Team

Leadership

Valerie Frederickson

Valerie Frederickson
Founder & CEO

Devin Schroeder

Devin Schroeder
Executive Search

Rosemary Belden

Rosemary Belden
Executive Search

James Holand

James Holland
Senior Advisor & CFO

Team

Alex Arguello

Alex Arguello
Client Services

Angus Choi

Angus Choi
Executive Search

Benjamin Taylor

Benjamin Taylor
Client Services

Beth Ann Namey

Beth Ann Namey
Executive Search

Courtney Cruz

Courtney Cruz
Executive Search

Elizabeth Morris

Elizabeth Morris
Client Services

Garrett Chen

Garrett Chen
Client Services

Jenny Chin

Jenny Chin
Client Services

Jill Shanmugasundaram

Jill Shanmugasundaram
Client Services

John Motroni

John Motroni
Senior HR Consultant

Justine Rockwood

Justine Rockwood
Executive Search

Kate Smalkin

Kate Smalkin
Client Services

Matthew Wallace

Matthew Wallace
Executive Search

Sonia Sanchez-Mejia

Sonia Sanchez-Mejia
Client Services

Yuhsin Chang

Yuhsin Chang
Executive Search

About Frederickson Partners

When we started in 1995 as Valerie Frederickson & Company, our goal was simple: Empower companies to improve flexibility with workforce planning by helping them humanely and quickly transition their former valued employees, and reduce post-termination employment litigation risk. Over the next twenty years, our growing network of HR professionals and their evolving needs resulted in the addition of new capabilities, including executive search for HR, People Operations, Culture, Diversity, Talent Acquisition, and Business Partners; leadership development and executive coaching; compensation consulting; recruiting assessments; on-call startup HR consulting.

In the past two decades, we’ve seen a lot happen in the tech market economically, both good and bad. We rode the wild wave of the dot-com boom, developing aggressive, same-day hiring strategies for our clients. We survived the bust, helping over 100 clients do the same by successfully and quickly adjusting their workforces in a humane and well-organized fashion. We weathered the Great Recession, coming out of it as the top HR executive search firm based on our reputation for fast, disciplined HR executive searches and our red carpet treatment of all candidates. Most recently, we’ve assisted our clients and candidates in returning to “normal” as the economy recovered and human capital became harder to attract, engage and retain. And now, at a time when creativity and innovation is the name of the people ops game, we’re helping our clients transform and pivot to stay ahead of the talent management curve.

Due to their outstanding leadership in critical HR searches, longtime Frederickson Partners employees Devin Schroeder and Rosemary Belden were promoted to Vice Presidents. The new organizational structure reflects the company’s shift towards greater specialization, with emphasis on the digital transformation practice which provides coaching to CEOs, board members, and CHROs looking to digitize their HR and People functions for transformative company-wide impact. As part of the change, Frederickson Partners executives Michele Li and Mathilde Pribula left the company.

Through it all, we’ve learned that agility, ability and leaning in are equally important. In reinventing ourselves, expanding our capabilities, and increasing our focus on metrics and analytics while remembering that we are ultimately working with people, we have helped our clients do the same. The wisdom and grit that evolve solely from experience guide our decisions and enable us to stay true to our core principles of compassion, integrity, excellence and preparation.


Valerie Frederickson

Happening at Frederickson Partners