December 19, 2022 – Global search firm H.I. Executive Consulting (HIEC) has named Robert Dunn as a partner in the software & technology practice, based in Denver, CO. “We are excited to have Robert join us in our software & technology practice, our firm is growing at a rapid pace and Robert’s knowledge of the sector, along with his operational experience will prove highly valuable on our continued growth journey,” said Stacey Mainiero, CEO of HIEC.
Mr. Dunn joins HIEC from True Search where he was a partner in the financial officers practice, helping growth-oriented technology companies find first-class CFOs, VP of finance and FP&A leaders, largely within the VC and mid-market PE firms across the United States.
Prior to that, Mr. Dunn held the role of CFO at Valimail Inc a business that authenticates the world’s communications and is a leader in DMARC technology. He oversaw all financial and operational planning, taxation, IP strategy, banking relations, revenue operations, and recurring revenue across the organization.
Mr. Dunn has over 30 years of operational experience and has held a wide variety of roles including; COO of Lacework, an automated security & compliance firm for multi-cloud environments and CFO, at Wavefront, Inc, until its purchase by VMware, after which he became a senior director He has also held a number of other previous finance focused roles.
“The chance to join a firm at the heart of digital transformation such as HIEC was too good an opportunity to pass up, I am delighted to be joining and I look forward to working with my new colleagues to further develop the software & technology practice,” said Mr. Dunn.
Newly Appointed CEO
HIEC recently named Ms. Mainiero as its CEO, based in New York. “It gives me great pleasure to welcome Stacey to HIEC during an exciting period for the firm,” said chairman Michael Bornhaeusser. We are a fast-growing organization focused on delivering transformational leaders for our digital focused clients and Stacey’s skills and experience will prove invaluable as HIEC enters the next phase of its growth acceleration journey with expansion into new markets and territories. I wish Stacey every success in her new role.”
Ms. Mainiero joins HIEC from ZRG Partners where she held the role of COO, managing and overseeing the firm’s global corporate activity of retained executive search and talent management across the firm’s global offices. In this role, Ms. Mainiero provided leadership and direction across the operational functions of the firm including finance, IT, HR, recruitment, and research. During her time at ZRG, she obtained private equity investment to fuel the ongoing growth of the firm. Ms. Mainiero has over 20 years of leadership experience, having previously held a number of roles including operating as an executive search partner and as senior director of operations at Korn Ferry.
The appointment of a CEO marks another important milestone in the growth and evolution of HIEC as a firm and will further support the expansion of its business in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media