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  August 2022  
  Not Lying on a Beach? Why I’m Busier than Ever in August 2022  
  In the heat of summer, I always spend time vacationing with my kids in water, on a river or lake or by the ocean. While we’ve had awesome vacation time this year at Lake Shasta and Lake Tahoe, I find that rather than kicking back -- or retiring, a speculation I heard third hand after Frederickson joined Gallagher that couldn’t be farther from the truth -- I’m not only swamped but as inspired as I’ve ever been in my 25+ year career by what’s next for Frederickson Partners and all of you.  
  With unemployment recently reported at its lowest point in 50 years, companies continue to feel an acute need for hiring talent across the organization, including superb leaders. We’re announcing a service we’ve been doing some time but haven’t formally communicated: providing executive search beyond human resources (HR). This brings us back to our roots, when our search practice started in 1997, providing a range of C-suite searches. See more about that below and contact us to learn what we're doing. I look forward to speaking soon! And meanwhile, please send me your photos from the beach.  

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Mission Based Health Medical Devices
Chief People
& Inclusion Officer
San Jose, CA
Human Resources
(HR) Director
New York City, NY
Senior Vice President
(VP) of HR
Somerset, NJ or Relocation
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Enterprise Cloud Hardware/Software Transportation FinTech / Financial Services
Senior Director of
Talent Acquisition (TA)
San Jose, CA or Remote
Chief People Officer
New York City, NY
HR Business
Partner (HRBP)
Seattle, WA
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Private Investment & Asset Management Health Tech & Data Legal Tech / SaaS
Head of HR
Menlo Park, CA
Senior People
Business Partner
San Francisco, CA
VP, Head of
People & Culture
New York City, NY or Remote
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Entertainment / Museums Lifestyle, Health & Fitness Software & Hardware
Chief People &
Culture Officer
Los Angeles, CA
Global Head of Compensation
New York City, NY
VP, Talent Operations
West Coast
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Broadcast Media & Entertainment Financial Services Business Consulting
Executive VP,
People & Culture
Philadelphia, PA
VP, Client HR
San Francisco, CA
Chief People Officer, US
Chicago, IL; Boston, MA or New York City, NY
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Business Software HealthTech & Data Semiconductors & Tech
Chief Human
Resources Officer
Los Angeles, CA
People Business Partner
San Francisco, CA
Director, Compensation
& Operations
San Jose, CA
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Cloud Data / SaaS HealthTech Logistics and Supply Chain
VP Talent Management & Leadership Development
Redwood City, CA
VP of HR
San Francisco, CA
VP of Total Rewards (TR)
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Private Sector FinTech and Financial Services Early Cancer Detection Biotech
Director of HR
San Francisco, CA or Bay Area
Chief People Officer
East Coast
Head of TA
South San Francisco, CA
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  Digital Retailer & Photobooks   Technology / Internet   Semiconductors
  VP, Head of
People Experience
West Coast or Southeast
  Head of TR
Los Angeles, CA
  Director of Recruiting
SF Bay Area, CA
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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


Read the full article here:
SHRM | Talent Acquisition
Employers are Rescinding Job Offers Again – How to Do So, If You Must


SHRM Taps Frederickson for Insights

In August, journalist Roy Maurer of SHRM reported on how to approach rescinding a job offer when necessary – a rare situation and “blip in the landscape” as he clarifies. Roy interviewed Frederickson Partners on how HR can address these cases.

Per Founder and CEO Valerie Frederickson, rescinding offers is rare: “Most companies match requisition approvals with budget forecasts in real time and stay the course even during market fluctuations.” For those exceptions, the article outlines best practices HR can follow to act proactively and with care.
Read more here.

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Chief People Officer
Marina del Rey, CA
Chief People & Talent Officer
Culver City, CA
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Head of Compensation
Chicago, IL
Senior Compensation Manager
Oakland, CA
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Director of Compensation
San Francisco, CA
Director, Talent & Organizational Development
San Mateo, CA

Telesign is a single-platform global communications company that connects, protects and defends online experiences with sophisticated digital identity and programmable communications solutions.


We worked with Telesign to place Jamie Girouard as Chief People Officer. In her new role Jamie will be responsible for driving global human capital management strategy and creating cohesiveness across Telesign’s growing number of markets and employee bases. Jamie will build a career-defining employer brand to attract, engage, and retain a curious, collaborative, and confident global workforce. She will report to the company’s CEO, Joe Burton.

Girouard joins Telesign from Quantum Corporation, where she served during a 7-year tenure and was most recently the company's Chief Human Resources Officer. There she was responsible for driving cultural change and repositioning the company as a market leader for attracting, developing, rewarding and retaining key talent. Jamie holds a Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology from Chicago School of Professional Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Colorado State University.

Jamie, congratulations on joining Telesign as Chief People Officer!


  • Alteryx, Inc. announced Doniel Sutton as Chief People Officer. Sutton brings outstanding HR experience to Alteryx, recently serving as Chief People Officer at Fastly, with earlier HR roles at PayPal, Bank of America and Honeywell Aerospace. (Announcement)
  • Eventbrite appointed John Adcock as Chief People Officer. Adcock was recently Senior VP of People Operations at Earlier roles he held include Senior VP of People at RetailMeNot, VP of HR at Expedia Group and leadership roles at Dell and American Airlines. (Article)
  • Perma-Pipe International Holdings announced the appointment of Jill Curry as the new Vice President of Human Resources, after the company’s CHRO retired. Curry previously worked at Baker Hughes as Executive Director of HR. She brings exceptional HR experience, as during her career she served as CHRO and spent 12 years at Schlumberger in HR roles. (Announcement)
  • ZoomInfo hired Chad Herring as the company’s new Chief Human Resources Officer. Herring joins from Snapdocs where he served as Chief People Officer. His HR background includes leadership roles at Sunrun, Polycom and Chevron. (Announcement)
  • Athletic Greens welcomed Rosalind Chevreuil as the company’s Chief People Officer. Chevreuil most recently served as Chief People Officer at REEF Technologies. A big part of her career was spent at Best Buy, holding HR leadership roles during her 21-year tenure. (Article)
  • SmartBear welcomed Veronica Curran as the company’s new Chief People and Culture Officer. Curran brings 15 years of HR experience, most recently as Chief People Officer for Alumni Ventures Group. Earlier roles include VP, Global Head of People and Culture Operations at Flywire, VP of Talent Acquisition at Mendix and Senior Director of Talent Engagement and Culture at Turbonomic. (Announcement)
  • Vitamix appointed Craig Dukes as Chief People Officer. Dukes joins from Stanley Black & Decker, where he served as Vice President of HR. Previous HR roles include Senior VP and CHRO at MTD Products, VP of HR for O-I and roles for automaker company, Chrysler (Article)

Valerie Frederickson

Founder & CEO

  Why We’re Expanding Our C-suite Executive Search Services  
  Our clients are excited this month to learn that our executive search practice has extended beyond HR executive roles.  
  This expansion hearkens back to 1997, when we started our search practice doing CEO, CFO and supply chain searches. With recent growth we have added generalist search executives to our team, with significant portfolios of all types of executive roles.  
  As organizations have struggled recently with an extremely competitive hiring market –- fueled partly by a “Great Reshuffle” that continues today and is expected to persist into the foreseeable future –- it’s essential to have stellar leaders across an organization, to thrive in this new marketplace.

Through our amazingly successful and generally awesome executive search consultants, with decades of experience placing executives in a wide range of board and C-level roles, and our partnership with other Gallagher teams, we now match organizations with executive roles for a broad range of functions, including:
  • Top leadership and board of directors – CEO and board members
  • Operations – Chief Operating Officer (COO)
  • Finance – Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Sales, Go-To-Market, Marketing and Communications – Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
  • Legal – Chief Legal Officer (CLO), General Counsel (GC)
  • Information Technology – Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • People/Human Resources – Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), Chief People Officer (CPO)
  • We also recruit Vice-President roles in all these divisions, and in critical areas such as Facilities, Engineering, Product Development and Product Management.
  How about your business? As we see continued job growth, alongside high turnover and an acute need for talent, how is your organization impacted and where could executive leadership make a critical difference? We’d love to hear from you.  

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Frederickson Partners, a Gallagher company is a market leader in retained executive search since 1995. As one of the top-rated HR executive search and C-suite recruiting firms, we have expertise in placing Chief People Officers, Chief Human Resources Officers, Chief Diversity Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Legal Officers and many other senior leaders. We draw on a broad network of rising and established executives and leaders, and a 28-year reputation as a talent acquisition and HR Advisory provider.

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