March 14, 2017 – Executive search firm Allegis Partners has expanded with the addition of John K. Anderson in San Francisco as a managing director in the firm’s human resources practice. In his new role, he will specialize in identifying human resource executives to lead HR teams and functions at a variety of organizations.
Mr. Anderson has more than 25 years of human resources experience both as a senior HR leader and as a recruitment and executive search consultant. Most recently, he was senior vice president for hrQ, a human resource professional services firm focused on HR search, HR contract staffing and HR consulting.
Prior to that, Mr. Anderson focused his professional HR career primarily on the technology space, holding executive HR leadership roles as chief people officer at One Kings Lane and senior vice president of human resources at Quidsi Inc. He has also held leadership roles with Oracle, Memco Software, GetThere Inc., Siebel Systems, Trigo Technologies and Fox Interactive Media.
“John is a seasoned HR executive with a reputation for delivering in high profile, demanding technology environments,” said Mike Bergen, managing partner of Allegis Partners U.S. “Leveraging his experience as a chief people officer, he brings unique insights to the candidate selection process, identifying and placing candidates that perform better and stay in their roles longer. We are excited to have him as part of the Allegis Partners team and especially look forward to his leadership as we further grow our executive search business in the technology industry.”
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According to the San Francisco Bay Area Professional Employment Forecast from Robert Half, 52 percent of San Francisco Bay Area executives say it is ‘somewhat’ or ‘very challenging’ to find skilled candidates for professional-level positions; 77 percent of hiring managers plan to hire for open roles in the next six months.
Recruiters say highly skilled candidates are in great demand throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, and they often receive multiple job offers with competitive compensation packages. As a result, there is growing demand for professional level candidates in accounting, finance, administration, technology and the life sciences.
Allegis Partners, which is part of the Allegis Group, delivers a boutique, high-touch approach to talent management. The firm provides an entire range of related recruitment services as part and parcel of its standard search mandates, which includes succession planning, talent mapping, compensation benchmarking, assessment, and market intelligence. The firm also facilitates onboarding of new leaders as part of its normal search process.
Since the start of the year, Allegis Partners has strengthened its staff. Last month, the firm named Lawrence Krema as a managing director in its HR practice. Based in Chicago, he focuses on identifying chief human resources officers (CHROs) and other senior leaders for organizations as well as contributing to search projects across the broader C-suite. Mr. Krema has more than 20 years of human resources leadership and recruitment experience optimizing the structures and functions of HR departments within large corporations. He was previously a managing director with Ferguson Partners, where he led the firm’s corporate officers practice.
Earlier this year, Allegis appointed Keith Meyer as global practice leader for the firm’s CEO and board practice. Mr. Meyer brings more than 15 years of global experience developing innovative corporate governance and senior leadership solutions for Fortune 500, mid-cap and not-for-profit organizations, as well as leading numerous CEO and board of director searches. He most recently the founder and managing partner of Park Avenue Advisors, a board and CEO advisory firm.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media