EXECUTIVE SEARCH | Director, Product Management | KICTeam

Director, Product Management

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The Company
Every industry, every company and every store depends on their technology to service and transact with customers. Any device that does not work properly will slow down or prevent them from doing business, and they lose money. Studies have proven that many devices aren’t broken, they are just dirty. Cleaning cards, wipes, pens and swabs are a fast, economical and simple means of cleaning equipment and maintaining their efficiency.

From KICTeam’s inception in 1997, the Company has been acutely focused on a single mission: to be the global leader in developing, manufacturing and distributing cutting edge disposable cleaning and maintenance products that keep step with advancing technology. Since the introduction of their original patented Waffletechnology® in 2004, KICTeam has educated hundreds of major companies across multiple industries, in the fast, easy, money saving techniques and the benefits of preventative equipment cleaning.

KICTeam’s products remove dirt, dust, oils and other contaminants from a wide range of business devices with specialized cleaning cards, wipes, pens and swabs designed to achieve maximum effect. KICTeam’s proprietary technology is the foremost product approved by such companies as Ingenico, Epson, Canon, Panini, Datamax, and JCM among other endorsements. KICTeam is committed to keeping businesses running efficiently by helping them match the proper cleaning products for their equipment.

KICTeam works closely with OEMs, forming extensive partnerships to develop exclusive custom products, ensuring the efficiency and extended life of their technology. The Company’s in-house engineering staff evaluates each device’s technical requirements and creates the exact card for the most effective result.


EXECUTIVE SEARCH | Chief Executive Officer | TriLumina

Chief Executive Officer


The Company

Laser Light Engines ® for advanced sensors

CarrotaryTriLumina, Corp. is a semiconductor laser technology company which develops, manufactures and integrates among the fastest and most powerful semiconductor laser solutions in the world. TriLumina infrared emitters are capable of high power illumination for laser radar (LiDAR) depth sensing. 

Developed from technology pioneered at Sandia National Labs in New Mexico, and with a patent portfolio of 8+ issued and numerous more pending, TriLumina’s innovations are anchored in VCSEL technology (ian acronym for Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers).


Founded in 2010, TriLumina is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Executive Search | President| FEN Learning

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REPORTS TO:      Sandbox & Co Board of Directors
LOCATION:         Boston, MA


Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the President will drive strategy, operations, and innovation for Family Education Network (FEN) Learning with particular attention on the TeacherVision division. S/he will have accountability for execution of assessing market and competitive trends and customer needs, and translating these into product solution strategies while providing strong business growth through subscription sales. The President will have full responsibility for the FEN Learning P&L.

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Executive Search | Chief Marketing Officer| OnCourse Learning






Chief Marketing Officer




OnCourse Learning Launches New Commercial and Consumer Lending Skills Courses, Credit Skills Diagnostic Assessments

OnCourse Learning Debuts Six New Real Estate Courses in Print

OnCourse Learning Announces Acquisition of Leading EMS Education Provider

Reporting directly to the CEO, the CMO will lead the overall go-to-market strategy, drive marketing execution and use data-driven insights to improve all aspects of marketing at OnCourse Learning. The CMO will lead a world-class shared services organization driving customer acquisition and revenue growth for both B2B and B2C markets.

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Executive Search | Director of Product Management, Assessment Products| Renaissance Learning


Director of Product Management, Assessment Products



                                    MINNEAPOLIS, OR MADISON, WISCONSIN



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Reporting directly to Brett Jenkins, Senior VP of Product, this executive will be responsible for driving the strategic plan for the assessment product line. This includes working closely with the product team as well as sales and marketing in order to align product enhancements with market and competitive pressures, and the Renaissance go-to-market strategy.

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BSG Team Ventures successfully completes Chief Learning Officer search for Human Capital Institute (HCI)



We are delighted to announce our placement of Courtney Vital as the Chief Learning Officer at Human Capital Institute (HCI), the global association for strategic talent management.

Courtney Vital is Chief Learning Officer for the Human Capital Institute (HCI). In this role she leads the growing function that provides professional development, certification, and training to HCI’s individual and corporate members around the world. Courtney’s team oversees all aspects of educational strategy, program development, instructional design, delivery platforms, faculty management, and operational execution. Developing engaging and impactful learning experiences through a blend of modalities is Courtney’s passion. Prior to joining HCI, she spent 10+ years at the Association for Talent Development (formerly ASTD). Courtney had the opportunity to lead and grow ATD Education into a global training operation that has developed more than 80,000 learners to date. Having spent her entire career in professional education and training, Courtney is proud to hold the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance© (CPLP) credential. Courtney earned a B.A in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a Masters in Adult Education candidate from Pennsylvania State University.

About Human Capital Institute (HCI)

HCI is the global association for strategic talent management and new economy leadership, and a clearinghouse for best practices and new ideas. Their network of expert practitioners, Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 corporations, government agencies, global consultants and business schools contribute a stream of constantly evolving information, the best of which is organized, analyzed and shared with members through HCI communities, research, education and events. For more information, please visit

About BSG Team Ventures Education Practice

For almost two decades BSG Team Ventures has been an active participant in the growth of the Education industry, with a track record that includes more than 250 senior-level searches for companies big and small, public and private, for-profit and not-for-profit, at the VP level and above. Many of these have been with private equity partners.

Its industry expertise comprises the full spectrum of education markets–K-12, postsecondary, corporate, and consumer–and products and services that include distance learning, SES and EMO, administrative and curricular technology solutions, assessment, teacher professional development, for-profit college education, and corporate training. Clients have gone public, merged, been acquired, raised and invested capital, grown through acquisition, and, with most, thrived under strong leadership.

BSG’s commitment to the industry also goes beyond executive search. As sponsor and panelist for such industry events as the GSV Summit, Capital Roundtable’s Private Equity Investing in For-Profit Education Companies; APSCU’s Education Industry Finance and Investment Institute and Senior Executive Management Seminar; and the SIIA Ed Tech Industry Summit, BSG has remained persistent in its belief that competence as a service provider begins with knowledge of an industry’s people, companies, niches, and trends.

Executive Search | Chief Technology Officer (CTO)| OnCourse Learning


Chief Technology Officer (CTO)


OnCourse Learning Launches New Commercial and Consumer Lending Skills Courses, Credit Skills Diagnostic Assessments
OnCourse Learning Debuts Six New Real Estate Courses in Print
OnCourse Learning Announces Acquisition of Leading EMS Education Provider

Reporting directly to the CEO, the CTO will define and drive all technical aspects of the company while overseeing the design, development, delivery and management of OnCourse’s learning services and solutions. The CTO is actively engaged in the development and maintenance of a comprehensive strategic plan with goals and objectives that support and advance the company’s strategic plan. The CTO will work in a consultative fashion with other department heads, such as marketing, production and operations as an advisor of technologies that may improve their efficiency and effectiveness while maintaining customer service  with the highest regard.

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[CLOSED] Executive Search | Vice President Business Development| Burning Glass





Vice President Business Development

REPORTS TO:             CEO
WEBSITE:                    HTTP://BURNING-GLASS.COM/



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The Vice President of Business Development will extend Burning Glass’s reach with key strategic partnerships. This includes but is not limited to learning management systems and other education infrastructure companies, online training providers and MOOC’s, certification bodies and industry associations, publishers and content companies, online program management firms, and others who see job mapping at the nexus of learning and workforce readiness. As a member of Burning Glass’s senior leadership team, the Vice President will be a key participant in the company’s strategic planning process. This is an opportunity for an innovative and collaborative leader who is results oriented, committed to building high potential channel and partnership relationships, and who possesses strong communication skills.

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Chaos & Disruption in the Consumer Sector – And a Path Forward by Susan Hawkins


This article was originally posted on LinkedIn.

Some Takeaways from a recent ACG Boston Industry Spotlight Series

The Crisis in the Retail Landscape Continues…

According to the keynote speaker Paul Raffin, CEO and Founder of The Merchant Matrix, “The Rush to the Bottom” with cheap goods and outmoded sourcing solutions has eroded the value proposition of traditional retailers.  The retail sector has lost its ability to create theatre, strengthen connections and build on shared experiences. Even stellar luxury retail brands are hurting as customers (particularly millennials) are resisting the lure of branded status offerings.

The result? “A death spiral” as retailers watch disruptors such as Amazon ($100 billion in sales) grow exponentially. We can expect more store closings and an overall scale back of retail space in the US. Malls will be repurposed as entertainment centers with a growing focus on food and recreation.

There is a way out…

However there are alternatives to this decline. Raffin cited the innovation of subscription models such as Rent the Runway that focus on short-term rentals of party dresses and accessories and Whole Foods entering new more price sensitive markets with its 365 brand. Renting vs. owning is growing as a concept particularly with Generation Z and the millennials who are now the largest generation in the country. He called out the success of Pirch, the home goods store based on the twin concepts  of “joy” and “embrace the awesome” replete with showrooms that reflect the “test drive” experience including working showers.

The food industry, including restaurants, is thriving…. More…

What Is a VP of Business Development, Really? by Todd Hand

Woman's hand is drawing a business flowchart on the glass screen. A concept of starting your own business. Brainstorm.

This article was originally posted on LinkedIn.

If you were to ask five different CEO’s what they each looked for as an ideal candidate for VP of Business Development, you would likely receive five different answers. And, some of those answers might even be a little vague. Why? Because the role of VP of Biz Dev is one of the most varied and misunderstood job. Qualifications and experience for all VP of Biz Dev positions are driven primarily by the type of company the role works for, and where that organization is in its lifecycle.

To help explain Biz Dev, let’s first start with what it isn’t; it is not sales, it is not marketing, and, it is not product management. However, the role can, and often does, include functions of each of those responsibilities, as well as others, such as finance and M&A. The full list of responsibilities and job expectations for a VP of Biz Dev depends on several important factors about the company looking to fill this role.

As an executive recruiter for over 20 years, CEOs often ask to brainstorm before launching a search. I strongly encourage these types of discussions. The reason these early conversations are necessary is that they help my clients and me formalize a solid list of desired candidate experience. These conversations are also the right time to address current market conditions and begin to outline talent compensation packages.


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