April 19, 2021 – Global HR search firm Frederickson Partners recently recruited Pam Holmberg as head of people for ThoughtSpot, a leader in search and AI-driven analytics. “Throughout the course of the pandemic, our customers have relied on us more than ever to help them embrace the disruption and change transforming every industry,” said Sudheesh Nair, CEO of ThoughtSpot. “Our people are absolutely essential to making that possible. As we continue to navigate this new, asynchronous working environment, I’m thrilled to have a leader like Pam joining to support our employees as they do the most exciting work of their careers,” he said. “Maintaining ThoughtSpot’s culture of selfless excellence is a top priority as we scale, and Pam is the right leader to foster innovation, diversity and well-being in our team around the world.”
In her role, Ms. Holmberg will be responsible for driving employee engagement, recruiting and human resources. In particular, she will focus on helping ThoughtSpot scale people and talent as the company experiences rapid growth, driven by adoption of its new cloud offerings.
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Ms. Holmberg has more than 20 years of diverse HR experience. Previously, she was EVP of people at Realtor.com, where she led the HR function which included translating strategic and tactical business plans, fostering talent development and managing employee relations. Prior to her time at Realtor.com, she served various HR positions at Veritas Technologies, Pivotal Software Inc., NetApp and LSI Logic where she oversaw talent acquisition, retention, career development and training and leadership development initiatives. Ms. Holmberg takes pride in her foundational work building and sustaining innovative and entrepreneurial company cultures.
As ThoughtSpot continues to embark on an asynchronous work model long-term, Ms. Holmberg will be instrumental to ensuring employees have the support and resources to thrive in the office, at home, or in a hybrid setting, said the firm. Ms. Holmberg will also be expected to expand the team makeup with strategic hires and maintain employee productivity and well-being.
“ThoughtSpot has a standout and unique culture which rewards creative thinking, collaboration and team partnership above all else,” said Ms. Holmberg.. “In my previous roles I’ve built employee advocacy programs from the ground-up and eager to bring the same hands-on approach to ThoughtSpot’s teams especially as the workplace takes on a new meaning in a post-pandemic world. I’m committed to prioritizing our people first and foremost and ensuring they feel championed and supported.”
Veteran HR Consultants
Founded in 1995, Frederickson Partners has completed over 2,500 HR executive searches and HR consulting engagements, 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 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.
Frederickson Partners recently formed an expanded diversity and inclusion (D&I) recruiting practice. The service is led by chief of staff Ben Taylor, a five-year veteran of the firm, and CEO Valerie Frederickson. The firm reports that in June it saw a threefold increase in companies requesting D&I searches. Fueled by Black Lives Matter protests in the U.S., many businesses are committing to creating a more equitable and diverse workplace and now plan to hire their first D&I leader, the firm said.
“With the Black Lives Matter movement, CEOs and boards now aim to improve diversity and inclusion in the workplace, to make right long-standing disparities in opportunity,” said Ms. Frederickson. “The movement has highlighted the critical importance of equal pay and promotion irrespective of race, gender and age. Experienced leaders who can fill a chief diversity office position are a small, highly sought-after pool of executives who have proven they can drive change within an organization and deliver results. We help leading employers find those in-demand leaders.”
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media