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Jul 12, 2021 | Jake Espenlaub, Joe Olson, Josh Nathanson, Successful Placements

Tom Szymanik Appointed as Chief Financial Officer for Robots and Pencils

Robots and Pencils, a digital innovation firm focused on transforming business with mobile, web and frontier technologies, appointed Tom Szymanik as Chief Financial Officer. Robots & Pencils was founded on the notion of combining the humanities with the sciences—user-centered design services and world-class engineering—to unlock human potential through systematic innovation. The digital firm focuses on business transformation in the education, financial services, retail, and consumer goods markets.

Szymanik is a financially driven executive with experience in digital and technology companies including Partnerize, Pepperjam, sparks & honey, Disney ABC Television Group, RAPP, McKesson, and Gap. Szymanik joins Robots and Pencils from Partnerize where he served as the Senior Vice President of Revenue and Customer Operations. Prior to that, Szymanik was the Senior Vice President of Finance at Pepperjam and the Vice President of Finance for Sparks & Honey.

Szymanik holds a master’s degree from Fordham University and a bachelor’s degree from James Madison University.

ON Partners consults Josh Nathanson, Jake Espenlaub, and Joe Olson are proud to have partnered with Robots & Pencils on this successful placement. View more chief financial officer appointments from ON here.


About Robots and Pencils


In 2009, we created Robots & Pencils with the then-contrarian view that mobile would be more transformative than the Internet. Turns out we were right. Today our thinking is rooted in the belief that, in the age of unprecedented technology acceleration, maintaining a competitive advantage requires new strategies and a focus on innovation through EdTech, FinTech, and ConsumerTech verticals.

About ON Partners


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.

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