August 10, 2020 – The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR and talent executives looking for a career change. Greensboro, NC-based executive search firm Charles Aris recently expanded with the addition of talent management veteran Danielle Bowman as vice president of human capital and organizational development.
“I know I speak for the entire Charles Aris family when I say we are extremely excited to have Danielle join the team,” said Allen Oakley, chief operating officer. “She brings a wealth of innovative human capital knowledge, has a true servant leadership approach, and acts as a genuine strategic thought partner across a broad spectrum of business topics. We are thrilled that Danielle is a part of the Charles Aris leadership team and here to help foster the firm’s commitment to continued growth.”
Before joining Charles Aris, Ms. Bowman was senior director of talent management, human resources, for Primo Water Corp. in Winston-Salem, NC. Prior to that, she served for three years as associate vice president of talent management for dormakaba Americas and earlier spent nearly a decade with Ralph Lauren, where she rose to senior director of learning and organizational development within the company’s global operations team. Ms. Bowman is a SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) senior certified professional.
In her new role, Ms. Bowman will spearhead Charles Aris’ human resources support and its organizational development strategy. Her responsibilities include implementation of the firm’s continuous improvement plan, performance management strategies, and talent acquisition and retention efforts.
“I am delighted to join the Charles Aris team and be a part in developing and driving what’s next for the firm,” Ms. Bowman said. “I am also very humbled to be part of such an amazing group of talented teammates.”
Established nearly 50 years ago, Charles Aris is a search industry pioneer focused on senior-level assignments within the strategy and business development, private equity, consumer/ retail, finance and accounting, sales and marketing, education, executive leadership, engineering and operations, chemicals and agribusiness sectors.
HR Leaders Transition to Recruiters
For chief human resources officers, chief talent officers and other C-suite HR executives, the cross-over skills required in the search business are nearly identical, and Hunt Scanlon Media has recently tracked a number of successful transitions. We have taken note of the trend among top-ranking HR executives reestablishing themselves as executive recruiters. Here’s a look at some of the more prominent ones:
Irvine, CA-based McDermott + Bull expanded with the addition of former HR executive Alisa Nagle as a managing director to drive the firm’s global industrial, automotive and mobility practice. Based in Detroit, she will also play a critical role in launching the firm’s office in the region. Ms. Nagle has spent over 25 years as a human capital leader and transformation business partner. As a former chief human resources officer and head of human resources, she excels in identifying and assessing top leadership talent to achieve game-changing transformation, growth, and success for her clients in the industrial sector.
Protis Global has added Cheri Ehrlich Eisen as its SVP of business development. In her extensive 20-plus years of talent acquisition and HR leadership experience, she has partnered with major entities in the entertainment space, including Walt Disney Television and NBC Universal. Ms. Eisen currently serves as president of RAZR Recruiting + Consulting, which was launched in 2015 to help businesses find key talent for their organizations. Before that, she was senior director of human resources and talent acquisition for Fusion, an ABC – Univision joint venture.
Cognitive Talent Partners expanded with the addition of former CHRO Ajay Bakshi as senior client partner. Mr. Bakshi is a CEO /CXO-level executive coach, board-level human resources professional and strategic business advisor. With more than 25 years of experience, he has held senior-level HR and board-level positions as a chief human resources officer with Vodafone Global Services, Prudential Global Services and Sterlite Technologies & Power.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media