Leander LeSure Joins Tech Unicorn StockX As Chief People Officer

Katerra logoFrederickson Partners, a global human resources executive search and advisory firm, has successfully recruited Michigan global human resources (HR) executive Leander LeSure to StockX as Chief People Officer. “We are excited to have Leander LeSure join us in this new role,” said Scott Cutler, CEO of StockX, the Detroit-based technology leader and one of the fastest-growing e-commerce companies in the world. “As Chief People Officer, Leander will be a key player in our executive team working to enable StockX’s corporate growth strategy. He brings an impressive track record as a global HR executive and c-suite leader who has delivered transformative business results at industry-leading companies. Leander brings the deep experience in technology, consumer products and financial services required to define and execute on the overarching people strategy for StockX, supporting our unique mission and culture.”

With headquarters in Detroit, MI, and offices around the world, StockX’s powerful platform connects buyers and sellers of sneakers, apparel, accessories, collectibles, and electronics using the dynamic pricing mechanics of the world’s stock markets. Founded by Dan Gilbert, Josh Luber and Greg Schwartz in 2015, the company employs over 800 people in more than 10 offices and authentication centers around the world and facilitates sales in more than 200 countries and territories. In 2019, the founders recruited e-commerce veteran and long-time investor Scott Cutler to serve as CEO and assemble a top team of c-suite tech talent.

“StockX is a truly dynamic company that is actively re-defining e-commerce,” said LeSure. “I’m excited and honored to join this team, which has shown extraordinary leadership creating and growing this new model and making it a success, while demonstrating commitment to diversity and equity, and to a global people strategy. I look forward to supporting StockX’s strategic business objectives through HR leadership.”

LeSure has over 20 years of global executive HR experience. He was previously Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) at Herman Miller, a globally recognized provider of furnishings and related technologies and services. Before that he served as Senior VP and CHRO at Getty Images, leading the company’s global HR functions and providing strategic counsel to the CEO, executive team and board of directors. LeSure has also held senior HR executive roles at Western Union, American Express, Marsh & McLennan and PwC. Leander also served as a communications specialist in the U.S. Navy.

LeSure earned a master’s degree in HR and Industrial & Labor Relations at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, where he was awarded a Weyerhauser Fellowship. He holds a bachelor’s in Industrial Relations from Northern Kentucky University.

“Scott Cutler and the investors and employees at StockX are building a world class, one of a kind company,” said Valerie Frederickson, CEO and founder of Frederickson Partners. “We conducted this search across the US and got the most forward-thinking HR executives in play for this role. We’re thrilled to see Leander LeSure join their team and wish them all great continued success.”

Frederickson Partners, headquartered in Menlo Park with offices in San Francisco, San Jose, New York, Austin, Ohio, Florida, Chicago, Arizona, Maine and more, is the largest HR and People executive search firm in the nation. Placing thousands of high-impact, global Human Resources and People leaders for unicorn, startup, rapid-growth, tech, non-tech and digital transformation companies for over 25 years, Frederickson Partners remains the go-to, most trusted search firm for HR executives. Frederickson has completed searches globally, in locations to include Sao Paulo, Brazil; Mexico City, Mexico; Seoul, South Korea; Hong Kong; Singapore; Finland; Netherlands. A few of Frederickson’s select clients: Alphabet, Facebook, Gartner, Gilead, Intel, Pinterest, ServiceNow, Twitter, Uber, Workday, Nubank, Toss, Mozilla, Abode Communities, Midwest Poultry Services, Western Digital, Samsung, Tesla, SoFi, ZocDoc, Fitbit, Genentech and Salesforce

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