Michelle is an Operating Partner at Felicis and leads Talent and People focused initiatives. In this role Michelle leverages over a decade of experience in high growth companies, ever changing market data, and conviction that no two companies are the same, to advise and assist companies across the portfolio on their People and Talent practices.
Prior to joining Felicis, Michelle led Talent and People Operations functions for a number of successful technology companies building and scaling hiring practices, People strategy, and People technology solutions during rapid growth. Michelle has seen various stages of scale, as the first US based recruiting leader for Atlassian scaling from a few dozen to a few hundred employees, and growing organizations from 500-2,000 as the Head of Talent at Okta through their exit, and at Databricks. Additionally, she helped Stripe to operationalize the People and Recruiting functions as they scaled from >2,000 to over 5,000 employees and she strongly believes in Talent as a driving force of company culture.
Michelle is a native of Louisiana and attended Michigan State University before relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area where she now lives with her husband and two young sons.