BrainWorks Fills Senior Position for Macrobond Financial

May 17, 2024 – Warren, NJ-based executive search firm BrainWorks placed Carla Mendy as global leader of revenue operations with Macrobond Financial in London. Liam Garrity, national practice leader, led the search. “We are thrilled to welcome Carla to Macrobond’s leadership team,” said Howard Rees, chief commercial officer of Macrobond Financial. “Her wealth of experience and strategic vision will be key to maintaining our record growth, continuing to deliver unparalleled value to our clients and reinforcing our position as industry leaders.”

“The key to making this crucial hire was the work done by Liam Garrity and the BrainWorks team,” Mr. Rees said. “I was hugely impressed by the speed with which they understood our needs and the quality of the candidates they sourced. Time is precious, and it’s always a pleasure to partner with a firm that understands and respects that.”

During the search process seven candidates were presented, four interviewed for the role leaving two finalists. BrainWorks targeted 25 Fintech and data SaaS companies to identify a pool of candidates in the London area. It was just 45 days from the time Ms. Mendy was presented to when she signed the offer letter. “This illustrates the BrainWorks promise of quality, speed, and results,” the firm said.

Ms. Mendy was global director, strategy, planning and sales operations for the SaaS business unit of Cisco. She was a part of the DUO Security acquisition made by Cisco in 2021, during which she not only kept on, but promoted. From 2012-2018, Ms. Mendy was head of regional sales operations & enablement, EMEA at TMF Group, a provider of critical administration services like governance, accounting, tax & payroll, and fund administration.

Macrobond Financial is a provider of global market research and analytics services intended for central banks, investment banks, hedge funds, corporations, asset managers, and universities. The company engages in macroeconomic and financial time series data from primary and third-party sources through its SaaS-based platform which combines an extensive macroeconomic and financial database with easy-to-use tools for analysis and smart data visualization.

Serving Clients Since 1991

Since 1991, BrainWorks has provided executive recruiting services for growing organizations all over the world. The firm focuses on the recruiting needs of C-level and sub C-level management specifically within private equity and Fortune companies.

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BrainWorks’ areas of focus include the following: Accounting & finance, accounting & finance – interim, analytics, data science & data governance, commodities technology & trading, consumer products, CRM & direct marketing, cybersecurity, data & data insights, ecommerce, digital media & entertainment, financial technology, go-to-market search – private equity/insurance and financial services, human resources, legal, market research & consumer insights, medical device, real estate, infrastructure and private investments, sales and marketing, supply chain & operations, and technology.

Mr. Garrity is the national practice leader – go-to-market search, private equity/insurance and financial services. He is focused on addressing his clients’ hiring needs with high-level sales & marketing talent. Prior to recruiting, Mr. Garrity was an employee benefits broker. As an outside sales representative, he finished in the top 10 percent of sales representatives 12 years in a row at Sun Life Financial and The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. Mr. Garrity later transitioned to recruiting in 2017, working with a boutique executive search firm in the Atlanta market. In 2023, Mr. Garrity joined BrainWorks after spending the previous five years at Korn Ferry/Lucas Group honing his skills as a recruiter that is focused on making strategic matches that benefit both his clients and candidates.

Recent Search

Brainworks recently helped recruit Jason Bohrer as CEO of RightCrowd, a Bloom Equity Partners company. Ashley Peretick collaborated with Bloom Equity and RightCrowd to assess the optimal candidate for the CEO position. “Recognizing the significance of partnering with a private equity firm and the imperative of possessing adept security management skills alongside practical experience, Jason Bohrer, former president/CEO of Sentry Interactive, emerged as the quintessential leader,” BrainWorks said. “His capacity to deliver informed and effective solutions underscores his ability to ensure success.”

“Jason is a seasoned leader with a distinguished track record of building operationally excellent organizations,” said Bart Macdonald, managing partner for Bloom Equity Partners, the New York headquartered technology investment firm. “His deep industry experience and stellar track record of delivering value to Fortune 2000 customers make him the ideal leader to push RightCrowd to new heights.”

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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