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Braden B.

Austin, TX, USA
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Professional Experience

Senior Executive Search Principal, National Search, Scion Executive Search

February, 2020 - Current

Leads retained and contingent executive searches primarily for nonprofit leadership roles at nonprofits, foundations, and educational institutions throughout Austin, Texas, the San Francisco Bay Area and the United States primarily for domestic and international nonprofit organizations.

Managing Partner California - Nonprofit Leadership, Scion Executive Search

January, 2006 - February, 2020

• Earned listing on Forbes 2017 and 2018 “Best Executive Recruting Firms”
• Recruited with a focus and commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, placing 72% diverse candidates and 78% women executives in 2018
• Led 350+ retained and contingent executive searches primarily for nonprofit leadership roles at nonprofits, foundations, and educational institutions throughout California and the United States for domestic and international organizations
• Co-created and utilized a 10-step methodology in 2006 for the executive search process, employed a consultative approach, and recruited executives domestically and internationally maintaining a 95% retention rate for the first 2 years, and a 92% retention for the first 5 years on the executives’ jobs
• Focused and specialized on recruitment for Nonprofit CEO/CFO/COOs, Executive Directors, Vice Presidents, and Directors of all nonprofit organizational functional areas including: Administration, Operations, Development, Communications, Programs, Research, Evaluation, and Services, etc.
• Consulted with a variety of stakeholders including 5-15 person Board Search Committees, Board Presidents, CEO/Executive Directors, Human Resources Directors and Consultants, Staff, and Volunteers
• Employed innovative recruitment strategies managing an average day-to-day requisition load of 12 searches: 9 retained executive searches with a 99.7% close ratio and 3 contingent jobs with a 93% close ratio

Vice President / Co-Founder, Scion Staffing

January, 2006 - June, 2019

• Co-founded a LLC, then converted to a full-service staffing firm (S-corporation) with temporary/contract, direct hire and executive search divisions serving nonprofit organizations, companies, startups, corporations, and the technology sector expanding from two employees in one city to 30 employees in five cities
• Supervised 6-8 employees and several consultants in all divisions of the San Francisco branch office including temporary/contract, direct hire, and executive search in all speciality areas of Nonprofit Staffing, Corporate, Small and Medium Business and Startup
• Developed thousands of leads through business via cold calling, networking, referrals, email campaigns, social networking, sales presentations, and a 6-step sales campaign and also sold and serviced contract and contingency clients
• Instituted an all-staff paid volunteer day three times a year offering our hands-on service to our partner nonprofits

On-Site Staffing Manager at Waterpik Technologies, AppleOne

May, 2005 - December, 2005

Account Executive, Corestaff Services

May, 2004 - May, 2005

Human Resources Recruiter, STARTEK

September, 2003 - May, 2004

Operations Manager, Suite Options (Now Marriott ExecuStay)

February, 1998 - August, 2003