Tatum U.S. Appoints New Director of Executive Search

December 5, 2019 – Tatum, an interim services and executive search firm, recently named John Coutts as director of executive search on the west coast.  This key leadership appointment underscores Tatum’s commitment to continued growth in the U.S. marketplace.

Mr. Coutts is an experienced executive recruiter with a demonstrated history of working successfully with private and public companies both in North America and globally. He is skilled in executive search, human resources consulting, executive development and executive coaching.

Mr. Coutts  joins the firm with more than 25 years of experience in the retained executive search sector, primarily working with private equity, venture capital and Fortune 1000 companies. He was previously an associate partner with Opus Partners, an independent executive search firm established in 1999. Before that, he was a partner with ON Partners. Earlier in his career, Mr. Coutts gained executive search experience with Korn Ferry, Lee Koehn Associates, and Gustin Partners.

“I’m thrilled Coutts will continue his career at Tatum;” said Brad Bauer, Tatum’s vice president of executive search. “His track record of completing c-suite and senior level engagements is unparalleled and will be a great asset to the Tatum team.”

Randstad Company

Tatum, a Randstad company, operates offices in 10 U.S. markets, with a network of executives across the country. The firm’s four areas of capability include recruiting interim finance and technology executives for defined timeframes; end-to-end search solutions; staff augmentation of accounting, finance and technology professionals; and executive search.


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Randstad US recently announced it is currently hiring for more than 17,000 seasonal jobs across the country ahead of what is expected to be a busy holiday season for many industries. Randstad is a preferred staffing partner for dozens of well-known companies in the U.S., including national retailers, financial institutions, shipping and logistics companies and food and beverage manufacturers and distributors.

“Despite potential economic uncertainty ahead, consumers have remained confident and willing to spend this holiday season, which means more order fulfillment and customer service roles will be needed,” said Greg Dyer, president of commercial staffing in-house and enterprise strategic accounts at Randstad US. “Employers have ramped up for this busy period, and many of the biggest companies in America trust Randstad to ensure they’re prepared. We’re also proud to make it as easy as possible for people around the country to take advantage of the demand and connect them with great job opportunities.”

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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