Vanguarde Names Managing Partner and Head of Operations

April 5, 2024 – Global leadership advisory and executive search firm Vanguarde has appointed Gabrielle Brown as managing partner & head of operations. She will report to LP Green, chairman and CEO of Vanguarde. “We welcome Gabrielle and the experience that she brings to the Vanguarde team,” said Mr. Green. “With her wealth of knowledge in fostering a best-in-class employee experience, boosting productivity, and creating dynamic, collaborative work environments, we look forward to Gabrielle assisting us in building out a team of consultants that are aligned with our mission of delivering the best diverse talent to our clients.”

In her new role, Ms. Brown will lead Vanguarde’s worldwide operations, focusing on implementation of the firm’s mission and talent strategy. She will also manage and have responsibility overseeing all practices operations, in partnership with the firm’s CEO.

Ms. Brown is committed to championing diversity in all its forms—ethnic, gender, and socio-economic. With a track record of spearheading comprehensive company-wide initiatives, she has facilitated impactful programs designed to encourage open dialogue on critical issues like unconscious bias, privilege, and allyship among employees.

Ms. Brown most recently served as director of recruiting operations for TurnkeyZRG. At the firm, she recruited search executives at all levels with 70 percent of her placements being diverse. While with TurnkeyZRG, she played a key role in boosting team productivity for our 25-member unit through streamlined processes and a people-centric recruitment approach. Ms. Brown led transformative initiatives, reducing recruitment time by 23 days and enhancing team skills. She also developed a program resulting in 90 percent diverse client slates and championed a companywide inclusivity training.

Driving Transparency and Inclusion

“I am thrilled to be joining Vanguarde Search, and even more excited about our mission – to help our clients hire more inclusively,” said Ms. Brown. “Inclusion is incredibly important to me, and something that I believe when implemented correctly, is transformative for companies. I am so excited to work with the team to build a culture internally that is representative of our diverse backgrounds and create a search process that is focused on transparency and inclusion – for both our candidates and clients.”

Creative Talent Endeavors Launches AI-Powered Algorithm For Transparency In Search Pricing
Executive search and HR advisory firm Creative Talent Endeavors recently launched Fairantee, an algorithm that uses AI and data to allow companies to understand how much they should be paying for an executive search before they sign a contract. “Traditional executive search firms charge the same price for a search without taking into account how difficult it is to fill the role, meaning you pay just as much for an easily sourced hire as for a more complex one,” said Kyle Samuels, founder and CEO. “That model has been used to boost the profit margins of search firms for too long and is, quite simply, highway robbery. With Fairantee, we will bring transparency to our industry for the first time and give companies actionable insight into the price of every unique hire.”

Mr. Samuels explains that the technology behind Fairantee will take into account the difficulty or ease of each search assignment by measuring how factors including total compensation, location, workplace environment, and title of the role impact how much effort will be required to fill the role, and for the first time in the search industry, that data will determine a fair price for the client. Fairantee allows companies to get a quote for their search upfront, and keep that quote for five days as they make the best decision for their company.

Vanguarde is a global leadership advisory and executive search firm. “By leveraging our expertise and network, we aim to create leadership teams that reflect the richness of perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds that are guaranteed to drive transformative change within a company,” the search firm said.

Mr. Green has more than 15 years of experience advising executive search firms on C-suite and board level searches. He advises clients regularly on leadership succession, organizational transformation, governance, and culture. Mr. Green is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion, both for the firm’s employees and its clients.

Related: Ways to Avoid Unintended Bias During the Executive Hiring Process

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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