April 10, 2020 – New York City-based executive search firm Allegis Partners has placed Maria Lovi as vice president of talent and culture at Mynd Property Management in Oakland, CA. The search was conducted by John K. Anderson, managing director in San Francisco, and Rebecca Herbster-Chen, director in Los Angeles.
“Maria brings an impressive background in M&A and learning and development and will play a central role on Mynd’s continued growth and expansion,” said Mr. Anderson. “She is an intelligent and collaborative leader whose focus and drive align well with Mynd’s leadership.”
Ms. Lovi has more than 15 years of experience in the areas of strategy, leadership and planning. Reporting directly to co-founder and CEO, Doug Brien, she will serve as part of Mynd’s leadership team, working together to develop long-range talent and culture initiatives by building innovative and scalable systems and processes that attract, onboard, develop and retain world-class talent.
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Prior to joining Mynd, Ms. Lovi was the head of global talent for Business Social Responsibility (BSR), a non-profit developing sustainable business strategies. She has also held several leadership roles with Nielsen and Kilpatrick Townsend. Ms. Lovi has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Sonoma State University.
Mynd Property Management serves the small residential real estate sector with a combination of on-the-ground experts and innovative technology, managing approximately 8,000 units in 16 markets. For the past two years, Mynd was named one of the 10 Best Tech Start-ups in Oakland by the Tech Tribune.
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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. Herbster-Chen brings 20 years of experience in C-suite and executive level search across global consumer, industrial, technology, and financial services practices. “My approach to executive search stems from a deep understanding of research methodologies developed to uncover and engage hidden talent,” she said. “Over the last 18 years in recruiting and talent acquisition, I have leveraged my analytical roots to understand the unique set of attributes, personality traits and motivators that drive long-term success and meaningful impact for both candidates and clients.”
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media