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Frederickson Partners Appoints Greg von der Linden as Executive Search Consultant

Former CHRO Brings HR and Financial Services Leadership Experience to Search Practice

Greg Von Der LindenMenlo Park, Calif., Oct. 12, 2021 — Frederickson Partners, the largest people and human resources (HR) executive search firm in the U.S., has recruited Greg von der Linden to its executive search team.

Von der Linden is a decorated United States Navy officer and combat veteran and a deeply experienced HR executive, previously serving as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and Executive Vice President (EVP) for Opus Bank (Nasdaq:  PPBI), EVP and Head of HR for national insurance broker Confie, VP and Head of HR for AudaExplore; and VP and Head of Talent Acquisition for PIMCO. Von der Linden started his career with Bank of America, holding HR leadership roles for 12 years in capital markets and banking industry areas. Earlier he was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy and served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

“I’m excited to join Frederickson Partners, which has recognized and long-standing expertise in People and HR executive leadership,” said von der Linden. “Frederickson’s strong focus on building People capability and diversity, equity and inclusion through its executive search practice really meshes with my own passion for building strong People teams, shaping company culture and driving real change in today’s organizations. I look forward to working with this expert team of professionals to match businesses with the right HR leaders who will help them achieve their objectives while improving the employee experience.”

“I’m thrilled to welcome Greg to Frederickson Partners, as his impressive background as an HR leader and a U.S. Navy officer will be a fantastic asset to our executive search practice and to our clients,” said Valerie Frederickson, Founder and CEO of Frederickson Partners. “With our company’s recent growth in response to an extremely hot global hiring market, we’re delighted to gain Greg’s expertise and leadership acumen in our team and know it will enrich our offering and service to clients.”

About Frederickson Partners

Frederickson Partners recruits high impact human resources (HR) 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, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Gartner, Gilead, Intel, Pinterest, Qualtrics, Roche, ServiceNow, StockX, The Nature Conservancy, Twitter, Uber and Workday.

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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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