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New search: Erickson VP of Safety, Security & Compliance

March 14th, 2014 | Category:

Erickson, Inc. is the market leader in global aviation services. With the recent acquisitions of Evergreen Helicopters, Inc. and Air Amazonia, the combined company will be able to offer customers a complete suite of airlift solutions including heavy, medium and light-lift helicopters as well as fixed-wing aircraft for both cargo and passenger transportation. On a combined basis, EAC’s worldwide operations, broad fleet of 99 rotary and fixed-wing aircraft, Federal Aviation Regulation Part 135 Aviation Operating Certificates and Commercial Airlift Review Board certifications will enable the company to provide commercial, DOD, and other government customers with a comprehensive set of capabilities with multi-mission airlift service solutions. EAC will also be able to provide MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) support across transport service offerings to both internal and external customers. This complete suite of airlift solutions will increase EAC’s attractiveness to customers who have complex mission requirements and multiple airlift solution needs. 2012 revenue and EBITDA was $180M and $57.2M respectively for the pre-acquisition company; 2013 figures should grow substantially with the recent acquisitions.

EAC specializes in the operation and remanufacture of the Erickson S-64 Aircrane, a versatile and powerful heavy-lift helicopter. Through its Aerial Services segment, EAC owns and operates a fleet of 20 Aircranes and two support aircraft, which are used to support a wide variety of government and commercial customers worldwide across a broad range of aerial services, including firefighting, timber harvesting, infrastructure construction, and crewing. The Manufacturing/MRO segment provides aftermarket support and maintenance, repair, and overhaul services for the Aircrane (and other aircraft) and related components. EAC owns the Type and Production Certificates for the Aircrane, granting it exclusive design, manufacturing and related rights for the aircraft and OEM components. EAC is the only fully-integrated developer, manufacturer, operator, and provider of aftermarket parts and services for a precision heavy-lift helicopter platform.

The EAC/Evergreen fleet serves a wide range of customers, including significant passenger transport and airlift services for the Department of Defense and State Department. EHI’s operations span the globe, including a presence in each of North America, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Air Amazonia, based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is HRT’s in-house airlift supplier and provider of aerial logistics support. HRT is one of the largest independent Brazilian oil exploration companies. EAC/Air Amazonia will have a three year service contract with HRT to provide ongoing aerial services to support HRT’s on-shore oil exploration efforts in the Amazon.

Erickson was founded in 1971 and has grown its global footprint to 1200 employees (including both acquisitions) with services and subsidiaries located in Canada (BC), Europe (Italy), Malaysia, Brazil and primary manufacturing located in Central Point, Oregon. Erickson is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

The qualified candidate will have the following:

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New search: US Digital VP Marketing & Sales

February 26th, 2014 | Category:

 

US Digital is the global technology and performance leader in optical encoders and inclinometers. Applications incorporating US Digital products are broad and include stepper motors, DC brush and brushless motors, robotics, medical and lab diagnostic equipment, additive manufacturing, industrial automation, renewable energy and many other applications requiring position feedback. Motion control building blocks include incremental and absolute optical and magnetic encoders, inclinometers, drives, interface and support products. US Digital’s mission is to make their customers successful by inventing, designing, manufacturing, and quickly delivering the most practical and efficient motion control solutions worldwide.

Counter to the popular trend of outsourcing, US Digital’s core products are designed, manufactured, supported and shipped from Vancouver, Washington, USA. Their highly automated processes allow them to make cost competitive, high performance products, meeting the customer’s need for reliable supply chain management. From prototype to production, their vertically integrated design and manufacturing capabilities provide customers best-in-industry lead times and support. With this infrastructure, US Digital is positioned to handle continuous growth well into the future. They deliver with higher quality in days/weeks as compared to competitors who deliver in weeks/months.

US Digital began in 1980 in Los Alamitos, CA when founder David Madore could not find an encoder that would meet his design criteria. As a design engineer for a medical ultrasound company, he became aware of the obvious need for optical encoders that were practical, simple, reliable and available off-the-shelf. Today, to accommodate rapid growth, US Digital has relocated to a state-of-the-art 118,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility. Headquartered in Vancouver, WA, with a current head count of over 120 employees, US Digital is well positioned for future growth and success with profitability, no debt, ISO 9001 certification and vertical integration, all of which puts US Digital in the driver’s seat for delivery of products to a rapidly expanding market for products demanding more sophisticated and reliable motion control components.

The qualified candidate will have the following:

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Completed search: Tripwire VP Inside Sales

February 25th, 2014 | Category:

Brentwood recently concluded the Tripwire, Inc. VP of Inside Sales search. After conducting a national search process, Tripwire hired Bob Arms, previously VP of Customer Care/Sales at Intuit, who accepted the position and started in early February.  The Brentwood Group was honored to have been selected as the executive search partner for Tripwire on this critical position.

About Tripwire, Inc.

Tripwire delivers unprecedented risk visibility, business context and security business intelligence enabling enterprises to protect sensitive data and assets from breaches, vulnerabilities, and threats, through our trusted portfolio of high priority security controls. Visit the company’s web site at www.tripwire.com.

About The Brentwood Group, Ltd.

The Brentwood Group, Ltd. is a boutique executive search firm with a global reputation for identifying high-performing senior executive leaders for our high technology and alternative energy clients. For over 25 years, The Brentwood Group has recruited exclusively at the CXO, Board of Directors, VP and Director level for some of the most innovative, public, private and early-stage entrepreneurial firms. Visit www.brentwoodgroup.com.

New search: Ethertronics COO

January 3rd, 2014 | Category:

Ethertronics is defining the antenna interface processor space. Ethertronics designs and manufactures industry-leading embedded antennas for handsets, laptops, WLANs, GPS receivers, and Bluetooth devices, with over 1,000,000,000 antennas shipped in over 60 different devices. Their innovative and patented (120 issued or pending) technology (complete front end – not just antenna) enables more capacity, faster downloads and a better user experience. Carriers get more network capacity requiring fewer base stations, consumers gain faster downloads and longer battery life and OEMs gain a better user experience, easy low-cost design and quicker time to market. Current customers include Samsung, Huawei, ZTE, Nokia, HP, Dell, Lenovo, ASUS and many more.

Ethertronics’ core technology is Isolated Magnetic Dipole (IMD). This confines the current flow to the antenna element, optimizing the isolation of the antenna and reduces energy loss to surrounding componentry. This reduces energy loss due to interference with surrounding components and provides the OEM more freedom in product design. This also improves the overall performance, stabilizes antenna tuning and delivers a more efficient antenna. Additionally, IMD design is up to 30% smaller, very flexible in terms of shape and meets global SAR requirements.

Ethertronics generates approximately $100M/year in revenue and is rapidly growing. They have 225 employees worldwide with headquarters in San Diego, design centers in the US, China, Taiwan, Korea, France, and manufacturing in Korea and China. Investors include Sevin Rosen, Samsung, Bank of America, Ridgewood Capital, and others. With increasing revenue and gross margin, marquis customers and a strong investor base, Ethertronics is well-positioned for accelerated success.

The qualified candidate will have the following:

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New search: Gilbarco VP Engineering

December 11th, 2013 | Category:

 

Gilbarco Veeder-Root is the global leader in fuel dispenser technology and integrated fueling solutions, from the forecourt to the c-store. Both are a part of the Danaher (NYSE: DHR) family of companies. Gilbarco is the technology leader in the retail fueling business, and they know point-of-sale (POS) systems inside and out. With an installed base of over 30,000 POS systems across the U.S. and Canada, this is the most reliable convenience store equipment available. With a great heritage of creating popular, dependable and easy-to-use POS systems and creating the next generation of point-of-sale systems, Gilbarco has added the technological advancement and foresight needed for today’s ever-changing world.

The point of sales (POS) business is one of the three main strategic business lines of Gilbarco today. Within the existing IT infrastructure at retail petroleum stations in the U.S. and Canada, the POS is the central hub for all site transactions. Not only is the terminal used for transacting dry goods indoors, it is also responsible for driving and controlling the outdoor payment points within the fuel dispensers. The POS is also a critical link for data to the store’s back office system which is used to measure financial performance and other key metrics of a station’s success. Revenue is comprised of the sales of POS hardware, software modules, hardware peripherals, customer funded software development, recurring software maintenance, and help desk services, as well as various customer facing applications.

Passport is Gilbarco’s flagship product. It is certified for all major point of sale networks and interfaces with more third-party partners than any other POS system in the industry. Using the Passport POS system is the easy way to be the loyalty leader of c-store POS systems. With the most interfaces to third-party loyalty systems and powerful fuel discounting and merchandising, Passport POS helps operators capitalize on today’s craving for rewards and discounts. And Passport’s intuitive and user-friendly technology and powerful business tools make work easier. PCI compliance is simplified too, as operators can meet today’s and tomorrow’s requirements without needing costly upgrades to convenience store equipment. Passport is easy to use, generates superior loyalty, accurate reporting with remote access and support features and promotion options.

Gilbarco Veeder-Root is headquartered in Greensboro, NC, employs ~4000 people worldwide, has revenue in excess of $1.2B/year. The North American Point of Sale business accounts for ~$50M, currently enjoys the #2 market share position and is rapidly expanding.

Danaher is a Fortune 200, NYSE-listed, science and technology leader that designs, manufactures and markets innovative products and services to professional, medical, industrial and commercial customers. The company’s premier brands are among the most highly recognized in each of the markets they serve. The Danaher Business System provides a foundation to 63,000 associates around the world, serving customers in more than 125 countries. In 2012, they generated $18.3 billion of revenue from five reporting strategic segments: Test & Measurement, Environmental, Dental, Life Sciences & Diagnostics, and Industrial Technologies.

The qualified candidate will have the following:

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Completed search: Wacom VP Human Resources

November 4th, 2013 | Category:

Brentwood recently concluded the Wacom Technology Corp. VP of Human Resources search. Jamie Palfrey, previously Senior Director of Human Resources at FEI Company with extensive HR leadership experience at Novellus Systems, accepted the position and started in October.  The Brentwood Group was honored to have been selected as the executive search partner for Wacom on this critical position.

About Wacom Technology Corp.

Wacom is the world’s leading manufacturer of interactive pen displays, pen tablets and digital interface solutions. Wacom’s line of interactive pen displays, signature tablets, and software for business and education provide specialized solutions to meet the needs of these environments. The company’s vision extends worldwide, with offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. The American headquarters for Wacom, referred to as Wacom Technology Corporation, is headquartered in Vancouver, WA and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wacom Company, Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan (TSE: 6727). Visit the company’s web site at www.wacom.com.

About The Brentwood Group, Ltd.

The Brentwood Group, Ltd. is a boutique executive search firm with a global reputation for identifying high-performing senior executive leaders for our high technology and alternative energy clients. For over 25 years, The Brentwood Group has recruited exclusively at the CXO, Board of Directors, VP and Director level for some of the most innovative, public, private and early-stage entrepreneurial firms. Visit www.brentwoodgroup.com.

Completed search: EasyStreet VP Client Services

October 21st, 2013 | Category:

Brentwood recently concluded the EasyStreet Online Services VP Client Services search.  Jorge Zelaya, previously Director of IT, Cloud Services at Kronos accepted the position and started this month. The Brentwood Group was honored to have been selected as the executive search partner for EasyStreet on this critical position.

About EasyStreet Online Services, Inc.

EasyStreet offers a comprehensive range of IT infrastructure services that includes managed hosting and cloud computing, server collocation and high-speed connectivity. The company has a long-standing commitment to sustainable practices and operates multiple energy efficient, zero carbon footprint data centers. Visit the company’s web site at www.easystreet.com.

About The Brentwood Group, Ltd.

The Brentwood Group, Ltd. is a boutique executive search firm with a global reputation for identifying high-performing senior executive leaders for our high technology and alternative energy clients. For over 25 years, The Brentwood Group has recruited exclusively at the CXO, Board of Directors, VP and Director level for some of the most innovative, public, private and early-stage entrepreneurial firms. Visit www.brentwoodgroup.com.

New search: Tripwire VP Inside Sales

October 4th, 2013 | Category:

Tripwire’s industry leading and award winning IT security solutions reduce risk, ensures systems and data security, and automates regulatory compliance to solve the security configuration management, vulnerability management, continuous monitoring, and incident detection problems facing IT organizations of all sizes. Tripwire’s solutions can be utilized as stand-alone or be integrated with other IT security controls to provide risk-based security and compliance management solutions enabling enterprises to effectively align security initiatives with the objectives of the business (connect security to the business). With the broadest set of foundational security controls (FIM, SCM, VM, log and event management), Tripwire is positioned for market leadership and accelerated  growth. Tripwire currently has over 7000 customers in 96 countries, 400 employees and is highly profitable.

Covering a broad range of industries such as financial services, energy, media and communications, transportation, retail and hospitality, education, and the public sector, Tripwire’s customers range from mid-sized organizations to huge enterprises and its products are the solution of choice for 46% of the Fortune 500. Tripwire’s solutions are able to fully support the first four critical security controls of the SANS 20 Critical Security Controls and additionally support ten other critical controls on that list. Offering its customers the choice of agent, agent less, on-premise or cloud-based solutions, Tripwire’s security offerings cover the entire extended enterprise from the data center all the way to end points and third party infrastructure. Tripwire’s flexible and scalable deployment options allow organizations to select the products that best fit their needs to enable them to align security initiatives to the objectives of the business with confidence.

Tripwire’s solution portfolio consists of:

  • Security Configuration Management (SCM) is the end-to-end process that continually assures the integrity of security configurations and the information they protect, making it one of the most effective and cost effective security controls, and foundational to numerous regulatory standards and security frameworks. Using the largest and most robust library of IT configurations available, Tripwire’s solutions automatically measure and control the configurations of every device on a network, reduce the infrastructure’s attack surface and improve overall security and risk posture.
  • Vulnerability Management (VM) helps understand security risks on a global enterprise network and is essential to comprehensive IT risk management and for gaining confidence in a security program. Tripwire provides leading Enterprise Vulnerability Management solutions that include best-of-breed appliance-based vulnerability assessment and innovative cloudbased scanning for the extended enterprise.
  • File Integrity Monitoring (FIM) is key to ensuring that IT infrastructure is secure, compliant and operationally optimized. With Tripwire, organizations have continuous assurance and visibility of all change, a record of who made the change and an audit trail that gives customers the data to quickly troubleshoot and resolve security breaches and system outages and pass compliance audits.
  • Log and Event Management (LM). With the combined dynamics of the explosive increase in the volume of security and logged data and the increasing number of sophisticated targeted attacks, the need for a log intelligence layer in the SIEM market has emerged to provide high speed analysis and filtering of log and event data for faster detection of security incidents. Tripwire’s log intelligence solution reliably collects logs from across the infrastructure stack, can correlate events of interest with vulnerabilities or changes of interest detected by other Tripwire products to deliver only actionable and prioritized events to the IT security operations teams. It can also support other SIEM deployments by reliably collecting, filtering and forwarding critical events for further correlation and analysis.
  • Security Analytics and Visualization. Tripwire’s security analytics, visualization, and reporting platform integrates data from different security tools to truly measure business risk and speed information synthesis from across the organization’s IT ecosystem, providing CISOs valuable security business intelligence (including asset value, risk scoring and visualizations) from which to drive executive discussions.

Tripwire is a growing, highly profitable and well respected company that is transforming the security industry as demonstrated by its many awards such as SC Magazine honoring Tripwire with the 2011 Excellence Award as Best Enterprise Security Solution and the 2012 Reader Trust Award as Best Policy Management Solution and Tripwire being named Oregon’s Best 100 Companies to Work for five years in a row.  With solid financials, successful acquisitions such as nCircle and the full financial backing of Thomas Bravo, Tripwire is well positioned for accelerated growth.
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Completed search: Radisys VP WW Sales

September 30th, 2013 | Category:

Brentwood recently concluded the Radisys Corp. VP Worldwide Sales search. Stephen Collins, previously VP/GM, Americas Sales at Sonus Networks, accepted the position and started today.  The Brentwood Group was honored to have been selected as the executive search partner for Radisys on this critical position. Read the full press release here: http://www.radisys.com/2013/radisys-appoints-steve-collins-vice-president-of-global-sales/.

About Radisys Corp.

Radisys (NASDAQ: RSYS) is a market leader enabling wireless infrastructure solutions for telecom, aerospace and defense applications. Visit the company’s web site at www.radisys.com.

About The Brentwood Group, Ltd.

The Brentwood Group, Ltd. is a boutique executive search firm with a global reputation for identifying high-performing senior executive leaders for our high technology and alternative energy clients. For over 25 years, The Brentwood Group has recruited exclusively at the CXO, Board of Directors, VP and Director level for some of the most innovative, public, private and early-stage entrepreneurial firms. Visit www.brentwoodgroup.com.

Completed search: Erickson Air-Crane VP Safety

August 30th, 2013 | Category:

Brentwood recently concluded the Erickson Air-Crane, Inc. VP Safety, Security & Compliance search. Mike New, previously Senior Vice President, Corporate Safety, Security and Compliance at Korean Air, accepted the position and started in August.  The Brentwood Group was honored to have been selected as the executive search partner for Erickson on this critical position. Click here to read the news release.

About Erickson Air-Crane, Inc.

Erickson Air-Crane (NASDAQ:EAC) is an American aircraft manufacturing and operating company based in Portland, OR.  Founded in 1971, they are known for producing the S-64 Aircrane helicopter, which is used in wildland fire suppression and other heavy-lift operations.  Visit the company’s web site at www.ericksonaircrane.com.

About The Brentwood Group, Ltd.

The Brentwood Group, Ltd. is a boutique executive search firm with a global reputation for identifying high-performing senior executive leaders for our high technology and alternative energy clients. For over 25 years, The Brentwood Group has recruited exclusively at the CXO, Board of Directors, VP and Director level for some of the most innovative, public, private and early-stage entrepreneurial firms. Visit www.brentwoodgroup.com.