January 30, 2020 – Executive search firm Allegis Partners has placed Christina Monzon-Le as vice president of people for Diamanti in San Jose, CA. The search was conducted by John K. Anderson, managing director in Allegis Partners’ San Francisco office, and Lora Martinelli, director in Minneapolis.
Ms. Monzon-Le has more than 15 years of HR experience in the areas of business partnership, benefits, employee relations, immigration, talent acquisition, compensation, HR systems and training. She will oversee all aspects of people operations and talent, including designing Diamanti’s people strategy and the long-term vision for creating a thriving, collaborative and high-performance culture.
“We were thrilled to partner with Diamanti to find their vice president, people at this pivotal juncture in the company’s growth,” said Mr. Anderson. “Christina is a seasoned HR leader who brings depth, strategic focus and results orientation.”
“We’re delighted that Christina has joined the Diamanti leadership team,” said Tom Barton, CEO of Diamanti. “She brings a track record of success in guiding companies through high-growth periods in attracting, retaining and developing top talent in competitive industries.”
Prior to Diamanti, Ms. Monzon-Le was head of global people operations at Guavus, a Thales company. Previously, she was vice president of human resources at SS8 Networks Inc. Before that, Ms. Monzon-Le was with Saba Software, where she held a leadership role as a business partner to the engineering and professional services teams. Prior to Saba, she was head of human resources at Gaia Online for five years, where she led all people operations.
Diamanti is a Series C funded technology company delivering the industry’s only purpose-built, fully integrated enterprise Kubernetes platform, spanning on-premises and public cloud environments. It gives infrastructure architects, IT operations and application owners the performance, simplicity, security and enterprise features they need to bring cloud-native applications to market fast. Diamanti provides the lowest total cost of ownership to enterprise customers for their most demanding applications. Diamanti is backed by venture investors ClearSky, CRV, Engineering Capital, Goldman Sachs, GSR Ventures, Northgate Capital, Threshold Ventures (formerly DFJ Venture) and Translink Capital.
Finding Top HR Talent
Allegis Partners, which is part of the Allegis Group, delivers a boutique, high-touch approach to talent management. The firm focuses on identifying diverse, top talent for human resources, board, CEO and other executive and senior management roles across industries. Allegis Partners provides a full range of related recruitment services as part of its standard search mandates. These include succession planning, talent mapping, compensation benchmarking, assessment and market intelligence. The firm also facilitates onboarding of new leaders as part of its usual search process.
Mr. Anderson specializes in helping organizations elevate their human resources/people operations function to drive company performance and culture. He has more than 25 years of human resources experience, both as a senior HR leader and as an executive search consultant.
“Leveraging my experience as a chief people officer, I bring unique insights to the candidate selection process,” said Mr. Anderson. “My goal is to identify and place candidates that perform better and stay longer. I accomplish this by partnering with my clients to understand their needs and their culture and then bring them candidates that will drive performance, shape the talent landscape, and create an outstanding employee experience.“
Ms. Martinelli is a senior associate with the human resources practice, based in the Minneapolis office. She focuses on sourcing, recruiting, assessing and relationship building with human resources professionals throughout the country. She previously worked for Aerotek, another of Allegis Group’s operating companies.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media