Domenic Merenda

Domenic Merenda

5.0 · 11 Reviews

Great For

Managers Career Changers Product Management POC Founders Executives Developers

Helps With

Leadership Mock Interviews Confidence Networking Salary Negotiation Resumes Work/Life Balance

Industries

Enterprise Startups Sales SaaS Tech Marketing Health Care Social Media

Worked With

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Angel Investor with Sand Hill Angels, one of the oldest, largest, and most active angel investment groups in the world.

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Background

Seasoned Silicon-Valley executive with a knack for disrupting markets and creating business development opportunities. At BeOpen.com (later PythonLabs at Google) Domenic was an early and influential member of the business development and technology teams, and helped shape the direction of the Python programming language as Vice President of Business Development. Three successful exits: one via IPO in 2004 and two via acquisition in 2006 and 2015. Currently, Domenic is an investor with Sand Hill Angels, one of the oldest, largest, and most active investment groups in the world.

Xoogler Facilitator

Especially helpful for current or ex-Google employees due to a strong network of opportunities both inside and outside of the Xoogler network.

Startup-Focused Coaching

Expert in angel (seed and pre-seed) fundraising, pitch decks, institutional fundraising, go-to-market, product/market fit, and a variety of other startup-related topics.

Diversity as a Passion

As an investor, Domenic chooses to only invest in companies with a diverse founding member. This passion for change extends to his mentoring as well.

Reviews


Grant Bartone

· 07/17/19 · Basic Plan

For the past 3 months, Domenic has been a voice of reason and experience throughout my recent job search who I could count on to help me be prepared for interviews, be strategic in my communications with prospective employers at various stages of my candidacy, and even provided great tips to network and grow my career into the future after landing the job. I highly recommend Domenic and hope to seek his mentorship as a coach again in the near future!

Ketan Anjaria

· 07/16/19 · Standard Plan

Domenic always has a way of bringing me back down to earth that's refreshing and real.

Anonymous

· 07/11/19 · Pro Plan

Domenic is an awesome coach - he has an incredible amount of experience and is able to match it perfectly with the situation of the coachee. All of his comments and advice are on point and he communicates very cleary. Highly recommended!

Anonymous

· 06/28/19 · Executive Plan

Domenic provided needed insight into the interview process and tech industry in general. His guidance is humble and respectful, so I feel very at ease asking questions. Getting to negotiation, which seems challenging to me, so I really appreciate his continuing encouragement and affirmation of my strengths.

Anonymous

· 06/19/19 · Coaching Intro

Fantastic intro call with Domenic - he provided his perspective on the challenges that I would like to address and outlined his experience and coaching style - I immediately activated my Hire Club membership after the intro call. Looking forward to working with Domenic!

Farrah Taghavi

· 06/12/19 · Pro Plan

Dr. Merenda is one of the best and knowledgeable coaches I have worked with. He familiarized himself with my background quickly and based on that he always provided the best advice and how I should approach different concerns. He knows the industry well and can help you easily. I highly recommend him.

Anonymous

· 05/31/19 · Coaching Intro

Short initial call, but Domenic was already able to empathize and provide valuable insight on exactly the challenges I was facing.

Alex M Herreria

· 05/21/19 · Pro Plan

I'm trying to build Rome and Domenic is giving me the lay of the land and the other empires out there. Another solid session. The agenda was to present my approach and key pieces of my startup project to Domenic. I received valuable feedback informed by his stellar background as both investor and founder and came up with an understanding and plan of what steps lie ahead. The challenge is tremendous but I'm motivated!

Alex M Herreria

· 05/12/19 · Coaching Intro

Felt comfortable right away talking about where I want to go and some challenges I've had the past year as an entrepreneur. Looking forward to the coaching to make me the best founder I can be.

Edgar Membreno

· 05/06/19 · Coaching Intro

Domenic was thoughtful, kind and listened to my current situation with a clear desire to learn more about me and how he and Hireclub could be of assistance for me. I felt like I was being listened to and not just viewed as a transaction for the team. I enjoyed the conversation and felt confident in Domenic's direction!

Andrea Ator

· 04/22/19 · Coaching Intro

I had my intro call with Domenic, he was very open and clear on what HC offers. I appreciated his sincerity and how he shared a little bit of himself which built rapport with me.