September 1, 2020 – Brentwood, TN-based executive search firm The Human Capital Group | a Gallagher Company has placed Dolores Quezada-Mears as the new chief information officer at Hensel Phelps in Greeley, CO.
“Our client has reinforced that they are thrilled with the process and outcome,” said Steve Hayes, senior managing director. “We presented a slate of vetted finalists within 20 business days, as guaranteed, and the executive team hired Dolores from that initial slate. She is a great addition to the Hensel Phelps team!”
Ms. Quezada-Mears has spent the past 10 years serving in executive IT leadership roles at CRH Building Materials in Atlanta. Serving most recently as the company’s acting CIO of North America, her previous roles include vice president of IT applications, development, business intelligence; vice president of IT business engagement services; and vice president of commercial performance (sales operations).
Ms. Quezada-Mears founded the CRH Global Women in Technology Forum and also serves as a non-profit board member for Georgia CIO Leadership Forum. She earned her MBA in business/strategy from Western Governors University and is an alumna of the University of Texas at Austin.
In her new role with Hensel Phelps, Ms. Quezada-Mears will conceptualize, design, build and maintain the company’s technology roadmap and play an integral part in supporting the future direction and performance of the overall business.
Founded in 2000, The Human Capital Group is an executive search and leadership consulting firm assisting clients domestically and internationally as they seek to find and grow transformational leaders. The firm has completed more than 800 searches for a wide variety of senior roles across multiple industries.
Throughout his career in human resources, Mr. Hayes has been focused on helping organizations acquire, coach and develop leaders. As his career progressed, he served in leadership roles of increasing responsibility at Amoco/BP, Frito-Lay, MagneTek, Russell Corp. and ultimately as CHRO at ClientLogic. Those experiences gave him deep insights into both the day-to-day and longer-term challenges facing organizations as well as the impact that having the right individuals in leadership positions can have on an organization’s teams and overall performance.
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm, is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, IL. The company has operations in 35 countries and offers client service capabilities in more than 150 countries around the world through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants.
In recent months, a number of organizations have turned to executive search firms to help them find top flight CIOs. Here are a few of the top assignments tracked by Hunt Scanlon Media:
Acertitude has recruited Justin Sheppard as CIO for Enlivant, one of the nation’s largest senior living owners and operators with a presence in 27 states across the U.S. Co-founder and managing partner Rick DeRose spearheaded the assignment. Acertitude’s search took 105 days. Mr. DeRose, who has a strong record of placing CIOs and IT leaders, collaborated closely with Enlivant’s president and chief operating officer Dan Guill, chief human resources officer Peter Smith and TPG Capital CIO advisor Ron Kim.
Sydney-headquartered search firm the Insight Group placed Michelle Rennie as the new CIO of the Royal Children’s Hospital. Ms. Rennie is a senior digital leader with over 15 years of IT management experience across large and complex matrix organizations. She has a proven track record of transforming critical teaching and learning processes into high quality online and mobile services. Previously, Ms. Rennie was director of technology, learning, teaching and research at RMIT University.
Rosenzweig & Company placed former Just Energy executive Ash Rajendra as CIO of the Supreme Cannabis Company, where he will focus on ensuring the organization is well prepared to execute on its next phase of growth. Partner Larry Chan led the assignment. Mr. Rajendra is an experienced information technology and business leader who has a deep understanding of vertically integrated products, including operating within a regulated environment.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media