The ON community of executive leaders and organizations is making progress on our important DEI journey, recognizing the great strides made in 2020
As a values-driven executive search firm, we believe a better experience starts with a more diverse experience. We understand our unique position of influence as executive search consultants, and our responsibility to help increase the number of diverse executives in business in collaboration with our ON community of leaders.
In 2020, we committed to further integrating diversity initiatives into the fabric of our daily operations and client deliverables to take an active approach to DEI; not simply in words, but with tangible actions and results. While there is still much work to be done, we want to recognize a sample of the organizations and executive leaders within our community that have made great strides in building diverse leadership teams.
Celebrating more diverse leaders in executive positions
In 2020, 37% of all executive search assignments ON completed were diverse leadership placements. We have placed over 200 diverse executives in leadership positions in the last few years.
We’d like to celebrate and recognize a few of the diverse executives we’ve partnered with over the last year cheering them on in their new and elevated leadership roles:
Erin Chin– Chief Marketing Officer, Streamers and Collaborators
Logitech International (SIX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI), a multi-brand company designing products that bring people together through music, gaming, video, and computing, appointed Erin Chin to Chief Marketing Officer, Streamers & Creators in late 2020.
Before joining Logitech, Erin was the Head of Brand Communications & Consumer Engagement – Mountain Dew for PepsiCo. Prior to that, she ran marketing for Proximo Spirits, leading all aspects from strategy and multi-discipline execution for premium to ultra-premium spirits brands spanning the Tequila, Whiskey, Vodka, Rum, and Gin categories.
Tanya Clark Robinson– Chief People Officer
Segra, one of the largest fiber infrastructure network companies in the Eastern U.S., announced the appointment of Tanya Clark Robinson as Chief People Officer in Q4 2020. This is a new position in the company as Segra builds further organizational depth in order to accommodate the increasing demand for its products and services.
Before Segra, she was Vice President of Human Resources at Aetna, where she was accountable for the design and execution of talent strategies across various client areas, most recently serving as the lead human resources executive for the acquisition by CVS integration. Prior to Aetna, Clark Robinson held numerous positions in HR leadership at Raytheon Technologies (formerly United Technologies) in labor and employee relations, building on her prior experience as a Labor and Employment Law attorney.
Helen Hong– VP, Supply Chain
As VP, Supply Chain, Helen oversees the global supply chain and operations for Mechanix Wear, including integrated business planning, demand planning, procurement, supply planning, and inventory management. Helen joined Mechanix Wear from K-Swiss Global Brands where she served as Vice President of Global Supply Chain.
Gerard Hernadez– VP, Head of Global Identity Franchise
Lantheus Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LNTH), the parent company of Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc. and Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and a global leader in the development, manufacture, and commercialization of innovative diagnostic and therapeutic agents and products, appointed Gerard Hernandez to Vice President, Head of Global DEFINITY Franchise in 2020.
Gerard joins Lantheus Medical Imaging from a tenured career at Sunovion Pharmaceuticals where he most recently served as Executive Director, Respiratory Marketing.
Ann Gugino– Chief Financial Officer
Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) announced the appointment of Ann Gugino as Chief Financial Officer in late 2020.
Ann joins Papa John’s from Target Corporation and brings over 20 years of financial management, planning, and strategic expertise. As a key member of Papa John’s Executive Leadership Team, she will help build and implement the company’s long-term plans for profitable growth and shareholder value creation.
See more ON community highlights of diverse placements here.
Organizations on the path to building strong, diverse leadership teams
In the executive search industry, we have the responsibility to ensure that there are more diverse voices and experiences in leadership positions. And, we work with a community of executives across organizations that, on a daily basis, understand the importance of attracting and maintaining a diverse set of perspectives on their leadership team.
Research has repeatedly shown that diversity, inclusion, and business performance go hand in hand. According to a recent McKinsey report, diverse companies are more likely than ever to outperform less diverse competitors.
We’d like to celebrate a few of the organizations within our ON community that have taken great measures to build diverse leadership teams over the past few years:
Logitech International (SIX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI) is a multi-brand company designing products that bring people together through music, gaming, video, and computing. ON has collaborated on several diverse placements for Logitech over the last few years proving that Logitech is truly a company that fosters a culture that promotes inclusive leaders and ensures team collaboration, innovation, and effectiveness by providing an environment where employees feel respected, supported, and valued. Read more information on Logitech’s DEI commitment.
ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW) is the leading digital workflow company that makes work, work better for people. ON has collaborated on several diverse placements for ServiceNow over the course of the last two years working with a partner that believes diversity, inclusion, and belonging are essential to who they are, how they’ll grow, and how they’ll innovate. Read more information on ServiceNow’s core DEI principles.
Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) supplies innovative, sustainable aluminum packaging solutions for beverage, personal care, and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. As an ongoing partner with ON, Ball understands that their continued long-term success depends on the ability to embrace diversity and to provide an inclusive environment where employees can thrive. ON has collaborated with Ball on several diverse executive hires over the past two years. Read more information on Ball’s DEI vision.
For more information on how to build diverse leadership organizations, read ON’s strategic guide of six key considerations when evaluating your own organization’s DEI practices and how to work toward a more diverse and inclusive labor pool.
ON Partners propels an organization’s mission by building C-level and board leadership teams. Founded in 2006 by like-minded consultants as a values-driven alternative to the multi-service global firms they were leaving behind, ON delivers a better executive search experience. Named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms and to the Inc. 500/5000 Lists seven times, the firm is consistently ranked among the top 20 retained executive search firms in the U.S. For more information, see our results here.
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