LPA Search Partners Recruits Digital Transformation Leader for American Chemical Society 

September 15, 2021 – LPA Search Partners recently placed Tim Jones as senior vice president of digital transformation for the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific membership organization. “We are so honored to have led the search that brought Tim to ACS and continue to match great talent to challenging, high-growth opportunities in service of our clients,” said Anna McCormick Kelch, co-CEO at LPA Search Partners. “So many of the recent searches at LPA Search Partners involve digital transformation and Tim is the rare talent that can define, develop and execute growth strategies as part of a large-scale digital transformation.”

Mr. Jones was previously head of innovation for Transamerica and a White House Presidential Innovation Fellows during the Obama Administration. Mr. Jones is also the founder and managing principal of private investment firm TBJ Investments, which focuses on early-stage investments in software, internet, mobile. cleantech and homeland security technologies.

In his new position with the American Chemical Society, Mr. Jones will shepherd the organization through a transition from an STM publisher that generates data, into a data and innovation organization that operates in the STM market.

“Digital transformation in this sense means shifting the business model from atoms-centric to bits-centric,” said Mr. Jones.

Founded in 1876 and chartered by the U.S. Congress, the American Chemical Society is one of the world’s largest scientific organizations with more than 155,000 members in 150 countries. Its mission is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of earth and its people. Its vision is to improve people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry.

Women-Owned Firm

LPA Search Partners is a women-owned firm led by industry veterans Willa Perlman and Ms. McCormick Kelch. It offers expertise in the following industry verticals: education, edtech and knowledge services; information services and SaaS; digital media and publishing; data analytics; healthcare IT and services, professional services; non-profit; and board of directors. LPA specializes in searches for C-level executives and their direct reports. The firm is represented in New York; Chicago; Providence, RI; Los Angeles; Washington, D.C.; and London, offering complementary services to recruitment including interim placements, executive coaching, M&A consultation and a board practice with a special focus on diversity and women candidates.

LPA Search Partners recently assisted Syniti, an enterprise data management company, in the recruitment of Kate Reed as its new chief marketing officer. “Kate has a strong reputation for transformational marketing initiatives that stand out and grow demand,” said Kevin Campbell, CEO of Syniti. “Her appointment could not have come at a better time as we look to build on our record growth, continue our momentum with partners, and accelerate our engagement with enterprises to unlock the power of their data to make better decisions, faster.” Ms. Reed is a technology marketing veteran with over 15 years of experience building and growing customer acquisition programs that create both short and long-term business impact. She will oversee Syniti’s global marketing strategy and execution, including messaging and product positioning, customer engagement and experiential campaigns to drive pipeline growth.

Related: LPA Search Partners Assists Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Recruit New Board Member

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

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