January 27, 2013 – Morgan Samuels Company, an L.A.-based executive recruiter, has named Soheila Ataei as chief human capital officer. In this newly created role, Ms. Ataei will be responsible for all aspects of the firm's internal human capital function and will oversee operational performance. Janice DiPietro, president of Morgan Samuels, said, “Soheila is a brilliant human capital professional who shares Morgan Samuels’ enthusiasm for delivering unparalleled client service. We are delighted to welcome Sohelia to the team, and are certain she will be an asset to our continued growth.” Prior to joining Morgan Samuels, Ms. Ataei most recently served as a consultant to a variety of clients within the Los Angeles market. Her previous corporate experience includes leadership human resources roles with Scripps Networks Interactive, Starz Media, and G4TV. Morgan Samuels is a national human capital consulting firm with a focus on retained executive search.