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Frederickson Partners Welcomes Randy Schmitz as Partner, Client Services

Silicon Valley Entrepreneur and Technology Executive Joins as Revenue and GTM Practice Leader

Randy SchmitzMenlo Park, Calif., July 20, 2022 — Frederickson Partners, a leading people and human resources (HR) executive search firm and a division of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., has appointed Randy Schmitz as Partner, Client Services.

In the new role, Schmitz will serve as a senior leader of the firm, managing and driving go-to-market (GTM) strategy to allow more employers to have access to Frederickson’s executive search practices. In May, Fortune 500 leader Gallagher acquired Frederickson, making it part of its global executive search team.

Schmitz joins Frederickson as an executive, technology entrepreneur, and experienced operator with a long history in attracting and leading top-performing teams and pioneering disruptive technologies into new and established markets. As a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, he founded five technology companies including eIQ Mobility, the leading software provider of zero-emissions mobility planning solutions acquired by NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE); Jacent Technologies, a leading natural language processing (NLP) speech automation platform, acquired by YUM! Brands (NASDAQ: YUM); e-commerce innovators iCommerce and Breakthrough Software; and high-end web development and hosting firm Internet Business Solutions, acquired by Entertainment Digital Network. In addition to raising $45 million in financing as an entrepreneur, Schmitz has held senior Sales and Business Development leadership roles at fast growth pioneers Workboard, Ascendify, Voxology, and Redwood Systems, acquired by CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM).

“I’m thrilled to join Frederickson Partners at this time with the tremendous opportunities ahead as part of Gallagher, bringing HR search processes to new industries,” said Schmitz. “Frederickson has unique expertise and an impressive reputation forged by over 25 years in people and HR executive leadership, and we both share a passion for creating career opportunities that change people’s lives. I look forward to working with this world-class team as a Partner and contributing to the growth of the search firm and the practice.”

“Randy is a serial entrepreneur and startup founder whose long record of leading successful companies speaks for itself,” said Valerie Frederickson, Founder and CEO, Frederickson Partners. “We are delighted to welcome Randy to our team as a senior leader, as we enter the next stage of our firm’s growth, partnering with Gallagher’s executive search group globally. Randy brings a wealth of superb experience, especially around growth and scale, to benefit our clients. We look forward to introducing our clients to Randy.”

About Frederickson Partners
Frederickson Partners recruits high impact human resources leaders for innovative companies. As a division of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Frederickson is a global executive search provider that matches startups, tech unicorns, mission-based organizations and the Fortune 500 with world-class full-time and project-based talent. A leading people and HR executive search firm for over 25 years, Frederickson Partners has headquarters in Silicon Valley with offices across the U.S. Clients include Alphabet, Asana, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Fitbit, Gartner, Gilead, Headspace, Intel, Intuit, Lyft, lululemon, Neiman Marcus, Pinterest, Qualtrics, Roche, StockX, The Nature Conservancy, Twitter, Uber, Waymo 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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