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  FREDERICKSON PARTNERS NEWSLETTER
NEWS YOU CAN USE
 
  March  
  IN THIS ISSUE:  
  LETTER FROM VALERIE | CURRENT HR EXECUTIVE SEARCHES
RECENTLY COMPLETED SEARCHES | FEATURED HR PLACEMENTS  
HR MOVES AND PROMOTIONS | THE COVID CORNER
 
     
 
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LETTER FROM VALERIE

Valerie Frederickson
Founder & CEO

 
  Gently Getting Back To “Work”  
  Yesterday I ventured out on my first business lunch in over a year and can report that I’m not ready for prime time yet. For 13 months I haven’t been in social proximity to humans outside our small bubble. When my lunch companions arrived at the restaurant and chose an inside table, I reacted with horror, and they quickly suggested we eat outside. I sat so far away from them that I ate over my lap. Being out of practice I caught myself giddily babbling on and even chatting up the wait staff instead of talking business. I was also five minutes late and arrived with wet hair and no makeup because I forgot how to get it together and leave my house.  
  All this, even though I speak to corporate clients all day long over Zoom, I'm vaccinated, and we ate outdoors.  
  This all ties into the big question of 2021: How we’ll return to on-site work. Companies are busy planning or postponing planning what back-to-work will look like in terms of butts-in-seats, work-from-anywhere, or T-W-Th onsite collaboration days. But how will your more skittish employees feel, as offices open, with activities like shaking hands, dining inside or meeting face to face? We must be gentle to the many people like me who have almost forgotten how to do business in person. I’m normally super extroverted but it will take time to get back to working with people in person and I’m not 100% sure that I want to. I like working at home over the phone and on Zoom and have become used to being a bit of a hermit.  
  The best advice I received during the worst of the pandemic was to be gentle with myself and others. After this lunch, I realized that I need to do this with myself. I would like to advocate for gentle accommodations for those of us who may take a little extra time getting back to “normal,” whatever that will be.  
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  FREDERICKSON CURRENT HUMAN RESOURCE
EXECUTIVE SEARCHES
 
 
Ecommerce
Pre-IPO Cryptocurrency
(very high growth)
Software / Hardware
Global Head of TA
Remote
Head of People Experience
Anywhere in the world
Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
San Jose, CA
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Aerospace Insurance Software
Head of People
Long Beach, CA
VP of People
Lakewood, CO
Head of
Employee Relations
San Francisco, CA
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Enterprise Software Fintech Ecommerce
Director, Compensation
Chicago, IL or open
Chief People Officer
Mexico City, MX
Global Head of TR
Remote
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Digital Advertising SaaS Digital Marketing
(high growth)
Enterprise Software
Chief People Officer
San Francisco, CA
Head of TA
Boston, MA or open
Director
People Operations
Chicago, IL or open
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Ecommerce Software Philanthropy
Mission-Based
Chief People Officer
Remote
Head of L&D
San Francisco, CA
Director, People & Culture
Houston, TX
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Health Tech Cloud & SaaS Software
VP of People
San Francisco, CA
Head of TA
Sunnyvale, CA
HRBP, Business
San Francisco, CA
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Internet & Digital Marketing Enterprise Software Construction
Head of People
Portland, OR,
or Seattle, WA
Director of TA
Santa Monica, CA
Head of
Talent Management
San Jose, CA
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Security HR Software Fintech
CHRO
Silicon Valley, CA
VP of People
Seattle, WA
Head of HR
SLos Angeles, CA
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  Fintech   Software   Enterprise Software
  VP Talent
Boston, MA
  HRBP, Engineering
San Francisco, CA
  VP People Operations
Santa Monica, CA
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  SAMPLE RECENTLY COMPLETED
PEOPLE/HR SEARCHES
 
 
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Union City, CA
CLOSED
Senior Director, HRBP
Remote
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Global Vice President
of Talent Acquisition
São Paulo, Brazil
CLOSED
Vice President, Talent and Culture
Los Angeles, CA
CLOSED
 
  SPOTLIGHT COMPLETED
PEOPLE/HR SEARCH – ABODE COMMUNITIES
 
 
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Founded in 1968, Abode Communities is the longest-established nonprofit affordable housing provider in Southern California. Its approach includes architecture, property management, real estate development and resident services, with a portfolio of 43 residential communities for 7,100 people.

 
 

We worked with Abode Communities to place Jerry A. Gonzales II as Vice President, Talent and Culture, overseeing the People strategy including recruitment, professional development and racial justice and equity initiatives.

Gonzales joins from Lucas Museum of Narrative Art as Director, HR, and earlier, from Leadership for Educational Equity in Washington, DC as Head of Talent, Learning and Culture. He was Deputy Director, Operations at The Broad Center, and at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) held executive roles in counseling, community programs and the Samahang Pilipino Advancing Community Empowerment (SPACE) Project.

Gonzales has a B.A. from UCLA and dual certifications as a Senior Professional in HR (SPHR) and Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) with SHRM. He serves on the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion council of the LA Chapter of the National HR Association.

Jerry, welcome to Abode Communities and congratulations!

 
  HR MOVES AND PROMOTIONS  
 

Some recent notable job moves and promotions by C-level and senior HR executives in the industry include:

  • CVS Health welcomed Laurie Havanec as their Chief People Officer. Havanec brings a wealth of experience after having served as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for Aetna and UTC Fire and Security; as Corporate VP Human Resources at United Technologies; and in her last role as Chief People Officer for Otis Elevator Co. (Announcement)
  • DuPont has named Christopher Raia as CHRO. Raia, who was serving as Interim CHRO at the company, has experience from across all HR competencies, having worked at Newell Brands, Citizens, Provation LLC and APTMetrics. (Announcement)
  • Volta Charging welcomes Julie Rogers as their Chief People Officer. She has over 25 years of diverse People, Leadership and Talent Development experience at Komodo Health, Culture Amp, NextRoll and Atlassian. (Announcement)
  • United Talent Agency appoints Jean-Rene Zetrenne as their Chief People Officer. Zetrenne previously served as Chief Talent officer at Ogilvy and brings exceptional HR experience from companies including L’Oreal, Pepsico, Accenture and The Gillette Company. (Announcement)
  • Omnicell announced the appointment of Christine Mellon as Chief People Officer. Mellon brings more than 25 years of HR experience having previously worked at companies including CSG, Oracle, Aepona and Echostar Corporation, among others. (Announcement)
  • Rockwell Automation has welcomed Bobby Griffin as its first Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer. Griffin’s years of experience in diversity and inclusion strategy for Fortune 500 companies include positions at CBRE, Coca-Cola Co, Flowserve Corporation, Alcon Laboratories and Merck & Co. (Announcement)
  • Calyx has appointed Rachael Pogson as Global Head Talent Acquisition. Previously, Pogson was VP Global Talent Acquisition at Seagate Technology, and Head of Talent Acquisition at Novartis Consumer Health.
  • Volansi recently announced that Mike Guerchon will join as Senior VP of People. With more than 25 years of experience, Guerchon has served in executive HR role at companies including RealWear, Innovari, Puppet, Guess, Okta Inc., Riverbed Technology and others. (Announcement)
 
  THE COVID CORNER  
  Getting the Vaccine  
  Yeah! I’ve had both my vaccine shots and am feeling relieved. I qualified because of the in-person, multi-family school in my house.  
  What does it feel like? I feel joyous that I no longer torture myself 24/7 with fears of dying from the virus or being hospitalized with a tube down my throat. Since I grew up in the U.S. in safe neighborhoods, until COVID I never knew a constant fear of death and I hope that I never do again. My friend who is from Iran grew up there during the war with Iraq, with bombings in her neighborhood, not being able to leave her home or attend school for years at a time. I wish that everyone in the world, starting with all of us here in the U.S., could have the quiet joy of safety. Safety from COVID, safety from racist violence, safety from machine guns. If I believed in God I would say God bless all of us.  
  Covid Meme of the Month
 
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