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
"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"     
"Culture eats strategy for breakfast."
- Peter Drucker    
"The hardest thing you do in any startup is recruiting."
- Kim Taylor
Founder, Ranku and Cluster
"In a good-to-great transformation, people are not
your most important asset, the right people are."
- Jim Collins, "Good to Great"    
"I've always thought that recruiting is at the heart of what we do."
- Steve Jobs
"There is something very powerful and
revealing about the way we ask,
"What do you do?" in American culture.
It's another way of asking, "What's your
purpose?" The American Culture Code
for work is WHO YOU ARE."
- Clotaire Ropaille, "The Culture Code"
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