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Brian
Almas

Senior Human Resources Advisor

Brian Almas is a Senior Human Resources (HR) Advisor at Frederickson Partners, working with our clients on HR strategy, roadmaps and global growth operations. Brian has a blend of fast-growth high tech and global manufacturing experience, and leading brand life sciences expertise including running HR for Fortinet, a public SaaS company, leading global HR for innovation and emerging industries for six years at Flex, and serving four years as a global HR executive at Life Applied Biosciences. He has expertise establishing HR strategies and practices at venture-funded pre-IPO companies, including upgrading programs and systems for rapid growth and scale. At larger employers Brian has had significant impact and experience in high growth, transformations, M&A, divestitures and consolidations. Brian is recognized as HR thought leader, leveraging data insights, commercial business acumen, and operating capabilities that successfully drive business growth and transformations. He is experienced in all aspects of HR and has a strong, confident, high-energy leadership style that he brings to building healthy employee focused companies.

As part of his public governance and compliance experience, Brian helped grow VMware and lead it through its IPO. At Fortinet, Brian worked closely with both the Compensation and Governance Committees.

Brian has a B.A. in Economics and Management from Albion College, an M.A. in Human Resources Management from Central Michigan University, and an Executive M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He and his family live in Oregon.

Frederickson Partners is one of the top-rated HR Executive Search firms, with expertise in placing Chief People Officers (CPOs), Chief Human Resources Officers (CHROs), Human Resources Business Partners (HRBPs), Chief Diversity Officers (CDOs) and other HR leaders. We have access to the broadest network of People and HR executives in the world, and a 25-year reputation as a human resources talent search firm and HR Advisory provider.

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