October 17, 2022 – Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. And while chief human resources officers play a vital role in overseeing an organization’s broad-based workforce, the chief people officer typically goes beyond overseeing its people policies. The focus instead is on building talent as a key competitive advantage, with more emphasis on culture, which includes values, ethics, and mission. As companies look to build internal brand awareness and set their sights more on establishing and driving their own unique cultures, CPOs are coming more into vogue.
Ms. Patel Daswani joins Iterable from Sunrun, a solar-tech company, where she led the HR organization through COVID-19, a major acquisition, and helped the company scale through a period of rapid and substantial growth. She has over two decades of experience as a people executive in the technology, sustainable energy, fintech, and healthcare sectors, and has helped grow several mid-size businesses and Fortune 500s. Ms. Patel Daswani brings a strong track record of building high-performance teams across HR and business disciplines, and is expected to be a critical addition to Iterable’s leadership team as the company continues to grow globally.
Ms. Patel Daswani will lead the platform’s people team, including talent acquisition, talent management, DEI, and people operations. In her role, she will support the company’s growth, drive culture and continued innovation, and oversee Iterable’s people strategy — ensuring that the right talent is in place, and empowered, to deliver top-flight customer experience and product innovation.
Developed for the enterprise, Iterable is built from modern technologies that transform cloud, partner and tool-specific data into integrated, personalized engagements. The platform helps brands such as Zillow, DoorDash, Calm, and Glassdoor.
“Demand for Iterable continues to accelerate across global markets, as B2B and B2C businesses of all types and sizes recognize the immense value of customer loyalty and look to invest in customer relationship-building,” said Andrew Boni, co-founder and CEO of Iterable. “Our long-term vision at Iterable has always been to deliver joyful experiences for our customers. We’re able to execute on this commitment by retaining and recruiting exceptional talent, providing outstanding customer support, and delivering enterprise-grade security and compliance.”
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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.
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. Clients include Alphabet, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Gartner, Gilead, Intel, Pinterest, Qualtrics, Roche, ServiceNow, StockX, The Nature Conservancy, Twitter, Uber, and Workday.
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.
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., one of the world’s largest consulting and risk management companies, recently acquired Frederickson Partners. “Frederickson Partners will expand Gallagher’s executive search capabilities across all industries and offers us significant opportunities for collaboration and growth,” said J. Patrick Gallagher Jr., chairman, president and CEO. “I am very excited to welcome Valerie and her team to our growing, global company.”
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm, is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, IL. The company has operations in 49 countries and offers client-service capabilities in more than 150 countries around the world through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants.
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