Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 28, 2016
“We are extremely happy to have Debbie on board,” said Rick Gray, TalentRISE Chief Executive Officer. “She brings a depth of cross-industry, cross-function retained search experience coupled with strong client relationships on either Coast that will accelerate our penetration of these geographic growth markets.”
Walsh has spent nearly 25 years in the talent strategy, acquisition and management field, most recently as a managing director at executive search firm Reilly Partners, and previously at Horton International. Prior to that, she served as Vice President of Strategic Talent at Zurich Financial, where she led executive recruiting, diversity and university relations, and was instrumental in developing a strategy for continued growth and excellence in talent acquisition for the organization. Before that, she operated her own retained search business, supported by a team of nine professionals, for 16 years, primarily serving Fortune 100 corporations such as IBM, HSBC, Pfizer, JPMorgan Chase and The Gap.
Debbie previously served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Lee Hecht Harrison, then the third largest executive outplacement firm in the U.S. She aided in the growth of the firm from five offices in the Northeast to 30 offices across the country. Her earlier career also included service to large corporations through a variety of leadership positions within the financial services industry including The Equitable and Travelers. Debbie is a frequent speaker on human capital management and related talent topics.
TalentRISE provides tailored, high-touch consulting and recruitment solutions to meet an organization’s most pressing talent acquisition challenges. The firm’s core service offerings, delivered by a partner-led team of senior consultants and expert recruiters, include retained executive search to fill critical leadership roles; on-demand, project-based contract recruiting for scalable support of internal resources; and talent acquisition consulting to help formulate a roadmap for sustained competitive advantage.