- Jason Bross, Founding Partner, Latitude20 Capital
Keith Shea "Lynx Software Technologies is a client of Terran Systems and we could not be more happy with the level of service we have received! Pat and His Team take the time to become true business partners and help you solve your staffing needs. They aren’t focused on a transaction, but rather helping you develop your organization with exceptional, high-performing talent. We are now proud to say that we have a couple Terran Systems candidates on our Team, delivering great results. Thank you, Pat & Terran Systems!"

- Keith Shea, CRO/GM, Lynx Software Technologies
"It is better to invest in an A person with a B product than in an A product with a B person."
- Georges Doriot, ARDC    
"As an investor, I focus on 5 things:
People, People, People, Market and Product."
- Brad Gillespie, IA Ventures    
"America is the greatest engine of innovation that has ever existed, and it cannot
be duplicated anytime soon, because it is the product of a multitude of factors:
Extreme Freedom of thought; An emphasis on independent thinking; A steady
immigration of new minds; A risk-taking culture with no stigma attached to trying
and failing; A noncurrupt bureaucracy; and financial markets and a venture capital
system that are unrivaled at taking new ideas and turning them into global products."
- Thomas L. Friedman, "The World is Flat"     
"I've always thought that recruiting is at the heart of what we do."
- Steve Jobs
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