Human Capital Group Adds Former Chief People Officer to Staff

April 2, 2019 – The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives looking for a career change. Recently, the Human Capital Group, based in Nashville, TN, expanded with the addition of former HR executive David Alexander as managing director. Based in the firm’s Dallas office, he is charged with supporting the firm’s ongoing growth of its executive search and leadership advisory services.

“We are blessed to have David join the Human Capital Group as our newest managing director,” said Steve Hayes, senior partner. “David brings a wealth of knowledge from his experience as a senior human resources executive and enhances our ability to find, strengthen and grow transformational leaders that deliver lasting results for our clients.”

Mr. Alexander is a senior global human resources executive with extensive expertise in public and private equity boards, strategic planning, growth, talent management, recruitment and retention, executive and sales compensation, organizational change, employee development, mergers and acquisitions, employee relations, HRIS and benefits management. Previously, he was chief people officer of Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers. Before that, he held CHRO roles with FleetPride Inc. and DFC Global Corp. He has also served in senior HR positions with AT&T, SAP and Washington Mutual Bank.

Launched in 2000, the Human Capital Group is an executive search and leadership consulting firm. It has completed more than 800 searches for a wide variety of senior roles across multiple industries. The firm is also a member of Cornerstone International Group, a global network of executive search and leadership development specialists with 67 offices in 35 countries.

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:

Brazilian search firm EXEC added former HR executive Cintia Bortotto as partner. She works in the business division focused on leadership advisory. Ms. Bortotto has more than 24 years of professional experience, including 20 years in the human resources area, with more than 18 years in leadership positions in multinational companies, with a global and Latin America focus. 

M&A Executive Search & Consulting named Rick Copeland as a senior vice president. He comes to the executive recruitment industry after more than 25 years in HR. “What makes this an exciting hire for the firm is that Rick has spent the past 25 years as a human resources executive,” said Dave Magnani, M&A Executive Search’s president, consulting services.

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.

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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