Allegis Partners Forms HR Advisory Board

April 7, 2016 – Global executive search firm Allegis Partners has formed a new human resources advisory board, which will provide guidance on services and strategies for the firm’s human resources practice. Advisory boards have come into vogue at a number of executive search and talent acquisition firms where informal, strategic advice has come to be valued by organizations seeking to expand their professional service offerings.

The advisory board will comprise five human resource leaders from a variety of industries:

  • Ian Ziskin, chairman of EXec EXcel Group and former chief human resources officer (CHRO) of Northrup Grumman Corporation;
  • Liz Huldin, CHRO of Gates Corp.;
  • Caroline Starner, former CHRO of Oakley and current CHRO consultant;
  • Gaby Toledano, CHRO of Electronic Arts;
  • Joe Bosch, former CHRO of DIRECTV.

“We are excited about the opportunity to collaborate with some of the top executives in human resources today,” said Mike Bergen, managing partner and global practice leader of Allegis Partners’ human resources practice. “The advisory board comprises a diverse group of industry leaders who will lend their knowledge and subject matter expertise to help us further our goals of being a thought partner to the ever-changing function of HR as well as create a unique and compelling offering as executive search partners.”

“I am excited to serve on the Allegis advisory board,” said Ms. Toledano. “This is a critical time for the HR function and the role it plays in helping businesses succeed — from operations to the C-suite to the boardroom. I look forward to the value this group can bring to advancing the impact HR has across industries.”


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“Having these esteemed human resource executives associated with Allegis Partners will elevate our offering in this ever-changing space,” said Greg Richter, vice president for Allegis Partners. “The knowledge and insight they bring to the table is second to none in the industry.”

The firm’s HR advisory board will be tapped to help produce educational and trending content and provide a relevant and respected voice for Allegis Partners in the market through co-authorship of white papers and articles as well as attendance at conferences as speakers and panelists.

According to Mr. Bergen, identifying top-drawer HR leaders is becoming more challenging while the position profile itself is evolving. Finding senior HR leaders with the right mix of business acumen and human resource skills is increasingly a hurdle to cross, he said.

Today, HR heads are strategic executives who are constantly interacting with the CEO, members of the executive team, and the board of directors. “They are business leaders first who happen to lead the HR function,” he noted.

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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