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  FREDERICKSON PARTNERS NEWSLETTER
NEWS YOU CAN USE
 
  November  
  IN THIS ISSUE:  
  CURRENT HR EXECUTIVE SEARCHES
RECENTLY COMPLETED SEARCHES | SPOTLIGHT HR PLACEMENTS
SEARCH TEAM WELCOMES MARJORIE MILLER
HR ADVISORY OPPORTUNITIES | HR MOVES AND PROMOTIONS
LETTER FROM VALERIE
 
     
  Q&A: How is Frederickson Helping Clients Hire in a Tough Market?  
  What’s up? We're now at mid-November, when many clients start time-sensitive HR searches that must be completed or near-completed before the New Year. Many have venture capital funding or recent public valuations, and are looking for a CHRO or CPO, and other HR executives for succession planning. At this time I typically ask our teams to try to close all our searches before Thanksgiving--and usually they’re two steps ahead of me, with signed offer letters.  
  As we approach the holidays, I think that Thanksgiving should be a time for reflection and relaxation. Remembering where we came from, appreciating all we have, and reflecting on what we are grateful for. Acknowledging how many families in the U.S. and globally do not have food security. And remembering those loved ones we have lost to COVID. As most of us reading this have more food than we need, please keep Second Harvest Food Bank and The Food Project on your donation speed dial this holiday season, along with Southern Poverty Law Center, NAACP and The Nature Conservancy.  
  I’ve had so many people ask me lately if we have the bandwidth to take on new searches that I've gotten interviewed on that subject, and the answers and the stories behind it are below.  
  Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!  
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  FREDERICKSON CURRENT HUMAN RESOURCE
EXECUTIVE SEARCHES
 
 
Computer Software
Enterprise Software / SaaS (High Growth) HR Tech and Solutions
Head of Talent
Acquisition (TA)
West Coast
Head of TA
Remote
Chief Human
Resources Officer
San Francisco, CA
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Fintech / Payment Solutions Digital Retailer & Photobooks Biotech
Vice President (VP)
of Human Resources (HR)
Pleasanton, CA or Remote
VP, Head of
People Experience
West Coast or Southeast
Chief People Officer
Vancouver, WA
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Software Entertainment and Leisure Real Estate Self-Storage/Real Estate
HR Business Partner (HRBP), Business
San Francisco, CA
Chief Human
Resources Officer
San Rafael, CA
Director of TA
Glendale, CA or
Plano, TX
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Manufacturing Fintech and Consumer Services Early Cancer Detection Biotech
Head of People
Atlanta, GA
VP of People
San Francisco,
CA or Remote
Head of TA
South San Francisco, CA
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Consumer Product Biotech Information Technology Social Gaming Platform
(High Growth)
VP of Global
Total Rewards (TR)
Emeryville, CA or Remote
Head of People and Talent
Remote
Head of People
Seattle, WA
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Insurance Enterprise Software Real Estate Investment Trust
Global Head of TA
Chicago, IL
Director of TA
San Francisco,
CA or Remote
Senior Director of HR
Glendale, CA
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Investment Group Food Biotech Private Investment Group
HR Director
Palo Alto, CA
Head of People
San Francisco, CA
Director of Learning
and Development (L&D)
San Francisco, CA
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Mental Health and Wellness Advertising Tech Hardware and Software
Chief People Officer
Berkeley, CA or Remote
Director TR and
HR Systems
Remote
VP of HRBPs
San Jose, CA
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  Cancer-fighting Biotech   Health Tech and Software   Enterprise SaaS
(High Growth)
  VP of HR / People
South San Francisco, CA
  Chief Human
Resources Officer
Atlanta, GA or Remote
  VP of People
Seattle, WA
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Software Venture Capital Consumer Goods
HRBP, Engineering
San Francisco, CA
VP of HR
Menlo Park, CA
VP of HRBPs
North America
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Computer Hardware
& Software
Global Marketing Tech Software
VP, Global Head of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity
San Jose, CA
Senior Director of
HR Operations
Remote
L&D Lead
San Francisco, CA
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Online Media Platform Ed Tech Healthtech
Global Head of HR
West Coast
VP of People
Chicago, IL
VP of HR
Remote
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Financial Services Enterprise AI Solutions Computer Software
Head of TR
Atlanta, GA
Chief People Officer
Los Alto, CA
Head of People
Remote
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  HR ADVISORY OPPORTUNITIES  
 

This month in our HR Advisory practice we are recruiting for the following Advisory job roles:

  • Senior Human Resources Advisor
  • Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor
  • Human Resources Business Partner
  • Director of Human Resources
  • Vice President of Total Rewards
  • Senior Compensation Advisor

Interested? Please contact us to learn more at info@fredericksonpartners.com..

 
  SAMPLE RECENTLY COMPLETED
PEOPLE/HR SEARCHES
 
 
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Head of People
San Francisco, CA
CLOSED
Global Head of Talent Acquisition
London, U.K.
CLOSED
 
 
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Vice President of Human Resources
New York City, NY
CLOSED
Vice President of Talent
Salt Lake City, UT
CLOSED
 
  FREDERICKSON SEARCH TEAM
WELCOMES MARJORIE MILLER
 
 
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We’re thrilled to welcome Marjorie Miller to Frederickson Partners as a Principal in our HR executive search team.

 
 

Marjorie brings to Frederickson over 20 years of outstanding experience in global retained executive search, with expertise in recruiting CEOs, CHROs, other C-suite executives and boards of directors in private equity, venture capital, technology and digital media. She has also built out next-generation talent in numerous high-growth PE/VC portfolio companies.

Marjorie joins from her recent role as Global Partner at MitchelLake Group in New York, where she led relationships and advised on talent buildouts for venture-backed startups. She also held executive search and talent acquisition roles at strategic advisory firm MediaLink, digital news startup Vocativ and Warner Media, where she led executive recruitment across all brands and businesses. Marjorie started her career in senior-level search positions at Heidrick & Struggles, Korn Ferry and Norman Broadbent.

Marjorie earned a B.A. with a double major in Studio Art and Art History at the University of Vermont. She is based in New York City.

Marjorie, welcome aboard!

 
  SPOTLIGHT COMPLETED
PEOPLE/HR SEARCH – PRODUCEPAY
 
 
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ProducePay is an agriculture fintech (agtech) company helping farmers grow their businesses by providing access to capital and tools for a more predictable, transparent and fair business.

 
 

We partnered with ProducePay to recruit Natacha Pavan as its Head of People. In the role Pavan will be responsible for building and driving the People and HR function within the company. Reporting to CEO Pablo Borquez Schwarzbeck, Pavan will work closely with the executive team to establish a People strategy addressing culture, talent acquisition, organizational development, performance management, total rewards, compliance and HR operations.

Pavan joins ProducePay from Inseego Corp., where she was Chief Human Resources Officer. There she developed global talent acquisition strategies, launched talent review processes to ensure retention of key talent, and spearheaded the company’s first diversity, equity and inclusion program, among other initiatives. Pavan held previous HR executive roles at companies including ecoATM, Outerwall, Dell EMC and Captiva Software. She earned a degree in HR from the University of California, San Diego, and a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Public Relations from Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul.

Natacha, congratulations and welcome to ProducePay!

 
  SPOTLIGHT COMPLETED
PEOPLE/HR SEARCH – GI PARTNERS
 
 
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GI Partners is a leading private investment firm that has raised over $29 billion in capital from top institutional investors around the world to invest in private equity, real estate and data infrastructure strategies.

 
 

We worked with GI Partners to recruit Tina Linger to the role of Vice President of Human Resources. Linger will report to the company’s Managing Director and partner with a diverse set of internal stakeholders to lead GI Partners’ HR function as it continues to grow and expand. Linger will develop a creative and progressive approach to talent management and employee engagement, empowering the company to provide the most compelling work for brilliant minds.

Linger brings to GI Partners over 15 years of HR executive experience in finance and legal organizations, most recently at Wilkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York, NY. Linger previously held HR executive leadership roles at Kobre & Kim, Tishman Speyer, Third Point LLC, Bear Stearns Asset Management and Credit Suisse. She earned a B.S. in Industrial Labor Relations at Cornell University and an M.A. in Social Organizational Psychology at Columbia University in New York.

Tina, congratulations on joining GI Partners!

 
  HR MOVES AND PROMOTIONS  
 

  • Campbell Soup Company announced Diane Johnson May as their Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Human Resources Officer. Johnson joins Campbell from Manpower Group where she served as Senior Vice President (SVP) of People and Culture. She also served at Kraft Foods for a tenure of 34 years, during that time performing HR leadership roles including EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer. (Announcement)
  • Marriot International announced the promotion of Ty Breland as their new EVP and Global Chief Human Resources Officer. Breland has been with the company for 17 years and transitioned through several leadership roles, most recently Global Human Resources Officer for Talent Development + Organizational Capability and Global Development, Design and Operations Services for the company. (Announcement)
  • GNC appointed Elisa Bannon-Jones as the company’s Chief People Officer. Bannon recently served as Chief People Officer at Pep Boys, and previously as Chief Human Resources Officer at Frontier Communications. Other companies she has worked for include Brightstar Corp, vRide and US Cellular. (Announcement)
  • ChargePoint Holdings, Inc. welcomed Lisa Mulrooney Gross as the company’s Chief People Officer. Mulrooney joins from Fitbit where she most recently served as Head of HR. Prior to Fitbit, she was the Vice President (VP) of HR for Bayer. She has held HR leadership roles at companies including Applied Materials, Elo Touch Solutions, Tyco and General Electric. (Announcement)
  • Purple Innovation, Inc. appointed Jack Roddy as Chief People Officer. Previously Roddy served as Chief People Officer for VASA Fitness. His earlier roles included Chief Human Resources and Culture Officer for SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, SVP of HR (Americas) for Luxottica, VP of U.S. Partner Resources for Starbucks Coffee Company, and Director of Organization Development for Johnson & Johnson. (Announcement)
  • Trinseo welcomed Paula Cooney as SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer. Cooney joins from FLIR Systems, Inc. as SVP of HR. Previously Cooney served as VP of HR and Communications at H.B. Fuller and at Intel Corporation as HR Director of Global Strategic Employee Relations. (Announcement)
  • Mutual of America Financial Group appointed Tara Favors as the company’s new EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer. Favors recently was VP, HR Business Partner at American Express. Prior to that she worked at Morgan Stanley for a tenure of seven years acting as Managing Director, HR Business Partner. She held other HR leadership roles at Deutsche Bank, Revlon and Merrill Lynch. (Announcement)
  • MOD Super Fast Pizza Holdings announced the appointment of Dayna Eberhardt as their Chief People Officer. Eberhardt joins from Expedia Group where she served as SVP of Global Talent Management. Earlier Eberhardt served at Starbucks for 13 years, progressing into the role of VP of HR for Siren Retail, Global Coffee and Global Design. Earlier in her career, she held employee development roles at Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. (Announcement)
  • Cart.com welcomed Sara Patterson as Chief People Officer. She most recently was Chief People Officer for insurance company Lemonade. During her more than 25 years of experience, Patterson has held HR executive roles at Walmart eCommerce, Bonobos, Tribune Media Company, Conde Nast, Gilt, Coach, and Sirius Satellite Radio. (Announcement)
  • Ardent Mills appointed Heather Dumas as their new Chief of People Officer. Dumas brings over 23 years of experience to Ardent Mills, having recently served as Chief Human Resources Officer for Air Methods Corp. During her career, Dumas has held HR leadership roles at companies including Gates Corporation, Farmland Foods, and Ferrellgas. (Announcement)
 
  LETTER FROM VALERIE  
 
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Valerie Frederickson

Founder & CEO

 
  A CEO/Founder Q&A: How is Frederickson Partners Helping Clients Hire in Today’s Market?  
  As a Founder and CEO, I have supported high-growth companies for over 25 years through good times and bad. In the current hiring market, here are my thoughts on the top questions our clients ask about our firm, and on how to compete for and hire the best HR talent during the Great Reshuffle.  
  We hear the market’s crazy and many search firms can’t take on new searches. How is your business?  
  We’re doing great. The number of executive searches we’re starting and, most importantly, completing is at an all-time high. We help our clients get clear on their strategic People requirements. We get the right candidates in play, and we do not take on more HR searches than we can handle with a consistently high standard of client management and support.  
  What size is your team now?  
  We have eight Partner-led, experienced HR search teams, each paired with a dedicated project management and coordination team, with shared services for everything from candidate research to data analytics. No one on the team can list candidates as “reserved” or “off limits,” a search-killing tradition that some large search firms allow. Instead, we all share candidates and short-list for each other’s searches. We all win together.  
  What’s your organization’s bandwidth?  
  Cautiously good. We start new searches every day and can handle up to 40 HR searches at once and do a great job. We turn down around 40% of the searches that come to us because the roles are too low-level or not impactful enough within their organization.  
  What types of searches do you prefer doing?  
  We love doing Head of HR and People, Chief People Officer, CHRO and Head of Talent searches, and after placing the lead, building out the rest of the People team with Heads of Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, Diversity and Inclusion, Learning and Development, HRBP and much more.  
  With so much of the market share, you must have a huge Do Not Call list.  
  We will never pull out a placed candidate, not even after five or 10 years. We believe in longevity. We understand that it takes at least three years to start doing your best work with a team with a relationship based on trust and risk taking. We do not play “musical chairs” with HR leaders.  
  What do you see in the market right now?  
  It’s the hottest market that I’ve ever seen—hotter than in 1999. The demand for strategic, experienced, global People and HR executives now starts with companies as small as two employees with $20 million in the bank and goes all the way through IPOs and into public companies. We’re working with new hot segments including foodtech, healthtech, fintech, biotech, big data, AI, retail and SaaS.  
  What kinds of clients do you prefer to work with?  
  I like CEOs and boards who listen and learn. I love teaching CEOs how to think differently about executive talent, and open their minds to better ways to interview; and how to build strong diversity into their organizations. When we’re doing a search, we temporarily become a member of our client’s team. That’s what makes the magic happen: shared values, trust and partnerships.  
  Why do you continue to lead the firm yourself when you’ve already had success?  
  Every day my team and I get to make a lasting difference in the lives of HR and People candidates as we support them in their job searches. We get to help all our clients up-level their HR teams and learn how to improve their diversity hiring. Partnering with a CEO or board to find that right HR leader is so satisfying, as my kids would say. Competing for and winning talent for clients is exhilarating when you can do it for great organizations. And helping organizations have huge exits is a joy of its own.  
 

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