January 22, 2018 – Stanton Chase International is continuing with its growth strategy, recently opening a new office in Washington, D.C. Jeff Perkins, a veteran executive search professional, has been appointed managing director of the location.
He will work closely with managing director Lyn Cason of the firm’s Baltimore office.
In addition to his managing director responsibilities, Mr. Perkins will focus on supporting client initiatives towards achieving further market penetration in the technology, media, non-profit, association and government affairs areas.
Mr. Perkins brings vast experience in leadership consulting and executive development as CEO of Huntbridge, a leadership consulting firm that provides hand-crafted solutions for talent leaders. Previously, he was vice president of human resources at SpaceX, overseeing all aspects of talent acquisition and employment branding, total rewards, performance management, employee relations, workforce planning, training and development. He has also served as chief people officer at NPR, where he led the transformation of the human resources team to a strategic business partner approach.
Throughout his career, Mr. Perkins has held leadership positions in North America and Europe for major media organizations. He served as SVP of human resources at Fox Interactive Media, a division of News Corporation. Prior to Fox, he held several positions of increasing responsibility at Time Warner. Mr. Perkins managed significant changes and expansion throughout AOL’s European business, including issues related to the Time Warner merger. Before Time Warner, he led staffing for AC Nielsen and later became director of HR for Nielsen International in Europe.
Washington, D.C. Market
Washington, D.C., is the fourth-largest metropolitan economy in the U.S. Many organizations, such as law firms, independent contractors (both defense and civilian), non-profit groups, lobbying firms, trade unions, and industry trade and professional associations, have their headquarters in the vicinity. Consumer goods companies based in the area include Rosetta Stone, Style Vibe, Think Geek, Alpha Industries, Mars, Customink and Bare International.
“We’re delighted to expand our reach into this important market, and we’re glad to bring Jeff and his deep client relationships into the fold of Stanton Chase, where we can serve their senior executive search requirements,” said Mickey Matthews, international chairman.
“We’re thrilled to be bringing Jeff on board,” said Ms. Cason, who also serves as co-chair of the diversity practice and global sector leader for advertising, media and publishing. “We’ve been watching his practice grow and diversify in the last few years in the D.C. area, and we’re glad to be working together on our media, non-profit, life sciences, and education practices.”
Recent Expansion at the Firm
Just recently, Stanton Chase opened an office in Philadelphia. Dan Hobbs was named managing director of the new location. Mr. Hobbs brings over two decades of experience in search and leadership assessment projects for a broad range of privately and publicly held companies.
Stanton Chase has appointed new leaders in several of practices over the past year. In December, the firm added Scott Clark as managing director in its industrial, engineering and construction practices. An experienced human resources executive, Mr. Clark has placed hundreds of senior executives in a variety of functions across these sectors.
In September, Peter Deragon, the managing director of the Los Angeles office of the firm, was named global sector leader for the carriers, third party & contract logistics practice. Mr. Deragon, who is also the North American leader for the financial services practice group, has more than 30 years of experience in operations management, institutional sales and executive search consulting.
In August, the firm named Hans Nilsson as aviation & aerospace global sector leader. He will work out of the firm’s offices in Zurich and Miami. Mr. Nilsson has more than 25 years of industrial and management consulting experience in the aviation, aerospace, transportation and technology industries.
In July, it appointed Dale Zankl as the director of its natural resources and energy practice for the Middle East. Based out of the firm’s offices in Dubai, he consults with new and existing clients on their leadership challenges in regard to natural resources and energy in the Middle East.
In June, the firm named Steve Caliger as North America regional practice leader for the technology industry practice group. With over 21 years of executive search and consulting experience, Mr. Caliger helps develop leadership teams with investors and boards for C- and VP-level executives.
Also in June, Bernard Layton, managing director of the Chicago office, was named practice leader for the firm’s global industrial practice group. Mr. Layton will oversee activity related to Stanton Chase’s global presence in the industrial sector. He has executed more than 750 searches across a wide range of senior and mid-management positions.
In May, Stanton Chase appointed Becky Heidesch as a director and North American diversity & inclusion practice leader. In this capacity, Ms. Heidesch works with all of the firm’s North American offices, focusing on senior level women and diverse executive placements. She brings vast experience from the sports, entertainment and higher education industries.
Cathy Logue, managing director of the firm’s Toronto office, was also named leader of the CFO & financial executives practice group. She has over 25 years of exec. and leadership search experience with a primary focus on senior leadership roles within the tech., fin. services/ fintech and media & comm. sectors.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media