May 31, 2017 – Raleigh, NC-based executive search firm Adam-Bryce has expanded its C-level recruitment services with the addition of Mary Ott Price as a new partner. Given her background in recruiting chief information, technology, security officers and their leadership teams, Ms. Price deepens the group’s already potent talent lineup.
Ms. Price began her executive search career in New York at Russell Reynolds Associates. There, she was the co-leader of the information technology officers practice and recruited across all verticals including financial services, retail, healthcare, industrial and e-commerce. She also created and led the firm’s financial technology practice. Prior to executive search firm, she spent more than 20 years as a technology executive at IBM. She led a spin-off of a home networking technology company from IBM with investments from IBM, Cisco and Motorola. She also served as CEO of several early-stage technology companies, with experience across a range of technologies, including networking, cloud services, IOT, security, big data and enterprise software.
“Mary brings more than 10 years of executive search experience, and we decided to merge our businesses to build a comprehensive technology-focused practice in the Triangle,” said Nadine Rubin, founder and managing partner of Adam-Bryce. “This is a great time to launch this comprehensive technology practice for C-level executives and their teams. North Carolina has a vibrant ecosystem of technology and financial services companies.”
Ms. Price said the Research Triangle Park region has a tremendous talent pool and world-class research universities, and Charlotte has established itself as a national financial services hub. “Our firm’s focus is national and many clients are global companies, but North Carolina’s growing technology and financial services sectors are a strong foundation and catalyst for growth,” she said.
Ms. Rubin founded Adam-Bryce as an executive search firm with a focus on management consulting and advisory in emerging technologies, including cloud, digital, machine learning, data science, AI, IOT and big data analytics. She and her team have developed deep expertise in providing the market with executive leaders who develop and deliver these offerings.
Surging Technology Sector
The booming technology sector, vibrant even when the economy was softer, shows little sign of retreat, according to a host of recruiters who service companies across the field. It continues, in fact, to produce capabilities and services that few imagined just a decade ago. In response, a number of search firms have expanded their technology practices. Here is a look at a few from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:
Penrhyn International launched a new global technology, media & telecoms practice group, led by Yanouk Poirier, managing partner of Montreal-based search firm Leaders International. It brings together search consultants who specialize in the technology, media & telecoms space throughout Canada, the U.S., the U.K., France, Italy, Japan, the Philippines, Australia and UAE.
Kennedy Executive Search & Consulting appointed Wayne Redovian as leader of its technology search practice. He guides Kennedy’s executive search operations around IT leadership roles across North America and Europe. Mr. Redovian, managing partner and vice president of operations and marketing, has been with Integrated People Solutions since 2006.
Focus Search Partners named Steve Finder as managing partner of its global technology and financial officers practice. Based in San Francisco, he leads a team of consultants that adds additional depth in the enterprise software, space/frontier technology and cybersecurity sectors. He previously built the technology practice for the Americas region at Allegis Partners.
Handler & Associates added global IT executive Lee Panosian to its staff as a partner to launch and lead its technology practice. Mr. Panosian’s career encompasses 33 years of executive leadership at multinational technology companies, including expertise in global sales management, IT strategy, go-to-market initiatives, change management and enterprise information management.
Odgers Berndtson expanded its technology practice in the U.S. with the addition of two new executive search specialists, Kathryn Ullrich and Rod Keller. Based in Silicon Valley, Ms. Ullrich focuses on senior executive searches for major corporations and venture-capital-backed companies in software, systems and services.
Allen Austin recently added Paul Moran as managing partner and global technology practice leader. Mr. Moran has over 25 years of experience in executive search and leadership solutions servicing clients on a variety of projects across functions, including board selection, general management, professional services, sales, marketing, finance, and engineering.
Kensington International named David Shpiz as an executive vice president within its executive search division. Based in Chicago, he leads the firm’s technology practice, focusing on private equity-backed companies. Mr. Shpiz was previously a partner at Kindred Partners.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Chase Barbe, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media