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

Valerie Frederickson
Founder & CEO

 
  Where Will the New HR Leaders Come From? Where Have the Good Ones Gone?  
  Last week’s Coinbase IPO, as with other 2021 newly public companies Bumble, Coursera and Roblox, minted and popped out shiny new billionaires and millionaires, and put many employees, including human resources (HR) and people leaders, in the enviable place of never having to work again, As ultra-nouveau-riche executives might say, “My children’s children will never have to work.” Upcoming IPOs such as Nextdoor, The Honest Company, Couchbase and Instacart will likely create more people whose new priorities will include generation-skipping estate planning, island buying and hopefully, solving global warming. These IPOs, along with stock market gains, mean many experienced HR leaders will soon exit the traditional job market for something more fun and flexible.  
  From an HR search perspective, this means that clients will show us a list of 10 highly recommended HR leaders to recruit, and I’ll have the sad job of telling them that all are now doing executive coaching, board work or consulting (nothing too heavy that interferes with travel). Adult development studies show that after 40, individuals want to give up the daily wheat grind for more flexibility. And with the success of these IPOs, for many their time has come.

What are we doing about this, besides seeking HR executives who haven’t yet had a big IPO hit? For one, we have successfully recruited up-and-coming HR leaders from larger companies to fill top roles at smaller firms. We’ve recently seen CPOs and CHROs at pre-IPO companies, at which they've been for the long haul, be ready to make a move. And we target up-and-comers such as HRBPs or Heads of Talent Acquisition who are ready for top roles. Finally, we’re finding great businesspeople outside of HR and pulling them in.

With tremendous demand for HR leadership, it’s no surprise to find new HR Boot Camps for those with no HR background teaching the basics in six weeks. With so many new people in HR roles at early-stage startups, CFOs, GCs, COOs and even CEOs will need to manage the function more closely. The need for experienced HR leadership is also placing high demand on our HR advisory practice. So the circle continues.
 
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  FREDERICKSON CURRENT HUMAN RESOURCE
EXECUTIVE SEARCHES
 
 
Ecommerce
Pre-IPO Cryptocurrency
(very high growth)
Software/Hardware
Global Head of Talent Acquisition
Remote/Anywhere
Chief People Officer
Anywhere in the world
Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
San Jose, CA
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Aerospace Insurance Software
Head of People
Long Beach, CA
VP of People
Denver, CO
Head of
Employee Relations
San Francisco, CA
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Fintech Financial Services Cybersecurity
Head of Total Rewards
San Francisco, CA
Vice President, Talent Mgmt.
Salt Lake City, UT
Chief Human
Resources Officer
Santa Clara, CA
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Digital Advertising SaaS Digital Marketing
(high growth)
Cybersecurity
Chief People Officer
San Francisco, CA
Head of Talent Acquisition
Boston, MA or open
Head of Total Rewards
Santa Clara, CA
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Pharma/Healthcare Software Healthcare
Head of Talent Acquisition
New York, NY
Head of Learning & Development
San Francisco, CA
Global Vice President of Talent Acquisition
New York, NY
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Computer Software Consumer Products Software
Head of Talent Acquisition
Remote
Chief Human Resources Officer
Miami, FL
HRBP, Business
San Francisco, CA
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Computer Software/Shipping Enterprise Software Construction
Head of People
San Francisco, CA
Director of Diversity,
Equity & Inclusion
Chicago, IL / Remote
Chief People Officer
San Jose, CA
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Financial Services Computer Software Fintech/Agriculture
Head of Compensation & Benefits
Salt Lake City, UT
Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Oakland, CA
VP of People
Los Angeles, CA
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  Computer Software   Software   Computer Software
  Head of Human Resources
New York/Silicon Valley
  HRBP, Engineering
San Francisco, CA
  Head of People
Remote
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  SAMPLE RECENTLY COMPLETED
PEOPLE/HR SEARCHES
 
 
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Chief Human Resources Officer
Wilsonville, OR
CLOSED
Director, Total Rewards
Silicon Valley, CA
CLOSED
 
 
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Vice President of People,
Global Head of Talent Acquisition
Sunnyvale, CA
CLOSED
Senior Director of People Operations
Senior Director of Total Rewards
Chicago, IL
CLOSED
 
  SPOTLIGHT COMPLETED
PEOPLE/HR SEARCH – MIZUHO OSI
 
 
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Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mizuho OSI invented the specialty surgery market in 1978 and continues as leader in the space today. The company sells specialty surgical tables and accessories worldwide, designed to improve outcomes in orthopedic and spine surgeries. Mizuho OSI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuho Corporation headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, a leading surgical table manufacturer in Asia.

 
 

We partnered with Mizuho OSI to place Peter Nyame as Human Resources Director. Reporting to President and COO Steve Lamb, Nyame will be responsible for establishing and driving the company’s HR strategy as it grows, including talent management, organizational design, performance management, workforce planning, total rewards and HRIS implementation.

Nyame joins from Sierra Circuits, where he was Human Resources Director, Previously he served at WellCare Health Plans as HR Business Partner (HRBP) and Senior HR Manager, and Gates Corporation as HR and Operations Manager and Corporate Trainer. Nyame also held HR positions at DHL Global Mail and Accel, Inc. Nyame has a B.A. in Management and Labor Studies from Rutgers University, an M.B.A. in HR Leadership from Franklin University, and an M.S. in Science, Executive Leadership and Organizational Change from Northern Kentucky University.

Congratulations, Peter and welcome to Mizuho OSI!

 
  SPOTLIGHT COMPLETED
PEOPLE/HR SEARCH – THOUGHTSPOT
 
 
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ThoughtSpot is reinventing how companies make decisions by putting the power of their cloud data in the hands of every employee through search and AI-driven analytics. With ThoughtSpot, anyone can use simple natural language to create new data-driven insights or surface those generated by others from across their entire enterprise. ThoughtSpot is building a more fact-driven world.

 
 

Frederickson recruited Pam Holmberg to ThoughtSpot as Vice President of People. In this executive role, Holmberg will lead the strategic HR function and oversee all People and HR operations globally including talent acquisition, organizational development, performance management and total rewards. Reporting to Chief Financial Officer Mohit Daswani, Holmberg joins ThoughtSpot from Frederickson Partners, where she was a Senior HR Advisor. Previously she served as Chief People Officer at Realtor.com, and Vice President, Human Resources at Veritas.

Holmberg also held HR leadership positions at Pivotal Software, NetApp, and LSI Logic. She earned a B.A. from Mount Saint Mary’s University.

Congratulations, Pam, on joining ThoughtSpot as Vice President of People!

 
  FREDERICKSON SEARCH TEAM OPENS SANTA FE OFFICE  
 

We are very pleased to welcome well-respected and experienced executive search consultant Andrea Forrest to our team. We look forward to having her on board to add capacity to our search team and enrich our service to clients. Welcome Andrea!

 
 
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Andrea Forrest joins Frederickson Partners after seven and a half years at Korn Ferry, leading executive searches in the financial services and real estate practices. Previously she worked with retained search firm EFL Associates in Denver, successfully recruiting mid-level and C-level executives in the public pension fund, financial services, healthcare and mission-based organizations arenas.

Andrea spent her early career counseling law students and alumni on employment strategies at the University of Denver College of Law and received her B.S. in Journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she lives with her husband Chris and daughter Olivia.


 
  HR MOVES AND PROMOTIONS  
 

  • Poshmark, Inc welcomed William Ingham as its first ever Chief People Officer. Ingham brings over 25 years of HR experience having recently served as CHRO at Visa Europe. He has also held roles at Gap Inc/Banana Republic and The Clorox Company. (Announcement)
  • Ocean Spray has appointed Sarah Evans as its new Chief Human Resources Officer. Evans previously served as VP and Head of HR at Terminix and is an active board member at Dress For Success Memphis. She spent several years working and moving up the HR and Global Talent ranks at Walmart. (Announcement)
  • Pernod Ricard has named Lani Montoya as their new Chief Human Resources Officer, North America. Montoya is a company veteran, having worked there for the past 15 years. Most recently she led Global Talent Management and Diversity and Inclusion, based in Paris, France. (Article)
  • Citi Group announced Erika Irish Brown as Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer and Global Head of Talent. Erika brings exceptional expertise in HR and Diversity, having served recently as Chief Diversity Officer at Goldman Sachs. She has also worked at Bloomberg LP, Bank of America and Lehman Brothers. (Announcement)
  • SparkPost welcomes Michelle Byrd as their new Chief People Officer. Previously, Byrd served as Chief People Officer at Zaloni and as SVP, Global Human Resources at Validant. Other companies where she has held HR roles include Cardlytics, Inc., Silverpop (IBM) and Luminant Worldwide. (Announcement)
  • Higher Logic announced the appointment of Joanna Luth as their Chief People Officer. Luth brings over 20 years of experience, having served in different HR roles in companies including Intradiem, eVestment, Aptean, JDA Software, The Partners Group and Paramount Staffing. (Announcement)
 
  THE COVID CORNER  
  Happy Spring!  
  Seeing the trees turn green and the bulbs rise up signals my favorite time of year, which I associate with filling my minivan with plants from the local nurseries, even if I’ve run out of room to put them. Gardening and plants are my true joy, and at times my obsession.  
  Another great joy is having been 100% vaccinated. About the only other thing that feels better than having had my second vaccine shot is knowing that 100% of our team cares as much as I do, and that even young employees have now received their first dose. I am so happy and proud of our team and relieved that I don’t know any “anti-vaxxers.” I am now able to be in a room with an executive from our team and not be as obsessed about open windows, air flow and masks. I am able to hug our Business Operations Manager for the first time in over a year and snuggle her toddler on my lap. I now count the days until my twins turn 12 in September, so that they can be vaccinated, too. At the same time, I feel terrible for people in parts of the world that have run out of breathing machines and have ambulance traffic jams outside their hospitals.

I hope that everyone who wants a vaccine receives it this year, and that everyone is motivated to get one.
 
  Covid Meme of the Month:
The Homeschool Cheer

 
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