The (A)Lyst Group is a boutique talent acquisition firm specializing in helping founders of early stage venture backed companies and hyper growth companies retain talent and manage existing talent resources.​


Creating value isn't enough - you also need to capture some of the value you create.
-Peter Thiel

The Alyst Group

A Boutique Talent Acquisition Firm
Talent Acquisition
Sourcing Services
Executive Search & Coaching Services
Full Cycle Recruiting & HR Management Services



Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
-Michael Jordan


Tim Wenzel
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Rena Fischer
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Tim is passionate about people, he simply loves helping people connect with each other. A passion he discovered as one of the first recruiters at PayPal over 20 years ago. This same passion allowed for a successful career helping companies like eBay, Tesla, Tokbox and Chegg maximize their human capital growth potential. Tim holds a Master of Business Administration as well as a Bachelor of Science in Finance from San Jose State University. He also holds an unofficial degree in rainmaking.


Tim is an advisor to the following companies:

  •  Slate Advisors, Inc.

  •  Valore Labs Inc.,

  •  Unitive Inc.

  •  Stockpile Inc.


Tim is particularly passionate about a group of people that like to dance on ice. He is a serious San Jose Sharks Hockey Fan, so serious that he and his family were recently highlighted in an interview at the Shark Tank for their longstanding Season Ticket Holder Status. He has also been known to make cameo appearances on the game day Zamboni.

If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it!  A numbers nerd at heart; Rena started her career as an auditor with KPMG helping companies prepare, plan and validate process.  She learned early on that capturing and analyzing data is the key to managing measurable successes- the start of a career that would take her far beyond numbers and would allow opportunities to work alongside a talented group of people that have founded companies like PayPal, Clairum Capital, Linkedin, The Founder’s Fund, Yelp, Kiva.org, Youtube, and Palantir Technologies. Rena holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics  from Saint Mary’s College of California.


Rena is on the board of the following organizations:

Like Tim, Rena is also very serious about sports- especially in the month of March. She’s a big fan of basketball, particularly college basketball and very particularly the Saint Mary’s College GAELS. She often proclaims (loudly) her spiritual orientation at games- GOD IS A GAEL and she believes! 



After a combined 30 years in human capital and operation functions within early stage hyper-growth companies and public companies, we launched our business with the belief that there is a better way for companies to attract and retain talent. We are primarily a referral based business, working with company leaders and founders to partner in talent acquisition sourcing and recruiting management services.




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Do what you love; you'll be better at it. It sounds pretty simple, but you'd be surprised how many people don't get this one right away.

-LL Cool J


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