John Fidler, Managing Director, Retained Search at Fidato Partners
John leads Fidato’s Retained Search Practice focused on placing executive-level finance, information technology, human resources and administration professionals in the Delaware Valley and surrounding area. Prior to joining Fidato, John was a core member of the Financial Officers Practice at a major global search firm where he worked with a number of private equity-backed, publicly-traded and Fortune 1000 clients. More about John Fidler.
Details and registration (by July 11, 2017)
Meeting location and directions: Hyatt House, 240 Mall Boulevard, King of Prussia, PA 19406
Info: Karen Tierney email@example.com; 610-293-1115
Anne Robson, Chief Client Officer, Kelleher Associates
Key Elements of a Job Search; Navigating the Career Transition Process
Anne Robson’s interactive presentation will focus on the most important elements of an effective job search: a thorough assessment beginning the process, interacting effectively with recruiters, identifying target companies and successful networking and interviewing. Additionally, she will address the best way to describe your Value Proposition
Stephen S. Tang, PhD, MBA President & CEO University City Science Center
University City Science Center: The Intersection of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The University City Science Center has supported innovation and entrepreneurship in the Greater Philadelphia area since 1963. The Science Center offers business incubation, support services and programming for entrepreneurs and start-up companies as it helps move technologies into the marketplace where they can have a positive impact on people’s lives.
In his role at Private Equity Firm Milestone Partners, David manages buyouts and buildups in the Lower Middle Market in a wide variety of industries with valuations up to $150 million. Earlier in his career, at Wind River Holdings, he developed, analyzed and led acquisitions, as well as follow-up strategic planning and board oversight. Prior to that, he was VP/Sales and Marketing at Philadelphia Mixing Solutions and First VP-Investment Banking at Janney Montgomery Scott.
In more than two decades of executive search experience, Mr. Kring has recruited more than 250 senior-level executives and board directors for leading institutions in the education, not-for-profit and private sectors, with a specific emphasis on supporting organizations with an education mission.
As the leader of Korn/Ferry’s Education Practice, he has been personally responsible for significant leadership transitions at public and private institutions with a strong concentration in placing presidents and chancellors, business school deans, and finance and administration leadership
On February 6, 2013, Bob Blumenthal presented What Private Equity Principals, Investors, and Recruiters Look for in Senior Executives. The interactive session covered the following topics: How do private Equity firms manage talent in their portfolio companies?; What is the recruiting process that PE firms use?; What competencies and qualifications do PE firms look for in the C suites?; and Can you make a move from public companies to a smaller PE owned business?Bob Blumenthal is the Chief Human Capital Officer at Versa Capital Management, LLC. He is responsible for optimizing the leadership teams of Versa’s portfolio. He has spent the last 20 years assessing, recruiting and coaching senior business executives most recently as a Senior Partner at Korn/Ferry International.January, 2013
On January 9, 2013, Alan Kaplan presented The Talent Landscape, Trends in Executive Search, and Interacting with Executive Recruiters in 2013. Alan shared his thoughts on the market for executive talent in the year ahead as well as offered suggestions for working with executive search firms. He explored the recent data which indicates a modestly recovering job market although many executives are finding hiring signals are mixed.Alan Kaplan is Founder and CEO of Kaplan Associates, Inc., a retained executive search and talent advisory firm which has provided Boards and CEO’s with advice and identification, assessment, validation and selection of new CEO’s, Directors and senior operating executives since 1994. With over 25 years of recruiting and talent management experience, Alan works primarily in the financial services, technology and private equity sectors.December, 2012
On December 5, 2012 an Expert Panel Discussion presented “Moving to the Non-Profit Sector: Acquiring Credibility and Performing Successfully.”
The panelists included: Sally Stetson, Founding Principal of Salveson Stetson Group, a retained multi-specialty executive search firm; Kevin Robins, CEO of MidAtlantic Employers Association, which provides essential human resource services to over 500 member companies; and Tricia Wellenbach, an expert on boards of non-profit groups and CEO of Sandcastle Strategy Group which specializes in strategic planning.
The focus was on challenges facing for-profit candidates in moving to non-profit roles, and trends/developments in the non-profit world. The panel also shared insights into Board expectations and initiating change in strategy and/or operations.
Matthew Goerke, Memory Expert and Developer of the Memory Switch Program presented “The Power of Memory–A Competitive Edge in Business and Job Search”.
Creating Your Career Search Roadmap
by Tammy Beil, Principal, Kelleher Associates
Employment Agreements: The Keys to Successful Negotiation
by Imogene E. Hughes, Principal, Hughes Law LLC
Life Sciences in the Delaware Valley
by Chris Molineaux, President, PA BIO
Behind the Executive Door
by Karol Wasylyshyn, President, Leadership Development
News You Can Use: ROI in the Blink of an Eye
by Lyn Kremer, Publisher and Craig ey, Editor, Philadelphia Business Journal
Turnaround Management – How it Works
by Jim Still, Thompson Media Group
Stop Looking for a Job and Start Looking for an Opportunity
by Rob Rosend, Storeroom Solutions
Talent and Executive Search in the New Economy
by Alan Kaplan, Kaplan & Associates, Inc.
Ins and Outs of Taking a Contract Position
by Mark McAdoo, IntelliSource Healthcare Solutions
Recruiting 2011: Changes, Challenges and Expectations
Adam Berman and Tyler Ridgeway, Kreischer Miller
Managing and Protecting Your Personal Brand
by Marty McLaughlin, Mosaic Partners
Unique Aspects of the Regional Economy
by Bernie Dagenais, President, Main Line Chamber of Commerce
New Book: Shut Up and Say Something
Karen Friedman, Karen Friedman Enterprises
On January 5, 2011, Karen Friedman, professional communication coach, presented Executive Presence: How to Get It and Keep It. But what is “it” and how do you get “it”? This program showed how to create and sustain a more powerful presence so others see you as a confident and commanding communicator who can overcome challenging and pressure-packed situations. Karen demonstrated ways to deliver information with style and impact by:
Sector Switching: Finding the Opportunity in Non Profits
by Tricia Wellenbach, President/CEO, Sandcastle Strategy Group
Mind the Message
by Barbara Borowitz Garland
Maximizing your Strengths; Managing your Weaknesses; Describing and Demonstrating Success in your Best-Fit Environment
by Andrew Cohn, Founder/Principal of Lighthouse Consulting, LLC
Freud Meets Drucker: Three Leadership Types: What They Are, What You Are, and How Best to Use This Insight in Your Next Role
by Dr. Karol M. Wasylyshyn, President, Leadership Development Forum
Using Visual Strategies to Communicate Your Value Proposition and Differentiate Yourself
by Paul Hilt, Hilt & Associates
Franchising as an Alternative Career Path: What Franchising Is – and Is Not!
by Joseph Schumacher, CEO, Goddard Systems, Inc.
The New World of Executive Search
by Alan J. Kaplan, President/CEO, Kaplan & Associates
While the economy slowly recovers, unemployment remains high and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. What does this mean for the executive talent marketplace in the coming year? One of the region’s premier executive recruiters will share his thoughts and perspective.
Alan J. Kaplan is the Founder and CEO of Kaplan & Associates, Inc. (K&A), a retained executive search and human capital consulting firm headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. K&A partners with Boards, investors and CEOs to help growing companies succeed, providing advice on the identification and evaluation of prospective CEOs, Directors, and senior operating executives. The firm’s focus is primarily on banks and financial services firms, private investor owned firms, and high growth companies in the technology sector.
Kaplan & Associates has been named three times to the prestigious Philadelphia 100list as one of the region’s fastest growing private companies. The firm is an accredited member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (www.aesc.org) and the International Association of Corporate and Professional Recruitment (www.iacpr.org), as well as a founding member of the Partners Search Alliance.
Your Unique Leadership Style – Communicating it in an Interview
by Stephen G. Hart, CPBA, AVP, Human Resources, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
The Assessment Interview
by Michael B. (“Mickey”) Fineberg, Ph.D., Managing Partner of Delta
Choosing a Response to Workplace Change
by Richard McKnight, PhD, Principal, McKnight-Kaney-Breuer
A Peek into the Private Equity World
by Howard Ross, Managing Partner, LLR Partners, Inc
Corporate Matchmaking: Target the Right Culture to Unleash Your Potential
by Kathleen Gounaris and Victoria Green
From Transition to Executive Search (and more!!) – A View from Both Sides
by Bill Borkovitz, Kaplan & Associates
Buying a Company – Tricks of the Trade
by Stephen F. Ritner, of Counsel, Stevens & Lee, Corporate, Finance & Capital Markets and Technology