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Colleen McCreary

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Startup consultant on all things people. Former Chief People Officer at Zynga from startup thru post-IPO and at Climate Corporation

Startup consultant on all things people. Former Chief People Officer at Zynga from startup thru post-IPO and at Climate Corporation

8 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Operations
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Operations
  • • Product

Involved In


CEO CCKPartners August 2013 - present
Chief People Officer The Climate Corporation August 2014 - September 2015
Executive Vice-President, Chief People Officer Zynga March 2009 - August 2013
Director, Corporate HR & Diversity Electronic Arts (EA) August 2007 - March 2009
Director, Global University Relations Electronic Arts June 2004 - August 2007
Senior Technical Recruiter & Technical Support Manager Microsoft July 1997 - June 2004
Program Associate Antioch University Seattle 1996 - 1997


Columbia University Higher Education Administration 1995 - 1996
Boston University Mass Communication and Public Relations 1991 - 1995
Stanford University Graduate School of Business Entrepreneurship Bootcamp 2014 - 2015
Astronaut High School

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Cofounder With
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Fundraising
  • • UI/Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Education
  • • Games
  • • Local
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Sports
  • • Edutainment
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Higher Education

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

HR • Enterprise software • Recruiting • Building a team • Public relations • Communication • Hiring engineers • Game development • Scaling • Business Strategy • Consulting • Entrepreneurship • Executive coaching • Executive Compensation • Executive mentoring • Startup Operations • Technical Recruiting • University recruiting • Employee Engagement

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Alex Sergiyenko
We worked together  •  Consultant, eatsa. Previously People Ops Consultant, Dealpath.
Colleen has an incredible product sense and knows how to build teams that achieve great results. She has an ability to push people beyond t ... he evolutionary boundaries of their own imagination.
Kurt J. Bilafer
Global VP, Sales & Customer Success, WePay. Previously VP WW Sales & Services, ClearStory Data and a number of Sales & Leadership roles @SAP
Colleen has a lot of great experience scaling up high growth teams. She's a solid partner that brings creative ad proven solutions to the t ... able.
Cadir Lee
We worked together  •  Advisor, Opower and Advisor, Choose Energy. Stanford grad.
Truly amazing with people -- recruiting, training, promoting, managing. Gladwell has the 10,000 hour metric -- Colleen has probably done 10 ... ,000 interviews which provides incredible insight into people and how they tick.
Jason Patton
They're my school  •  VP & General Manager, Content / New Initiatives, Immersion Corporation. Boston grad. Harvard Business School grad.
Colleen brings a passion and knowledge of people and business that is top notch. She is a great builder and knows how to take a project or ... a business from scratch and turn it into a long-term sustainable money maker.
Meg Makalou
We worked together  •  Chief People Officer, The Climate Corporation and Expert In Residence, First Round Capital. McGill grad.
She is experienced in all phases of growing and scaling companies and people. Her business accumen and her passion for product management m ... ake her a terrific advisor and entrepreneur.
Jonathan Lindo
We worked together  •  VP, Enterprise Mobility, CA Technologies and Advisory Board Member, Curious Hat. Stanford GSB grad.
Colleen is a smart, skilled leader with vision and passion for solving big problems and helping people. Excellent addition to any team.
Richard Aberman
We worked together  •  Founder, WePay.
Colleen has key insights and strong opinions informed by a unique set of circumstances and experiences and a large and impressive network.
Lindsay Roitman
We worked together  •  Deputy National Finance Director, NW, Hillary for America. Previously Senior Advisor, American Association for Justice.
Colleen is one of the most strategic and thoughtful leaders I have ever worked with. She is an effective executie, passionate leader and in ... spires so many people around her!