October 10, 2018 – Executive search firms continue to look for more ways to drive growth — and manage it.
Recently, Columbus, OH-headquartered firm Taylor Strategy Partners added Angie Aldinger as vice president of business development.
Ms. Aldinger will lead business development efforts across all business lines at the firm, including recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), executive & professional search, consulting & assessment and sales accelerator, a unique solution for sales force expansion.
“We believe companies succeed by putting the right people in the right roles,” said Mike Gamble, president of the search firm. “That starts at home. By further strengthening our leadership team, we’re in a great position to grow our services and continue to help our customers.”
Ms. Aldinger brings significant experience in the pharmaceutical industry from her 21 years at Publicis Health, including positions in business development and talent acquisition. “Angie possesses incredible business savvy and passion for the industry,” Mr. Gamble said. “I look forward to her success at Taylor Strategy Partners.”
Ms. Aldinger’s appointment comes on the heels of several executive promotions to further fuel customer success. Taylor Strategy Partners has promoted several key executives in 2018 across a number of service platforms:
- RPO:Jennifer McDonald was promoted to the position of vice president of talent acquisition – RPO. In her role, she develops and manages personalized RPO solutions from the firm’s Raleigh, NC office.
- Executive & Professional Search:Shawn Kerek was promoted to the position of VP, managing director – executive & professional search. He leads commercial searches from the firm’s Columbus office. Ken Amicon, VP, managing director – executive & professional search continues to offer leadership over corporate searches also from Taylor Strategy Partners’ Columbus office.
- Consulting & Assessment:Megan Van Hoy was promoted to the position of VP, managing director – consulting & assessment. She leads the firm’s team of in-house industrial / organizational psychologists from Charlotte, NC.
- Corporate Functions:Mike Muzi was promoted to the position of VP, operations & strategy. He focuses on the strategic vision and efficiency of Taylor Strategy Partners.
Long-Time Search Consultants
Founded in 1968, Taylor Strategy Partners works with clients to identify, acquire, select, develop and retain talent. The firm is focused on the healthcare and life sciences sectors and provides recruitment process outsourcing, executive & professional search, and consulting & assessment services.
Earlier this year, Taylor Search Partners named Mr. Gamble as its president. He has been instrumental to the firm’s growth since joining the firm as vice president of business development in 2015. He has more than 20 years of experience designing comprehensive talent acquisition solutions for leading healthcare and life science focused organizations.
“It is an honor to lead this team of passionate people, especially knowing we play such a key role in helping companies bring lifesaving new drugs, devices, and other products and services to market,” said Mr. Gamble.
Options Group Names Chief Growth Officer
Global financial recruiting specialist Options Group appointed Richard Stein to the newly created role of chief growth officer at the firm. As part of his expanded duties, Mr. Stein develops and implements programs and management processes designed to accelerate Option Group’s revenue and profitability growth globally.
The firm also recently formed an alliance with Allego, a mobile video sales learning platform. The partnership is to bring Allego’s sales learning technology to Taylor Strategy Partners’ pharmaceutical customers through its “sales accelerator” platform. The search firm’s customers will have access to a sales training and enablement platform to help prepare sales reps for success during and after the critical drug launch period.
Firms Looking to Excel Growth
Taylor Strategy Partners is not the only search firm looking to boost growth with specialized executives. Recently, DRG Search and ZRG Partners added Amichaim Abramson as chief strategy officer and Alex Bennett as chief growth officer, respectively.
Mr. Abramson collaborates with the DRG team to continue providing top-notch executive search services across the non-profit sector. He also works closely with CEO Dara Klarfeld and David Edell, the firm’s president, “to build upon DRG’s experience in talent recruitment in order to diversify the products and services we offer our clients,” DRG said.
Mr. Bennett work in ZRG’s London office and supports global medical devices, medical technology and diagnostic clients, leveraging his impressive track record of senior-level executive search. He also helps ZRG expand its team across Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, finding new opportunities for growth in key targeted markets.
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