October 2, 2020 – Executive search firm ON Partners has placed a new chief people officer, Tanya Clark Robinson, for Segra, one of the largest fiber infrastructure network companies in the eastern U.S. Ms. Clark Robinson previously worked at Aetna, where she was vice president of human resources. This is a new position for the Charlotte, NC-based company.
Leading the assignment for ON Partners was consultant Matt Mooney, who has collaborated with Segra on several executive searches over the years, including the recent chief financial officer placement.
“Segra is fortunate to have such talented and experienced leaders join our team in such critical positions,” said Tim Biltz, Segra’s chief executive officer. “We’re welcoming Tanya as Segra’s first chief people officer. I’m looking forward to Tanya helping us strengthen our customer-first culture that allows our employees to best serve our customers while finding fulfillment in their jobs and careers.”
In her new role, Ms. Clark Robinson will be charged with developing the workforce processes, systems and programs to support Segra’s growth while fostering the company’s customer service culture. She will also be expected to provide leadership for the many foundational HR functions such as talent acquisition, performance management and training.
A Human Resources Leader
Ms. Clark Robinson brings more than 20 years of progressive experience in various human resources leadership roles for Fortune 100 companies. At Aetna, she was accountable for the design and execution of talent strategies across various client areas, most recently serving as the lead human resources executive for the acquisition by CVS integration. Prior to that, she held numerous positions in HR leadership at Raytheon Technologies (formerly United Technologies) in labor and employee relations, building on her prior experience as a labor and employment law attorney.
“I am excited to join Segra at time when both the company and the industry are undergoing rapid and transformational change,” said Ms. Clark Robinson. “Tim and the Segra team have demonstrated an equal commitment to delivering high quality customer service and fostering an environment of employee engagement. I look forward to being part of Segra’s continued success.”
Segra owns and operates an advanced fiber infrastructure network throughout nine mid-Atlantic and southeastern states. The company provides ethernet, MPLS, dark fiber, advanced data center services, IP and managed services, voice and cloud solutions. Customers include carriers, enterprises, governments, and healthcare organizations.
Growing Search Firm
With a primary focus on technology, energy/clean tech, consumer, industrial and the life science sectors, ON Partners recruits C-suite, board directors and senior executive talent for public and private companies, as well as venture capital and private equity firms. In 2019, ON Partners was for the sixth consecutive year named to Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 ranking of the fastest-growing U.S. companies. Last year, the firm was named to the Inc. 5000 Hall of Fame. Founded in 2006, the firm’s consultants work from offices in Atlanta; Boston; Chicago; Cleveland; Dallas; Menlo Park, CA; Minneapolis, MN; and San Francisco.
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Mr. Mooney, based in Atlanta, has more than 25 years experience in executive search. He has placed over 400 executives in C-level, general management and board leadership positions across his consulting career. The sectors he has served include technology, consumer products and services, financial and professional services, and industrial. The organizations he has partnered with include public, private equity, venture capital and growth equity. Mr. Mooney has helped build over 25 executive leadership teams at public and high growth organizations. Prior to ON Partners, he founded MPI EDEN, a boutique executive search firm in the global convergence market. He also spent 10 years with Russell Reynolds Associates as managing director and head of the communications and convergence practice for the Americas. He began his career with Ray & Berndtson and Korn Ferry.
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