January 6, 2020 – Chicago-headquartered 20/20 Foresight Executive Search has expanded with the addition of Ellen Rhoades as managing director in its New York office. She brings more than 20 years of executive search and corporate talent acquisition leadership experience to her new role.
“As 20/20 Foresight enters our 26th year of business in 2020, we are making significant internal additions to our team of recruitment specialists,” said Bob Cavoto, managing principal and founder of 20/20 Foresight. “Ellen’s extensive experience in executive search and diverse expertise in a range of industries enhance our already-strong recruitment capabilities in New York City and throughout the Eastern U.S.”
Ms. Rhoades’ background includes senior executive and C-suite level placements in the financial services, private equity, healthcare, manufacturing and non-profit industries. Her talent acquisition experience includes consumer and retail market leaders such as Scotts Miracle-Gro and L Brands. Previously, she was managing director at Waverly Partners.
Prior to transitioning to the recruitment industry, Ms. Rhoades’ early career experience includes more than 10 years as an information services consultant for industry-leading Big Four audit, investment banking and strategy consulting firms.
“My experience in research and information services has led to a rewarding career in recruitment,” Ms. Rhoades said. “I am excited to bring my skills to 20/20 Foresight, where the company’s proven proprietary process, industry-leading technology and, of course, dedicated and driven team are second to none.”
20/20 Foresight primarily serves companies involved in the real estate, financial services and service industries. It was established by Mr. Cavoto in 1994 and now has more than 50 consultants serving a broad range of clients and recruit from mid-level management through to senior C-level executives. The firm has offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Dallas, Atlanta, Miami, Boston, Washington D.C. and New York City.
20/20 Foresight is comprised of 20/20 Real Estate, 20/20 Financial, 20/20 Industrial, 20/20 Consultants and 20/20 Private Equity. 20/20 Foresight has completed more than 1,500 searches for all levels of management.
For over 20 years, Mr. Cavoto has completed in excess of 400 searches in the U.S. and worldwide. He has also established a worldwide reputation for career coaching and job finding for a discreet and select clientele of executives who need help in coaching and finding the “right” next job. For over 10 years, Mr. Cavoto has completed more than 200 coaching and job finding assignments for renowned executives in the real estate, financial and service industries.
At the end of 2019, 20/20 Foresight added John Spitzler as managing director. He now heads both 20/20 Foresight Executive Search and 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing operations throughout California from his home base in San Francisco. Mr. Spitzler has nearly 20 years of executive search experience to his new position, which follows leadership roles in corporate talent acquisition, as well as running his own boutique retained search firm for more than a decade. His extensive recruitment experience includes C-level, vice president and director level searches throughout North America across a range of industries, including venture capital, private equity and real estate, as well as SaaS, digital media and technology services.
In March, 20/20 Foresight became a member of IRC Global Executive Search Partners. “As we look to the future, partners are essential to 20/20’s growth and the quality of our clients’ experience,” said Robert Peck, partner and managing director. “Along with the complementary talents of the IRC member base, we will have the scale to deliver the highest levels of service to our clients, globally.”
Mr. Peck was also recently named real estate global practice leader for IRC. Mr. Peck recognizes the importance of industry expertise when guiding companies to find top talent who will help them reach new heights in an ever-evolving environment. “As recruitment specialists who have real-world industry experience, we are able to source real estate professionals who we would hire for our own teams,” he said. “The real estate marketplace is a dynamic, vital landscape that we are shaping with savvy, forward-thinking teams working on a global scale.”
“We are excited to welcome Bob Cavoto and Robert Peck and their partners at 20/20 Foresight to the IRC,” said Tom Berray, IRC Americas regional leader. “We are confident the depth and breadth of their practice areas, strong client relationships, track record of high-quality work, and great cultural fit with our existing IRC partners will bring great value to our clients and alliance partners.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media