ABOUT US

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 Seeks Chief People and Inclusion Officer for Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. And while chief human resource officers play a vital role in overseeing an organization’s broad-based workforce, the chief people officer typically goes beyond overseeing its people policies. The focus instead is on building talent as a key competitive advantage, with

Frederickson Partners Recruits Chief People Officer for Cartiga

Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. And while chief human resource officers play a vital role in overseeing an organization’s broad-based workforce, the chief people officer typically goes beyond overseeing its people policies. The focus instead is on building talent as a key competitive advantage, with

Frederickson Partners Selected by GRAIL to Lead Chief People Officer Search

Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. And while CHROs play a vital role in overseeing an organization’s broad-based workforce, it is the chief people officer who typically goes beyond overseeing its people policies. The focus instead is on building talent as a key competitive advantage, with

Frederickson Partners Launches New Service to Help Mission-Based Organizations

Global HR search firm Frederickson Partners has launched a new service to help mission-based organizations better gain access to top HR executive talent. Mission-based firms, which include philanthropic foundations, hospitals, schools, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other not-for-profit organizations, will benefit from Frederickson’s HR advisory services and its ability to recruit human resource executives who have the expertise to develop competitive

Press Releases

Quantcast, Digital Advertising and Web Analytics and Audience Platform, Hires Jennifer Dees as Director of Global Total Rewards and Systems

(March 1, 2022) Quantcast, a technology company providing brands and agencies AI-driven solutions to know and grow their audiences on the open internet, has appointed Jennifer Dees as Director of Global Total Rewards (TR) and Systems. Quantcast partnered with Frederickson Partners on the executive search. As Director of Global TR and Systems, Dees will be

Sama, Mission-Based Platform for Expert, Ethical Training Data, Hires Molli Barnes as Senior Vice President of People

(Feb. 24, 2022)  Sama, a platform pioneering new technologies and business methods that harness the power of markets for social good, has appointed Molli Barnes as Senior Vice President (SVP) of People. Sama partnered with Frederickson Partners on the executive search. As SVP of People, Barnes will lead the organization’s global people strategy and deliver

Asana Hires Jamie Regan as Business Partner Engineering

(Feb. 15, 2022) Asana, a leading work management platform for teams, has appointed Jamie Regan as People Business Partner, Engineering. Asana partnered with Frederickson Partners on the executive search. In the role, Jamie will partner closely with Engineering leadership and cross-functional stakeholders to create and execute on people strategies that accelerate Asana’s R&D objectives and enable the

Cupertino Electric, Electrical Engineering and Construction Leader, Hires Estrella Parker as Chief People Officer

Cupertino Electric, Inc. (CEI), a 67-year-old electrical engineering and construction company that delivers power and possibilities for commercial clients across the U.S.,has appointed Estrella Parker as Chief People Officer (CPO). Cupertino Electric partnered with Frederickson Partners on the executive search. As CPO, Parker will drive and elevate talent management strategies across the organization, including total

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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