ABOUT US

Frederickson Partners recruits high impact human resources leaders 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 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 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.

Solutions and Expertise

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.

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
  • 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
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Human Resources

News Briefings

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.

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

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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

Jessica Sandin Joins Fintech Unicorn Nubank as Their Human Resources Business Partner Based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Fintech unicorn Nubank has hired Jessica Sandin as their new Human Resources Business Partner based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The placement was made by Frederickson Executive Search Partner Beth Ann Namey. Jessica was previously the HR Director HRBP at Mastercard, where she oversaw the Mexico and Central America geographies and partnered closely with business leaders

TextNow Retains Frederickson Partners for their Director of Talent Search.

TextNow retains Frederickson Partners for their Director of Talent search, based in San Francisco, CA. This search is led by Beth Ann Namey. The most innovative company to disrupt the telecommunications space, TextNow is leading the revolution to make wireless phone service smarter and more affordable for everyone. As the world’s first cloud-based phone provider

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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