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Talentsky

January 2016 - present

CEO

Santa Barbara, CA, US

Oversee strategic planning processes to ensure strategies align with company's growth goals

Worked with Board of Directors to raise capital exclusively from investors motivated to both support the social impact of Talentsky and to realize an exceptional investment return.

Kevin Johnson is the CEO of Starbucks. He is also a father, a grandfather, a software engineer who became a leader and the first social impact investor of Talentsky, Inc. We owe Kevin our gratitude for his unwavering support of our mission to standardize skills and make the world a better place.

June 2021 

Worked with design team to move Talentsky from an enterprise to a consumer experience powered by ease of use and suggestions. Leverage Adobe XD to explore user interactions then confirm and publish engineering specifications for development.

Siebel Systems, Inc.

June 2001 - September 2003

Head of Global Executive Recruiting

San Mateo, CA, US

June 2001 - September 2003 

Worked with Tom Siebel, Chairman of Siebel System, to recruit a new member of the board of director.

January 2001 - November 2002 

It is not easy replacing a founding member of a world class leadership team. With the retirement of Craig Ramsey, the founding SVP WW Sales of Siebel Systems, there was a need to recruit an executive that could not only fill his shoes but also advance the culture of the company.

Heidrick & Struggles

July 1997 - June 1999

Partner

Menlo Park, CA, US

July 1997 - June 1999 

Worked with local and national leadership to develop a unique method to earn warrants in addition to cash fees resulting in substantial incremental income for the company.

March 1998 

Steve Jobs was the interim CEO for a struggling Apple in 1998. His goal was to simplify the product offerings, stabilize operations and create new products. The manufacturing operations were in need of new leadership and I was hired while at Heidrick to recruit a SVP WW Manufacturing Operations working directly with Steve Jobs.

My education

Lehigh University

September 1976 - August 1980

Bachelor of Science

Bethlehem, PA, US

Studied accounting, computers and fortran programming.

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