PRAXI Alliance Adds TalentRise to Network

October 19, 2022 – Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations. Global recruiting consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas.

Global executive search consortium PRAXI Alliance Worldwide Executive Search recently added TalentRise to its network to provide executive search coverage in the U.S. and Canada. “The U.S. is a key market for our clients and continues to be at the cutting edge of people and recruitment strategies,” said Fabio Sola, network director. “With the addition of TalentRise, we gain an innovative approach and fresh ideas.”

Founded in 2008 in Chicago, TalentRise provides executive search, interim executive placement, and talent consulting. The firm’s talent optimization model uses data-driven insights to align people and organizational strategies for optimum performance.

TalentRise supports companies in nearly every vertical — retail, manufacturing, technology, financial services, healthcare, life sciences, E-commerce, and more — with custom and comprehensive talent acquisition solutions. Senior vice president Carl Kutsmode will guide the TalentRise team on future cross-border collaborations.

Mr. Kutsmode has spent the last 25 years helping employers from start-ups to global organizations optimize their talent practices, processes, technologies, and strategies.  Working both domestically and internationally, his experience extends to a variety of industries, including professional services, financial services, capital markets, healthcare, pharmaceutical/biotech, energy, high-tech, engineering, manufacturing, retail, hospitality, CPG, and not-for-profit. Representative client engagements include PLS Financial, HSBC, Hyatt, Cadence Health, Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Exelon Nuclear, Chevron Energy Solutions, Huron Consulting Group, Hitachi Consulting Group, McClagan Consulting, Claro Consulting, and PRGX Advisory Services.

New Leader of Executive Search

TalentRise recently appointed Pete Petrella as executive search practice leader. “Pete been instrumental in TalentRise’s growth and success,” said Mr. Kutsmode. “In his new role, he will be responsible for scaling our executive search business by meeting and exceeding client and candidate expectations with high-touch, consultative, and strategic executive search services.” Mr. Petrella has over 20 years of business development and marketing experience in a variety of sectors of sports marketing, from teams to client-side organizations. Areas of expertise include sports management, sponsorship sales and service, marketing, and business strategy.

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In addition to his work with TalentRise, Mr. Petrella also serves as managing director of Viaduct, a specialty practice within TalentRise serving the unique talent acquisition and organizational needs of high-growth early and growth-stage start-up companies.

Recent Search

TalentRise recently placed Deri Winston as the COO at Thaïs Health, a technology-assisted chronic care management company headquartered in Washington, D.C. Having spent her entire career in healthcare, Ms. Winston most recently served as vice president of operations solutions and services at Premise Health.

“Deri’s operational experience is broad and she has an incredible track record in the healthcare space,” said Mr. Petrella, who served as the executive recruiter on this search. “By leveraging her passion for leading cross-functional teams and improving operational performance, Deri will further enhance Thaïs Health’s service delivery capabilities.”

Related: PRAXI Alliance Adds New Member Firm in Ireland

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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