Diversified Search Recruits CHRO for Population Services International

September 30, 2019 – Philadelphia-based Diversified Search has placed Brandon Guzzone as the new CHRO of Population Services International (PSI) in Washington, D.C. Judy Boreham, co-leader of the firm’s human resources practice, led the assignment.

Mr. Guzzone has a track record in translating business strategies into effective communications plans that engage and influence employees. Previously, he was chief human capital officer of Millennium Challenge Corp., a U.S. government agency designed to work with some of the poorest countries in the world. In this position, he led a team of HR business partners responsible for all aspects of domestic and overseas human capital activities for an international development organization. His team supported scientific and technical staff in 22 countries across the globe.

Before that, Mr. Guzzone was the chief learning officer for the Department of Energy. During his career, he also held various roles with Health Resources and Services Administration and STG International.

In his role with PSI, Mr. Guzzone will lead a team of HR experts who provide human capital guidance and advice to PSI’s global workforce. Specific areas of responsibility include: benefits, employee relations, global mobility, HR technology and innovation, learning and development, performance management, recruitment and total rewards.

Global Non-Profit Organization

Population Services International is a global non-profit organization focused on the encouragement of healthy behavior and affordability of health products. It was founded in 1970 to improve reproductive health using commercial marketing strategies and has expanded to work in over 50 countries in the areas of malaria, family planning, HIV, diarrhea, pneumonia and sanitation.

Diversified Search is the largest U.S. female owned and founded firm in the executive recruitment industry. It has additional offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Diversified is the U.S. partner of AltoPartners, an international alliance of 58 independent executive search firms that spans 35 countries across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

Diversified’s HR practices specialize in identifying HR talent in the following areas: chief human resources officers, talent acquisition and development leaders, total rewards / executive compensation leaders, organizational development leaders, training and development leaders, diversity leaders and HR business partners.

Ms. Boreham is managing director and partner at Diversified Search. She has a strong practice in the human resources field and additional experience in finance and operations functions across all industry practice groups. Her clients include global Fortune 100 corporations to small, emerging companies looking for senior executives for critical positions. She is often called upon to advise on succession planning and organization design issues as these clients expand. Ms. Boreham is frequently invited to participate as a panelist on a range of human capital issues and has developed and led key conferences on talent management topics.

CHRO Recruiting in the News

Hunt Scanlon Media has tracked a number of CHRO search assignments over the summer. Here’s a sampling taken from the company’s daily newswire archives:

Tom Phillips and Charlotte Harris of Koya Leadership Partners were recently retained by the University of New England (UNE) to assist in its search for a new CHRO. The university, located in Biddeford, ME, seeks a collaborative and forward-looking human resources leader that will play an important role in building upon the institution’s strategic plan…

Hanold Associates placed Lisa V. Price as the executive vice president and CHRO of Domino’s Pizza. Jason Hanold, CEO and co-managing partner of the search firm, led the assignment. He was joined by partners Keri Gavin, Ashley Schiele and Sonia Nagra. Ms. Price most recently served as senior vice president of human resources at Nordstrom.

Academic Career & Executive Search was recently tapped by the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) to help find its next CHRO. DCCCD wants a highly accomplished, collaborative leader and change agent with a successful track record in the areas of talent acquisition, development, succession planning, support and management. 

Charlotte, NC-based Search Solution Executive placed Scott Conklin as the CHRO at itelligence North America in Cincinnati. Steve Niesman, CEO of itelligence North America, retained the services of Search Solution Executive to locate a CHRO with a very specific background, set of skills and the personality type to lead company culture and change management.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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