True Talent Advisory Taps Former Heidrick Veteran as CFO

True Talent Advisory taps Korhan Kivanc CFO

November 20, 2017 – True Talent Advisory, a global platform for innovative human capital products and services, has named former Heidrick & Struggles veteran Korhan Kivanc as its new chief financial officer.

Mr. Kivanc will oversee the financial strategy and operational efficiency of True Talent Advisory’s portfolio of companies including executive search firm True; leadership development products and services firm Synthesis; talent relationship management software provider Thrive; and Foundation Talent, which provides recruitment services below the C-suite.

Previously, Mr. Kivanc worked eight years at Heidrick & Struggles, first as CFO of its Americas division, then as global senior VP of finance. He most recently served as CFO at the Chartis Group. Earlier in his career, he held various roles with Grant Thornton, Net2000 Communications and WorldCom.

“Korhan embodies many of the characteristics that make the people across our platform unique – highly skilled, a genuine pleasure to work with and a keen eye on responsible growth,” said Joe Riggione, co-CEO True Talent Advisory. “His 20-plus years’ experience will play an instrumental role in our ability to continue disrupting the human capital space.”


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Mr. Kivanc said he was happy to join to True Talent Advisory, especially during this period of transformational growth. “In just five years the firm has achieved exponential growth, expanded worldwide, and created an amazing portfolio of leadership solutions for exceptional clients,” he said. “It’s an honor to be part of something so special.”

Headquartered in Haddonfield, NJ, True Talent Advisory is a global platform for human capital services and products for high-growth tech and tech-enabled organizations. The company is co-led by founders Mr. Riggione and Brad Stadler.

Recent Expansion

True Talent Advisory has experienced a wave of growth this year, especially within its executive search division True Search, which was recently recognized as one of the Top 50 search firms in the Americas by Hunt Scanlon Media. The firm recruits talent for growing technology companies that are backed by accomplished investors. Working in both the private and public sectors, the firm has offices throughout the U.S. and in the EMEA region.

Here’s some other recent activity at the firm:


True named Austin Krissoff to lead cybersecurity practice
He was previously a search consultant at DHR International and CTPartners, where he placed CISOs and built international security teams. Mr. Krissoff is also a former U.S. Marine captain and served overseas as a human intelligence advisor.

True Search opens new office in Singapore
Alex Gold, founder of Quantum Search, has joined True to lead the expansion. Mr. Gold specializes in leadership searches for internet, software and fintech investments of leading venture capital firms. He brings more than 10 years of executive search experience, including five years at Korn Ferry.

True Search Adds Partners In New York, San Francisco
Mr. Bucy joined the firm’s technical officers practice and is focused on C-suite-level searches in data, engineering, operations, security and product. Ms. DeCastro joined the firm’s digital transformation practice.

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

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