True Search Adds Partners In New York, San Francisco

May 24, 2017 – Executive recruiter True Search, which was recently recognized as one of the top 50 search firms in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media, has added Thor Bucy, Jennifer DeCastro, Ryan Hall and Barry Wahlberg to its roster of partners.

“Thor, Jennifer, Ryan, and Barry are among the most talented consultants in the industry and with the brightest futures,” said Brad Stadler, founder and managing partner. “They are highly respected professionals who will contribute to the exceptional client service we are delivering. Their addition further reinforces our position as the preeminent executive search firm and we are excited to have them on board.”

New Additions 

Mr. Bucy, based in New York City, joins True Search’s technical officers practice from Riviera Partners and is focused on C-suite-level searches in data, engineering, operations, security and product. Before starting in search, he managed engineering teams for Thomson Reuters.

With more than a decade of search experience, Ms. DeCastro comes to True Search from Korn Ferry, bringing extensive experience in talent advisement and recruitment. Joining the firm’s digital transformation practice, she focuses on presidents, C-suite, vice presidents and directors in the digital, media and marketing industries. She is also based in New York. Her clients include mid-cap growth, public and private equity-backed enterprises along with Fortune 500 companies.


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Mr. Hall joins True Search’s VC practice in its San Francisco office. He will concentrate on recruiting C-suite and VP-level executives to some of the top enterprise software and consumer technology companies in the country. Having spent seven years at Daversa Partners, he has worked as a partner to any number of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.

Mr. Wahlberg, for his part, brings more than 10 years in executive search, sales and marketing to the firm. As a member of True Search’s private equity practice, his specialty is C-suite searches for public and hyper-growth PE-backed business-to-business software companies. He was previously with Korn Ferry.

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Silicon Alley, as it is known, is the East Coast’s answer to northern California’s Silicon Valley. It encompasses the New York City metropolitan region’s high technology industries involved in the Internet, new media, telecommunications, digital media, software development, biotechnology, game design, financial technology, and other fields within information technology. Typically, the enterprises are supported by the entrepreneurship ecosystem and venture capital investments.

“We feel fortunate to have Thor and Jennifer joining what has become an incredible team in our New York City office,” said Joe Riggione, founder and managing partner. “Given the growing significance of technology companies in the New York City area, we made a commitment to be a strong presence in that geography. With the addition of Jennifer and Thor to our existing team of 10-plus search professionals in New York, we have exceeded that goal on the way to becoming a dominant force in the New York market.”

True Search recruits talent for growing technology companies that are backed by accomplished investors. Working in both the private and public sectors, the firm has offices throughout the U.S. and in the EMEA region.

Last fall, True Search added Shella Abe to its New York office as a partner. She previously worked with founder-led and PE and VC-backed consumer-focused companies including IT Cosmetics, StriVectin, Bliss, Reformation, Marbles: The Brain Store and Chan Luu, among others. Ms. Abe previously worked for CTPartners as well as Heidrick & Struggles.

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

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