The Good Search CEO Diversity Speaker Harvard IT Summit

The Good Search CEO Diversity Speaker Harvard IT Summit

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The Good Search CEO Krista Bradford is featured diversity speaker at Harvard University’s Sixth Annual IT Summit

Westport, CT: Krista Bradford, the Founder and CEO of The Good Search, LLC, is a featured diversity speaker at the Sixth Annual IT Summit at Harvard University. Ms. Bradford is appearing on on a discussion panel, “Diversity in IT: Challenges and Opportunities”.

Information technology suffers from a lack of diversity. As with many STEM careers, women and minorities remain under-represented in information technology occupations. Although there are promising long-term trends, there are some concerning short-term changes, and we have a long way to go before we reach equality. This presents significant challenges and opportunities for Harvard and the IT community at large. We will discuss the state of diversity at Harvard and other organizations, as well as opportunities to improve the situation and attract exceptional talent from all backgrounds.

Krista Bradford Diversity SpeakerAs, The Good Search CEO, Ms. Bradford has led numerous diversity talent acquisition engagements for some of the most powerful and successful companies in technology. A former investigative reporter and television journalist, she has worked tirelessly to boost diversity at the senior executive level and across technology organizations. Said Ms. Bradford, “I am honored to have been invited to be a participate as one of the diversity speakers and to discuss best practices in diversity. The Harvard University gathering offers unique insights designed to make diversity initiatives more effective.”

The Sixth Annual Summit takes place at Memorial Hall at 45 Quincy Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Thursday, June 2, 2016.

Joining Ms. Bradford in the discussion are the following thought leaders:

Gabriele Fariello, Assistant Dean for Computing and Chief Information Officer, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Andi Karaboutis, Executive Vice President, Technology, Business Solutions, and Corporate Affairs, Biogen

LaVerne Council, Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology and Chief Information Officer, Office of Information and Technology, United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Pratike Patel, Chief Information Officer, Harvard Law School

The Sixth Annual IT Summit is hosted by The CIO Council at Harvard University. It is designed for University IT staff, key partners, and faculty to explore technology innovations and best practices in higher education. Harvard faculty and staff present on a wide variety of IT projects and initiatives. External industry practitioners participate in an exhibition space and lunchtime educational sessions to share information and demonstrate on industry trends and practices.

Join the conversation on Twitter: #itsummit16

About The Good Search, LLC
The Good Search recruits board and senior-level executives and technologists for luminaries in technology and media. Founded by an award-winning investigative journalist, The Good Search delivers candidates clients never dreamed existed; offers flat fee pricing you can trust; and hands over all the research, something traditional firms never do.

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The Good Search Recruits Top Sony Games Executive for High 5 Games

The Good Search Recruits Vice President of Technology

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The Good Search, a leading retained executive search firm in the greater New York City area, announces the successful completion of an executive search for High 5 Games (H5G), an industry leader in social casino games.

Westport, CT:   The Good Search has recruited Sony Online Entertainment‘s Head of  Studio in Austin and Executive Director of Development Lorin Jameson to serve as the H5G’s new Vice President of Technology. The Good Search is a national retained executive search firm headquartered in the Greater New York City Area and a leading executive recruiter and headhunter of top talent in the games industry.

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The Good Search CEO Krista Bradford. Photo credit: Joe Buglewicz.

“Lorin is a rare gaming industry luminary,” said The Good Search CEO Krista Bradford. “He not only built Sony’s MMO platform, he went on to head SOE’s Austin studio and devised the hugely successful strategy that transformed a subscription MMO into a wildly popular Free-to-Play (F2P) game.”

Lorin Jameson

Mr. Jameson arrives at H5G with an impressive and extensive background in management, production, and technology, starting with his first career as a nuclear physicist. After receiving his BS in Physics from the University of Washington, Mr. Jameson analyzed novel fusion systems under the guidance of renowned physicist Robert Bussard. He soon transitioned into the gaming industry, where he has spent upwards of the last 20 years.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Lorin into High 5 Games,” said Chief Operating Officer Med Nadooshan, “Lorin has demonstrated the ability to lead large high-achieving teams throughout his career, and we believe he is a perfect fit for High 5 Games during this exciting time of growth.”

Starting at Kesmai, an early developer of online games, Mr. Jameson worked on the pioneering Air Warrior, an early MMO that was one of the first 3D online games ever created. Mr. Jameson eventually formed his own company, Lodestone Games, where he developed games and technology for companies that include Sony, MMOs DC Universe Online and Star Wars Galaxies. Mr. Jameson formulated the strategy and led the development of the hugely successful conversion of DC Universe Online. He took it  from a pure subscription title to a hybrid free-to-play model, resulting in one million new registered accounts in the first week and continued outstanding growth. At High 5 Games, Mr. Jameson will oversee the engineering, QA, and game development divisions.

“I want to make sure High 5 Games continues to develop technologies that work well together and are highly scalable,” said Jameson. “I’m very excited to be joining such a dynamic company as it aggressively pursues new markets in both the real-money and social and mobile environments.”

About The Good Search
The Good Search is a national retained executive search firm headquartered in the Greater New York City Area that specializes in the games industry. The Good Search recruits board and senior-level executives in media & technology  for clients that range from Fortune 500 companies to leading startups backed  top-tier venture capital firms.  The Good Search is positioned as a next-generation retained search firm.  It delivers candidates clients never dreamed existed. In doing so, the firm eliminates the conflict of interest of percentage-based retainers and also hands over the research — something traditional executive search firms never do.  Founded by an award-winning investigative television journalist, The Good Search outperforms traditional retained executive search firms by making search smarter. For more information, see http://www.thegoodsearchllc.com and the latest videos of The Good Search.

About High 5 Games
Developing for the land-based, online, social, and mobile markets, High 5 Games has created hundreds of games that are played on six continents and in more than 150 countries. Founded in 1995 with offices in New York and New Jersey, H5G is responsible for many of the casino industry’s most successful video-reel slot machine games. The company’s social product High 5 Casino is one of the best-performing casinos on Facebook, with more than 1.5 million active players and approximately 500,000 daily active users. For more information, see http://www.high5games.com 

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Executive Search Video: A Better Way to Recruit Executives

Executive Search Video: A Better Way to Recruit Executives

What if there were a better way to conduct executive search? That question inspired us to found The Good Search. It compelled us to innovate a next-gen search firm model, one that address the concerns of search buyers as it makes executive search smarter.

Our latest video shares our vision of a better way to recruit. It gives real examples of just how good executive search can be. All ou have to do is harness the power of data. 

What if . . . ?” It is a question that  has prompted entrepreneurs the world over to found startups and venture capitalists to invest and risk vast sums of money, knowing full well the likelihood of failure is high. The National Venture Capital Association reports that that 25% to 30% of venture-backed businesses fail. A story in the Wall Street Journal says the startup failure rate is more like three out of every four. Still, dreaming “what if” is how the Founder of Reddit identified a genuine need and set out of fill it.

We hope the questions we ask in our latest video inspire you to take executive search to the next level the same way it inspired us.

 

 

What if Retained Search Could Be Better? | Video

Executive Search Video

Our latest executive search video asks a question that inspired us to found The Good Search in New York City more than a decade ago. We are a next-generation retained executive search practice dedicated to the proposition that there has to be a better way — it is a passion that begins with a simple question,”What if . . . ?”

“What if there were a better way?”

We are an executive search firm with some very big ideas that started with the same question has inspired entrepreneurs the world over to found startups and venture capitalists to invest and risk vast sums of money. The National Venture Capital Association reports that that 25% to 30% of venture-backed businesses fail. A story in the Wall Street Journal says the startup failure rate is more like three out of every four. Still, dreaming “what if” is how the Founder of Reddit identified a genuine need and set out of fill it. Daring to believe that there must be a better way than the way everyone else is doing it takes courage and a soupçon of crazy.  Daring actually to do something about it requires full-on Kevin-Kostner Fields of Dreams crazy as in If you build it, he will come.

Nearly a dozen years ago, I came to the conclusion that the retained executive search model was upside down. Traditional search firms emphasized sales and worried too little about execution. At the time, 40% of retained executive searches failed to complete, a figure that was shockingly high and persists to this day. When nearly one-in-two executive searches results in failure, executive search buyers start longing for something better and they too start to wonder,“What if there were a better way?” It is why large corporations are standing up internal executive search teams, bringing executive search in-house. It is why LinkedIn is thriving. It is why The Good Search has seen a dramatic increase in our retained executive search business.

 

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The Good Search Named Top 50 Connecticut Woman-Owned Business

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The Good Search Counted Among Top 50 Connecticut Woman-Owned Businesses and Top 100 Diversity-Owned Businesses

Westport, CT: The Good Search, LLC has been named to DiversityBusiness.com’s Top 50 Women Owned Businesses in Connecticut 2012 and to Top 100 Diversity Owned Businesses in Connecticut 2012 . Recognized as one of Connecticut’s “Top Entrepreneurs”, the DiversityBusiness.com awards recognize The Good Search for its overall leadership and economic achievements.

“As a national retained search firm headquartered in the Greater New York City area, we are honored to be recognized once again for our business achievements in the state of Connecticut”, said Krista Bradford, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of President of The Good Search, LLC. She continued, “We have long been an advocate for diversity in the executive suite. In fact, one of our most popular service offerings helps insure inclusion of the best and brightest senior-level executives who also happen to be diverse — brilliant women and accomplished leaders of African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Asian, and Pacific Islander descent.”

This is the 12th annual listing of Connecticut’s top businesses by DiversityBusiness.com and the fourth time The Good Search has received the award. The companies listed on the Top Business Lists represent the Nation’s top multicultural and woman-owned business earners and challenge the long-held notion that a privately held business is small or insignificant. Winners are sought after by major corporations wishing to increase spending with small businesses. The Top Business Lists are compiled from companies which have revolutionized the strength and financial viability throughout our communities. Winners are sought after by corporations, government agencies and educational institutions who desire to increase opportunities with privately-held businesses.

The List
This List is a classification that represents the top privately-held businesses in the U.S., in sectors such as technology, manufacturing, food service and professional services. Large organizational buyers throughout the country who do business with multicultural, small and women-owned businesses use the list. The List is produced annually by DiversityBusiness.com, the nation’s leading multicultural social media site.

For the complete list of winning companies, please visit: www.diversitybusiness.comIn recognition of the economic power of privately held businesses, DiversityBusiness.com, the nations’ leading business-to-business internet site, has named The Good Search, LLC as one of the Top 50 Woman-Owned Businesses in Connecticut for 2012. Companies on the list will be honored later this month at an annual conference in Washington DC.

About The Good Search, LLC
The Good Search is a national executive search firm headquartered in Westport, CT. It is positioned as the next-generation alternative to contingency and retained search firms. Founded by an award-winning investigative journalist, the firm takes an investigative approach to search engagements, uncovering top talent others miss and delivering candidates faster and more cost effectively than traditional search firms.  Additional information can be found at http://www.thegoodsearchllc.com.

About DiversityBusiness.com
Launched in 1999, DiversityBusiness, with over 46,000 members, is the largest organization of diversity owned businesses throughout the United States that provide goods and services to Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, and colleges and universities. DiversityBusiness provides research and data collection services for diversity including the “Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities”, “Top 500 Diversity Owned Companies in America”, and others. Its research has been recognized and published by Forbes Magazine, Business Week and thousands of other print and internet publications. The site has gained national recognition and has won numerous awards for its content and design. It is a leading provider of Supplier Diversity management tools and has the most widely distributed Diversity magazine in the United States. DiversityBusiness.com is produced by Computer Consulting Associates International Inc. (CCAii.com) of Southport, CT. Founded in 1980.

The Good Search Launches New Research Division and Brand Intellerati

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The Good Search Launches Intellerati, a Talent Acquisition Research and Intelligence Division

Westport, CT: The Good Search, LLC has spun out an exciting new research division and has named it Intellerati. Intellerati offers recruiting research services to corporate executive search, talent acquisition, and recruiting teams.  Intellerati offers research in support of recruiting as well as custom intelligence that gleans insights through the study of the talent ecosystem.  Intellerati transforms research into actionable intelligence, giving employers the qualitative data they need to make the best hire, to diversify the executive suite, to inform workforce planning, and to deliver unprecedented ROI through the study of the talent ecosystem. Its custom research also informs merger & acquisition activity of private equity and corporate M&A teams.  The Intellerati blog, features commentary, analysis, and practical tips on talent acquisition research best practices.

“Talent acquisition has undergone a transformation in the last several years. We see an opportunity in that”, says CEO Krista Bradford. She continues, “The economy has hit the ‘reset button’ for retained executive search.  A lot of recruiting that went out to traditional search firms has gone in-house, but there also has been tremendous pressure to keep the recruiting headcount low. Consequently, corporate recruiters don’t always have the time, the resources, or bandwidth required to fill every opening. Our research services provide support wherever talent acquisition teams need it the most — whether its candidate identification and profiling, candidates development and screening, or in-depth interviews and calibration.  We also offer talent diversity pools,  succession benches, and custom intelligence.”

For more than a decade, The Good Search has  been a thought leader and proponent of driving superior results in search through more robust investigative research.  The Good Search was founded by CEO Krista Bradford, a former award-winning investigative reporter and television journalist.  Her blog, The Investigative Recruiter, is counted among the recruiting industry’s Top 20 blogs.

About The Good Search, LLC
The Good Search recruits luminaries in technology and media for some of the most successful and highly-regarded employers in the world. The Good Search does it in a way that no other retained firm has before. Our investigative approach delivers candidates clients never dreamed existed; its flat retainers eliminate conflicts of interest; and the firm hands over all the research, something traditional firms never do. Clearly, search has never been so good.

About Intellerati
Intellerati offers expert talent acquisition research and intelligence in support of corporate executive search and recruiting teams. Its investigative approach identifies, profiles, calibrates, and delivers top talent clients never dreamed existed. Founded by an award-winning investigative television journalist and staffed by investigative researchers, Intellerati has ways. Services include Recruitment Research, Diversity Talent Pools, Succession Benches, and Custom Intelligence.

We Love Recruiting Research So Much We Gave It a Name: Intellerati

Intellerati

We’ve have spun out an exciting new recruiting research division called Intellerati.  Intellerati services make executive search smarter and easier. Our executive search research is designed for the internal executive search function at leading Fortune 500 companies and for companies that require the best senior-level technologists.  We offer robust and flexible support, on demand. We deliver executive search research, technology recruiting research, and candidate sourcing for exceptional results.

Smart Sourcing. Genius Partner.

Intellerati is an executive search research firm that recruits board and senior-level executives for some of the most powerful and successful companies in media and technology. Like our retained search practice, The Good Search,
Intellerati is distinguished by more than a decade long track record of success in executive search. Intellerati services are just structured differently to give corporate executive search and talent acquisition teams the support they need.

We harness the actionable intelligence to reduce risk while we increase corporate recruiting success.  Typically, we collaborate with corporate recruiters and focus on the front-end of the recruiting process, delivering interested, qualified candidates. We are a firm that is incredibly adept as engaging senior level executives and technology luminaries, with connections in all the right places. We also offer a wide array of other services that include diversity talent pools, succession benches, and studies focused on a talent ecosystem for competitive advantage.

Research is the execution engine of executive search that identifies, develops, and ultimately delivers star talent.  Build a better engine and you create the ultimate recruiting machine.  As the first investigative recruiting practice in the nation, Intellerati offers a level of executive search research expertise you simply cannot find anywhere else. Our investigative approach to passive candidate sourcing reaches far beyond the standard recruiting resources to tap highly-placed sources and little-known databases.  We harness the power of computer-assisted research and proprietary technologies to gather information and then we analyze that data to convert it into actionable intelligence.  We stop  to connect the dots.  Ultimately, we deliver candidates you never knew or dreamed existed.

The Good Search Honored Top 50 Connecticut Woman-Owned Businesses

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The Good Search, LLC Named One of Top 50 Connecticut Woman-Owned Businesses.

Westport, CT: In recognition of the economic power of privately held businesses, DiversityBusiness.com, the nations’ leading business-to-business internet site, has named The Good Search, LLC as one of the Top 50 Woman-Owned Businesses in Connecticut – 2010. Companies on the list will be honored later this month at an annual conference in Washington DC.

This is the 11th annual listing of Connecticut’s top businesses by DiversityBusiness.com and the third time The Good Search has received the award. The companies listed on the Top Business Lists represent the Nation’s top multicultural and woman-owned business earners and challenge the long-held notion that a privately held business is small or insignificant. Winners are sought after by major corporations wishing to increase spending with small businesses.

“On behalf of the State of Connecticut, it is my pleasure to extend greetings and congratulations as you celebrate The Good Search, LLC’s recognition as a top business by DiversityBusiness.com,” said Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy. He continued, “I join with the staff of DiversityBusiness.com in commending The Good Search, LLC and all at the company who have worked hard to achieve this honor. This designation is a testament to your exceptional service and your dedication toConnecticut’s economic success in the future. Your contributions are a major assetto Connecticut’s business community and a great benefit to all of the citizens of the state of Connecticut. It is a pleasure to extend my words of tribute to the company. Please know that you have my best wishes for continued success in the future. ”

“The Good Search is positioned as a next-generation alternative to traditional search firms, one that delivers talent faster and more cost effectively than retained and contingency firms.  Early on, we made it a practice to advocate for diversity in the workplace because it simply makes the companies we serve more competitive. In addition to offering executive search and talent pipelines, we also offer diversity recruitment as a service for the employers that we serve,” detailed Krista Bradford, CEO of The Good Search.  She continued, “ It’s an honor to be considered one of the top woman-owned businesses in our state and are delighted to be in the company of the other organizations on this list who are having a positive impact on their communities and on the State of Connecticut”.”

The List
This List is a classification that represents the top small businesses in the U.S., in sectors such as technology, manufacturing, food service and professional services. Large organizational buyers throughout the country that do business with multicultural, small and women-owned businesses use the list. The List is produced annually by DiversityBusiness.com, the nation’s leading multicultural B2B Internet portal that links large organizational buyers to multicultural product and service suppliers.  The winning companies will be honored at a special awards ceremony at DiversityBusiness.com’s “11th Annual Multicultural Business Conference” taking place April 19 – April 21, 2011 at GayLord National Resorts and Convention Center on the Potomac in Washington D.C.  For the complete list of winning companies, please visit: www.diversitybusiness.com

About The Good Search, LLC
The Good Search is a national executive search firm headquartered in Westport, CT. It is positioned as the next-generation alternative to contingency and retained search firms. Founded by an award-winning investigative journalist, the firm takes an investigative approach to search engagements, uncovering top talent others miss and delivering candidates faster and more cost effectively than traditional search firms.  Additional information can be found at http://www.thegoodsearchllc.com

About DiversityBusiness.com
Launched in 1999, DiversityBusiness, with over 46,000 members, is the largest organization of diversity owned businesses throughout the United States that provide goods and services to Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, and colleges and universities. DiversityBusiness provides research and data collection services for diversity including the “Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities”, “Top 500 Diversity Owned Companies in America”, and others. Its research has been recognized and published by Forbes Magazine, Business Week and thousands of other print and internet publications. The site has gained national recognition and has won numerous awards for its content and design. It is a leading provider of Supplier Diversity management tools and has the most widely distributed Diversity magazine in the United States. DiversityBusiness.com is produced by Computer Consulting Associates International Inc. (CCAii.com) of Southport, CT. Founded in 1980.

IEEE Spectrum Magazine Features The Good Search CEO Krista Bradford

IEEE Spectrum Magazine Article

Krista Bradford is quoted in the IEEE Spectrum Magazine article called Networking Know How by Susan Karlin

. . .“The idea is to start befriending recruiters and developing relationships with influential people well before you need them, “ says Krista Bradford, a two-year IEEE member who runs Bradford Executive Research LLC, a technology-focused recruitment and research firm in Westport, Conn. . . .

. . . Be selective. Not everyone listed on a person’s connections list is necessarily someone they would endorse, and often people are added on a quid pro quo basis. Employers should note whom people are connected to in their networks and the seemingly ubiquitous names. “If someone is connected with real heavyweights or accomplished technologists, it gives me a sense they’re running in the right crowd,” says recruiter Bradford. “Other names I see attached to everybody, and I wonder how discriminating they are” . . .

. . .And despite privacy controls offered by some sites that limit what profile information is publicly readable, information can leak out. What makes someone a hoot at a party may not be perceived as the best endorsement of his or her professional skills – like the guy who lost a job when one employer noticed his full-body tattoos plastered on Tribe.net, a social and community networking site. “Be aware that if it’s searchable in Google, it’s fair game,” says Bradford. . . .

. . . Be specific. Be as detailed as you can in the kind of contacts and job information you’re seeking. When responding to job openings on a networking site, don’t send generic information and leave it to the recruiter to figure out how you can work with a company. You’ve taken the trouble to seek someone out. They should at least know why you’re there . . .