March 31, 2017 – Executive search firm Momenta Partners has expanded with the addition of three new recruiters.
Emma Valdivia, who joins the firm as a partner, has more than 12 years of experience leading high profile client searches across the industrial and technology markets. She has executed more than 40 Fortune 100 placements, while supporting critical leadership hires for innovative, high growth companies. She previously served as a principal consultant and partner at DHR International.
“Momenta’s search practice is focused on recruiting exceptional executive talent, who can drive innovation and growth in connected industry and digital transformation,” said Jonathan Moulton, managing partner at Momenta Partners. He said her deep domain knowledge and passion for identifying transformational talent will add immediate value to the firm’s client base. “I have been impressed with Momenta Partners’ work on many of the most disruptive and high-growth companies in the IoT space and I am excited to be joining their team at such a key moment,” said Ms. Valdivia.
Brent Lorenz will lead the firm’s transaction advisory practice, focusing on sell side and buy side M&A for companies in the industrial IoT and connected industry. Based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office, he offers a unique perspective to the exit and M&A process. His transaction experience is enhanced by technology experience that reaches across IoT, industrial automation, wireless communications, and cloud software and services. Previously, Mr. Lorenz was co-leader of the technology practice at investment banking firm The McLean Group.
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“Brent brings a connected industry practitioner’s perspective and approach to the M&A process, having been an engineer and startup founder,” said Ken Forster, managing director of Momenta Partners. “With broad experience that crosses between ventures, transactions and technology, he is a perfect fit for our practitioner-led team.”
Luca Mazzei, who has extensive experience in launching connected business models and services in industrial organizations, joins the firm’s advisory practice as a partner. Mr. Mazzei’s expertise in strategic marketing spans both industrial and IoT settings. Most recently, as chief growth officer at John Crane, he led the marketing organization’s transition from one focused on products and technology to a strategic entity.
“We are pleased to have Luca aboard our team,” said Randy Krotowski, managing director of Momenta Partners. “His first hand understanding of transforming marketing organizations into growth accelerators within industrial and IoT companies will further strengthen our position as a leading connecting industry advisory company.”
Headquartered in Switzerland, Momenta provides executive search services to the connected and digital transformation industries. It serves a wide range of clients, ranging from Fortune 500 leaders to venture-backed innovators. The firm has completed board, CEO, EVP, SVP, VP and director searches across all functions, within major vertical markets, and on every continent. Its clients include Schneider Electric, Accenture, SIGFOX, Savi Technology, MiX Telematics, and Eurotech Inc., among others.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media