IBM Global Talent Acquisition Head Joins Executive Search Firm

September 29, 2015 – Summative Executive Search has added George Hotter as a principal and executive recruiter. He brings talent acquisition and strategic human resource leadership experience from both fast-growing private venture technology companies and the global public companies that acquire them.

Mr. Hotter has 20-plus years of experience in public and private industry, primarily focused in high growth technology companies. He has built, led and developed global teams in the areas of talent management, talent acquisition, total rewards, executive coaching and operations.

Previously, he served as worldwide talent acquisition leader at IBM, where he led the worldwide talent acquisition strategy and execution for the critical strategic growth areas of cloud, analytics, security and sales. Before that, Mr. Hotter served as vice president of human resources for OpenPages. There, he was an advisor to the CEO focused on building high functioning management teams and an executive team member that helped lead the successful sale of OpenPages to IBM in 2010.

In discussing the greatest challenges facing growing public and private technology companies today in their quest to attract executives, Mr. Hotter said: “When you find the right person, everyone needs to move quickly and decisively to get that person on board. It’s not just about process or numbers. It’s about moving fast to drive to closure, shutting.”

Founded in 2002, Summative is an executive recruiting firm focused on private venture technology companies. The firm has worked with some of private venture’s most well known investors, including Access Venture Partners, Apex Venture Partners, Atlas Venture, Austin Ventures, Balderton Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, DFJ Mercury, Epic Ventures, GI Partners, Globespan Capital Partners, GrandBanks Capital, Greylock Partners, Highland Capital Partners, Hunt Ventures, Kodiak Venture Partners, Matrix Partners, MK Capital, North Bridge Venture Partners, OCA Ventures, OpenView Venture Partners, Paladin Capital Group, Sigma Partners, Sigma Prime Ventures, and Sternhill Partners.

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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