October 20, 2020 – Chicago-headquartered 20/20 Foresight Executive Search has named Matt Jagodrinski and Dan Serakowski to lead the firm’s newly established Pittsburgh office. They will hold the title co-managing directors.
“As the recruiting industry continues to evolve and become hyper-local in today’s rapidly transforming marketplace, 20/20 Foresight is staying true to our mission of hiring knowledgeable, passionate specialists to ensure our company is a trusted long-term partner for our clients,” said Bob Cavoto, founder and managing principal of 20/20 Foresight. “The powerful combination of Matt’s real estate experience and Dan’s construction and development expertise will allow us to fully integrate and succeed in making meaningful placements in the influential Pittsburgh market.”
The new co-managing directors will share responsibilities to grow 20/20 Foresight’s profile in the Eastern U.S. marketplace. Both have extensive executive-level recruiting experience, with Mr. Jagodrinski specializing in investment-grade real estate placements, and Ms. Serakowski focusing his recruitment career on the construction and development industry. Together, they will build relationships with prominent banks, pension funds, insurance companies, REITs, developers, investors, contractors and family offices in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area to help develop this integral sector for 20/20 Foresight’s portfolio.
“Matt and Dan’s affiliation with 20/20 Foresight precisely represents our company’s vision for the future,” said Robert Peck, managing director. “By combining our ongoing investment in technology and continual refinements in process with individuals who have an established track record and outstanding reputation in real estate executive search, the opportunities are boundless. We’re very enthusiastic about the additions of Matt and Dan and the potential they bring to the real estate marketplace and the company’s future growth.”
Mr. Jagodrinski previously served as managing director at Crown Advisors, where he focused exclusively on providing executive search consulting services for clients in the real estate industry. Mr. Serakowski also joins the firm from Crown Advisors, where he was a director.
“I’m excited to join a team that puts a precedent on industry and market specialization,” said Mr. Jagodrinski. “As the Pittsburgh market continues to grow in size and importance, it’s crucial to have knowledgeable recruitment specialists on the ground to help lead our efforts in a strategic direction.”
“This is a pivotal juncture for the construction and development industry, with commercial real estate holders rethinking how structures are built and utilized by the public,” said Mr. Serakowski. “20/20 Foresight is at the forefront of this societal shift, helping companies build teams of forward-thinking, impactful executives.”
Pittsburgh has adapted since the collapse of its century-long steel and electronics industries. The region’s economy has shifted to high technology, robotics, healthcare, nuclear engineering, tourism, biomedical technology, finance, education and services. A National Bureau of Economic Research report named Pittsburgh the second best U.S. city for intergenerational economic mobility. The largest employers in the city are the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and the University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is also home to Bayer USA and the operations center of Alcoa. Other major employers include Bank of New York Mellon, GlaxoSmithKline and Lanxess.
20/20 Foresight primarily serves companies involved in the real estate, financial services and service industries. It was established by Bob 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 composed 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 their next roles. 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.
20/20 Foresight recently expanded with the addition of Mitch Ornstein as managing director. Mr. Ornstein, who works from the firm’s Chicago office, brings more than 15 years of executive search experience in placing senior leaders across all functions to his new role. He will serve as 20/20 Foresight’s functional expert in the CFO suite.
“As recruitment continues to evolve in today’s rapidly transforming marketplace, 20/20 Foresight is staying true to our mission of hiring knowledgeable, passionate specialists who are also industry leaders,” said Robert Peck, managing director of 20/20 Foresight. “Mitch’s extensive experience leading successful teams as well as his financial acumen allow him to guide his clients to savvy hires that make a real difference in their highly targeted placements.”
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media