Celebrating new appointments of diverse leaders and organizations in the third quarter of 2021
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.
And while every ON search assignment is a diverse search assignment, 39% of completed assignments so far this year have been diverse leadership placements.
As part of ON’s commitment to building more diverse organizations, we’ve also created the “DEI in the ON community” video series, tapping into our community of leaders and executive influencers to understand and share what actions they are taking, where the challenges are, and how they have progressed in their DEI journey. Learn progressive insights from participating industry leaders at Papa John’s, the NBA, Zwift, and Epicor Software here.
Q3 2021 DIVERSE EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS
Following is a sampling of diverse placements ON has made during the third quarter of this year, representing senior executives with varied expertise who have joined organizations across a wide range of markets.
365 Retail Markets – Allison Sutera, chief revenue officer
As chief revenue officer, Allison Sutera is responsible for creating and delivering growth strategies and implementation plans across the 365 portfolio. She is a global business leader with almost 20 years of consumer product, foodservice, and hospitality experience, and has an impressive track record of delivering results through leadership and critical thinking during her time at PepsiCo, Kellogg’s, and most recently, Aramark.365 Retail Markets is the global leader in self-service technology and services for the contract foodservice industry.
Through its combination of MicroMarket, vending and dining technologies, it offers the best-in-class point-of-service platform for the workplace. 365 has been pioneering innovation in the industry since 2009 and continues to revolutionize the market with superior technology, strategic partnerships and ultimate flexibility in customization and branding. The company has won many awards for its innovation and growth, including being named to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. several times.
Arcos – Arjun Ramchandran, SVP, Customer Success
In this role, Arjun Ramchandran manages the Professional Services, Customer Success Management, and Product Support functions at ARCOS. Most recently, he spent a combined 10+ years at Genesys and Angel (a startup that Genesys acquired) leading different global Customer Success-related functions. Earlier, he had extended stints in management consulting and product management.
ARCOS provides the leading SaaS-based resource management platform built specifically for utilities and other critical infrastructure industries. Using ARCOS, companies manage the real-time availability of unionized workforces and contractors alongside long- and short-cycle work necessary to keep services flowing for more than 90 million people and businesses across the United States and Canada.
Blue Prism – Beth Homer, SVP, America Sales
ON Partners consultant: Aaron Clark
Beth Homer brings executive and sales leadership from over 25 years of experience driving top-line growth in technology-centric companies including Micro Focus, Amazon, and IBM. At Micro Focus, Homer was the Americas Field Vice President – Vertica where she led America’s Field team, including Sales, Pre-Sales, OEM, and Channel teams focused on expanding Vertica’s Global leadership and driving long-term sustainable growth in partnership with customers and partners. Prior to Micro Focus, Homer served as the Senior Manager of Enterprise Sales at Amazon Web Services and Director of Worldwide Sales for IBM Cloud.
Blue Prism is the global leader in intelligent automation for the enterprise, transforming the way work is done. The company has users in over 170 countries in more than 2,000 businesses, including Fortune 500 and public sector organizations, that are creating value with new ways of working, unlocking efficiencies, and returning millions of hours of work back into their businesses. Blue Prism’s intelligent digital workforce is smart, secure, scalable and accessible to all; freeing up humans to re-imagine work.
Campspot – Erin Stender, chief marketing officer
Erin Stender is joining Campspot’s senior leadership team, reporting to CEO Michael Scheinman. As CMO, Stender will lead the company’s marketplace programs as Campspot continues its mission to help more people get outdoors and make camping memories. She will focus on bridging the software and consumer platform marketing programs while further expanding its advertising reach, brand awareness, and growth efforts.
Developed by campground owners, Campspot officially launched in 2015 with a goal to elevate the outdoor industry through technology, providing campgrounds a powerful tool to better manage bookings and grow revenue. In 2020, it rolled out its public booking platform, allowing travelers to search and book thousands of campgrounds, quickly becoming the premier marketplace for outdoor travel. Most recently, Campspot launched its mobile app, which brings 130,000+ campsites across the United States to one’s fingertips, allowing campers to easily find and book campsites in 49 states in the U.S. and all 10 Canadian provinces.
Cinch Home Services – Jennifer Fitzgerald, advisory board member
Joining the Cinch Home Services advisory board, Jennifer Fitzgerald is the CEO and co-founder of Policygenius, the one-stop platform where customers can compare options from top insurance carriers, get unbiased expert advice, buy policies, and manage their insurance portfolio, in one seamless, integrated experience. Before starting Policygenius in 2014, she and her co-founder, Francois de Lame, were management consultants at McKinsey & Company.
Cinch Home Services is the leading home services company that makes it easy for everyone to enjoy their home to the fullest, regardless of whether they own or rent. Building upon 40 years of proven experience, Cinch uses smart, modern tools and an award-winning customer support network to remove the guesswork around preventing, diagnosing and solving a wide variety of home-related issues. Cinch partners with expert technicians nationwide to provide unmatched service and value and continues to make strides with digital-forward strategies, platforms and initiatives that are modernizing home management services to address today’s customer needs.
Equinix – Pamela Osbourne, VP, Sales
As the Vice President (VP) NE Sales for Equinix, Pamela Osbourne provides leadership, direction, and stewardship to the Northeastern United States Enterprise sales organization, developing and maintaining the sales function, and ensuring revenue growth across our direct sales channel and exceeding our customer expectations. Prior to joining Equinix, Osbourne spent twenty years at AT&T as a sales leader across multiple roles and divisions.
Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX) is the world’s digital infrastructure company, enabling digital leaders to harness a trusted platform to bring together and interconnect the foundational infrastructure that powers their success. Equinix enables today’s businesses to access all the right places, partners and possibilities they need to accelerate advantage. With Equinix, they can scale with agility, speed the launch of digital services, deliver world-class experiences and multiply their value.
Intelycare, Inc. – Janelle Sallenave, board director
With the addition of Janelle Sallenave to its board, IntelyCare has added an executive with years of highly relevant experience at high-growth companies. Sallenave, the former head of Uber Eats for the U.S. and Canada, built and ran the division, turning it into the largest food delivery service in the country. She is now the senior vice president of operations and member services at the fintech company Chime.
IntelyCare is the largest digital nurse staffing platform in the United States. Through advanced machine learning and behavioral science, IntelyCare’s easy-to-use app matches nursing professionals with open assignments at its post-acute partners. IntelyCare is leading the work revolution for nurses, empowering them with the freedom to choose when, where, and how often they work, for the wages and benefits they deserve.
Newly appointed Shapeways chief product officer Yan Liang has over twenty years in the high-tech industry for companies including SAP, Symantec, Nest Investor, Asurion, and McAfee. She has helped large and small companies define, manage, and build software services for enterprise, SMB, and consumer markets both domestically and internationally. Prior to joining Shapeways, Liang served as the vice president of product engineering and senior director of product at SAP.
Shapeways is a leader in the large and fast-growing digital manufacturing industry combining high quality, flexible on-demand manufacturing powered by purpose-built proprietary software which enables customers to rapidly transform digital designs into physical products, globally. Shapeways makes industrial-grade additive manufacturing accessible by fully digitizing the end-to-end manufacturing process, and by providing a broad range of solutions utilizing 11 additive manufacturing technologies and more than 90 materials and finishes, with the ability to easily scale new innovation. To date, Shapeways has delivered over 21 million parts to 1 million customers in over 160 countries.
Monica Nicolau is an accomplished senior technology leader with more than 20 years of experience in building scalable enterprise software products across multiple industries. She is results-oriented, customer-focused, and has a bias for innovation. Prior to Unison, Nicolau held various positions in the hospitality and education industries including as CTO at Sylvan Learning where she led their successful digital transformation.
Unison’s secure cloud and on-premise software, marketplace, and information products support more than 200,000 users in leading prime contractors, all cabinet-level agencies, and major DoD programs. All software development and support are provided within the USA. For more than 30 years, Unison has continually advanced software and insight solutions to help customers efficiently achieve their missions.
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