April 14, 2017 – Tatum, an interim services and executive search firm, has named Winston Chou as principal of Tatum Executive Search. Based in New York, he will be responsible for leading executive search engagements and managing client relationships in North America, focusing on financial leadership functions and partner-level roles for professional services clients.
Mr. Chou has built an extensive track record in executive recruiting working with global consulting and professional services firms, as well as Fortune 100, Fortune 500, private equity and mid-market companies. He has partnered with clients on the full C-suite spectrum including CEO, CFO, CHRO, chief commercial officer, chief revenue officer, chief compliance officer and general counsel roles.
Most recently, he served as a senior recruiter with Cognizant. Prior roles include serving as a director with CTPartners as well as leading senior partner and practice building initiatives for a $10 billion global professional services organization.
“Winston brings a wealth of experience to Tatum with an executive search background spanning over 12 years, underscored by a proven ability to partner with clients from various professional services sectors on strategic executive appointments,” said Kirk Bukowski, national managing partner. “We are confident that he will be a key contributor to our success as we grow our professional services practice.”
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Tatum, a Randstad company, operates offices in 10 U.S. markets, with a network of executives across the country. The firm’s four areas of capability include recruiting interim finance and technology executives for defined timeframes; end-to-end search solutions; staff augmentation of accounting, finance and technology professionals; and executive search.
The firm has been in an unusual expansion pattern recently. It appointed Chris Shaw as regional partner of private equity services. In this capacity, he is responsible for maximizing prospective portfolio companies and building relationships with private equity groups in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Mr. Shaw brings 16 years of financial experience, having worked on both the sell-side and buy-side of private equity and investment management. Most recently, he served as managing director at Oberon Securities, where he examined and identified high growth investment opportunities and worked with client management throughout the capital raise process.
In addition, Tatum also named Keith Neus as national managing partner of its technology practice. In this capacity, he is responsible for working with key partners to formalize and build out the firm’s technology service offerings across multiple industries, including healthcare, life sciences, retail, manufacturing, high tech and non-profit. Most recently, Mr. Neus spent the last three years as national accounts director for Randstad Technologies in its B2B workforce and solutions organizations.
Last year, Tatum appointed Macon Albertson as its new president. He replaced Kathryn Bolt, who held the role on an interim basis but will continue to serve as group president of Tatum and Randstad Professionals. Mr. Albertson was senior vice president of Randstad Professionals, overseeing business development and service delivery for the firm’s Northeast, Southeast and Midwest regions. He has more than 20 years of experience in the solutions, consulting and recruiting industries.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media