Greenwich Harbor Partners Fills Board Positions for Start Early

April 10, 2024 – Recruiting for boards of directors, considered the backbones of organizations, has grown markedly more challenging, say recruiters who conduct searches in that area. As a result, companies continue to turn to executive search firms to help find new board members. Greenwich Harbor Partners recently recruited Claudia Teran VP, deputy general counsel and global head of commercial legal at Snap Inc., Adam Waltuch, EVP, global distribution and partnerships at TelevisaUnivision, and Garrett Young, partner and general manager-human resources at Microsoft Corporation, as new members of the board of director for Start Early.

Ms. Teran oversees all legal matters pertaining to Snap’s business operations. She also guides the company in areas such as content, music, advertising, marketing, and technology. Prior to her tenure at Snap, Ms. Teran served as EVP, corporate general counsel for Fox Corporation. Prior to that, she honed her skills as a transactional attorney at Sidley and Austin.

In his role with TelevisaUnivision, Mr. Waltuch reports directly to the company’s CEO and the CEO of ViX, its streaming service. Previously, he was the director of partner marketing for U.S. and Canada at Netflix. During his tenure, he held several roles with increasing responsibility, including head of marketing partnerships for Latin America. Prior to that, Mr. Waltuch  was an executive at Google, leading teams behind products like Google Cloud and AdWords.

In his role with Microsoft, Mr. Young has executive accountability for all aspects of the human resources function for five global engineering teams and the Microsoft Silicon Valley Site. Prior to joining Microsoft, he held human resources leadership roles with Eli Lilly and Company. Mr. Young also spent more than 10 years serving as an associate faculty, professor human resources management & development at Indiana University and recently concluded a visiting assistant professorship at the University of New Mexico.

Start Early, formally the Ounce of Prevention Fund, is a national non-profit founded by businessman and philanthropist Irving B. Harris. For more than 40 years, Start Early has delivered best-in-class doula, home visiting and Early Head Start and Head Start programs. Start Early’s expertise in program excellence and innovation, applied research, and policy and advocacy drives direct impact—positive outcomes for the more than 3,500 children and families.

Greenwich Harbor Partners’ principals, Carrie and Ted Pryor, have worked in the industry as general managers and investors and have direct professional experience with the types of issues that face their clients. The firm’s client roster includes IBM Cloud Services, Media General, Marlin Equity Partners, DIRECTV, SpinMedia, ReelzChannel TV, and Keurig Green Mountain, among others.

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Ms. Pryor has over 20 years of senior executive search experience. She has recruited board directors, CEOs and their direct reports, as well as partners for private equity firms. In addition to holding a board seat with the New York Pops, she serves as an advisory board member for Constellation Ventures. A veteran of the internet space since the early ’90s, she has deep experience in digital media, entertainment, and private equity.

Greenwich Harbor Partners Fills Seven Board Positions for Teach for America Twin Cities
Greenwich Harbor Partners recently placed seven new members of the board of advisors for Teach for America Twin Cities. The new members are: Javier Alacron, senior vice president finance in agriculture at CHS Inc.; Nina Goodheart, SVP and president, structural heart and aortic operating unit at Medtronic; Joanne Knight, VP of finance in the agricultural supply chain enterprise at Cargill; Andrew Miller, COO at the Minnesota Vikings; Joseph Oppong, consulting partner at EY; Monica Schwarm, partner at BCG; and Sherry Smith, retired CFO and EVP at Supervalu.

Mr. Pryor focuses on senior-level assignments for general management, sales, marketing, and digital transformation. He specializes in recruiting executives using his four years as CFO and CEO of a venture-backed start-up, 10 years at General Electric Capital, and 20 years in international finance and investment banking. Mr. Pryor has served on public, private, and non-profit boards, and chaired the audit committee for the NBA’s Boston Celtics. In executive recruiting, he has focused on business services, digital marketing, E-commerce, ad sales, place-based advertising, communications, and customer service for growth companies and large national brands.

Filling Board Positions

Greenwich Harbor Partners recently assisted in the recruitment of Jean DeSombre, Floyd Fernandes, George Maddaloni, Jared Miller, and Jotham Nyamari as new members of the board of directors at PowerMyLearning. Ms. DeSombre is founder and CEO of Paragon Global Ventures. Mr. Fernandes is a chief information security officer with a lengthy international track record providing leadership and strategic direction in information security, software security, fraud, governance, privacy, risk and compliance management. He is currently the chief information security officer for Whatnot, the largest livestream shopping platform in the U.S. Mr. Maddaloni is EVP, chief technology officer, operations at Mastercard, responsible for the performance and the modernization of their technology and platform services. Mr. Miller is EVP and chief information officer at Sphere Entertainment and Madison Square Garden Entertainment. Ms. Nyamari is currently a partner with Tata Consultancy Services in New York where he is leading a global practice helping financial services clients mitigate cybersecurity, technology, and privacy risks.

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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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