GHP Recruits Three Board Members for Teach for America - New Jersey
July 23, 2019 G reenwich Harbor Partners was retained to help grow the Teach for America New Jersey board and has recruited three new board members:
Debbie Dyson is President of ADP National Account Services, which provides human capital management solutions to large enterprise clients in the United States. Debbie began her ADP career in 1988 as an account manager, serving large-enterprise clients. She has since held roles of increasing responsibility in client relations, operational support and general management. Prior to her current role, Debbie led ADP’s Client Experience organization, including business process innovation, global shoring, learning and performance, change communications and management. Earlier, she served as Division Vice President and General Manager of the mid-market Service Center for the South region, which serves clients with between 50 and 1,000 employees. Debbie has been recognized as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business by Black Enterprise magazine two years in a row. Debbie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Santa Clara University.
Judy Reinsdorf served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Johnson Controls International, a global leader in building products and technology, integrated solutions, and energy storage, following its merger in September 2016 with Tyco International, where she served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel from March 2007 until September 2016. Prior to Johnson Controls, Ms. Reinsdorf served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of C. R. Bard, Inc., as Vice President and Corporate Secretary of Tyco, as Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Pharmacia Corporation, and as Assistant General Counsel and Chief Legal Counsel, Corporate, at Monsanto Company. She served on the Dun & Bradstreet board of directors from 2013 until the Company was sold to private equity in February 2019. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Alexion Pharmaceuticals. Ms. Reinsdorf earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester and her J.D. from Cornell Law School.
David Bagatelle was Executive Vice President and President of New York Metro Markets of Sterling Bank until 2019 where he helped grow the bank from $3 billion in assets to more than $30 billion in assets. Previously he was Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Board Member of Herald National Bank and Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Signature Bank, one of the fastest growing start-up banks in U.S. history. He was Managing Director of Republic National Bank, third largest consumer bank in the New York metro area and Retail Area Manager and Head of NYC Business and Professional Banking for M&T Bank. He began his career as Senior Accountant, New York Audit Practice, KPMG US. He is very involved in the community, especially American Legion Jersey Boys State and Greater New York Councils, Boy Scouts of America. He has an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business and a BA from Wesleyan University.
Teach For America works in partnership with urban and rural communities in more than 50 regions across the country to expand educational opportunity for children. Founded in 1990, Teach For America recruits and develops a diverse corps of outstanding leaders to make an initial two-year commitment to teach in high-need schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to end educational inequity. Today Teach For America is a force of 56,000 alumni and corps members committed to profound systemic change. From classrooms to districts to state houses across America, they’re reimagining education to realize the day when every child has an equal opportunity to learn, to grow, to influence, and to lead. Teach For America is a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network.

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From Board Seat to C-Suite
NACD Directorship Magazine - July/August 2018
By Carrie and Ted Pryor
It’s generally understood that there is a dividing line between the board room and the C-suite — a line that’s only permeated when the CEO or another high-ranking executive is named to serve as a director. Yet little is said about the reverse: directors being elevated to the CEO role. It’s a corporate practice that is more common than many people realize. Conventional wisdom says that naming a directr as CEO for anything other than an interim period is a failure of the board to conduct a proper search or to have a viable succession plan.

However, we sought the opinions of knowledgeable executives and found not only that perspectives range widely, but that there are multiple situations where a board member might logically move into the CEO role permanently. Furthermore, there is a record of board members successfully adding value to companies as the new CEO.
Customer Success Recruiting Grows More Intense
Hunt Scanlon Media, May 8 2019 As choices for customers expand, companies are striving to provide better service to keep those they already have. Finding leadership trained in customer satisfaction is vital. Here’s some fresh insight from Greenwich Harbor Partners.

 “The trend has shifted entirely as more companies measure customer satisfaction and net promoter scores and the goal is more oriented around keeping existing customers and driving revenue growth,” said Ted Pryor , managing director of Greenwich Harbor Partners, a senior-level executive recruitment firm for the media and technology sector. “This environment calls for entirely different types of leaders with entirely different types of training.”
Our clients are entering new markets, developing new products, delivering new services and are looking for executives who can help drive growth.