Frederickson Partners Fills Top HR Post for July Business Services

May 6, 2024 – Global HR search firm Frederickson Partners has placed Ginger H. Gibbs as the new senior vice president of human resources at July Business Services in Waco, TX. “We are thrilled to have Ginger join JULY as our senior vice president of human resources during this exciting period of growth,” said John Humphrey, CEO of JULY. “Ginger’s wealth of experience in talent leadership, combined with her strategic mindset, aligns with our goals for the future. Her role will be crucial in ensuring that our staffing is optimized to support our core values, mission, and vision as we continue our journey of strategic growth.”

Ms. Gibbs brings to JULY a wealth of experience, having served as a talent leadership partner and holding a master’s degree in human resource management and development as well as dual certifications. She held HR leadership positions in both publicly and privately held organizations of various sizes and industries. Ms. Gibbs held key roles at Smart Start – Global IID Family of Companies, Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, Virgin Pulse – SimplyWell, JPMorgan Chase – Chase Paymentech, and Grant Thornton.

“Her experience creating and executing HR roadmaps, coupled with a proven ability to make significant contributions through superior leadership and internal client service, position her as a key asset for JULY’s continued growth,” the company said.

In her role as SVP of HR with July, Ms. Gibbs will establish and oversee the firm’s global HR function. She will report to Mr. Humphrey.

“JULY’s commitment to thoughtful growth and emphasis on aligning their business strategy with the company’s core values resonated with me,” Ms. Gibbs said. “HR leaders typically view their 401k partner as one of many benefit partners. However, JULY’s HR function broadens the traditional reach of the role, as the HR team consults with JULY’s business leaders to make the company’s vision a reality for advisors, plan sponsors, participants, and employees, alike. I look forward to contributing to the continued success of JULY by fostering a value-driven environment through a people-centric employee experience, shaping the future of retirement for the JULY team and its extended client family.”

JULY is a leading national retirement plan company supporting thousands of employers and their employees with hi-touch, tech-enabled retirement plan services. From 401k’s to MEPs, PEPs, cash balance and defined benefit plans, JULY has served as plan experts to advisory firms, TPAs, and employers for over 25 years.

Founded in 1995, Frederickson Partners has completed over 2,500 HR executive searches and HR consulting engagements, according to the firm, maintaining relationships with more than 10,000 rising and established HR executives worldwide. Specializing in the placement of chief human resources officers/ chief people officers and their teams for high-growth employers, the firm also provides HR strategy, consulting, and thought leadership.

Rooted in the Technology Sector

Based in Menlo Park, CA, the search firm is deeply rooted in the technology sector, with experience in biotech, clean energy, cloud and data storage, E-commerce, fintech, gaming, hardware, IoT, media, semiconductors, and telecommunications.

Related: Frederickson Partners Recruits CFO for Bluberi Gaming

Clients include San Francisco, Silicon Valley, New York, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Atlanta, Philadelphia, South Florida, Nashville and Toronto, serving many global tech hubs. Clients include Alphabet, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Fitbit, Gartner, Genentech, General Electric, Gilead, Intel, Intuit, Lyft, Neiman Marcus, Nubank, Pinterest, Qualtrics, Roche, SoFi, The Nature Conservancy, Uber, and Workday.

Frederickson Partners Recruits Chief People Officer for Proofpoint
Frederickson Partners has recruited Kim Sullivan as chief people officer for Proofpoint, a cybersecurity and compliance solutions provider. In her role, Ms. Sullivan will lead the global human resources organization in driving business growth through strategic HR programs. She will report to the CEO, Sumit Dhawan. Ms. Sullivan brings more than 25 years of experience and expertise in people, culture, and transformation. She has a proven track record of leading and driving strategies that directly improve and impact business outcomes and will play a crucial role in shaping and leading Proofpoint’s people initiatives. Ms. Sullivan joins Proofpoint from Sitecore, where she served as the chief human resources officer. In this role, she led the global HR function and quickly built trust with the senior leadership team to enable Sitecore’s immediate and long-term growth.

Valerie Frederickson, the search firm’s founder and CEO, has helped hundreds of companies during the past 20-plus years build and improve their human resources organizations. HR executives and C-level executives often seek her guidance and counsel when reorganizing their HR functions. Ms. Frederickson has conducted confidential, replacement, and upgrade searches of HR executives, and placed heads of HR at companies such as C3 IoT, GE, Genentech, Mozilla, Qualtrics, and hundreds more.

Past Work

Frederickson Partners recently assisted in the recruitment of Portia Serame as vice president of human resources at Kyverna Therapeutics, a clinical-stage cell therapy company with the mission of engineering a new class of therapies for autoimmune diseases. Ms. Serame joined Kyverna Therapeutics from ReCor Medical, where she served as senior director of HR. In this position, she provided leadership and expertise for the full scope of HR functions. Previously, Ms. Serame was a senior director of HR at FUJIFILM Wako Diagnostics USA. Portia also brings HR leadership experience from GE Healthcare, Affymetrix, and Microchip Biotechnologies Inc.

In her role as VP of HR, Ms. Serame will help Kyverna scale the organization, building and developing a high-performance culture to attract and retain remarkable talent, and create programs to nurture employees and empower them to excel. She reports to Kyverna’s CEO, Peter Maag.

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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