HR Veteran Joins hrQ

HR Veteran hrQ

May 14, 2018 – The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives looking for a career change. Just recently, hrQ added HR veteran Jack Reynolds to its Dallas office as a principal consultant.

Mr. Reynolds is said to be a results-driven global human resources executive and consultant with a broad portfolio of expertise in HR strategy and program development, talent management, compensation and benefits, organizational alignment and development, change management, program & project management, human capital data & analytics and employee engagement.

Previously, he was VP of global HR for Sizmek Technologies. He has also held leadership and consulting roles with Ernst & Young, Capital One, WPP Group and Digital Generation. Additionally, he served in the Navy as a flight officer/mission commander.

“Jack brings a depth of expertise in human capital and business transformation consulting as well as hands-on senior leadership within corporate HR functions,” said Kathy Rapp, managing partner at hrQ. “He will add additional consulting expertise in the areas of talent strategy, total rewards, strategic workforce planning, executive coaching, talent management and program development.”

Mr. Reynolds will also serve the firm’s ever-growing client base in need of on-demand and interim HR leadership talent. “Jack’s ability to quickly assess where and how a business will benefit from an enhanced people strategy elevates his impact for our clients,” said Ms. Rapp.

Mr. Reynolds said he was excited about his new role. “I have worked with hrQ as an HR leader and am aligned with their values, culture and approach to doing business,” he said. “I look forward to partnering with clients across the country and helping them create and deploy the right people strategies for growth.”


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The human resources sector is hrQ’s bailiwick. The firm focuses exclusively on providing HR professionals for short- or long-term contract assignments and full- time hires as well as offering expertise on a variety of human resource consulting projects. The firm provides three main services for clients: HR search, interim HR staffing and HR consulting. It has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and San Francisco.

Recently, hrQ expanded with the addition of Salvador Vergara as vice president and managing director of its Dallas office. Mr. Vergara has over 23 years of consultative business development and relationship management experience. He goes to hrQ from Jobvite, where he served in a sales director role working heavily within the global talent acquisition and recruitment marketing function. He previously held leadership and business development roles with CareerBuilder, Jobs2web and Knowledge Marketing.

The firm also appointed another HR veteran Brent McCombs as vice president and managing director of its Houston office. Mr. McCombs joined hrQ firm from Intermountain Health, where he served as AVP-HR overseeing talent acquisition and workforce optimization. He previously held HR leadership roles within a KKR portfolio company, Waste Management, ThermoFisher Scientific, Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Cardinal Health.

HR Leaders Transition to Recruiters

For CHROs, chief talent officers and other C-suite HR executives, the cross-over skills required in the search business are nearly identical, and Hunt Scanlon Media has recently tracked a number of successful transitions. We have taken note of the trend among top-ranking HR executives reestablishing themselves as executive recruiters. Here’s a look at some of the more prominent ones:

Boyden recently added veteran human resources executive Michele Marchesan as a principal in the firm’s Milan office. In his 30-year career, Mr. Marchesan has overseen numerous searches for C-suite and senior level management throughout Europe, Asia and the U.S. He most recently served as chief human resources officer at Datalogic.

Russell Reynolds Associates added former AOL HR executive Stephanie Angelini as a member of its human resources officers practice. Ms. Angelini will leverage her extensive human resources strategy experience to advise clients across a range of industries, with particular expertise recruiting HR leadership for the financial services and tech areas.

Johnson Executive Search expanded with the addition of former human resources executive Stephanie Owens as a recruiting advisor. Ms. Owens spent 30 years in Silicon Valley recruiting high-value talent. Previously, she served as HR director at DLA Piper for 11 years. Before that, she held HR roles with Exodus Communications and Gary Cary Ware & Freidenrich.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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