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Krystal Ford McCann, Avanti Software’s New Client Implementations Manager

Krystal Ford McCann, Avanti Software’s New Client Implementations Manager

CALGARY, AB  —  Magna’s Executive Search division is pleased to congratulate Krystal Ford McCann on her recent appointment as the Client Implementation Manager for Avanti Software.

Krystal Ford McCann has over 10 years of experience working at Salesforce, Introhive, DataSift and Cvent, and at each of these organizations, Krystal has had a track record leading high visibility software implementation projects and customer success initiatives within the teams’ portfolios. The success Krystal has experienced thus far in her professional services career has been deeply rooted in fostering: Real-time management of direct reports, client projects and processes. As products and client needs evolve, Krystal believes it is imperative that services teams reflect on lessons learned through post-mortems and create a culture of learning. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of New Brunswick.

We could not be more pleased to follow Krystal’s journey at Avanti, and witness the impact that she will make in her new home.

About MES //

MES, Magna Executive Search division is quickly becoming North America’s leader in recruitment and is known for its ability to solve the most vital, strategic, and time-sensitive assignments no matter how challenging our clients’ requests may be. The MES team is dedicated to its commitment to apply resourcefulness, integrity, and professionalism to overcome the obstacles that commonly emerge in the quest to surface top talent. We pride ourselves on innovation, tenacity, and excellence at all times and are extremely passionate about pushing the boundaries to uncover exactly the candidates our customers most desire. We focus on ensuring exceptional client and candidate experiences and pride ourselves on being an ethical and accurate extension of our clients’ brand mission. Consider us your go-to partner for executive search.

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Stephanie Heckman, D-Rev’s New Director of Development and Partnerships

Stephanie Heckman, D-Rev’s New Director of Development and Partnerships

SAN FRANCISCO, CA  —  Our Magna team is extremely pleased to congratulate Stephanie Heckman on her recent appointment as the new Director of Development and Partnerships for D-Rev, non-for-profit Healthcare organization that closes in on the healthcare gap for underserved populations by designing and delivering medical technologies.

Stephanie Heckman is a values-driven philanthropy professional with fifteen years of experience in promoting well-being through building effective philanthropic partnerships. Who has Raised $30M+ for nonprofits, grassroots and international NGOs, with a meaningful impact on people’s lives. Global citizen with experience in Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Speaks French, English, Spanish. Having secured funding partnerships with Segal Family Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Tripping.com, Bergstrom Foundation, Mayor of San Jose’s Office, Airbnb, Office of Refugee Resettlement, and more. She is energetic & driven with a love of learning, holding a Masters degrees from the University of Edinburgh (Politics, Psychology, and Philosophy), most recently graduated with a Masters in Philanthropy Research (2020) – completed research Masters while working full time with global startup Foundation

Magna’s recruitment team conducted a national recruit for the opening on behalf of D-Rev. We are extremely proud of this announcement and wish Stephanie every success in adding D-Rev to the companies that he will be able to help influence and steer to new heights!

About MES //

MES, Magna Executive Search division is quickly becoming North America’s leader in recruitment and is known for its ability to solve the most vital, strategic, and time-sensitive assignments no matter how challenging our clients’ requests may be. The MES team is dedicated to its commitment to apply resourcefulness, integrity, and professionalism to overcome the obstacles that commonly emerge in the quest to surface top talent. We pride ourselves on innovation, tenacity, and excellence at all times and are extremely passionate about pushing the boundaries to uncover exactly the candidates our customers most desire. We focus on ensuring exceptional client and candidate experiences and pride ourselves on being an ethical and accurate extension of our clients’ brand mission. Consider us your go-to partner for executive search.

Need help with executive hiring? We’re here to help!

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Martyn Smith, Robroy Industries’ New National Business Development Manager

Martyn Smith, Robroy Industries’ New National Business Development Manager

GILMER, TX  —  Magna Search Group is excited to announce that Martyn Smith has recently been brought on as Robroy Industries’ new National Business Development Manager.

Martyn Smith has extensive experience in sales, business development, and the development of mechanical distribution channels in the construction and engineering industries. He joins Robroy from Russell Finex, where he worked for almost 9 years and is leaving his position as the National Sales Manager. Over the past decade, he has been focused on selling and leading sales teams in providing highly technical process equipment primarily to the food and beverage and pharmaceutical industries to ensure product quality and customer satisfaction. Martyn’s experience with mechanical channels is primarily surrounding valves, connections, and fittings in relation to connecting multiple components within a process line. He’s been involved in many new product launches that required intensive market research to ensure that the appropriate sales strategy is implemented to reach and generate interest with a specific target market. Martyn’s educational background included a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (B.S.) and a Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A) from Pfeiffer University.

Martyn’s combination of educational excellence, professional experience and knowledge in sales/business development make him an excellent addition to Robroy’s sales team. We are eager to follow his journey at Robroy and witness his success.

About MES //

MES, Magna Executive Search division is quickly becoming North America’s leader in recruitment and is known for its ability to solve the most vital, strategic, and time-sensitive assignments no matter how challenging our clients’ requests may be. The MES team is dedicated to its commitment to apply resourcefulness, integrity, and professionalism to overcome the obstacles that commonly emerge in the quest to surface top talent. We pride ourselves on innovation, tenacity, and excellence at all times and are extremely passionate about pushing the boundaries to uncover exactly the candidates our customers most desire. We focus on ensuring exceptional client and candidate experiences and pride ourselves on being an ethical and accurate extension of our clients’ brand mission. Consider us your go-to partner for executive search.

Need help with executive hiring? We’re here to help!

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Mark Stahura, Forum Communications’ New Product Owner

Mark Stahura, Forum Communications’ New Product Owner

FARGO, ND  —  Magna Search Group is pleased to congratulate Mark Stahura on his recent appointment as Forum Communications’ newest Product Owner.

Mark Stahura has more than a decade of Product Owner experience in the media, publishing and broadcasting space having worked with 1517 Media and Augsburg Fortress Publishers throughout most of his career. He joins Forum coming from 1517 Media, where he was a Sr. Product Owner for 6 subscription software products and 5 e-commerce sites. Having founded the Business Intelligence unit at 1517, he is adept at finding, analyzing, and using data to make informed decisions. Throughout his career, Mark has been instrumental in multiple product and site launches as well as the ongoing management of project Road Maps, Backlogs and other product lifecycle activities for these properties. He has extensive experience documenting requirements, personas, and user stories, and he has experience in personally creating wireframes that demonstrate the organization of information and functions of products so both stakeholders and developers can easily remain in lockstep throughout a project’s lifecycle. Though he is not a developer, Mark has an innate ability to understand how a system ‘thinks,’ enabling him to see consequences of a decision and lead the decision-making process to the healthiest conclusion.

Mark’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree (B.A, Music), Master’s degree (M.A) and a PhD (Music History and Theory). Additionally, he is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO).

Magna Search Group is extremely proud of Mark, and wishes him all the best as he begins his journey with Forum Communications. We are excited to see the positive impact that he brings to the team!

About MES //

MES, Magna Executive Search division is quickly becoming North America’s leader in recruitment and is known for its ability to solve the most vital, strategic, and time-sensitive assignments no matter how challenging our clients’ requests may be. The MES team is dedicated to its commitment to apply resourcefulness, integrity, and professionalism to overcome the obstacles that commonly emerge in the quest to surface top talent. We pride ourselves on innovation, tenacity, and excellence at all times and are extremely passionate about pushing the boundaries to uncover exactly the candidates our customers most desire. We focus on ensuring exceptional client and candidate experiences and pride ourselves on being an ethical and accurate extension of our clients’ brand mission. Consider us your go-to partner for executive search.

Need help with executive hiring? We’re here to help!

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Ami Patel, Outrider’s New Simulation Modeling Engineer

Ami Patel, Outrider’s New Simulation Modeling Engineer

BOULDER, CO  —  The Magna team is extremely pleased to congratulate Ami Patel on her recent appointment as their newest Simulation Modeling Engineer for Outrider, a rapid-growth company specializing in self-driving yard truck automation in the logistics sector.

Prior to Outrider, Ami Patel brings over 3 years of progressive industrial engineering and logistics engineering experience with UPS. She holds a Dual Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical, Biological and Material Engineering & Chemistry at University of Oklahoma. At UPS, Ami was on the planning team for the implementation of one of the largest automated UPS facilities from inception to completion. The implementation consisted of putting an automated hub together which included staffing plans, equipment needs, yard optimization, network optimization, coming up with new designs for their small sort operation. Prior to executing a new hub operation, she is also heavily involved in putting flow processes in place in efforts to map out the most efficient time in transit for their packages, and she’s also further mapped out the most efficient routes for drivers to get from their origin to destination.

Ami is extremely confident in all aspects of industrial engineering and simulation modeling and can not wait to hit the ground running with her new team at Outrider. We are very exited to follow her journey.

About MES //

MES, Magna Executive Search division is quickly becoming North America’s leader in recruitment and is known for its ability to solve the most vital, strategic, and time-sensitive assignments no matter how challenging our clients’ requests may be. The MES team is dedicated to its commitment to apply resourcefulness, integrity, and professionalism to overcome the obstacles that commonly emerge in the quest to surface top talent. We pride ourselves on innovation, tenacity, and excellence at all times and are extremely passionate about pushing the boundaries to uncover exactly the candidates our customers most desire. We focus on ensuring exceptional client and candidate experiences and pride ourselves on being an ethical and accurate extension of our clients’ brand mission. Consider us your go-to partner for executive search.

Need help with executive hiring? We’re here to help!

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Jane Pearson, AXON’s New Proposal Manager in Scottsdale

Jane Pearson, AXON’s New Proposal Manager in Scottsdale

SCOTTSDALE, AZ  —  The Magna team is extremely pleased to congratulate Jane Pearson on her recent appointment as the Proposal Manager, for AXON, a world leader in public safety and security technologies.

Prior to joining AXON, Jane Pearson was employed as a Sr. Proposal Analyst at Intergraph Corporation, having been with the company’s Safety & Infrastructure division since 2012. She has over 8 years of proposal management experience analyzing and responding to high-value public safety RFPs. Jane was also awarded Employee of the Year in 2018 for Hexagon Safety and Infrastructure’s US Public Safety division and obtained her Foundation Level Certification from the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) in 2019. She obtained her Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2017.

We are extremely proud of this announcement and wish Jane every success in her new role. AXON is very lucky to have her!

About MES //

MES, Magna Executive Search division is quickly becoming North America’s leader in recruitment and is known for its ability to solve the most vital, strategic, and time-sensitive assignments no matter how challenging our clients’ requests may be. The MES team is dedicated to its commitment to apply resourcefulness, integrity, and professionalism to overcome the obstacles that commonly emerge in the quest to surface top talent. We pride ourselves on innovation, tenacity, and excellence at all times and are extremely passionate about pushing the boundaries to uncover exactly the candidates our customers most desire. We focus on ensuring exceptional client and candidate experiences and pride ourselves on being an ethical and accurate extension of our clients’ brand mission. Consider us your go-to partner for executive search.

Need help with executive hiring? We’re here to help!

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Paul Burke, JSR Micro’s New Production Manager in Portland

Paul Burke, JSR Micro’s New Production Manager in Portland

PORTLAND, OR  —  The Magna team is extremely pleased to congratulate Paul Burke on his recent appointment as the Production Manager for JSR Micro, a leading materials supplier for the semiconductor industry.

Paul Burke is a high performing and proven Operational and Production Leader within the Semiconductor, Chemicals and Biotechnology sectors who has deep experience with liquid and electronic chemicals an acids. He is well versed in chemical formulations and filtration systems/components along with having compliance and safety oversight, alongside fire protection, and hazard and equipment reviews. Paul has 25 years of ultra-high purity chemical manufacturing experience with electronic chemicals such as liquids, gases, solids, metals, pyrophorics, and unit operations like distillation, mixing, filtration, drying, batch control, containers, cleanrooms, and contamination control. He’s created and managed complex production schedules with dozens of SKUs in 24/7 environments.

Paul has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Berkeley and an MS in Manufacturing Systems from Southern Methodist University. Paul is highly experienced in safety and environmental matters, and in management of change, energy control procedures, contractor management and permits.

We are extremely proud of this announcement and wish Paul every success in his new role. JSR is very lucky to have him!

About MES //

MES, Magna Executive Search division is quickly becoming North America’s leader in recruitment and is known for its ability to solve the most vital, strategic, and time-sensitive assignments no matter how challenging our clients’ requests may be. The MES team is dedicated to its commitment to apply resourcefulness, integrity, and professionalism to overcome the obstacles that commonly emerge in the quest to surface top talent. We pride ourselves on innovation, tenacity, and excellence at all times and are extremely passionate about pushing the boundaries to uncover exactly the candidates our customers most desire. We focus on ensuring exceptional client and candidate experiences and pride ourselves on being an ethical and accurate extension of our clients’ brand mission. Consider us your go-to partner for executive search.

Need help with executive hiring? We’re here to help!

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Henry Garcia, AlEn USA’s New Supply Chain Manager

Henry Garcia, AlEn USA’s New Supply Chain Manager

HOUSTON, TX  —  MES, Magna’s Executive Search division is thrilled to acknowledge Henry Garcia on his recent appointment as the Supply Chain Manager for AlEn USA.

Henry Garcia has worked for over 20 years in the Logistics, Warehousing, and Transportation industries, where he has held several leadership positions in significant companies managing medium size to large warehouse operations and being responsible for 100 – 500 direct reports. His last position was an Operations Manager/Site Leader at Amazon, where he worked for approximately 4 years. Henry holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Manhattan College in Organization Management with a minor in Economics. He is a proven leader with extensive experience in Warehousing, Inventory Control, Transportation, Budgeting, and Cost Initiatives. He is also well versed in Warehouse Safety, OSHA, and DOT regulations.

Henry is overjoyed to have found his home with AlEn USA and be given the opportunity to bring his Supply Chain experience to the leadership table and make a true impact at AlEn USA.

About MES //

MES, Magna Executive Search division is quickly becoming North America’s leader in recruitment and is known for its ability to solve the most vital, strategic, and time-sensitive assignments no matter how challenging our clients’ requests may be. The MES team is dedicated to its commitment to apply resourcefulness, integrity, and professionalism to overcome the obstacles that commonly emerge in the quest to surface top talent. We pride ourselves on innovation, tenacity, and excellence at all times and are extremely passionate about pushing the boundaries to uncover exactly the candidates our customers most desire. We focus on ensuring exceptional client and candidate experiences and pride ourselves on being an ethical and accurate extension of our clients’ brand mission. Consider us your go-to partner for executive search.

Need help with executive hiring? We’re here to help!

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Mike Leprieur, Great Little Box Company’s New Director of Operations

Mike Leprieur, Great Little Box Company’s New Director of Operations

RICHMOND, BC  —  Magna Search Group is thrilled to announce and congratulate Mike Leprieur on his recent appointment as the new Director of Operations at Great Little Box Company (GLBC).

Mike Leprieur has extensive experience in operations management with considerable exposure to Gemba Walks, Lean Principles, Value Stream Mapping and Kaizens. He has honed his skills in continuous improvement and lean manufacturing in a variety of industries including Food, Capital Projects, Nuclear Power and Pulp/Paper. Mike joins GLBC from Two Rivers Specialty Meats where he was the Director of Operations. Throughout his career, he has led many cross-functional projects that required working collaboratively with teams across all departments. While at Two Rivers, he led initiatives that reduced safety recordables by 60% through better understanding and calibration of risks. He also led Time Study Analyses on order picking that identified challenges in efficiency, and resulted in an action plan that increased order picking productivity by 18%. Mike’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in History (BA) and Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Victoria. Additionally, Mike holds Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Wilfrid Laurier University and designations as a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and Project Management Professional (PMP).

Mike’s professional experience coupled with his educational background, leadership experience and operations prowess make him an excellent fit for GLBC’s strategic outlook. We could not be more excited for Mike as he begins his journey at GLBC.

About MES //

MES, Magna Executive Search division is quickly becoming North America’s leader in recruitment and is known for its ability to solve the most vital, strategic, and time-sensitive assignments no matter how challenging our clients’ requests may be. The MES team is dedicated to its commitment to apply resourcefulness, integrity, and professionalism to overcome the obstacles that commonly emerge in the quest to surface top talent. We pride ourselves on innovation, tenacity, and excellence at all times and are extremely passionate about pushing the boundaries to uncover exactly the candidates our customers most desire. We focus on ensuring exceptional client and candidate experiences and pride ourselves on being an ethical and accurate extension of our clients’ brand mission. Consider us your go-to partner for executive search.

Need help with executive hiring? We’re here to help!

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Stephen Butterfield, Magnusson Klemencic Associates’ New BIM Modeler II

Stephen Butterfield, Magnusson Klemencic Associates’ New BIM Modeler II

SEATTLE, WA  —  Our Magna team is extremely pleased to congratulate Stephen Butterfield on his recent appointment as the new BIM Modeler II, for Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA).

Stephen Butterfield is a well respected, and highly regarded Senior Drafter with 8 years of Revit use and 10 years of total experience as a Draftsman. Stephen has worked on wood-framed hotels, apartments & houses, concrete parking structures with post tension slabs, masonry and steel office buildings, concrete tilt-up warehouses, and ground-breaking and unique projects. He sits with a Degree in Computer Drafting and Design at ITT-Technical Institute. Some of his most prominent projects include: University Parkway Office Building, Overstock’s Corporate Building, Replay at The Canyons Hotel, Hyatt House Hotel, Lone Peak – Retail and Apartment Building, Wollam Construction Building, Davis Vision Center, and Springhill Suites Hotel.

Magna’s recruitment team conducted a national recruit for the BIM Modeler opening on behalf of MKA. We are extremely proud of this announcement and wish Stephen every success in adding MKA to the companies that he will be able to help influence and steer to new heights!

About MES //

MES, Magna Executive Search division is quickly becoming North America’s leader in recruitment and is known for its ability to solve the most vital, strategic, and time-sensitive assignments no matter how challenging our clients’ requests may be. The MES team is dedicated to its commitment to apply resourcefulness, integrity, and professionalism to overcome the obstacles that commonly emerge in the quest to surface top talent. We pride ourselves on innovation, tenacity, and excellence at all times and are extremely passionate about pushing the boundaries to uncover exactly the candidates our customers most desire. We focus on ensuring exceptional client and candidate experiences and pride ourselves on being an ethical and accurate extension of our clients’ brand mission. Consider us your go-to partner for executive search.

Need help with executive hiring? We’re here to help!

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