Perspectives

A Profile in Success

Kim Shanahan, Founder and CEO of accelHRate, shared her professional journey with Profiles in Success, an online publication designed to inspire current and future small-business owners with it’s collection of profiles that highlight personal stories and words of wisdom from a diverse group of business leaders in and around the Washington D.C. area. Cases cover a wide…

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Holly Kortright – SVP of People at Ellucian

Holly Kortright is the Senior Vice President of People at Ellucian. She has more than 25 years of experience in both Fortune 500 and mid-size organizations, working at companies like Deltek, Capital One, ExxonMobil and consulting firms Hay Group and Andersen Consulting with emphasis on organizational development, leadership and talent development, change management, consulting, and business…

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Virginia Tech NCR Pamplin Women in Business

We were thrilled to have hosted and sponsored our second Virginia Tech NCR Pamplin Women in Business event on March 30th. The event was held at fellow Virginia Tech alumni Jonathon Perrelli’s LifeFuels office in Reston, VA. We had an incredible group of students, alumni, and innovative business men and women from across Northern Virginia…

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Humana’s Tim Huval and the Power of Purpose

The Power of Purpose: Transforming the health of a company and the people it serves, beginning with its own. When Tim Huval joined Humana from Bank of America two and a half years ago as SVP and CHRO, he and his team were challenged with transforming the company from a traditional health insurance company to…

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Electronic Arts, Their A-Game … Building Strong HR Talent for the Future

What does a company that has a track record of building CHROs do when their Chief People Officer (CPO) is ready to retire? In this case, Electronic Arts had a great list of CHRO prospects to fill Gaby’s Toledano’s role when she announced she was transitioning out of the company recently. As highlighted in the…

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A conversation with Lisa Buckingham of Lincoln Financial Group

Lisa Buckingham Kim Shanahan – CEO of accelHRate HRO Magazine Many HR leaders often contemplate expanding their roles beyond HR. Many do not proactively seek these expanded responsibilities but are asked to take them on. How does an HR executive get there and how does he/she juggle the highly diverse responsibilities? Lisa Buckingham, Head of…

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Laurinda Pang: Journey to CHRO/CAO

You didn’t start in human resources. Describe your journey to become a CHRO/CAO. Laurinda: My career didn’t follow a predetermined path. I started in telecom in the heyday of telecom, cold calling and slinging long distance in New York for Allnet Communications. After being promoted to a new role, I started taking on project-based work…

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AccelHRate Gives Back

Our team members, Kelly, Megan, Liane, and Kim on Wednesday helped Women Giving Back prepare the store for Youth For Tomorrow. It was a lot of hard work but very rewarding just the same. accelHRate is a well-known and trusted retainer-based executive search firm that places CHROs and their direct reports across all industries and geographies….

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Millennials Heading to the C-Suite: Don’t Panic

There’s a little debate about when the millennial generation started. Some claim that it began as early as 1978, while others say that it originated in 1985. Let’s just say that somewhere in between those years, an entirely different generation was born. And it’s about to take over your C-suite, whether you’re ready for it…

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accelHRate Names New Research Manager

Fast-Growing Company Expands Research Capabilities Herndon, VA – accelHRate announced today that Nicholas Forde has been selected to head the company’s research function. Nicholas’s background includes over 15 years of experience in the industry, with extensive knowledge of the human capital function. He served as a Researcher and Global Knowledge Manager for the Human Resources…

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