Frederickson Partners Welcomes Korn Ferry Veteran Kelly Martin to the Leadership Team

May 2, 2019 – Menlo Park, CA – Human resources executive search firm Frederickson Partners again expands its geographic footprint, this time to Austin, Texas and the greater Southwest with the addition of  Kelly Martin   to its human resources retained executive search team.
Kelly joins Frederickson from Korn Ferry’s New York financial services practice and will serve as the HR search practice leader for Texas, Utah, Arizona, and selected fintech clients across the United States. Having worked with the top asset management, financial technology, banking, real estate and insurance employers, Kelly   has built a strong reputation over her 20 years as a retained executive search partner.
"I am thrilled to have Kelly join our firm to lead human resources executive search across the greater Southwest, especially considering the rapid growth in Texas, and Austin in particular. Her background in multiple industries will support us as we grow and continue to support our clients in new locations across the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Kelly’s keen intelligence, warmth, and reputation for straight talk will help our startup CEOs and high growth CHROs to refine and select the right fits for each unique situation," said Valerie Frederickson, Founder and CEO .
Kelly spent three years leading searches and managing some of the most important clients in the world for Korn Ferry’s New York-based finance services practice. Prior to that she spent over 15 years with Raymond H. Riley & Associates, a boutique executive search firm in Austin, Texas. Kelly started her career in marketing research at EDS in Plano, Texas, after receiving her MS in Marketing Research from University of Texas at Arlington. At the University of Texas, Austin, Kelly served on the nationally ranked speech and debate team and received her BA in Speech Communications. Kelly is a member of the Texas Women of Wall Street, and the mother of three sons.

About Frederickson Partners
Startups through the Fortune 100 have trusted Frederickson Partners to recruit their human resources leadership since 1995. The country’s top HR and People executive search firm, Frederickson has completed hundreds of successful HR searches, maintaining trusted relationships with 10,000+ rising and established HR executives worldwide. Specializing in the placement of Chief Human Resources Officers/Chief People Officers and their teams for high-growth employers, the firm also provides HR strategy, consulting, and thought leadership as CEOs and their boards seek better models for their People organizations to help elevate HR functions to support transformative business goals, scale, and take advantage of digital technology and artificial intelligence. The firm is deeply rooted in the technology sector, with experience in biotech, clean energy, cloud and data storage, eCommerce, fintech, gaming, hardware, IoT, media, semiconductors, and telecommunications.
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