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Laura Fendrich

Laura Fendrich is the Manager of the Recruiting Program for 1871, a shared service that supports our startups in their hiring initiatives. In this role, Laura consults with our startups and helps them implement best practices, strategy, and process around talent acquisition and recruitment. She joined our team in July of 2014 and has helped our member companies collectively grow their teams by 100+ people so far.

Prior to joining 1871, Laura was a Senior Recruiter at Hirewell, a premier staffing and recruiting consultancy that partners with growing companies to strategically build world-class workforces across a wide range of industries. Her primary focus was technology recruiting for startup and growth stage businesses, many of which were 1871 alumni!

Laura was born and raised in Chicago and completed her Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Political Science at Miami University. Outside of work, Laura enjoys all things related to health and wellness. She has been CrossFitting for 4 years and is currently pursuing an internship program at her local gym to become a certified coach!