June 11, 2021 – Mclean, VA-headquartered Dinte Global Executive Search has appointed Sam Dinte as president. In an elevated role, Mr. Dinte will drive growth strategy in delivering executive search, talent mapping and human capital diligence in aerospace and defense, and other core industries. As president, Mr. Dinte draws on a career as an aerospace and defense specialist with a 360-degree perspective of the market.
“Sam helped to lead a transformation strategy that not only positioned Dinte to scale, but to successfully navigate unprecedented market challenges introduced by COVID-19,” said founder Paul Dinte, who will continue to play a core, strategic role as chairman and CEO. “Sam’s passion and expertise is evident to our people and clients every day, and he is the right leader at the right moment for the next chapter of the Dinte story.” Since joining the firm as vice president in 2017, Mr. Dinte has helped to drive consistent organic growth, double employee headcount, and expand global reach and capabilities to domestic markets including Washington, D.C.; Dallas; and Southern California, as well as throughout Europe, Asia and Australia. Mr. Dinte is now positioned to operate at the intersection of strategy and search in delivering executive search, talent mapping and human capital diligence services.
Four years ago, Mr. Dinte established a board of advisors to help guide the growth of the firm. Sterling Phillips, the lead advisor, said that: “Sam has already propelled the Dinte brand to new corners of the aerospace, defense and government services market, and has the tenacity and clear vision to build a differentiated human capital platform in our sector.”
“Dinte has built long-term relationships and repeat business by staying nimble to rapidly evolving client needs and market conditions; leveraging a proven analytical approach to human capital assessment and executive search; and most importantly, never losing sight of the most important part of the process – people,” Mr. Dinte said. “I am thrilled to build upon the strong foundation of client trust and results established over the past three decades.”
Prior to joining Dinte, Mr. Dinte worked at Avascent, a global aerospace and defense consultancy. Rising through the ranks to associate, he executed on more than 100 engagements, including transactions worth over $5 billion in total value. He managed strategic growth projects, conducted M&A due diligence, and supported various capture efforts. In 2019, Mr. Dinte was the youngest person ever elected to the board of directors for IIC Partners.
Leadership Appointments Rising at Recruiting Firms
Top leadership appointments, of men and women, have been gaining traction at executive search firms over the past year. Here’s a look at several examples taken from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:
The board of directors of Isaacson, Miller has appointed Ericka Miller as the firm’s next president and CEO. She will officially start her term on July 1, 2021, upon the retirement of current president Vivian Brocard. “As one of the first women of color to lead a major national executive search firm, Ericka brings a deep and lifelong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, consistent with Isaacson, Miller’s core values,” the search firm said. “Ericka has done an excellent job of building and leading our PreK-12 education and education improvement practice, chairing the promotions committee, and serving as an indispensable member of the board of directors,” said John Isaacson, founder and chair of Isaacson, Miller.
San Diego, CA-headquartered executive search firm Bespoke Partners has added a new president and chief operating officer to its leadership team as it seeks ways to drive and scale its human capital advisory service offerings. Joining Bespoke as president is Eric Walczykowski, a technology industry veteran who has served in leadership roles in business development, sales and marketing. He is charged with driving Bespoke’s transformation from a pure executive search firm to a full-service human capital advisory firm. Mark Hood joins as chief operating officer, bringing decades of experience in operations, management, and capital market activities. Mr. Hood will be expected to build the firm’s talent and management infrastructure to scale its capacity across multiple service lines, while sustaining the firm’s track record of performance, quality, and client satisfaction.
Chicago-headquartered referral recruiting service Hunt Club has expanded with the addition of Stephanie Tysdal as its chief operating officer. “Stephanie is incredibly customer focused. We spent our first conversation talking about all the ways that the recruiting industry (to date) has neglected using technology to change the customer and candidate experience,” said aid Nick Cromydas, co-founder and CEO. “She immediately understood the advantage our business can have by further unlocking our expert network marketplace to access the best candidates via trusted introductions. She’s spent time in archaic industries in benefits and logistics, redefining how to use technology, engineering, data science to deliver an unparalleled experience, and we’re really excited to have her deliver that for Hunt Club and the recruiting space.”