March 1, 2021 – F-O-R-T-U-N-E Personnel Consultants (FPC), a nationwide network of over 65 franchised executive recruitment offices, has opened FPC of Wake Forest, NC. Owned by Brent Bogart, in partnership with David Singer and Randy Cagan, FPC of Wake Forest will specialize in supply chain, manufacturing operations and logistics. Mr. Bogart started his career in 2001 as an executive recruiter at FPC of Raleigh specializing in materials, production and logistics management. Focusing on the operations end of the supply chain, he works closely with mid-senior level supply chain management, demand management, and sales and operations planning professionals across industries. Prior to joining FPC of Raleigh, Mr. Bogart worked roles of increasing responsibility in supply chain and manufacturing operations.
On why Mr. Bogart chose to open his own office with FPC he said: “It was such a great experience working with one of the top offices in the FPC network for over 10 years that, when it came time for me to take the next step in my career, the decision to open my own FPC office was a relatively easy one. There are so many advantages of working in the FPC network, I get to work with professional, like-minded individuals who are all working towards the same shared goal of placing top talent in quality positions. We say at FPC that it is ‘all about the people.’ That statement holds true not only for our clients and candidates, but also for the FPC system itself.”
“We are very excited that Brent is opening his own office within the FPC family,” said Jeff Herzog, president of FFC, the franchisor of FPC. “The success of the Raleigh FPC office paved the way for Brent to grow from recruiter to business owner. Brent has been a FPC Platinum recruiter for 12 out of the 13 years he has been recruiting, making him one of the highest performers at FPC. FPC of Wake Forest is poised for success because of Brent’s widespread knowledge of supply chain, his experience working at an accomplished FPC office and his utilization of the FPC system.”
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Thomas Aprill, a seasoned human capital executive, has launched Level 5 Partners, a Chicago-based consulting-driven executive search firm. “Level 5 Partners was formed to help our clients achieve their goals by delivering industry-leading executives across the globe who align with their culture, principles and values,” said Mr. Aprill. “We believe that the best executives are sourced from the networks of other successful professionals and that the most successful hires are the result of a strong understanding of our clients’ businesses, challenges and long-term strategy.”
Mark Oppenheimer, former CEO Americas for Marlin Hawk in New York, has launched Modern Executive Solutions in Atlanta. He co-founded the new search outfit with his wife, Michelle Domanico, who serves as chief financial officer. Modern’s purpose, according to Mr. Oppenheimer – who serves as chief executive – is to improve “diverse representation within leadership teams.” The firm has spent months collecting, tracking, and analyzing feedback from hundreds of C-level executives before launching recently. Modern bills itself as “an innovative executive search and integrated advisory solutions firm,” underpinned with market intelligence and assessment capabilities – strong points of Mr. Oppenheimer’s while serving in various leadership capacities at Marlin Hawk over a 12-year career with the London-based recruitment provider. As he did with Marlin Hawk, Mr. Oppenheimer will address client talent needs with a customizable service approach. “We are determined to set a new benchmark for the search industry,” he said.
Vantedge Search has been recently launched by Rajesh Khanna and Sandeep Mitra. The Hillsborough, NJ-headquartered firm specializes in executive search and talent advisory for firms across industries. Belinda Burson has been hired as managing director to spearhead global operations. “As businesses realign themselves in the post-pandemic world, executive search and talent acquisition sectors are undergoing transformation to meet changing demands,” said Mr. Khanna. “We are adapting to the new normal, as our clients continue seeking top-notch talent. This bodes well for us since our globally distributed team at Vantedge is adept at spotting leadership talent equipped with the right combination of domain and soft skills in today’s digital world.”
Debra L. Lee, the former CEO of BET Networks, and Rabia de Lande Long, an executive coach and management consultant for top companies, have launched a bi-coastal consulting firm, the Monarchs Collective, centered on elevating black executives and women. “The Monarchs Collective answers the calls for – and clear business value of – diverse leadership, and partners with organizations and executives to make it easier to discover, develop, and promote exceptional black and women executives for boards and leadership roles,” said the firm’s new leaders. “Frustrated by a perceived lack of qualified candidates who bring diversity but inspired by the great number of extraordinary talent in their networks, the co-founders launched the Monarchs Collective to break old systems and networks. They seek to accelerate efforts to expand leadership pipelines and create measurable and sustainable systems for engaging and retaining diverse talent.”
Recruitment industry veteran Tim Walsh has launched Vetted, a boutique recruitment and outplacement firm focused on supporting Greater Boston’s innovation ecosystem. “We want to help companies navigate this new world of talent acquisition, where remote hiring and the renewed importance of diversity hiring have come to the forefront,” said Mr. Walsh. “With all that’s happened in 2020, it’s more important than ever to give back. To put that into action, we’re proud to donate 10 percent of our profits to local charitable causes while partnering with Boston-area businesses who share that mindset and are excited about the good we can do together.”
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media