Prior to joining Canvas, Ripley cut her teeth in a people-focused role at Spencer Stuart, one of the world’s largest retained executive search firms. There she experienced the impact strong leadership can have on an overall team, and she was inspired by helping executives uncover paths to compelling new senior leadership roles at Fortune 1000 technology companies.
Ripley believes the best recruiters bring more art than science to their work. In prospective talent candidates, she looks for a balance between hustle and confidence with humility, self-awareness, and high EQ.
Ripley believes building robust layers of talent at the early stage can be one of the greatest contributions to a company’s success and she loves working with founders to build out their all-star teams.
In her spare time, you can catch Ripley playing tennis, squash, or golf. She’s a competitive athlete and currently competes with the Women’s Squash Doubles Association (WSDA).
Ripley holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law (PPEL) from the University of Richmond, where she was co-captain of the women’s varsity tennis team.