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Frederickson Partners Appoints Beth Ann Namey Search Lead for Southeast U.S. and Latin America

Human Resources Executive Search and Advisory Firm Will Expand Regional Focus

MENLO PARK, Calif., Dec. 1, 2020 — Frederickson Partners, the largest people and human resources (HR) executive search firm and talent network in the U.S., today announced expansion of its geographic coverage and focus on the Southeast U.S. and Latin America. The firm is appointing partner Beth Ann Namey as executive search lead for the Southeast. In the new role, Namey will open the Nashville, Tennessee office to serve as the Southeast regional hub for Frederickson and to lead the Latin American marketplace, helping serve organizations in these regions.

The appointment allows Frederickson to meet a growing demand for services that it has seen in both geographical areas. As one of the emerging tech hubs in the Southeast that include Research Triangle Park (Raleigh), Atlanta, Huntsville, Charlotte and South Florida, Nashville now leads the U.S. as the eighth most popular city to move to. Additionally, the state of Tennessee has seen a 40% increase in corporate headquarters jobs since 2013. In Latin America, venture capital has surged in the last decade with $4.6 billion invested in startups just in 2019. Both trends point to a growing number of businesses with a need for the HR executive search and advisory services that are Frederickson’s specialty.

“I’m delighted to place Beth Ann Namey in this new role, to meet the growing demand by our clients in both these regions,” said Valerie Frederickson, founder and CEO of Frederickson Partners. “Beth Ann’s excellent track record working with innovative startups and enterprises gives her deep expertise in tech and many other sectors, both in the U.S. and in Latin America. She has the executive search and global HR expertise to help clients find the People/HR leader to guide them through growth and transformation.”

Namey is currently a partner with Frederickson, where she previously served as chief of staff and also as a director of executive search for the firm. She will re-locate to Nashville from Silicon Valley, where she has worked on more than 75 searches with U.S. and global-based companies in technology and a range of other industries. Earlier in her professional career, Namey was an accomplished professional ballet dancer and coach and also served as a union representative, and on the negotiating committee for the American Guild of Musical Artists.

“I’m excited to help Frederickson Partners continue to expand and serve our growing clientele both in the Southeast of the U.S. and in Latin America,” said Namey. “We have been leaders in the dispersed-first, no home office movement and with the advent of Covid-19, are actively advising our clients to upgrade their global HR talent.”

About Frederickson Partners

Frederickson Partners recruits high impact human resources leaders for innovative companies and provides cutting edge HR advisory services. Frederickson matches startups, tech unicorns, and the Fortune 500 with world-class full-time and project-based talent. The country’s leading People and HR executive search firm, Frederickson Partners is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices nationwide. Clients include Alphabet, Facebook, Gartner, Gilead, Intel, Palantir, Pinterest, ServiceNow, Roche, Twitter, Uber, and Workday. Learn more at, and follow us on LinkedIn.

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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