Miller Black Associates Recruits CHRO for ACA Compliance Group

June 11, 2020 – New York City-based executive search Miller Black Associates has placed Carrie Yonenson as the new chief human resources officer (CHRO) of ACA Compliance Group (ACA). She will be based in ACA’s Silver Spring, MD office.

Ms. Yonenson has over 14 years of experience in human resources and employment law. She joins the company from Atos IT Solutions and Services. At Atos she served as the human resources chief operating officer for North America and held other positions including the head of employee relations and employment counsel and senior vice president of human resources.

Prior to that, Ms. Yonenson served as senior vice president of HR, North America and senior employment counsel at Unify. In that role, she was responsible for supporting North America strategic plans for market and revenue growth by working closely with the North America leadership team to ensure business needs were met. Earlier in her career she was associate general counsel with Maxim Healthcare Group. Ms. Yonenson graduated from University of Maryland College Park and received her law degree from New York Law School.

In the newly established CHRO position, Ms. Yonenson will be an integral part of the leadership team at ACA. She will oversee all aspects of the organization’s human resources and people strategy, including talent management, leadership development, compensation and benefits, and reward and recognition.

“In a business whose assets ride up and down in elevators each day, having an HR leader of Carrie’s stature stewarding the employee experience is going to be game changing,” said Shvetank Shah, CEO of ACA.

ACA Compliance Group is a provider of governance, risk and compliance advisory services and technology solutions. The company partners with clients to help them mitigate the regulatory, operational and reputational risks associated with their business functions. Clients include leading investment advisers, private fund managers, commodity trading advisors, investment companies, broker-dealers, and domestic and international banks. ACA is based in New York City and has offices in London and other U.S. cities.

Trusted Search Consultants

Miller Black was founded in 2010 by Joanna Miller around the principle of putting limited client engagements underway at any one time. This allows the team to offer flexible, efficient, and cost-effective services, according to the search firm, without compromising quality. Functional specialties include HR, finance, marketing, operations and general management, in financial services, professional services, industrial, consumer and not-for-profit. Miller Black’s services include retained executive search, talent advisory, competitive intelligence, succession planning, compensation studies, independent external referencing and executive coaching.

Ms. Miller has over 25 years of executive search experience with top-tier global search firms, including serving as a partner at Russell Reynolds Associates, Korn Ferry and Horton. In addition to her search practice, she also led a management assessment practice. Ms. Miller’s client work has mainly focused on senior positions in human resources and other corporate functions in a variety of industries including consumer products, financial services and non-profit.

CHRO Recruiting in the News

Hunt Scanlon Media has tracked a number of CHRO search assignments over the past month. Here’s a sampling taken from the company’s daily newswire archives:

The Christopher Group (TCG) has been retained by the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) to lead the organization’s chief human resources officer search. Founder and CEO Thomas Christopher, recruiting manager Kristen Pace and senior operations manager Matthew Duda are leading the assignment. “The Christopher Group is pleased and honored to launch our second chief human resources officer search for a leading national trade association,” said Mr. Christopher. “This is a very dynamic and exciting organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. whose members include 10 of the largest hotel chains in the world.”

Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates just placed Maurice Wiggins as the first chief human resources officer of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. Shelli Herman, president of the recruitment firm, led the assignment along with her associate, Krista Haley. “With this hire, our client was really looking for someone who put people and culture first,” said Ms. Herman. “The Whitney Museum has a long and robust history of hiring and mentoring great people who are deeply passionate about the work and enormously committed to mission.”

Hanold Associates’ Keri Gavin, Mayank Parikh, Lisa Butkus and Jason Hanold have placed former Coca-Cola Co. executive Shane Smith as CHRO of Tailored Brands. Moderna Therapeutics, a company racing to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, is also partnering with the Chicago-based search firm for multiple HR leadership searches. Hanold Associates is also partnering with Cambridge, MA-based Moderna Therapeutics on multiple human resources leadership searches. Ashley Schiele, Katrina Prospero, Kile Hanold, Sandra Peña and Mr. Hanold are leading those searches.

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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