Frederickson Partners recruits high impact human resources and People and Talent leaders for high growth and transforming organizations. Frederickson matches venture capital-funded tech startups, thought-leading non-profits and think tanks, fintech unicorns, and the Fortune 500 with the most in-demand, world-class experienced full-time and interim HR and People talent.

As the country’s highest ranked HR and People executive search firm, Frederickson has developed and nourished long-term relationships with over 20,000 rising and established HR executives worldwide for almost 25 years. Frederickson’s deep network and unparalleled reputation have earned it the role of trusted career advisor and leading talent scout for even the most out-of-reach HR and People candidates, enabling Frederickson to engage the most sought-after candidates. 100s of leading employers seek counsel from Frederickson on strategic HR issues ranging from how to plan and organize their HR functions to the qualities they should seek in candidates.

Frederickson Partners unites technology and business leaders with HR and People executives capable of shaping culture and attracting and retaining talent in dynamic, ultra-competitive marketplaces. These leaders know how to scale high-growth businesses, transform corporate culture, prepare for public offerings, manage public company compliance and provide trusted counsel to board members and senior leaders. Positions we recruit for include Chief Human Resources Officer, Chief People Officer, Head of HR and People, Vice President of Talent Acquisitions, Vice President of Total Rewards, Chief Diversity Officer, Vice President of Learning and Development, Vice President of Talent Management, and Vice President of Human Resources Business Partners.

Frederickson Partners is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA with offices in New York; Pennsylvania; Delray Beach, Florida; Austin, Texas; Plano, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; San Francisco and San Jose. Clients include Alphabet, Facebook, Gartner, Gilead, Intel, Palantir, Pinterest, ServiceNow, Roche, Twitter, Uber and Workday. https://www.fredericksonpartners.com/

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We know HR. Other HR executive search firms spend 90% of their time learning about their clients’ HR needs and deciding who might be qualified for the role. We focus on delivering insight into how to best manage the People function and on short-listing the most valuable strategic HR candidates, whom we already know. Clients receive aggressive support during selection and negotiation, guidance during onboarding, and long-term consultation.

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When we started in 1995 as Valerie Frederickson & Company, our goal was simple: 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, People Operations, Culture, Diversity, Talent Acquisition, and Business Partners; leadership development and executive coaching; compensation consulting; recruiting assessments; on-call startup HR consulting.

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News Briefings

Frederickson Partners Appoints Chief Growth Officer in Chicago

Frederickson Partners, an executive search firm that recruits high impact human resources and people leaders for innovative, high-growth and transformational companies, has named Brian Brinkley as chief growth officer. He will be based in the firm’s Chicago office. “With the increasing utilization of artificial intelligence in strategic HR and the focus on building companies based

Changing the World, One HR Leader at a Time

Since civil rights activist Cezar Chavez came to speak to her second-grade class about the plight of the farm workers, Valerie Frederickson has worked to help others improve their lives and in the process make for a better world. As the teenage daughter of parents devoted to desegregation and diversity, she spent her summers volunteering

Frederickson Partners Recruits Global Head of Talent Acquisition for Nubank

Talent acquisition has always been an integral part of the hiring strategies and recruitment practices for every organization. But in the last few years as global talent shortages have loomed, it has become more critical than ever. Frederickson Partners, a global HR executive search firm specializing in technology, has been enlisted to conduct a number

How Today’s CHRO is Managing Disruption 

Successive waves of global disruption — political, social, demographic, technological — are compelling today’s CHROs to consider how they may safely bring their organizations, and specifically their people, through the turbulence. But that disruption also presents an opportunity for them to examine how, and how swiftly, their own roles must change. A new report from

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Frederickson Partners Continues Growth In New Cities Adding An Executive Team Member

MENLO PARK, Calif., Dec. 12, 2019 — Frederickson Partners, the largest Human Resources and People executive search and consulting firm in the US, continues to expand to meet employers’ needs for top HR talent. The firm has recruited Chief Growth Officer Brian Brinkley based in Chicago, Illinois. Frederickson’s 2020 trajectory includes growth in the firm’s US and global HR search

Frederickson Partners Builds on Record Growth with New Executives, Global Expansion

MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 12, 2019 – Human resources executive search firm Frederickson Partnersannounces significant growth and expansion, helping clients recruit innovative HR and People leaders worldwide. New executive talent and regional office expansions, fueled by strong year-over-year growth, have transformed the company and kept Frederickson at the forefront of HR executive search. Regional Expansion: Going Where Talent


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25 Years of HR Experience

In this brand new episode of ‘Talent Talks,’ Hunt Scanlon is joined alongside Valerie Frederickson, CEO and founder of Frederickson Partners. In this exclusive podcast, Ms. Frederickson discusses how she got started in HR recruiting over 25 years ago, what makes her tick and the difference she’s making by recruiting diverse HR leaders. “We want