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Frederickson Partners recruits high impact human resources leaders and board members for innovative companies. Frederickson matches startups, tech unicorns, and the Fortune 500 with world-class full-time and project-based talent. The country’s leading People and HR executive search firm, Frederickson Partners is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices nationwide. Clients include Alphabet, Facebook, Gartner, Gilead, Intel, Palantir, Pinterest, ServiceNow, Roche, Twitter, Uber and Workday

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No one is more effective at helping innovative companies find top HR talent. Frederickson helps you scale your HR and People operations function to build the creative workforce you need to win. Frederickson maintains an extensive network of more than 15,000 of the top HR and People leaders around the world and can partner with you across every HR function, including Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, Learning & Development, People Analytics, Business Partners, Operations and Diversity & Inclusion.

To learn more or connect with an executive search consultant, contact us at info@fredericksonpartners.com.

Solutions and Expertise

When we started in 1995 as Valerie Frederickson & Company, our goal was simple: to empower companies to improve flexibility with workforce planning by helping them humanely and quickly transition their former valued employees, and reduce post-termination employment litigation risk. Over the next twenty years, our growing network of HR professionals and their evolving needs resulted in the addition of new capabilities, including executive search for HR, Board Services, People Operations, Culture, Diversity, Talent Acquisition, and Business Partners; leadership development and executive coaching; compensation consulting; recruiting assessments; on-call startup HR consulting.

Solutions
  • Advisory Services
  • Assessment
  • Board Services
  • Career Services
  • Culture Shaping
  • Data Analy./Mrkt. Intell.
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Interim
  • Leadership Consulting
  • Leadership Develop.
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • Onboarding
  • Org. Chart Mapping
  • Outplacement
  • Succession Planning
  • Temporary Staffing
  • Workplace Mgmt.
Industries
  • Accounting/Audit
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Aerospace/Defense
  • Agriculture
  • Alt. Investments
  • Asset Management
  • Associations
  • Automotive
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemicals
  • Clean Tech./Sustain.
  • Clinical Research
  • Cloud Based
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Commercial Banking
  • Communications
  • Computer Software/SAAS
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Corporate Banking
  • Cultural Arts
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data & Analytics
  • Devices
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Engineering & Archit.
  • Faith Based
  • Family Offices
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Foundations
  • Healthcare Services
  • Hedge Funds
  • High Tech
  • Industrial
  • Industrial Products
  • Insurance
  • Internet
  • Investment Banking
  • Investment Mgmt.
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Luxury
  • Machine Learning
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Medical
  • Medical Devices
  • Mobile
  • Natural Resources
  • Non-Profit
  • Oil & Gas
  • Payments/Processes
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Private Banking
  • Private Equity
  • Professional Services
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Software
  • Sovereign Wealth
  • Sports
  • Supply Chain
  • Technology
  • Trade Finance
  • Transportation
  • Travel, Hosp. & Leisure
  • Venture Capital
  • Wealth Management
Functions
  • Board/Governance
  • Digital Marketing
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Human Resources
  • Social Media

News Briefings

Frederickson Partners Appoints Leader for Southeast Region

Frederickson Partners has expanded its geographic coverage and focus on the Southeast U.S. and Latin America. The firm has named partner Beth Ann Namey as executive search lead for the Southeast. In the new role, she will open the firm’s Nashville, TN office to serve as the Southeast regional hub for Frederickson Partners and to lead

Frederickson Partners Recruits Chief People Officer for StockX

With the coronavirus crisis disrupting the world economy, chief people officers are stepping up at businesses across the country, playing a vital role in helping organizations navigate what is looking to be an even greater challenge than the Great Recession. As a recent article in The Economist put it, chief people officers “keep employees healthy;

Frederickson Partners Expands Diversity Practice

Frederickson Partners has announced the formation of an expanded diversity and inclusion (D&I) recruiting practice. The service will be led by chief of staff Ben Taylor, a five-year veteran of the firm, and CEO Valerie Frederickson. The firm reports that in June it saw a threefold increase in companies requesting D&I searches. Fueled by Black Lives Matter

U.S. Labor Dept. Delivers Springtime Gut Punch

Employment fell by 20.5 million last month as the U.S. unemployment rate rose to 14.7 percent low, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. The changes in these measures reflect the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and efforts to contain it. The number of unemployed currently stands at 23.1 million.

Press Releases

Frederickson Partners Expands its Diversity and Inclusion Executive Search Practice

(July 15, 2020) Frederickson Partners, the largest People and human resources (HR) executive search firm and talent network in the U.S., today announced an expanded Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Practice. The service will be led by Chief of Staff Ben Taylor, a five-year veteran of the firm, and CEO Valerie Frederickson. The firm reports that

Frederickson Partners Expands its Diversity and Inclusion Executive Search Practice

(July 15, 2020) Frederickson Partners, the largest People and human resources (HR) executive search firm and talent network in the U.S., today announced an expanded Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Practice. The service will be led by Chief of Staff Ben Taylor, a five-year veteran of the firm, and CEO Valerie Frederickson. The firm reports that

Frederickson Partners Off To A Strong Start In 2020, Recruits Highly Coveted Executive Search Partner Katie Traines

CHICAGO and MENLO PARK, Calif., March 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Only two months into 2020, Frederickson Partners, the largest Human Resources and People executive search firm in the US, is well underway to meet the firms’ growth goals for the year. Since the start of the year Frederickson has kicked off a number of strategic HR searches including for an

Tech Driven Construction Company, Katerra, Retained Frederickson Partners for Their Head of Global Shared Services and Global Head of Talent Acquisition roles.

Katerra has partnered with Frederickson Partners for their Head of Global Shared Services and Head of Global Talent Acquisition searches. Kelly Martin will lead the search for the two Arizona based roles. Headquartered in Menlo Park, Katerra is a technology company looking to redefine the multi-trillion-dollar construction industry. Their software platform integrates the entire building

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New DE&I Roles Spike After Racial Justice Protests
Job openings for diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) roles surged after the nationwide protests that followed the death of George Floyd in late May. DE&I-related job openings have risen by 55 percent since June 8, after falling by 60 percent at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in March, according to data from employment and recruiting site Glassdoor.

 

He’s served on 14 boards. Now he wants companies to find other Black candidates
Barry Lawson Williams has a message for companies: Find new Black candidates to serve on your board. Over the course of several decades, Williams, who ran his own consulting and investment company for many years, has served on 14 public company boards, including prominent institutions such as Sallie Mae, Navient Corporation, and PG&E, where he was the lead director.

 

Remote Work Has Its Perks, Until You Want a Promotion
In tech industry mythology, the San Francisco Bay Area is the unmatched crucible of ideas and execution. Companies like Facebook offer generous salaries and stock awards to lure staff in Silicon Valley’s overheated job market.

 

COVID-19 Makes Great HR Leadership More Critical Than Ever
Coronavirus has descended upon us like a planetary wrecking ball laying waste to even the best-laid plans. Now more than ever, CHROs must collaborate with CEOs and COOs to lead their organizations through a once-in-a-generation crisis that will likely impact all of us both professionally and personally.

 

What Tech Companies Pay Employees in 2019
Nearly a decade ago, in the aftermath of the financial crisis, Congress passed a law requiring publicly traded companies to report the median pay of their employees and compare it to the CEO’s pay. The goal was to highlight corporate excess and income inequality…

 

Some Amazon Workers Fear They’ll Earn Less
When Amazon announced Tuesday that it was raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour for all employees, even vocal critics of its labor practices like Senator Bernie Sanders praised the company.

Talent Talks

COVID-19 and Its Impact on Executive Recruiting

In this brand new episode of ‘Talent Talks,’ Hunt Scanlon Media host Rob Adams is joined by Valerie Frederickson, founder & CEO, and Brian Brinkley, chief growth officer of Frederickson Partners. In this exclusive podcast,  they discuss the current impact of Covid-19 on executive search. Both leaders then illustrate how they are using their past