January 29, 2018 – Executive search and professional services firm hrQ and human capital consulting specialist Revolution Advisors have joined forces. The firms will move forward operating under the hrQ banner and platform, led by managing partners Kha Le, Molly McCoy, Kathy Rapp and Brian Wilkerson.
“This positions hrQ to help our clients get ahead of the curve when it comes to optimizing their people strategy,” said Ms. McCoy. “Revolution Advisors are leading experts in talent strategy and workforce planning providing organizations with the blue print. We then support the implementation with on-demand HR and direct hire talent, often upgrading the organization’s HR capability.”
Mr. Wilkerson, managing director and principal consultant for Westminster, CO-based Revolution Advisors, said human capital is one of the last frontiers of transformation in organizations. “Companies are facing a new set of workforce challenges while becoming increasingly reliant on top talent to successfully compete,” he said. “Bringing together these firms allows us to help lead organizations through these challenges and into a future where talent on-demand and an optimized human capital supply chain are a reality.”
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Mr. Wilkerson is a specialist in driving innovative strategies and using leading planning techniques to help organizations secure their future. He has experience in leading strategy development and operational improvement efforts across a range of clients in both domestic and international settings, with a particular emphasis on making strategy successful through the combination of operational excellence and human capital management.
Some of his key clients have included Yamaha, Hasbro, Edison Mission Energy, MGM MIRAGE, Johns Manville, CH2M-HILL, the U.S. Army vice chief of staff G-1, the U.S. Postal Service, the U.S. General Services Administration and a host of other global enterprises and government agencies. Mr. Wilkerson has worked with senior executive teams to help them develop new strategies, improve their operations and supply chain, and align their human capital management strategies.
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.
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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 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.
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