For Immediate Release
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 to Connecticut’s economic success in the future. Your contributions are a major asset to 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”.”
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
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 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 . . .
Recruited: Intel Corporation Vice President and Director of Research
The Good Search has successfully recruited David Tennenhouse to Intel Corporation for the role of Vice President and Director of Research. Intel Corporation is an American multinational semiconductor chip maker corporation headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Intel is one of the world’s largest and highest valued semiconductor chip makers, based on revenue.
At Intel Corporation, Dr. Tennenhouse is responsible for innovating an “open collaborative” approach to corporate research. His role at Intel Corporation, in part, is based on his earlier work as DARPA’s Chief Scientist and Director of its Information Technology Office. At both DARPA and Intel, he has been involved in the strategic planning and execution of programs related to a wide range of technologies, including networking, wireless communications, computer architecture, distributed computing, machine learning, search, data mining, image processing, robotics, MEMs, healthcare, nanotechnology, and biotechnology.
Dr. Tennenhouse is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and a Fellow of the IEEE. He is currently Director of Alverix, Inc., the Computing Research Association (CRA) and the International Computer Sciences Institute (ICSI). He is also an advisor to Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science and to the Mechanical Engineering Department at UC Berkeley. He has held academic appointments at MIT in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and in the Sloan School of Management. Dr. Tennenhouse holds a B.A.Sc. and M.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto and obtained his Ph.D. at the Computer Laboratory of the University of Cambridge.
Dr. David Tennenhouse successfully served at Intel as the head of research for 7 years. He now serves as Chief Research Officer at VMware in Palo Alto, California.
Recruited: Cappex.com Head of Conversion
The Good Search has successfully recruited Shawna Harris to Cappex.com for the role of Director Conversion and Analytics. In her new role at Cappex.com, Ms. Harris is responsible for driving traffic to the website and converting visitors into members.
Prior roles include Analytics Director at Omnicom Media Group where Ms. Harris was responsible for day-to-day analytics for the online media analytics for HP and their 4 business units. Before Omnicom, she was a Senior Consultant at Neo@Ogilvy, Business Intelligence and Product Manager at DoubleClick Performics, Business Intelligence and Business Analyst at Orbitz.com, Workforce Analyst at Allstate Insurance, Retail Business Specialist at McCain Foods, and Data Investigation and Analyst at Information Resources. Ms. Harris studied at Kalamazoo College with a Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Political Science, 1999.
Cappex.com is a comprehensive college search and scholarship portal that helps students and parents make college decisions. In addition to more than 3,000 college profiles with student reviews and college admission prediction tools like the What Are My Chances® Calculator, Cappex.com also allows parents and students to find their match from thousands of scholarships offered by companies and organizations around the U.S. Cappex.com also provides $11 billion in scholarships offered by the colleges themselves.
Recruited: Microsoft Principal Architect
The Good Search successfully recruited Wojtek Kozaczynski to the role of Microsoft Corporation Principal Architect for the Patterns and Practices Group. In his role at Microsoft Corporation, he is currently focusing on the development of the Smart Client Baseline Architecture Toolkit at Microsoft Corporation. He is also working with the tools groups on defining and development of guidance automation tools.
Since placing Wojtek, he has advanced to the role of principal developer in the Windows Server Cloud Infrastructure group at Microsoft, where he has been acting as the architect of the Standards-based Windows Management Infrastructure. For the last couple of years, he has been focusing on the Windows Server monitoring and diagnostics, as a critical part of that infrastructure.
Before joining Microsoft Corporation, Wojtek held a number of positions in the areas of development of enterprise software, software tools, and software-related research at Rational Software, System Software Associates, Andersen Consulting and the University of Illinois in Chicago. Wojtek’s areas of interests include software architectures, software reuse, software process, and software development automation. He has a Ph.D. in information and decision sciences from the Technical University of Warsaw, Poland and more than 30 journal and conference publications. He has coauthored a book and contributed to another book.
About Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, and personal computers and services.
Recruited: AOL Director Product Marketing
The Good Search has successfully recruited Cathy Peterson to the role of Director of Web 2.0 Marketing and Director, Brand Marketing at AOL, LLC in the Washington D.C. Metro Area. She is responsible for developing and implementing marketing strategies for subscription-based safety and computing services as well as establishing and managing marketing programs of the CNET partnership.
Since Placing Ms. Paterson, she has advanced to the role of Principal Marketing Manager responsible for Search Engine Marketing (SEM) at AOL in the Paid Services division. In this role, she is responsible for managing the in-house paid and organic search program for new customer acquisitions and member retention. She is also the business owner for the AOL Lifestore e-commerce site’s blog.
Previously, she was Senior Director of Marketing at Primus Telecommunications where she directed all marketing and sales initiatives for the Lingo.com e-commerce Web site and VoIP phone service. In addition, she developed and implemented the strategy for a $20M integrated, e-marketing program consisting of online media, search, affiliates, e-tail, partners, and email campaigns that produced over 125K subscribers and $30M in revenues. Cathy studied an Ohio State University with a BBA in Marketing.
AOL Inc. (previously known as America Online, written as AOL and styled as “Aol.” but commonly pronounced as an initialism) is an American multinational mass media corporation based in New York City which develops, grows, and invests in brands and websites.
AOL Director of Member Marketing & Campaign Strategy
The Good Search successfully recruited Ms. Genean Jones to AOL for the role of Director pfMember
Marketing & Campaign Strategy. As AOL Director of Member Marketing, she leads a team of marketing managers to deliver the company’s first operational member segmentation strategy.
Before joining AOL, Ms. Jones was Senior Manager, Marketing and Channel Development at Nextel Communications and Account Executive at ACS. Ms. Jones is a marketing executive with extensive experience in marketing strategy, segmentation, channel/field marketing, marcomm, and database marketing. She specializes in e-commerce, online/offline marketing, B2C & B2B targeting, and go-to-market planning & execution. Ms. Jones received a BBA Business with a Minor in Marketing and an MBA in Management at Strayer University,2006 – 2008.
Ms. Jones earned a B.A. in business administration and an M.B.A., with a concentration in management, from Strayer University.
AOL Inc. previously known as America Online, is an American multinational mass media corporation based in New York City which develops, grows, and invests in brands and websites. The company’s business spans digital distribution of content, products, and services, which it offers to consumers, publishers, and advertisers. Spun off from Time Warner in 2009, AOL has been reinventing itself as a brand company under the guidance of CEO Tim Armstrong, creating and acquiring a range of content properties. Major acquisitions include the purchase of technology news blog TechCrunch and the purchase of The Huffington Post.
Comverse Group President of Global Sales
The Good Search has successfully recruited Urban Gillström to the newly created position of Group President, Comverse Global Sales. Mr. Gillström comes to Comverse from Ericsson, where he served in a number of senior management positions over the last 15 years, including President of the Ericsson Enterprise business unit, President of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications (USA), and as a member of the Multimedia business unit’s management team since its inception in January 2007 at Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications.
Prior to his appointment as President of Sony Ericsson USA in March 2003, Urban held several positions within the telecommunications company Ericsson, Sony Ericsson’s Sweden-based parent company, and the largest supplier of mobile systems in the world. He served as President for Central America and the Caribbean, with Headquarters based in Mexico for one year and Costa Rica for two years. His previous experience includes serving as Vice President of Ericsson in Singapore. Before Urban worked as Director of Sales and Marketing for the Mobile Systems division of Ericsson covering the Latin America and Asia-Pacific regions. He has also served as Scandinavian Sales and Marketing Director for LSC Consulting AB, and Managing Director of Inter Marketing AB, a company he co-founded.
Urban graduated in 1991 from the Linköping Institute of Technology with a Master’s of Science in Industrial Management and Engineering, specializing in Electrical Engineering and Industrial Marketing. Urban also has a background as technical officer in the Swedish defense industry and the Swedish Army. He is a member of the board of the CTIA Wireless Foundation and the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce. Urban is based at Sony Ericsson’s U.S. offices located in Research Triangle Park in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.
Comverse is a leading provider of telecom business enablement solutions that support service innovation and smart monetization through a rich portfolio of BSS, Data Management and Monetization, Digital Services, Value Added Services, IP Communications and Professional Services. Comverse’s extensive customer base spans more than 125 countries and covers over 450 communication service providers serving more than two billion subscribers. The company’s innovative product portfolio enables communication service providers to unleash the value of the network for their customers by making their networks smarter. Comverse’s solutions support flexible delivery models, including on-site, cloud, hosted and managed services.
Zambeel Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
The Good Search successfully recruited Karl Schubert to the role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Senior Vice President of Engineering at Zambeel, Inc. in the San Francisco Bay Area. In his new role at Zambeel, Mr. Schurbert is responsible for leading and driving technology, engineering teams, and operations teams to produce the first and subsequent product releases for the world’s first Enterprise-class Network Attached Storage subsystem. Zambeel received some $66 million in funding with the backing of top tier venture capital firms including Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers (KPCB) and New Enterprise Associates (NEA).
Prior to joining Zambeel, Schubert was vice president and chief technical officer for Dell. Before joining Dell, he was a senior manager with IBM for fourteen years. He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, an M.S. in Engineering at the University of Kentucky, a Ph.D. in Engineering at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. (2010)
Zambeel was a network-attached storage (NAS) start-up in Fremont, California It was founded in September 1999 and backed by venture capital firms Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and New Enterprise Associates (NEA), raising $66 million in funding.
Google Assistant Treasurer
The Good Search has successfully recruited Tony Altobelli as Assistant Treasurer at Google. In his role, he lead sand manages a large team of highly skilled finance and investment professionals that carry out a sophisticated and world class Global Treasury strategy. In addition, he serves as Head of the global Portfolio Management Group. In that role, he developed the winning investment strategy and built a world class global investment portfolio management organization and investment platform to efficiently manage and optimize the investment returns on Google’s growing cash balances. Other responsibilities include Corporate Finance, Capital Markets, Capital Structure, Derivatives hedging Strategies, Debt Management & Debt Capital Markets, Commercial Paper Program, Financing Strategies, Strategic Investments, Structured Transactions, Investment Banking Relationships and Rating Agencies relationships.
Prior to joining Google, Mr. Altobelli was Treasury Manager Capital Markets at Hewlett-Packard where he focused on debt capital markets, debt financing, interest rate risk management, share repurchase strategies, tax-structured strategies, capital structure policy, dividend policy, cash repatriation strategies, and SOX implementation. Before that, Mr. Altobelli was Treasury Manager – Foreign Exchange Risk Management at Hewlett-Packard, and Senior Financial Analyst – Corporate Finance at HP.
Mr Altobelli has a Ph.D. in Finance from Michigan State University,1991 – 1996, an MBA Finance from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business,1989 – 1991, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, 1982-1986.
Google is an American multinational corporation specializing in Internet-related services and products. Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. Google’s innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top internet property and its brand one of the most recognized in the world