November 29, 2017 – Executive search and professional services firm hrQ has expanded with the addition of Salvador Vergara as vice president and managing director of its Dallas office.
Mr. Vergara has over 23 years of consultative business development and relationship management experience. He comes to hrQ from Jobvite, where he served in a sales director role working heavily within the global talent acquisition and recruitment marketing function. He previously held leadership and business development roles with CareerBuilder, Jobs2web and Knowledge Marketing.
“With deep relationships in the human capital space and many years of consultative sales experience, Sal is perfectly positioned with hrQ,” said Kathy Rapp, CEO of hrQ. “His solution-focused style and network within the progressive human resources community will serve him well in Dallas and beyond. We are a national firm continuously building a HR talent pipeline for permanent, interim and specialized HR project roles. Sal’s understanding of the talent acquisition landscape and broader demand for top HR talent will enable him to partner with our clients to provide a truly end-to-end HR talent solution.”
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Mr. Vergara said he is excited about his new role. “I’m thrilled to join hrQ, an organization with the mission to help elevate the impact of the HR function through innovative talent solutions,” he said. “I look forward to partnering with clients in the greater Dallas metroplex and helping them think differently about how to get important work done.”
The Dallas-Fort Worth area has one of the largest concentrations of corporate headquarters for publicly traded companies in the U.S. Fortune 500 companies based in the area include: Comerica Bank, AT&T, Energy Transfer Equity, American Airlines, HollyFrontier, Southwest Airlines, Tenet Healthcare, Texas Instruments, Dean Foods, Trinity Industries and Energy Future Holdings. Dallas is the third most popular destination for business travel in the country.
The human resources sector is hrQ’s bailiwick. It focuses exclusively on providing HR professionals for short or long term contract assignments and full time hires as well as offering expertise on a variety of human resource consulting projects. The firm provides three main services for clients: HR search, interim HR staffing and HR consulting. It has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and San Francisco.
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Earlier this year, hrQ appointed Brent McCombs as vice president and managing director of its Houston office. Mr. McCombs joined the firm from Intermountain Health, where he served as AVP-HR overseeing talent acquisition and workforce optimization. He previously held HR leadership roles within a KKR portfolio company, Waste Management, ThermoFisher Scientific, Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Cardinal Health.
That hire followed hrQ’s opening of new offices in San Francisco, Atlanta and Philadelphia with the additions of Pam Brown, Carrie Magee and Kelly Morello, respectively. Ms. Brown, who serves as VP/managing director, served as an HR leader at LinkedIn during a period of rapid growth. Ms. Magee, who serves as VP/ managing director, most recently held a line executive role with Citi where she led end-to-end customer experience. Ms. Morello, who led hrQ’s launch in the Philadelphia market as VP/managing director, has held HR leadership positions with several pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Will Schatz, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media