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.

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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

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

10 Benefits of Retaining an Executive Search Firm

Organizations typically use an executive search firm when a top job opening is important enough, senior enough and when discretion is at a premium. These three factors warrant the investment of bringing in a search firm. Executive search firms are in the business of finding high impact thought leaders who share the same principles, goals,

Amidst Restructuring, Frederickson Partners Announces VP Promotions
Amidst Restructuring, Frederickson Partners Announces VP Promotions

As part of an organizational restructuring, Frederickson Partners, a global HR executive search, consulting and outplacement firm, has announced the promotion of two longtime employees, Devin Schroeder and Rosemary Belden, to vice presidents. The firm, formerly Frederickson Pribula Li, cited the pair’s “outstanding leadership in critical HR searches” for the promotions. As part of the

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Aliya Ayer Joins Global Environmental Non-Profit, The Nature Conservancy, as Their Director of Employee Engagement for the California Division.

Global nonprofit, The Nature Conservancy, recruits Alia Ayer as their Director of Employee Engagement. Placement made by Beth Ann Namey. Alia was previously the Principle & Head of Data Strategy at Stop Meeting Like This, a consumer services company that works side by side with forward-thinking leaders to help them get their companies from where

Arm Retains Frederickson Partners for the Director, Executive Recruiting Role and Director HRBP, Enterprise/IPG Role.

Arm retains Frederickson Partners for the Director HRBP – Enterprise/IPG search and Director, Executive Recruiting searches. The search for both roles concurrently is led by Jean Callahan. The “Architects of Tomorrow”, Arm designs the computing technology that is shaping today’s interconnected world. They lead the foundation of a global ecosystem of technology innovators, empower the

Relativity Space Retains Frederickson Partners For The Vice President Of People Search

February 14, 2020 – Relativity Space has retained Frederickson Partners for their Vice President of People search. Frederickson veteran Beth Ann Namey is leading the search for the role based Los Angeles, CA. Relativity Space is the first autonomous rocket factory and launch service for satellites. They are “the aerospace factory of the future, now”

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


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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

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