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Blue Diamond Growers

Chief Executive Officer
Sacramento, CA

Early in 2010, we were retained by the board of Blue Diamond to recruit their new CEO. We successfully recruited Mark Jansen who joined in October 2010. Since that time we have completed many additional searches for Blue Diamond including: CFO, SVP Human Resources, VP Finance, SVP Supply Chain, Director of Procurement, SVP Global Consumer, SVP Global Manufacturing, Director of Sales and Director of Research and Development. We are honored and proud to represent Blue Diamond as we recruit talented leaders to continue their success and track record of sustainable growth. Given Blue Diamond’s location in Sacramento, California, all successful candidates relocated from a variety of locations.

Generac

Vice President of Marketing
Vice President International
Vice President Global Sourcing
Vice President of Aftermarket Sales

Milwaukee, WI

One of the leading and fastest growing industrial and consumer equipment manufacturers, Generac, retained VSG to recruit a number of senior level executives. The company was growing quickly through international expansion, organic growth and global acquisitions. This client asked that we recruit a Vice President of Marketing to create strategic marketing plans such as developing a true brand identity and marketing plan at the corporate level to connect with both industrial customers and consumers. VSG was later retained to recruit the Vice President of International, a role with a significant focus on developing their distribution network in South America. In addition, VSG successfully recruited their Vice President of Aftermarket Sales and Service and their Vice President of Global Supply Chain and Logistics.

Patterson Medical

Vice President Finance & Operations
Director of Strategic Sourcing
National Accounts Director

Bolingbrook, IL

Patterson Medical is a division of Patterson Companies, an industry-leading specialty distributor serving the dental, veterinary and rehabilitation supply markets. Patterson Medical is the world’s leading distributor of rehabilitation and sports medicine products. On the rehabilitation side, Patterson Medical's national sales force ranks among the industry’s largest, providing over 30,000 top-name rehabilitation supplies, equipment and assistive living products.

As Patterson Medical continues to grow, the need to create new roles and bring in top talent increased. VSG partnered with Patterson Medical’s executive team to recruit their new VP Finance & Operations out of a top CPG company in early 2012. Since then VSG has also partnered with Patterson Medical to recruit a Director of Strategic Sourcing to focus primarily in the U. S. and Europe as well as building out their National Accounts Organization.

Uplift Education

Multiple Educational Leadership Positions
Dallas, TX

Uplift Education operates a network of 27 high-performing, tuition-free, public charter schools on 14 campuses serving 12,000 students in underserved areas across the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. In 2009 Uplift asked Victory Search Group to recruit its first Director of Development—and the collaboration resulted in the hiring of Deborah Bigham as Chief Development Officer. Deborah has masterfully led fund development and communications for the Organization and helped support Uplift’s expansion from five campuses to twelve. Subsequent to Deborah’s hiring, Uplift retained VSG to find more than 20 school leaders and campus directors; together we have recruited amazing talent to Uplift from progressive, transformative schools around the country.

Gateway Foundation

(6) Community Relations and Sales Executives
(2) Executive Directors
Program Director
(2) Program Managers

Chicago, IL

VSG has partnered with Gateway Foundation for over seven years, a non-profit organization with treatment centers located throughout Illinois and four other states. Since 1968, they have been an industry leader in providing the answers individuals and their families need related to drug and alcohol treatment and they are the largest provider of substance abuse treatment in Illinois.

Victory Search Group has had the pleasure of being retained by Gateway to successfully identify and recruit several leadership, marketing and counselor professionals for various Illinois locations. As the Gateway Foundation continues to grow, we continue to recruit talent who can positively impact the organization.

The Senior Source

Chief Executive Officer
Dallas, TX

Since 1961, The Senior Source has served greater Dallas as the go-to nonprofit for aging services that assist and connect older adults to resources, opportunities, and independence. To build upon the legacy of a long-serving, now retiring Chief Executive, VSG was hired to identify prospects possessing demonstrated leadership accomplishments, fund development skills, and an external focus to enlist seniors and supporters and advocate on their behalf. Cortney Nicolato, a gifted executive from the headquarters of a national health services nonprofit, was recruited as Chief Executive of the Senior Source, and she has built the organization’s 10 programs while establishing new collaborations and brightening the future for thousands of area senior citizens.

Cirque du Soleil

1993’s Mystère became the first permanent Cirque du Soleil show, performed in a Las Vegas theater built to its specifications. Over two decades later, Mystère is still going strong, and led the way for a huge variety of other permanent Las Vegas shows. In 2015, Cirque du Soleil was acquired by a group led by TPG. In 2016, TPG recommended VSG to the Las Vegas team when they were ready to recruit their first Finance lead. It was important that this leader to partner with the Las Vegas team and build the FP&A capability. We covered the Las Vegas market to recruit candidates that would meet the high bar. We quickly identified the successful candidate and she continues to add value as a member of the Las Vegas leadership team.

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