Barbara Gee brings 15 years of professional experience and provides the integration, development, and delivery of a discrete set of deliverables in support of meeting her client’s leadership needs. She has conducted many executive searches in the financial services and consumer industries with a successful track record of identifying top-level executives for premiere corporations in both the public and private sectors in the US.
Barbara previously served as a Director with Kingsley Gate Partners. Before joining KGP, she spent time at Heidrick & Struggles and 5 years at KornFerry where her most recent role was collaborating with the NA industry leaders to build and develop various areas of their organization based on business needs. She also spent four years working closely with executive leadership in the investment banking and private equity industry at BMO Capital Markets and Lone Star Funds in New York City.
What makes Barbara unique, as an executive recruiter is her acute ability to be a strategic partner to her clients and understanding their needs by evaluating her candidates’ intangible assets to ensure a great cultural fit. Barbara’s perseverance to deliver the best in class candidates has contributed to her success to complete some extremely difficult searches.
Barbara has a Bachelor of Science from Kent State University. She was born and raised in Ohio and spent 11 years in New York City after obtaining her degree and now lives with her husband and daughter in Downtown Dallas.
Shane Fairchild is an accomplished executive with 15 years of combined recruiting and business experience. His subject matter expertise spans the disciplines across the corporate and financial services areas of talent management, accounting, finance, audit, tax, financial reporting, regulatory reporting, SOX/internal controls, compliance, risk and investing.
Shane started his career in the Big 4 before working at JPMorgan as a Fund Administration Controller and spent a decade in the accounting world before leveraging his accounting and finance breadth and depth to place accounting and finance professionals in both corporate and public accounting seats nationwide.
Shane has placed executives spanning several functional roles and areas such as: HR, Operations, IT, Data Science & Analytics, Sales, Marketing and Engineering as well as several industries: banking, financial services, healthcare, technology and public accounting.
Shane is a CPA and attained his MBA and BA in Accounting from CAPITAL UNIVERSITY, in Columbus, Ohio. Shane is active in the community as a servant leader and mentor. The quote Shane that regularly quotes is Mark Twains “ the two most important day in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why”.
Danni Barker is a Sr. IT/Cyber Security Talent Acquisition Leader. She has over twenty years of recruitment technology industry experience in: telecom, transportation, start-ups, software companies, healthcare, financial services including military and defense industries. She specializes in IT, QA, Software Test Automation, CMM, Software Quality Assurance, Project Managers,Sales, DevOps, Cyber Security, Quantitative Analysts, Developers, etc.
Her professional specialties include advising on recruitment best practices, partnering and leading sourcing teams, building and maintaining positive relationships with candidates and Hiring Managers. Provided candidate professional assessments and career coaching to include strategic guidance with Hiring Managers for improved hiring decisions.
Danni Barker has extensive experience in recruiting for all senior-level and mid-tier positions within IT Services, Strategy, Management Consulting and Outsourcing for firms through Fortune 1000 organizations including military and DoD.
Human resources expertise includes recruitment, sourcing and retention, career coaching, employee relations, organizational development, compensation, and training. Danni is Certified in: Certified Professional Resume Writer, Certified Professional Career Coach, HR Mediator. Published in Cover Letters for Dummies, awarded the Benjamin Franklin Award, 2009 for best Resume Career Book. She is an active member of the SMU Cyber Security Advisory Board.
She is an active duty military spouse and lives in Dallas with her husband who is on special assignment locally.
Jake Melton founded The JB Melton Group, LLC, a strategic branding, marketing, and leadership coaching and consulting firm. Jake is an internationally recognized speaker who has spoken alongside people like Jesse Itzler, Ed Mylett, Evan Carmichael, and Steve Seibold. He is a Forbes featured coach and a respected branding, minimalism, and change expert. He is the author of the book Minimalize to Maximize Your Happiness: Cut the Crap and has been
recognized for his #CutTheCrap framework and minimalist approach to branding, marketing, communications, leadership, culture, and other organizational development initiatives.
Jake works with organizations to help them eliminate that which keeps them from progressing and standing out. He works with leadership teams and provides trainings, workshops, and coaching around collaboration between generations in the workplace. He has worked on multiple, successful diversity and inclusion initiatives to help those of various backgrounds, ages, and cultures unite and work together to carry organizations forward. Alongside that, he helps businesses eliminate the unnecessary so that they can experience added growth, increased sales, more direct messaging, boosted brands, and happier cultures. He helps leaders and organizations streamline their processes, increase productivity, address and manage change, resolve conflict, develop their leadership skills, and utilize powerful strategies to make an impact in their homes, workplaces, and communities by applying his #CutTheCrap framework.
Jake currently advocates and stands as a representative for the Tourette Association of America and stands on the board, as well as a spokesperson for the Dare to Care for the Homeless. He is the owner of mademinimalist.com and an elected humanitarian for the Global Goodwill Ambassadors (GGA). He currently participates as a committee chairman for the Boy Scouts of America. He is also a member of the National Speakers Association, the Association
of Change Management Professionals, the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology,
and the National Society of Leadership and Success.
Jake earned a Bachelor's degree from the University of Utah in Strategic Communications and a
Master’s degree from William James College in Organizational Psychology. While Jake does
love speaking, guiding leaders and organizations, and inspiring people to transform and simplify
their lives and businesses, he loves his wife and two beautiful children more. They live in Dallas,
Texas. For more info, check out www.jakebmelton.com
Jeff has 20+ years of recruiting experience as a Corporate Talent Acquisition Strategist and Consultant. Jeff started his career on the Agency side running both contingency and retained searches as well as his own Recruiting Agency serving some of North America’s largest employers.
As a trusted advisor and search partner, Jeff has consulted with many C-Suite and below executives to create talent acquisition strategies that work. Jeff has an uncanny way and long track record of producing results for very hard to fill roles. He is an expert in uncovering high value talent with a “whatever-it-takes attitude”. Jeff is an analytical, resourceful and forward thinking recruiting innovator, who is focused on better, faster, cheaper ways to find talent without compromising quality. His recruiting experience spans multiple disciplines, industries, organizational chart and globe.
Jeff is literally an artist in multiple areas, recruiting, music, photography and life and attended Paco Peña School of Music (Cordoba, Spain) - Flamenco Guitar, Music Theory & Composition, Music Recording and has been hired professionally as a photographer by firms, artists and individuals.
Cristian has 6 months of research and recruiting experience and has supported searches in private equity, hospitality, construction and Oil & Gas.
As an associate Cristian supports Strong Tower Partners executive search function with candidate development, competitive and market intelligence and general research.
Cristian graduated from JJ Pearce in Ricardson, Texas and is currently enrolled University of Texas.
Foster has 31 years of Global Talent Acquisition experience and the founder of Search4Uinc.com (job posting website) and Career Search Network (Executives in transition network) whom empower companies and executives in transition. Foster has partnered with many of the Fortune 500 in the Americas to lead/facilitate Outplacement services and Recruitment Process Outsourcing programs nationwide.
Today, Search4Uinc.com has 400+ jobs posted at any given time. Foster also leads the Career Search Network which is the largest jobseeker network in the country and has been featured on Good Morning Texas, NBC news, ABC national news with Diane Sawyer and currently hosts the “who ya know, job networking show” on KVGI radio and Facebook live.
Foster Williams is a well known name in the HR and TA circles and is a Servant Leader who leads by example and has helped thousands of executives in transition and companies connect. See info about the services and testimonials provided in the Career Search Network (CSN) at www.search4Uinc.com.
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